Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically implanted in the jaw to provide unmatched support for restorations. Placing dental implants requires at least two surgeries, with about three to six months of healing time in between, but they can provide a lifetime of confident smiles.
Once the decayed portions of a tooth are removed, we use tooth-colored resin to fill the space, providing structural support and restoring a normal appearance. Tooth-colored fillings are considered superior to traditional fillings because they are more durable, stable, and provide better aesthetics.
When a dental filling isn’t sufficient to address a cavity, Dr. Patel may recommend an inlay or onlay. An inlay protects the valleys between the cusps on the tooth. An onlay covers the same area, but can extend over the cusps and down the side of the tooth, or over the entire biting surface.
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped prosthetics that completely cover a tooth down to the gum. Crowns are often used to support teeth following treatment for decay or fracture. Dr. Patel can design, fabricate, and place permanent crowns in a single visit with innovative CEREC computerized technology.
When most or all of a patient’s teeth are lost, dentures restore the ability to bite, chew, speak, and smile confidently. Dentures consist of a row of porcelain replacement teeth on a gum-colored base, which is secured to the patient’s dental ridge by adhesive, natural suction, or dental implants.
To effectively address multiple dental issues, Dr. Patel may perform full mouth reconstruction. This involves a custom treatment plan combining several treatments in order to restore a healthy and functional smile. Depending upon your goals, Dr. Patel can also incorporate some cosmetic treatments.
Dr. Patel uses modern diagnostic technology to plan patients’ restorative and general care and provide the best possible results. CT scans and digital X-rays provide crystal-clear 3D images of a patient’s oral structures. And CEREC technology allows us create and place restorations in a single day.
Usually erupting from the gums in the late teens or early 20s, wisdom teeth often come in at an angle or do not have enough space, which can lead to crowding and misalignment. Dr. Patel can safely extract wisdom teeth and provides sedation to help patients relax during surgery.
Periodontal care is an essential component of good oral and systemic health. During each visit, Dr. Patel will carefully evaluate the state of your gums to check for signs of periodontal disease. We offer treatment for gum disease, including root planing and scaling, to restore patients' gum health.
If a tooth is suffering from infection, your dentist may recommend root canal therapy. During the procedure, Dr. Patel will remove the soft, pulpy tissue inside the tooth and place a dental crown to protect its structure. Root canal therapy can save a tooth that might otherwise require extraction.