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 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
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.
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
- 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 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:
- Minimal preparation
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.