This patient had Veneers placed 20 years ago and through use and wear the veneer broke. He called in as an emergency and within one hour we repaired the fracture by recementing the piece that had fractured off. So if you have veneers and one breaks or falls off do not throw the piece away. We can recement veneers that fall off or break. Veneers are an excellent solution for dental cosmetic problems. Veneers can be used to lengthen teeth, change the color of teeth, widen teeth in order to close spaces.
As more and more Dental Implants are being placed we have been seeing more and more Dental Implants failing. There are a number of reasons dental implants fail. Some implants fail to integrate into the bone usually these problems manifest themselves early after the implant is placed. Some reasons for early failure can be poor quality and poor quantity of bone, Smokers, Uncontrolled Diabetics, Overheating of the bone during placement, and bone Compression during insertion.
We do not use, nor have we used, silver mercury fillings at your Downey Dentist office in over 20 years. The reasons are clear in these pictures. The strongest reason is the minimally invasive nature of the preperation design needed to place white composite fillings.
Have you ever chipped broken or fractured a tooth? Here are two of todays cases.
Neither patient had anesthetic placed so no shots were placed. Also no drilling was done. We just added bonding (white filling) to the teeth and smoothed them.
We here at our Downey Dental office have chosen not to do silver mercury fillings for over 16 years. The reason for not doing silver anymore can be demonstrated by the picures below.
This patient had her silver fillings placed about a year ago.
Notice one has fallen out and another has cracked.