Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is a treatment that works on clearing an infection inside of the tooth. When a tooth becomes cracked, the sensitive nerves and blood vessels inside are exposed and can become infected if not treated. Only 2 options become available at this point: extraction and root canal therapy. If you do not wish to lose a tooth, root canal therapy is the choice for you. A general dentist is able to preform this procedure, but for extreme cases, they may refer you to an endodontist, a dental professional who speciailizes on the inner workings of the teeth. The length of time also depends on the severity, ranging from one visit to three visits.
After numbing the area, the dentist will insert a dental dam to prevent any saliva or bacteria from entering the area being worked on. Then, creating a small opening, they will clear out the infected pulp and replace it with a material to protect the root. The filling is then covered by cement. For those prone to infections, a crown may be suggested.
Ever wonder how celebrities get that beautiful, gleaming smile? It’s most likely veneers! Veneers are made of porcelain and adhere to the surface of your teeth for a virtually perfect smile in just three visits to the dentist!
The first visit is a consultation where your dentist will make sure that veneers are the appropriate choice for you, depending on what your goals are. Your teeth must be healthy in order to get veneers so the consultation also serves as a check-up to rule out any other problems that need to be addressed first. If there are none, then the process can continue.
The second visit will be getting your teeth ready for the veneers. This includes taking impressions of your teeth so the veneers can be made, as well as creating trial veneers for you to try on. A small amount of enamel will also be shaved off the teeth that will be getting veneers so that the veneers can adhere to the tooth.
The third and final visit will be the application of your permanent porcelain veneers.
If you suffer from grinding or clenching your teeth at night, a night guard might be the best choice for you. Night guards help keep the jaw joints stable and prevent damage to both the joints and your teeth by minimizing the effects of clenching and grinding. This condition is known to the dental world as bruxism and while it usually occurs at night which makes diagnosing it tricky, bruxism can occur during the day as well, usually due to stress.
There are a few symptoms to look out for though so you can visit your dentist as soon as possible to diagnose your bruxism and get a night guard. These symptoms include:
- Tooth pain
- Jaw pain
- Frequent headaches (especially in the morning)
Failure to diagnose bruxism and the damage to your teeth and jaw can turn into these symptoms:
- Worn, fractured, and cracked teeth
- Hearing Loss
- Tooth Sensitivity
Dental Crowns In Burbank, California
Dental Bridges In Burbank, California
A dental bridge is a false tooth or a set of false teeth are are placed in the gaps where original teeth have gone missing. Crowns are placed on the surrounding healthy teeth to get the bridge stable and in place.
Visit the dentist as soon as a tooth is knocked out for your best chances of a successful procedure. Wait too long and the surrounding teeth may begin to shift out of alignment since there’s room for them to move now. An x-ray will be taken to evaluate the damage as well as the jawbone in case implants will be required instead. Once the procedure has been confirmed, the surrounding teeth will be shaped so that they will be able to support the sides of the bridge. An impression of the teeth will then be made and sent off to a lab where the bridge will be created. Once the brudge has arrived back to the dental office, it will be tested for a proper fit before being cemented in place.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding In Burbank, California
Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure that uses a composite material to repair minor dental problems such as chips, gaps, cracks, and stains.
Dental Checkups In Burbank, California
Cosmetic Dentistry Services In Burbank, California
The most impressive thing you can wear is a Brilliant smile
Cosmetic dentistry aims to create a positive change in your teeth and enhance your smile and confidence. Our team can provide you with a refreshing, natural-looking smile that will make you look great and feel better about yourself by making your teeth whiter, reshaping teeth that don’t match the others, closing gaps between teeth, filling cavities with tooth-colored materials, repairing chips and rough spots with fillings that match and even covering broken teeth with porcelain crowns. Our personalized consultations provide you with the resources they need to make a smart decision.
Although a more lengthy and costly procedure, dental implants are by far one of those effective procedures available to patients who are looking to restore missing teeth.
The process can take up to a couple months to complete as getting implants requires multiple visits. It all starts out with a consultation that you’ll have one-on-one with your dentist to ensure that an implant is the right route for you. After the consultation, your next appointment will consist of the dentist drilling a titanium screw into the place where the missing tooth is located, and then the next appointment will be for placing the abutment and the crown. The reason for this is so that the jawbone has enough time to fuse to the implant to keep it in place.
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