Posts Tagged "dental-treatment"

Finding a Good Dentist

Posted on Apr 18, 2018

Finding a Good Dentist

Finding a new dentist can be as easy as opening the phone book or doing a quick Internet search. However, this doesn’t guarantee that you will find a quality dentist. In order to locate someone who can treat your entire family for years to come, it’s important to take your time in making this choice. We recommend that you start with learning as much as you can about the dentist’s qualifications. Pay Attention to Service Offerings Gone are the days when the neighborhood dentist only cleaned teeth and referred any other services to a specialist. Today’s dental patients are busy people who need all of their services under one roof. At Pearl Dental Care, we are pleased to offer our patients the following: • Traditional dentures • Dental implants • Endodontic treatment • Cosmetic dentistry • Restorative dentistry • Dental surgery • Orthodontics • Metal-free fillings • CEREC same-day implants and crowns If the dentist you are considering visiting does not offer all of these services, you may end up spending more time and money on dental treatment than you originally anticipated. Dr. Bhavin Changela has the qualifications to complete nearly any type of dental procedure you may need. He is happy to provide you with additional information or references upon request. Should you have questions about a specific offering at Pearl Dental Care, we encourage you to schedule a consultation. This gives you the opportunity to have all of your questions answered in a single session as well as see before and after photos of patients who have had the same procedure you are...

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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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Why choose Invisalign over Traditional Braces?

Posted on Nov 10, 2014

Why choose Invisalign over Traditional Braces?

Not all people have straight perfect teeth. Sometimes, they have crooked, crowded, unevenly spaced or even misaligned teeth. Oftentimes, these flaws deliver a direct hit to your self-confidence thus affecting your ability to smile and socialize with other people. These flaws do not only affect your ability to socialize but also your dental health. Crooked, crowded, or misaligned teeth are hard to clean thus can lead to tooth decay or gum diseases. Misaligned teeth, on the other hand, can interfere with your ability to chew foods properly and enunciate words correctly. Therefore, it is important to have well-aligned set of teeth. Overcrowding of teeth is usually corrected with dental extraction while crooked, unevenly spaced or misaligned teeth (malocclusion) are corrected using an orthodontic equipment called dental braces. They move teeth to ideal position resulting to a more beautiful and healthier smile. Traditional dental braces are made of metal brackets that are attached to your teeth with the use of an adhesive and are connected by wires. This requires periodic visit to your orthodontist to adjust the tightness so that the pressure will straighten your teeth. For patients who are vain and wanted to straighten their teeth without being called “metal mouth,” you may want to discuss with your orthodontist if you are a possible candidate for Invisalign treatment. Invisalign is a set of custom-fitted clear aligners that is utilized to straighten teeth. It is also called known as the invisible braces. Invisalign is hardly visible to others as compared to the traditional braces. This equipment helps preserve your smile while straightening your teeth. The course of treatment in using Invisalign involves taking pictures of your teeth using an x-ray, a bite registration and polyvinyl siloxane of your teeth and gums. The impressions are sent in the dental laboratory to create a three-dimensional computer projection of how the teeth would move over the course of treatment. This projection is then used as basis for creating custom-fitted Invisalign. These aligners are replaced every two weeks that’s why they are costly. Reasons for choosing Invisalign over traditional braces are: they are invisible they are less painful than the traditional braces they do not aggravate your gums like traditional braces schedule of treatment is well-established since they are replaced every two...

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