Dazzling Dentistry has provided personalized dental care to thousands of families. Our patients come from near and far to experience the warm, individualized care we provide. We pride ourselves in utilizing the most modern equipment and methods available to make your smile dazzling.
Our practice now offers the revolutionary Bioclear® Method, a minimally invasive and innovative approach for treatment of dental black triangles and other cosmetic issues by creating highly cosmetic fillings.
Preventative care goes a long way toward a lifetime of healthy smiles. We cannot emphasize enough the importance of regular hygiene re-care visits. Our highly qualified dental hygienists are passionate about educating patients on the importance of regular dental checkups, as well as effective oral hygiene habits and prevention of gum disease. Here at Dazzling Dentistry your re-care visit is not just a cleaning. You will be impressed by the exceptional care and quality we provide to every patient.
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is the #1 cause of tooth loss in the United States, yet it is still commonly under diagnosed. It is mainly caused by poor dental health and inadequate professional cleanings. Periodontal disease is a highly destructive, bacterial infection that is usually asymptomatic and painless, like most diseases. This is why at Dazzling Dentistry we put strong emphasis on prevention, treatment and control of gum disease. We look beyond just teeth, we believe that healthy gums, bone, and periodontal structures are the foundation of a healthy smile. After all, these structures hold our teeth in place.
During each thorough hygiene re-care visit, our highly qualified dental hygienists follow an extensive examination protocol. We evaluate the attachment of gums, bone levels, bleeding, mobility, appearance of your gums, and your systemic health. We examine your radiographs and structures inside the mouth. This allows for early detection of gum infections and prompt treatment in order to maintain a healthy periodontal foundation and prevent tooth loss.
When active gum disease (deep periodontal pockets, thus poor attachment, bone loss and infection in gums) is detected, we provide Active therapy Scaling and Root Planing (SRP), also known as deep cleaning. This treatment of gum disease is usually preformed in two visits, 2 hours each under local anesthetic. It involves removal of calculus, bacterial plaque and toxins from above and under the gums. We use hand instrumentation and power scalers, as this combination is the most effective. The purpose of Scaling and Root planning is to shrink periodontal pockets and regain attachment of gums to maintain a more manageable level of gum disease.
Periodontal disease cannot be fully cured. Research shows that harmful bacteria regenerates every 3 months, in order to control the disease, it is important that we treat it every 90 days with periodontal maintenance therapy.
Our hygienists will provide a yearly health plan for this supportive therapy and work with you to minimize the destruction from periodontal disease.
Maintaining good oral hygiene is one of the most important things you can do for your teeth and gums. Healthy teeth not only enable you to look and feel good, they make it possible to eat and speak properly. Good oral health is important to your overall well-being.
Daily preventive care, including proper brushing and flossing, will help stop problems before they develop.
In between regular visits to the dentist, there are simple steps that each of us can take to greatly decrease the risk of developing tooth decay, gum disease and other dental problems. These include:
Sealants are used to fill in narrow grooves in a tooth that cannot be adequately cleaned by brushing. In most cases, the tooth structure of molars has fine grooves or pits which accumulate plaque because they're too narrow to allow toothbrush bristles into them. These will develop cavities over time.
To prevent that by brushing on a coating that seals the grooves and pits, making it possible to brush off all the plaque and keep teeth healthy.
Sealants should be done as soon as first molars erupt, around 5-6 years of age.
Fluoride is a natural mineral proven to mineralize teeth. It is applied directly to the enamel. It protects and remineralizes enamel, helping reduce sensitivity and the likelihood of a cavity.
To see is to know. To not see is to guess and we do not guess about your health! Without dental radiographs there would be no way to detect infection or pathology that requires attention.
In our office, we use digital radiography which allows us to take x-rays using up to 90% less radiation than conventional film x-rays. Using this technology, we are able to take an x-ray of your mouth by using a small sensor which records the image of your teeth and sends it to a computer. The result is a highly detailed image of your mouth that can easily be enhanced to better diagnosis, dental concerns and determine the very best treatment for each case.
In order to capture the entire jaw, we take a panoramic x-ray. Rather than showing teeth in detail, this image is a panoramic view of the upper, lower jaw and all supporting structures. Thanks to the panoramic x-ray we can detect cyst, tumors, abnormalities around the head and neck region, wisdom teeth position, teeth eruption in children, bone and nerve location for patients who are getting dentures or implants.
A mouthguard is protective device to guard your teeth from grinding and clenching forces while you are sleeping. This clear tray is made specifically to your teeth. It is important that the mouthguard fits your teeth and work well with the bite and the jaw system.
The bite is evaluated and adjusted by Dr. Radziszewski. To find and stop the cause of grinding and clenching teeth, a full occlusal analysis is recommended. We ask that you bring your mouthguard to your re-care appointments for evaluation and cleaning.
A filling is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape. If you have a tooth that requires a filling, the dentist will first remove the decayed tooth material, clean the affected area, and then fill the cleaned-out cavity with a filling material. A filling also helps prevent further decay by closing off any cracks or spaces where bacteria can enter.
There are a variety of filling materials available but composite is the most effective. At Dazzling Dentistry, use the highest quality composite material for long lasting restorations. Composite (plastic) resins are custom made to the exact color of your natural teeth, creating a more natural appearance.
If the extend of repair is larger, you may need an overlay. This type of a restoration covers most of the tooth. For durability we use the Bioclear system for all overlays, making the filling nearly undetectable.
