One of the most popular ways of improving the appearance of your smile is through the use of porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of your teeth. Because of their simplicity and versatility, they are widely viewed as an ideal choice for dramatically improving your smile.
If you have teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored or misaligned, bonding is a restorative technique that provides an alternative to veneers. In bonding, a pliable liquid solution is placed on the tooth, which is shaped and polished as it hardens and bonds to your tooth. For patients who want to bring a dramatic improvement to their appearance in the convenience of a single visit, bonding may be the optimum solution.
Inlays & Onlays
When more than half of the tooth’s biting surface is damaged, we often recommend an inlay or onlay. These are normally larger or thicker than veneers, and can be made of porcelain, precious or semi-precious metals or a composite. An inlay is similar to a filling, and is used inside the cusp tips of the tooth. An onlay is a more substantial reconstruction, extending out over one or more of the cusps of the tooth.
The first step towards a beautiful, healthy smile is to schedule a consultation at Palm Beach Dental Specialists. Please contact our office by phone or complete the appointment request form.