At our office, we dedicate ourselves to providing you with excellent dental care. We make every effort to ensure that you experience quality care. We will diagnose, then discuss and explain your course of treatment with you. We want to help you obtain optimum dental health.
We offer the following treatments:
- Professional cleaning
- Preventive dentistry
- Root canals
- White fillings
Whitening is a treatment that lightens your tooth color. Our office offers at-home, custom whitening trays. Under the dentist’s supervision, you place a bleaching agent in your custom-fitted tooth tray, and wear the tray nightly for two to three weeks.
Bridges are fixed or removable artificial teeth that span a space where one or more teeth have been lost in the dental arch. The teeth adjacent to the area of missing teeth will be prepared for crowns in order to support the bridge.
Today, dental implants can often replace teeth for about the same price as a bridge, without having to cut on the adjacent teeth.
Bonding restores teeth that are discolored, chipped, cracked, or misaligned. This technique restores teeth to their natural appearance. We will apply a bonding fluid on the tooth, place a tooth-colored resin on it, then sculpt and polish the tooth.
Cleaning is a treatment done by a dental hygienist. The hygienist removes stains, plaque, and tartar from teeth and finishes with a polishing.
Crowns are made from a variety of materials that strengthen and protect the tooth structure. There are three types of crowns: a full-porcelain crown, a porcelain fused-to-metal crown, and an all-metal crown.
Dr. Izadi will discuss and help you decide which type of crown is suitable for you. Crowns are suggested for the following reasons:
- Severe damage from decay
- A filled tooth can no longer support the filling
- After a root canal, when the tooth becomes brittle and requires the protection of a crown
- When teeth are replaced by a bridge, the adjacent teeth need crowns in order to support it
Dentures: Full & Partial
Dentures are artificial and removable replacements for missing teeth. They are made of acrylic resin. Complete dentures replace all teeth and are custom-fitted for each individual, while partial dentures are fitted with clasps to replace a section of missing teeth.
With dentures, patients improve their chewing and speech. Dentures also provide support for facial muscles.
For many people, lower complete dentures are especially difficult to wear, because they are continually loose, with nothing to hook to. The picture at the top of this page shows a lower denture supported by two dental implants. The denture can literally snap into position, and it stays tightly in place until you remove it for cleaning.
Extraction is the process of removing teeth. Teeth need to be removed because they are painful, infected, or have developed cavities or gum disease. Extractions are also performed in cases of impacted wisdom teeth, which cause crowding and misalignment of other teeth.
Today, extracted teeth can often be replaced at the same appointment with a dental implant. This preserves the bone and gum, which otherwise can be lost around the extracted area.
Today, silver fillings have been replaced by composite resins (white fillings). After the decay has been removed from a tooth, Dr. Izadi will place the filling into the tooth, harden it, and adjust it to your bite.
Implants replace a missing tooth permanently. A titanium post is surgically implanted into the jawbone. The post will fuse with the jawbone, and after a two-month healing period, an artificial tooth is placed on the post.
For front teeth, an implant can often be placed at the time of tooth extraction. A temporary crown can be placed, so you never have to go without your tooth. A permanent porcelain crown is placed two months later.
Implants can also be used to hold a lower denture, so it literally snaps into place. You can remove it for cleaning.
Preventive dentistry is a prevention-based dental health program that’s essential to keep teeth clean, healthy, and strong. Through regular dental visits, we will clean and examine your teeth, including diagnosis and treatment of early symptoms. Between dental visits, you can use dental hygiene products and techniques to maintain a healthy mouth.
Root canal treatment is performed when a tooth’s pulp (nerve and blood supply) become infected or inflamed. With local anesthesia, the tooth is numbed and the pulp and bacteria are removed, which leaves an empty pulp chamber. The chamber is filled with a sealant and a filling. The tooth may require additional protection and reinforcement with a crown.
White fillings are known as composites. They have all but replaced silver and gold fillings because of their extreme durability. Composites are made up of a combination of quartz resin and a light-sensitive agent, and come in different shades in order to match the color of your natural teeth.