Porcelain Cosmetic Dentistry
You may be wondering what cosmetic dentistry has to do with holistic dentistry. But on further evaluation, cosmetic dentistry has everything to do with holism. It's well known that smiling is one of the most profound health promoting activities available. Smiling causes your body to release all kinds of feel good hormones and neurotransmitters. Smiling on a regular basis is your best defense against depression, anxiety and apathy. Sadly, many people never smile in public because they are ashamed of their teeth. Can you imagine not smiling from embarrassment? If so, cosmetic dentistry may be your holistic wellness solution.
Cosmetic Dentistry is Good For Your Health
Do you dream of a great smile? Straight, proportionate, white teeth that look and feel perfectly natural? You can stop dreaming. With cosmetic dentistry, the possibilities are endless. Metal fillings can be made naturally white. Chipped or worn teeth can be made smooth with integrity again. Gapped or twisted teeth can be transformed into a straight and even smile—without braces. Even short, dark and broken teeth can become a perfect smile. It's possible. And it's what you've always wanted.
The Natural Subtlety of Cosmetic Dentistry
Our doctors work directly with each patient to design a smile in perfect proportion to your natural facial structure, using a series of sophisticated facial measurements to ensure a natural appearance.The selected teeth undergo a simple preparation, and natural looking temporaries are placed so that your teeth look and feel normal. At the next visit, the resin temporaries are replaced with life-like porcelain restorations, bonded to the natural tooth structure. The entire process usually takes no more than two to three visits. Your new smile is gorgeous, and you feel incredible!
Porcelain onlays are the perfect alternative to large fillings and crowns. Most of the time, a porcelain onlay can be used to provide all the advantages of a dental crown without the numerous and significant disadvantages. When a tooth is cracked or has become damaged by decay, trauma or an existing amalgam filling; very often a porcelain onlay is a great treatment option. Unlike a dental crown that requires more removal of tooth for fit, a porcelain onlay is a very conservative procedure ... saving precious enamel.
Porcelain Onlays are Conservative
To prepare a tooth for a porcelain onlay we may complete mercury removal, any decay and weak tooth structure. Every single bit of good healthy tooth structure is preserved. This results in an intricately shaped tooth preparation. The porcelain onlay that is custom fabricated to precisely fit the tooth preparation is kind of like a 3-D jigsaw puzzle piece of ceramic.
The porcelain onlay is then bonded to the prepared tooth using a specialized process that creates a chemical and physical fusing of the porcelain to the tooth's enamel and dentin. The bonding process results in a tooth that is virtually as strong as it was before it ever had a filling or a cavity ... a tooth that looks good, feels strong and will last a very long time.