Japantown Dental offers numerous services and procedures, from dental veneers to basic cosmetic dentistry. When you’re in need of any dental services, call Japantown Dental today and find out more about some of these services below:- Fillings - metal-free / tooth-colored
- Periodontal Therapy
- Endodontic/ Root canal therapy
- Snoring appliances
- Removable Dentures
- Specialty Dentures
- Bleaching/ Whitening
- Teeth in one day
- Cosmetic Fillings
- Emergency visits
- Scaling and root planning/ Deep cleanings
- Cosmetic dentistry
- Cosmetic contouring
- Pediatric dentistry
Bonding is a simple solution to correct for
- chipped or cracked teeth
- gaps between teeth
Bonding can be done in one office visit, without greatly reducing the tooth’s original structure. A composite material, either plastic or resin, is bonded to an existing tooth surface. Composite bonds are not as durable and long lasting as veneers and crowns and may need more frequent replacements. They are susceptible to staining and therefore require proper home care and regular cleanings.
A crown is a semi-permanent cap placed over your own tooth that is used to restore tooth function and appearance due to:
- a root canal
- severe decay
- prevent a cracked tooth from progressing
- replace large existing fillings that are becoming loose or dislodged
- restore an implant
- anchor a bridge
- cosmetically to cover a discolored or stained tooth back to it’s natural appearance
A crown procedure will usually take between 2-3 visits to
complete. During the initial visit, the
tooth will be reduced in size to accommodate the space needed to create the
crown, a custom impression will be taken, and a temporary crown will be made
while the permanent custom crown is being processed in the lab. On your return visit, the temporary crown
will be removed, the tooth cleaned, and the permanent crown will be tried for
fit and function. Once the fit is
verified, the crown will be cemented.
Implants, as the name implies, are implanted into your jaw bone and over a period of time, your body’s bone will integrate into the implant, creating a stable foundation to place a single tooth, bridge, or denture over. Advancements in implant dentistry have created the opportunity to restore patient’s entire mouth without the use of dentures. Like any restoration, implants need proper home care and frequent cleanings to maintain the integrity and lifetime of the restoration.
Dental veneers are very thin, semi-translucent “shells” that cover the front side of your teeth. They are very aesthetic and in certain cases can be used to close spacing, change the color, shape or size of your teeth with very minimal prep to the tooth. In certain cases, “no-prep” veneers are also possible so there is no underlying change to your own teeth. Veneers typically take two office visits.
Tooth Whitening / Bleaching
Over time, your teeth will become darker due to many factors including age, illness, tobacco use, or improper oral hygiene. Environmental changes such as the food and beverages consumed can also cause teeth to darken over time. There are several options to whitening your teeth. We offer in-office whitening, as well as customized take home whitening kits. In-office whitening can dramatically whiten teeth in approximately an hour. Customized take home whitening kits allow you to whiten your teeth in approximately two weeks but allow the opportunity to do monthly “touch-ups” on your own.
Teeth In a Day
Teeth in a day is a revolutionary concept that allows patients to have implants placed and leave with teeth in the same day. A C.T. scan is taken at the initial consultation with our team periodontist, which will allow us to plan the placement of your implants by computer guided technology. At the time of implant placement, whether for a single missing tooth or those missing all their teeth, we are able to replace your teeth with a fixed prosthesis that resembles your natural teeth when you leave.
Cosmetic dentistry, though largely considered the general occupation of “dentistry,” concerns dental work to improve dental appearance. Cosmetic dentistry may be work to fix the look of someone’s teeth or gums, or repair a person’s bite. Your regular dentist can technically be considered a "cosmetic dentist," however the term is almost unnecessary as the field usually refers to basic dentistry.