What’s the easiest way to fix small chips in my teeth?

We know that lots of people live with small cosmetic dental problems like little chips or broken teeth. You don’t have to live with these imperfections, and you don’t have to break your budget. Dental bonding is a cost-effective and easy way to resolve these problems.

Dental bonding is a process that uses tooth-colored composite material to build up your tooth to restore its shape and function. One of the things that makes bonding so effective is that the composite material can be shaded to match your natural teeth perfectly.

This material also has an appearance very similar to that of your own teeth.  Once the process is complete, no one will be able to see where the tooth was repaired.

The process is quick and easy – Dr. Goel starts by preparing your tooth, then he applies the composite and shapes the repair so that it blends seamlessly with surrounding teeth. You will leave our office with a fully restored tooth and a big smile.

Dental bonding with tooth-colored composite material is very effective, but there may be other treatments that are more appropriate in your case. Please contact our office to learn more about dental bonding and your other cosmetic dentistry options.

How do I know if I have a cavity?

The problem with tooth decay is that, in its early stages, you probably will not notice anything different. Even if you do have feel slight sensitivity, you may dismiss it – after all, your tooth doesn’t hurt, so it must be okay, right?

The fact is that by the time you have a toothache, the decay has already done some pretty serious damage. If you’ve lived with the pain, hoping it will go away on its own, you’re just postponing the inevitable and allowing the decay to do even more damage to your tooth.

At Queen Anne Dental, we use digital x-rays that allow us to detect even the minutest signs of decay. We have a much better chance of easily removing the decay and filling the tooth, preventing the decay from spreading.

With new dental technology, having a cavity filled is very easy. You don’t have to worry about painful injections. We use Vibrajet, which is a device that painlessly delivers the injection of anesthetic that numbs your tooth. This results in no pain before, during, or after treatment!

The best way to stay on top of cavities is to maintain a schedule of twice-yearly exams at our Queen Anne dental office. With regular checkups, we can find tooth decay before it advances and harms your tooth.

What is dental bonding, and how can it help me?

If you’re looking for an effective way to fix teeth with chips, cracks, or other minor cosmetic flaws, dental bonding at our Queen Anne dental office may be the perfect solution. We can use tooth-colored composite filling material to build up problematic teeth for a uniform appearance.

We’re fortunate to have access to state-of-the-art dental materials and treatments that were not available just a few years ago. Dr. Goel uses tooth-colored composites to create beautiful, natural-looking fillings that are indistinguishable from the rest of your tooth.

This same material is used for dental bonding, making it possible for us to correct a wide array of cosmetic imperfections:

  • Cracked, chipped, or broken teeth
  • Uneven spaces and gaps between teeth
  • Severely stained teeth that can’t be corrected with teeth whitening

Dental bonding solves these problems and provides results that look completely natural. Another advantage is that bonding is more affordable than other cosmetic treatments like veneers and dental crowns.

You do have choices when it comes to repairing cosmetic dental flaws. Please contact our Queen Anne dental office, and we will be happy to arrange an appointment for a convenient consultation.

What are my options for replacing old silver fillings?

Silver, or amalgam, fillings are an effective material that has been used for many years. But there are drawbacks to amalgam fillings, and one of them is that they tend to darken over time. If the tooth is visible, the filling will mar your appearance because it stands out from the rest of your teeth.

Fortunately, at Queen Anne Dental, we can now use a filling made of a composite material, and we refer to these as composites or composite fillings. The advantage of using this material is that it contains porcelain, which is very durable and natural-looking.

Porcelain is used in a lot of dental applications, like veneers, because it so closely resembles the natural translucency of your own teeth. This allows us to create dental fillings that blend seamlessly with your own teeth and are virtually indistinguishable.

Composite material makes a beautiful replacement for old silver fillings, but they may not be appropriate for your specific needs. We want to ensure that all your teeth are stable and healthy, and Dr. Goel can talk to you about other treatments that may be more appropriate for your situation.

If you are interested in replacing your old silver fillings, please contact our Queen Anne Dental office. A member of our professional team will be happy to arrange an appointment at your convenience.