Our emergency dental care includes examination, assesment and treatment of:
Professional cleanings play a vital role in the prevention of decay and other dental problems. When we perform a professional cleaning, we remove plaque and tartar buildup and keep your smile fresh. At Joeun Dental Group, we recommend that patients come in for a professional cleaning once every six months.
During a general dentistry appointment, we will x-ray your teeth, and perform a dental cleaning. X-rays and dental checkups allow us to prevent potential dental problems, and to detect issues at their earliest stage when they are the easiest to treat.
A composite filling, or "white filling", is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed teeth or small to mid-size cavities. The composite filling material is soft when initially applied, then hardened with a curing light. At Joeun Dental Group, we use material with a high durability and resistance to cracking for composite fillings and will match the color of your existing teeth. Our highly skilled Dentist will contour, smooth, and buff your composite filling, giving a natural looking finish.
When a tooth has sustained a large enough cavity, much of it’s strength is lost and is too fragile for daily use. Instead of extracting the tooth, a crown can be placed over it, restoring the strength and natural look of your smile. Click HERE for a video showing the crown process. A bridge is similar to a crown but the main difference is that a bridge is used to help replace missing teeth. A bridge is usually two crowns that hold on to a “dummy” tooth in the middle. This “dummy” tooth sits right on top of the gums to appear as natural as possible. Often a bridge is an alternative treatment for implants. Click HERE for a video showing the bridge procedure.
A dental implant is a synthetic tooth root that can be used in combination with a dental crown to replace a missing tooth.
Each dental implant is crafted out of a special titanium alloy
that can fuse directly with your bone in a process called “osseointegration.” This titanium alloy is the same alloy used in
hip replacements and other bone replacement surgeries.
Click HERE for a video showing the dental implant procedure.
Tooth loss can result from lack of care resulting in gum disease or decay, or even trauma due to injury. Whatever the reason, dentures can be used to cover those missing teeth. They are removable to allow ease of maintenance and upkeep.
There will be a period of adjustment as new dentures can feel awkward in your mouth. It is recommended that you come in for follow-ups to allow your dentist to check and make adjustments as needed.
Dentures do not preclude you from practicing good dental hygiene. You still need to brush your gums, teeth, and roof of your mouth thoroughly before inserting your dentures in the morning. This will reduce plaque buildup and helps with the circulation of your treated gum tissue.
Root canal treatment is necessary when the pulp containing blood vessels and nerves inside your tooth become inflamed. This condition occurs when a tooth is severely diseased or proper care is neglected. During root canal treatment, your dentist removes the diseased pulp. The pulp chamber and affected root canals of the tooth are then carefully cleaned and sealed. Click HERE for a video showing the procedure.
If your tooth is severely damaged due to disease, trauma, or crowding; your dentist needs to perform an extraction to remove your entire tooth structure, including the root. Your dentist will usually numb you locally at the affected area to lessen any discomfort. Once the extraction is completed, our doctor will make recommendations to ensure a smooth healing process.
This procedure takes about an hour to complete the session and two sessions are required to complete the whitening. We will first apply a protective gel to your gums to protect the oral soft tissues around your teeth. Then, a bleaching agent is applied directly on the teeth. This is kept on your teeth for a short period of time before it is removed. Our whitening product has fluoride to help prevent sensitivity which is common after this procedure.