Root Canal (Endodontics)
Cosmetic dentistry refers to dental work meant to improve the appearance of your smile. It involves treatments for stained, discolored, worn, chipped, broken, misaligned, misshapen, or gapped teeth, and it offers a major confidence boost. If you are unhappy with your smile, you can have the smile you want with help from our dentists, who are armed with the latest cosmetic dentistry tools and techniques.
Your “smile makeover” can include veneers to improve your smile’s shape and color, or composite fillings to subtly cover imperfections and reshape your teeth. Crowns, bridges, and dental implants are used to save or replace damaged or missing teeth. Whatever your needs, our dentists will ensure you are happy with the results, leaving our clinic with a bright, confident smile.
Endodontics is the dental specialty that deals with the nerves of the teeth. Root canals are probably the most notorious procedure in dentistry and the most common procedure relating to endodontics. When a tooth becomes infected, it is usually related to the nerves in the root of the tooth. The infected nerves need to be removed. If left untreated, the infection can turn into an abscess, which is a much more serious problem that includes bone loss in the jaw.
The area around the tooth is numbed with a local anesthetic to start the procedure. The dentist will then drill down into the tooth to create an opening into the canal. They will then be able to remove infected tissue and clean the canal. After the infection has been removed, the space is filled with a sealant called gutta percha. It is highly recommended that a tooth that has undergone a root canal is fitted with a crown. This will improve the appearance of the tooth, and will also make it much more likely that the root canal is successful.
"Root canal" has become a scary term for dental patients to hear, but the benefits of the procedure and advances in dental technology have made it much less frightening. Local anesthetics and proper pain medication allow the procedure to be performed with little to no pain. There may be some soreness following the procedure, but that is normal for most dental procedures. Over-the-counter painkillers are usually enough to relieve any pain afterward, but your dentist may prescribe medication. The procedure will also relieve you from pain caused by the infection and allow you to enjoy all the foods you love without any pain from heat, cold, or biting too hard.
Keeping our teeth their whitest is a lot harder than it sounds. With all the coffee, wine, smoking, and food that stains our teeth on a daily basis, even proper maintenance sometimes leaves them a little lackluster. Teeth whitening is an excellent way to restore the natural color of your teeth or even make them whiter than your natural color if you would like.
To whiten your teeth, we utilize a tray whitening system, which is completed in two steps. The first step is to make an impression of your teeth. With this impression, we'll craft custom whitening trays that you can use over and over. Finally, you will take the whitening gel and put it in the tray for a short period of time over a period of a few days. This often results in a smile that's whiter by 4–8 shades!
Veneers are an excellent way to redesign and reshape your entire mouth. Veneers are a very thin ceramic shell that covers your existing tooth structure. In placing veneers on your teeth, you are able to fix the look of stained, cracked, cracked, gapped, misaligned teeth, and many other issues.
Placing veneers is a process that takes approximately two to three visits. On the first visit, we will discuss the new shape and look of your veneers. Once we have put a plan in place, we will carefully prepare the teeth for the placement of the veneers. The next step is to take an impression of the newly prepared teeth. This impression will be sent to our laboratory for the final product to be fabricated. We only utilize the highest-standard laboratory for the fabrication of all of our work. This process at the laboratory takes between 10 and 14 days. While the new veneers are being fabricated at the lab, we will provide you with a beautiful temporary solution to wear.
As the veneers are finalized, we will make every effort to make sure that your new veneers will feel just like your natural teeth. We will bond them into place, ensuring that you can enjoy your new smile for a very long time!
Bonding is a popular method to enhance the aesthetics of your smile. Bonding can be used to correct cracks or gaps in teeth, as a filling after a cavity has been removed or to cover up stained and discolored teeth.
A composite resin is used on the affected tooth or teeth. It is molded and sculpted over an adhesive gel that is placed on the tooth. After the resin has been applied, ultraviolet light is used to harden the resin, which is then polished to give you a fresh, new smile.
Bonding is an obvious improvement over unsightly silver amalgam fillings. With the advancements in dental technology, bonding usually lasts for over 10 years. It is a safe, affordable, and attractive solution for many dental problems.