Cosmetic Dentistry

What is Dental Implants and it’s Benefits

Posted on May 23, 2018

What is Dental Implants and it’s Benefits

  Cosmetic dentistry is one of the many branches of dentistry which specializes in developing the appearance of your unattractive and damaged teeth. This is the answer to the problems people face regarding their imperfect smiles. Dental treatments under cosmetic dentistry cannot only improve the quality of your smile but also restore your self-confidence. Cosmetic dentistry also provides therapeutic use; such is true with dental implants. Dental implants are biocompatible replacement for tooth roots used to support the reconstruction for a missing tooth and also help prevent the loss of jawbone. They are biologically designed to be affixed to your jawbone to provide excellent stability and strength for chewing foods. They also help in maintaining the shape of your jawbone, thus preventing caved-in appearance in your mouth. Benefits of having dental implants include: Improved nutrition – These allow you to chew food easier and eat whatever you want. They improve your ability to taste and appreciate the food you eat thus improving your appetite. Improved speech – These allow you to speak naturally without worrying that your improper fitted dentures might slip off. They help in improving your socialization skills. Improved physical appearance – These prevent bone loss thus preserving your facial structure. These implants help maintain your youthful look by preventing the caved-in appearance in your mouth. They help you improve your self- confidence thus making you feel a lot better about yourself. Improved oral health – The difference of dental implants from bridges is that they replace your teeth without grinding the adjacent, natural teeth. They help in maintaining the quality of your remaining teeth. Dental implants also allow easier cleaning of the teeth and they are not prone to dental cavities. Improved quality of life – These implants are more comfortable to use and are very durable. They are long-term, fixed restoration instead of dentures. Ask your dentist if you are a candidate for this procedure. Your dentist should be qualified and professionally trained to perform the procedure with dental implants. With the latest technological advancements, dental implants have shown long-term success for patients. They are the preferred choice of treatment in tooth...

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How Much it Cost to Have a Traditional Braces?

Posted on Mar 7, 2018

How Much it Cost to Have a Traditional Braces?

Traditional metal braces have long been the treatment of choice to align crooked or crowded teeth. Since most dental insurance companies only cover a portion of the cost, patients or their parents want to know, “How much it cost to have a traditional braces?” This is always a question when to consider the financial and time commitment necessary for successful orthodontic treatment. Knowing how much to budget or to set aside in your Health Savings Account helps to lessen anxiety so you or your child can go into the treatment process with confidence. Nationwide Average Cost for Traditional Metal Braces Across the country, the typical cost for orthodontic treatment with metal braces is $5,200. However, several factors may influence your final cost. These include: A fee for the initial consultation Cost for retainers after braces are removed Choosing a material other than metal for the brackets and wires on the braces Whether you or your child requires treatment beyond the typical 24 months Area of the country where you live. Medical and dental costs in the Midwest tend to be lower than they are on the East and West coasts. Sometimes people decide to receive treatment with clear braces instead after having their initial consultation. In that case, the average nationwide cost is $6,500. Trade-offs for the higher cost include a shorter treatment duration and the ability to be discreet about dental treatment. Dr. Bhavin Changela of Pearl Dental Clinic will prepare a written estimate of all anticipated costs during your initial consultation. Our office staff will also help you research methods to pay for orthodontic treatment, including applying for Care Credit. This is a third-party health financing company that offers low monthly payment options and interest rates for qualified customers. Pearl Dental Clinic also accept all major credit cards. Misaligned or crowded teeth are more than just a cosmetic concern. They can also make it more difficult to clean your teeth, a problem that leads to tooth decay and other serious dental issues. We encourage you to schedule a consultation today to learn more about traditional metal braces as well as financing...

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Different Types of Dental Bridges?

Posted on Feb 21, 2018

Different Types of Dental Bridges?

  If you are missing a tooth or several consecutive teeth, dental bridges help to conceal the gap and give you a more attractive smile. They also prevent nearby teeth from shifting into the open spot, which could eventually cause problems with your bite and alignment. Because dental bridges are a more conservative approach to tooth restoration, most insurance providers offer at least some coverage for them. When you come in for your dental bridge procedure at Pearl Dental Care, Dr. Bhavin Changela affixes the supporting anchors to the teeth on either side of the missing tooth. This holds the new dental bridge firmly in place. He then attaches your replacement tooth to the posts of the supporting teeth. Dr. Bhavin Changela takes special care to ensure that your new tooth matches the shape and shade of your existing teeth as closely as possible. Different Types of Dental Bridges Depending on how many teeth you are missing and your overall oral health, you will receive one of these types of dental bridges: Cantilever Bridge: This type of dental bridge is most appropriate for the back teeth because it only attaches to one nearby tooth for support. However, Dr. Bhavin Changela may place it elsewhere in your mouth when you only have one healthy tooth to support a dental bridge. Fixed Bridge: A fixed bridge comes with a dental crown at either end with one or several replacement teeth between them. Dr. Bhavin Changela places the crown over the natural teeth to the immediate left and right of the gap left by the missing teeth. The false teeth attached to the bridge then rest on the gums. Since a fixed bridge is highly durable, your dentist can place it anywhere in your mouth. esin-Bonded Bridge: Also known as a Maryland bridge, this type includes artificial teeth that span a gap in the patient’s mouth. Dr. Bhavin Changela attaches the replacement teeth to nearby teeth with metal bands rather than with a dental crown. This is a good option when the supporting teeth are healthy. The metal bands go behind the teeth, making this a good choice for replacing front teeth. A pus-filled sac on the gum line Contact Pearl Dental Care to Discuss Your Tooth Replacement Options Before recommending a specific type of dental crown, Dr. Bhavin Changela must examine your existing teeth and gums to determine which type would work best. You may also wish to consider other possibilities, such as dental implants. We’re happy to discuss your treatment choices during a personal...

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How Can Cosmetic Dental Treatments Help You?

Posted on Jan 17, 2018

Taking care of our teeth is not just a daily responsibility, but rather, a lifetime commitment. Without our teeth functioning properly, we would have a difficult time doing simple tasks like eating, pronouncing words, and even smiling! Even though speech is not usually associated to teeth, there are some sounds that can only be produced when our tongue is in contact with our front teeth. This makes our teeth very valuable for us to effectively communicate. Imagine trying to eat without teeth. Hard, right? Our teeth are important to help us cut and grind our food before swallowing, and our digestive system would feel mighty neglected without our them! Our teeth also help us to maintain our personality by letting us show off our bright smile. Cosmetic dentistry is becoming increasing popular as time passing on. A trusted cosmetic dentist has various tools, techniques, and knowledge at their disposal to improve the quality of your smile. Before you decide to undergo any cosmetic procedure, be sure to assess the pros and cons. Also make sure that you’re ready to pay for any required maintenance and whatever take-home maintenance products the dentist prescribes you after the session. Here are a few of the services that most cosmetic dentists offer: 1. Dull teeth? Consider Teeth Whitening Teeth whitening is a procedure that can be done in-office or at home. It usually involves specially formulated whitening gels that are applied to the teeth, and also laser technology in the form of a light that helps activate the gel to whiten teeth effectively. 2. Crooked teeth? Invisalign and some traditional orthodontic options Orthodontic options are usually prescribed to patients having problems with the alignment of their teeth which causes them to have bite problems. With the same results as traditional braces, Invisalign technology allows the patient to enjoy straightening their teeth, without having discomfort caused by traditional braces. 3. Bridges, Crowns and Veneers Bridges, crowns, and veneers are prescribed to patients that have lost teeth, or who have some other cosmetic dental problems, such as discolored or decayed teeth. These procedures involve the reduction of the natural tooth surface in order to add the replacement piece. Even though the teeth replacements are not real teeth, they can function just the same. A modern approach to replacing the teeth involves the installation of titanium screws on the jaws, thus replacing the lost tooth’s roots. Once stable, the dental implants will be fully functional. Don’t ever feel like you have to live with a smile that you are less than happy with. There are many cosmetic dental treatments available to assist you in improving the appearance of your smile, and you’ll love the confidence you’ll feel that comes from...

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