Tooth bleaching is offered for cosmetic purposes. Many individuals who have discolored enamel are not satisfied with the appearance of their teeth and go to great lengths to achieve the perfect smile. Tooth bleaching can be a solution. This can be done by a dental professional in the dental office or at home. Any person considering using home bleaching products should seek advice from an oral health professional such as your dental hygienist or dentist. This visit is crucial as home bleaching treatments may not be effective or preferable for every individual. For the best and safest results, the individual should be monitored by an oral health professional throughout either home bleaching or professionally applied treatments.
Dental implants may be thought of as artificial tooth roots which allow the fabricated teeth to be firmly attached to the mouth. They may be used to replace all teeth missing in a jaw or just to replace one or several missing teeth. The treatment choices can vary tremendously.
The term x-ray is actually referring to the radiation that is used to make the image on the film. The radiograph or picture on the film is the resultant picture that we see. A radiograph is an extremely important diagnostic tool. These pictures show the dental professional many things that are not visible by just looking in the mouth. Therefore, radiographs are an essential part of a thorough and complete examination. In order to do a proper checkup, it is important that radiographs are used to help with the visual exam. Without the proper use of both, an inferior examination and inferior treatment will result.
Dental crowns, also known as caps, are used to hide flawed, chipped, or exceedingly discolored teeth. They function as a shell that fits securely over the teeth, and are natural in appearance. Crowns also offer reinforcement to damaged teeth, rendering them more resistant to injury, and lessen physical discomfort. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, dental crowns can thoroughly enhance a person's smile!
At My Dentist, our patients' health always comes first. This is why we now offer digital X-rays, a remarkable innovation in dental safety that allows dentists to reduce the amount of radiation patients are exposed to with standard X-rays by up to 90 percent. To take digital X-rays, we will place a very small camera into the mouth. As soon as the picture is taken, an image pops up on a nearby computer screen. This amazing technology allows you to view any potential problems yourself and discuss them with the dentist. The real-time dental information provided by digital X-rays thus allows you to make better decisions with regards to your dental health.
Teeth are not all pearly white. Inside each tooth lies a slender strand of “pulp,” which contains nerves and provides nutrients to the tooth. This pulp reaches all the way down to the tooth's root. When a tooth's pulp becomes infected, endodontic treatment is urgently needed - otherwise the tooth itself may be at risk of dying. Root canals are used to save teeth in such situations. After administering anesthesia, the dentist can reshape or extract infected pulp by drilling through the top of the tooth. The tooth is then sealed with a crown made of porcelain or gold.
Dental decay is a common disease in North America. One way to help prevent this disease from occurring is through the use of fluoride.
Fluoride helps harden the tooth enamel and make it more resistant to tooth decay. A small cavity can be stopped and even reversed by the remineralization process enhanced by fluoride.
The intraoral camera is a real time-saver for both dentist and patient. And because they detect problems early on, the images taken by an intraoral camera can also save patients a significant amount of money in the long run.
MINI Implants is a cost effective solution that we do for patients where traditional implants are not an option or for those that do not have sufficient bone to support taditional implants. These implants can be placed in one hour as well and dentures can be worn right away.