The Vita Easyshade® 5.0 is one of the latest innovations in cosmetic dentistry to revolutionize the way we create dental restorations. This digital shade-matching device can be used to create restorations that seamlessly blend in with your natural teeth with an exceptional outcome. Inside your mouth, there are countless shades contained within your natural teeth. The Vita Easyshade® 5.0 allows Dr. Wayne Miles to select the shade for your porcelain crown or porcelain veneer that can produce the most natural-looking
Porcelain crowns used to be very fragile and would chip easily. Today this is not a problem. The type of porcelain crown the our office favors is called e.max. It is very durable and contains no metal, so it allows light to pass through much like natural tooth structure would. For additional strength on back teeth, there is an all porcelain crown called Bruxzir, that is milled from a block of zirconium by a computer milling device. Sometimes we use
With this procedure a cosmetic filling is placed on the tooth with bonding to enhance the tooth’s appearance or close gaps between the teeth. It can be considered temporary or permanent. Usually it will last up to 10 years, before it has to be redone. Bonding is an alternative to veneers and can be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored or misarranged. How does it work? The tooth is prepared for the procedure by
Inlay and Onlay Sometimes a filling may not be strong enough to adequately restore a tooth. In this case, the dentist may elect to do an inlay. This is a white piece of porcelain or other reinforced material, that is either milled by a computer or made by a lab, that goes down into the space that the filling would have gone. When an inlay covers the tooth crown cusps, it is called an onlay.