Diagnosis, Prevention, & Treatment for Expert Restorative Dental Care
At the dental practice of Dr. Joseph Sabet, DDS, we provide personal attention and dedicated care to addresses your many oral health needs. With a wide range of restorative dental treatment options, we help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. With the latest in dental technology and treatment methods, Dr. Sabet and his expert team deliver excellence in restorative dental care for the whole family.
We offer dental services for patients of all ages, and tailor treatments to match the age-specific needs patients bring to us. We also provide emergency dental service, give us a call today!
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Innovative Dental Services in Los Angeles
Dr. Sabet and our dental team pursue continued education to stay informed about everything new that is happening in our field. We incorporate the latest dental technology to enhance efficiency and precision treatment, so your dental care is fully customized to your needs. Digital x-rays and thorough examinations enable us to produce comprehensive treatment plans that resolve immediate needs and promote long-term oral health. Some of our restorative services include:
Providing a Comfortable Dental Atmosphere
We treat you and your family as part of ours and personally interact with each member to ensure comfort and confidence. We always review your treatment options thoroughly, giving you the opportunity to make informed decisions regarding your care. Our dental team strives to accommodate your needs and relieve anxiety whenever possible. With dental sedation and nearly painless injections, restoring your oral health can be anxiety-free and completed quickly and efficiently.
Advanced Restorations with Modern Dental Fillings
At Joseph Sabet, DDS, we offer composite fillings to residents of Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. This restorative procedure is both corrective and aesthetically pleasing if you have tooth decay, cracked, and otherwise damaged teeth.
What are Composite Fillings?
Composite fillings are similar to amalgam fillings in that they are both used to replace decay after it is removed from a tooth. Amalgam fillings are made of a blend of metals like silver-tin alloy, mercury, and copper, which make them appear silver in color. Composite resin fillings are a combination of acrylic and quartz that are the same color as natural teeth. In addition to being more attractive than amalgam, composite fillings bond more effectively, which can strengthen and protect the tooth.
The Value of Restorative Care with Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are an ideal restorative treatment for significantly damaged teeth that completely cover the entire structure of the tooth. By doing so, they protect the vulnerable inner dentin, nerves, and tissues from further damage or infection. A crown can help you maintain the structure, function, and integrity of your smile.
Dental crowns are versatile and can repair a broken, cracked, or severely decayed tooth, as well as complete other restorative treatments such as a root canal or a dental implant. We provide expertly shade-matched crowns for a stable and natural-feeling single-tooth replacement option.
Your Dental Crown Treatment
Your dental crown treatment is a multi-step process that typically takes place in two appointments. During your first visit to our office, impressions and precise digital photos are taken and sent to our trusted lab where your personalized crown is fabricated.
Once your custom-crafted restoration is complete; you return to our office for the final fitting and placement. We will make sure the crown blends correctly with the surrounding teeth and that it remains comfortable when you bite down. With regular checkups, cleanings, and a good home care regimen, your crown can last for many, many years. Crowns can even be used to form "abutment" teeth, or anchors, for dental bridges.
Dental bridges are used to restore missing teeth that are adjacent to one another permanently. Abutment teeth secure the bridge at either end, and the prosthetic teeth are attached to the “bridge,” which spans between the two abutment teeth. In addition to restoring smiles and dental functionality, bridges also promote healthy oral structure by preventing other teeth in the mouth from shifting inward towards the site of the missing tooth.
Dentures & Partials
When teeth are lost or extracted, it can alter the size and shape of the jaw and affect how any restorative appliance fits or feels. Over-the-counter dentures will not be as comfortable as those that are custom made especially for you. When you receive custom dentures, we take the time to collect the precise information needed to create a comfortable fit that lasts. Even if they become loose due to shifting bone structure, your custom dentures can be relined or refit for renewed comfort.
Because of the more stable fit, custom dentures stay in place better, giving you better bite function and chewing ability. Size, shape, and the customization of the replacement teeth are key aspects to ensuring you have the most comfortable denture possible. Even the complexion of the gum material is shade-matched correctly to make them look as natural as possible, so you feel confident to share your smile often.
Dental Implants for an Advanced Option to Replace Missing Teeth
As the most advanced method of caring for missing teeth, dental implants provide improved comfort and fit, as well as better retention than dentures or other tooth replacement options.
