Fillings are synthetic materials that are used to restore a portion of a tooth damaged by decay or traumatic injury. Once the decay is removed, Dr. Reis will shape the space to prepare to fill the tooth with a composite material known as white filling. Decay is not the only reason you may need a filling.Cracked or broken teeth, or teeth that are worn from tooth grinding (Bruxism), may also need fillings or crowns.
Veneers are very thin pieces of tooth shaped porcelain that are custom made (for shape and color) by a professional dental laboratory. They are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile.
Veneers can completely reshape your teeth to it's ideal form. They can often be alternatives to crowns and can often be the ideal solution in treating many dental conditions.
As with most dental restorations, veneers are not permanent and may someday need replacement.They are very durable and will last many years, giving you a beautiful long-lasting smile!
Reasons for porcelain veneers:
_Cosmetic (to achieve white, well-aligned teeth for a beautiful smile, etc.)
A crown is used to entirely cover or "cap" a damaged tooth. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment. When the tooth has had a root canal treatment, has been broken and cracked or has a large dental filling and a large cavity.
Most of them are either made of metal (like gold), with ceramics (porcelain), or made of a combination of metal and porcelain so it can be matched to the color of your teeth.
Bridges are commonly used to replace one or more missing teeth. They span the space where the teeth are missing. Bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space.
Using your impression, a dental lab then makes your crown or bridge. A temporary crown or bridge will be put in place to cover the prepared tooth while the permanent crown or bridge is being made. When the permanent crown or bridge is ready, the temporary crown or bridge is removed, and the new crown or bridge is cemented over your prepared tooth or teeth.
In the situation that a tooth is considered so threatened (because of decay, cracking, etc.) that future infection is considered likely or inevitable, a pulpectomy, (a removal of the pulp tissue), is advisable to prevent such infection. Usually, some inflammation and or infection is already present within or below the tooth. To cure the infection and save the tooth, Dr. Reis will drill into the pulp chamber and removes the infected pulp and then drills the nerve out of the root canal(s) with long needle-shaped drills. After this is done, the dentist fills each of the root canals and the chamber with an inert material and seals up the opening. This procedure is known as root canal therapy. With the removal of nerves and blood supply from the tooth, it is best that the tooth be fitted with a crown which increases the prognosis of the tooth by six times.This infection can cause pus to build up in the tooth and cause supporting bone at the tip of the root to be lost. On an x-ray this dark shadow at the tip of the root is called an abscess. This process is often accompanied by painRoot canal treatment consists of several steps that take place over several office visits, depending on the situation.
These steps are:
First, an opening is made through the back of a front tooth or the crown of a molar or pre-molar.
After the diseased pulp is removed (a pulpectomy), the pulp chamber and root canals are cleaned, enlarged and shaped in preparation for being filled.
If more than one visit is needed, a temporary filling is placed in the crown opening to protect the tooth between dental visits.
The temporary filling is removed and the pulp chamber and root canal permanently filled. A tapered, rubbery material called gutta-percha is inserted into each of the canals and is often sealed into place with cement. Sometimes a metal or plastic rod is placed in the canal for structural support. ·
In the final step, a crown is usually placed over the tooth to restore its natural shape and appearance. If the tooth is very broken down, a post may be required to build it up prior to placing a crown Restoring the Tooth After Root CanalFor small cavities in front teeth, your dentist may place a tooth-colored filling after a root canal. Usually, though, your tooth will need a crown. The crown is created in a dental laboratory. It is made of porcelain, metal or a combination of the two.First, your dentist will have to build up a foundation to strengthen the tooth and support the crown. This buildup is called a core. To help hold the core in place, your dentist may have to use a post. A post is a metal rod. There are two ways to put a post and core in a tooth. The post can be pre-made and used with a core material that is built up around it. Or, the post and core can be custom-made in one piece to fit your tooth. This second type often is used in front teeth. It takes two dental visits. During the first visit, your dentist prepares the tooth and takes an impression so the post and core can be made. During the second visit, your dentist cements the post and core to the tooth.Finally, a crown is made and cemented onto the tooth. If a post and core have been placed in the tooth, the crown is then cemented over the post and core.
A crown dental implant is a term some of us use to describe the restoration of a dental implant. Restoration is the process of creating an artificial tooth and connecting it to the dental implant.The process of restoring a single implant, or multiple implants, starts after the implant is placed as described in 'dental implant surgery'. After the surgery a period of at least 3 months is required to let the tissue recover and prevent further trauma.
When the area for treatment is ready the dentist will puncture a hole in the gum tissue right above the dental implants. An abutment will be screwed on top of the implants. The abutment is a metal cylinder that the artificial tooth is built onto.
There are many types of abutments and they vary in length, width, angle and color. All of this provides a large selection to match the patient's natural teeth and to accomplish the final result of blending in and looking natural.
After fitting the right abutment the dentist will take measurements of your teeth by making an impression (in this process, the dentist takes a form with blue stuff that looks like play doh on it, sticks it in your mouth and tells you to bite on it and not move!).
