Who doesn't want a perfect smile? While few people have one naturally,
almost anyone can get one with the help of their dentist....
Who doesn't want a perfect smile? While few people have one naturally, almost anyone can get one
with the help of their dentist. In addition to orthodontic treatment, which can straighten your
teeth, recent advances in dental materials and techniques offer near-perfect teeth that are almost
as strong as the originals.
Things your dentist can do to improve your smile include
Bleaching to make teeth whitser
Repairing chips or rough spots with fillings that match your teeth
Filling cavities with tooth-colored materials
Reshaping teeth that don't match the others
Closing gaps between teeth
Covering broken teeth with porcelain crowns
Rejuvenate your Smile! Are your teeth too small, too yellow or too
crooked? Do you avoid smiling because you are ashamed of your....
Rejuvenate your Smile! Are your teeth too small, too yellow or too crooked? Do you avoid smiling
because you are ashamed of your smile? A smile rejuvenation can help you look, feel and act younger
and healthier than ever before!
Do you sometimes avoid smiling because you are uncomfortable with the way your teeth look? Do
unsightly gaps, chipped, broken or crowded teeth or discolored spots tend to make you cover your
mouth and hide your smile? Imagine what it would be like to have a brilliant smile with straight
strong, dazzling white teeth! This is possible with porcelain veneers.
Before dental implants, we were limited in how we were able to replace
missing teeth. Options included fixed bridges, which....
Before dental implants, we were limited in how we were able to replace missing teeth. Options
included fixed bridges, which often required the reduction of adjacent teeth to replace a missing
tooth, or removable dentures. Implant dentistry allows us to replace individual teeth, without
altering adjacent natural teeth. Dental implants help retain jawbone and anchor dentures, bridges
and crowns firmly in place!
A dental implant is a small "anchor." It is inserted into the jawbone to take the place of your
missing tooth root. A prosthetic replacement tooth is then secured to the top of the implant. Dental
implants offer a more permanent solution for replacing lost teeth.
Regardless of what causes unattractive teeth, dental veneers may solve
most or even all of your cosmetic dental issues, including....
Regardless of what causes unattractive teeth, dental veneers may solve most or even all of your
cosmetic dental issues, including:
Worn enamel: Over time, the thin, hard white substance covering your teeth (enamel) may
become worn, dulled, and discolored. Such wear and discoloration may be natural or the result of a
genetic predisposition; however, it is often a result of your habits (soft drink, tea, or coffee
consumption, smoking, medication use, etc.
Wear and tear: Teeth naturally wear down as people age. Aged teeth are more likely to have
chips, cracks or a generally uneven appearance.
Genetics: Certain people may be born with abnormal spacing between the teeth that grows
wider as they age.
Uneven teeth: Uneven teeth can result from tooth grinding or general wear and tear.
Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic therapy, is
probably the most maligned of all dental procedures, but the....
Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic therapy, is probably the most maligned of all dental
procedures, but the reputation of pain typically associated with "having a root canal" is really not
deserved. For the majority of people who will undergo root canal treatment the process itself will
be no more involved than having a filling placed.
As you read on our pages will explain for you the overall goals of root canal treatment, the
treatment's individual steps, and also what other dental work might be necessary for a tooth which
has had its root canal treatment completed. Our pages also discuss the costs associated with root
canal treatment, what role endodontists play in providing this type of therapy, and why root canal
treatment can fail.
One of the most commonly requested procedures in our clinic is teeth
bleaching/whitening which is a simple, effective and with....
One of the most commonly requested procedures in our clinic is teeth bleaching/whitening which is a
simple, effective and with few side effects produce a brighter smile. We use the latest laser teeth
whitening equipments to ensure quality and long term results.
There are a number of types of teeth whitening procedures. These are:
Non-Vital Teeth Whitening
Used when a single tooth discolors following a root canal procedure, effectively whitening the grey
effect of a root filling.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
Special plastic foam-lined trays are made in the laboratory accurately fitting your own teeth.
In-Office Power Bleach/Whitening
Using trays similar to those for At-home bleaching, a specialized bleaching solution is applied in
the surgery for 30-45 minutes.
