When it comes to protecting your smile during active sports, a properly fitted mouthguard is a key piece of athletic gear. Mouthguards cushion impact that may otherwise cause broken teeth, jaw injuries, or cuts to your lips, tounge or face.
Mouthguards are most commonly used (and may be required) in some contact sports such as boxing, football, hockey and lacrosse. However, there is evidence that even in other contact and non-contact sports like soccer, baseball, softball, gymnastics or skateboarding, mouthguards help prevent mouth and jaw injuries.
If you have crooked or crowded teeth our doctors can help you straighten them with braces. Braces also eliminate problems you may have with eating, speaking properly, or with keeping your teeth clean
Braces work by applying continuous pressure over a period of time to slowly move teeth in a specific direction. As the teeth move, the bone changes shape as pressure is applied.
Traditional braces consist of standard metal brackets that are adhered to your teeth with an adhesive and connected by wire. They require periodic tightening so pressure can gradually straighten your teeth and align your jaw as needed.
A dental bridge will hold your other teeth in place and make everyday activities such as eating and talking easier.
Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap -- these two or more anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth -- and a false tooth/teeth in between. These false teeth are called pontics and can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants.It can also help preserve your teeth as a lost tooth can cause the remaining teeth to loosen, which may lead to additional tooth loss.
A healthy mouth is part of a child's overall health. Children need strong, healthy teeth to chew their food, speak and smile. Your child's teeth also help give his or her face its shape.
A baby's teeth start to come in (erupt) when the baby is about six months old. Baby teeth will later be lost (shed) one by one. This makes space for adult (permanent) teeth. By the age of 21, a person usually has all oh his or her adult teeth.
If your child has healthy baby teeth, there is a good chance he or she will have healthy teeth as an adult. That is why it is important to teach children good oral care habits early. So, don't forget to get your little ones for regular dental checkups.
A crown is a cover or "cap" we can put over a tooth. The crown restores the tooth to its normal shape, size, and function. A crown can make tooth stronger or improve the way it looks.
You may need a crown if you have a cavity that is too large for filling or have a tooth that is cracked, worn down or otherwise weakened or had a root canal treatment (the crown will protect your restored tooth) or want to cover a discolored or badly shaped tooth and improve your smile.
Dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and help restore your smile. If you’ve lost all of your natural teeth, whether from gum disease, tooth decay or injury, replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. That’s because dentures make it easier to eat and speak better than you could without teeth—things that people often take for granted.
When you lose all of your teeth, facial muscles can sag, making you look older. Dentures can help fill out the appearance of your face and profile. They can be made to closely resemble your natural teeth so that your appearance does not change much. Dentures may even improve the look of your smile.
A dental extraction (also referred to as tooth extraction, exodontia, exodontics, or informally, tooth pulling) is the removal of teeth from the dental alveolus (socket) in the alveolar bone. Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, but most commonly to remove teeth which have become unrestorable through tooth decay, periodontal disease or dental trauma, especially when they are associated with toothache. Sometimes wisdom teeth are impacted (stuck and unable to grow normally into the mouth) and may cause recurrent infections of the gum (pericoronitis). In orthodontics if the teeth are crowded, sound teeth may be extracted (often bicuspids) to create space so the rest of the teeth can be straightened.
A filling is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape. When a dentist gives you a filling, he or she first removes the decayed tooth material, cleans the affected area, and then fills the cleaned out cavity with a filling material.
By closing off spaces where bacteria can enter, a filling also helps prevent further decay. Materials used for fillings is silver (amalgam).
Dental implants are metal posts or frames that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums. Once in place, they allow your dentist to mount replacement teeth onto them.
Because implants fuse to your jawbone, they provide stable support for artificial teeth. Dentures and bridges mounted to implants won't slip or shift in your mouth — an especially important benefit when eating and speaking. This secure fit helps the dentures and bridges — as well as individual crowns placed over implants — feel more natural than conventional bridges or dentures.
The Invisalign system is used for straightening teeth with a series of custom-made aligners for each patient. It is a combination of proprietary virtual modeling software, rapid manufacturing processes and mass customization, and custom-made aligners with patented aligner material.
Used to treat a wide range of clinical situations, Invisalign treatment options address simple to complex cases and post-treatment retention. The Invisalign system is powered by three key elements:
SmartTrack material. Align Technology’s own patented aligner material that provides gentle, more constant forces to improve control of tooth movements. After testing 260 different materials, our material on average enables faster treatment.
SmartStaging technology. Programming each tooth movement in a certain sequence, at the right time to achieve optimal outcomes and greater predictability.
SmartForce features. Attachments and features designed into the aligners deliver the precise forces when needed to achieve more predictable tooth movements. The Invisalign system is the only system in the world with features such as Bite Ramps, Precision Cuts, Power Ridge to help address a wide range of clinical situations.
If you have missing teeth, a removable partial denture is one way to replace them. Partial dentures have several benefits. They can make it easier to chew food. They can also help you speak better if your speech has changed due to missing teeth. Removable partial denture can also support cheeks and lips so the face does not sag and make you look older.
When you loose a tooth, the nearby teeth may tilt or drift into the empty space. The teeth in the other jaw may also shift up or down towards the space. This can affect your bite and place more stress on your teeth and jaws. You may find it harder to clean teeth that have shifted, which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. That is why it is important to replace missing teeth.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected.
Root canal therapy is performed when the pulp which is composed of nerves and blood vessels in the tooth becomes infected or damaged. During root canal therapy, the pulp is removed, and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed.
A smile makeover is the process of improving the appearance of the smile through one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as Dental veneers (A dental veneer is a shell, or layer of tooth-colored porcelain or composite that is placed over the facial surfaces of your teeth to correct worn tooth enamel, uneven tooth alignment or spacing, discoloration and chips or cracks), Composite bonding, Tooth implants and Teeth whitening.
Some of the components taken into consideration include your facial appearance, skin tone, hair color, teeth (color, width, length, shape and tooth display), gum tissue and lips. Smile makeovers are performed for many reasons and customized according to your unique considerations.