A composite (or tooth colored) filling provides good durability and resistance to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, fractures or other damage that is in small to midsize restorations and needs to withstand moderate chewing pressure.
A crown is a dental restoration that completely covers or "caps" a tooth. It is used in many situations including:
If you've lost your natural teeth, whether from periodontal disease, tooth decay or injury, dentures can replace your missing teeth and benefiting your appearance and your health. There are many kinds of dentures. At your consultation, we will discuss what is more suitable for your case.
Endodontic therapy (most commonly known as root canals) is the dental procedure that deals with the nerves of the teeth. When the nerve is infected, if left untreated, an infection can turn into an abscess, which might be life threaten. By removing and cleaning up the dead nerve inside the tooth, it can relieve you from pain caused by the infection.
We perform extractions to remove hopeless teeth, relieving you from pain and infections. We also lay a foundation for reconstructing your missing teeth in the future.
Plaque and tarter allows bacteria to thrive and multiply, which cause the gums to become inflamed and bleed. Scaling is the removal of the dental tartar from the tooth surface. Root planing is the process of smoothing the root surfaces and removing the infected tooth structure.
Occlusal adjustment corrects the alignment of the bite that is a result of loose, shifting, crowded, or missing teeth to create an evenly distributed bite and eliminates irregular pressure on one side of the mouth. In addition to the actual adjustment, removable mouthpieces are also utilized to protect the tooth surface and relax the jaw muscles.
Sealants are barriers placed over fissures and pits on the back molars. It is a great way to protect tooth decay and normally placed when the molars first come in. Sealants can be reapplied if necessary.
As with most other types of cancer, early detection is extremely important for more successful treatment of oral cancer. As part of your dental examination each visit, we will check your mouth, neck and oral tissues for any signs of oral cancer. It is more important to see dentist regularly for screening any oral lesions.
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