We offer a comprehensive range of dental services
Metal-free (composite) fillings
Tooth-colored fillings are made from durable plastics called composite resins. Similar in color and texture to natural teeth, the fillings are less noticeable, and much more attractive, than other types of fillings.
Because composite resins are tooth-colored, they look more natural than other filling materials. You can smile, talk, and eat with confidence. A tooth can be filled and sealed at the same time to prevent further decay.
The biggest limitation is that these fillings do not hold up well for large fillings where porcelain crowns would probably be the restoration of choice.
Dental crowns, also known as “caps,” preserve the functionality of damaged teeth. Crowns may be used to protect a cracked tooth, restore functionality of a tooth with excessive decay, or replace a pre-existing crown. The purpose of a dental crown is to encase a needy tooth with a custom-designed material. We have a variety of treatment options through which we restore teeth. If possible, these options should be explored and discussed with Dr. Daaboul before selecting the full coverage crown.
One or more missing teeth can adversely affect the appearance and functionality of your smile. Missing teeth can cause a change in occlusion (bite), shifting of the teeth, temporomandibular joint disorder, speech impediments, an increased risk for periodontal disease and a greater chance of tooth decay.
Dental bridges, like implants and partial dentures, are used to replace missing teeth. There are several types of fixed dental bridges (cannot be removed), including conventional fixed bridges, cantilever bridges and resin-bonded bridges.
Typically, conventional and cantilever bridges require shaping of the teeth surrounding a missing tooth. Crowns are then placed on the shaped teeth and attached to an artificial tooth (called a pontic).
Dental veneers can serve as a beautiful solution for worn tooth enamel, uneven tooth alignment, abnormal spacing, chips, and cracks. Our patients are very happy with their results, and feel the benefits far outweigh the cost.
Porcelain veneers are more expensive than their composite resin counterparts and can last 10 to 15 years. Composite veneers cost less expensive per tooth and are expected to last five to seven years.
Implant Crowns and Bridges
Despite improvements in dental care, millions of Americans suffer tooth loss – mostly due to tooth decay, periodontitis (gum disease), or injury. For many years, the only treatment options available for people with missing teeth were bridges and dentures. But, today, dental implant crowns and bridges are available.
These are titanium replacements of tooth roots and provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth.
Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. And because they are designed to fuse with bone, they become permanent functioning like your own teeth and improve your long-term oral health. With good care, many implants last a lifetime.
Complete or Partial Dentures
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Two types of dentures are available – complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.
Complete dentures can be either “conventional” or “immediate.” Made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal, a conventional denture is ready for placement in the mouth about 8 to 12 weeks after the teeth have been removed. Immediate dentures are made in advance and can be positioned as soon as the teeth are removed.
A removable partial denture or bridge usually consists of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base, which is connected by metal framework that holds the denture in place in the mouth. Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. A fixed (permanent) partial denture replaces one or more teeth by placing crowns on the teeth on either side of the space and attaching artificial teeth to them. This “bridge” is then cemented into place. Not only does a partial denture fill in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from changing position.
Depending on the extent of tooth decay or damage, the affected tooth may require extraction.