A composite filling is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed teeth. Composites are also used for cosmetic improvements of the smile by changing the color of the teeth or reshaping disfigured teeth.
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are type of fillings made by a professional dental laboratory and permanently cemented on the tooth. They are more conservative than crowns because it preserves more tooth structure.
Crowns (Caps) and Bridge
Dental crowns and bridges are custom-fitted tooth prosthetics that are used to replace or restore damaged or missing teeth.
A veneer is a layer of material placed over a tooth, veneers improve the aesthetics of a smile and/or protect the tooth's surface from damage. There are two main types of material used to fabricate a veneer: composite and dental porcelain.
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and the tissues connected to those teeth. It is made of acrylic plastic and sometimes porcelain and metal materials. A partial denture is for people who still have some of their natural teeth.
Root Canal Therapy
In order to save a decayed or infectious tooth, the pulp, nerves, bacteria, and any decay are removed and the resulting space is filled with special, medicated, dental materials, which restore the tooth to its full function. Most of times, after root canal, crowns are necessary to protect the tooth.
Most treatment involves a special cleaning called scaling and root planning, which removes plaque and tartar around the tooth and the root surfaces. Sticky film of food debris, bacteria, and saliva forms result plague which turns into tartar. Plague and tartar begin to undermine gums and bone. Periodontal disease is an infection that affects the gums and bones supporting teeth. Antibiotics or antimicrobials may be used to supplement the effects of scaling and root planning.
Check the signs & symptoms of periodontal disease; bad breath, tenderness and discomfort, receding gums, bleeding gums, loose teeth, new spacing between teeth, and pus around the teeth and gums.
Wisdom teeth extraction
If wisdom teeth are ill-positioned or impacted, they can cause pain, swelling, infection or possible tooth decay on themselves or neighbor tooth. Pressure from erupting wisdom teeth can also move other teeth and disrupt the natural alignment of teeth. Early removal is recommended to avoid those problems and to decrease the surgical risks involved.
Dental implants restoration consists of artificial roots made of bio-compatible titanium screw which is called implant fixture and post, topped by dental crown, bridge or dentures. The implants are anchored in the bone beneath the gums where they become fused into the jaw. They replace one or more missing teeth and alternative to conventional bridges and dentures. Implants are long lasting and natural looking if follow instructions and maintenance guidance.
CGF (Concentrated Growth Factor Therapy)
To enhance bone formation and tissue healing process and minimize bleeding and infection, patient’s own blood is centrifuged to separate the platelet growth factor from red blood cells. CGF is used for bone graft, sinus elevation and implant placement.
An implant-supported denture is a type of overdenture that is supported by and attached to implants. A regular denture rests on the gums, and is not supported by implants. An implant-supported denture is used when a person doesn't have any teeth in the jaw, but has enough bone in the jaw to support implants.
Early orthodontic treatment
It involves the use of orthodontic appliances, or partial braces to guide the growth of developing jaw bones and creates a better environment for the adult teeth as they emerge. Early treatment gives us the chance to guide jaw growth, lower the risk of trauma to the protruded front teeth, correct harmful habits like thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, lip wedging, improve appearance and self–esteem, guide permanent teeth, into a more favorable position and improve the way lips meet.
Our office provides emergency services. There is always someone available to respond to your concerns and emergency situation (pain, bleeding, or swelling). Just call our office and you will be answered.
For most people, 2 exams per year are recommended which includes an exam, possibly X-rays for early detection of problem which will reduce your cost and pain. If have special problems or need such as periodontal disease, exams might be recommended as frequently as every 3 or 4 months.
During cleaning, a dentist or hygienist will use a scaler to scrape off tartar above and below the gum line which can’t be removed at home. An ultrasonic vibrating device may be used to shake loose plaque and tartar.
Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by defending your teeth against acid attacks caused by plaque bacteria and sugars in your mouth. New research indicates that topical fluoride treatment is as important in fighting tooth decay as in strengthening developing teeth.
Dental sealants, usually applied to the chewing surface of teeth, act as a barrier against decay-causing bacteria. Most often, the sealants are applied to the back teeth, e.g., premolars and molars.nd self–esteem, guide permanent teeth, into a more favorable position and improve the way lips meet.