Q: How do I decide or choose the best matched colour for my crown, bridge, veneer or bonding?

A: You can always match the colour to the shade of your natural adjacent teeth. Althought most people want to bleach their teeth, to optimize on a more bright and youthful look. The option allows people to achieve the level of whitemess you want or to the brightest they can be.

Dr, Plexman can then have the veneer made to that desired shade. He can also add colour variation to avoid fake or non-natural looking teeth. Dr. Plexman and his team can help you make the right decision. Call for a consultation.

Q: What could cause discolouration or dull looking teeth?

The most common causes of discolouration are aging, wear and stains. If you have any of these, whitening could be an option. Coffee, tea, pop, and smokes can accelerate the discolouration and may require bleaching more often.

Q: Why would someone typically get bonding done?

A: Bonding is often done to change the shape, shade or close a contact between teeth. It is done with a tooth coloured resin material that is then bonded into place.

Q: What can be done to replace missing teeth?

A: There are many options for replacing missing teeth. The best way, (if there is enough bone) is an implant. An implant is a titanium screw which is placed were the missing tooth is. This is the only option that will continue to stimulate the bone.

Another option is a bridge. The bridge is designed to replace the missing tooth, but involves the teeth on either side. Some patients decide to replace the missing teeth by having a partial made. This is the only option that is removable and is the most difficult one to get accustom too. It covers the roof of your mouth.

Q: How can chipped teeth be corrected?

A: In some cases you can just file the area and re-contour the tooth. If a filling is needed, bonding may be an option. See bonding for more options.

Q: Can I chip or break a Porcelain or Ceramic crowns or Veneer?

A: Yes. Porcelain inlays bind onto the tooth and increase the overall strength. They are strong and durable although they are not as strong as your natural teeth. The porcelain is glued into place with special adhesives; they hold the damaged parts of the tooth together. If the veneer is on a front tooth we would recommend not chewing your fingernail or opening things with your front teeth.

Q: What is tooth bonding?

Bonding is a tooth coloured material also known as composite resin. It can be placed on any tooth or tooth surface. Bonding can be used to correct unwanted stains, gaps or even crooked teeth. Basically, bonding can cover any natural flaws by applying a thin layer of composite resin material to alter any shape or colour, proving a pleasant result. Have you always wanted to change your smile but didn't want to go to bleach or through braces? Then bonding may be the answer - call Dr. Plexmans office today.


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