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The Shading of Your Smile

Regardless of what your smile needs (cosmetic improvement, tooth restoration, even dentures), there's one thing you'll want when we're done: attractive, natural-looking teeth. Getting teeth to look their natural best comes from the shape and color assessments we make throughout the procedure. Color depends on tooth size and thickness, location in the mouth, your skin, and eye coloring—even your age. Aren't Natural Teeth "white"? The best looking teeth, like gems, exhibit many different tones and hints. They're lighter towards the front and center, deepening in shade towards the molars which receive (and reflect) less light. Silver amalgam in the mouth can have a long effect on apparent tooth color—and a good reason for considering a more flattering tooth-colored filling. A [...]

By |2020-12-29T17:10:12+00:00February 2nd, 2021|Cosmetic Dentistry|Comments Off on The Shading of Your Smile

No More Metal Mouth

You don't have to be a dentist to know that metal is NOT a normal component of teeth. Used to be, gold or silver amalgam was necessary to restore structural integrity to damaged teeth (especially molars) that would be subjected to the great stress caused by chewing. Today, there are new materials that stand up to the stress, but without the metal! They simply didn't exist just a generation ago. For example, modern porcelain onlays and inlays can replace metal fillings even on back teeth, while leaving them looking as good as—or possibly better than—the originals. Because these replacement fillings are constructed to be so superior, you no longer need to settle for "metal mouth." And in terms of your [...]

By |2020-12-01T00:14:32+00:00December 1st, 2020|Cosmetic Dentistry|Comments Off on No More Metal Mouth

Composite Fillings FAQs

Composite Fillings in Sacramento If you have cavities, we can use white composite fillings to repair your teeth in a way that also keeps them looking great! For tooth-colored-fillings in Sacramento, call us today at (916) 565-2570. What are composite fillings? Composite fillings are fillings that achieve a natural appearance with a mixture of plastic resin and ultra-fine glass particles (silicon dioxide). Today's composite fillings are strong enough to be placed on either front or back teeth, and are not only for restoring tooth decay, but for cosmetic improvements as well. With cosmetic bonding, we can change the color of teeth or reshape disfigured teeth. How is a composite placed? The filling material is applied in layers, and then we [...]

By |2019-07-25T15:54:40+00:00August 6th, 2019|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Composite Fillings FAQs

Metal-Free Fillings

Metal-Free, Tooth-Colored Fillings in Sacramento, California Fix cavities or replace old mercury amalgams with tooth-colored fillings. The aesthetic results are beyond compare: replacing metal fillings creates teeth that look as fresh, white, and natural as when they first grew in. Chewing puts incredible stresses on teeth. That's why (in the past) filling cavities and restoring damage usually involved metals. Typically gold, silver, or an amalgam—a mixture of metals, including mercury. Today, you have a choice of going metal-free! Our tooth-colored fillings are made of a composite-resin mixture that provides strength, as well as a natural appearance. We can now use these composites virtually everywhere, from repairing a minor defect to restoring a decayed tooth. If you have metal/mercury amalgam fillings, [...]

By |2019-07-01T16:41:44+00:00July 2nd, 2019|Cosmetic Dentistry|Comments Off on Metal-Free Fillings