When the dentist does find evidence of decay, you can have the cavity repaired in our office as well. We offer bonded tooth-colored composite resin fillings, which are not only more attractive but they also preserve more of your natural tooth structure.
Tooth-colored fillings have several advantages: they look natural, and they actually bond to your teeth, providing a better seal to prevent further decay. They also insulate better against hot and cold, and can be repaired easily if they wear down.
Composites can also be used for a procedure known as bonding. Composite bonding is a method used to correct minor tooth imperfections or to close spaces between teeth to make them more uniform and attractive. Bonding can also be used to lighten teeth that cannot be treated effectively by whitening. During the single visit appointment with Dr. Maxey or Dr. George, a selected tooth-colored composite is applied to the front of the tooth and then sculpted to create natural-looking results. While bonding is not as durable or color-stable as veneers, with the use of modern materials these restorations nevertheless rival the tooth’s natural strength and appearance.
From Our Blog:
Do you have discoloration on your tooth? Are you wondering whether a dark spot on your tooth is purely cosmetic in nature, or is it the sign of an oral health condition like tooth decay? Most of the time, tooth discoloration is caused by external factors like darkly colored foods and drinks that stain teeth. Even though a dark spot on your teeth is likely just a cosmetic issue, it’s still a good idea to visit our dentists for a checkup just to make sure your oral health is in good standing. Read More…
Dental imperfections can ruin your appearance. Your cosmetic dentist can provide you with a treatment plan that will fit your timeline and budget and with today’s materials and dental procedures, you can enjoy a smile makeover that will rival the most perfect natural smile.
Drab, discolored teeth; misshapen or crooked teeth; stained or decayed teeth; unwanted gaps between teeth; or to replace missing teeth … cosmetic dentistry has become mainstream and affordable for most patients allowing individuals of all ages to redo their smile.
Teeth Whitening: As we age, the shade of teeth are impacted by foods, beverages, tobacco use, lackadaisical hygiene habits, some medications, or illness. Removing stains and lightening teeth multiple shades can provide a magnificent smile improvement. In-office whitening can be accomplished in one brief visit or take-home kits are available for patients who wish to whiten at their own pace in the comfort and privacy of their own home. Either method allows the patient to obtain the maximum benefit under the care of their cosmetic dentist. Read More…
With the advanced techniques of modern dentistry, there’s no need for patients to settle for anything less than a stellar smile.
If you weren’t born with a perfect set of pearly whites, don’t despair. Your Grand Prairie TX cosmetic dentist can intervene to transform your smile. Your comprehensive smile makeover may include treatments ranging from veneers to teeth whitening.
Your cosmetic dentist can use a variety of procedures to overhaul your smile. Some may correct major issues, while others address minor flaws.
One significant problem that can be fixed through cosmetic dentistry is a gap left behind by a missing tooth. In the past, patients often resigned themselves to an unattractive prosthetic solution, but today’s dental implants offer a vast improvement for tooth replacement. They’re durable, stable and custom-designed so it’s nearly impossible to tell a dental implant from the natural tooth right next to it. Read More…