A filling is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape. New modern dental materials make it possible to restore most teeth with tooth colored composite fillings. If you have a tooth that requires a filling, the dentist will first remove the decay, clean the affected area, and bond the composite filling material in place. The custom filling creates a natural appearance, and is less noticeable than the old silver fillings done in the past.
Of all the methods available today for changing and improving the look of your smile, porcelain veneers are among the most successful with our patients. A small amount of tooth structure is removed to make room for the veneers, which are constructed in the dental lab, and bonded to the tooth. Veneers can be used to correct worn, discolored, chipped, malpositioned, or irregular teeth. Some advantages of porcelain veneers over bonding include increased longevity, more translucency, and increased resistance to fracture and staining.