General Oral Care
The most important factor in oral hygiene is prevention. By ensuring good practices
are exercised regularly, for just a few minutes a day, you....
General Oral Care
The most important factor in oral hygiene is prevention. By ensuring good practices are exercised
regularly, for just a few minutes a day, you can help to avoid oral pain, decreased confidence and
potentially expensive treatments.
Diet plays a very important role in the prevention of tooth and gum conditions. Products that are
high in sugar are particularly dangerous for your teeth. Sugar causes an excessive production of
plaque which puts teeth at risk of decay; it also produces higher levels of acid that can cause
erosion of the teeth.
Consequences of Poor Oral Hygiene
Tooth decay, gum disease and halitosis (bad breath), can all develop due to the neglect of oral
health. Not just a health problem, bad hygiene of the mouth can have significant outcomes on social
issues and career progression. The consequences of a neglected mouth can have a serious effect on
our appearance and bad breath can affect us socially.
When a build-up of plaque comes into contact with saliva or food, a large amount of bacteria can
develop. This bacteria can attack teeth and lead to the erosion of the enamel (the external layer of
a tooth), and create a hole that will allow a breeding ground for the bacteria. These holes can
cause a great deal of pain and discomfort and will need to be treated by a dentist.
Gum disease is the most common cause for adult tooth loss and is one of the main reasons for the
development of halitosis. Gum disease occurs when poor hygiene techniques result in the gums
becoming infected and inflamed. The gums can bleed or even recede, exposing the roots of the teeth
and putting them at more risk of damage.
Brushing and Flossing
Brushing and flossing the teeth should be an integral part of your everyday routine. The tooth brush
should not be so firm that it is not pliable and cannot accommodate the small crevices between and
around the teeth. Flossing is an additional method of ensuring debris between the teeth that a
toothbrush cannot reach is removed and plaque levels are kept to a minimum. It is recommended that
flossing should be done twice a day. An anti-septic mouthwash could be used to help freshen breath
and rinse the debris from the oral cavity.
Toothpastes now often come with added fluoride, a substance that helps to protect teeth from decay.
Extra care should be taken in those who are pregnant, elderly, those with limited physical ability
and of course children. Children should be taught of the importance of oral hygiene and correct
techniques for brushing and flossing at the earliest age possible. Prevention at this age can be
reflected throughout their adult life.
Oral hygiene is important for physical, social and psychological needs. By ensuring a satisfactory
regime is employed, many conditions can be prevented.
Prosthodontics is a specialty in dentistry involving the restoration, maintenance and
replacement of natural teeth and their surrounding....
Prosthodontics is a specialty in dentistry involving the restoration, maintenance and replacement
of natural teeth and their surrounding structures; in essence, the management of a patient's oral
Prosthodontists function as the internists of dentistry, as they not only reconstruct but also guide
their patients through the complexities of oral rehabilitation. They weigh benefit and risk and
advise on the best outcome and long term prognosis for complex dental procedures. This might only
involve simple bleaching and a timely referral to another specialist. Prosthodontics includes the
creation of crowns and bridgework to replace missing teeth and to repair those teeth which have been
ravaged by both time and disease.
Periodontal disease is also known as gingivitis and in advanced cases as
periodontitis. Some of the symptoms of periodontal....
Periodontal disease is also known as gingivitis and in advanced cases as periodontitis. Some of the
symptoms of periodontal disease can include swollen, tender gums, bleeding upon brushing and
persistent bad breath. In severe cases there may be pus from bacteria in pockets between the teeth
and the gums. Without proper treatment these conditions weaken the gum tissue and cause it to recede
from the teeth.
This can result in the underlying supportive bone shrinking, allowing the teeth to become loose in
their sockets. This is called mobility and when severe can cause the loss of perfectly healthy
teeth. The professional team at Rahat Dental is fully prepared to help patients in managing any
aspect of their periodontal disease. We can advise and inform on the best oral hygiene practices for
prevention and relief.
"Endo" is the Greek word for "inside" and "odont" is Greek for "tooth." Endodontic
treatment treats the inside of the tooth.....
"Endo" is the Greek word for "inside" and "odont" is Greek for "tooth." Endodontic treatment treats
the inside of the tooth.
