If you wish your smile was straighter, there is a discreet way to undergo orthodontic treatment. Invisalign helps adults have a beautiful smile without years of traditional braces. Traditional braces use wires and brackets that are extremely visible. With Invisalign, no one will even know that you are straightening your smile.
Invisalign treatment uses clear aligner trays. The trays are worn for two weeks before being swapped for the next set. As you wear the trays, they gradually shift the teeth into proper alignment. The trays must be worn around 20-22 hours each day, but can be removed for eating and brushing teeth.
With Invisalign you get real results and the following benefits:
Traditional braces are highly visible. With Invisalign, you can straighten your teeth without compromising your appearance.
Wires and brackets can irritate the mouth and cause sores. Invisalign aligner trays are made from BPA-free, smooth plastic to make them comfortable and easy to wear.
Patients are free to take the trays out to eat and clean their teeth. Traditional braces leave lots of places for bacteria that are hard to reach with a toothbrush and many patients experience tooth decay during treatment. With Invisalign, you can stay on top of your oral health.
Traditionally, orthodontic patients are told to avoid a long list of foods, including some favorites such as gum, nuts, and popcorn. With Invisalign, you can remove the aligners and enjoy these foods in moderation without messing up your braces.
Depending on the condition of your teeth, you may require fewer or more number of trays and your Invisalign treatment can last from six months to year and a half. The treatment cost can range from $2500 to $5000.
Invisalign treatment can often be completed in less time than traditional braces. If you are in the San Mateo area, call Peninsula Dental Implant Center today at 650-567-5885 to schedule an appointment and find out if Invisalign is right for you.
Let’s face it; root canals have gotten a bad rap. Widely known as a painful or intense procedure, patients are often fearful at the mere mention of root canal treatment. The truth is that root canal treatment does not cause pain, it relieves it. The pain patients experience is the infection in the tooth.
As an experienced San Carlos dentist, it’s important to debunk the myth that root canals are painful. To do this, we can explain what a root canal is and why a patient may need one. When the pulp chamber becomes damaged by decay or trauma, it can cause a painful infection around the nerves. When this happens, the only way to alleviate the pain is to eliminate the infection. The two ways to do this are with extraction or root canal therapy.
Our philosophy is to avoid extraction whenever possible, which is why we often recommend root canal treatments.
To eliminate the infection, Dr. Gupta will remove the pulp and nerves. The next step is to clean out the area and remove any traces of bacteria or infection. After this, the tooth is filled and sealed. Because the nerves have been removed, patients will lose feeling in that tooth, but functionality will remain intact. The final step is to place a porcelain dental crown over the tooth to protect it from breakage.
While most people will experience pain or extreme sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures, some may not present with any symptoms. In those cases, the only way to determine if a root canal is necessary is with an x-ray.
If you are experiencing pain, don’t wait to be evaluated, call us today at 650-567-5885.
Patients who are undergoing long dental procedures or have severe dental anxieties may find that they avoid visiting the dentist for necessary treatments. Dr. Shivani Gupta of the San Carlos, CA encourages patients to learn about IV sedation.
Sedation keeps patients comfortable during their dental procedures. Not all dentists offer appropriate sedation. At Peninsula Dental Implant Center, patients can ask about IV sedation, which administers sedatives into the bloodstream for immediate and ongoing relaxation during dental treatments. This option is often considered for those with moderate to severe dental fears who may otherwise avoid their treatment due to anxieties.
IV sedation is:
IV sedation administers sedation intravenously right into the bloodstream for fast-acting results. Patients who undergo IV sedation will feel extremely relaxed and in many cases, may fall asleep during their dental treatment. This allows Dr. Shivani Gupta to perform treatments faster with less interruptions. Patients with anxieties may have procedures done that they have been delaying for years due to their dental fears.
