Our professional and friendly dental team is dedicated to helping you obtain and maintain a healthy smile and overall optimal oral health.
Cleaning and Consultation
We all know that good oral hygiene keeps your teeth looking clean and shiny, but did you know that it's also essential to your overall health? It's true, poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems such as gum disease, infection, heart disease, stroke, and even diabetes.
That's why dentists recommend that teeth be cleaned professionally twice a year. Teeth cleaning is the removal of dental plaque and tartar in order to prevent cavities, gingivitis and gum disease. The average dental cleaning is a routine procedure that is rarely painful and takes 30 to 45 minutes.
Today, you can get your cavities, as well as any other smaller hollow areas in your teeth, filled with composite fillings. Composite fillings are made from resins that are matched to your tooth's color - so they become invisible when applied. Composite fillings also provide an excellent seal on the affected area, so that tooth decay can be prevented.
We recognize that tooth extraction is sometimes the best option for preserving oral health. If you need one or more teeth removed, you can rely on us to provide gentle, comprehensive care in a warm, nurturing environment. We understand that the process of having a tooth extracted can be daunting, and we pledge to make every attempt to keep you comfortable throughout the procedure.
A rapidly emerging field of dentistry is referred to as cosmetic dentistry. In cosmetic dentistry, the emphasis is on improving the patient’s smile through changing the appearance of the teeth and mouth. Many people view cosmetic dental practices as being elective treatments – as opposed to necessary dental treatments – but having a beautiful, engaging smile and feeling secure in one’s appearance can make people feel better about themselves and lead to a fuller, happier life. For an experienced Manchester cosmetic dentist, turn to the dental services of Dr. Syed.
Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments
There are currently many cosmetic dentistry procedures available. Among these are:
Composite Bonding – replaces the broken, chipped, and discolored parts of teeth through the use of a special composite material. Dental Implants – used to replace missing teeth, dental implants are artificial tooth root replacements.
Dental Veneers – adhesively bonded to the surface of a tooth or teeth to cover gaps, cracks, and chips in existing teeth and also to improve the color of the teeth.
Inlays or Onlays – inlays are also called indirect fillings; they are a long-lasting type of filling that is added to teeth with tooth decay or other structural damage.
Teeth Whitening – the most commonly recommended and practiced cosmetic dental procedure, tooth whitening removes stains on teeth; the cosmetic procedure can be performed at home or in your cosmetic dentist’s office.
Every tooth consists of three different layers. The outermost and hardest layer is enamel, and the second layer is dentin. The third is pulp, which is the cavernous space where the live tissue and nerve of each tooth is located.
If for any reason the pulp space is exposed to the outside, the tissue becomes contaminated and eventually infected. The exposure of pulp happens in many circumstances, such as when you have a large cavity or a fractured tooth. Your dentist can explain the exact reason for damage to this tissue. In these cases, the treatment is usually root canal treatment.
Root canal treatment is the process of going inside the pulp space and removing the infected, dead tissue. The space is then disinfected and sealed with special materials. Nowadays, root canal treatments are performed with advanced techniques and materials, making them far more comfortable and faster. After root canal treatment is complete, your restorative dentist will usually place a crown on your tooth to safeguard against fracture.
Emergency Dental Care
Dental problems don't always happen during regularly scheduled office hours. At Smiles of Waterbury, we understand that tooth pain and oral injuries can occur at any time, be it over the weekend or smack in the middle of the night. That's why we tell our patients that when dental emergencies arise, they shouldn't hesitate to give us a call, no matter the hour. We offer emergency dentistry services to address dental issues that simply can't wait.
" All of your employes are very pleasant and helpful and made me feel welcomed. When I had my teeth cleaned, the doctor was very gentle. When I had work done, the dental assistant and Doctor were understanding of my fears and were very careful and concerned about my needs. I referred my whole family to your practice"
"Very fast paced, very nice people, and very patient. I enjoy going there, they are the best dental office ever"