Immediate attention is necessary. Through a series of periodontal cleanings, root planing and scaling, laser therapy and local antibiotics, the condition can be controlled. Severe cases may require surgery.
There are a few but none that should cause alarm.
Silver fillings are known as amalgam fillings and have been around for decades.
Made from a metal alloy, the metal expands and contracts as hot and cold food or drinks are placed in the mouth. This allows for little bacteria to enter the tooth once it is filled. The tooth remains healthy and strong.
White fillings, also known as composites, are made of plastic or glass polymers. Cavities are filled with a substance that will look and feel just like an tooth. This restoration is created with a resin material and fits tightly into a tooth to prevent decay. Rather than a gray or silver material in your mouth, the composite color will match the tooth color.
There are numerous ways. Dental procedures that will improve the look of your smile include teeth whitening, bonding, veneers, crowns or bridges and dentures.
Contact Riverview Dental today at 860.423.5518 to speak to a member of our team. A customized treatment plan will be prepared just for you.
Whitening is a cost-effective and safe procedure to restore teeth to their original sheen. Over the years, fluoride has been added as a whitening product because it reduces the risk of tooth and gum sensitivity. Tooth whitening is monitored by your dentist and only done after an exam and a comprehensive cleaning are completed.
Whitening can last for years, if maintained properly. Beverages such as coffee, tea, cola and wine will reduce the whitening. Remember, if it can stain a white shirt, it will stain your smile!
The average implant procedure requires 3 to 4 visits. The first visit is to X-ray the implant area, take an impression that will serve as a surgical guide, and create a temporary prosthesis to cover the implant.
The next visit will place the implant after a local anesthesia is applied. A minor incision is made by the dentist where the implant will be placed. The implant is then inserted into the jaw bone and sutures close the wound. The procedure.
You will return in about three months when the porcelain crown is ready to cover the implant.