Root Canal/Endodontics

What is a Root Canal?
What happens during a root canal treatment? Learn more about this quick, comfortable procedure that can relieve your pain and save your natural tooth.
There’s no need to be worried if your dentist or endodontist prescribes a root canal procedure to treat a damaged or diseased tooth. Millions of teeth are treated and saved this way each year, relieving pain and making teeth healthy again.

Inside your tooth, beneath the white enamel and a hard layer called dentin, is a soft tissue called pulp. This tissue contains blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue, which help grow the root of your tooth during its development. A fully developed tooth can survive without the pulp because the tooth continues to be nourished by the tissues surrounding it.

Modern endodontic treatment is nothing like those old sayings! It’s very similar to a routine filling and can usually be completed in one or two appointments, depending on the condition of your tooth and your personal circumstances. Getting a root canal is relatively painless and extremely effective. You’ll be back to smiling, biting, and chewing with ease in no time.

Saving the natural tooth with root canal treatment has many advantages:

  • Efficient chewing
  • Normal biting force and sensation
  • Natural appearance
  • Protection of other teeth from excessive wear or strain
General Dentistry

Dentistry is defined as the evaluation, diagnosis, prevention and/or treatment of diseases, disorders and/or conditions of the oral cavity, maxillofacial area and/or the adjacent and associated structures and their impact on the human body.  These services are provided by a dentist, within the scope of his/her education, training and experience, in accordance with the ethics of the profession and applicable law.

Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing

Root planing and scaling cleans between the gums and the teeth down to the roots. Your dentist may need to use a local anesthetic to numb your gums and the roots of your teeth for this quick procedure.

Invisalign

Invisalign is one of the newest innovations in dental orthodontic treatments. It straightens the alignment without causing any harm or discomfort to the teeth. The aligner trays are custom made, visually invisible plastics that the patient wears 22 hours a day.  The benefits of Invisalign include:

  • Invisible and comfortable
  • No food restriction
  • Ease of removal
  • No irritation of the gums
  • Ease of flossing and brushing teeth
  • No staining after the treatment

Fillings

Modern Dentistry is able to restore teeth with tooth-colored materials that provide the natural appearance of the existing tooth. The light-curing composite material that the tooth is filled with comes in varying shades to match the actual tooth. In cases that the cavity is too deep, there might be an extra layer needed called a liner.  A liner is a layer that is applied to the tooth underneath the filling to protect the tooth from sensitivity. The benefits of composite bonding include:

  • Cosmetic restoration
  • Treatment of decayed teeth (cavities)
  • Restoration of tooth structure that is exposed due to receding gums
  • Reparation of chipped or cracked teeth
  • No risk of mercury or toxication

Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays are a great way to crown a tooth without touching extra structure of the partial healthy tooth. When the tooth is too damaged to support a filling and crowning the tooth might be too extreme since a part of the tooth is still healthy, then an onlay or inlay is the best treatment. Inlays and onlays are made in a dental laboratory from porcelain and are cemented to the surface of the tooth. Inlays and onlays are basically the same kinds of restoration but they cover different surfaces of the tooth. Onlays are made also for aesthetic reasons because they match perfectly to the natural tooth color and anatomy.

Night Guards

Bruxism and TMD (temporary joint dysfunction) are conditions that can drastically affect the state and order of someone’s teeth. At Elite Dental Group, Dr. Eliasian can prescribe an oral device called a night guard. It is a custom device which fits comfortably into the patient’s mouth. It is crucial to wear a custom-fitted, professional night guard to prevent joint pain and discomfort. Grinding and clenching from Bruxism and TMD can cause:

  • Jaw soreness
  • Headaches
  • Tooth pain
  • Cracked teeth
  • Worn and uneven teeth
  • Loose teeth

Porcelain Fused to Metal Crowns (PFM)

A porcelain-fused-to-metal dental crown has a metal base that is fused with a thin layer of porcelain. The crown is matched to the natural anatomy of the tooth and the color of the adjacent teeth. A porcelain crown procedure consists of two visits. On the first visit, the tooth is prepared for a mold that is sent to the laboratory and a temporary aesthetic crown is created. On the second visit, the crown is cemented.

Zirconia Crowns

Zirconia crowns are made of Zirconia ceramic stone that is known for its strength and its compatibility with the human body. Zirconia crowns do not trigger allergic reactions. The crown is light and comfortable because it is made of a solid material. Zirconia crowns are also admired for their aesthetic reasons. The translucent Zirconia crowns made of whitish stone are very hard to differ from natural teeth.  They are admired for their:

  • Strength
  • Aesthetic
  • Minimal preparation
  • Comfort

Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea is a medical condition that leads to sleepless nights and serious long-term health issues. Sleep apnea is defined as pauses in breathing for more than 10 seconds, which contribute to low amounts of oxygen in the blood that can also cause many health problems.

