We stay true to our values and strive to give you an experience you’ll tell your family and friends about.
We focus on making you happy because your satisfaction is key. We want you to leave with a smile on your face that says, “job well done.” Our commitment is to our customers, and our passion and dedication always results in quality work.
We want you to remember Dental Bright. We want you to walk away satisfied. To us, word-of-mouth is important, and a positive review is entirely based on your experience with us. We can promise that we will stay true to our values so that you will be eager to work with us again.
Tooth Colored Fillings
A composite (tooth colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling.
There are many types of filling materials available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. You and your dentist can discuss the best options for restoring your teeth. Composite fillings, along with silver amalgam fillings, are the most widely used today. Because composite fillings are tooth colored, they can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth, and are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or the more visible areas of the teeth.
As with most dental restorations, composite fillings are not permanent and may someday have to be replaced. They are very durable, and will last many years, giving you a long lasting, beautiful smile.
Dr. Filali encourages his clients to guard against the need for fillings by visiting his Dental Bright office for regularly scheduled hygiene and periodontal visits. These visits allow Dr. Filali to detect any bacteria or decay early enough to treat it before it becomes a damaging and costly problem.
For more information on Dental Bright Fillings, please contact Adam Filali DDS.
Teeth Bonding & Chipped Tooth Repair
Instant beauty is just one of the many advantages of cosmetic dental bonding. In the tooth bonding process, Dr Adam Filali use a multiple layers of resin to enhance the shape, shade, color opacity and translucency of your teeth.
Dr. Filali then applies thicker layers of opacity near the center of each tooth and uses different materials for greater translucence near the edges. To make your teeth appear more lifelike, we use a variety of tints to emphasize different shades and accentuate deeper colors in certain locations.
We use only the most advanced resins, allowing us the freedom to control every intricacy of your dental bonding procedure.
The second-to-last step involves a high-powered ultraviolet curing light to speed the hardening process. Finally, we polish each bonded tooth, creating a life-like, natural appearance.
Nothing is sent to our lab, so the cosmetic restoration is among the quickest procedures available. Bonded teeth last for approximately 7-10 years. That’s nearly a decade of confident, beautiful smiles. Schedule a bonding consultation with a dental expert Dr. Adam Filali and discover a brand-new smile!
Orthodontics – Invisalign
For patients who’d like to straighten their teeth in a more discreet way, Invisalign is the perfect solution! These invisible series of aligning trays gently and comfortably guide your teeth into the proper position, without the look of obvious metal braces.
Many of Dr. Filali’s patients choose to use the Invisalign system, not only because it’s discreet, but because it’s also convenient! Invisalign trays are easily removable; allowing you to eat and drink whatever you’d like (as this often isn’t an option with traditional metal braces). The Invisalign system is also gentler on your gums, and therefore more comfortable. Having a dentist that is educated in understanding every factor of orthodontics and how they affect the health of your smile is vital to your optimum oral health. Thankfully, Dr. Filali is exactly that kind of dentist! Call our office today for a consultation.
Crowns, Bridges & Dentures
A- crown (or cap):
is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most popular. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.
Reasons for crowns:
- Broken or fractured teeth.
- Cosmetic enhancement.
- Decayed teeth.
- Fractured fillings.
- Large fillings.
- Tooth has a root canal.
A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance and is an excellent way to replace missing teeth.
There are several types of bridges. You and your dentist will discuss the best options for your particular case. The “traditional bridge” is the most popular type and is usually made of porcelain fused to metal. This type of bridge consists to two crowns that go over two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth) and are attached to pontics (artificial teeth), filling the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
Dental bridges are highly durable and will last many years, however they may need replacement or need to be re-cemented due to normal wear.
Look Good, Feel Great and Smile More!
Losing your natural teeth can affect the way you eat, speak, look and feel about yourself.
Dr. Adam Filali can help you rediscover the true beauty of your smile!
In Dental bright, dentures have improved tremendously, allowing Dr. Filali to create a prosthetic that fits more precisely and provides a more natural appearance.
ALL TEETH MISSING
Benefits of a fixed bridge on implants using “All in 4” technique
- When all teeth are missing or in such condition that they need to be replaced, a fixed bridge anchored to dental implants is the best permanent solution
- Before dental implants, there were no fixed solution available for people who lost all their teeth. Today, it is possible to replace a full jaw with dental implants and a fixed bridge that results in a permanent, stable and high esthetic solution. Let’s you eat and function like having natural teeth
- A solid, stable solution that will serve you for life
- Preserves your facial appearance and prevents bone loss.
Periodontics- Periodontal Treatments
Periodontal treatment methods depend upon the type and severity of the disease. Your dentist and dental hygienist will evaluate for periodontal disease and recommend the appropriate treatment.
Periodontal disease progresses as the sulcus (pocket or space) between the tooth and gums gets filled with bacteria, plaque, and tartar, causing irritation to the surrounding tissues. When these irritants remain in the pocket space, they can cause damage to the gums and eventually, the bone that supports the teeth!
If the disease is caught in the early stages of gingivitis, and no damage has been done, one to two regular cleanings will be recommended. You will also be given instructions on improving your daily oral hygiene habits and having regular dental cleanings.
