Your teeth are composed of two main parts: The Crown is the part visible above the gum. The Root is the part below the gum that holds your tooth firmly in your jaw bone. If the crown of your tooth becomes weakened by decay or fractures, it can be restored and strengthened by an artificial crown. Artificial crowns are covers which fit over a damaged or badly stained tooth. They look natural and require only the same care necessary for your natural crowns. Talk to Dr. Tan and Dr.Crosby today if you would like more information.
A bridge is an artificial tooth used to replace one that is missing. It is attached to your neighboring teeth. One of the benefits of using a bridge to replace a missing tooth (or teeth) is how natural it looks and feels. With proper care, bridges can last for years. See us today if you would like to “bridge the gap” in your smile!
Bonding is a painless procedure used to restore damaged, discoloured or misaligned teeth. Your dentist applies a plastic putty called Composite Resin to the surface of the tooth, shaping it to cover chips or other problems. The resin is then exposed to a bonding light until hardened. When it has been smoothed and polished, your teeth will look better and feel great!
Silver fillings are composed of a mixture of metals, as for many years; silver amalgam has been the standard restorative choice for molar teeth. With the advent of modern technology, composites that match the shade of your tooth are now a great alternative. Composites offer strength, durability and give you a beautiful white smile!Esthetic inlays and onlays are natural looking, tooth colored fillings. They can be made from either composite or porcelain and are now strong enough to be placed in back teeth. You can even have your old silver fillings replaced with esthetic inlays and onlays. Esthetic inlays and onlays offer you all the benefits of a filling, while maintaining the natural beauty of your smile. Replacing old silver fillings with esthetic inlays and onlays can help you regain that natural beauty for years to come! If you have any questions, speak with Dr. Tan and Dr. Crosby today!
Porcelain Veneers are one of the ways many people obtain a beautiful white smile. Lumineers are custom-made, ultra-thin, porcelain shells that are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth. They are durable and can match the existing colour or whiten your natural teeth. In as little as two visits, you can have custom-made lumineers permanently bonded to your teeth. Lumineers are a great way to correct crooked, cracked, discoloured, and misshapen teeth.
Improve your quality of life, dramatically improve your chewing ability and regain your confidence in public with dental implants!If you are looking for a way to replace a missing tooth that is most similar to your natural one, an implant may be your solution. Dental implants are small, sturdy, titanium posts, that act as the root structure would for a natural tooth. A dental implant is placed into your upper or lower jaw bone. After the bone has grown around the implant, implants can hold a crown, bridge or over-denture just like roots hold natural teeth in place. Implants are very durable and can last a lifetime. They require the same maintenance as natural teeth; this includes brushing, flossing and regular dental check-ups.
Dentist-prescribed home whitening is a new whitening alternative. It combines the convenience of at-home whitening products with the assistance and expertise of your dentist. Here’s how it works: We take a model of your teeth and use it to make a custom-fitted tray. Then we provide you with instructions for application of the tray, which contains whitening gel. You wear it each day or night for as little as 1 hour, only returning to have the procedure monitored. Patients often see results after the first day. A significant change can be noticed in as little as 3 days. Maximum results will be achieved with use over a 4 to 6 week period. For further information, please speak to a team member today!