Implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Implants are anchored to the jawbone or metal framework on the bone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge. In some cases implants can be used to attach dentures.
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic cemented over the front of your teeth to change their color or shape. Veneers are used on teeth with uneven surfaces or are chipped, discolored, oddly shaped, unevenly spaced or crooked.
Crowns are synthetic caps usually made of a material like porcelain placed on the top of a tooth. Crowns are typically used to restores a tooth’s function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth have become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns and bridges (to replace missing teeth) are often used.
Whitening procedures have effectively restored the smile of people with stained, dull or discolored teeth. The darker tissue of your teeth, the dentin can become exposed as the outer layer of enamel is worn away by the effect of aging or things like caffeine and tobacco.
Root canals are tiny passageways that branch of from beneath the top of the tooth coursing their way vertically downward until they reach the the tip of the root. Dr. Shahin Etemadi is available to treat patients in the comfort of our Lake Stevens location.
Simple toothaches can often be relieved by rinsing the mouth clear of debris and other matter. Sometimes a toothache can be caused or aggravated by a piece of debris lodge between the tooth and another tooth. Avoid placing aspirin between your tooth and gum to relieve pain because the dissolving aspirin can actually harm your gum tissue.
Our goal is to help you to minimize the risk of emergency treatment. This is why we commit a generous amount of time designing a Lifetime Treatment Plan that will help you to offset the possibility of unforeseen pain or tooth pain or breakage.