When teeth are lost due to injury or disease, bone loss can alter the integrity of nearby teeth and change your facial appearance. Surgically placing dental implants stimulates cell growth in the jaw, helping maintain the integrity of the jawbone and allowing you to avoid any potential side effects of missing teeth. Some of the issues that may arise for patients who do not obtain implants include:
- Jaw bone recession
- Decreased ability to annunciate words clearly
- Inability to chew certain foods, which may also result in poor digestion of food
- Remaining teeth shifting into the gaps caused by missing teeth
- Sagging or sunken appearance around the jaw
During your consultation, we can assess bone density and determine if you’re a candidate for dental implants. For those who may not have enough bone to support an implant, bone grafts are a viable treatment option.
Types of Dental Implant Solutions
There are numerous types of cases where a patient may be suitable for dental implant surgery. Some of the most common implant solutions include:
Single tooth replacement – For patients missing individual teeth, a single dental implant can be placed on each titanium post.
Implant-supported bridges – Similar to implant-supported dentures, when a sequence of teeth are missing, a bridge can be securely fastened to dental implants.
Implant-retained dentures – For patients requiring full or partial dentures, implants are used to secure the denture permanently. This can improve comfort and stability compared to traditional dentures.
Overdentures – As an alternative to implant-retained dentures, overdentures allow patients to have the security of fixed dentures and the flexibility of removable dentures that securely snap in and out of place.
Opting for dental implants is an investment in the beauty and health of your teeth. It can improve your quality of life and your confidence. If you’re considering dental implants in Los Angeles, schedule your consultation at our practice today.
What to Do in a Dental Emergency
Dental emergencies are unexpected events that impact the health and function of your teeth and gums. It is important to know the steps in managing a dental emergency and protect your overall health. At Joseph Sabet, DDS, we offer emergency dental treatment with a meticulous commitment to restoring your comfort and oral health. Some common emergencies include:
Intense Oral Pain: Sometimes, you can experience oral pain without a distinct cause. If a toothache or similar sensitivity becomes frequent and rises in intensity, it can impact your abilities in daily life. Try rinsing your mouth with warm, clean water to reduce any irritants that might make the pain worse. If you have food stuck between teeth, use floss to remove debris. This can lessen the pain until you can visit our office. If you take any aspirin or other over-the-counter pain medication, let us know when you call for an appointment.
Cracked Teeth: Many instances of a toothache are caused by either trauma to the tooth or severe, untreated decay. In either situation, it is important to see us and get a filling or root canal therapy to remove infection and restore comfort. For cracked teeth, rinse with warm water and keep the site clean. This is a vital step to ensure the tooth can be saved. If there is swelling or pain, apply a cold compress and gentle pressure to the tooth.
Knocked-Out Teeth: Whether you were playing a sport or had a fall, knocked out teeth can happen at any time. If a tooth is completely dislodged, there may be a chance to place it back in the space to save it. Depending on the type of tooth avulsion, we can help you determine your next steps. First, locate the lost tooth. If it is intact with no damage to the structure, we might be able to set it back into place. Rinse the tooth off with warm, clean water, and keep it moist at all times. If you can, try to place the tooth back into the socket without touching the root. There are over-the-counter solutions made for transporting a dislodged tooth, but you can also use milk, water, or saliva as well.
What is Root Canal Therapy For?
Even when a tooth is damaged by decay or trauma, it is essential to save as much of the natural tooth structure as possible. Root canal therapy is a conservative and successful way to protect a tooth and keep it intact. In cases where advanced decay has moved beyond eating the enamel, and is moving inside the tooth, this procedure can restore function, eliminate pain, and let you keep your original tooth.
By removing the decayed pulp inside the tooth, and filling it again with a biocompatible filling, it prevents the tooth from requiring extraction. It is much easier to restore a tooth than replace one, and with today’s advanced techniques and materials, a root canal procedure can be fast, efficient, effective, and well worth the time and effort.
How Do I Avoid Discomfort and Pain?
The best way to have a positive root canal therapy experience is by being honest with our team. If you have sensitive teeth or gums, then more local anesthesia may be required. Ask questions, and make sure you are well informed about the procedure to have more accurate expectations.
If you suffer from dental anxiety, ask us about additional ways to improve your comfort. Options such as nitrous or oral conscious sedation can allow you to be more relaxed while receiving root canal therapy.
Providing a Comfortable Dental Atmosphere for Your Family
Here at the practice of Dr. Joseph Sabet, DDS, we treat your family as part of our own and personally interact with each individual. We prioritize explaining your treatment options thoroughly, giving you the opportunity to make informed decisions about your care. We do everything we can to accommodate your needs and relieve anxiety whenever possible. Call us in Los Angeles today and discover all the ways we can make your restorative dental treatment relaxed and comfortable!
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