Granted I do not need a lot of work done, my dental hygienist does an awesome job each visit. Clean office, courteous staff, no wait time and they send e-reminders and follow up with a call which I am really grateful for due to my busy work schedule. Staying with them unless my work takes me to a different city.
I had five cavities filled by Dr. Irvani today, it was a very quick and painless experience. He was also very gentle and nice. Melanie is my hygienist and she is so wonderful and informative. Thanks to them I have a healthy clean smile again and I'm feeling good about coming back in 6 months for another cleaning!
There are many more benefits to dental implants than simply the obvious aesthetic enhancement they bring to your smile. If you have a missing tooth, it can cause the neighboring teeth to shift into the empty space and become misaligned. Furthermore, the empty space at the site of the missing tooth will be more vulnerable to gum disease.
As this video explains, your jaw also suffers when a missing tooth is left untreated. Teeth begin to shift, which affects the manner in which the jaw closes and alters its relationship to the teeth; this can eventually lead to TMJ disorders. A patient may find it difficult to chew food, speak, and feel confident in his or her smile. Also, bone resorption can occur where the tooth’s roots once were.
If you believe you could benefit from dental implants, speak with Dr. Aria Irvani at Foothill Ranch Dentist in Lake Forest. We’re committed to providing patients with beautiful, healthy, and confident smiles. You can visit us online or give us a call at (949) 382-1243 to schedule your consultation today.
Orthodontic technology has allowed more and more patients to take advantage of new types of braces offered by their dentists. One such orthodontic treatment is Invisalign, the quick and effective option for treating minor imperfections and improving dental health. Read on to find out who is a good candidate for Invisalign:
1. Older Teens and Adults: The Invisalign treatment is available to clients older than adolescent age who have lost all of their baby teeth. The technology used to create the Invisalign trays only accommodates permanent teeth. Invisalign Teen is a special type of Invisalign system designed for patients that fall into this age category.
2. Patients with Healthy Gums: Your teeth and gums need to be in good health in order to be eligible for Invisalign; meaning, patients with preexisting gum disease, such as gingivitis or periodontitis, may not be good candidates. The devices used in the Invisalign system can irritate unhealthy gums and exacerbate existing problems. Speak to your dentist to find out if your gums are healthy enough for this type of braces.
3. Responsible and Goal-Oriented Individuals: If you are good at following directions and enjoy being punctual for everyday activities, Invisalign could be a good fit for you. The success of the Invisalign system relies heavily on a patient’s timely removal and replacement of the aligner trays as recommended. Patients need to wear the aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours a day as well.
4. Patients with Gapped or Crowded Teeth: If your teeth are abnormally aligned, irregularly spaced, or overcrowded, you may be able to correct them with Invisalign. In order to determine how well Invisalign will be able to fix these imperfections, you dentist will take impressions and X-rays. Your custom-fit trays will gradually align your teeth to a normal position.
If you are considering Invisalign to perfect your smile and correct your bite, speak to your dentist at Foothill Ranch Dentist. We have helped thousands of clients achieve the smiles they’ve dreamed of. Call us at (949) 382-1243 to set up your appointment today.