To understand endodontic treatment, it helps to know something about the anatomy of the tooth.
Inside the tooth, under the white enamel and a hard layer called the dentin, is a soft tissue called
the pulp. The pulp contains blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue and creates the surrounding
hard tissues of the tooth during development.
The pulp extends from the crown of the tooth to the tip of the roots where it connects to the
tissues surrounding the root. The pulp is important during a tooth's growth and development.
However, once a tooth is fully mature it can survive without the pulp, because the tooth continues
to be nourished by the tissues surrounding it.
Orthodontic treatment is very common today. Nearly everyone had braces or some other
form of treatment. Though it’s optional, few....
Orthodontic treatment is very common today. Nearly everyone had braces or some other form of
treatment. Though it’s optional, few think of it as such anymore. Many people who are planning to
undergo treatment don’t know what to expect.
Braces are the most common type of treatment. Impressions are done before braces can be put on. A
gummy paste is placed in the mouth to get an impression of the teeth and gums. From these
impressions, models of the teeth are made.
After impressions, the orthodontist makes the final decision about what will be put on the teeth (if
he hasn’t done so already). It depends on whether the patient is in phase one or two of the
treatment. Sometimes treatment only has one phase; other times there are two. When this happens,
it’s usually because there is a problem with the bite that needs to be fixed before the teeth can be
aligned. There are different methods for this, the most extreme of which is jaw surgery. In surgery,
which usually costs around a thousand dollars, the jaw is broken and reshaped properly.
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery is a surgical specialty which involves the diagnosis,
surgery and adjunctive....
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery is a surgical specialty which involves the diagnosis, surgery and
adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries and defects involving both the functional and aesthetic
aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region.
More simply put, the oral and maxillofacial surgeon is the orthopedic surgeon of the facial region.
He or she is an individual who addresses problems ranging from the removal of impacted teeth to the
repair of facial trauma.
What are some reasons to visit an Oral-Maxillofacial Surgeon?
Have teeth replaced by having dental implants inserted.
Have oral surgical procedures performed in the office under outpatient ambulatory anesthesia.
Have a jaw, oral, or facial cyst or tumor diagnosed, removed and reconstructed.
Have your jaw aligned with orthognathic surgery.
Have your jaw joint(s) repaired with TMJ surgery.
Have facial and jaw reconstruction following cancer surgery.
Have your facial bones realigned after facial trauma.
Have a consultation to determine whether you are a candidate for aesthetic surgery.
Have a tooth extracted.
Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology is that part of pathology concerned with the
scientific study of the....
Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology is that part of pathology concerned with the scientific study of
the causes and effects of disease in the oral and maxillo-facial complex, an understanding of which
is essential for diagnosis and for the development of rational treatment and preventative
Conservative dentistry includes various kinds of direct and indirect restorations and
is concerned with the conservation of....
Conservative dentistry includes various kinds of direct and indirect restorations and is concerned
with the conservation of single teeth in the mouth. Conservative dentistry means the restoration
functionally and aesthetically of patient’s original tooth, including dental fillings (new fillings
and replacement), root canal treatment, crowns, bridges, veneers, inlays and onlays. Conservative
dentistry has three sub-specialties:
It is the prevention and the treatment of tooth enamel and tooth cavity. Operative dentistry is
responsible to restore up dental condition functionally and aesthetically to an adequate level and
also to have good oral health.
It is the prevention and the treatment of the tooth surface.
It deals with the roots of the tooth and its disease. Even at a healthy tooth surface can be a
problem with the roots which can be very painful. The dentist must remove the diseased pulp during a
root canal treatment and make the necessary fillings, this procedure called as endodontic treatment.
Dental appointments for children are important not only to evaluate tooth and gum
health but also to educate the young patient....
Dental appointments for children are important not only to evaluate tooth and gum health but also
to educate the young patient in how to prevent dental problems and maintain a healthy smile
throughout his or her life.
During a check we will evaluate:
How many teeth are and should be present
Bite and Habit evaluation
We will also speak with parents about how to care for the childs' teeth and also answer any
questions they may have.
