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Dental Implants

What are Dental Implants? A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that’s an anchor for a replacement tooth. It is shaped like a screw, and is surgically placed into the jawbone to secure an artificial tooth or a bridge.

How Do Implants Work? Feel safe in the knowledge that implants are stable and long-lasting. Unlike bridges, they do not rely on surrounding teeth for support but rather are placed into your jawbone by a qualified Tijuana dentist like Dr. Aaron Avila. The bone then connects with the artificial post and bonds it into place for a stronger, more durable restoration. The dental implant is then topped with a crown to complete your natural-looking smile.

Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants in Teeth Savers? You need to be in good overall health, have good dental health, and sufficient bone structure. Cosmetic dentist, Dr. Aaron Avila, will do a full evaluation to see if dental implants are right for you.


Root Canal Therapy

When the nerve of your tooth becomes infected, a successful root canal treatment lets you keep the tooth rather than having to pull it out. Keeping your tooth helps to prevent your other teeth from drifting out of line and causing jaw problems. Saving a natural tooth avoids having to replace it with an artificial tooth.

Root canal treatment is the process of removing infected, injured or dead pulp from your tooth. The space inside the hard layers of each tooth is called the root canal system. This system is filled with soft dental pulp made up of nerves and blood vessels that help your tooth grow and develop. When bacteria (germs) enter your tooth through deep cavities, cracks or flawed fillings, your tooth can become abscessed. An abscessed tooth is a tooth an infection in the pulp. If pulp becomes infected, it needs to be removed. An abscessed tooth may cause pain and/or swelling. Your dentist in Teeth Savers may notice the infection from a dental x-ray or from other changes with the tooth. If left untreated, an abscessed tooth can cause serious oral health problems. Contrary to common belief, root canal treatment is no long painful due to the advance in the technology and safe technique used by our dentists.


Bridges & Dentures

If your teeth are filled with dark metal amalgam fillings, your smile is aging your appearance. Your discolored teeth may also cause embarrassment. The best teeth are your own natural teeth. But sometimes, a tooth is badly damaged or lost. If a tooth is lost, it is important to replace it with an artificial tooth as soon as possible. This will prevent the teeth that are left from drifting out of line and possibly causing jaw problems. Teeth that are out of line are harder to clean and are more likely to get periodontal disease (gum disease) and cavities. If one or more of your teeth are missing, your dentist in Teeth Savers may suggest replacing your missing teeth with a bridge or a denture.

Bridge

A bridge, also called a “fixed bridge” is a dental restoration that replaces one or more missing teeth. It extends across an area that has no teeth and is typically made up of an artificial tooth fused between 2 crowns. (A crown is a hollow, artificial tooth that fits over a natural tooth or a dental implant). The bridge is held firmly in place by your own teeth on each side of the missing one(s) or by dental implants. A bridge is permanent and cannot be removed.

Dentures

Dentures are artificial replacements for your natural teeth and gums. There are 2 types of dentures: partial and complete. For both types of dentures your dentist in Teeth Savers makes a model of your teeth by taking impressions. The models are used to custom-make your dentures.


Teeth Whitening

Many of us feel that our smiles are most striking when our teeth look especially white, but unfortunately, soft drinks, coffee, tea, and tobacco can leave behind ugly stains. To help you restore your gleaming, bright white smile and to give you an added boost of confidence, we offer many options, such as custom whitening kits.

Veneers

Veneers are paper- thin, custom-made coverings that conceal the front and side of your tooth, much like a mask or an artificial fingernail. If your teeth are stained, broken or shaped in a way that is not pleasing to you, then you may want to consider veneers to beautify your smile. Veneers are most often custom made from porcelain and fit precisely over your existing teeth and are held in place by a special light sensitive resin which adheres the back of the veneer to the prepared tooth.



Crown – Restoring Damaged Teeth

If your tooth is damaged but not lost, a crown can be used to restore its shape, appearance and function. You may need a crown if you have a root canal, a large filling in a tooth or a broken tooth.

A crown, also called a cap, is a hollow, artificial tooth used to cover a damaged or decayed tooth. The crown restores the tooth and protects it from further damage. Crowns can also be used to cover a discolored or misshapen tooth. A tooth that has been fixed with a crown looks and works very much like a natural tooth.

Crowns are designed to look and feel like real teeth. As with your original smile, care must be taken to avoid tooth fracture and with good oral hygiene, your crown will last longer.

We offer variety types of dental crowns, metal free, precious metal, PFM, or Zirconium crowns. Please discuss with our dentist to find the perfect one for your situation.


Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to come in and the ones least needed for good oral health. The third molars or wisdom teeth, are called such because they develop when most individuals become adults (which are near 17 years of age). Because our jaws are smaller than our ancestors, our wisdom teeth may not have enough room to fit in our mouths properly. Therefore, problems may result if these additional teeth attempt to emerge. Most people have four wisdom teeth, one in each corner of the mouth and often they are impacted (trapped in the jawbone and gums). Cramped for room, these impacted teeth grow in many different directions and removal may be recommended by your dentist to prevent potential problems.

Whether wisdom teeth cause your mouth harm depends on several factors, including the size of your jaw and how your wisdom teeth grow in. You may have no symptoms at all, but the other teeth in your mouth could be at risk for damage. It is best to have wisdom teeth removed around 17 years of age because that is when they usually develop. Removal will be easier as the bone may not be as dense as in an older person. Also, recovery will be faster since the roots usually have not yet fully developed.


Oral Hygiene / Cleaning – Preventative Dentistry

Preventive dentistry is the modern way of reducing the amount of dental treatment necessary to maintain a healthy mouth. Regular hygiene visits at Teeth Savers help maintain healthy teeth and gums. Daily brushing and flossing is critical to maintaining healthy teeth and gums, but it doesn’t take care of everything! It’s very important to come into Teeth Savers for regular hygiene visits. These appointments provide your teeth and gums with a thorough cleaning, inspection, and preventative maintenance.

During these appointments, we will “scale” your teeth — removing tartar build-up — and polish the surface — removing minor stains. You may also receive a fluoride treatment to help fight decay. But these visits are more than simply a professional cleaning — they are a key part of preventative maintenance. The visits provide an opportunity for us to tell you if you are brushing and flossing correctly, and examine your teeth and gums for potential problems. If your teeth require restorative work, it’s important to find out as soon as possible in order to prevent the decay from spreading.


Endodontic Treatments and Procedures

You wouldn’t take a car in for repairs or have work done on your home without understanding the problem and how it would be fixed. It’s even more important to know and understand your treatment options when it comes to your teeth, something you use every day to cut and chew your food. Today there are many treatment options for repairing damaged teeth so it’s vital to weigh your options and how they will impact your future dental health and lifestyle.


Dental Braces

Dental braces are easily the most common form of orthodontic or cosmetic dentistry. Commonly carried out soon after the adult teeth have all come through, braces are therefore most associated with tweens and teens. However, some adults undergo orthodontic treatment to correct minor problems. There may be medical reasons for using dental braces, such as overcrowded teeth that could otherwise lead to negative health consequences. However, most people endure dental braces for the cosmetic appearance of perfectly straightened teeth.


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