At Capital Dental Center, our goal is to prevent dental problems before they occur. Unfortunately, this is not always possible due to poor oral hygiene, genetics, infrequent checkups, and other risk factors. This is why we also specialize in restorative dentistry. Our restorative services are designed to improve the function and aesthetics of your smile, as well as your overall oral health.
Dental fillings are the best way to restore minor to moderate instances of tooth decay. Most fillings these days consist of a material known as composite resin. Composite resin is an aesthetically-pleasing material that we color-match to the existing shade of your enamel. For this reason, a composite filling is virtually indistinguishable from the rest of your tooth.
Learn more about tooth-colored dental fillings.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that improves the structure and cosmetics of a damaged or decayed tooth. During the procedure, your tooth must be completely reshaped to accommodate the shape of the crown. Once the tooth is reshaped, we will permanently bond the crown to the enamel using a special adhesive. Many crowns are fabricated these days with porcelain, due to its unmatched aesthetics.
Discover how a dental crown can be used on a damaged or decayed tooth.
A dental implant is a small titanium post that we surgically embed into the jawbone. The implant serves as the root component of a prosthetic tooth. Once the implant is in place, it will fuse to the bone during the process of osseointegration. Osseointegration allows the implant to support a restoration against the strongest forces of your bite. For this reason, dental implants are widely considered to be the next best thing to your natural teeth.
Learn more about the benefits of dental implants.
Dental Implant Restoration
Having a missing tooth can affect your life since it can influence your self-confidence and self-esteem levels. Having one or more missing teeth does not mean you will live like that for the rest of your life. Dental implant restoration is one of the most popular methods we offer here at Capital Dental Center.
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Types of Dental Implants
Dental implants are a popular solution for restoring missing teeth and improving oral health. They are artificial tooth roots that are surgically implanted into the jawbone, providing a stable and long-lasting foundation for replacement teeth. There are various dental implant materials, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Understanding the different types of dental implants available can help you make an informed decision about which type is best for your individual needs.
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Dental Implant Placement
Dental implant placement is the process of replacing a missing tooth with a prosthetic device that mimics the shape and function of a natural tooth. It involves securing an implant post into the jawbone, which acts as an anchor for the replacement teeth placed on top of it. Dental implants typically consist of titanium screws or cylinders surgically inserted into the jawbone and abutment pieces attached to the dental implants to support single crowns, bridges, or dentures. The procedure requires thorough planning, as different solutions may be applicable depending on the individual's needs, and is conducted by our experienced oral surgeon, Kiarash Saba DMD.
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Dentures: Complete, Partial & Custom
A denture is a removable appliance that is usually used to replace one or more missing teeth. A partial denture usually attaches to the surrounding teeth with metal clasps. A complete denture consists of a flesh-colored acrylic base that supports a complete arch of prosthetic teeth. We offer custom-fit dentures as a more comfortable, functional, and durable solution.
Discover how different types of removable dentures can replace missing teeth.
Inlays & Onlays
Inlays and onlays are ideal for areas of decay too large for a filling, but not large enough to require the placement of a dental crown. The restoration is considered an inlay if it is placed within the occlusal (bite) surface of a tooth. The restoration is considered an onlay if it extends beyond one or more of the occlusal cusps.
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There are two types of tooth extractions: simple and surgical. We perform a simple extraction on a tooth that has already erupted above the gumline. We perform a surgical extraction on a tooth that has become impacted, or has yet to erupt, such as wisdom teeth. Extraction may be necessary to prevent the spread of infection and other complications.
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The Effects of Tooth Loss
Tooth loss can be a distressing experience, not only for its immediate physical impact but also for its long-term consequences on one's oral health and overall well-being. Losing one or more teeth can affect your bite, jaw alignment, digestion, and nutrition, leading to complications that may impact your quality of life. Moreover, tooth loss can have psychological and social effects, such as reduced self-esteem and social isolation. At Capital Dental Center we provide dental implant materials, the best solution to tooth loss.
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A root canal is a last-ditch effort to save a tooth from extraction. We may recommend a root canal if an infection has spread to the "pulpy" center of the tooth that contains nerve endings and other connective tissues. Once the infection has been removed, we fill the canals with a rubber-like material known as gutta-percha. A tooth that has received root canal treatment typically needs to be capped with a crown.
Discover how a root canal could save a tooth from being extracted.
Impacted Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth typically erupt much later than other permanent teeth, which can cause problems for your oral health. At Capital Dental Center, we provide wisdom teeth extractions to prevent or alleviate these potential problems. The extraction of impacted wisdom teeth typically takes place during a single appointment.
Read about our procedure to remove impacted wisdom teeth.
At Capital Dental Center, we offer sedation dentistry to create a more comfortable and enjoyable experience for our patients. You may qualify for sedation dentistry, especially if your anxiety dictates the frequency of your visits. During your next appointment, ask us about your sedation options.
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