The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST), invented and patented by John Chao, D.D.S., is a scalpel-free, suture-free procedure for correcting gum recession. Through a small hole made by a needle, Dr. Chao uses specially designed instruments to gently loosen the gum tissue and glide it over the receded part of the tooth. Since there is no cutting or stitching, patients can expect minimal post-operative symptoms (pain, swelling and bleeding). Most patients also are pleasantly surprised by the instant cosmetic improvement.
Veneers are form-fitted porcelain shells applied to the font of the teeth. Veneers are used to restore teeth from chips, gaps and stains. The tooth is prepared for a veneer by removing the enamel from the front of the tooth. An impression is made of the tooth and a veneer constructed from the impression. The veneer will be bonded to the front of the tooth, and then shaped and polished.
White fillings are known technically as composite resin. They have virtually replaced silver and gold fillings because of their extreme durability. Composites are made up of a combination of quartz resin and light sensitive agent and come in different shades in order to match the color of your natural teeth.
CEREC technology allows for a faster experience when you need crowns, fillings or veneers.
With CEREC, there's usually no need for temporary and return visit. Everything is done in one visit. Call our office for details.
Bleaching is a treatment that discolors teeth. There are two methods of bleaching teeth: at-home or in-office treatments. Under their dentist's supervision, the at-home treatment requires patients to place a bleaching agent in their custom fitted tooth tray. Patients are requried to wear the tray nightly for 2-3 weeks. However, the in-office treatments take approximately 1-1.5 hour. The results are immediate. The dentist will cover your gums and apply a bleaching solution to the teeth. Alight is then applied to the teeth in order toactivate the solution and discolor teeth.
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Bonding restores teeth that are discolored, chipped, cracked, or misalignedl. This technique restores teeth to their natural appearence. The dentis will apply a bonding fluid on the tooth, place a tooth colored resin onto the tooth, then sculpt and polish the tooth.
Implants replace a missing tooth permanently. A titanium post is surgically implaned into the jawbone. The post will fuse with the jawbone and after a three to six month healing period, and artifical tooth is screwed to the post.
Crowns are made from a variety of materials that strengthen and protect the tooth structure. There are three types of crowns: a full-porcelain crown, a porcelain fused-to-metal crown and the all-metal crown. Your dentist will discuss and help you decide which type of crown is suitable for you. Crowns are suggested for the following reasons:
Bridges are fixed or removable artifical teeth spanning a space whereone ore more teeth have lost in the dental arch. The teeth adjacent to the area of missing teeth will be prepared for crowns in order to support the bridge.
Extraction is the process of removing teeth. Teeth need to be removed because the are causing pain, swelling, infection, cavities or gum disease. Extractions are usually performed in cases of impacted wisdomteeth, which casuse crowding and misalignment of other teeth.
Oral Surgery is performed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons. These surgeons specialize in treatment of diseases, injeries and defects associated with the tissues of the oral and maxillofacial regions. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons determine the following: bone reconstruction, dental implants, cysts, nerve restoration, and realignment of the jaw bones.
Preventive Dentistry is a prevention dental health program that is essential to keep teeth clean, healthy and strong. Through regular dental visits, your dentist will clean and examine your teeth, including diagnosis and treatment of early symptoms. Between dental visits, patients can use dental hygiene products and techniques to maintain a healthy mouth.
Root canal treatment is performed when a tooth's pulp (nerve and blood supply) become infected or inflamed. With local anesthesia, the tooth is opened and the pulp chamber. The chamber is filled with a sealant and a filling. The tooth may require additional protection and reinforecement with a crown.
Gum disease, known as periodontal disease, is caused by plaque, a colorless film of bacteria, which can harden to form tartar around the teeth. Over time, if plaque is not removed, the tissue that attaches the gums will recede from the teeth and create pockets between the teeth and gums allowing for an increase in plaque build up. To be diagnosed with gum disease, your dentist will have to examine your teeth and gums then measure the space in between them.