Dr. Goldasich strives to give each of our patients multiple option when possible for dental treatment. Amalgam fillings are an affordable way to restore a tooth that has decay. Dental amalgam fillings are created by mixing elemental mercury and alloy powder composed mainly of Silver, tin, and copper. Amalgam fillings are sometimes referred to as silver fillings due to its color. If your in need of an affordable dental treatment amalgam fillings may be an option four you. All dental treatment results may differ from patient to patient.
Advantages of amalgam fillings are:
Disadvantages of amalgam fillings are:
Bonding is a more affordable and less intense alternative to veneers, requiring less tooth enamel to be removed. Dr. Goldasich offers dental bonding that is completed in just one visit. The process involves bonding a tooth-colored resin to a tooth, and curing it with ultraviolet light. Dr. Goldasich can fix a number of imperfections that stand between you and the perfect smile:
Bridges are dental crowns that replace a section of missing teeth. There are many different materials that bridges are made of, porcelain, gold alloys or combinations of materials are usually used to create your custom bridge. Dr. Goldasich will discuss with you the material that will best work with your lifestyle. Bridges help restore the natural contour of teeth. There are several types of bridges that Dr. Goldasich can restore for you, including conventional fixed bridges, cantilever bridges and resin bonded bridges. Treatment involves two phases, including preparation of the teeth and completion of treatment. In preparing a teeth for a bridge, some of the tooth above the gum line is removed to create the foundation for the bridge. The missing tooth will have a pontic (a tooth fabricated to sit above the gum line) that has two crowns connected on opposite sides.
Composite fillings are a mixture of powder glass and plastic resin, sometimes referred to as white or tooth colored fillings. Composite fillings are needed when you chip a tooth, have decay, or need to cover gingival recession at the gumline, our Torrance dental office can assist you with the proper restoration. All dental treatment results may differ between patients. Advantages of Composite Filling are:
Disadvantages of Composite Filling are:
Crowns are created in the lab with different materials, Dr Goldasich will discuss with you what material will work with your lifestyle. There are many different materials that crowns are made of, porcelain, gold alloys or a combination of those materials. The purpose of a crown is to strengthen a tooth damaged by decay, previous restorations, to protect a tooth that has had root canal treatment, or improve the way your bite fits together. Crowns are also used to restore or improve the appearance of damaged, discolored, misshaped or poorly spaced teeth. Treatment involves two phases, including preparation of the tooth and completion of treatment. In preparing a tooth for a crown, some of the tooth above the gum line is removed to create the foundation for the crown.
Dr Goldasich over many years has perfected the art of dentures and partials. We are proud to say we work hand and hand with local labs in Torrance to make the transition to partial or denture seamless. If your in need of dentures or partials or may know of someone who would benefit from them give our office a call.
A partial consists of multiple teeth on a gum colored base. The Partial will fit with your existing teeth. A partial is normally secured with clips or brackets, but unlike a bridge, a partial is removable. When creating a new Partial Denture there will be four to five appointments to verify the look and fit that is best for each patient.
A full denture is a complete upper or lower row of teeth mounted on a gum-colored base. The teeth are made of plastic, porcelain or a combination of these materials. Dentures over a normal course of time will wear and need to be replaced or relined. Regular dental examinations are still important for the denture wearer so that the oral tissues can be checked for disease or change. When creating a new Full Denture there will be four to five appointments to verify the look and fit that is best for each patient.
Root canal treatment involves relieving pain and discomfort by removing the nerve tissue located in the center of the tooth and its root or roots. Dr. Goldasich will prep the tooth by drilling through the biting surface of the tooth to expose the pulp, which is removed with very fine metal files. Medications may be used to sterilize the interior of the tooth to prevent further infection. Each empty root canal is filled with a rubber-like material and medicated cement. Occasionally a metal pin (called a post) is also inserted into the canal to help restore the tooth. The opening in the tooth is closed with a temporary filling. Once the root canal treatment is completed, it is essential to return promptly to have crown created. Dr Goldasich will only do root canals on Anterior Teeth (front teeth) that have not previously had root canals or crowns.
Veneers are an excellent way to resolve several dental issues like; cracked, chipped, broken or stained teeth. Dr. Goldasich has mastered the technique and will create a beautiful smile that will match your personality. The permanent veneers take two weeks at the lab to be completed. While your permanent veneers are being fabricated we will provide you with a set of temporary veneers to wear. Once your veneers are fabricated, Dr. Goldasich will bond them into place, giving your teeth a natural new look.
Even if you brush and floss regularly, Plaque and tarter builds up on your teeth naturally, Plaque and tarter if left on your teeth provides a breeding ground for harmful bacteria that can cause gum disease, tooth decay, bone loss and other serious dental problems. Coming regularly for dental cleanings removes these deposits and helps to prevent gingivitis and periodontitis and promotes your overall health. Studies have gown that getting your teeth cleaned regularly can improve the risks of heart disease, stoke and increase your lifespan. The American Dental Association recommends having a dental cleaning at least once every six months.
Scaling removes plaque and tartar from below the gumline root planing smooths the tooth root and helps the gums reattach to the tooth. A dental hygienist or the Doctor will measure your gum and bone health yearly. Healthy gums and bone depths are 2-3mm, anything more than 3mm cannot be cleaned without a professional dental treatment.
Zoom in-office tooth whitening is a procedure designed to lighten the color of your teeth using a combination of hydrogen peroxide gel and a specially designed visible LED light lamp. The Zoom treatment involves using gel and lam in conjunction with each other to provide maximum whitening results in the shortest possible time. During the procedure the gel will be applied to your teeth and your teeth will be exposed to the Zoom lamp for two or three 15-minute sessions.
The most common concern is temporary teeth sensitivity, but lots of advances have been made in recent years to help combat this. Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed has adjustable intensity settings to help maximize patient comfort, and 99% of patients experienced little to no sensitivity. And Philips Zoom DayWhite and NiteWhite have a special formula with built-in potassium nitrate and ACP (amorphous calcium phosphate), which are known desensitizers. These special ingredients make your enamel smoother and more lustrous as well. We also recommend that you brush with a sensitivity formula toothpaste like Fluoridex Daily Defense Sensitivity Relief two weeks prior to whitening, and that you take ibuprofen on the day of your treatment.