Composite fillings – also known as tooth-colored fillings – are dental restorations designed to be inconspicuous and natural in appearance. They blend well with the teeth and appear more natural than amalgam fillings, which are darker and more easily seen by other people. They are also used for cosmetic improvements of the smile by changing the color of the teeth or reshaping disfigured teeth.
Dental veneers – also known as laminates – are used to cosmetically enhance the appearance of one or more teeth. Veneers are very thin, porcelain or resin shells that are customized for a desirable color and shape. They are bonded to the surface of the teeth to reshape broken, misshapen or irregular teeth, as well as provide a solution for discolored teeth that do not respond to traditional whitening treatments.
Inlays and Onlays. These are dental names for two types of filling which are used to repair a damaged tooth or to stop the further spread of tooth decay. They differ from standard fillings in that they are a two stage process which involves a dental laboratory. An inlay refers to a restoration that is formed to fit the center of a tooth, whereas an onlay refers to a restoration that encompasses at least, one cusp of the tooth. Both inlays and onlays are bonded to the surface of damaged teeth .
Our teeth naturally darken as we age. Furthermore, certain foods, beverages, medications and habits can contribute to a darker, yellowed, or stained smile. However, it is possible to erase years of stains in a single professional whitening session and sustain those results for many years with proper maintenance. Professional teeth whitening services can be performed in an office setting or prescribed for take-home use by a patient.
Our smile is the first impression that others have of you, so it makes sense that you would want it to be bright, white and healthy. People choose smile design and smile make over services to assist with a variety of goals including adjusting: Tooth color, Alignment, Spacing, Tooth length/proportions, Chipped or cracked teeth, Gummy smile. Your smile design will include shapes and colors that best complement your appearance. Your new smile design may include a variety of professional treatments such as veneers, laser gum sculpting, and tooth whitening. In some cases, the teeth may benefit from alignment with orthodontics.
Dental crowns and bridges are custom-fitted tooth prosthetics that are used to replace or restore damaged or missing teeth. Crowns – also known as caps – are fixed over the surfaces of natural tooth structures or dental implants. Bridges are used to fill in the gaps left by missing teeth and are anchored in place by the natural teeth or crowns nearest the empty space. Crown or bridges restore smiles and achieve both the function and appearance of natural, healthy teeth. Today, crowns and bridges are customized specifically for the patient’s bite and can usually be placed in as little as one or two dental visits. With proper cleaning and regular dental check-ups, crowns and bridges can last many years, or even a lifetime.
This is a simple and painless treatment for an infected or traumatized tooth. The pulp is the live portion of the tooth that extends into the root and contains nerve endings and tissues. When it becomes infected, patients can experience pain, swelling and even total tooth loss unless treated. Root canals remove the damaged parts of the tooth and infected root. The organic portion of the tooth that remains may be restored using a cap or crown that provides a natural appearance and normal tooth function.
As the name implies, full mouth reconstruction refers to rebuilding and/or replacing all of the teeth in a patient’s mouth. Full mouth reconstructions combine esthetics with the science of restorative dentistry to improve the health, function, and beauty of the mouth.
We can provide the latest and most thorough treatment for a wide variety of children’s dental problems, including nursing bottle decay, tooth decay, traumatic injuries, and growth and developmental problems. Prevention is our biggest priority! We regularly spend time educating and showing each of our patients how to preserve or improve their oral health. Our goal is to provide you and your child with the best resources and habits to maintain a healthy smile for an entire lifetime.
Tooth extractions are routine dental procedures used to remove decayed, damaged or otherwise problematic teeth. Although the procedure is performed in a dentist’s office, it is considered surgery. Depending on which teeth are removed, they may be replaced with a dental implant or another oral prosthetic. Other services that we provide are – wisdom teeth removal,advanced bone grafting, treatment for tmj disorders.
Orthodontics can drastically improve your self-esteem and personal appearance. Improving the health of your teeth and gums is just as important. Crooked teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay, abnormal wear of your teeth, and jaw joint (TMJ/TMD) pain.Tooth alignment can be changed at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy. We offer a variety of treatments options that are designed for different age groups – including braces for adults. The new techniques and appliances we use today greatly reduce pain levels, decrease the frequency of visits, and shorten treatment time. Your options may include metal braces, clear braces or clear aligners or invisible braces.
Preventative care is a foundation of dentistry. Visiting your dentist regularly is recommended– usually about twice yearly – for full cleanings, examinations, and consultations for potential treatment. Professional dental cleanings use special instruments that help remove built-up plaque that is not removable using conventional brushing and flossing as bacteria-harboring plaque can accumulate in the tiniest crevices, grooves and pits. Finally, teeth are polished so as to avoid any rough surfaces.
Most gum disease can be treated very effectively, and depends on the efforts of both the patient and the doctor to maintain a healthy smile. Both surgical and non-surgical treatments are available, but only your DOTOR can tell you which type is right for you. The symptoms of a gum disease may include: Reddened or swollen gums,Gum tenderness,Gums that easily bleed,Persistently bad breath,Receding gum line,Gums that have pulled away from the base of the teeth, forming ‘pockets’,Loose teeth.