Chipped, cracked, broken, decayed, and missing teeth are all very common dental problems, and if you have one or more, then you know they can affect way more than just your oral health. Fortunately, Dr. Raj is able to offer the strong and natural-looking solutions you need to reclaim your complete smile. He can design custom-made restorations that will make it look like nothing bad ever happened to your smile, and you can trust them to last for decades to come. If you’re ready to finally take care of your problem teeth, contact us today.
When it comes to restoring broken, decayed, or weakened teeth, a dental crown is one of the best treatments in all of dentistry. A crown is actually a tooth-shaped “cap” that fits directly over a tooth, and it can bring back its original shape, size, and strength all at the same time. Dental crowns can even be attached to additional prosthetic teeth to “bridge” the gap left by missing ones. No matter which one you need, you can get a completely custom-made restoration in as little as two appointments to our office.
Tooth-colored fillings allow us to do what we never could with traditional amalgam fillings, and that’s repair your teeth without altering their appearance. These fillings are actually made of a strong and malleable composite resin, which can be specially shaded to perfectly match a patient’s tooth color. Even better, this material also allows us to use smaller fillings when restoring the teeth, meaning we’ll be able to preserve more of your natural enamel in the process.
Onlays and inlays are sometimes referred to as “partial crowns,” and they provide a middle ground for teeth that are too damaged to be repaired with a filling but don’t quite require a full crown. An inlay is a porcelain insert that can be used to restore the interior structure of a tooth, while an onlay can be used to rebuild a damaged cusp, or chewing surface, of a tooth. Both are made of porcelain so that they are practically invisible in the mouth.
Dentures have been used for centuries to help people dealing with significant tooth loss, and thanks to the latest advancements in dental prosthetics, modern-day dentures are now smaller, sleeker, and more natural-looking than ever. A partial denture can replace multiple missing teeth while fitting in comfortably among the remaining ones (like a puzzle piece), while a full denture can easily bring back an entire arch of teeth. No matter what you need, we’ll custom-design a prosthetic to help you reclaim your complete smile.
A root canal enables us to relieve the most severe dental pain and save extremely damaged teeth. We typically need to use them when the dental pulp, the delicate soft tissue located in every tooth, has become damaged or infected. Dr. Raj can remove this tissue, disinfect the tooth, and then restore it with a dental crown so it can function normally for many years to come. Thanks to modern techniques, including sedation dentistry, this often-feared procedure is now no more painful than getting a small filling.
While our mission is to help all of our patients preserve their natural teeth for as long as possible, sometimes the best course of action may involve removing one. This is often the case if: