Dental Services

Dental Services


Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry is the greatest dental invention in 50 years. This hyperkinetic energy or “water in motion” allows the removal of soft tissue and decayed tooth structure, frequently with no injection of anesthesia. There is reduced post treatment pain, an increase in the healing process and both bacterial and viral colonies of infection are destroyed. Soft tissue (lips, tongue and gums) can be contoured and incised with very little bleeding and much quicker healing time.

Also, gum disease is treated less invasively, without surgery, and remarkably root canal treatment is done with the laser to sterilize the inside of the tooth. This laser treats ulcers and denture sores relieving the pain and cutting the healing time in half, and imagine cold sores being treated and if caught early, (when it first starts to burn or itch) the eruption of the unsightly sore can be eliminated. In addition to the above treatments, there is the reduction of stress anxiety, pain and fear. Ask how we can incorporate the laser into your treatment.

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. A tooth is made of enamel and dentin on the outside and pulp or nerve tissue on the inside. A root canal is necessary when the pulp, the nerve inside the root, becomes inflamed or infected. The inflammation or infection can have a variety of causes: deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, or a crack or chip in the tooth. In addition, an injury to a tooth may cause pulp damage even if the tooth has no visible chips or cracks. If pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can cause pain or lead to an abscess.

The purpose of a root canal is to save the damaged tooth. This is done by removing the infected pulp, treating any remaining infection, and filling the empty root canals with special, medicated dental materials, restoring the tooth to its full function. Often, antibiotics are used in conjunction with root canal therapy.

Root Canal Therapy can take one to three office visits to complete. Afterwards, it is essential that you return to have a crown or other restoration placed over the tooth to protect it. For the first few days after treatment, your tooth may feel sensitive, especially if you had pain or infection before the procedure. You can relieve pain with over-the-counter or prescription medications.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are one of the ways many people obtain a beautiful white smile. Porcelain veneers are custom-made, ultra-thin, porcelain shells that are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth. They are durable and can match the existing color or whiten your natural teeth. In as little as two visits, you can have custom-made veneers permanently bonded to your teeth. Veneers are a great way to correct crooked, cracked, discolored teeth.
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Oral Surgery/Tooth Extractions

Your Dentist may determine with you that one of your teeth needs to be extracted. Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed; others may have advanced periodontal disease, or have broken in a way that cannot be repaired. Some may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth), or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.
The removal of a single tooth can lead to problems related to your chewing ability, problems with your jaw joint, and shifting teeth, which can have a major impact on your dental health. To avoid these complications, your Dentist will discuss alternatives to extractions as well replacement of the extracted tooth.
At the time of extraction, your tooth, jawbone and gums that surround the area will be numbed with a local anesthetic. During the extraction process you will feel a lot of pressure but no pain, as the anesthetic has numbed the nerves. Detailed post-operative instructions will be given after the appointment along with any pain prescriptions that are necessary.

Replacing Missing Teeth

All of your teeth play an important role in speaking, chewing and in maintaining proper alignment of other teeth. Tooth loss doesn’t necessarily have to occur as you age, but if you do lose teeth they must be replaced to maintain proper function of your mouth. Teeth were designed to complement each other. Unusual stresses are placed on the gums and other oral tissues when teeth are missing, causing a number of potentially harmful disorders. Fortunately, there are options for correcting tooth loss. These options include dental bridges, dental implants, and removable partial and full dentures.

Removable Dental Prosthesis

For missing teeth, we can make dentures or removable partial dentures for you. There are different types of dentures that can be utilized depending on your personal needs:

Complete Dentures – A denture (or a complete denture as it is often called) is an appliance that is inserted in the mouth, replacing natural teeth and providing support for the cheeks and lips. These replace all of your teeth, upper and lower, and rest directly on your jaw. They require multiple appointments, allowing your Dentist to take impressions of your mouth and comfortably fit your custom-made dentures.

Immediate Dentures – Immediate dentures are placed the same day when your teeth are extracted, allowing bone and tissue to heal.

Partial Dentures – A removable partial denture completes your smile by filling out the spaces created by missing teeth, attaching to your natural teeth with clasps that hold them in place. Partial dentures usually consist of replacement teeth attached to pink or gum colored plastic bases connected by a metal framework. Your natural teeth are used as stable supports for removable partial dentures. Natural teeth also help people use their dentures more comfortably and effectively.

Overdentures – A type of denture that is placed over dental implants and typically “snaps” onto the implants, giving the denture more stability and better fit.

Dentures over a normal course of time will wear and need to be replaced or relined in order to keep the jaw alignment normal. The alignment will slowly change as the bone and gum ridges recede or shrink due to the extraction of the teeth. Regular dental examinations are still important for the denture wearer so that the oral tissues can be checked for disease or change.

Invisible Braces

Straighten your Teeth without Braces!

Many adults and teens are eager to achieve a beautiful smile without wearing braces! Simpli5 is an express aligner system that corrects the minor imperfections you dislike in only five to six months. Simpli5 is ideal for the front four to six teeth that are visible when you smile. Once Dr. Yahya and his associates determine that you are a good candidate for this treatment, impressions are taken that are used to develop a set of aligners precisely for your smile! You will be able to begin aligner treatment in just three to four weeks. Most cases are completed in about 5 months through the wearing of 5 different aligners or trays for only four to six weeks each.

The Simpli5 aligners are virtually invisible, so you can work, exercise and socialize while wearing them. The aligners can work for patients that require just one arch corrected, or both. You will need to remove your aligners at meal time and for dental hygiene. Most patient discomfort is minimal, and is relieved within two to three days after using your new tray. There is very little speech interference, and the flexible dura-clear material allows for gentle, consistent movement. Schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our asssociates to discuss developing a set of aligners to help you with any minor tooth crowding or post orthodontic treatment relapse.

You will never have to be unhappy about your smile ever again! For years, many have tried to hide their metal braces when they laugh, talk or even smile. They are worried that other corrective procedures are too expensive. Who wants to be in braces for 2-3 years!! Dr. Yahya utilizes invisible clear braces to help straighten and align your teeth. This cosmetic solution allows our patients to gain the confidence to smile all over again, all within six months! To learn more about Six month Smiles, please visit Dr. Yahya today!