Crowns are full coverage restorations that are used to cover a tooth that is likely to break, or is too broken down to be restored with a filling. They are most commonly done after root canal treatment, or when a large filling wears out. The larger the hole made by a cavity that has to be treated, the more likely a crown will be needed. Even after a filling is put in a large cavity, a tooth is more likely to break. Keep in mind that the jaw muscles are the strongest in the human body. Teeth are subjected to tremendous pressures. Crowns ride over the weakened tooth, providing strength and protecting the tooth against breakage. A broken or cracked tooth is a far more serious matter and much more difficult to treat. Crowns prevent this, as well as making for a nice smile. It takes two appointments to restore a tooth with a crown. In the first any decay is removed from the tooth and it is shaped to accept the crown. Then an impression is made of the tooth for use in fabricating a crown. Between the two visits the crown is made, usually of high-strength porcelain over metal alloy, all ceramic material, porcelain over zirconia or gold. During this time a temporary crown is worn. In the second visit this temporary is removed. Then the permanent crown is adjusted as needed and then cemented in place.
Bridges allow us to replace your missing teeth with artificial ones that are firmly held in place by the adjacent teeth
Root canal treatment (also referred to as root canal therapy or endodontic therapy) is made necessary decay manages to reach all the way to the pulp. (Regular cleanings and checkups prevent and detect problems early) Sometimes deep restorations or trauma to a tooth may cause the nerve to be damaged to the point where it needs root canal therapy, also. Once this occurs the pulp becomes infected, and can even extend through the root tip and begin to eat away at the surrounding bone (this is an abscess). By the time the pulp is infected it must be treated, and cannot heal on its own. Symptoms that the pulp has become infected may include swelling, pain to biting or pressure, and a bad taste in the mouth. Sometimes, however, no symptoms are apparent and the person is unaware of any problem until a checkup. A root canal is then performed to clean out the infected tooth pulp, and disinfect the canals of the tooth. The only other treatment would be to extract the tooth. Once the infection is resolved, the canal(s) are filled in to prevent any further infection. Usually a core build-up and crown is recommended for restoring a tooth that has had root canal therapy.
There are different types of dentures, but they share their common function. They replace teeth that have become loose or been lost due to bone loss. When bone loss around the roots of teeth is great enough to loosen them or let them fall out, it's time for dentures.
Relax. No one enjoys losing their natural teeth, but you can still eat and talk regularly. The entire mouth is examined and a determination is made as to which teeth will have to be removed, and which will remain. The loose teeth are then extracted. Dentures are fitted to go over or around whatever teeth remain in the mouth, depending on the type. There is an adjustment period after dentures are placed in the mouth, and it can take some getting used to. But once accustomed to the dentures, all the normal functionality and appearance return and one just carries on as usual. Often implants can used to further stabilize the dentures
Titanium Alloy Implants and Implant Retained Crowns are often times, the best way to replace your missing teeth.
While expensive, they offer a fantastic way to replace teeth without having to touch adjacent teeth.
They give you the freedom to bite and chew on practically any food without having to worry about movement of the prosthesis or pain and discomfort
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TMJ stands for temporal-mandibular joint. Temporal, as in temple area of skull; mandibular as in mandible, or lower jaw; joint as in it's where the head and jaw meet. Problems in this joint may be caused by a misalignment of the teeth, trauma, or excess muscle tension. Aside from the two bones that meet there, cartilage buffers them and five muscles are involved in the area. If something goes wrong a good deal of trouble can result.Problems in this area can cause:HeadachesEarachesTrouble/soreness in opening and closing the mouthClicking or popping of the jawPain in the jaw musclesSoreness in the area, sometimes extending to the faceDental treatments for the condition can include replacing missing teeth, moving teeth, adjusting the bite, filling gaps between teeth,fabricating night guards etc. There is no one solution that is right for all cases. Sometimes a plastic mouthpiece is used to prevent clenching or grinding that is contributing to the problem. If untreated and taken to extremes, surgery may be required to repair a badly damaged joint.
We offer patients that have been diagnosed with the life altering condition known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea , a way to possibly treat it without using a CPAP or in combination with a CPAP but at lower and more comfortable pressure.Oral appliances are a front-line treatment for snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. This small plastic device fits in the mouth during sleep like a sports mouth guard or orthodontic retainer. Oral appliances help prevent the collapse of the tongue and soft tissues in the back of the throat, keeping the airway open during sleep and promoting adequate air intake. Oral appliances may be used alone or in combination with other treatments for sleep-related breathing disorders, such as weight management, surgery or CPAP.Oral appliances are comfortable and easy to wear. Most people find that it only takes a couple of weeks to become acclimated to wearing the appliance. Oral appliances are small and convenient making them easy to carry when traveling.
Quality dental care at affordable prices located in Jamaica Queens also serves Queens. Jackson Heights, Hollis, Jamaica Estates , Rego Park, Forest Hills, Woodside. We are readily accessible by subway. Dr.Kashani at Gental Family Dental treats patients in the greater New York City Metropolitan area including Queens, Long Island, Nassau, Jamaica, Jamaica Estates, Hollis, St. Albans, Jackson Heights, Rego Park, Corona, Forest Hills and Flushing. We also assist patients in the following zip codes: 111432,11433,11431,11374,11375,11372,11371and 11360. We can give you a new smile using partial or complete dentures, crowns and bridges, veneers, oral sleep apnea appliances, tooth bleaching and tooth whitening. Our dentist also treats patients who have a chipped tooth, cracked tooth and treat gum diseases & gum bleeding. We are also an emergency dentist!
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