Straightening your smile is beneficial in more than just an aesthetic sense. In fact, straighter teeth can help your mouth function more efficiently, help you keep your teeth cleaning, and more. If the thought of traditional metal braces puts you off from seeking the orthodontic care you need, you can rest easy knowing you can discreetly and subtly straighten your smile with Invisalign. Find out more about Invisalign with Dr. Neha Roy and Dr. Roshni Patel at Foothill Square Dental Center in Milpitas, CA.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign moves the teeth using slight yet constant pressure applied to certain areas of the mouth. Rather than accomplishing applying this pressure with metal brackets and wires, Invisalign applies it using a series of plastic aligner trays which patients wear one by one. Each tray, worn for about two weeks, is slightly different from the last, moving the teeth little by little until they reach their final positions. Since the trays are removable and made from clear plastic, Invisalign provides a freedom that traditional metal braces, which attach permanently to the teeth, do not.
Am I a good candidate for Invisalign?
Invisalign works best for patients over the age of 12. Younger patients have still-growing bone and jaws, which could hinder the treatment. Though Invisalign’s removability makes it much easier to clean your teeth than with traditional braces, patients undergoing Invisalign treatment should have an excellent at-home oral care routine to keep up with their smile. Patients should also understand they will need to see their dentist about every six weeks to ensure their treatment is on track.
Benefits of Invisalign in Milpitas, CA
Invisalign’s unique design provides users with many benefits.
- Easy to use: Invisalign’s plastic aligner trays simply pop in and out of your mouth, allowing you to remove them when necessary to eat or perform your daily dental care activities.
- Easy to clean: Since you can remove the trays from your mouth at will, an at-home oral care routine consisting of brushing twice a day and flossing once a day coupled with simply rinsing your current Invisalign tray is enough to keep your teeth and Invisalign trays clean.
- Virtually invisible: Invisalign’s materials are clear, making them all but impossible for others to see.
- Removable: Since the trays come out of the mouth, patients have the freedom to eat the foods they love or attend special events without worrying about compromising their taste or look.
For more information on Invisalign, please contact Dr. Neha Roy and Dr. Roshni Patel at Foothill Square Dental Center in Milpitas, CA. Call (408) 263-2252 to schedule your appointment for a consultation for Invisalign with your dentist today!
Dental implants from Foothill Square Dental Center in Milpitas, CA, permanently restore gapped smiles. If you have lost one, two, or even all your teeth and wish to have a stable, attractive smile once again, you may benefit from these amazing tooth replacements. Dr. Neha Roy and Dr. Roshni Patel expertly place dental implants, giving patients natural oral function and smile aesthetics.
Your beautiful smile
It starts with a complete oral examination at Foothill Square Dental Center. To receive a dental implant, you must have healthy gums and sufficient bone size and density. If your dentist determines that you are a good candidate for implants, expect the procedure to take several weeks to months. Key to implant success is patience and adequate healing time.
The implant treatment
It's as comfortable as getting a filling or crown. Dr. Roy or Dr. Patel will numb your gums with a locally injected anesthetic, create a small hole in the jaw bone and insert the titanium implant. A few sutures close the site, and you'll go home to heal.
As the site heals, an incredible process happens. Through osseointegration, the jaw bone adheres to the implant, creating a super-strong bond and increasing jaw bone size and density. Other tooth replacements, such as conventional partials or full dentures, simply set on top of the gums, and invariably soft tissue and bone recede. Dental implants are unique in their bone-building capabilities.
After the implant site has healed, your dentist will re-open the site and attach two other components--a metal alloy post and a lifelike porcelain crown. In the case of larger prosthetics, such as a bridge or full denture, your dentist will place multiple implants, and you will enjoy the same bone-building benefits as with single-tooth implants.
Life with your new teeth
Brush twice a day, floss daily, and see your Milpitas dentist at Foothill Square Dental Center every six months for a professional cleaning and oral examination. While dental implants are biocompatible and do not experience decay, they can fall prey to peri-implantitis, an infection similar to gum disease due to plaque and tartar accumulation. Cigarette smoking also encourages this problem. Left untreated, peri-implantitis can cause implant failure and necessitate removal.
With good care, your implant should last for the rest of the life. Compare that with the ten-year lifespan of conventional tooth replacements.
Find out more
Don't allow your smile to degrade. Fill those gaps and restore your smile with state-of-the-art dental implants from your dentists at Foothill Square Dental Center in Milpitas, CA. Call today for your appointment: (408) 263-2252.
Some patients have to wait years and go to many dental appointments to get the beautiful smile that they’ve always wanted. If waiting that long simply isn’t an option for you, talk to your dentist about dental veneers. With veneers, you get a big difference in the appearance of your smile with a very small procedure that can be completed in about two or three appointments. Learn more about veneers from your Milpitas, CA dentist.
What Is a Veneer?
A veneer is a covering placed over the surface of a tooth to make it look more attractive, whiter and more naturally shaped. It’s commonly made of porcelain, which is a very tough and durable material that resembles natural tooth enamel. The veneer resists staining and fixes a number of common cosmetic problems, including chipping, gaps and ridges in the teeth.
What Will Happen at the Veneer Appointment?
When it’s clear that veneers can help your smile, the next step is to get your teeth prepared for them. The preparation process involves removing a small amount of tooth enamel from the front of the tooth to make room for the veneer and ensure a proper bond. Since a veneer is as thin as a contact lens, less than a millimeter of enamel is removed from the surface of the tooth. The dentist will take an impression of the tooth so that a proper veneer can be made. At the final appointment, the veneer is bonded and shaped to perfection.
How Long Will this New Smile Last?
Veneers are a wonder of cosmetic dentistry not just because they give you a big difference in your smile with a small procedure, but also because they are long-lasting. Once a porcelain veneer is bonded, it can last for as long as 20 years—maybe even longer. It’s important to treat your veneers with as much TLC as your other teeth to keep them looking great for as long as possible.
How Do You Care for Veneers?
The veneer has a strong bond to your tooth, but you have to keep it clean and free from plaque buildup to ensure its ongoing health and resilience. Brush around all surfaces of the tooth and floss between the teeth daily. Avoid biting hot foods (or drinking hot beverages) with your veneers as much as possible and drink less sugary beverages. One of the most important things to remember after you get veneers is to keep up with twice-yearly appointments for cleanings and checkups.
Contact your Milpitas, CA Dentist
Veneers can give your smile a makeover that you never imagined was possible, and it only takes one small dental procedure to make a big difference. Call your Milpitas, CA dentist for a veneers appointment today.
Welcome to the Blog of Foothill Square Dental Center
Whether you are an existing patient or searching for a dentist in the Milpitas, CA area, we’re excited you are here. With the dental industry advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping our patients and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in our practice.
As we move forward with our blog, we hope to promote dental awareness as a vital part of your healthy lifestyle. Here you will find a variety of articles and topics including dental news, advancements in dental technology and treatments, practical oral health advice and updates from our practice.
We hope you find our blog to be helpful, engaging and informational to ensure your best dental health.
As always, feel free to contact our Foothill Square Dental Center office with any dental questions or concerns.
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