Cleaning & Prevention

Many people treat their teeth and mouth much like a used car. Other than keeping gas in the tank and changing the oil once every few thousand miles, the car receives little maintenance. It's not until the car has an easily-detectable problem that it gets taken to the shop - but by then, often times it's too late. You'll have to prepare to spend more time and money on repairs that could have been prevented with proper upkeep.

Your dental and oral health works the same way. Routine exams and appointments can detect problems before they get uncomfortable, larger and more expensive to fix. No matter when you come in, we're always prepared to repair the damage and alleviate the pain through proper treatment.

Schedule a full exam and we'll teach you how to have and maintain a smile that's just as beautiful as it is healthy.

Bridges

Bridges are a non-removable solution to many cosmetic dental issues. Most patients come in for a porcelain fixed bridge to:

 

  • Fill the spaces of missing teeth
  • Maintain facial structure
  • Prevent remaining teeth from drifting position
  • Restore chewing and speaking ability
  • Upgrade from a removable partial to permanent appliance

 

There are a variety of different bridges. Dr. Khanna will guide you in deciding which option best fits your needs. The most common bridge is the porcelain fixed bridge because it resembles your natural teeth. It consists of two different crowns placed on two anchoring teeth. The crowns are attached to the artificial teeth which fill the gap created by missing teeth.

Bridges are made to be durable - lasting many years to provide you with a completely functioning mouth and smile.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are used to replace single or multiple missing teeth. They're designed to give you the strength, stability, resilience and support of your natural teeth.

Dental implants are replacements for both the root and the tooth made to provide the needed support in your mouth. The implants are surgically placed in the upper and lower jawbone of your teeth. When attached, they look and feel like natural teeth and enhance and restore your smile.

Benefits of receiving dental implants include:

  • Replace one or more missing teeth
  • Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by shifting teeth
  • Restore a smile with the appearance of naturally-grown teeth
  • Restore chewing, speech & and digestion
  • Support a bridge or denture with more comfort & security

 

To find out more about our implant services, call us! We're happy to answer ANY questions you may have.

Dentures

A denture is a removable dental appliance that replaces the spaces for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. They're important for keeping the teeth and mouth in frame when one or more teeth are missing.

There are two types of dentures - complete and partial. Complete dentures are for patients who are missing ALL of their teeth, while partials fill the spaces for missing teeth. In the case of missing teeth, partial dentures prevent other teeth from shifting position in the mouth.

Typically, patients receive dentures for the following reasons:

  • Complete loss of all teeth in an arch
  • Partial loss of teeth in an arch
  • To enhance smile & facial tissues
  • To improve chewing, speech and digestion

 

Our dentures are strong and durable and make an enormous difference in both oral functions and cosmetic appearance.

Digital X-Rays

An important part of every cleaning and prevention plan is taking X-rays. We use digital radiography - the latest X-ray technology - instead of film to capture and stores digital images of your teeth.

The process of taking digital radiography is quicker and more comfortable than the X-ray film and it reduces radiation exposure significantly. Since the digital images can be viewed instantly, Dr. Khanna will be able to detect and diagnose any abnormalities or problems fairly quickly.

How Do I Know I Need an X-Ray?
The frequency and need for x-rays are based on: medical and dental history, a dental exam, symptoms, age and risk of disease. Although a full X-ray of your top and bottom teeth are taken once or twice a year, new X-rays may be needed if any dental problems arise. If you are experiencing any difficulties or pain, we highly recommend that you arrange an appointment ASAP.

Dental X-Rays may reveal:

  • Bone loss
  • Abscesses or cysts
  • Cancerous & non-cancerous tumors
  • Decay between teeth
  • Developmental abnormalities
  • Poor tooth & root positions
  • Problems inside a tooth or below gum line

Fillings

A filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks or fractures. In just one appointment, the decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed, cleaned and filled.

There are many types of filling materials. When choosing yours, consulting with Dr. Khanna is strongly recommended.

Sealants

A sealant is a plastic material that's usually applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. They act as a barrier, protecting the teeth against decay-causing bacteria like plaque and acids.

The whole procedure lasts only a few minutes. Before the actual sealing, a cleaning will be performed and the teeth will be prepared. The sealant will then be carefully placed and bonded directly to the tooth.

The surface of the tooth will be protected, but it is still important to maintain good oral hygiene and attend regular visits so the dentist can continue evaluation.

Veneers

Veneers are a cosmetic treatment made specifically to help your smile look its best. Veneers are made of porcelain and are shaped and customized in a dental lab. When bonded to your teeth, they can make your smile flawless.

Porcelain veneers are able to:

  • Correct crooked teeth
  • Fix misshapen teeth
  • Correct severe discolorations/stains
  • Correct teeth that are too small or large
  • Repair chipped or worn down teeth
  • Fix unwanted/uneven spaces between teeth

Whitening (Bleaching)

The color of your teeth can affect the confidence you have about your smile. Although it's not permanent, tooth whitening or bleaching is a simple dental treatment used to change the color of your teeth. Whitening is easy, non-invasive way to enhance the beauty of your smile.