If you struggle with severe dental anxieties and are interested in learning more about IV sedation, contact the dental practice of Dr. Shivani Gupta. The team at Peninsula Dental Implant Center works closely with patients to help them decide what sedation method is appropriate for their specific needs. IV sedation is often chosen for those who are extremely fearful of the dentist or even for patients undergoing extensive procedures. Call (650) 567-5885 today to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Shivani Gupta and discuss the advantages of using IV sedation for dental procedures. Her practice is located at 1201 St. Francis Way.
Dental implants are a wonderful option for many of our patients at the Peninsula Dental Implant Center. However, when it comes to placing dental implants in the upper jaw, it is important for the dentist to x-ray the mouth to check for the location of the sinuses. Patients may require an extra procedure known as a sinus lift.
A sinus lift is a procedure dedicated to addressing the location of the sinus cavities prior to placing dental implants. The maxillary sinus is sometimes too close to the upper jaw to allow the implants to be successfully placed. There is no “standard size” for this cavity so it is important for Dr. Shivani Gupta to have x-rays completed to see if there needs to be augmentation performed. The augmentation itself involves the placement of bone into the area to provide a solid foundation for the implant to derive its strength and durability. This is often done for dental implants placed on the upper arch.
The advantages of having a sinus lift procedure performed at Peninsula Dental Implant Center include:
Dr. Shivani Gupta and the team of Peninsula Dental Implant Center believe implants can be a great way for patients to replace one or more teeth. If you have considered dental implants on the upper jaw but require a sinus lift, our dedicated professionals provide this and so much more! Contact our practice today by calling (650) 567-5885 or visiting us at 1201 Francis Way in San Carlos, CA.
Implant Dentist in San Carlos, CA describes guided implant surgery
Dental implants are a popular choice for men and women seeking restorative solutions for their smiles. Missing teeth affect function, beauty, and health of the smile. By addressing this issue as soon as it occurs, patients avoid many problems that may be an aftereffect of lost teeth.
The process of placing implants is extensive, but with the right team of professionals, can be simple and problem-free. Our team ensures patients have the opportunity to reclaim their confident smile with restorative solutions fit for their specific needs and budgets. Dental implants do require patients to have sufficient bone structure and a healthy mouth, and this is assessed during the initial evaluation appointment.
If you live in the Peninsula area of Northern California and are ready to work with a dedicated practitioner to discuss the possibility of placing dental implants, contact the team at Peninsula Dental Implant Center today by calling (650) 567-5885. This team of professionals is here to assist in a wide range of restorative dentistry procedures and welcomes new patients.
Computer-guided implant surgery is the most effective way for patients in the San Carlos, California area to enhance their smiles with titanium dental implants.
At the Peninsula Dental Implant Center, Dr. Shivani Gupta and her team are dedicated to helping others achieve a restored smile after tooth loss. This means helping individuals with a variety of solutions based on their specific needs. When patients have lost all of the permanent teeth or are considering extraction of the entire dental arch, they are often excited to learn about using dental implants to support full dentures. This procedure is known as all-on-four dental implants.
A4 complete implants are restorations combining the strength and durability of dental implants with the benefits of full dentures. Dr. Shivani Gupta will place four dental implants along the dental arch into the bone. These will act as the foundation for the dentures. Temporary dentures are worn over these implants as the process of osseointegration occurs. This process can take several weeks and allows the implant to be solidified with the bone. Once this is complete, our team can develop the permanent full dentures used with the implants and allow patients to fully repair the function and beauty of their smiles.
A4 complete implants are the best way to achieve a full restored smile with stability. Full dentures alone may be difficult to keep in place with natural suction or dental adhesives alone. The dental implants give the dentures the strength they need to function properly.
Our practice offers a wide range of treatments for our patients revolving around dental implants and smile restoration, including:
If you reside in San Carlos, Redwood City, Belomont or Peninsula area and want to learn more about how A4 complete implant solution work in repairing the smile, contact the team of the Peninsula Dental Implant Center today at 650-567-5885. We can assess your current dental situation and determine if this particular process of restoration is appropriate for your needs. We can also discuss alternatives which can be used, as well as, ways of preparing the smile for placement including bone grafting.