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Arbor Dental Group
3151 S. White Road San Jose, CA 95148
Tooth-colored restoration “Bonding”
After removal of decay or old silver fillings from the tooth, the filling of choice we recommend is composite. Composites are Tooth-colored fillings that are designed to match the color of your teeth. They are composed of a mixture of glass or quartz filler that provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small- to mid-size restorations that need to withstand moderate pressure from chewing. They can generally be used on either front or back teeth.
Composites are “bonded” or glued to your tooth. This allows us to repair your tooth more conservatively, meaning less tooth structure is removed when the tooth is prepared and more esthetically pleasing restoration of the damaged part of the tooth.
Inlays and Onlays
Dental inlays and onlays are restorations used to repair rear teeth with mild to moderate decay, old large amalgam fillings, or cracked and fractured teeth that are not sufficiently damaged to need a crown.
Dental inlays and onlays are made of strong porcelain tooth-colored material and are bonded to the tooth. They help to strengthen teeth by up to 75 percent. Inlays and onlays blend well with the natural tooth color and structure, making them one of the best restoration options.
Crowns and Bridges
Covers your damaged tooth and is a solid replacement for a damaged natural tooth. A crown fits just like a natural tooth because it is created from impressions of your tooth. Crowns are made of porcelain or zirconia which are strong materials that will help your tooth last longer.
One way to take care of a gap caused by a missing tooth is a dental bridge.
Missing teeth not only make talking and chewing more difficult, but they can also cause other problems over time. Teeth adjacent to the space in your mouth can eventually shift into the empty space, which can affect your bite and lead to gum disease or other disorders such as TMJ.
The bridge is anchored by the two teeth adjacent to the space which are prepared like a crown and connected by a false tooth in between to restore your smile.
Zoom Whitening is an in-office bleaching process that is widely known for its ability to quickly brighten teeth from the effects of discoloration. The complete procedure takes about one hour, but a preliminary evaluation and teeth cleaning is recommended prior to the treatment.