Posts for category: Dental Procedures
Think about this: There are a number of factors that can damage a smile over time. Sports injuries, accidents, or trauma from a fall can all cause chips, cracks, and teeth fractures. On the other hand, there are times when the damage develops gradually and remains undetected until symptoms develop, such as tooth decay, a gum infection, or wear-and-tear caused by aging. Whatever the case may be, you don't have to live with a damaged or less than perfect, smile. Dr. Maisa Idriss, a dentist in Spring, TX, offers a range of cosmetic and general dentistry services for you and your entire family.
A New and Improved Smile with Crowns and Bridges from our Spring Office
Dental crowns are among the most reliable restorations available. Crowns (also known as caps because they cover the remaining portion of a damaged tooth) restore the tooth's surface, cover cosmetic damage, and replace missing teeth - when used in conjunction with a bridge.
When would Dental Crowns be good for me?
The most common uses for crowns include:
- The instance when a cavity is too large to be filled by a
- standard filling
- After root canal therapy
- To replace a missing tooth
- To cover a dental implant
- To strengthen a fractured or weak tooth
Upon completion of a comprehensive dental exam, Dr. Idriss will be able to recommend the best restoration and procedure for your circumstances.
How Long can I expect Dental Crowns to Last?
A typical crown is designed to last an average of approximately 15 years, but in many cases they last much longer. Like natural teeth, crowns require good oral hygiene and follow up with preventive care from Dr. Idriss to last as long as possible and ensure you the best oral health.
Call our Spring Office Today!
For more information about your restorative and cosmetic dentistry options, contact The Smile Designer today by calling 281-257-8815 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Idriss.
“Your smile will thank you when you choose to replace missing teeth with implants.” Why?
We know that the smile you were given should last a lifetime; however, we realize that detrimental issues can set in that can lead to tooth loss. Did you know that millions of American adults are missing at least one tooth? If you are among them, it’s important that you turn to our Spring, TX, cosmetic dentist Dr. Maisa Idriss right away for a consultation to determine how dental implants can benefit you.
If left untreated tooth loss can ultimately lead to the deterioration of the jawbone, which in turn will affect the overall facial structure and lead to sagging and premature wrinkles. By getting dental implants in Spring, TX, at The Smile Designer you can improve not just your appearance but your overall oral health. Remember, everyone should feel confident with their smile and dental implants can revive the smile you once had, after tooth loss.
Look at the long-term benefits you’ll enjoy when you get dental implants from Dr. Idriss:
- Lifelong tooth replacement
- A durable and resilient restoration made from titanium
- A boost to your self-esteem and confidence
- Preservation of the jawbone and prevention of bone loss
- Support for your natural facial structure
- Prevent teeth from shifting into gaps that will affect your smile
- Restored chewing
- Improvement to your quality of life
- And, Easy maintenance and care
A dental implant is the only tooth replacement that actually functions like real teeth! The magic lies in the metal implant itself which is made from titanium, a bio-compatible metal that the mouth won’t reject. Once Dr. Idriss surgically places the implant into the jawbone the bone and tissue will heal around the implant. The result? A permanent foundation from which to hold a dental crown in place.
If you are missing several teeth or a full row of teeth multiple implants can also be placed along the arches of the jawbone to support dentures. In fact, many denture wearers who aren’t satisfied with how their dentures fit will benefit greatly from getting implants, since they will hold the dentures firmly in place. Then, the dentures won't move or shift around while speaking or chewing.
If you dreaming of restoring or gaining the smile you've dreamed of, Dental implants may just be the solution you're looking for! See if you are an ideal candidate for implants by calling The Smile Designer in Spring, TX, today!
Your Spring, TX cosmetic dentist, Dr. Maisa Idriss at The Smile Designer, recommends root canal therapy for teeth seriously compromised by decay, injury, or abscess. Here are the signs that you may need this tooth-sparing procedure and the steps it involves.
What is root canal therapy?
The term "root canal" refers to both the interior portion of your tooth roots and to the restorative dental treatment dentists use to save ailing teeth. Also called endodontic therapy, a root canal is undeservedly one of the most feared dental procedures, but in reality, it is safe, comfortable, and reliable.
During a typical endodontic treatment, Dr. Idriss accesses the root canals with a high-speed drill and uses tiny metal files to clean out the diseased pulp. Typically, interior pulp becomes inflamed or infected when a tooth is cracked, deeply decayed or is infiltrated with bacteria through a failed filling or crown.
After the canals are disinfected and sealed, your Spring cosmetic dentist puts rubbery gutta-percha in the tooth and covers it with a temporary crown or filling. After a period of healing (a week to ten days), the dentist removes the temporary restoration and replaces it with a custom-made porcelain crown.
Do you need a root canal?
Only your dentist can tell you after she has examined your tooth and X-rayed it to understand its condition. Typical signs that you need this procedure are:
- You have a severe toothache and/or a swollen jaw.
- Your tooth hurts when you bite down on it.
- You are missing a substantial amount of tooth structure.
- Your tooth is sensitive to heat or cold.
- Your tooth is discolored.
- There is a sore, red pimple on the gum tissue by your tooth.
After your procedure...
You'll find that you recover very quickly because the source of your pain and infection has been treated. With good at-home and in-office hygiene (and check-ups), you and your restored tooth should do just fine. Many teeth preserved by root canal treatments last for decades. That's much better than a tooth extraction, isn't it?
If you think you may have a sick tooth or experience an oral injury, please contact The Smile Designer for a consultation with Dr. Idriss. Her technical expertise is second to none, and she loves seeing her patients leave the office smiling. Call her office team in Spring, TX for an appointment: (281) 257-8815.