Porcelain Crowns and Bridges
A crown is used to replace all, or part of a tooth.
Also called a “cap”, a crown can be the solution for a number of dental problems: A broken tooth, a tooth with a large chip or broken filling, a big cavity, after having a root canal, or to go on top of a dental implant. A veneer is a thin tooth-colored shell that is cemented to the outer surface of the tooth. Crowns are stronger than veneers and fillings,so a crown may be recommended in certain instances.
A bridge is a series of connected crowns used to replace one or more missing teeth. Crowns are made to cover teeth on either side of a space, and are connected to a “fake” tooth that sits in the space. Crowns, bridges, and veneers also be used to dramatically improve the appearance of your teeth. People often dislike their stained or crooked teeth, but may not want to have braces or do teeth whitening.
Crowns, bridges and veneers can be made to change the shape, contour and color of your teeth giving you the smile you’ve always wanted.
Dr Pinhasov is highly skilled in cosmetic dentistry; he works closely with dental laboratories to create gorgeous, quality restorations that are beautiful and restore function. Dr. Pinhasov's experience and attention to detail can give you a beautiful smile you are proud to show off.
Dental implants are the most conservative way to restore a missing tooth, or provide a secure foundation for a denture.
Teeth can be missing for a variety of reasons: Injury, missing since birth, or infection. Dental implants can give you a functional, natural looking smile that you are proud to show off!
For tooth replacement, an implant is placed in the jaw bone to replace the “root” of the tooth. After a healing period, a crown is created and cemented to the top of the implant. Dental implants can replace one, or multiple missing teeth, giving your smile a very natural appearance. An advantage to dental implants is that you do not have to affect adjacent teeth. Dental implants are also easier to keep clean than traditional fixed bridges.
A missing tooth can ultimately affect the supportive bone and other teeth in your mouth. Having a dental implant can help preserve bone levels, and the supportive structures around adjacent teeth. The sooner an implant can be placed after tooth loss, the better. Bone begins to reabsorb at a rapid rate when a tooth is missing, making restoration of the missing tooth more difficult as time passes. Bone resorption can also cause adjacent teeth to tip out of alignment, causing damage to them. A dental implant stimulates the bone, preventing resorption and keeping the foundation around your teeth sturdy and healthier
Dentures are a common way to replace multiple missing teeth. Implant posts can be placed to act as anchors for your dentures to ensure they fit comfortably and stay in place.
Dr Boris Pinhasov has achieved fellowship status in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). Dr. Pinhasov's experience, education and skill in implant placement have been restoring people’s smiles for years!
Orthodontics- Six Month Smiles
Six Month Smiles is a type of bracket and wire orthodontic correction for straightening the front upper and lower teeth in approximately six months; although treatment times vary depending on individual misalignment problems.
Using clear brackets and tooth-colored nickel-titanium wires, Six Month Smiles braces can treat a variety of orthodontic problems that affect the cosmetic appearance of the teeth. The combination of low-movement forces and short overall treatment time increases patient comfort, safety and oral hygiene, making Six Month Smiles ideal for patients who want the cosmetic straightening benefits of braces but who do not need more complex corrections to their bite or occlusion.
Dr Boris Pinhasov has had extensive training for patients who are interested in such orthodontic work and prefer that over Invisalign. Call for a consultation to see if you're a candidate!
Fluoride is the most effective agent available to help prevent tooth decay. Our dentist would recommend it for patients who have deep pits and fissures on the chewing surfaces of teeth, exposed and sensitive root surface and inadequate saliva flow due to medical conditions, medical treatments or medications.
A sealant is a thin, plastic coating applied to the chewing surface of molars, premolars and any deep grooves (called pits and fissures) of teeth. More than 75% of dental decay begins in these deep grooves. Teeth with these conditions are hard to clean and are very susceptible to decay. A sealant protects the tooth by sealing deep grooves, creating a smooth, easy to clean surface.
Dental Exams & Cleanings
A comprehensive dental exam will be performed at your initial dental visit including an oral cancer screening, gum disease evaluation, and evaluation of tooth decay. The professional ultrasonic cleaning will involve removal of calculus (tartar), plaque and teeth polishing.
Digital radiography (digital x-ray) is the latest technology used to take dental x-rays. This technique uses an electronic sensor (instead of x-ray film) that captures and stores the digital image on a computer. This image can be instantly viewed and enlarged helping the dentist and dental hygienist detect problems easier. Digital x-rays reduce radiation 80-90% compared to the already low exposure of traditional dental x-rays.
White (metal-free) fillings are an alternative to silver (mercury amalgam) fillings. White fillings are made of a strong composite resin that is matched to the surrounding tooth color. In the past, white fillings were placed only on front teeth, but a stronger, more durable material has been developed that can withstand the chewing pressure of back teeth. White fillings are often preferable because:
Many patients prefer mercury-free fillings
Patients with sensitivity to heat or cold find metal-free fillings to be more comfortable
Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin shells of ceramic material, which are bonded to the front of teeth. This procedure requires little or no anesthesia, and can be the ideal choice for improving the appearance of the front teeth. Porcelain veneers are placed to mask discolorations, to brighten teeth, and to improve a smile. Highly resistant to permanent staining from coffee, tea, or even cigarette smoking, the wafer-thin porcelain veneers can achieve a tenacious bond to the tooth, resulting in an esthetically pleasing naturalness that is unsurpassed by other restorative options.
Our state-of-the-art, in-office bleaching system will make your teeth whiter in less than 1.5 hours. Another option is our home deep bleaching system you take with you for results in 2 weeks. You can also consider a combination program of both systems for optimal, long-term results.
Invisalign straightens your teeth using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. They gradually and gently shift your teeth into place. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference to your daily life. Be aware that not every case is an Invisalign eligible case, but ask our doctor if you're considering straightening your teeth and he'll decide if the treatment is right for you!
From wisdom teeth extractions to teeth that are no longer viable, Dr Boris is gentle but nonetheless very efficient to take out any tooth that needs to be removed.
Inlay and Onlay Restorations
An inlay restoration is a custom made filling made of composite material, gold, or tooth-colored porcelain. Porcelain inlays are popular because they resemble your natural tooth. A porcelain inlay is made by a professional dental laboratory and is permanently cemented into the tooth by your dentist. Inlays can be utilized to conservatively repair teeth that have large defective fillings or have been damaged by decay or trauma. Inlays are an ideal alternative to conventional silver and composite fillings. Also, they are more conservative than crowns because less tooth structure is removed in the preparation of inlays. Onlays are essentially identical to Inays with the exception that one or more of the chewing cusps have also been affected and need to be included in the restoration.
Dentures & Partial Dentures
A denture is a removable dental appliance replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. They are made to closely resemble your natural teeth and may even enhance your smile. There are two types of dentures - complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. A Partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from shifting.
Root Canal Therapy
Nothing is as good as a natural tooth! And sometimes your natural tooth may need root canal (endodontic) treatment for it to remain a healthy part of your mouth. Most patients report that having root canal (endodontic) treatment today is as unremarkable as having a cavity filled.