Composite (Tooth Color) Fillings
This procedure is used to repair a tooth that is decayed, cracked or broken.
The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling. Though composite fillings are not permanent, they are very durable and will last many years, giving you a long lasting, beautiful smile.
Composite fillings are usually placed in one appointment. The composite filling will be precisely placed, shaped, and polished, restoring your tooth to its original shape and function.
You will be given care instructions at the conclusion of your treatment. Good oral hygiene practices, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new fillings.
Porcelain Crowns (Caps)
A crown covers, protects and strengthens tooth structure. Because of their resemblance to your natural teeth, Porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most popular among several types of crown. They are highly durable and made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.
Reasons for crowns:
– Cosmetic enhancement.
– Decayed, Broken, fractured teeth or fillings
A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. A temporary crown be made which will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.
At your second appointment your temporary crown will be removed and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate.
You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.
What are Veneers?
Veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth shaped porcelain that are custom made (for shape and color) by a professional dental laboratory. They are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile.
Veneers can completely reshape your teeth and smile. They can often be alternatives to crowns and the ideal solution in treating many dental conditions.
Reasons for porcelain veneers:
Cosmetically, to create a uniform, white, beautiful smile.
Severely discolored or stained teeth.
Teeth that are too small or large.
Unwanted or uneven spaces.
Worn or chipped teeth.
Getting veneers usually requires two visits to complete the process. An impression of the teeth is taken on the first appointment.
On the second visit, bonding cement is then placed between the tooth and veneer and a special light beam is used to harden and set the bond.
You will receive care instructions for veneers. Proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new veneers.
Dental bridge is an excellent way to replace missing teeth.
There are several types of bridges. The most popular type is Porcelain fixed bridge because they resemble your natural teeth. This type of bridge consists to two crowns that go over two anchoring teeth and are attached to artificial teeth, filling the gap that was caused by one or more missing teeth.
Getting a bridge usually requires two or more visits. During the first visit, an impression or mold of your teeth is made which will be sent to a dental laboratory where the bridge will be fabricated. A temporary bridge will be made and worn for several weeks until your next appointment.
At the second visit, your permanent bridge will be placed, adjusted, and cemented to achieve a proper fit. The new bridge will be then permanently cemented.
You will receive care instructions at the conclusion of your treatment. Proper brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new permanent bridge.
Removable Partial & Full Dentures
A denture is removable and a replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. They are resemble your natural teeth which enable better chewing, speech and digestion hence enhance your health and your smile.
There are two types of dentures – full and partial. Full dentures are for when all of the teeth are missing, and partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain to fill in the spaces and prevent other teeth from shifting.
Dentures are very durable but due to normal wear, from time to time they may need to be repaired or readjusted
Getting dentures requires several appointments over a period of several weeks. Highly accurate impressions (molds) and measurements are taken and used to create your custom denture. Several “try-in” appointments may be necessary to ensure proper shape, color, and fit. At the final appointment, the dentist will precisely adjust and place the completed denture, ensuring a natural and comfortable fit.
You will be given care instructions for your new dentures. Proper cleaning of your new dental appliance, good oral hygiene, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new dentures.
An Alternaive to fixed bridges or partial dentures is dental implanting. Implants are permanent and anchored in the jaw. They come in different forms, shapes and sizes according to their poisition. All forms are placed by using a surgical procedure.
The most common forms are:
Subperiosteal: traditional form used mostly on lower jaw and rest on the bone
Blade: a flat piece of metal placed in the bone
Root: is the most common form of implant used today.
Most implants require two surgical procedures.
Patients are generally surprised how pain-free and easy the surgical procedures go.
The advantages of implant surgery can dramatically change a person’s life. The ability to smile, chew and function with confidence and without embarrassment can lead to an whole new outlook on life with a new sense of freedom.
The world of implant dentistry is not experimental. With the help of your dentist and a strong desire, you too can enjoy its advantages.
If you experience tooth pain or discomfort
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Teeth may need to be extracted if decayed, broken roots, infection
Is a tooth extraction painful?
There are a number of options available for your comfort. Our doctor will administer the right anesthesia to make sure you’re pain free.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection.
The procedure involves removing the pulp, nerves, bacteria and any decay. The space will then be filled with special dental materials which restore the tooth to its function .Root canal treatment is highly successful and usually lasts a lifetime.
A root canal procedure requires one or more appointments over a week period.
You will be given care instructions after each appointment. Good oral hygiene practices and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your root canal treatment.
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Deep Cleaning of Teeth and Gum
Regular dental exams, cleanings, and x-rays are parts of a preventive program for your dental health. Sealants and fluoride are great preventive treatments that help protect the teeth.
Prevention helps preserve the natural dentition and supporting structures by preventing the onset, progress, and recurrence of dental diseases and conditions which would eventually avoid serious and costly dental problems.
Regular dental checkup is the key to having a healthy, confident, beautiful smile.
Zoom (1 hour) Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.
Having whiter teeth has become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients and it can be done in our office within 1 hour.
You will receive care instructions for your teeth and trays, and be encouraged to visit your dentist regularly to help maintain a beautiful, healthy, white smile.
Regular dental checkup is the key to having a healthy, confident, beautiful smile.
Night Guard and Sports Guard
Dental injuries are the most common type of orofacial injury sustained during participation in sports which can be significantly reduced with sports mouthguard protection.
With mouthguard protection, the high incidence of oral injuries is reduced along with the associated costs in dental rehabitation and serious trauma.
We offer PLAYSAFE Mouthguards which comes in 5 types: Junior, Light, Medium, Heavy and Heavy Pro
The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that children get an orthodontic evaluation no later than age 7. Though orthodontic treatment can be done at any age, timely treatment ensures maximum dental health.
With all of the recent advancements in orthodontics, wearing braces has never been easier. State-of-the-art appliances and treatments are now available, from traditional metal braces, to clear and tooth colored brackets, to NASA type wires that are heat activated and require fewer adjustments! Some patients may even be candidates for treatment with Invisalign, a revolutionary way to straighten teeth using clear, retainer type aligners that require no braces or wires!
Reasons for orthodontic treatment (braces) adults & children:
Crossbite – One or more upper teeth bite inside the lower teeth (towards the tongue).
Crowding – Involving extra teeth
Deep Overbite – The lower front teeth bite into the upper tissue of the upper teeth.
Disfiguring of the face & mouth
Jaw & jaw joint pain
Missing or extra teeth
Overjet (protruding upper teeth)
Self-image – An attractive smile can boost a person’s self-image and confidence.
Spacing between teeth .
Speech, chewing or biting problems
Underbite (lower jaw protrusion) – Lower jaw is longer than the upper jaw.
Specific to children:
Finger or thumb sucking – These habits can cause protrusion of the upper incisor teeth, and mouth breathing.
Teeth erupting out of position – Can be guided to proper alignment.
Orthodontic treatment requires different phases which involves: design custom-made braces, adjust and following specific treatment and retention.Time will vary depending on each individual case. The result will help straighten your teeth and giving you an appealing smile.