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This is an option for filling the space created by a missing tooth. It is formed to look like the missing tooth, and it takes its place in the mouth. The sides of a bridge use the two surrounding teeth for support, hence the name. A bridge replaces the missing tooth, both functionally and cosmetically. Bridge work is as much an art as it is an exact science. The materials used may be gold alloys, porcelain bonded to metal alloy or an all ceramic material. The choice of material depends on requirements for strength, wear, and/or esthetics.
It is important that a missing tooth be replaced as soon as possible for several reasons. If not treated early, the teeth surrounding the gap begin to shift inward, creating a chain reaction. Teeth use their neighbors for support and with neighboring teeth missing, they may over-erupt and the bite may change. This can eventually result in problems with the entire jaw, e.g. TMJ problems. The surrounding teeth are compromized and begin to deteriorate.
Crowns are full coverage restorations that are used to cover a tooth that is likely to break or is too broken down to be restored with a filling. Crowns are most commonly done after root canal treatment, when teeth are fractured or when a large filling breaks. Sometimes, even after a large cavity is repaired with a filling, the tooth structure is weakened and is more likely to break. This increases the likelihood for a crown. The jaw muscles are the strongest in the human body and teeth are subjected to tremendous pressure. This may lead to cracked or broken teeth. Crowns provide strength and protection against breakage.
It takes two appointments to restore a tooth with a crown. In the first appointment, decay is removed from the tooth, a build-up is placed and it is shaped to accept the crown. Then, an impression is taken of the tooth to send to the laboratory for use in fabricating the permanent crown. During this time of fabrication, a temporary crown is worn. A crown may be constructed of high-strength porcelain over gold alloy, an all ceramic material, or gold. In the second visit this temporary is removed and the permanent crown adjusted and cemented onto the tooth.
Taking care your child’s teeth - a lifetime of healthy smiles
We believe early dental care promotes a lifetime of healthy smiles for your child. At Baiwei Dental, our goal is to provide a positive experience and help equip your child with the knowledge necessary for good oral hygiene.
To ensure that your child grows up with a healthy smile, we offer sealants, fluoride treatment, toothcolored fillings and regular checkups. We will also monitor the eruption of permanent teeth at complimentary orthodontic evaluations, to avoid any problems associated with natural tooth eruption.
We see patients as young as 6 months old. A good oral hygiene habit starts early can bring a life time of healthy smile. We also strongly against allow children drinking milk at night after eruption of baby teeth, if you see any dark spot on your baby’s teeth, make sure to bring them in for a thorough exam.
There are different types of dentures available, but they all share a common function. They are removable appliances used to replace missing teeth.
The entire mouth is examined and a determination is made as to which teeth will have to be removed and which will remain. The loose teeth are then extracted. Dentures are fitted to go over the remaining teeth that remain in the mouth. There is an adjustment period after dentures are placed in the mouth. But once accustomed to the dentures, normal functionality and appearance should return. Implants may also be used to further stabilize the dentures.
As a family and cosmetically oriented practice, we focus on helping our patients achieve and maintain optimum oral health. As part of every examination and cleaning, your mouth will be checked for oral cancer, cavities, periodontal and gum disease, jaw joint and bite problems. We perform routine cleanings as well as non-surgical periodontal treatments. Fluoride treatments and sealant can help decrease the chances of developing cavities when combined with proper home care and regular professional cleanings.
Need emergency dental care? Baiwei Dental can help you.
Please contact our office, we offer promote dental emergency care.
Root canal treatment (also referred to as root canal therapy or endodontic therapy) is necessary when there is tooth decay and infection in the pulpal tissue of a tooth or the nerve is dead, due to trauma or infection. Sometimes, deep restorations in a tooth may cause the nerve to be damaged. Once this occurs, the pulp becomes infected and requires root canal therapy. A root canal treatment would clean out the infected tooth pulp, and disinfect the canals of the tooth. Untreated, the infection may extend through the root tip and destroy the surrounding bone (this is an abscess). The only other treatment of choice would be to extract the tooth. By the time the pulp is infected it must be treated, and cannot heal on its own. It can even weaken the entire immune system. This is dangerous, not to mention very painful. Symptoms that the pulp has become infected may include sensitivity to hot/cold or sweets, pain, swelling, pain to biting or pressure and a bad taste in the mouth. Sometimes, however, no symptoms are apparent and the person is unaware of any problem until a checkup.
Once the infection is resolved, the canal(s) are filled to prevent any further infection. Usually a core build-up and crown is recommended for restoring a tooth that has had root canal therapy.
This is the procedure of making teeth whiter. Our office uses several methods, individually tailored for each case. Be sure to discuss this with our staff and determine what is best for you.
The tray method involves having impressions taken from which laboratory fabricated custom vinyl trays are made. A carbamide peroxide gel is placed in these trays and the trays with gel are worn for about 3 hours, or overnight. The entire process takes 3-4 weeks of daily use. Three different strengths of gel may be used. However, the higher the strength the greater the likelihood of reactions or tooth sensitivity. The tray method is recommended for heavily stained teeth. There is also a maintenance protocol that we recommend to prevent staining of whitened teeth.
A veneer is a thin tooth-colored covering that is bonded onto the outside (visible area) of the tooth. The procedure can be direct or indirect.
The direct technique usually involves placing composite resin on the outside of the tooth using bonding. This method is usually referred to as bonding.
The indirect technique usually involves two appointments because the veneers will be fabricated in a dental laboratory. At the first appointment, the teeth are prepared, impressions taken, and the teeth are given a temporary covering. In two to three weeks the veneers are back from the laboratory, the temporaries are removed and the veneers are bonded to the teeth. The laboratory fabricated veneers are usually made using porcelain or pressed ceramic, with a greater estheticchoice in color-matching.
The advantage of veneers versus crowns is that no or much less tooth material is removed, and the procedure is generally less uncomfortable. Veneers may be recommended for teeth that have large fillings, but sufficient tooth structure remaining. If there is insufficient tooth structure, a crown may be recommended.
Wisdom teeth, or third molars, do not always erupt properly when they decide to make an appearance. It's wise to get an early opinion from dentist on getting wisdom teeth pulled before they become impacted, causing pain, swelling, infection, caries and gum disease.
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