At A Farhadian Dental Group, Inc. we offer the following services:
We are pleased to offer our patients CEREC restoration services - a superior method of creating precisely-designed, color-matched and highly durable ceramic restorations right in our practice. From simple fillings to full crowns to veneers, CEREC delivers the results you need in a single appointment.
Single Appointment Dental Care:
Most dental restorative methods require more than one visit to the dentist. This means that on the first visit, you get an injection of anesthesia, your tooth prepared, an impression taken, and a temporary restoration put on your tooth. You make a second appointment for a couple of weeks later, get another injection, have the temporary pried off and have a permanent restoration put on. With CEREC, the procedure is done in a single appointment, start to finish. With CEREC, the Dentist can use strong, tooth colored ceramic materials to restore your teeth to their natural strength, beauty, and function.
Invisalign is a series of clear, removable teeth aligners that both orthodontists and dentists use as an alternative to traditional metal dental braces.
Invisalign is proven technology designed to give you the smile you've always wanted, without the pain and anxiety associated with metal braces.
Invisible. Comfortable and Removable
To help you get a more beautiful smile, Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move your teeth. You wear a set of aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush and floss. As you replace each set of aligners with the next in the series, your teeth will gradually move until they reach the position the doctor has prescribed for you. The average treatment time is about a year.
Less treatment time
An average Invisalign course of treatment takes about a year. At regular intervals, you'll receive a new set of custom-molded clear aligners to continue the straightening process. The total number of clear aligners is specific to you, determined by the doctor for your course of treatment.
Clear and comfortable
Since Invisalign is practically invisible, there's no unwarranted attention to your mouth. In fact, very few people will notice at all - unless you tell them. They're comfortable to wear and remove easily when you eat, brush, and floss.
Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures. Implants provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances.
Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone by a dentist or Periodontist - a specialist of the gums and supporting bone. The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient’s smile!
Dental implants are very strong, stable, and durable and will last many years, but on occasion, they will have to be re-tightened or replaced due to normal wear.
Reasons for dental implants
- Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth
- Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space
- Restore a patient’s confident smile
- Restore chewing, speech, and digestion
- Restore or enhance facial tissues
- Support a bridge or denture, making them more secure and comfortable
In the past decade there has been a dramatic interest in cosmetic dentistry. We all realize that having a healthy, bright, beautiful smile enhances our appearance and allows us to smile with confidence. Thanks to the advances in modern cosmetic dentistry, we are able to improve our teeth and smiles with quick, painless and surprisingly affordable treatments.
Cosmetic dental treatments can:
- Change the size, shape, and alignment of certain teeth
- Fill in unattractive spaces between teeth
- Improve or correct bites
- Lighten or brighten the color of teeth
- Repair decayed, broken, cracked, or chipped teeth
- Replace missing teeth
- Replace old, unattractive dental treatments
Remember, your smile speaks before you even say a word!
Cerec Anterior Aesthetics Application
Final restorations illustrate the possibilities with the current CEREC software and Empress CAD Multi ceramics. Customizing texture and superficial gloss creates vital light transmission and reflection features required to avoid the artificial look.
In dentistry, a veneer is a thin layer of restorative material placed over a tooth surface, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth, or to protect a damaged tooth surface. There are two main types of material used to fabricate a veneer, composite and dental porcelain. A composite veneer may be directly placed (built-up in the mouth), or indirectly fabricated by a dental technician in a dental laboratory, and later bonded to the tooth, typically using a resin cement such as Panavia. In contrast, a porcelain veneer may only be indirectly fabricated.
Benefits of veneers
- Cosmetically, to create a uniform, white, beautiful smile
- Misshapen teeth
- Severely discolored or stained teeth
- Teeth that are too small or large
- Unwanted or uneven spaces
- Worn or chipped teeth
Dental X-rays are an important part of a dental exam and are required for all new patients. X-rays can expose a variety of dental issues including tooth decay and tartar buildup, impacted teeth, and bone loss related to periodontal gum disease. A Farhadian Dental Group uses digital X-rays to help us diagnose and determine the best dental treatment for you.
