Direct composite veneers–more commonly known as tooth bonding–is a simple but effective procedure for repairing a tooth by applying a composite resin that “bonds” to the tooth while covering up the cosmetic damage. It’s a quick, pain-free technique that requires little prep and usually no anesthesia and can be completed in a single visit.   Here’s… Read More


Because they can last a lifetime, dental implants are the all-around best way to replace missing teeth.  However, the stability and comfort you get with implants comes with a price: their recovery time is one of the longest of any dental procedure, especially if you require a bone graft first.  Still, we believe the implant… Read More


Dental implants are an incredible solution for missing teeth, but if you’re considering getting one (or more), you may be curious what a dental implant actually is.  Although you can’t tell from the name, a dental implant system has three important parts that can’t all be placed in your mouth at the same time. They… Read More


Porcelain veneers are an excellent way to cover tooth chips, cracks, and discoloration. But can they become discolored themselves? Read on to learn why this stain-resistant, natural-looking remedy should give you a vibrant, confident smile for many years.    Can Porcelain Veneers Stain? The short answer is: no, porcelain veneers don’t stain. Porcelain is made… Read More


If you’re one of the roughly 5 million Americans having their wisdom teeth removed this year, you need to know how to ensure a speedy, uncomplicated recovery.  Even though it’s considered minor surgery and it’s relatively safe, it is still surgery and you may be surprised at how much it can knock you off your… Read More


A broken dental crown can be alarming, but it’s no cause for panic. There are several ways to solve the problem, one of which you can even do yourself at home, at least temporarily. Your options to fix a broken crown include: Bonding the broken crown Recementing the crown (if it’s still intact) Replacing the… Read More


Dental veneers and braces are both popular treatments to dramatically change the look of your teeth while also correcting specific dental conditions.  Although veneers can correct mild misalignment issues, the two treatments commonly tackle different problems. Therefore, it is rarely a straight choice between getting veneers or braces. In this guide, we will cover what… Read More


Gum contouring is the name that refers to both gum lifts (removing excess tissue to treat a gummy smile) and gum grafts (replacing lost tissue to treat gum recession).  Any reshaping to improve the profile of the gum tissue by raising or lowering it is included within the umbrella of contouring.  Despite requiring slightly different… Read More


Are you looking to achieve that dazzling smile of your dreams? If so, Bunker Hill Dentistry can help you decide on the right treatment to suit your needs. The good news is that there are far more options than just traditional metal braces these days. In fact, you can easily achieve a more perfect grin… Read More


More than 3 million dental patients have been helped by Invisalign since its introduction in 1999. As more people have heard from their friends and family how easy it is to straighten teeth without metal wires, more people have been wondering if Invisalign could benefit them, too. Invisalign is a widely applicable treatment, but it’s… Read More