If you’re one of the many patients who prefer mercury-free amalgam fillings, you’ll be happy to know that W Dental Studio can accommodate your request. W Dental Studio can improve your oral health and your smile by repairing or replacing your natural teeth with amalgam-free materials. Amalgam-free options are available for many dental procedures, including fillings and crowns. And should you need more involved treatments like root canal therapy or tooth implants, W Dental Studio can work with you to develop a customized treatment plan that is mercury-free.
Gone are the days when tooth trauma and cavities could only be treated with unsightly metal fillings. Today, modern, tooth-colored fillings made of durable resin can be bonded to your teeth for a stronger, more natural-looking effect. Composite fillings are virtually undetectable and require only a single appointment to apply.
Are you suffering from missing teeth, or becoming frustrated because you’re having trouble chewing, speaking or even biting food? If so, a bridge may be right for you. Bridges fill in the gaps between your natural teeth with natural-looking artificial teeth. Semi-permanent and comfortable, W Dental Studio can fit you for a bridge that will help improve the appearance of your smile and while at the same time offering strength and support to your natural teeth.
Sometimes referred to as “dental caps,” W Dental Studio uses crowns to improve the appearance and health of your smile. If you’re suffering from teeth that are chipped, discolored, or have decay or breakage, consider crowning those teeth as a way to get that strong, beautiful, and natural-looking smile that you want.
Ever wondered what the difference is between a crown and a filling , dental inlay, or dental onlay? Crowns cover the entire tooth from the gum line up—so in essence, a crown becomes your new tooth surface because it completely envelopes it. On the other hand, fillings, inlays, and onlays only cover or fill a portion of the tooth, so your natural tooth surface still shows alongside . One similarity that crowns and fillings do have, however, is that many times they can be created from similar materials like porcelain, ceramic, or even gold alloy. Not sure which material makes the most sense for your crown? Dr. Al Khalili or Dr. Daftary can help you choose the best option for you.
After an extraction of any teeth other than wisdom teeth (usually), it is strongly recommended that the missing tooth/teeth be replaced to help maintain overall function and bone preservation. Your dentist will discuss the different options for replacement and help you decide which will be the best option for you.
If you suffer with discolored, missing, worn or damaged teeth, you know how everyday things—like eating lunch or even smiling at a friend—can be painful, uncomfortable, or even embarrassing. Things like improper dentistry or an overall level of neglect can create the need for comprehensive restorative treatment, or full mouth restoration. During a full mouth restoration, W Dental Studio will use a variety of restorative and cosmetic procedures to bring your mouth to a healthy, beautiful state. Depending on your specific situation, you may benefit from veneers, crowns, bridges, periodontal or endodontic therapies, or even dental implants and other dental work.
The oral hygiene you practice at home—brushing at least two times a day and flossing every day—is great for keeping your smile healthy and beautiful between visits to your dentist, but it doesn’t take the place of the more in-depth cleaning we’re able to perform at W Dental Studio office. Here, not only can we perform more comprehensive cleaning, but we can also perform fluoride treatments, take actions to prevent or reverse gum disease, or even tell you about a variety of dental options to keep your breath feeling and smelling fresh!
If you’re looking for a new dental practice to provide cleanings and oral examinations, or you’ve simply lapsed in your regular dental checkups in our office, please contact us today. We’ll be delighted to schedule an appointment for you, and answer any questions you may have about the hygiene services we offer.
Implant restoration involves surgically anchoring implants into the jawbone below the gum line, then attaching an artificial tooth to those implants. After the implant has been placed, your gum and bone will continue to grow around it, ensuring that the implant stays firmly in place.
Well-suited for restoring weakened back teeth, and equally appropriate for restoring more visible tooth surfaces, porcelain inlays and onlays offer a strong, attractive alternative to traditional composite fillings. Typically considered for teeth that need a major portion restored, or teeth that endure heaving chewing loads, porcelain inlays and onlays offer the protection and strength of a crown without the need for extensive tooth preparation. Made from the same strong, tooth-colored material as crowns and bridges, porcelain inlays and onlays are customized to match your tooth shape and shade—and are stronger and more durable than composite restorations.
An excellent alternative to crowns, porcelain veneers can perfect your smile by masking stains, hiding chips, correcting misalignment, and creating uniformity. Veneers, which are made of thin, customized material, are designed to slide over the teeth, look incredibly natural, are long-lasting, and are relatively easy to apply.
The roots of each of our teeth individually contain a long, thin strand of dental pulp that extends out through the end of each root. This pulp is what provides the teeth with nutrients and their nerve supply. If the pulp becomes infected or injured, these nerves can die and without endodontic treatment (root canal therapy) the tooth can die as well; root canal treatment is designed to save such teeth.
If you want a whiter, more beautiful smile but are suffering from stained teeth caused by everything from tea and coffee to soft drinks and tobacco, you’ll be happy to know that W Dental Studio can help. Our practice offers a variety of professional-grade teeth whitening solutions, including customizable teeth whitening kits. If your teeth are looking dull, or you’re ready to rid yourself of the stains that have plagued your smile for too long, contact us today for a consultation.
