The team at the Center for High Tech Dentistry offers a relaxing environment providing for your dental needs. Whether you need a cleaning, a crown or an implant we are here to take care of you. Drs. Rosenberg and Huang and their staff offer a wide range of dental services including cosmetic dentistry and replacing missing teeth with implants. If you would like to brighten your smile with whitening or have us help you obtain the smile you have always wanted, we are here to help. Some of the services we offer include:
During an oral examination, we inspect the entire mouth, as well as the head and neck. Aided by radiographs and other diagnostic tools, an examination detects cavities, abnormalities in existing dental work, gum disease and any other abnormal findings within the mouth, head and neck.
A dental cleaning, also known as an oral prophylaxis, is the removal of dental plaque and tartar (calculus) from the teeth. Specialized instruments are used to gently remove these deposits without harming the teeth. First, an ultrasonic device cooled by water is used to loosen larger pieces of tartar. Next, hand tools are used to manually remove smaller deposits. Once all the tooth surfaces have been cleaned of tartar and plaque, the teeth are polished. If significant surface stains are present, the CavitronJet may be used to gently remove the stains with a bicarbonate powder-water-air spray slurry.
Whitening, also known as bleaching, is the procedure used to brighten teeth. There are two different ways to achieve a desired whiter smile, At-Home Whitening and In-Office Whitening.
At-Home Whitening requires a mold of the teeth to be taken to make a customized mouth guard to hold the whitening gel, containing carbamide peroxide, against the teeth. Once the mouth guard is made, it is worn for a period of time, as instructed by our office. At-Home Bleaching can be continued until the desired degree of whiteness is achieved which may take several weeks. You will return to the office every couple of weeks to monitor the change of shade and address any sensitivity. The trays can be used for annual “touch ups” by purchasing more bleaching chemistry during your recall appoints.
In-Office Whitening usually requires only one office visit. A protective gel or a rubber shield is placed over the gums to protect the gums. A whitening agent containing carbamide peroxide is applied to the teeth, and a laser light is then used to enhance the action of the whitening agent . Two limitations of In-Office Whitening are “you get whatever whitening that you get” in the hour of bleaching and the more rapid whitening process may cause increased sensitivity. If you want to have At-Home Bleaching trays made in addition to doing In-Office Bleaching, you can request them for an additional fee.
Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist or orthodontist plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.
Six Month Smiles® short term orthodontic treatment is a modern twist on tried-and-true orthodontics. There is little debate within the orthodontic community that braces are the most widely used and most effective method to give patients straight, healthy teeth and a beautiful smile. Six Month Smiles has taken the best aspects of braces and modified the treatment and the materials to give adults a common-sense, cosmetic solution that fits your lifestyle. Here is what makes Six Month Smiles so innovative …
- Average treatment times of only six months
- Six Month Smiles Lucid-Lok® clear brackets and tooth-colored wires are barely visible
- Use of braces has shown to provide the most conservative and predictable final result
- Six Month Smiles Patient Tray Kits™ ensure that your appointments are fast and comfortable
- Low forces and short overall orthodontic treatment times increase comfort, safety, and hygiene
- Six Month Smiles is typically less expensive than traditional braces, aligner therapy, or veneers
Compared to Invisalign, with Six-Months Smiles, you don’t have to remember to wear the aligners at least 22 hours a day. If you know that compliance with putting the aligners in or that you might lose the aligners is an issue for you, then Six-Months Smiles may be a better for you. When comparing the two approaches, the only downside to 6-Month Smiles is that oral hygiene is a bit more tedious to get around the wires and brackets.
When a tooth is severely damaged, we can use porcelain to make a crown that completely covers the outside of a tooth to recreate the natural look of teeth.
With CEREC CAD/CAM technology in our office, a crown is usually completed in one visit, which eliminates a second trip to the dentist, a second anesthesia shot, gloppy impressions that may cause gagging, and a temporary crown. CEREC crowns are biocompatible and completely metal free with superb strength and aesthetic results.
Traditional dental crowns are completed in two or more visits. This approach is used in selected clinical situations which are better treated with Porcelain-to-Gold, All-Gold or Zirconia Ceramic crowns. During the first visit, the tooth is prepared (shaped down) and an impression is taken. A temporary crown is placed while the permanent crown is being made. During the second visit, the permanent crown is fitted comfortably and then cemented into place for a permanent restoration.
