Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Treatments for Completely Rehabilitating your Smile

A smile rehabilitation is ideal for patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth for reasons related to serious oral health problems. Smile makeovers can become necessary if you’re suffering from tooth loss or decay, injury to teeth, or long-term acid erosion and wear. It can seem overwhelming when dealing with more than one dental issue, but a complete smile overhaul can help you regain your confidence again.

Fixing Dental Problems with Smile Rehabilitation

If you’re suffering from several dental maladies, a smile makeover is the best option for regaining health, confidence, and wellness. During smile rehabilitation, Dr. Hall can provide:

• Treatment for Gum Disease- A restored smile is a healthy smile. We start with your gums to build a good foundation for further restorations.

• Whitening – Before adding prosthetics like veneers, bridges, and crowns, we can whiten existing healthy teeth to ensure that your smile looks bright and healthy, and that future restorations match the new shade of teeth.

• Bridges and Dental Implants – Once soft tissue is healthy enough to support further treatment, we can replace missing teeth to prevent existing teeth from shifting out of place, as well as the diminishing of bone health.

• Crowns, Onlays and Inlays – We can also repair damaged teeth with full dental crowns, or onlays and inlays, depending on the amount of decay present. We use metal-free treatment to ensure that your finished smile looks as natural as possible.

• Porcelain Veneers - For teeth that cannot be whitening with traditional bleaching, or for teeth that are mildly misaligned, we offer porcelain veneers to improve the size, shape, and position of existing teeth. 

Make an Appointment Today

If you think you would benefit from a smile overhaul, contact Dr. Hall at Hall Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in Birmingham. Our team discusses treatment goals with you, customizing your specific plan to the smile you’ve always wanted. Before taking the plunge, you can “test-drive” your new smile with temporary fixtures, ensuring your final look will be one you are happy with.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Why Metal-Free Restorations Matter for Cosmetic Dentistry

The last thing you want to see when you smile at the mirror are tell-tale signs of old metal dental treatments. With advancements in cosmetic dentistry over the past two decades, patients no longer have to accept metal fillings or other metal-based dental work -- there are modern options available that are metal-free and maintain their natural appearance for a lifetime. These treatments blend in with your teeth, creating a seamless smile.

Benefits of Metal-Free Restorations

For decades, metal was the standard treatment method for dental fillings, crowns, and bridges. However, metal can shrink or expand when exposed to cold or hot elements, causing preventable damage and allowing dangerous bacteria to seep through, which promotes tooth decay.

Cosmetically, the look of metal crowns and  bridges with an overlay if porcelain is less appealing than that of all-porcelain, quartz or resin -- materials used in place of metal in modern cosmetic dentistry. 

With improvements in materials and bonding agents, metal-free crowns and bridges can be just as durable, if not more so, than metal-based restoration.  Your smile will look better without metal fillings or crowns. No one will know you’ve had dental work.

Options for Metal-Free Treatment

Hall Cosmetic & Family Dentistry offers several metal-free cosmetic restorations, which include:

• Composite Fillings
• Porcelain Crowns/Caps
• Porcelain Fixed Bridges
• Porcelain Inlays
• Porcelain Onlays
• Porcelain Veneers

These metal-free options can correct chipped, broken, discolored, or gapped teeth, restoring your teeth to their beautiful natural state.

Make an Appointment Today

Metal-free cosmetic dentistry allows patients the option of correcting their smile without obvious metal dental work, resulting in a restored and healthy smile that looks natural. Contact Hall Cosmetic & Family Dentistry at 205-991-7840 to make an appointment today.