A crown is a restoration that covers a tooth in order to strengthen it as well as restore it to its normal shape and size. A crown may be placed to support a large filling when there is little remaining tooth structure; attach a bridge; protect weak teeth from fracturing; or restore fractured teeth.
A tooth that has been treated with root canal therapy will require a crown following treatment to provide strength and support the tooth. We only use materials for crowns that will provide the longest lasting benefits to our patients, and our patients are thrilled that there are no more ugly metal bands at the gum line. Paradise Dental Group uses the latest technology to fabricate personalized crowns, we do it in house with our CEREC milling system. In just one visit, we provide the patient with a beautiful new ceramic crown. No more messy impressions, no more temporary crowns, no more waiting days or weeks for your crown to be fabricated.
When a tooth is missing, the adjoining teeth tend to shift into the empty space. Opposing teeth may also begin to grow up or down into that space as well. These movements cause not only an unflattering appearance, but it can cause significant bite problems.
A bridge made of today’s advanced materials can prevent this occurrence, replacing the missing tooth or teeth and helping you keep a beautiful smile for your lifetime. At Paradise Dental Group, we are able to fabricate bridges with our CEREC technology.
A root canal is a treatment to repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth. The procedure involves removing the damaged area of the tooth, cleaning and disinfecting it and then filling and sealing it. The common causes affecting the pulp are a cracked tooth, a deep cavity, repeated dental treatment to the tooth or trauma. The term “root canal” comes from cleaning of the canals inside the tooth’s root.
Generally, we recommend treatments that will save teeth, but when a tooth is so damaged that it cannot be saved, extraction is the best choice.
Extraction might be best for-
• teeth that are fractured below the gum-line.
• severe tooth decay.
• advanced periodontal disease.
• primary teeth that are too crowded or not falling out properly.
• an impacted wisdom tooth.
At Paradise Dental, Dr. Karimi performs extractions ranging from simple to surgical including some wisdom teeth.
PORCELAIN LAMINATE VENEERS
This is a restorative procedure and is a specialty at Paradise Dental Group. Customized from porcelain, veneers are thin, semi-translucent facings bonded to the fronts of teeth. Veneers are durable, stain resistant, and natural looking. They conceal broken, chipped, discolored, crooked, and misshapen teeth, all while providing you with the winning smile you have always wanted.
When you do not need a full crown, an onlay may be the solution. The onlay procedure is a restoration in which porcelain is applied to a tooth surface to provide support as a conservative treatment option. Where needed, an onlay can function as a support at the same time that it improves your smile just as beautifully as a traditional full crown. Onlays are also fabricated chairside with our CEREC technology.
In the past, the aesthetic appearance of a filling was not considered to be as important as its function. Fortunately, today fillings can also be used for significant cosmetic improvement. No more metal showing in your teeth! And tooth colored fillings, also known as composite or white fillings, are as strong as metal fillings. Unlike metal fillings, you cannot tell that a tooth colored filling is not part of the natural tooth, because the shade can be matched almost exactly.
AT HOME WHITENING
If your smile is not as you’d like it because of stained or yellowed teeth, you might consider an at-home whitening program. Several studies have shown both in-office and at-home bleaching to be safe and effective.
The at-home method is more economical choice. The at-home tooth whitening system used at Paradise Dental Group is fully approved by the American Dental Association, and combines a custom-molded tooth tray with a professional formulated gel to achieve brighter, whiter teeth in about two to three weeks. The success rate depends upon thickness of the enamel, the type of stain involved and your compliance, but typically there is a two-shade improvement. Bleaching does not lighten artificial materials such as resins, crowns or porcelains.
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