Dental implant is an artificial medical grade titanium screw that replace the root of a missing tooth. In most cases after the placement of the implants, there will be an average of 3 months waiting period, allowing the bone to form around the threads of the titanium screw(dental implant). Then a post will be attached to the implant, on top of which a crown will fabricated. Implants can replace a single missing tooth with a crown, multiple missing teeth with a bridge or, full replacement with a full denture supported by implants.
Bone quality and vital organs like your sinus and nerves, should be evaluated with a special CT scan prior to any implant placement. In our office, and for the last 12 years, we have successfully placed hundreds of dental implants. We use a US made, FDA approved hug quality dental implants.
Two implants installed in the jaw.
Posts attached to the implants.
Crowns are fabricated on the crowns.
Braces could correct several forms of dental malocclusion, from crooked teeth due to crowding, spaces, deep overbite, open bite cross bite etc. Children, adolescents and adults can all be candidate for orthodontics.
Children Orthodontics; In some cases Children Braces could be started as young as 7 years old ( 5 in extreme cases), and that what the American Association of orthodontists recommend. The research and studies have concluded that, treatment of a lot of conditions is more efficient and easier when the jaws and teeth are developing at a younger age. A two phase treatment will be suggested to resolve the problem, Phase I starts in the mixed dentition stage, to be followed with a full braces at the age of 13 or 14.
Adult orthodontic (braces) could be done in one or combination of the two options bellow:
- Conventional Braces: during which brackets are bonded to your teeth, then nickel-titanium, or stainless steel wires will connect theses brackets to move the teeth into their new desired positions according to the treatment plan. Often, a monthly visit is required to change wires, and or change elastic bands.
- Invisalign/ Clear Correct; this technique is used for less involved and complicated cases. A series of clear plastic retainer like appliances called aligners are used to move teeth. Some of the teeth might require a special bonding material (attachments), to engage the aligners in order to move these teeth.
Using the above techniques, we have successfully treated many of our patients and their kids since 2001. Free Braces Consultation is available for you and your kids in our office.
If you don’t like your smile when look in the mirror, we gladly offer complimentary free consultation to discuss what you want and what can we to improve your smile. this include as simple as some Zoom Teeth Whitening, tooth color cosmetic fillings, or more involved options like veneers and non metal porcelain crowns. We can change shape, color and length of teeth, using array of techniques, utilizing the best dental labs and advanced dental material.
This treatment option is recommended when multiple teeth have flattened, wore out, broke, Cracked or lost, with or without TMJ and headache symptoms, causing major changes in the function, and the aesthetics of the mouth.
The treatment involves the majority of the remaining teeth. The main objective would be, to restore and regain the lost function, form and aesthetics using one, or a combination of the followings procedures;
Braces (orthodontics), crowns, veneer, dental implants, dentures and fillings, and a occlusal stabilizing splints (night guards). The treatment length also varies depending on what is procedures are needed.
T-Scan is a state of the art technology that we use when we restore multiple teeth with crowns, veneers and dental implants. This is the only technology (used by a small percentage of dentist),by using a special sensor, that gives us a valuable computerized data about the time and, force on the teeth while chewing and biting,measured in the milliseconds. Basically it help us quantify the premature teeth contact, that could generate a destructive forces on your natural teeth, veneers, crowns and dental implants. Thus, it help protect your natural teeth, and any investment especially when you have an extensive and expensive dental work.
We see patients as young as 3 years old in our office. We provide kids and adult with all aspect of general dentistry.In addition to the day to day dentistry, we also provide our patients with in-house orthodontics, bone grafting, dental implants, root canals and more.
For your own convenience, we coordinate with our lab to fabricate a full denture in one day, saving you time and multiple trips. In case that you have multiple compromised teeth, we can do the extractions and give you dentures the same day. you will not go without teeth one minute.
The nerve area inside the tooth (pulp) might get infected from decay, or trauma. A root canal treatment is a procedure is a procedure during which the infected pulp tissue is removed, the pulp space (canals and chamber) is disinfected, shaped and then filled and sealed with an inert material called gutta percha. Most of the treated teeth will need to be restored with a crown after the root canal treatment.