We recommend that children start their dental visits when their first teeth come in, as it is
important to educate the parent or guardian on how to take proper care of their child’s teeth.
Moreover; the child will get accustomed to seeing the dentist and will view the dental office as a
Crowns & Bridges
ou are eating dinner and suddenly you are holding half of one of your teeth in your
hand. Weakened by a fracture or a large filling, the tooth....
Crowns & Bridges
You are eating dinner and suddenly you are holding half of one of your teeth in your hand. Weakened
by a fracture or a large filling, the tooth is now in obvious need of repair. Your dentist may
suggest a crown, an artificial replacement of the upper part of the tooth, to restore the function
and look of the damaged one. Crowns can be made from several different kinds of materials, and based
on location, esthetics, and cost, the right one to repair your damaged tooth can be selected.
You have one or more missing teeth due to decay or an accident. This loss changes the look of your
smile, your bite, and puts stress on surrounding teeth to compensate for the lost tooth. One option
your dentist may suggest for replacing the lost tooth is with a bridge. The missing tooth is
replaced with an artificial tooth connected between two crowns (caps) which are permanently cemented
or bonded on the adjacent teeth.
The need for reconstructive dentistry is often the result of an accident or heredity,
but is frequently the result of....
The need for reconstructive dentistry is often the result of an accident or heredity, but is
frequently the result of poor oral hygiene. Reconstructive dentistry is often desired for aesthetic
reasons, but can be medically necessary if the problem interferes with the normal functions of the
mouth. Sometimes, chewing or speech is hindered as the result of an injury or hereditary issue
affecting the mouth. Overcrowding, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, jaw injuries, and other
medical problems may require reconstructive dentistry.
Reconstructive dentistry may involve the construction of new teeth with a composite material,
repairing or rebuilding bridges, or creating implants where teeth are missing. Sometimes,
reconstructive dentistry is necessary to support and prevent damage to teeth that are intact and
properly functioning. Full mouth reconstruction is the most extreme example of reconstructive
dentistry and is sometimes foregone for a set of dentures.
General and restorative dentistry involves the diagnosis of all issues relating to
the health and function of the smile, including the....
General and restorative dentistry involves the diagnosis of all issues relating to the health and
function of the smile, including the treatment and repair of broken, infected, or otherwise damaged
teeth, gums, and tissue. General dentists serve as the primary care provider for their patients,
managing their oral health care needs and coordinating treatment with specialists when necessary.
There are a variety of services that can be performed by a general dentist, including everything
from preventative care to the replacement of missing teeth. Explore this page for a brief overview
of general dentistry treatment:
General and Restorative Dentistry Procedures
The following is a brief description of dental health issues that fall under the heading of general
and restorative dentistry. Click on the links for more in-depth information about each subject.
Dental Implants an ideal solution for patients missing teeth. Implants are permanently set in the
jaw and affixed with replacement teeth, preventing painful shifting in the mouth.
Dental Crowns when a tooth is severely damaged or decayed, dental crowns act as a protective cover,
strengthening the tooth and reinforcing the jaw.
Dental Bridges for one or more missing teeth, dental bridges literally "bridge the gap" between
remaining teeth, stabilizing the jaw by surrounding those teeth with attractive crowns.
Dentures replacing one or more teeth is easier than ever before with the multitude of denture
alternatives available to patients. Dentures are now more comfortable and affordable than ever
Root Canal infected tissues in the tooth pulp can cause severe pain and eventually lead to tooth
loss. Root canal therapy is designed to remove infected tissue with the goal of saving the
Gum Disease periodontal disease is characterized by swollen, tender, or bleeding gums. Both early
and advanced periodontal disease can be treated with both surgical and non-surgical therapy.
TMJ Disorders a misaligned bite, bruxism (teeth grinding), and other factors can put stress on the
temporomandibular joint (TMJ). TMJ disorders can be the source of a variety of painful symptoms,
from headaches to ear and neck pain.
Full Mouth Reconstruction patients with severe dental problems often require a full-mouth
Dentists performing full-mouth reconstructions often draw on both cosmetic and restorative dentistry
solutions to improve the health, function, and appearance of the smile.