Commonly referred to as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is used in surgery and dentistry for its pain blocking and reducing effects. It is known as “laughing gas” due to the euphoric effects of inhaling it. The administration of nitrous oxide is used to enhance patient comfort and relieve anxiety for patients of all ages. The gas (a nitrous oxide and oxygen mixture) is inhaled through a face mask. The amount of gas that you receive is monitored and controlled by the dentist to ensure your safety. You will begin to relax and will not recognize pain, so the dentist can perform your dental work while you stay completely comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide decrease once the mask is removed, such that if the gas is the only anesthesia that you receive, you will very likely be capable of driving yourself home following the visit and can continue your daily activities as normal.
In sporting activities there is a great need to protect your smile. Anyone who participates in a sport that carries a significant risk of injury to teeth, lips, cheek and tongue, should wear a mouth protector. This includes a wide range of sports like football, hockey, basketball, baseball, gymnastics, and volleyball.
A properly fitted mouth protector will stay in place while you are wearing it, making it easy for you to talk and breathe.
There are three types of mouth protectors:
Stock mouth protectors are inexpensive and come pre-formed, ready to wear. Unfortunately, they often don’t fit very well. They can be bulky and can make breathing and talking difficult.
2. Boil and bite
Boil and bite mouth protectors can be purchased at many sporting goods stores and may offer a better fit than stock mouth protectors. They should be softened in water, then inserted and allowed to adapt to the shape of your mouth. It is extremely important to follow the manufacturer’s directions in order not to end up with a poor-fitting mouth protector.
Custom-fitted mouth protectors are made by your dentist for you personally. They are more expensive than the other versions, but because they are customized they can offer a better fit than anything you can buy off the shelf. They are also designed to suit the needs of the individual athlete, with various thickness indicated for different sports.
Athletes: Looking for Protection and Performance? UnderArmour™ Has a New Option. Whether golf is your passion, hockey is your hobby, or football is your sport of choice, UnderArmour Performance Mouthwear can help protect your mouth while improving your performance. How? Scientifically created, UnderArmour Performance Mouthwear keeps you from being able to clench your jaw or teeth while you’re practicing or in the middle of a game—which keeps your body from releasing hormones that can slow you down and undermine your performance.
Powered by Bite Tech Technology
All of UnderArmour’s Performance Mouthwear—mouthguards and mouthpieces—are built on Bite Tech technology. This patented technology works by alleviating the pressure on the temporomandibular joint, preventing you from clenching your jaw. Because you can’t clench your teeth together, your brain doesn’t send the signal to your body to release hormones associated with stress. The end result? You get to perform to your full potential.
Hundreds of professional athletes count on UnderArmour’s Performance Mouthwear to help protect their teeth and help them perform to their potential. And the Mouthwear is also recommended by trainers and coaches, as well as dentists! In fact, the performance-enhancing qualities of Performance Mouthwear have been discussed in peer-reviewed journals; you can read the reports about the science behind the Bite Tech technology here.
Male and Female Athletes of Any Sport Can Benefit from Mouthguards and Mouthpieces
Which Performance Mouthwear is right for you? The answer depends on your sport of choice. If you want protection and performance enhancement for no- or low-contact sports like tennis, weightlifting, or baseball, the UnderArmour Performance Mouthpiece will give you the perfect amount of protection and performance enhancement without unnecessary bulk. For sports like football, hockey, rugby, or similar activities, UnderArmour’s Performance Mouthguard will offer you the most protection available, while simultaneously enhancing your performance.
Male and female athletes from ages 8 and up can likely benefit from UnderArmour Performance Mouthwear. However, if you’re currently wearing braces, have missing or unrepaired teeth, or have suffered from joint pain in the past, it may not be the best option for you. Talk to [Dentist name] if you have any concerns about whether UnderArmour Performance Mouthwear is right for you.
Fitting Your Performance Mouthwear
Getting a customized Performance Mouthguard or Performance Mouthpiece is both quick and easy, and can be done in conjunction with another planned visit to the dentist. We’ll make impressions of your teeth (top and bottom) and will also take a bite impression to ensure an optimal fit. After getting your impressions finished, we’ll call you when your Performance Mouthwear is ready for you to pick up—usually around 10 days from when it was ordered.
Customization and Care
Have a favorite sports team, or want to honor your own team? UnderArmour’s Performance Mouthwear can be customized with decals and/or colored bitepads. And UnderArmour Performance Mouthwear is as tough as you are—for most folks, one mouthguard or mouthpiece will last an entire season, assuming you don’t chew on it or have some sort of drastic changes to your teeth or jaw in the interim.
Cleaning UnderArmour Performance Mouthwear is easy and can be done with the same products you use to clean your teeth. Ask your hygienist or W Dental Studio for additional information about the best way to keep your Performance Mouthwear clean.