We are a mercury-free practice. However, many people still have mercury fillings
in their mouths from years past. These fillings are not particularly pleasing to the eye,
and we know that by unavoidable design, silver/mercury fillings ultimately result in a
weaker tooth structure. Due to expansion and contraction of the silver fillings material,
and their inability to bond directly to the tooth, bacteria is most often times allowed
to penetrate causing decay which may not even be detected through x-rays. The new
composite restorations (white fillings) are esthetically pleasing and very strong thanks
to new bonding technologies.
Where damage to a person's teeth is extreme, and apparently beyond repair, we can
use porcelain or porcelain "pasted on gold" crowns to make the smile appear "as new".
This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe dental problems,
even permanently replacing missing teeth to offer a complete smile and a functional bite.
We are renowned for the quality of our work and the fantastic changes we make for
people using this technology. These treatments are used for a long lasting correction of
major dental problems. Although crowns are said to have a lifetime between eight to
twelve years, it is usual for these treatments to last for 20 to 30 years.
Bonding can be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked,
discolored or mis-arranged and an alternative to veneers. The tooth is prepared for
the procedure by lightly etching the surface and applying bonding liquid. Once the
liquid sets, a plastic resin is applied and sculpted into the desired shape by the dentist.
Once set, the resin is trimmed, smoothed and polished to a natural appearance. The
bonding procedure can often be completed in a single office visit, and can improve
the appearance of the tooth significantly. However, since the plastic resin used is not
as strong as your natural tooth enamel, it is more likely to stain, chip or break than
natural teeth. Bonding typically lasts three to five years before repair is needed.
A bridge is a restoration used to replace missing teeth which attaches artificial teeth
to adjacent natural teeth. If you're missing one or more teeth, you may be aware of
the importance of your appearance and dental health. Your teeth work together for
many daily functions from eating to speaking. With missing teeth, it's difficult to do
these things. Missing teeth can be replaced. Additionally, missing teeth will give way
to slow movement of your existing teeth which will eventually impact all remaining teeth.
Fixed bridges are a great way to restore your dental health experience.
Severe decay or injury that causes abscess (infection) in the bone surrounding the
tooth will not heal by itself. The infection and inflammation at this point is irreversible.
Without treatment, infection will spread and the bone around the tooth will begin to
degenerate. Pain usually worsens until one is forced to seek emergency dental
attention. The only alternative is usually extraction of the tooth, which can cause
surrounding teeth to shift crookedly, resulting in a bad bite. Though an extraction
is cheaper, the space left behind will require an implant or a bridge, which can be
more expensive than root canal therapy. Root canal therapy is the procedure that
involves the removal of the dead nerve and blood vessels. This procedure will allow
for the tooth itself to remain and function as it had in the past.
Periodontal Disease is also known as gingivitis and in advanced cases as periodontitis.
Some of the symptoms of periodontal disease can include swollen, tender gums,
bleeding upon brushing and persistent bad breath. In severe cases there may be pus
from bacteria in pockets between the teeth and gums. Without proper treatment these
conditions weaken the gum tissue and cause it to recede from the teeth. Initial
treatment includes a procedure referred to as Root Planning which will remove tarter
from the areas underneath gums. This treatment will usually work well enough to
decrease gum puffiness which will in turn allow for less tarter accumulation and a
slowdown of the disease.
These are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look,
feel and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability
to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence knowing that teeth appear
natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants themselves are tiny
titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone
bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition,
implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing bone deterioration which
occurs when teeth are missing. Dental Implants are common practice in today's dental world in order to replace a lost tooth. Dr. Iranpour restores implants placed by only the most qualified specialists.
We are pleased to offer our patients these restoration services that
provide a superior method of creating precisely designed, color matched and highly durable ceramic restorations right in our practice and in a single visit.
Instantly fill in facial wrinkles and stimulate your body to produce your own natural
collagen to restore fullness and smooth out the signs of aging. Radiesse wrinkle filler
may last a year or more. Studies show patients are significantly more satisfied than
when treated with other leading wrinkle fillers.
Dr. Iranpour is part of the "Lumineer" smile network which means that he has attended
special training classes and has been certified to place this product confidently and
beautifully. Lumineers are porcelain veneers as thin as contact lenses which typically
require no tooth removal. This easy and pain-free procedure will not only allow for a
permanent white smile but will close gaps and change the appearance of crooked
teeth to give a true "Hollywood smile" in just two weeks. A thorough smile analysis
is conducted prior to this and any other smile altering procedure.
The "Sapphire Whitening System" enables our patients to achieve a beautiful white
smile in just 45 minutes. An average shade change of eight shades is a common
result seen in the Sapphire System with a probability of twelve shades in some patients
with a darker than normal smile.
This is one of the newest inventions which exposes our patients to a fraction of radiation compared to the traditional method. In addition, this tool allows Dr. Iranpour to make
a much more accurate diagnosis. This new technology has literally added a third dimension to the traditional x-rays and instantaneously appears for minimal time wasted.
Intra Oral Camera:
This diagnostic tool allows not only a much clearer picture of the dental status but offers patient education as well. Prior to this much needed invention, we dentists were only capable of diagnosing with our naked eyes and regardless of our visual acuity many tooth fractures, faulty fillings and other restorative flaws were not able to be diagnosed before the onset of symptoms.