In the past, amalgam (silver) fillings were placed into the cleaned out portion of the tooth when you needed a filling. With advancements in dentistry, you can now have great looking tooth-colored fillings instead of silver fillings. Once Dr. Neumann has removed the decay from the tooth, it is replaced with composite resin filling material. This way your natural smile is preserved as your risk for further decay is minimized.
Bonding is a tooth-colored material applied and adhered to the surface of the tooth without reducing the structure of the tooth in most cases. Then, Dr. Neumann will sculpt the material to create a natural-looking tooth. Bonding corrects chipped and broken teeth, discolored teeth, and in some cases can correct gaps. While less expensive than veneers, it’s worth noting that bonding doesn’t last as long and can stain. However, a benefit of bonding is that generally, the natural structure of the tooth can be maintained.
Do you dislike the look of your smile because it’s too “gummy”? If so, you may be a candidate for a procedure to cosmetically contour of your gum tissue. Dr. Neumann can give you a more aesthetically pleasing appearance when you smile by shaping and sculpting your gums. This procedure can make a dramatic difference in the look of your smile, especially when combined with other cosmetic dentistry.