Regular visits to the dentist are an important part of your oral hygiene care. Professional cleanings performed by a certified dental hygienist form the foundation for preventing tooth decay and gum disease.
Dental exams not only help your smile, but help to diagnose disease before it becomes hazardous to your health. In addition, regular examinations can save you money by alleviating problems while they are small and before they become expensive to repair or in some cases, impossible to repair.
Usually when a tooth needs a full or partial crown two or more appointments are necessary. At the first visit you receive a local anesthetic, the tooth is prepared and an impression is taken. Then a temporary filling is placed. At the second appointment, usually two or three weeks later, another local anesthetic is administered and the restoration placed.
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are bonded to your existing teeth. They cover your teeth and restore your beautiful smile.
Teeth Whitening procedures have effectively restored the smile of people with stained, dull, or discolored teeth. Products like coffee and tea, berries and soy sauce are notorious for staining teeth. Over time, teeth actually become more absorbent and vulnerable to staining from food and other substances.
Your Invisalign treatment will consist of a series of aligners that you switch out about every two weeks. Each aligner is individually manufactured with exact calculations to gradually shift your teeth into place. And since your Invisalign system is custom-made for your teeth and your teeth only, with a plan devised by you and your dentist or orthodontist, you know you’ll end up with a smile that truly fits.
A conventional dental bridge is a false tooth which is fused between two porcelain crowns to fill in the area left by a missing tooth. The two crowns holding it in place that are attached onto your teeth on each side of the false tooth. This is known as a fixed bridge. This procedure is used to replace one or more missing teeth. Fixed bridges cannot be taken out of your mouth as you might do with removable partial dentures.
A dental extraction is the removal of a tooth from your mouth. Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, including tooth decay that has destroyed enough tooth structure to prevent restoration.
Dental sealants (also known as tooth sealants) can play an important part in helping prevent tooth decay on some areas of the teeth. Tooth decay is caused by the bacteria found in dental plaque. The longer dental plaque stays on a tooth’s surface the more likely it will be able to form a cavity.
Dental implants, which were once thought of as prosthetic teeth, have now joined the ranks of cosmetic dentistry. By replacing missing tooth roots with a titanium one, you are provided with the strength and durability required to eat all the foods you love, without struggling to chew.