Your mouth has many important responsibilities. Taking care of it is essential for ensuring that it can perform its responsibilities properly. To care for your mouth, it is important to brush and floss daily as well as having your mouth cleaned and examined at least twice a year. Neglecting any part of your oral hygiene routine, even only occasionally, can significantly increase your risk of developing severe oral health issues. If you do develop an oral health complication, Medhat Dental Excellence can help with restorative dentistry.
Dental fillings are a common treatment for restoring teeth affected by cavities. They essentially fill in the cavities, preventing bacteria from hiding inside and causing destruction. There are two types of fillings, amalgam and composite resin. Amalgam fillings are the well-known silver fillings. These fillings are incredibly strong, making them perfect for back teeth. Composite resin fillings are known as tooth-colored fillings because the material matches the color of your natural teeth. These fillings are perfect for teeth visible when you smile.
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A dental crown is a cap that is designed to cover the entire visible surface area of a damaged tooth. The crown protects a damaged tooth, preventing further damage, protecting against infection, and restoring strength. Crowns can be made from several materials, including metal and ceramic. While metal crowns are the strongest, ceramic crowns are the most popular because they blend in with the rest of your natural teeth, enhancing the beauty of your smile.
Reasons for Choosing a Dental Crown
Dental crowns can correct a variety of problems that you might be experiencing with your teeth:
|Fractured or broken teeth
|Severely decayed teeth
|Tooth protection needed after a root canal
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Bonding is a procedure where we apply a tooth-colored composite material to a tooth, shape it, allow it to harden and polish it. It can be used in certain situations where a tooth has been damaged or become stained. These are generally minor repairs that can be resolved through this relatively inexpensive means rather than through a more costly dental procedure.
Here's How it Works
The dentist prepares the tooth surface so the bonding material will adhere. Once it has been applied, the dentist will shape it so it has a natural appearance. Then the material is allowed to harden, usually with the help of a light. Finally, the composite is polished and buffed so that the surface is smooth.
This is not a process that is recommended if you are a smoker as smoke causes staining. Also, the material is not as durable as porcelain veneers and crowns so it chips more easily; eventually it may require replacing.
Bonding is a perfectly adequate and more affordable solution to certain dental problems. Dental bonding can take less time to accomplish and may not even require anesthesia. Depending upon the issue, insurance may cover it.
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When faced with tooth loss, it is essential that those teeth be replaced as soon as possible. Dentures are a common restoration for replacing missing teeth that have been used for hundreds of years. Modern dentures look much more natural and feel much less bulky than their original counterparts. They are a removable prosthesis that replaces an entire arch of teeth, or sections of missing teeth, that sits directly on your gums.
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Same Day Dentures
Same day dentures are also known as immediate dentures and are an appropriate solution when the remaining teeth are removed, or when a patient comes to us with missing teeth. Immediate dentures can be partial or complete. Partial same day dentures are made to fit in place of missing teeth where some of the natural teeth are still sound. Complete same day dentures replace all the teeth along one or both jaws.
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Gum disease is a serious, progressive, oral health issue that affects your gums and the supporting structures of your teeth. It can cause gum recession, loose teeth, shifting teeth, and even tooth loss. In fact, gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss. Treatments for gum disease depend on the severity of your condition but range from minimally invasive to surgical. Treating gum disease as soon as possible is essential for stopping its progression, preventing serious complications, and allowing your mouth to heal.
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While saving damaged teeth is always the preferred option, it is not always possible. When your teeth are severely damaged or decayed, and cannot be fixed with dental crowns, the best course of action is to extract them. Following the extraction of your affected teeth, we can then provide you with the best replacement option to meet your needs.
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Root Canal Therapy
When teeth are faced with significant damage or decay, these issues can allow bacteria to enter inside. Once inside the teeth, bacteria begin multiplying and irritating the soft tissue, called pulp. This causes irritation, inflammation, and severe pain. In the event of a tooth infection, we can perform root canal therapy. This treatment removes the infected pulp from the tooth and cleans and shapes the canals inside before sealing the tooth and applying a dental crown.
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Scaling and Root Planing
Scaling and root planing is a common treatment for gum disease. This procedure is a deep cleaning of your teeth that involves cleaning all surfaces of your teeth. Scaling is the scraping of all visible surfaces of your teeth, with special attention paid around and just below the gum line. Root planing is the cleaning of your tooth roots. We remove all buildup and smooth the tooth roots, preventing new bacteria from accumulating. This treatment is performed to eliminate bacteria and relieve the irritation and inflammation of your gums, allowing your mouth to heal.
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An extraction is a procedure our team of experts commonly performs whereby the tooth is removed completely from the jawbone when it has been determined that it has the potential to cause a problem with your oral health. Our team only undertakes the removal of a natural tooth for the direst of reasons.
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TMJ and TMD
TMD refers to the improper working of the hinge that connects the lower and upper jaw. Considered among the most complex joints, the hinge is an important part of the body that moves the lower jaw forward, side-to-side, and backward. The general feeling associated with TMD is a clicking or popping of the jaw as it gets stuck momentarily. There are many symptoms that may alert you of a possible TMJ problem. Our experts here at Medhat Dental Excellence are fully equipped to address these problems.
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With restorative dentistry, we can give you back your oral health, your smile, and your quality of life. For more information, and to schedule your consultation, call Medhat Dental Excellence today at (773) 774-4611
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