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Preventative Dental Clean Visits for the Entire Family
At Home Custom Whitening
Tooth colored fillings, also called white fillings, are dental fillings that restore and mimic the natural appearance of tooth structure. In addition to restoring teeth that have fractured or decayed, tooth colored fillings may also be used cosmetically to change the size, color and shape of teeth.More than a cosmetic enhancement, these restorations actually strengthen teeth.
Dental implants are permanent anchors that integrate with the jawbone to provide a stable base for long-term tooth replacement. Customized crowns (the teeth) are then attached to the implants.
Because dental implants become part of the jaw, they look and feel like natural teeth. They don’t move or slip around while you eat or talk.
A crown, sometimes known as dental cap, is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth. They are typically bonded to the tooth using a dental cement. Crowns can be made from many materials, which are usually fabricated using indirect methods. Crowns are often used to improve the strength or appearance of teeth. While inarguably beneficial to dental health, the procedure and materials can be relatively expensive.
Dental surgery is any of a number of medical procedures that involve artificially modifying dentition; in other words, surgery of the teeth, gums and jaw bones.Types of dental surgery include root canals,pulpectomies,extractions,epiectomies,removal of impacted teeth and surgeries due to jaw related issues.
PINHOLE (gum rejuvenation)
The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST), invented and patented by John Chao, DDS, MADG, is a scalpel-free, suture-free procedure for correcting gum recession. Through a small hole made by a needle, Doctor uses specially designed instruments to gently loosen the gum tissue and glide it over the receded part of the tooth. Since there is no cutting or stitching, patients can expect minimal post-operative symptoms (pain, swelling and bleeding). Most patients also are pleasantly surprised by the instant cosmetic improvement.
LASER LIP AND TONGUE CORRECTIONS
PAIN -FREE BREAST FEEDING
If your child is having trouble nursing and is causing you pain, and discomfort, or if your child is losing weight, we are here to help.
Dr. Lingam use the latest laser technology to perform a frenectomy (lip and tongue tie correction) to help you and your child achieve comfort.
Painful breastfeeding/ mastitis due to failed emptying/ dented nipple
Poor latching/ poor oral seal and leakage/ noisy feeding
Frequent stops between feeding
Increased frequency of feeding
Regurgitation, possible colic, gassy due to sucking too much of air
Veneers are highly aesthetic, ultra thin, porcelain laminates that are custom made to adhere to the front of your teeth. Some reasons for veneers: Whiten/conceal stained or discolored teeth, Close gaps between teeth, Correct a crooked smile without braces Repair chips, wear and imperfections Create a more attractive and youthful-looking smile
CUSTOM WHITENING TRAYS
Tray-based systems (like those dispensed by dentists to their patients) work like this: Plastic bleaching trays are made that fit over the user's upper and lower teeth. To perform treatments, the user places whitening gel in the trays and then seats them over their teeth.
PARTIAL & COMPLETE DENTURES
Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth. Both partial and complete dentures are finely crafted and custom-fitted to restore the areas of missing teeth.
Porcelain Bridges A bridge literally “bridges the gap” created by one or more missing teeth. An artificial tooth made out of porcelain replaces the missing tooth, and is connected to the adjacent supporting teeth. These supporting teeth are covered with porcelain crowns. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants.This non-removable restoration looks, feels, and functions like natural teeth
Endodontic therapy, also known as endodontic treatment or root canal therapy, is a treatment sequence for the infected pulp of a tooth which results in the elimination of infection and the protection of the decontaminated tooth from future microbial invasion.
SureSmile Aligners are designed using advanced software to ensure they fit perfectly and deliver the exact tooth movements needed to achieve great results in the shortest possible time.
Pioneered by orthodontic specialists, SureSmile Aligner treatments are designed to make anatomically correct movements that ensure long lasting results. read more
Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure performed by a dentist to expose a greater amount of tooth structure for the purpose of subsequently restoring the tooth prosthetically.
Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) is the accepted professional term for TMJ problems, more commonly known to the public as TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint). This constellation of problems is musculoskeletal in origin. It involves either the jaw joints located just in front of the ears and/or the muscles that move the jaw, which are located on the sides of the head. (See Anatomical Illustration on the right.) Although this is a reasonable means of conceptualizing the problem, the disorder is much more complex, involving nervous system and cognitive modifications. This "biopsychosocial complexity" is not unique to TMD. It exists in all medical disorders.
Pain and dysfunction are the hallmarks of this disease, akin to other musculoskeletal disorders.
The signs and symptoms can involve just one side (unilateral) or both sides (bilateral) of the head and neck and may include:
Jaw and/or ear pain
Ear ringing and/or clogged ears
Neck and/or shoulder pain
Jaw locking in the open and/or closed positions
Limited mouth opening (trismus)
Jaw noises, such as clicking, popping, grinding, or sandpaper sounds
Teeth clenching or grinding (bruxism)
Insomnia and dietary restrictions
Less common symptoms include dizziness, pain in the cheeks and around the eyes, and swallowing pain or difficulty
How are TMJ/HEAD-ACHES treated?
Orthotic:Orthotics or Bite Splints. An orthotic is an acrylic device that is worn on the lower teeth 24 hours a day. It is designed to reposition the jaw to the correct neuromuscular position. An orthotic, sometimes called a Bite Splint, is a very effective method in relieving TMD symptoms.
NTI:The NTI device is an acrylic oral appliance that is worn in the mouth to reduce night-time clenching and grinding, which can lead to TMJ disorder, migraines, and headaches. NTI is an abbreviation for Nociceptive Trigeminal Inhibition. Nociceptors are nerves that alert the brain of possible damage or harm.
Trigger-point injection:Injecting trigger points in the jaw, head and neck musculature can relieve chronic headaches and TMJ. Trigger point injections are relatively comfortable and are performed in-office.
Myo-Monitoring:Using precisely controlled bilateral stimulation, the Myo-monitor promotes muscle relaxation for relief of symptoms associated with muscle spasm of the masticatory and cervical muscles .
A sports guard absorbs the shock and force caused by trauma to the face. They help prevent seismic contact between teeth. Sports guards have also been shown to help prevent neurological injuries, such as concussions, by redistributing the force of an impact to the head. Our sports guards are custom made for each patient. Our sports guards are made of clear acrylic that fits over your teeth and is comfortable to wear while playing sports.