Welcome! The dental professionals at All Bright Dental Spa are pleased to welcome you to our practice. We want all our patients to be informed decision makers and fully understand any health issues you face. That’s why we’ve developed a web site loaded with valuable information about dentistry and dental problems and treatments. We encourage you to visit this site whenever you have concern about your teeth.
Just one missing tooth can throw your whole mouth out of alignment, setting a course that can cause more tooth loss. For many people, dental implants now offer the best solution for missing teeth. Dr. Kravets implant dentistry patients have grown an astounding amount in the past few years.
Uneven, chipped or discolored teeth are the easiest dental flaws to spot. The application of porcelain veneers, however, can turn those flaws into assets.
A porcelain veneer (also called a laminate) is a thin glass-like shell of porcelain that fits over any problem teeth.
The advantages of porcelain veneers include:
- Natural color, translucence, and texture
- Extremely durable
- Resist stains and won’t decay
- Close gaps between your teeth
- Lengthen and reshape teeth
- Nearly as strong as normal teeth
Disorders of the jaw joint, or temporomandibular joint (TMJ), can cause jaw, facial, and neck pain that often results in chronic headaches and soreness. At All Bright Dental Spa of Stamford, proper TMJ function in relation to surrounding structures is one of our main concerns; it is vital to your dental health and comfort. Our Stamford practice is equipped to diagnose TMJ disorders and offers many options for relief.
The benefits of dental implants at our Stamford practice are not just cosmetic. Indeed, dental implants can help maintain proper bite, gum health, and jaw bone mass, restoring functionality and health to your smile. Our preferential brand is Bicon Implants from Bostong MA.
When a tooth is missing from the arch of the bone, the bone mass will begin to atrophy due to lack of use. This process can be prevented with the placement of dental implants. Implant dentistry is composed of two steps: implant surgery and crown placement. During the surgical portion of the procedure, a titanium root or base is placed in the jawbone, below the space where the tooth is missing. After three to six months, the new tooth crown is placed on the implant. Your new tooth is as strong and stable as a healthy natural tooth. The dental implant will stimulate bone cells during normal functions such as chewing, thereby preventing further degeneration of the jawbone. It is important to place the implant as soon as possible after tooth loss to prevent any significant atrophy from occurring.
A root canal is one of the most common procedures performed in the dental office. It is a simple endodontic procedure that can ultimately save your natural teeth and avoid the need for dental implants or bridges.
In the middle of your tooth, under the white enamel and a hard layer called the dentin, there is a soft tissue known as the pulp. The pulp is a collection of blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue that help to build the surrounding tooth during development. The pulp can become infected or inflamed as a result of deep carious decay, trauma to the tooth, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. And if untreated, this infection or inflammation can result in pain or even lead to an abscess.
Dental Bleaching (One Hour)
Tooth whitening is used to brighted the natural color of the tooth enamel, and it is an easy, non-invasive way to improve the appearance and beauty of your smile in about one hour.
Touch ups every several years are necessary to keep your teeth looking white. People who smoke or drink coffee, tea or wine will need touch ups more frequently
Porcelain Crowns (Caps)
A crown encloses the entire surface of a tooth, giving it back its original size, shape and function. Also referred to as a cap, a crown is used to protect a tooth that cannot be helped by other restorations, such as fillings.
Many different materials can be used for crowns, but porcelain crowns are by far the most popular, as their color resembles that of natural teeth. Like most restorations, these types of crowns are very durable over the years, but they will need replaced after a while. Porcelain crowns help restore your smile by bringing back the original shape, color and size of your tooth.
Reasons for crowns:
- Broken or fractured teeth
- Cosmetic enhancement
- Decayed teeth
- Fractured fillings
- Large fillings
- Root canals