Decay is among the most common Los Altos dental problems. If you have one or more teeth with decay, it’s time to take care of them.
Fillings, inlays, onlays, and crowns are used to restore teeth for our cosmetic dental patients. Even the most basic procedure – filling a cavity – has evolved. There are several types of new materials available including porcelain and composite resin. Each has specific strengths and aesthetic considerations. Patients who replace silver amalgam with tooth-colored fillings love getting the metal out of their smiles.
Inlays and onlays are more extensive restorations. There are two types: direct and indirect. Direct and onlays are made in your Alexandria cosmetic dental office on the spot and applied in one visit. Indirect inlays and onlays are fabricated in a dental lab. They usually require a second visit but the results are well worth the extra trip.
When a patient has a tooth that cannot be restored with an inlay or an onlay, a natural-looking crown is the answer. At Peninsula Center of Cosmetic Dentistry, we create crowns that blend in perfectly with the rest of your teeth. Let us show you some photos of patients who have received smile makeovers – you will not see any “Chiclet” crowns that stick out like a sore thumb. You won’t be able to tell which of our Los Altos dental patients have crowns.
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