We currently use a cutting edge laser technology in our office. Picasso Laser is an FDA, US made, Diode soft tissue laser. This technology has multiple applications, that allowed us to integrate multiple procedures.our patients loved the results, especially with the reduced post op pain.
Clenching and grinding of teeth is an common activity that occur during sleep or while a wake. many reasons have been mentioned in the literature that includes stress, anxiety, medications, sleep disorder and sleep apnea. This condition can create a tremendous amount of force on the teeth, joints and muscles. Causing facial muscle pain, headaches, migraine like symptoms, TMJ pain and tenderness, wear and breakage of tooth structure, fillings, implants and crowns , teeth mobility and, teeth separation. Depending on the symptoms, there are variety of occlusal stabilizing splints (night guards), that can be made by your dentist after a careful evaluation. In our office, we make you a well designed and costume made splint, that act as a nuero-muscular appliance because it reduces muscle activity reducing the stress on the TMJ, and it protect teeth from any tooth on tooth grinding force.
We promise to attend to your dental emergency within our working hours that same day. Give us a try, we promise to be there for you and your loved ones.
In our office we use Zoom by Philips, one of the most proven technology to whiten up to eight shades. When it comes to your smile, we are your best resource, and Zoom technology is the best technology to whiten your teeth.
It’s an extremely necessary machine to help us mainly to evaluate ( with an extremely high resolution) wisdom teeth prior to extractions. It’s a wonderful tool to help evaluate bone, impacted teeth, during braces, some TMJ problems, screening for cysts and, cancer of the jaw bone.
As the wisdom teeth erupt into the mouth they could cause a great deal of pain, limitation of the jaw movement, swelling and abscess. A panoramic x rays will give us a good idea about the tooth condition prior to the extraction. I have been doing most (90%) of my patient wisdom teeth extractions. We are also are networked with the best oral surgeons to handle the very complicated situations.
For the last decade, we dentists have been partners with the sleep medicine doctors to help treat sleep apnea. Sleep apnea could be a fatal condition,after an evaluation and,sleep studies in the sleep medicine clinic, often a CPAP (a machine that force humidified air into the nose while you sleep), is prescribed to the patient. When patients can not tolerate the machine, an oral appliances could be fabricated to help mild to moderate cases.
This a custom made oral appliance, that is wore by the patient to elevate the mild to moderate problem of snoring and sleep apnea. This is achieved by advancing the lower jaw, giving the patient more airways in the back throat area, resolving the problem in most cases. We perform an initial evaluation to determine if these appliances work for you.
Taking care of the overall oral health of our patients is the core of our obligation towards them. Here are some ways we help patients in doing so:
- Full teeth exams using x rays, intra-oral camera
- Tooth decay and gum tissue disease exam and evaluation
- Cleaning teeth with ultrasonic powered instruments
- Visual cancer screening
- Specific oral hygiene instructions
- Demonstration on how to modify brushing, flossing, how to use a inter-dental brush and a water-pick
- Fillings tooth colored seamless, composite fillings, teeth extractions and more
If our exam indicated the presence of bone loss and gum tissue pockets around the teeth (Periodontitis). A deep gum tissue cleaning will be performed, to clean up the pocket and allow the gum tissue to regain its healthy condition, and prevent further bone loss around the tooth. Periodontitis is an asymptomatic condition, if left untreated can cause loss of teeth due to mobility.
Dental veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length.
Dental veneers can be made from porcelain or from resin composite materials. Porcelain veneers resist stains better than resin veneers and better mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth. Veneers are indicated for teeth that are worn down,chipped, misaligned, internally stained or teeth with gaps.
In our office we use the latest techniques and material, and partnered with the most advanced dental lab, to achieve the highest level of aesthetics. Our veneers mimic the natural look and translucency of natural teeth, making them look like a perfect natural teeth. We have been improving our patient’s smiles with veneers for over fifteen years, please call us for a free consultation to see if veneers can give you the smile that you deserve.
In our office, we are certified and we are using the latest FDA approved Concentrated Growth Factor Therapy CGF ( L- PRF Platelet Therapy). We have incorporated this very advanced technology to the bone grafting and dental implant placement for a better healing higher success rate