Porcelain veneers are thin shells of tooth-colored porcelain that Dr. Moldoveanu can use to cover stains or mask flaws such as cracked, broken, or misshapen teeth. Porcelain veneers are sometimes referred to as "instant orthodontics" because they can also be applied to straighten the appearance of a crooked smile.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding
By applying a thin coating of a tooth-colored resin composite material to teeth, Dr. Andrei Moldoveanu can improve the appearance of a number of cosmetic flaws. In many cases, cosmetic bonding is more affordable and just as effective as porcelain veneers, though results will not last as long.
When a person's gums extend too far onto the tooth surface, he or she is said to have a "gummy" smile. In just one painless office visit, Dr. Moldoveanu can use a diode laser to gently sculpt the gum line into a more pleasing proportion, making teeth appear larger and the smile more brilliant.
When a tooth has been damaged by a cavity, Dr. Moldoveanu will most likely perform a root canal to remove the infected tooth pulp. To restore functionality and appearance, and to seal the tooth from further damage, a dental crown will then be placed over the entire tooth surface.
If a patient is missing one or more teeth but is not necessarily a good candidate for dentures or dental implants, he or she may be fitted with a dental bridge. A bridge is an artificial tooth that is held in place by a dental crown on either side of the gap created by the missing tooth.
At Modern Family Dentistry, we offer both full and partial dentures to our patients in the Louisville area. Unlike dental bridges or dental implants, dentures are removable replacement teeth. Dr. Moldoveanu uses the most modern materials and methods to create our patients' dentures, so they can always be assured of a comfortable fit and the most realistic appearance.
Traditional metal fillings are often composed of mercury, which, in addition to creating a black appearance, can be harmful to our patient's health. For this reason, at Modern Family Dentistry we use only composite, or tooth-colored fillings. White fillings applied by Dr. Moldoveanu are less likely to cause tooth breakage like with metal fillings. White fillings are also virtually undetectable which makes your smile healthy and beautiful at the same time.