Composite Fillings (Tooth-Colored Fillings)
If old silver fillings in your teeth are turning your smile dark and gray, it’s time to lighten them up!
Composite fillings are made from durable plastics that are similar in color and feel to natural teeth. These procedures can be done in one visit, making your smile healthy and attractive in appearance.
Tooth Colored Fillings can be used for a variety reasons, including:
- Restoring decayed or fractured teeth
- Making cosmetic improvements
- Changing the color of teeth
- Reshaping teeth (ie – making a malformed tooth look like a normally shaped tooth)
Even with all of the advances in the field of dentistry today, loss of teeth is still an ongoing problem in our world. In the United States alone, 26% of the adult population between the ages of sixty-five and seventy-five have lost all of their teeth. There are a number of options available for people in this situation, one of the most versatile and affordable is a set of removable dentures.
Standard Full Dentures
Dentures may lose their suction and be unstable after years of wear. Weight loss or gain, and bone loss contribute to ill fitting dentures, affecting the confidence of the person wearing them. Sometimes a reline is all that is needed to stabilize the teeth. Implant stabilization is another option for increasing retention. We offer both of these options along with remaking the dentures from scratch.
Partial dentures are removable dentures that replace a limited number of teeth, not an entire arch. A partial denture is a single piece fitting that is supported by the remaining teeth and gums. It helps keep the remaining healthy teeth from shifting in the mouth. They are more secure and comfortable than the standard full dentures.
Implant Supported Dentures
Dentures can be used with implants. Implants will help the denture to have something to hold onto. The denture will either rest on or snap to the implant.
Implant-supported dentures are a popular alternative to complete dentures because they are more secure. They can increase your confidence while eating, speaking, and smiling. Also, you can choose either removable or permanent dentures with implants.
If you would like more information about the dentures offered at Today’s Dentistry, you can contact us or call at (770)387-0750.
Our teeth each consist of three layers. The enamel is the outermost and hardest layer, the dentin is the second layer, and the pulp is the third layer where the blood vessels, nerves, and other tissues of each tooth are located.
If the pulp tissue is damaged for any reason it may become contaminated and will eventually become infected. The exposure of the pulp can happen in different ways; such as a large cavity, a fractured tooth, or trauma. In these cases, the treatment is usually a root canal therapy.
Root canal therapy is the process of removing the diseased tissue by making a small hole in the top of the tooth, cleaning out and disinfecting the tiny canals and reshaping them. The canals are filled with an elastic material designed to medicate and fill the canal to prevent further infection. The tooth is ready to be restored, usually with a crown to safeguard against fracture.
Most patients experience little or no discomfort during or after the procedure. If you have any questions about root canal treatments, please ask us.