We are a mercury-free practice. However, many people still have silver/mercury fillings in their mouths from years past. These fillings are not particularly pleasing to the eye, and we know that by unavoidable design, silver/mercury fillings ultimately result in a weaker tooth structure. Tooth-color fillings are esthetically pleasing and very strong thanks to new bonding technologies.
Highly effective in preventing decay on the biting surfaces of your chewing teeth, dental sealant are a simple procedure in which a tooth colored acrylic “coating” is painted into the surface of the tooth. This effectively “seals” the deep grooves, acting as a barrier and protecting enamel from plaque and acids. Children and adults can benefit from sealants in the fight against tooth decay.
Most dentures, including partial denture and complete denture, can be fabricated two different ways: A conventional denture is made after the teeth have been extracted and the tissues (gums) have healed; An immediate denture is fabricated and inserted immediately after the teeth are extracted and the tissues are allowed to heal under the denture.
Dentures over a normal course of time will wear and need to be replaced or relined in order to keep the jaw alignment normal. Regular dentist examinations are important to checked for disease or change.
Many people have unexplained pain from filled back teeth, which is usually due to hairline cracks in the chewing part of the tooth. Placing crowns on these teeth relieves the pain and allows a return of full dental function for these teeth. In front teeth, older fillings can both weaken the teeth and cause "appearance" problems due to staining or chipping. Porcelain crowns and bridges are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not. In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns can prevent breakage.
Where damage to a person's teeth is extreme, and apparently beyond repair, we can use porcelain or porcelain "pasted on gold" crowns to make the smile appear "as new". This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe of dental problems, even permanently replacing missing teeth to offer a complete smile and a functional bite. It is usual for these treatments to last for 20 to 30 years, which is as close to permanent as dental treatment can get.
A bridge is used to replace missing teeth — attaches artificial teeth to adjacent natural teeth, called abutment teeth. Oral functionality and appearance are important reasons for wearing a bridge. The loss of a back tooth may cause your mouth to sink and your face to look older.
Bridges can be constructed from gold alloys, non-precious alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. Porcelain is often bonded to either precious or non-precious metal.
Some teeth need to be extracted because they are severely decayed; others may have advanced periodontal disease, or have broken in a way that cannot be repaired. Other teeth may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth), or in preparation for orthodontic treatment
During the extraction process you will feel the pressure without pain as the anesthetic has numbed the nerves stopping the transference of pain.
Root Canal Treatment
A root canal treatment is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges.
At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility.
Placing custom veneers requires a high degree of technical skill as well as attention to cosmetic detail. We place veneers routinely, and design each case individually to match and enhance the characteristics of each patient’s smile.
With proper care, porcelain veneers will brighten your smile for well over a decade.
· Professional teeth whitening at dental office
· At-home whitening system
· Whitening toothpast
In cases of extreme tooth discoloration, crowns or veneers may be the only choice, but because of the low cost of bleaching treatments, bleaching is nearly always worth a solid try.
Dr. Wang is a Certified Invisalign Provider.
Invisalign uses a series of clear removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets. The aligners are made through a combination of Dr. Wang's expertise and 3-D computer imaging technology. You wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
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