At Imperial Dental Center, we strive to provide you with the latest in dental materials serving the Houston area, especially Ford Bend county. The composite resin fillings (also known as “white colored fillings”) are made out of resin with small ceramic particles and is usually cured with special light. Latest technology shade guides are used to choose the color of your filling when selecting the most appropriate material.
In some patients, removable restorations, like dentures are warranted. Dentures are designed to replace few or many missing teeth and are usually taken out of the mouth for regular cleanings and maintenance. Some dentures have acrylic base, some have a noble metal base and there are also new technology dentures that are made of softer and more patient friendly materials.
In certain cases, if the tooth in question is anatomically not favorable for treatment, Dr. Angelova will refer you for treatment to an endodontist as a root canal dentist. We have several professional endodontists that help us serve our mutual patients in the best possible way. All of the endodontist we refer to are exceptionally trained and Dr. Angelova personally follows up on all of the cases, as review reports from the endodontist are standard protocol for our collaborative specialist offices.
Surgical extractions and preservation of the tooth socket with bone grafting are done typically when future dental implant surgery is planned for the particular area, or to simply ensure most natural healing outcome, in terms of esthetics and functionality. The teeth are carefully removed with special surgical instruments and the procedure is performed as atraumatically as possible, aimed in preserving the surrounding bone and tissues. The empty space (socket) is filled with specially selected substitutes for bone, called bone grafts. The bone grafts are typically from human, bovine, equine, or synthetic origin. At the end of the procedure, a special membrane is sometimes used to cover the bone graft and contain it, as well as some suture material.
Invisalign is a specific orthodontic treatment design to help move teeth in your mouth into the desired position. This treatment is indicated in specific cases and Dr. Angelova will discuss your own individual case to determine if you are a good candidate for this particular treatment. Some cases are referred to the orthodontist, a specialist.
In some cases, sealants are used for prevention of decay. Sealants are thin layers of special material that adheres to the chewing surface of your back teeth and helps prevent decay. They can be used in children and adults and are proven to reduce the risk of decay by about 80% in back teeth (molars), according to the American Dental Association.
Night guards are custom produced to fit your mouth. Sometimes, deep and hard bite forces and the wear on the teeth can be tremendous, as well as the pressure on our muscles and jaw joints. In such cases, a night guard may be recommended to help alleviate the problem. The night guards are made of special plastic material and are with the durability and structure that can sustain the strong bite forces, at the same time relieving the stress on the teeth.
• Note: For more information on specific dental procedures, please visit: The American Dental Association Website www.ADA.org and WebMD at www.WebMD.com.