Posts for category: Cosmetic Dentistry

By Brookside Dental Care
May 07, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Invisalign  

If your teeth are crooked, you might have wondered about orthodontic treatment. The team of dentists here at Brookside Dental Care in Stockton, CA, Dr. Alexander Pritsky, Dr. Roger Lang, and Dr. Ravneet Nijjar, are proud to offer Invisalign to their patients who want to enhance the appearance and the health of their smiles. A few common questions about this orthodontic breakthrough are answered below.

How does Invisalign work?

Traditional braces gradually shift the teeth into the correct position through the manipulation of brackets and wires. Invisalign works in a similar way, but the clear plastic aligners are designed to put gentle, concentrated pressure on the teeth over a period of a week or two. After that, a new aligner is worn to reflect the changes made from the previous one. This process continues until your teeth are straight; typical Invisalign treatment time is a year to 18 months.

What are the advantages of Invisalign?

As you may already know, Invisalign offers people the chance for a straightened smile with flexible plastic aligners, similar to whitening trays, that are custom-made and nearly invisible. These aligners are designed to be removed for eating and drinking, offering you the unique opportunity to enjoy what you want while going through an orthodontic regimen. The aligners are also meant to be removed for cleaning, ensuring that your teeth are staying healthy during your Invisalign treatment.

Am I a candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign works for a variety of alignment issues, but keeping track of the aligners and remembering to wear them for most of the day is essential for a successful course of treatment. For these reasons, your Stockton dentist typically recommends Invisalign for patients over the age of 18. If you have any dental health issues, such as gum disease or cavities, those may need to be addressed before proceeding with Invisalign.

To schedule a consultation about Invisalign with Dr. Pritsky, Dr. Lang, or Dr. Nijjar, contact Brookside Dental Care in Stockton, CA, at (209) 952-8804 for an appointment.

By Brookside Dental Care
November 15, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dentures  

People often lose teeth from dental trauma, extractions, or in severe cases of periodontal disease where the tooth was impossible to save. If yours are missing, you probably don't feel like smiling much these days. When you lose your teeth, facial muscles can sag, and eating and speaking may not be as easy as it once was. At Brookside Dental Care in Stockton, CA, it doesn't matter why your teeth are missing. What matters is how we can help you to correct the problem.

Below are some frequently asked questions patients have about dentures.

What Types of Dentures are Available?

  • Conventional - After we extract the remaining teeth, and tissues heal, we place these removable dentures inside the mouth.
  • Immediate - We insert these removable set of dentures immediately after extracting the remaining teeth. Because we outline your smile goals before you begin, you won't be without teeth during the healing period.
  • Over-denture - It isn't always necessary to remove natural teeth for dentures to be placed. When we can save them, an over-denture covers the remaining teeth to provide stability, support, and to preserve your jawbone.

What Can I Expect from Treatment?

At Brookside Dental Care, once your procedure is complete in our Stockton, CA, office, it may take some time getting used to your new dentures. As your mouth becomes accustomed, you'll need to follow adequate oral hygiene practices and brush and floss them as you would your natural teeth. We also recommend that you brush the roof of your mouth, as well as your tongue, to stimulate circulation before inserting them. Taking care of your dentures will prevent stains, scratches, and oral irritation.

If you are tired of living with missing teeth, visit our office to discuss the benefits of dentures further. At Brookside Dental Care, our dedicated team of Stockton, CA, dentists are committed to providing you with the best care, services, and results every time. To learn more about dentures, as well as other services we provide to restore your smile, visit our website. For questions, concerns, or to schedule an appointment, please call (209) 952-8804.

By Brookside Dental Care
November 15, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Invisalign  

Available from the Stockton, CA, office of Drs. Alexander Pritsky, Ravneet Nijjar, and Robert Lang, Invisalign is an orthodontic system that uses removable clear aligners made of polyurethane plastic. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign is invisible and removable, making it a great option for those who are looking for a more discreet orthodontic option. Read on to learn what this treatment can do for you!

More about Invisalign

Invisalign clear aligners apply controlled pressure to teeth to move them into their proper position. Made of flexible plastic material, these aligners fit over the top and bottom rows of teeth and are crafted using computer software. You will wear these trays, or aligners, for a minimum of 20 hours per day, only needing to take them off while you eat or brush your teeth.

You get a new set every two weeks to continue the gradual movement of teeth until they are correctly aligned.

One of the many advantages of Invisalign is that they're not cemented or bonded to teeth. This removability makes oral care simple and removes any need for food restrictions.

Aligner for Teens

While this dental treatment is primarily for adults, Invisalign can be right for some older teenagers. Modern-day technology addresses several issues teenagers used to have with the invisible aligners:

  1. The first issue was getting teenagers to wear the aligners for 20-22 hours a day. Invisalign for teenagers solved this problem by creating “compliance indicators” on the aligners themselves. Compliance indicators are colored dots that fade over time as aligners are worn in the mouth to ensure teenagers are following the plan.
  2. The second issue is that teenagers' teeth are still eruption so “eruption tabs” are built-in. These tabs hold space for teeth that have yet to erupt.

Interested? Give our Stockton office a call

Invisalign is a great treatment method to improve your smile. If you're interested, just call Brookside Dental Care in Stockton, CA, at (209) 952-8804 today!