Elite Dental Group is happy to announce that we are able to prescribe an oral appliance therapy that is an effective treatment for snoring or sleep apnea. The oral appliance is custom made and supports the jaw in a position where it can maintain an open upper airway. Oral appliance therapy is a non-invasive treatment. The appliance fits comfortably in the patient’s mouth and dramatically improves your sleep.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance of teeth, gums and/or the bite of the teeth and jaw.  It primarily focuses on improving dental aesthetics in color, position, shape, size, alignment, and overall smile appearance.

Veneers

Veneers are a form of cosmetic dentistry made mostly for aesthetic reasons. Veneers are a layer of material placed over a tooth.  They improve the aesthetics of a smile and/or protect the tooth’s surface from damage. Veneers are made in a dental laboratory and are created from a thin layer of porcelain that is cemented on the surface of the tooth.  Veneers are recommended in cases of:

  • Abrasions
  • Erosions
  • Discoloration
  • Anomalies
  • Simple aesthetic reasons

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is one of the quickest and time efficient ways to improve your smile. Our experts will help you obtain the best smile guaranteed. We will help you remove stains and also helps with gum health.  We provide:

  • Teeth whitening in the office
  • Home kit for teeth whitening for use as needed
Dental Implant

Dental implants are metal posts or frames that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums. Once in place, they allow your dentist to mount replacement teeth onto them.

Extractions – Site preservation

Extractions are the least desired of procedures and are the last diagnoses we would like to make, but sometimes, the tooth at hand is too damaged and the only option is to remove it.  Nevertheless, Dr. Andre Eliasian and his team will ensure that your experience throughout the extraction process is as smooth as possible. We are ensuring a pain-free process that will be with followed up with more visits.

Extractions are necessary in cases of:

  • Impacted wisdom teeth
  • Advanced gum disease
  • Below gum line tooth fracture
  • Severe tooth decay

Dental Implants

Loosing a tooth can drastically affect the quality of life; it creates discomfort in the mouth and affects your smile. Since the introduction of the dental implant, it has become one of the most popular ways to alleviate the loss of a missing tooth/teeth. Implants are a great way to restore the alignment in a way where it looks and functions like a natural tooth. Dental implants are small metal anchors made of titanium which have the unique ability to fuse to the jawbone and provide a strong foundation. After the dental implants are successfully placed and the gum is healed, the restoration process can continue by making:

  • Single crowns
  • Bridges
  • Dentures

Dr. Eliasian will explain the entire process which includes a free consultation session, CT Scans, Surgery Recall visits, and a visit to restore the artificial teeth.

Ridge Augmentation

A bone graft is used for ridge augmentation.  A bone graft is made from a bone of a deceased donor that has been processed, cleaned and stored for patient uses. After the extraction has been made, “ridge augmentation” is applied to recreate the natural contour of the bone that was lost during the removal or from a severe infection.

Immediate Dental Implants

Modern dentistry succeeded in adapting more conductive and timesaving ways in its treatments. Immediate implants are one of the top innovations in dentistry. The placement of immediate implants makes it possible to do few procedures on the same visit.

  • By extracting a tooth the jawbone underneath starts to shrink back, and placing an implant at the same time creates the benefit of keeping the maximum amount of jawbone and to have more support for implants. Immediate implants make it possible to restore the smile in just a few hours.
  • If the jaw doesn’t have enough bone to place a long-lasting implant, there might be a need for a bone graft procedure.

Elite Dental Group offers the placing of the bone graft during the same visit. Bone grafts create a stronger foundation for the long-term success of the implants.  You can only do this treatment if needed, only if there is a need for a bone graft due to bone loss.

Dental Implant Supported Removable Dentures

Elite Dental Group offers Dental Implant Supported Removable Dentures, that are fixed in the mouth and don’t have any movement. DISRDs are a great financial way to restore the smile of the patient. The first procedure for having a fixed denture is the placement of the dental implant. Depending on the case, there will be a need to place 2 to 4 implants in the jawbone. On the same day, we provide our patients with temporary dentures. After a few follow-up visits, the mold is taken and the fixable denture is fabricated.

Implant Supported Fixed Dentures

Dentistry made a huge revolution giving people a second chance to have a fixed full smile. Many years back when people did not have any tooth structure left, the only options were dentures. Nowadays, with only placing 6 to 8 implants, people have the chance to create a full fixed smile. After the implants are surgically placed and healed, the dental laboratory fabricates a full arch dental bridge that is made of a natural looking and strong material. The bridge is fixed to the implants creating a full smile.