Bonding is used to repair teeth that are decayed, chipped, fractured or discolored. It can even reduce gaps between teeth.
It is an option for people of all ages, including children, as the resin can be replaced as teeth grow.
A cap or crown is a cover that fits over a tooth that has been broken, misshaped, badly stained or damaged by decay.
A crown can be made of acrylic, metal, porcelain, or porcelain bonded to metal. All-porcelain crowns look more like your natural teeth.
The crown will closely match the color and shape of your natural teeth.
Bridges is a way to replace a missing tooth or teeth.
A bridge replaces one or more missing teeth. It is called a “bridge” because it covers a gap. Bridges are false teeth anchored in place by neighboring teeth. The bridge consists of two crowns on the anchoring teeth along with the false tooth in the center.
Dental implants are artificial roots used to support replacement teeth. One or more small metal posts are surgically inserted beneath the gums into the jawbone. In a few months, when the implants are fused to the surrounding bone, the artificial tooth or teeth are then attached.
Dentures restore smiles, give a more youthful look to the face and also allow people to eat, swallow and speak with ease.
There are two types of dentures: full and partial. Each is made from an impression of the patient’s mouth. A mold is made and the measurements are sent to a lab to be made into permanent dentures. Dentures are secured by attaching to or fitting over any remaining natural teeth or implants.
Veneers are strong, thin pieces of porcelain that are bonded to the teeth. They are used to repair chipped, decayed or stained teeth and may help in closing gaps between teeth. Veneers may also correct slightly crowded or overlapping teeth. If your teeth have discolored with age, a veneer may improve their appearance.
Teeth whitening is the process many people use to brighten their smile. While teeth naturally darken with age, staining can also be caused by foods and beverages like coffee, tea, wine and berries. Some medications, smoking or tooth damage can also cause discoloration.
Scaling and Polishing
Scaling is a procedure where plaque and tartar are scraped from the surface of your teeth. This is done using hand instruments or a vibrating ultrasonic instrument. If you have stains, your teeth may need to be polished. A fluoride treatment may be applied to strengthen your teeth.
Dental sealants act as a barrier against decay-causing bacteria. They are usually applied to the chewing surface of teeth. Most often, the sealants are applied to the back teeth.
Oral Cancer Exams
Oral cancer starts in the cells of the mouth, tongue or throat. An oral cancer screening is usually a routine part of a dental check-up. In this exam to feel for lumps or irregular tissues in your neck, head, face, and inside your mouth.
When teeth have cavities or have been damaged, our dentists may recommend a filling. Composite fillings cement is used so their color can be matched to the rest of your teeth.
When a tooth is injured, cracked or decayed, it’s necessary to open the tooth and clean out the infected tissue. This space is then filled and sealed to prevent further infection. Keeping your tooth helps keep your other teeth from drifting out of line and causing jaw problems. Saving a natural tooth also avoids having to replace it with an artificial tooth, like an implant.
A tooth may need to be removed because of disease, trauma or crowding. In some cases, permanent teeth may need to be removed for orthodontic treatment. If you lose a tooth or need to have a tooth extracted it is recommended to replace the missing tooth. Tooth replacement options include bridges and implants or dentures. Extraction is a common practice for wisdom teeth
Orthodontic treatment straightens your teeth, so they look and work better. Braces or other appliances are used to put gentle pressure on your teeth. Over a number of months or years, this pressure can move your teeth into the right position.
Depending on the extent of your bad bite, dr.Rajput may suggest one or a combination of the following orthodontic treatments to correct your bite like:
Here are common dental emergencies that require immediate attention, and tips on what to do before you can get to a dentist.
If you have constant or severe pain in your mouth, call us immediately. Do not put the pills on your sore tooth.
Do not put a heating pad, a hot water bottle, or any other source of heat on your jaw. The heat will make things worse instead of better.