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We welcome all of your questions at Berkeley Prosthodontics and General Dentistry! The more informed you are about oral health care in general, the better equipped you are to make confident decisions about your own treatment.
You aren't meant to be an expert about oral health – that's our job! We're here to guide you and provide you with information so you understand all aspects of your personal oral health. No question is too small, and the only silly question is one that goes unasked.
Here are a few questions we hear frequently, but you probably have others that aren't answered here. Please don't hesitate to call our office or fill out our convenient online contact form.
Advances in dental materials, techniques, and technology have given us more methods than ever for creating a smile you will love to show off. These updates, combined with Dr. Amy Au’s experience as a prosthodontist, allow us to deliver just about any type of smile makeover you can imagine.
You may have only minor issues that you would like addressed, like chips or cracks. We can correct these conditions with a tooth-colored composite material that blends perfectly with the rest of your tooth. We use the same material to create fillings that look so natural even you won’t be able to detect them!
Common Tooth Restoration Options
Porcelain crowns and veneers are excellent choices for correcting cosmetic flaws like slight tooth misalignments, uneven spaces between teeth, and severe dental staining. A crown encases the whole tooth while a veneer covers the front surface. Both can be customized to address your condition and leave you with a healthier, more refreshed smile.
Sometimes for the best results and the most conservative method of saving tooth structure, we may recommend working with orthodontists to help move your teeth in better positioning prior to restorative treatment. Dental teeth whitening may also be a step prior to your final restorations to help achieve the results you desire.
We will be happy to sit down and talk to you about your goals for a more attractive smile. Dr. Au will take all your needs into account and develop a personalized plan for treatment so you can enjoy a smile that exceeds your expectations. Please call Berkeley Prosthodontics and we will be happy to arrange a consultation at your convenience.
In the past, metal fillings were used to fill in cavities and to prevent dental decay. With modern technology, there is a different way to prevent tooth decay that blends with your natural teeth.
Tooth-colored fillings, or composite-resin restorations, are aesthetic, direct restorations, meaning they can be part of a one-visit service. Composite restorations look like teeth, unlike a silver amalgam restoration, and allow more conservative tooth preparation prior to a filling, so more natural tooth is preserved with composite, tooth-colored fillings.
Tooth-colored fillings are a great way to treat your cavities and prevent further tooth decay. If you would like to learn more our staff here at Berkeley Prosthodontics and General Dentistry would love to answer any questions you may have. Call our office to learn more!