Digital X-Rays offer benefits for both the patient and the practitioner. Digital X-rays are faster and more comfortable than traditional film X-Rays. 90 percent less radiation means that digital X-rays are safer for patients. And, because there is no need for film or processing, digital X-rays provide a clear image almost instantly. At A Farhadian Dental Group, Inc. you can expect convenient, professional dental care from start to finish.
Part of being active is knowing how to avoid injury. Along with possible cuts, bruises, and broken bones, in sports you run the risk of injuring your head, mouth and jaw. Preventing mouth injuries and knowing what to do if they happen can keep you in the game.
Preventing Injuries. Mouthguards, the MVP (Most Valuable Protection)
When it comes to protecting your smile during active sports, a properly fitted mouthguard is a key piece of athletic gear. Mouthguards cushion impact that may otherwise cause broken teeth, jaw injuries, or cuts to the lip, tongue or face.
Mouthguards are most commonly used in contact sports, such as boxing, football, hockey and lacrosse. However, evidence has shown that even in non-contact sports like gymnastics or skateboarding, mouthguards help prevent mouth and jaw injuries.
Find a mouthguard that fits
Pick a mouthguard that:
- has enough flex that it won't tear or break
- fits properly and is comfortable
- is easy to clean
- doesn't limit speech or breathing
- is custom made by your dentist
Your dentist can make you or your child a custom mouthguard that is comfortable and protects the jaw. Ready-made mouth guards may be cheaper, but do not fit as well and can make it harder to speak or breathe. The less comfortable the mouthguard, the less likely it will be worn regularly. I it doesn't fit properly, it is not protective.
Since treating a sports-related dental injury can cost thousands of dollars, a custom mouthguard is a money well spent. Discuss types of mouth guards with your dentist and select one that works for your needs and budget.
Remember: The best mouth guard is one that fits properly and is worn regularly!
Take care of your mouthguards
- Rinse before and after each use, or brush with toothbrush and toothpaste
- To keep the mouthguard fresh, clean it in cool, soapy water and rinse thoroughly
- When carrying, place it in a firm container that lets air in
- Don't put the guard in the sun or in hot water, as it may distort or melt
- Check for wear and replace it when needed
Get the most from your mouthguard
- Don't wear removable appliances, such as retainers, with a mouthguard
- Wear a custom-fitted mouthguard if you wear braces or have a protruding jaw, receding chin, or cleft palate
- Do not chew or cut pieces off your mouthguard
- Wear it during practice session as well as games
- Schedule regular dental check-ups and be sure to visit your dentist before each playing season. Bring your mouthguard to each dental visit
Snoring and Sleep Apnea
The dangers or snoring
Couple sleeping peacefullyIt is estimated that more than 90 million North Americans snore. Taking into account the snorer's spouse and children, as many as 160 million people are negatively affected by snoring. And snoring doesn't merely interrupt your sleep cycle. The struggle for breath can result in soaring blood pressure, which can damage the walls of the carotid arteries and increase the risk of stroke. At certain levels of severity, complete blockage of the airway space by the soft tissues and the tongue can occur. If this period of asphyxiation lasts longer than 10 seconds, it is called Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), a medial condition with serious long-term effects.
What causes snoring?
During sleep, muscles and soft tissues in the trout and mouth relax, shrinking the airway. This increases the velocity of airflow during breathing. As the velocity of required air is increased, soft tissues like the soft palate and uvula vibrate. The vibrations of these tissues result in "noisy breathing" or snoring. Surgical techniques used to remove respiration-impairing structures have shown only moderate success rate (20 to 40 percent). For the majority of snorers, however, the most affordable, noninvasive, comfortable and effective snoring solution remains a dentist-prescribed snore prevention device, such as Silent Nite sl.
How can I prevent snoring?
Silent Nite sl is a custom-fabricated dental device that moves the lower jaw into a forward position, increasing space in the airway tube and reducing air velocity and soft tissue vibration. Special Slide-Link connectors are attached to transparent flexible upper and lower splints. The splints are custom laminated with heat and pressure to the dentist's model of the mouth. The fit is excellent and comfortable, permuting small movements of the jaw (TMJ) and allowing uninhibited oral breathing.
More restful sleep may be in your future
Your dentist has a simple checklist that will help determine the exact design of your Silent Nite sl. Your dentist will also be able to advise you whether this device could help you or your loved ones obtain better, more healthful and restful sleep.