Another service offered at Sonrisas Dental Clinic is the root canal treatment. This is a treatment to save or repair a tooth that is extremely decayed or a tooth that is infected. The root canal procedure involves the removal of the pulp and nerve of the tooth and the inside is cleaned and sealed. Many people believe that the root canal procedure is the most painful procedure. However, at Sonrisas Dental Clinic we have the best tools and medication to ensure that the process is less painful or not painful at all.
Root Canals are used to aid a tooth that is severely damaged due to tooth decay or get infected. During the procedure the decayed or infected nerve and pulp are carefully removed. Later, the inner chamber of the tooth is sanitized and preserved effectively.
Whether you need a wisdom tooth removed or other teeth extracted due to damage or decay, we can help…and we will do it gently. Our reputation for performing this type of procedures is great.
A tooth that is damaged or decayed and beyond repair can be removed with a tooth extraction procedure. Tooth extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, including tooth decay that has destroyed enough tooth structure to prevent restoration or severely infected teeth that cannot be saved.
Dr. Waich routinely perform extractions of impacted or problematic wisdom teeth, as well as extractions of some permanent teeth to make space in connection with orthodontic treatment. At Sonrisas Dental Clinic, we perform thousands of wisdom tooth extractions annually. We also provide proper guidance for tooth extraction aftercare to avoid any problems once the procedure is complete.
For some decayed, damaged, chipped or cracked teeth, fillings alone won’t do the trick. A crown may be needed to restore the tooth to its original size and shape. Also commonly referred to as a cap, a crown shields and strengthens the tooth by encasing it with a protective coating placed over the tooth from the gum line on up. While materials such as gold or acrylic resin can be used to manufacture crowns, many of our patients prefer porcelain or porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns. Our porcelain crowns are custom made to resemble your original tooth as closely as possible. And because porcelain tends to reflect light the way your teeth do, it offers the most natural appearance.
Bridges can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. They consist of two porcelain crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap left by the missing teeth and a replacement tooth (or teeth, depending on how many are missing) in between. At Sonrisas Dental, our bridges are custom designed to look, feel and function just like your real teeth, restoring both your bite and your appearance. By filling the hole between your remaining teeth, bridges prevent them from gradually drifting out of alignment. Unlike dentures, however, bridges cannot be removed. They are permanently and securely cemented into place, providing lasting support for the life of your smile.
What are Dental Implants?
• Dental Implants are an alternative to dentures or bridge work for replacing teeth.
• The dental implant is made from titanium and is surgically implanted in the jaw bone.
• The implant functions like the root of your missing tooth.
• Implants are usually placed in a dental office, using only local anesthesia.
• Generally, there is minimal post-operative pain or discomfort.
Are dental implants an option for you?
Nothing takes the place of healthy, natural teeth. But when tooth loss occurs due to disease or accident, it’s good to know there are options to restore your smile!
Implants are the best option if you:
• are self-conscious because of missing teeth
• wear uncomfortable dentures
• are unsatisfied with removable partial dentures
• don’t want to have intact tooth structure removed to have a fixed bridge placed
Patients choose implants to support a full set of dentures or replace missing teeth. Implants are posts that are surgically placed in the upper or lower jaw. They are made of titanium and other materials accepted by the human body to function as a sturdy anchor for replacement teeth. U.S. dentists place more than 5.5 million implants annually. Choose implants to turn up your smile today!
How do Implants Compare to Natural Teeth?
Dental implants are an ideal tooth replacement therapy because implants closely mimic natural teeth. All natural teeth have a dentin core, surrounded by an enamel coating, and are anchored in the jaw bone by their roots. A completed dental implant has a crown, which replicates the appearance of the enamel coating of the surrounding natural teeth. The crown is fixed to an abutment, or post, the equivalent of the dentin core. The post is attached to the titanium implant, which is anchored in the jaw bone and acts as the root of the replacement tooth.
At some point during their lifetimes, nearly one out of every eight adults will suffer from some form of periodontal or gum disease. Periodontal or gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in Americans over 18 years old. The preliminary stages of gum disease are commonly referred to as gingivitis and are marked by swollen gums that bleed easily and persistent bad breath. Without prompt and vigorous treatment, the disease can spread, posing a serious threat to not only your smile but also your overall health, upping the odds for everything from heart attacks to premature pregnancies. Because gum disease begins below the gum line, early detection is difficult. Many symptoms are barely noticeable at first and you may not experience any discomfort until the disease has progressed to its later stages. So when you come in for a checkup at Sonrisas Dental, we’ll thoroughly examine your gums for any possible problems. If we discover the disease early enough, we can minimize or even reverse its potentially devastating effects. In severe cases, we may refer you to a qualified specialist. At some point during their lifetimes, nearly one out of every eight adults will suffer from some form of periodontal or gum disease. Periodontal or gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in Americans over 18 years old. The preliminary stages of gum disease are commonly referred to as gingivitis and are marked by swollen gums that bleed easily and persistent bad breath. Without prompt and vigorous treatment, the disease can spread, posing a serious threat to not only your smile but also your overall health, upping the odds for everything from heart attacks to premature pregnancies.
Invisalign straightens teeth using a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners that are custom-made specifically for your teeth. As you replace each aligner every two weeks, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week, gradually moving towards the projected final position.
To achieve the teeth you want, Zoom Teeth Whitening offers you a full range of options based on your needs and your lifestyle. Professional teeth whitening with Philips Zoom is safe, pain-free, sustainable and used by over 10 million people
FASTBRACES® Technology high performance bracket systems allow for movement of the roots of the teeth towards their final positions from the beginning of treatment by torquing them from the very first appointment. Patients can now get results often with less sensitivity, in times measured in weeks or months.
The intraoral camera allows you to be an actve partner in your dental treatment by enabling you to see what we see inside your mouth. With a clear understanding of your dental conditions, you’lll be able to make treatment decisions with confidence.
They help dentists diagnose common problems, such as cavities, gum disease and some types of infections. Radiographs allow dentists to see inside a tooth and beneath the gums to assess the health of the bone and supporting tissues that hold teeth in place.
It is a surgical instrument that is reliable, portable, and powerful. It provides quick, precise soft–tissue surgeries with minimal or no bleeding, swelling, or post–operative pain.