Regular visits to our dental surgery will allow us to check your teeth thoroughly, identifying and correcting any problems that we find. From routine check ups to root canal procedures, our dentists will always ensure that your visit is as comfortable and pleasant as possible.
Many people wait until they're experiencing tooth pain to go to the dentist. But at Future Smile Practice, we prefer to help our patients avoid discomfort in the first place. At our practice, we emphasize the importance of preventative dentistry and take steps to educate our patients on how to maintain proper oral health.
Routine cleanings and examinations Routine cleanings and examinations are the best defense against dental disease. The Future Smile Dentist, Dr. Salimi not only checks his patients for dental decay and periodontal (gum) disease, but he also regularly examines for any signs of oral cancer. Scaling and root planing Scaling and root planing are non-surgical procedures in which the hygienist removes plaque and tartar from below the gum line. Root surfaces are cleaned and smoothed with specially designed instruments. It is important to remove the plaque and tartar from the pockets. Bacterial toxins irritate the gums, and plaque and the rough surfaces of tartar are a breeding ground for bacteria.
Periodontal Disease & Treatments
Periodontics is the diagnosis and treatment of gum disease. A healthy periodontal environment is the foundation of a healthy mouth and beautiful smile. Periodontal disease is a destructive process, that often has few or very mild symptoms and therefore, may go undetected. We carefully screen every patient in our dental practice for any indications of periodontal disease and educate patients on prevention.
Fillings - Teeth that have been affected by tooth decay (caries or cavities) require a filling. Composite Resins - Also know as white fillings, a composite resin is a tooth-colored plastic mixture filled with glass (silicon dioxide) that is used primarily for cosmetic improvements of the smile by changing the color of the teeth or reshaping disfigured teeth. Other alternatives to restoring damaged or decayed teeth. Porcelain veneers - a ceramic material is bonded to the front of teeth to change the tooth's color, size, and/or shape.
PORCELAIN ONLAYS AND INLAYS
When teeth toward the back of the mouth have cavities that require a repair less extensive than a crown but are serious enough to need something more supportive than a filling and/or have small cracks or fractures that require restoration, porcelain inlays and onlays are an excellent choice for the job. Porcelain inlays and onlays are a conservative choice that ensures the preservation of the maximum amount of your own tooth.
Inlays and onlays are durable alternatives to ordinary fillings. They are custom-made by your ceramists which are then bonded to the teeth requiring repair. As a clarification, there are differences between inlays and onlays: inlays are placed in the center of a tooth and bonded to it. They are most often employed for decayed or damaged teeth where the problem areas are shallow but wide, near the outer surfaces of the tooth. An onlay may be necessary where a previous large filling has failed and needs replacing or there is a large cavity that needs to be repaired. Our goal is always to save your damaged teeth; inlays and onlays are helpful by giving more support to your remaining tooth structure and minimize the chances that you will eventually require further treatment, such as dental crowns, bridges, or implants.
Dental Bridge & Crown
A "cap" that covers a cracked or broken tooth, unfixed by a filling, to approximate its normal size and shape Cast Gold restorations - this type of restoration is often more costly and may require more than one dental fitting.
Crowns(Caps) A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protectsand strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations. Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most popular, because they resemble your natural teeth. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they will eventually need to be replaced. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.
A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance and is an excellent way to replace missing teeth. The “traditional bridge” is the most popular type and is usually made of porcelain fused to metal. Porcelain fixed bridges are most popular because they resemble your natural teeth. This type of bridge consists to two crowns that go over two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth) and are attached to pontics (artificial teeth), filling the gap created by one or more missing teeth. Dental bridges are highly durable and will last many years, however they may need replacement or need to be re-cemented due to normal wear.
Complete dentures are used to replace teeth when there are no teeth remaining. The teeth are prefabricated acrylic or porcelain which come in many sizes, shapes, and shades. They are processed into a custom made acrylic base which is made to intimately and comfortably fit the gum tissue in your mouth.
A partial denture is a removable appliance that replaces missing teeth. It is held in place by your existing teeth. It is important that these teeth be healthy in order to support your partial; often they may need treatment prior to making the partial.
Roo Canal Flling