Dr. Rick Root is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and he offers a variety of services to help you feel great about your smile. Dental bonding is a good solution for chips, breaks, and gaps in your front teeth. Porcelain crowns offer the strength of traditional crowns.
Porcelain crowns closely mimic the translucency and color variations of natural teeth, but do not have the same drawbacks as traditional crowns. Crowns are traditionally made of porcelain fused to a metal base. The result is a very strong crown that can withstand the pressures of chewing but that is also thick and opaque to cover the darkness of the underlying metal. In addition, when the crown is first placed, the gums cover the dark base, but when they recede a bit over time, they reveal the characteristic dark gumline we associate with crowns. Porcelain crowns are just as strong without compromising on translucency and beauty.
Dental bonding is great for covering small imperfections and resolving small cavities in your front teeth. In this procedure, the area to be corrected is first roughened and etched. Then a bonding agent is applied, followed by the composite restoration material. Dr. Root will then shape the material to match your natural teeth. After it’s finished, it will be indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
When you’re ready to find out how these services could help you feel more confident, call us or fill out our online Request an Appointment form. We’ll be happy to help you find an appointment time that fits your schedule.