When you are missing a tooth, bone starts to shrink. A dental implant prevents this from happening and provides support to the crown of the tooth (the visible part of the tooth)
During this procedure, a small titanium post is surgically implanted into the bone and is left to set for about 3 months. The bone grows around it forming a connection and also slows or stops the bone loss that occurs when a natural tooth is missing. Once the titanium post is firmly attached to the bone, the dentist works to attach the replacement tooth (crown) onto the top of the post.
PORCELAIN CROWNS, BRIDGES , INLAYS AND ONLAYS, PORCELAIN CROWNS DONE IN A FEW HOURS (COMPUTARIZED CROWNS)
We at our office work hard to provide our patients with the best treatment adjusted to their needs and budget. That is why we not only offer Dental Implants as treatment to replace a missing tooth.
We can also fabricate for you porcelain bridges which replaces one or more missing tooth, connecting the empty space with the adjacent tooth Porcelain crowns, inlays and onlays are restorations done when a tooth is missing a large portion in its natural visible portion or when a very large filling is needed, either because the patient has an old restauration, the tooth is broken or there is a large carious cavity.
We can also make Porcelain crowns in a few hours, this are metal free porcelain crowns that are done by a state of the art CADCAM imaging system, which produces high quality, tooth coloring restorations, a proven investment in your dental health.
Porcelain veneers are the easiest way to get the smile you always wanted. This are ultra thin shells of porcelain made to cover the whole surface of your front teeth and are used to correct cosmetic problems like broken, chipped, discolored, cracked, crooked or teeth that have gaps.
This are tooth colored fillings that are done in one appointment using composite resin materials. For its placement, we first remove the decayed portion of the tooth or the old filling you may have, then we prepare the tooth using an acidic solution and a bonding agent and finally the composite resin is applied in several layers, which we bond to the tooth with a special light.
Once the composite is hardened (cured) we can shape and polish it so the filling matches the tooth.
This treatments are necessary when a cavity reaches all the way to the nerv of a tooth. Once this happens, the nerv is infected and must be treated because it cannot heal on its own.
Symptoms that the pulp has become infected may include sensitivity to hot/cold or sweets, pain swelling, pain to biting or pressure, and a bad taste or odor in the mouth. Sometimes, however, no symptoms are apparent and the person is unaware of any problem until a checkup.
A root canal is then performed to clean out the infected tooth pulp, and disinfect the canals of the tooth. The only other treatment would be to extract the tooth. Once the infection is resolved, the canal(s) are filled in to prevent any further infection.
Usually a core build up and a crown is needed for restoring a tooth that has had root canal therapy.
When your teeth show signs of discoloration, a whitening treatment can revive their original brightness. Tooth discoloration can be influenced by many factors including: age, genetics, smoking, chewing tobacco, dark foods or drinks, caffeine, and the onset of tooth or gum disease.
Teeth whitening can be performed with at-home kits, in-office bleaching treatments, porcelain veneers, and dental bonding. Many times, over-the-counter products will claim to provide teeth whitening however, may take months of dedicated use to show any difference in the color of your teeth.
We can do your teeth whitening treatments at the office in about one hour, but if the at-home treatment is preferred, we can also provide you with the custom made guards and bleaching materials that can brighten your smile from four to ten shades when used properly.