A preventive program is a cooperative effort by the patient, dentist, and dental staff to preserve the natural dentition and supporting structures by preventing the onset, progress, and recurrence of dental diseases and conditions. Preventing dental disease starts at home with good oral hygiene and a balanced diet. It is continued in the dental office by the efforts of your dentist and dental hygienist to promote, restore, and maintain your oral health. Prevention also includes regular dental exams, cleanings, and x-rays. Sealants and fluoride are also great preventive treatments that help protect the teeth. Prevention helps avoid serious and costly dental problems and is the key to having a healthy, confident, beautiful smile.
Veneer and Lumineer are a thin layer of custom-made porcelain that is placed on the visible fron surface of the tooth, either to improve the aesthetic of a tooth or to protect the damage tooth surface. Veneer and lumineer are important tools to restore a single tooth or multiple teeth that may have been fractured or discolored or in some instances aligning the teeth that may be crooked. With proper care and good oral hygiene Veneer and Lumineer have a great life span.
A dental implant is an artificial root that is placed in the bone to replace one or multiple missing teeth. The placement of an implant requires a preparation into the bone. After a certain amount of time (between 2 to 6 months) that allow the bone to grow on to the surface of the implant, a crown can be placed on the implant. The amount of time required to place an implant will varry depending on several factors such as quality and quantity of the bone.
A whiter, brighter smile is not only beautiful but it can also help you feel better about yourself and have a memorable impression. ZOOM is a bleaching process that lightens the discolored teeth. The complete procedure takes a little over an hour. The procedure begins with a period of preparation of teeth and gum followed by 60 minutes (three 20 minutes intervals) of bleaching.
A dental crown restores a tooth’s shape, size, and strength. It fully encases the visible portion of your tooth or dental implant. Your Dentist will recommend the best type of crown for your dental restoration needs based on the chewing placement and structure of the tooth or implant that requires protection. A bridge is a dental restoration used to replace one or more missing teeth. Bridge is bonded to the teeth on either side of the missing tooth or teeth. Once crown or bridge is permanently bonded in place, only a Dentist or Specialist can remove it. There are three types of crown and bridge: Full Porcelain, Full Metal, Porcelain Fused to Metal.
A root canal is the space within the root of a tooth that is filled with pulp tissue (nerves and blood supply). In a situation that a tooth is badly decayed or cracked that involves the pulp tissue, a removal of the pulp tissue (root canal treatment) is performed in order to save the tooth. To do sothe dentist drills into the pulp chamber and removes the pulp tissue. After this is done, the dentist fills each of the root canals with an inert material (gutta percha) and seals up the opening. After completion of the rooth canal in most cases the tooth is fitted with a crown to increase its longavity.
Braces can correct misaligned bite, crowded teeth, straighten crooked teeth and jaw problems. Braces can also eliminate problems you may have with eating, speaking properly, or with keeping your teeth clean. With advancements in dental technology, traditional braces are now smaller, and more comfortable.
Traditional braces consist of standard metal brackets that are placed on your teeth with an adhesive and connected by wire. They require periodic tightening of wires so steady pressure can gradually straighten and align your teeth. While metal braces brackets are still the most common method in Orthodontic treatment.
Clear braces, more commonly referred to as Invisalign clear aligners or Clear Correct aligners, are a set of clear, removable trays that are custom fitted to your teeth. You wear each set of them for 20-22 hours a day and change your set as your teeth shift approximately every two weeks. Orthodontist will evaluate your specific case to see if Invisalign or Clear Correct is right for you. Some, but not all, bite discrepancies and crowding types can be treated with Invisalign or Clear Correct aligners. Those cases require the use of regular braces.
When teeth are loose or are fractured or decayed beyond repair the tooth is extracted. As a result, when the tooth is lost the body quickly begins to resorb the bone, unless it is immediately replaced with either another tooth, implant or in this case a “ridge preservation graft”. Occasionally, it is possible to place an implant at the time of a tooth extraction but in most cases the extraction site must be prepared and bone must be preserved by placing bone graft in preparation for placement of implant in the future. When tooth is extracted there will be a break in the bone that will allow the soft tissue to grow in. Bone graft material is placed at the extraction site and a collagen membrane is placed to protect the bone graft material from your tongue and saliva. Sutures are placed to secure everything in place. Sutures will be removed two weeks later.