Dental bonding is a dental procedure in which a dentist applies a tooth-colored resin material (a durable plastic material) and cures it with visible, blue light.
A bridge is a fixed dental restoration (a fixed dental prosthesis) used to replace a missing tooth (or several teeth) by joining an artificial tooth permanently to adjacent teeth or dental implants.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth — to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance.
A filling is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape. Materials used for fillings include gold, porcelain, composite resin, or amalgam (Zinc & Silver blend).
A dental implant is a titanium post surgically positioned into the jawbone that allows dentists to mount replacement teeth or bridges into that area.
A dental inlay is similar to a filling and fits inside the cusp tips (top edges) of the tooth.
When used for “curing” a filling, the laser helps to strengthen the bond between the filling and the tooth.
A “conservative” (non-surgical) program consisting of a series of 2, 4, or 6 visits to control gum disease.
Recommended or needed when there is an infection deep within the tooth.
Layer of material placed over a tooth, veneers improve the aesthetics of a smile.