Veneers are thin, custom made material designed to cover the front side of your teeth. They are usually recommended to correct chipped, stained or for teeth that could no longer be restored by a filling. Veneers are irreversible because it is necessary to remove a small amount of enamel to accommodate the veneer. Veneers come in different brands depending on the manufacturer. Lumineers is one of the more popular brand.
Root canal treatment is recommended when the pulp (soft tissue made from blood vessels found inside the nerve canals of the root of your teeth) becomes exposed due to deep decay. The dentist isolates the tooth by using a rubber dam. The diseased pulp is then cleaned out by either a rotary or hand instruments, irrigated with a medicament and sealed. If the infected pulp is not removed and treated, pain and swelling can result.
A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most popular. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced.
Few incidents have greater impact on dental health and personal appearance than tooth loss. When one or more teeth are missing, the remaining teeth can drift out of position, which can lead to a change in the bite, the loss of additional teeth, decay and gum disease. When tooth loss occurs, your dentist may recommend the placement of a bridge. A bridge is one or more replacement teeth anchored by one or more crowns on each side.
Teeth can be become stained, dull, and discolored from medications, age, and certain food and beverages. A take home bleaching treatment with a high concentration gel and a custom fitted tray for effective delivery of the bleaching agent can brighten and improve your smile.
Velscope Oral Cancer Screening
According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, one person dies from oral cancer every hour of every day in the United States. Thanks to VELscope, an amazing new technology, we can quickly and painlessly screen for oral cancer. VELscope is a fluorescence-based identification system that detects tissue abnormalities and is used in combination with traditional visual exams.
Intra Oral Camera
The intra-oral cameras allows Dr. Real to view your teeth and gums in precise detail. These images are transmitted to the computer allowing Dr. Real to communicate information about diagnosis and treatment options with patients more easily than was possible in the past.
Clear Aligners – An Alternative to Braces
This is a removable appliance system, an alternative to wearing metal or clear braces. Aligners consist of clear polymer designed to move your teeth in small increments by a series of tray custom made for by the laboratory. Each aligner fully covers your teeth and is invisible when in place, The total number of aligners is totally dependent on the complexity of your orthodontic problem. You must wear the aligners for 22 hours per day to be effective. Each aligner is labeled and worn in sequence. The only time you remove your aligners is when you eat, drink and brush you teeth. Clear aligners come in different brands. The most popular of them all are INVISALIGN and CLEAR CORRECT.