If the disease has progressed to more advanced stages, a special periodontal cleaning called scaling and root planing (deep cleaning) will be recommended. It is usually done one quadrant of the mouth at a time while the area is numb. In this procedure, tartar, plaque, and toxins are removed from above and below the gum line (scaling) and rough spots on root surfaces are made smooth (planing). This procedure helps gum tissue to heal and pockets to shrink. Medications, special medicated mouth rinses, and an electric tooth brush may be recommended to help control infection and healing.If the pockets do not heal after scaling and root planning, periodontal surgery may be needed to reduce pocket depths, making teeth easier to clean. Your dentist may also recommend that you see a Periodontist (specialist of the gums and supporting bone).
Gummy smile surgery
If you are unhappy with your smile because you show too much gum, a GUMLIFT may be right for you. GUMLIFT. Previously, gum surgery was only used for patients with advanced periodontal disease or those whose gum line could prove to be a serious impediment to maintaining good dental hygiene. What Happens During Gummy Smile Correction?
When you are ready for your surgery, your treatment is usually done in a single out-patient visit. Afterwards, you will only return for a post-op follow up to make sure your gums are healing properly and that there are no complications. Patients with more complicated cases or who desire to have additional cosmetic work will have to return to the office to complete their treatment plan.
For many patients, gum recontouring is all that is required for stunning results. This procedure removes the excess gum tissue that cover the teeth creating a short or “peg” look. By refining the gum line, the underlying teeth are revealed. Following the surgery and a few days of healing, the patient’s new smile is ready to be enjoyed. Some patients with awkwardly placed or misshapen teeth may require teeth reproportioning which reshapes the tooth to appear more ‘normal’ and smooths out irregularities.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. In order to save the tooth, the pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth), nerves, bacteria, and any decay are removed and the resulting space is filled with special, medicated, dental materials, which restore the tooth to its full function. Having a root canal done on a tooth is the treatment of choice to save a tooth that otherwise would die and have to be removed. Many patients believe that removing a tooth that has problems is the solution, but what is not realized is that extracting (pulling) a tooth will ultimately be more costly and cause significant problems for adjacent teeth. Root canal treatment is highly successful and usually lasts a lifetime, although on occasion, a tooth will have to be retreated due to new infections.
Signs and symptoms for possible root canal therapy:
- An abscess (or pimple) on the gums.
- Sensitivity to hot and cold.
- Severe toothache pain.
- Sometimes no symptoms are present.
- Swelling and/or tenderness.
- Reasons for root canal therapy:
- Decay has reached the tooth pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth).
- Infection or abscess have developed inside the tooth or at the root tip.
- Injury or trauma to the tooth.
A-iv sedation and sleep dentistry
Sedation dentistry is the use of a sedatives to block pain, calm the patient, or ease them into sleep before and during their procedure. There are many different sedative agents available for patients and their needs. Some sedatives merely calm the patient and reduce the sensation in their mouth. Others put the patient to sleep completely. Some of the options used during dental procedures include: nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral sedatives, injections, or IV sedation.
It is important to let Dr. Filali and his assistants know if you are pregnant / may become pregnant. Also, let us know what medicines you are taking or your potential allergies. This will let us make adjustments to your sedative treatment as necessary. We can and will always find alternatives that allow you to be as relaxed as possible courtesy of our in-house pharmacist.
Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
- Your gag reflex is reduced.
- Your comfort is maximized and the number of procedure visits may be reduced.
- Joint and muscle soreness in your jaw will be reduced or non-existent during and after the surgery.
- Improves safety for both the dentist and you.
- Little or no memory of the procedure, which can help many patients defeat their dental anxiety over time.
TMJ Treatments in Dental Bright
Most treatments for TMJ are non-surgical and involve either the use of pain medication or occlusional splints in the form of a bite guard. These devices can be adjusted to your bite and particular needs. Treatment can also reduce conditions such as nocturnal bruxism (grinding and clenching) and snoring. Other treatments may include stretching and motion exercises to help stretch and strengthen your jaw muscles, as well as advice on how to cope with maladaptive behaviors such as nail biting or teeth clenching that may be aggravating your joints.
In extreme cases, you may need surgery, irrigation of the joint with needles, or injection of corticosteroids to reduce inflammation. However, surgical approaches are seen as a last resort and we recommended our patients avoid this route. Depending on your case, Dr. Filali will let you know what your treatment options are.
Believe it or not, a child’s first trip to the dentist can be fun, painless and enjoyable. A child does not necessarily come into this life with a fear of the dentist. However, like the rest of us, a young person can fear the unknown.
At our office, we make a special effort to use language that is friendly and easily understood. We know how to describe any diagnosis or treatment in a non-frightening manner. We want you and your child to feel at ease from the moment you arrive in our waiting room.
Baby’s First Teeth
Between the ages of six and twelve months, your child’s first teeth will begin to appear. They will continue coming through the gums until about the age of three. During this time, your child’s gums will likely feel sore. You can help alleviate this discomfort by rubbing a finger or a cool, damp cloth across the child’s gums. Some children enjoy the feeling of a teething toy or teething ring.