Dental Implants

A dental implant is a small, sturdy, titanium post that acts as the root structure would for a natural tooth. A dental implant is placed into your bone, that grows around that implant.This process is called osseointegration.

Osseointegration process usually takes about 2 to 6 month to occur depending on the “hardness” of your bone. After the bone has grown around the implant, Implants can hold a crown, bridge or over-denture just like roots hold natural teeth in place.Implants are very durable and can last a lifetime.

When to consider Implants:

  • To replace one or more teeth
  • To provide support for a partial denture
  • To provide support and stability of full upper or lower denture, enhancing chewing comfort
  • To replace failing crowns, bridges, root canals
  • To replace congenitally missing teeth

 

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Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth — to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance.

Before the first visit in preparation for a crown, I may take a few X-rays to check the roots of the tooth receiving the crown and surrounding bone. If the tooth has extensive decay or if there is a risk of infection or injury to the tooth’s pulp, a root canal treatment may first be performed

When Dental Crown is Needed:

  • To protect a weak tooth from breaking
  • To hold together parts of a cracked tooth
  • To restore a broken or severely worn down tooth
  • To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t a lot of tooth left
  • To cover misshapened or severely discolored teeth
  • To cover a dental implant

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Invisalign

Invisalign is a series of clear, removable teeth aligners that are used as an alternative to traditional metal dental braces.The Invisalign aligners are completely transparent, therefore are difficult to detect.

That is why this method is popular among the patients who want to straighten their teeth without the look of traditional metal braces. Total treatment time averages 6-15 months.The Invisalign aligners are considered to be more comfortable to wear. They can be easily removed if necessary, even though they are recommended to be worn 24/7 to achieve best results.

The Advantages over Braces

  • Straightens your teeth.
  • Allows you to eat whatever foods you enjoy.
  • Lets you remove the device when you want.
  • Lets you enjoy virtually invisible teeth-straightening.
  • Allows you to brush and floss your teeth normally for better periodontal health./li>
  • Consists of smooth, comfortable plastic instead of sharp metal that is more likely to irritate your cheeks and gums.

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Full mouth reconstruction

Full mouth reconstruction, full mouth rehabilitation, and full mouth restoration are terms often used interchangeably to describe the process of restoring all of the upper and lower teeth simultaneously.

Full Mouth Reconstructions are very involved and complicated dental treatments. With now 7 years in private practice, Dr. Lyssova has amassed significant expertise in performing full mouth reconstructions. The treatment process requires a lot of knowledge from the restoring dentist.

You might need a full mouth reconstruction if you have:

  • Missing teeth due to decay or trauma.
  • Injured or fractured teeth.
  • Teeth that have become severely worn.
  • Ongoing complaints of jaw, muscle and headache pain requiring adjustments to the bite (occlusion).

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Porcelain Veeners

In dentistry, a veneer is a layer of material placed over a tooth, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth or to protect the tooth’s surface from damage. There are two main types of material used to fabricate a veneer: composite and dental porcelain.

Placement of dental veneers can dramatically improve your smile and appearance.You can whiten your teeth, close spaces, and create a great smile. We can even do virtually instant orthodontics to straighten crooked teeth. Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates)

Veneers are routinely used to fix:

  • Teeth that are discolored — either because of root canal treatment; stains from tetracycline or other drugs, excessive fluoride or other causes; or the presence of large resin fillings that have discolored the tooth.
  • Teeth that are worn down.
  • Teeth that are chipped or broken.
  • Teeth that are misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped (for example, have craters or bulges in them).
  • Teeth with gaps between them (to close the space between these teeth).

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Porcelain Fillings

Porcelain Fillings Inlays and onlays also known as indirect fillings, offer a well-fitting, stronger, longer lasting reparative solution to tooth decay or similar damage. These restorations are beneficial from both an esthetic and functional point of view.

Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and Onlays are used to repair damage to the tooth’s biting surface, rather than using a simple filling or a crown, a dentist will often use an inlay or an onlay.Inlays and onlays can be made from porcelain, gold, or composite or ceramic resin

The Benefits Over Composite Fillings

  • Superior Fit
  • Tooth Color
  • Tight Space Fulfillment
  • Strength and Stability
  • The Procedure

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Oral Cancer

Oral Cancer, Over 1.4 million new cases of cancer are diagnosed each year and because cancer treatment can affect the oral tissues, you need to know about potential oral side effects.Preexisting or untreated oral disease can also complicate cancer treatment.

Oral complications from radiation to the head and neck or chemotherapy for any malignancy can compromise patients’ health and quality of life, and affect their ability to complete planned cancer treatment (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research).

Complications of Chemotherapy & Radiation

Oral Mucositis: Ulceration of the Tissues of the Mouth

  • Infection
  • Xerostomia or Dry Mouth
  • Taste Alterations
  • Abnormal Dental Development
  • Bleeding

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Sclerdoerma

Sclerdoerma is a connective tissue disease that involves changes in the skin, blood vessels, muscles, and internal organs. It is a type of autoimmune disorder, a condition that occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys healthy body tissue.Scleroderma affects women more often than men and most commonly occurs between the ages of 30 and 50.

Scleroderma results from an overproduction and accumulation of collagen in body tissues. Collagen is a fibrous type of protein that makes up your body’s connective tissues, including your skin.

Common Dental Problems in Scleroderma

  • Tightening of the facial skin creates limited mouth opening making oral hygiene and dental care more difficult.
  • Due to the damage of the salivary glands with connective tissue, patients with scleroderma develop xerostomia or dry mouth. That increases the risk of developing cavities.
  • Due to the overproduction of connective tissue in the ligaments around the teeth, the bone of the tooth socket resorbs making teeth loose.

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Esthetic Dentures

A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues.Two types of dentures are available – complete and partial dentures.Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.

Conventional Dentures

Complete dentures made after the teeth have been removed and the gums healed.A conventional denture is ready for placement in the mouth about 8 to 12 weeks after the teeth have been removed.

Advantages

  • Short fabrication time.
  • Ease of fabrication procedure. They don’t require multiple appointments for impressions, fittings, etc.
  • Low cost.
  • Instant replacement of a tooth to be extracted. Often flippers are fabricated prior to the extraction procedure so the patient never has to be without a tooth, anterior or posterior.

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Botox

Botox is a drug prepared from the bacterial toxin botulin, used medically to treat certain muscular conditions and cosmetically to remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing facial muscles. With real noticeable results, no surgery, and no recovery time, there are many reasons why botox has been chosen by millions of women and their doctors.

The effects last about three to six months.Botox injections are performed usually without anesthesia. However, a local anesthetic or ice may be used for numbing the treatment area. Patients may experience some minimal discomfort from the needle injection.

It is used in small doses to treat following problems:

  • Forehead wrinkles.
  • Moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows.
  • Crow’s feet lines at the corners of your eyes.
  • Wrinkles around your mouth.
  • Botox injections work by preventing certain muscles movements.

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Botox

Botox is a drug prepared from the bacterial toxin botulin, used medically to treat certain muscular conditions and cosmetically to remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing facial muscles. With real noticeable results, no surgery, and no recovery time, there are many reasons why botox has been chosen by millions of women and their doctors.

The effects last about three to six months.Botox injections are performed usually without anesthesia. However, a local anesthetic or ice may be used for numbing the treatment area. Patients may experience some minimal discomfort from the needle injection.

It is used in small doses to treat following problems:

  • Forehead wrinkles.
  • Moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows.
  • Crow’s feet lines at the corners of your eyes.
  • Wrinkles around your mouth.
  • Botox injections work by preventing certain muscles movements.

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