Endodontic Care (Root Canals) is necessary when the nerve tissue in the tooth is irreversibly damaged due to decay, trauma, or tooth fracture. A Root canal, though scary sounding, is generally a simple one or two visit procedure that allows a patient to retain a tooth that may have been removed in the past.
Everyday, plaque build up can lead to tooth decay and periodontal disease. During your hygiene treatment, our registered dental hygienist will gently remove plaque from your teeth, check for periodontal disease, and demonstrate ways to improve your oral home care and brushing techniques.
If our hygienist detects that you have active periodontal disease, see may use Arestin, an antibacterial medication, to reverse the effects of this disease. With proper care and routine follow up appointments, periodontal disease can be controlled and/or reversed. Periodontal disease is the number one cause for tooth loss among American adults.
When you smile or speak, do you reveal a mouth full of silver fillings? Metal fillings can be unattractive, but they can also be detrimental to your teeth. The metal is extremely reactive to hot and cold and expands and contracts when exposed to changes in temperature. As a result, your teeth can crack or break. Harmful bacteria can get beneath the filling, causing decay. For health and appearance Dr. Sheikh suggests restoring teeth with porcelain inlays and porcelain also strengthens teeth. While traditional fillings can reduce tooth strength up to 50%, inlays can actually increase tooth strength by up to 75% lasting from 10-30 years. Smaller defects can frequently be restored in one visit with bonded composite fillings.
Our state-of-the-art, in-office Power Bleaching system will make your teeth whiter in less than 1.5 hours. Another option is our home bleaching system you take with you for results in 2 weeks. You can also consider a combination program of both systems for optimal, long-term results.
Whether you are an athlete or casual sports participant, you should wear a mouth guard to protect your teeth. If you grind your teeth while you sleep, a bite guard will help reduce symptoms. We custom make mouth guards in both soft and hard materials.
A sealant is a clear or tinted plastic protective coating for teeth. It is painted onto the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars and premolars). These are the areas where most cavities form. Molars and premolars have grooves and crevices. Dentists call these pits and fissures. Food can get stuck in these crevices. Some are so deep that the bristles of a toothbrush can’t reach into them. Grooves and crevices provide the perfect environment for bacteria to grow and cause cavities. Sealants help to prevent this from happening. They cover the grooves and crevices so that food cannot get into them. Sealants are applied to teeth to help prevent cavities. In the past, they usually were used only in children. But adults also can get sealants.
Even the healthiest of smiles may need brightening, straightening, or other enhancements to make them gorgeous. Our cosmetic services will enhance any smile, and after a comprehensive exam, we’ll present a treatment plan custom designed with the perfect techniques to build your beautiful smile. A new smile not only can enhance your appearance, it also can change your life. It can help you look younger, boost your confidence and renew your sense of self-esteem.
The Best Expression is a Bright, Healthy Smile! We offer the latest in orthodontic treatment, including Invisible braces (Lingual braces), customized lingual brackets and wires (i-Braces)
Veneers are thin layers of porcelain, custom shaped and colored to your specifications. The veneers are placed over your front teeth to mask cracks, chips, discoloration, and imperfections. Veneers will recreate your smile. Our veneers look natural and do not stain as easily as natural teeth. From NO PREP veneers to slight modification veneers. We use an array of techniques to enhance our patients’ smiles with veneers.
Our office fills areas of active decay (cavities) with tooth-colored fillings to maintain your healthy naturally white smile. We can replace older discolored metal amalgams with tooth colored fillings, which are a conservative and mercury-free option.
Bonding is a method of restoring decayed teeth, making cosmetic improvements, changing the color of teeth or reshaping teeth with a composite resin filling. First, a thin coating of a plastic material is applied on the front surface of the teeth. A bonding material is then applied and sculpted, colored and shaped to provide an attractive, natural looking result. A high-intensity light then hardens the plastic and the surface is finely polished.
A dental bridge is a custom made false tooth or teeth that is permanently placed between two healthy teeth, filling in the area left by a missing tooth or teeth. The bridge is held in place by porcelain crowns which are placed on the healthy teeth on each side of the space left to be filled. A bridge created by a cosmetic dentist can be completely metal–free. As a result, such a bridge absorbs light, creating a natural looking smile. Bridges reduce the risk of gum disease, help correct some bite problems and help improve speech.
When you have a damaged or weakened tooth, we may recommend a crown, a tooth colored shaped restoration that covers and strengthens the natural tooth.
The aesthetic framing of the gum tissue is important for your teeth. Contouring is basically a simple gum lift, but makes a tremendous difference to one’s smile. The use of an Electro-surge or laser and a topical anesthetic quickly reshape the gum line creating an even more beautiful and even smile.
Dental implants offer the most natural option for prosthetic teeth. After a comprehensive evaluation, we may recommend Implants, which will provide strong anchors for handcrafted restorations. Dentures and Bridges may also be anchored to dental implants. If you want a secure, fully functional, and beautiful prosthetic, dental implants may be your solution.
Invisalign is an alternative way to straighten your teeth without conventional braces. Invisalign uses a series of removable clear aligners that are virtually invisible, so that you don’t have to worry about your appearance. You can take them out for daily necessities like eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. Comfortable, convenient, and complimentary to your smile, Invisalign is the preferred method of teeth alignment for patients.
Embarrassed by your smile? For missing teeth, we can make dentures or removable partials for you.
Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. If a tooth has been broken or damaged by decay, your doctor will try to fix it with a filling, crown or other treatment. Sometimes, though, there’s too much damage for the tooth to be repaired. This is the most common reason for extracting a tooth.