Your smile is important. It is the first thing that people notice about you and can say a lot about you before you ever say a word. Your smile plays an integral role in the impressions that you make on others. Any imperfections in your smile can significantly impact its quality as well as the impressions you leave. At State Street Dental, we can improve the appearance of your smile, and your quality of life, with cosmetic dentistry.
CEREC Same Day CrownsCrowns are a common treatment for restoring the health of damaged or decayed teeth. A crown is a cap-like restoration that encases the entire visible surface of an affected tooth. It helps to prevent further damage and infections. It also functions to restore the strength of the tooth and prevent the need for extraction. Traditionally, a crown requires two separate appointments and the use of a temporary restoration.
Crowns can be made from many different materials. Ceramic is one of the most popular materials because it looks exactly like your natural teeth. It can be stained to match the exact color of the rest of your teeth, and it reflects light just like natural tooth enamel. We are also able to provide you with a crown in a single visit, preventing the need for a temporary restoration and additional appointments with CEREC same day crowns.
With this technology, we take a digital impression of your mouth after preparing the tooth. Specialized software enables us to custom design a ceramic crown just for you. This information is sent to our in-house milling unit. A block of ceramic is placed inside the machine, and the crown is cut out. We can make any necessary adjustments on the spot. You leave the office in one appointment with your smile perfectly restored.
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Composite FillingsFillings are a common treatment for cavities. Composite fillings use composite resin, a tooth-colored material made up of plastic, fine glass, and other substances. This metal and mercury-free filling provide an alternative to amalgam fillings. Unlike amalgam, which is silver in color, composite fillings match the color of your natural teeth. These fillings are often used to treat cavities affecting teeth near the front of your mouth. The material blends in perfectly with the surrounding tooth structure.
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BridgesA bridge is a traditional solution for replacing a missing tooth. There are a few different types of bridges, but a fixed bridge is the most common. It consists of a replacement tooth, called a pontic tooth. This tooth fills the empty space left behind by your missing tooth. Two crowns, one on each side of the pontic tooth, function to hold the bridge securely in place. Bridges are typically made from porcelain, a material that can be stained to match the exact color of your natural teeth. The material also reflects light just like your natural tooth enamel. With a porcelain bridge, your smile is perfectly restored, as are the functions of your missing tooth.
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Composite BondingEven minor flaws in your teeth can significantly impact the quality of your smile. Composite bonding is a simple, straightforward, non-invasive treatment for improving the appearance of teeth affected by small chips, cracks, or spacing issues. Bonding can also treat teeth that are small or oddly shaped. Bonding uses composite resin to improve the appearance of your teeth. Made up of a mixture of fine glass, plastic, and other materials, composite bonding bonds to the surfaces of your affected teeth, completely transforming their appearance and greatly improving the quality of your smile.
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Smile MakeoverIn many cases, the quality of your smile can be affected by several issues. In these instances, a smile makeover may be recommended. This is a completely customizable treatment that involves the use of several treatments. A thorough oral exam is needed to determine the exact issues affecting your mouth and the treatments you need. With a smile makeover, we can help you to achieve the smile you have always dreamed of.
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Inlays & OnlaysDental inlays and onlays are considered a type of indirect filling, which means they are manufactured outside of your mouth (typically in our lab). This differs from traditional dental fillings, which are created and shaped directly at the affected site. While they may require multiple appointments to fit and finalize properly, they tend to be a very reliable restoration option for our patients. They are generally used in cases where the tooth decay has advanced to such a point that a traditional filling may no longer be adequate.
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Dental VeneersA dental veneer is a type of dental restoration that can greatly improve the appearance of a patient’s smile. It consists of a thin porcelain sheet that is placed directly over the affected teeth. These are a durable, reliable, and long-lasting restoration option. Not only is it resistant to staining, but it is also quite strong and attractive.
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Cosmetic dental procedures allow us to help improve the quality of your smile, which can also help to improve your overall quality of life. For more information, and to schedule your consultation, call State Street Dental today at (971) 332-3020.