Exam & Cleaning
Regular dental exams are an important part of preventative dentistry. Everyone should visit dentist at least twice a year for a cleaning and a check-up. These office visits allow you to achieve a thorough clean that cannot be done at home on a regular basis, also give dentists the opportunity to catch problems and fix them before they turn into a serious issue.
Dental Sealant and Fluoride
Dental sealant is a thin, plastic coating painted on the chewing surfaces of teeth, usually the back teeth, to prevent tooth decay. The sealant quickly bonds into the pits and fissures of teeth, forming a protective shield over the enamel of each tooth. Topical fluoride protects teeth by strengthen enamel and make teeth more decay-resistant.
Tooth Color Filling
At Agape Dental Care, we use only composite (tooth color) material. We are able to make minimal preparation thus conserving more natural tooth structure. Because composite is not metal, you will not have constant expansion and contraction in your teeth. Therefore composite filling cause much less of teeth cracking and more esthetic.
Scaling & Root Planing (Deep Cleaning)
Scaling and root planing is a deep cleaning below the gum line used to treat gum disease. Gum disease is caused by dental plaques, its products, and calculus. Those are always forming on your teeth, if they aren’t cleaned well, the bacteria in them can cause your gum to become inflamed. When this happens, your gum will pull away from your teeth and form spaces called pockets. Plaques and calculus then get trapped in these pockets and cannot be removed with regular brushing and cleaning. If untreated, gum disease could lead to bone and tooth loss.
Root Canal Treatment
Endodontic therapy is treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected. During root canal procedure, the tooth nerve (pulp) is removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned, disinfected and sealed.
A dental extraction is tooth removal from jaw. The most common reason for extraction is those teeth become unrestorable due to decay, periodontal disease, or trauma. Sometimes wisdom teeth need to be extracted because they are impacted and may cause recurrent infection of the gum.
Partials & Dentures
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and adjacent tissues. Complete or full dentures replace all teeth. Candidates for complete dentures have lost all of their teeth. A partial denture is suitable for those who have some natural teeth remaining. A denture improves chewing ability and speech, and provides support for facial muscles.
Crown and Bridge
A crown is used to cover the entire tooth surface to strengthen a damaged tooth. Crowns are also used for cosmetic purpose to cover misshapen or discolored teeth. A bridge is a fixed appliance to replace one or more missing teeth. Bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or implants neighboring the empty missing tooth/teeth.
Dental veneers are thin and custom-designed shells of tooth-colored materials to cover the worn teeth enamel, uneven teeth alignment or spacing and chips or cracks to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length. Dental veneers can be made from porcelain or from resin composite materials.
The chair-side whitening is usually performed at a dental office. The procedure takes about an hour and produces immediate results. The at-home whitening tray method requires a custom tray which fit into the mouth. The trays are then filled with a gel bleaching material against teeth either overnight or hourly depending on the strength of the whitening gel. The process takes about 1-2 weeks.
Night guard, also known as dental splint or occlusal guard, is a mouthpiece custom fitted to cover and protect the entire upper or lower arch of your teeth. It is used to treat TMJ disorders and to prevent further wear, fracture, and damage to your teeth due to clenching, grinding or bite issues.
A dental implant is a permanent new root for a missing tooth. It is a titanium screw that is placed into the jaw bone. An abutment and crown is then placed on the implant to provide a new tooth that is permanent and looks just like a natural tooth. Dental implants look and feel just like real teeth, they are permanent, you can eat the food and enjoy your smiles without any fear of embarrassment.