Tooth-Colored Fillings and Crowns
Tooth-Colored Fillings And Porcelain Crowns In Midlothian VA
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At White & White in Midlothian VA, the dental health and well being of each of our patients is our primary concern. As a general rule we do not use metal crowns, restorations, or compounds containing metals, unless it is absolutely necessary. Instead, we rely on composite tooth-colored filling material to repair decayed, chipped, cracked, worn or broken teeth.
Most white fillings used in cosmetic dentistry today contain either glass or quartz filler finely ground to a particle the size of a micron or less (one micron is equal to 1/1000 mm) bound together in a plastic resin. These pre-mixed fillers in paste form contain a light-activated catalyst. When we hold a bright light of a specific wavelength near the paste it hardens to a very dense and durable composite material. This process is called light curing.
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- Porcelain crowns
- Tooth colored fillings
- Crown restoration
- Filling repair and replacement
- Restorative dentistry
- Cosmetic dentistry
- Sedation dentistry
Getting White Fillings
Getting white fillings is a simple process at our practice near Richmond and Bon Air. First we first remove affected portion of the tooth. We then thoroughly clean the area and carefully prepare it for the new white filling. If we find the decay is near the nerve of the tooth, we apply a special medication or a laser dentistry treatment for added protection. We then repair the tooth with the composite filling closely matched to the color of your teeth, carefully shaping and polishing your tooth to its original shape and function. As with many other dental restorations, composite fillings may someday have to be replaced. Nonetheless they are very durable, and will last many years, giving you a long-lasting, beautiful smile.
Getting Porcelain Crowns
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When damage to a tooth is advanced, we replace the decayed or broken area with a white filling and cap the tooth with a crown. Our porcelain crowns are color-matched to your other teeth to restore your smile. Porcelain crowns permanently repair damaged, chipped, or decayed teeth and provide a trouble-free and functional bite. We take pride in offering attractive porcelain crowns that add to the beauty of your smile in a natural way. Porcelain crowns normally last 20 to 30 years.
Time for an appointment to discuss tooth colored fillings? Contact us today at our Midlothian, VA dental office if you are in the Richmond area, including Bon Air!