Comprehensive Family Care
Your smile is an important personal characteristic that conveys volumes of information about who you are. Confidence, friendliness, youthfulness, trust, and health are all traits that are seen in a smile. Choosing the right dentist to restore, renew or maintain your smile is the single most important decision to ensure the health of your mouth.
Dr. Azmoudeh stays current on all the latest advances in dental science through his passion for learning. He cares and loves what he does. He is dedicated to giving your his personal best, striving to achieve excellent results with each patient. “I feel truly blessed to be part of the magic that exceptional dentistry provides for my patients. I welcome you to join up. Everyone at the office sincerely wants to assist you in your journey of renewing your smile.”
Chronic Pain Relief
Chronic pain of the head and neck can be a serious condition invading persons personal and business life diminishing a quality that they once enjoyed. Clenching, grinding and misaligned teeth are often the culprit of chronic pain due to continuous trauma to the joints, muscles and ligaments that support the jaws. Dr. Azmoudeh’s experience has enabled him to proficiently diagnose and treat the cause of discomfort that may have previously gone untreated.
Several methods of treatment are available to remedy the chronic pain.
Occlusal equilibrium—the re-aligning of teeth by elimination interferences
Splint therapy—the use of a corrective device to relieve joint displacement
Occlusal Guard—preventative appliance which prevents clenching and grinding
Othordontic treatment—braces may be the answer for teeth alignment to be treated properly
Orthognathic treatment—surgical intervention to correct problems with growth and development
Restorative treatment—restoring teeth to a healthy condition and proper alignment may be achieved with the use of fillings, crowns, bridges, implants, or other restorative procedures
Combination therapy—In some cases the use of more than one of the above treatments will be most beneficial for the patient in treating chronic pain
In 2004, Dr. Azmoudeh invested in state-of-the-art CEREC technology. This allows him to complete most of the restorations we place in one visit. No more impressions, temporary crowns or second injections. Patients are very satisified with their experience in the dental chair—perfect comfort, look and quality.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root placed into your jaw to hold a replacement crown, bridge or secure an existing denture in place. The treatment can be more conservative than traditional bridgework, since implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support. Dental implants can be the best solution to the problem of missing teeth. Since dental implants integrate into the structure of your bone, they can prevent the bone loss and gum recession that often accompanies tooth loss, bridgework and dentures. No one will ever know that you have a replacement tooth. Some of the benefits are:
Cost effective: Because only one tooth is replace rather than the three teeth of a bridge, dental implant tooth replacement can actually cost less than the tradtional bridgework.
Tooth-saving: Dental implants do not sacrifice the quality of your adjacent teeth like a bridge does because neighboring teeth are not altered. Your other teeth are left untouched, which is a significant long-term benefit to your oral health!
Comfort: Dental implants will allow you to once again speak and eat with comfort and confidence. They are secure and can offer freedom from the troublesome clicks and wobbles of loose dentures. Say goodbye to ill-fitting dentures an messy pastes and glues.
Reliable: The success rate for dental implants is highly predictable.
Cosmetic Smile Design
Your dentist’s natural artistic talent is the defining factor in determining how nice your new teeth and smile will be. When making porcelain veneers, most cosmetic dentists allow the laboratory ceramist to determine critical aesthetic proportions such as tooth shape, angle, width, length and arrangement. Dr. Azmoudeh is one of few dentists worldwide who takes responsibility for determining all of these critical aesthetic factors by creating a mock up on the patients’ own teeth. This mock up allows the patient to “preview” the final result. A resin copy of the prototype is then used as a temporary veneer, which further allows the patient to evaluate the aesthetics of the new smile at home, and live with it on a trial basis. Finally, the lab receives a model of the prototype and then faithfully reproduces the defined aesthetic proportions for the new veneers or crowns, thereby eliminating any guesswork of their part.
Teeth whitening is a common procedure in general dentistry but most especially in the field of cosmetic dentistry. Many people consider white teeth to be an attractive feature of a smile. A child’s deciduous teeth often become darker. This darkening is due to changes in the mineral structure of the tooth, as the enamel becomes less porous. Teeth can also become stained by bacterial pigments, foodstuffs and tobacco.
As white teeth are subconsciously associated with youth, they have become desirable. This has been made more apparent with the spread of American culture worldwide, where an especially white smile is coined a “Hollywood smile”. The procedure to bleach teeth uses oxidizing agents such as hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide to lighten the shade of the tooth. The oxidizing agent penetrates the porosities in the rod-like crystal structure of enamel and oxidizes interprismatic stain deposits; over a period of time, the dentin layer, lying underneath the enamel, is also bleached. Tooth bleaching will generally last from 5 to 7 years but this is subjective depending on if you are a smoker and drink tea, coffee, etc.
Mercury Free Fillings
We are a mercury-free practice. However, many people still have silver/mercury fillings in their mouths from years past. These filling are not particularly pleasing to the eye, and we know that by unavoidable design, silver/mercury filling ultimately result in a weaker tooth structure. Porcelain and tooth colored restorations create fillings that are not only beautiful (or unnoticeable) but also add strength to weakened teeth. These restorations are esthetically pleasing and very strong thanks to new bonding technologies.
Disadvantages of Silver Fillings—Silver fillings contain 50 percent mercury. They corrode, leak and cause stains on your teeth and gums. The edges of the silver filling can wear down, become weak or break. This results in the tooth not being protected and lets cavities get started once again. With age, the metal of a silver filling expands, contracts, and can split. Thay can corrode, leak and cause stains on your teeth and gums. Fortunately, silver fillings can safely be replaced with Tooth Colored Restorations.
Advantages of Tooth-Colored Restorations—There are many advantages to tooth colored restorations. Resin and porcelain onlays and inlays are bonded to the teeth creating a tight, superior fit to the natural tooth. Such restorations can be used in instances where much of the tooth structure has been lost. The tooth remains intact and stronger.