White Dentistry in Wilkes Barre

Trucksville cosmetic dentist Dr. James DeFinnis uses cosmetic dental procedures and treatments to provide his patients with the smiles of their dreams. Often, however, Dr. DeFinnis’ Back Mountain dental patients need more than strictly cosmetic dental procedures to achieve the healthy, functional, and attractive smiles they desire, so Dr. DeFinnis uses a technique called white dentistry to not only improve the appearance of his patients’ smiles, but also restore his patients’ smiles.

What is White Dentistry?

Once upon a time, dental restorations were primarily made from dark-colored heavy metals. Up until about a decade ago, dental fillings were made from amalgam—a combination of mercury, silver, tin, copper, and other trace metals—and not only left dark spaces in an otherwise white smile, but also presented the danger of mercury exposure by leaking and breaking down from normal wear and tear.

To create dental restorations that restore health and function to your teeth, but also maintain the integrity of an all-white smile, Dr. DeFinnis uses tooth-colored dental restorations—dental restorations designed and applied with the health and appearance of your smile in mind. Read on to find out more.

How Does Dr. DeFinnis use White Dentistry?

Tooth-colored dental fillings, inlays, and onlays are all made from composite resin—a tooth-colored putty like substance—and sculpted and tinted to match your surrounding teeth as they restore function and health to a teeth that have been damaged by decay or infection.

Made from the highest-quality porcelain, dental crowns restore health, function, strength and appearance to a tooth that has been severely damaged by decay, injury, or infection, or a tooth that has undergone a root canal. Unlike the gold or silver dental crowns of the past, porcelain crowns look natural and maintain the attractive appearance of your smile.

To find out if you’re a candidate for white dentistry, call Back Mountain Dental, located in Trucksville, Pennsylvania and serving the areas of Wilkes Barre and Scranton, at (570) 763-4360.

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