Preventative care is the key to a healthy smile. Regular checkups allow us to treat issues before they become a problem.
All teeth are different and accidents happen. Whether your teeth are crooked, chipped, damaged or if you've had mouth trauma, our team of endodontists, periodontists, orthodontists and oral surgeons can treat you quickly using the latest techniques and the finest materials.
We know the dentist can be a stressful situation for little ones. Our board certified pediatric dentists provide a safe, comfortable environment for kids of all ages. They take their time with each patient, explaining all of our tools and processes to alleviate any fear!
Dental filling are an excellent way of restoring teeth. Variety of material are available for filing. The color of filling can be matched with that of teeth. Best material and equipments are used for filling at Zen Dental Care
Minor flaws in your smile can hamper your confidence level. There might be need of minor changes in colour, shape and size of teeth to get that perfect smile. Cosmetic dentistry is the best course of action in these cases. But whether it's elective or for treatment, we'll make sure your smile is healthy and beautiful!
If your bone is healthy then best way to replace missing teeth is Implants. they are life long solutions. Implant supported dentures are a boon as patient has less gagging and more stability of denture. No more falling dentures.
Dental crowns and bridges are custom-fitted tooth prosthetics that are used to replace or restore damaged or missing teeth. Crowns, also known as caps are fixed over the surfaces of natural tooth structures or dental implants.
Bridges are used to fill in the gaps left by missing teeth and are anchored in place by the natural teeth or crowns nearest to the empty space. Both crowns and bridges are non-removable and must be cemented in place by a Prosthodontist – a specialist in the field. Patients, who get crowns or bridges to restore their smiles, achieve both function and appearance of natural, healthy looking teeth.
Everyone wants a whiter and brighter smile. Teeth whitening procedures accomplish these goals by reducing the shades to almost 3 times in a single session.
Professional teeth whitening services can be performed in our office setting using lasers. In comparison to over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments, professional whitening uses stronger whitening agents that deliver faster and more effective results.
We use soft tissue lasers in a variety of procedures like removal overgrown tissue, to reshape the gums, to whiten teeth, for biospsies and pain therapy.
Benefits of using laser are:
Metal and ceramic braces differ in appearance but both of them do the job with similar efficiency. If you are bothered about metallic smile then go for ceramic braces.
Metal self ligating braces look the same as conventional metal braces but they have certain advantages.
1. They are less obvious in appearance.Traditional braces work by using rubber bands (usually colourful) secured around each metal bracket, to hold the archwire in place. Self-ligating braces already hold the archwire using the brackets’ small gates, they do not require rubber bands to work.
2. They are more comfortable
3. Fewer and shorter trips to orthodontist
4. Faster treatment results
5. Costs more
These possess the same advantages as metal self ligating brackets with an added advantage of limited visibility.
Treatment using aligners involve taking digital impressions followed by planning treatment and deciding on the number of aligners required for correction.
Treatment involves a patient wearing a set of custom-made plastic trays for between 20 and 22 hours each day. After a about two weeks, the patient will upgrade to the next set in the series.
Aligners need to be removed for meals, brushing and flossing.
Lingual braces are on the inside of the teeth
The word “lingual” means tongue. Lingual braces (also known as invisible braces) are attached to the inside surfaces of the teeth that face the tongue. There they are practically invisible from the outside, even up-close. What are the advantages and disadvantages of lingual braces, and who is eligible for this treatment option?
Advantages of lingual braces
Besides being invisible, lingual braces have other advantages. First, they are far more capable and efficient than clear aligners for complex movements like correcting rotations, changing the heights of teeth, and closing extractions spaces. Additionally, even if oral hygiene is not ideal, any discoloration that occurs (white spots) will be on the inside of the teeth where it is not visible.
Challenges associated with lingual braces
As you might imagine, there are also challenges associated with having braces on the inside of the teeth. It takes a couple of weeks to get used to having braces next to your tongue. The brackets and wires will feel a little rough initially and they may affect your speech for a while. Lingual braces are also more difficult to keep clean. In fact if you have periodontal problems, inside braces may actually make things worse. Invisible braces may not be possible for patients with short crowns. Your orthodontist will determine this at your initial exam.
Lingual braces are more difficult and more expensive
Lingual braces are also more challenging for your orthodontist and his staff. Many of the forces applied on the inside of the teeth react just opposite of those applied to the outside. The distances between the teeth are shorter on the inside, requiring smaller and lighter wires. This may add to the treatment time compared to conventional braces. Working upside-down and on inside of the teeth also requires more chair-time at each appointment. Finally, the CAD/CAM technology (Suresmile) and precision brackets required for lingual treatment cost your orthodontist more than those used on the outside. Trickier adjustments, longer treatment times, and higher appliance costs mean that fees for lingual braces are generally more than those for regular braces.