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain shells used to recreate the natural look of teeth. It is often the material of choice for those looking to provide a conservative approach to make a slight position change or to change the shape, size and/or color of teeth. Porcelain veneers will mask undesirable discolorations from tetracycline stains, injuries or root canal procedures. Patients with gaps between their front teeth or chipped teeth may also consider porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers are highly resistant to permanent staining from coffee, tea or even cigarette smoking. To place a veneer, a very small amount of the original tooth enamel must be removed, usually less than a millimeter. The wafer thin porcelain veneer is then bonded onto teeth to deliver a bright, white and attractive smile.
You no longer have to live with those stained, chipped or misshapen teeth. More and more people are turning to Cosmetic Dentistry for aesthetic smile enhancements. Whether you would like to fix a chipped tooth or get a complete smile makeover, our team at The Center For High Tech Dentistry will help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.
Some cosmetic procedures include:
- Teeth Whitening (Bleaching)
- Natural Looking Fillings
- CEREC crowns
- Dental Implants
- Invisalign® and Six Month Smiles®
A dental implant is a replacement of a tooth root in the mouth. Like tooth roots, dental implants are secured in the jaw and are not visible once placed. They are used to secure crowns (part of the teeth seen in the mouth), bridgework or dentures. They are made of titanium, which is biocompatible and not rejected by the body. Dental implants provide a foundation for replacement teeth that looks, feels and functions like natural teeth.
Lasers in dentistry allow for many dental procedures to be performed painfree and with fewer appointments. All lasers work by delivering energy in the form of light. When used for surgical and dental procedures, the laser-water interaction can dissolve hard or soft tissue, depending on the settings of the Laser instrument. The procedures performed with dental lasers are minimally invasive and preferable to conventional surgery.
Benefits of laser dentistry over traditional methods include:
- Little or no need for anesthetic, in most cases
- Reduced heat, vibration and pressure (the main cause of pain associated with dental drills)
- Less postoperative complications
- Little to no bleeding
- Reduced postoperative pain and swelling
Some of the dental treatment provided by lasers are as followed:
- Remove tooth decay with little to no anesthesia
- Treat Aphthous Ulcers (Canker Sores)
- Treat Herpes Labialis (Cold Sores on the lips)
- Reshape gum tissue to reduce “Gummy Smile”
- Biopsy or remove soft tissue lesions and ulcers
- Laser Periodontal Treatment (pocket reduction without cutting the gum)
- Laser Scaling
- Crown Lengthening without cutting the gum
- Troughing Around Teeth for Crown and Bridge Impressions
- Exposing implants without cutting the gum
- Smile Enhancement
- Frenum Release (Frenectomy)
- Root canal therapy
- Correct Ankyloglossia (tongue-tied)
- Oral surgery and extractions
Say “root canal” and most people shiver with imagined pain and apprehension. Fortunately, with improvements in anesthesia, new techniques and technology, modern root canal therapies are painless and can get you out of pain and save your tooth. A tooth hurts when the nerve becomes infected, often because of a deep cavity. Root canal therapy is the process of taking out an infected nerve tissue, disinfecting the tooth and placing mediation where the nerve used to be. This procedure will take away the pain and save the tooth. Since the nerves and blood supply have been removed, the tooth becomes more brittle, it is best to protect the tooth with a porcelain crown. As with any area of specialty care, if we feel you need referral, we have a group of Endodontist (root canal specialist) recommend or we can work with an Endodontist you have seen.
If a tooth is cracked, fractured, extensively decayed or has advanced periodontal disease it may be necessary to remove it to maintain dental health. We understand that a tooth extraction may be the most feared procedure in dentistry. At The Center for High Tech Dentistry, our doctors make it our number one priority to provide a painless experience. During the procedure, you will be completely numb and only feel pressure. With the help of our WaterLase laser, fibers around the tooth may be cut to deliver the tooth atraumatically. As with any area of specialty care, if we feel you need referral, we have a group of Oral Surgeons we can recommend or we can work with an Oral Surgeon you have seen.