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A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. There are two types of dentures available, including partial and complete dentures. Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain, while complete dentures are used to completely replace all teeth. Dentures are made to resemble your natural teeth so there should be no noticeable change to your appearance. In fact, dentures may even improve your smile!
Complete Dentures - This restoration method is used to restore your smile and mouth function if all your teeth have been lost. The dentures are custom created to resemble natural teeth and are positioned into a patients' mouth to take the place of where the natural teeth used to be. Complete dentures are removable and may require adjustments in order to create a proper fit with the gums and mouth.
Partial Dentures - A removable partial denture is a device used when one or more natural teeth still remain in the upper or lower jaw. They usually consist of replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored plastic base which is held in place in the mouth. This fills the space created by missing teeth, as well as creates a support for remaining teeth to prevent shifting.
DENTAL IMPLANT CROWN
The term "dental implant" refers to the screw-like post that is placed into the jaw where there once was a tooth. This procedure is done at the oral surgeon's office. You will still need a crown to be placed on top of the implant by a dentist. At the first visit we take impressions and order parts that connect the crown to the implant. It takes about 3 weeks for the crown to be ready. We work with a specialty lab that designs high quality porcelain crowns that resemble natural tooth. At the second visit the crown is placed in your mouth.
Root canal treatment (also referred to as root canal therapy or endodontic therapy) is made necessary when a cavity is allowed, through neglect, to reach all the way to the pulp (nerve). (Regular cleanings and checkups prevent and detect problems early). Sometimes deep restorations or trauma to a tooth may cause the nerve to be damaged to the point that it needs root canal therapy, also. Once this occurs the pulp becomes infected and can even extend through the root tip and begin to eat away at the surrounding bone (this is an abscess). By the time the pulp is infected it must be treated and cannot heal on its own. It can even weaken the entire immune system. This is dangerous, not to mention very painful. Symptoms that the pulp has become infected may include sensitivity to hot/cold or sweets, pain, swelling, pain to biting or pressure, and a bad taste in the mouth.
Sometimes, however, no symptoms are apparent, and the person is unaware of any problem until a checkup. A root canal is then performed to clean out the infected tooth pulp and disinfect the canals of the tooth. The only other treatment would be to extract the tooth. Once the infection is resolved, the canal(s) are filled in to prevent any further infection. After a root canal therapy, a restoration is needed to close the opening. The dentist will evaluate the tooth and determine what restoration is needed. Usually it is a filling, an overlay, or a crown.
Most common causes that require a crown or a veneer are a weakened tooth after severe decay or cavity, natural tooth that is cracked or fractured, a tooth that underwent a root canal treatment.
Our custom-made crowns require an average of two appointments. During the first visit, the tooth or teeth (for a bridge) are prepared, and impressions are made so that the crown/bridge fits the exact shape of your tooth. A temporary restoration is used to protect the tooth/teeth. You should take special care of this temporary cap and avoid eating hard or sticky foods to prevent it from cracking. After about 3 weeks, during the second visit the crown or bridge are cemented. We choose a specialty lab and porcelain material, without metal, as research indicated that this is the best option for long lasting crowns and bridges.
Teeth whitening is a popular procedure to make teeth whiter and brighter, and therefore, more esthetically pleasing. Bleaching can be used to whiten stained and discolored teeth, or simply to enhance a dull smile. Either way, teeth whitening is a safe and relatively painless procedure ideal for most patients. Our office offers two methods of whitening using the GLO® Science method: in-office whitening and take-home whitening. GLO® is known for its patented heat and light technology.
In-office whitening is an ideal procedure for anyone wanting immediate results. Because the entire procedure takes place in our office in about two hours, it is the perfect choice for busy individuals. In this process, a protective gel is applied to your gums to protect the soft tissues. A special light-activated gel is then applied to your teeth and a special light is used to enhance the action of the agent. The result is dramatically whiter teeth that will last.
Take home whitening is another great option. You can use GLO® while in the comfort of your own home to gradually whiten teeth. In the kit you will find a lip balm, a 10 hydrogen peroxide whitening gels and the GLO® device, that emits light and heat. It takes an average 5 to 10 days to complete the at home treatment. Each day you will need to spend on average 30 minutes on whitening. At the end of this period, you will see maximum whitening results that are nothing short of dazzling. As time goes on, occasional touch ups can be used at your convenience to maintain your new smile. Touch ups are recommended once a month.
Bioclear® 360 VENEERS beautify smiles by resembling the anatomy and shine of natural teeth. Unlike traditional porcelain veneers, they generally require no removal of enamel. Gum response to the composite material used in the Bioclear® technique is also more favorable than the response to porcelain.
Veneers bonded directly to the front surface of the tooth, veneers are thin, porcelain coverings. They cover all the undesirable flaws of a natural tooth. In order to place a veneer, a part of a natural tooth has to be reduced. The degree to which your natural tooth structure is reduced is determined by the artistic and technical skill of the dentist. Dr. Margaret Radziszewski is very conservative in achieving beautiful cosmetic results.
Most common causes that require a crown or a veneer are a weakened tooth after severe decay or cavity, natural tooth that is cracked or fractured, a tooth that underwent a root canal treatment. Our custom-made crowns require an average of two appointments. During the first visit the tooth is prepared and impressions are made so that the crown fits the exact shape of your tooth. A temporary restoration is used to protect the tooth. You should take special care of this temporary cap and avoid eating hard or sticky foods to prevent it from cracking. After about 3 weeks, during the second visit the crown is cemented. We choose a specialty lab and porcelain material, without metal, as research indicated that this is the best option for long lasting crowns.