It’s traumatic when your teeth are lost or damaged. Many patients stop smiling or looking in mirrors because they can’t bear to see the changes to their smile. Dr. Justin Hsieh, DMD and his team at Birch Dental will work with you to restore your smile so that you can approach work and friendships with confidence once again. Even if it’s been years since you’ve had time to consult a dentist, we can help. Our office environment is built for busy professionals just like you, and we have extended office hours for your convenience. Don’t let a smile you don’t love limit your chances for positive changes in your life and career! We can help you develop a treatment plan to leave your smile strong, healthy, and ready to show off.
Most people have a cavity at some point in their lives. There’s no reason to be ashamed of your fillings. Our tooth-colored fillings are mercury and BPA-free. We use the latest technologies and materials to repair your cavities with safe and natural-looking fillings. After we’ve filled your teeth, ask us about methods for preventing future dental caries.
Inlays and Onlays can be used to repair minor damage from tooth decay. Our inlays are made from ceramics engineered to be strong, durable, and natural-looking. Scientific advancement has led to the development of color-matched dental restorations that blend in seamlessly with your teeth safely and effectively while returning full form and function to your smile.
Today’s crowns are functionally superior to the teeth they’re designed to encircle. Modern dental materials are attractive, functional, and durable. If one of your teeth has been severely damaged by decay, a crown repairs the damage. Most crowns are indistinguishable from your other teeth. The process of placing a crown can take several visits, because Dr. Justin wants to ensure that your crown blends seamlessly into your smile. The process of placing a crown can take several visits, because Dr. Justin wants to ensure that your crown blends seamlessly into your smile, but our evening and weekend hours make it possible for you to get crowns without having to miss work.
When you lose a permanent tooth, it does more than damage your appearance. Missing teeth can affect your ability to chew or speak. Over time, other teeth may shift into the space, affecting your bite and your jaw function. One way to prevent these complications is to get a dental bridge. A dental bridge replaces one or more missing teeth with false teeth, and is supported by the healthy teeth on either side of the gap.
Many patients prefer implants to a bridge because they also maintain the integrity of the jaw and full dental function. However, a bridge can be a good temporary option while you determine if implants are right for you. Some people are satisfied with a bridge as a permanent solution to missing teeth. Modern materials allow us to craft a bridge that matches the look and feel of your other teeth. This can help you avoid the stigma of missing teeth.
Are you a candidate for a bridge? Call Dr. Justin Hsieh today, and book a consultation. Remember, the sooner you replace the missing teeth, the less your other teeth will shift.
Sometimes damage or decay injures the pulp of the tooth, killing the nerves, blood vessels, and soft tissue inside. Without these important functions, the tooth dies. To prevent pain, infection, or abscesses, it’s necessary to perform a root canal on the tooth.
Depending on the severity of the damage, it can take one or two visits to complete a root canal. Root canals can be performed with local anesthesia and are a very common procedure.
Some patients consider extraction rather than having root canal treatment; however, a missing tooth impedes oral function and can lead to jaw deterioration over time. A root canal saves the tooth, maintaining all your teeth in form and function, while an absent tooth that is not replaced can cause more problems down the road.
If you’re experiencing dental pain, call Dr. Justin Hsieh today. He can heal your teeth so that you can focus on your work, friends, and family without pain.