Once this is completed the dentist will send the measurement out to the laboratory for them to build your final tooth. A temporary implant tooth will be placed on the abutment until the final tooth is ready to be placed. (In the figures you can see the lab work shaping the final crown dental implant: shaping abutment, metal cast tooth on model, porcelain coated final tooth When the final restored implant tooth is ready, your dentist will place it on the implant and final adjustments will be made if needed. From that day on your new tooth should look and function just like any other tooth in your mouth, requiring the same care and attention as all the other teeth. A patient with a multiple implant restoration goes through the same process and the final crowns can vary between multiple single crowns or several crowns connected by a bridge or even a partial fixed denture – it all depends on the way the case was planned.
Injectable fillers for face contour
Injectable fillers can plump thin lips, enhance shallow contours, soften facial creases and wrinkles, or improves the appearance of recessed scars.Enhancing your appearance with soft tissue augmentation
The visible signs of facial aging occur over time as a result of sun exposure, heredity and lifestyle.
One of the earliest signs of aging is
a loss of facial fullness and the development of wrinkles. Softening of these facial lines and the restoration of volume and fullness in the face often can be achieved non-surgically with injectable fillers.
If you would like to restore facial contours, or reduce the appearance of lines and creases, injection therapy with soft tissue fillers may be right for you.
Injectable filler scan:
Plump thin lips Enhance shallow contours Soften facial creases and wrinkles Improve the appearance of recessed scars
Botox for wrinkles
There are four things you should know before you opt for Botulinum toxin(Botox) injections. Understanding the process involved will help you get the best results possible.
Prevention: May slow down the aging process
Convenience: Is a minimally invasive procedure with little recovery time, is a affordable and accessible option
safety: Treatments administered by a professional involve minimal risk.
Subtlety: Will not turn you into a paralyzed plastic doll.
Botox can delay aging by treating wrinkles.This is due to the state of paralysis that imposed on the muscles. Botox works by relaxing the muscle around the area that was injected.Starting Botox before visible signs of wrinkles may significantly reduce the signs of aging.
Botox is a Non Invasive Procedure with Minimal Recovery Time
Is considered a non invasive cosmetic surgery procedure. When compared to procedures with similar effects, such as a face lift or eye lift when weeks are required to full recover from the after effects, Botox is a much simpler solution to reducing the effects of aging. Other non invasive techniques such as dermabrasion or laser resurfacing require days of recovery time, days when your skin is pink and unsightly and you really are stuck in the house.
When you return home and look in the mirror that night you may be surprised to see you exactly the same.You won't see any results for around three days, at this time the muscle will begin tightening and the skin flattening out. At ten days the botox will peak, so to speak. The results you are seeing now are optimal, they are what the Doctor was intending, by now you are looking revived and full of vitality. You may even look noticeably younger. Botox is not permanent. You will need to return every three to six months for subsequent treatments.
Results and Subtlety
Dr Reis will only administer enough botox at intervals to produce a noticeable but subtle result. You will not start looking all frozen over and you will still be able to use the muscles reguired for a facial expression. A good treatment by an experienced practitioner will make look freshed and revitalized.
While it is a relative safe procedure there are some small risks involved that should definitely be aware of.
Having Botox injected via a fine needle to selected muscles in the face causes them to relax, minimizing wrinkles. Some facial wrinkles are caused by overuse. Each time we express an emotion, being surprise, anger or happy, the muscle under our skin crease which may cause wrinkles to form.We do this hundreds of times a day, every day of our lives.Imagine a piece of linen in your hand that you scrunched up and then unfolded a hundred times in a day, by the end of the day think of how creased and scrunched up it will be. Over time, our muscles develop deep set creases, which cause our skin to sag and crease. By tightening the muscle underneath, the skin flattens out again, diminishing the effects of these wrinkles and giving an overall appearance of youth.
Only in severe cases of overuse will Botulinum toxin stop you from being able to make a facial expressions.
Botox is a safe procedure when administered by a trained medical professional as is the legal requirement.
If you are looking for fuller, sexy looking lips you may consider using Fillers for lip augmentation also known as lip enhancement. In the past collagen was routinely used to achieve bigger lips.
Fillers offers many advantages over collagen. Fillers will give you fuller lips and feels natural .
Collagen does not last as long or feel as natural. Fillers can last up to a year in your face but not in your lips.
Once you determine you do want fuller lips with a lip augmentation, talk to the doctor about your desired results. Some women just want their lips a little fuller and some woman are hoping for lips like Angelina Jolie. With Fillers, you and your doctor determine the overall size that you want. The cost varies depending on how many fillers are actually used in your lips. For most women 1 syringe will give desired, noticeable fuller lips . The price depends on your area and material that you use.
The lip augmentation procedure
The actual lip augmentation procedure is not very painful. Will start by using local anesthesia nerve block in your mouth. After a few minutes of being numb, she will inject Fillers into the top and bottom of your lips. Dr Reis may roll the Fillers around with her fingers so it sits properly. After the injections are done, you will immediately be given an ice pack for your lips. Keeping the ice pack on for a minute, will reduce the amount of swelling.
There are many types of fillers: Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane,Radisson and etc...
discuss with the doctor to see what type of filler is right for you..