Teeth form an integral part of our everyday life and help us in several activities such as biting, chewing, phonetics, etc. A beautiful smile is a sign of confidence, and all of us yearn for one. But, certain dental anomalies such as infections, diseases, heredity and external damage could ruin the aesthetics and functionality of the mouth.
Restorative dentistry aims at correcting the issues with the teeth and gums, thereby bringing back the perfect aesthetics and functionality of the mouth. The various restorative services that we offer are Fillings, Dental Crowns, Implants, and Snoring and OSA solutions.
Cavities are one of the most common dental issues that people from all age groups experience. The main cause of cavities is the erosion of the enamel, which happens when the bacterial growth on them progresses rapidly. Excessive consumption of sugary foods, improper brushing and flossing, infections of the oral cavity, accumulation of plaque and tartar give way to cavities. If left untreated, the decay can progress on to the central root canal cavity, thereby infecting the pulp of the tooth. It can also lead to gum diseases and bone deterioration.
When you visit us for getting dental fillings, the dentist would initially clean the cavity. The decay would be removed and the walls of the cavity will be scrubbed to get rid of the microbial deposits. A filling material, which is usually a tooth-colored composite resin, will be prepared and applied to the cavity. It will be shaped according to the contour required, and a laser beam will be used to harden it. Any aesthetic changes, such as altering the bite, color, and texture, will be made by the dentist. In certain cases, fillings can also be used to change the shape of a tooth, cover minor cracks and chipping, etc.
External injuries to the mouth can damage the teeth, causing cracked, broken or chipped teeth. The best way to restore them to their original shape and contour is using dental crowns. Crowns are cap-like dental appliances that cover the entire surface of a tooth. They can be used to treat damaged teeth, discolored teeth, misshapen teeth and weak teeth that are on the verge of failing.
During your consultation for a crown, the dentist would thoroughly clean your teeth and take a highly precise mold of the tooth that would receive the crown. It will be sent to a dental laboratory, where it would act as a reference for fabricating the crown. Meanwhile, a temporary crown will be used in its place until the permanent one is available. The permanent crown, once fabricated, will be placed on the tooth and bonded firmly with the help of dental adhesives. The bite and comfort will be checked, and the crown will be polished to match the color of the adjoining teeth.
Dentists may recommend a tooth extraction when there is absolutely no way of treating a badly infected or damaged tooth. After the tooth is extracted, it is best to get it replaced with a prosthetic dental implant. If not, it may lead to further complications such as drifting of teeth, malocclusion, loosening of teeth from their sockets, and obviously, the embarrassment from a missing tooth.
An implant consists of a strong titanium root that will be inserted into the jawbone, and a prosthetic tooth structure that is made from either ceramic or composite resin. Implants are highly recommended by dentists as they are very strong, durable, long-lasting and look exactly like natural teeth. Moreover, they prevent the drifting of teeth and restore the functionality of the mouth.
Snoring and OSA solutions
Snoring can be very annoying. It is caused by the turbulence of air in the respiratory tract and can lead to disorders such as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and Bruxism. The other causes of snoring are misalignment of the jaw, accumulation of body fat near the throat, obstructive nasal passage, and weak muscles in the throat that collapse.
Dr. Los has treated several patients with snoring and OSA disorders during his long spanning career. He would carefully diagnose your condition and recommend the right dental appliance that would help to solve your snoring problem.
Contact us or schedule an appointment online to get rid of all your dental problems.