A veneer is a thin(.3 -1.5mm) porcelain facing that is bonded(glued) to the front of the tooth. Veneers are used to reshape, realign, repair, whiten, and overall improve your smile.
Bonding is using a tooth colored filling material to close gaps between teeth, repair chipped or cracked front teeth or reshape a tooth.
Crowns completely cover the entire tooth to provide strength while restoring the tooth back to its original shape, form and function. Crowns can be gold, porcelain, or a combination of both. Crowns also restore dental implants.
Known as composites, tooth colored fillings are a durable resin, which when matched well, you can’t tell they are there. They are much more attractive than metal fillings, as durable, and more conservative – not having to remove good tooth structure.
A Dental implant is a Titanium post that replaces the root of tooth when a tooth is lost. The bone integrates with the implant making it very solid. The implant is restored with a crown.
A Bridge is essentially several crowns attached to each other in order to span a missing tooth.
We offer three different types of whitening to suit your needs, including both in office and at home solutions. After a consultation, Dr. Killen will help you choose the method that lets you achieve the best results.
Clear Aligner Therapy
Studies show that teeth in the correct position improve overall oral health. Correct positioning can also reduce the need for costly restorations in the future.
For detailed information about dental procedures and oral health visit the American Dental Association’s web site.