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Dr. Arman Torbati DDS.

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➤ Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics
➤ Prosthodontist, Cosmetic & Implant Dentist

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3 Effective Ways To Fix A Chipped Tooth

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There is nothing uncommon about a chipped tooth. You might be taking your coffee and the mug accidentally chips your tooth, or you bite something that is harder than you anticipated and you end up with a chipped tooth. Dentists will work their magic and your tooth will be back to tip top shape. There are different reasons why you would want a solution for your chipped tooth, the main reasons being to boost your appearance, self-esteem and confidence.

The best solution to a chipped tooth should combine the affordable cosmetic dentistry Los Angeles with a highly trained dentist. You should always talk to your dentist and ask for clarification before any procedure. Some of the best solutions include:

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Dental Fillings - Cavity Treatment And Dental Fillings Options

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Dental fillings are used to treat cavities. To do this, the decayed part of a tooth is removed and then filled. Fillings also repair broken teeth, cracks and teeth that are worn down. With modern dental care, dental fillings Los Angeles procedure has been made easy. 

Dental Fillings for Cavity Treatment

The process is simple. The dentist will use local anesthesia to numb the gums around the tooth to be filled. The decayed area is removed by use of a drill, a laser or an air abrasion instrument. The dentist will choose an instrument based on the convenience it gives the dentist. After the decay has been removed, the tooth is tested to ensure all the decay has been removed. If the decay was near the root, the dentist will add a liner to protect the nerves. This liner can be made of glass ionomer or composite resin among other materials. 

The filling material is added in layers. A special light is passed on the first layer to harden and cure it before the second layer is added. After Century City dental fillings are in, the dentist will trim it to the desired shape and remove the excess material. The final step is polishing. 

Dental Fillings Options

Century City dental fillings can be placed directly into the cavity, direct fillings, or an impression of your tooth can be created and the filling bonded around the tooth, indirect filling. 

Amalgam

Amalgam is a classic filling option. It has been used for more than 150 years. True to their name, these fillings are made of a mixture of metals. They are made of about 50 percent mercury and another metal such as tin, silver, copper or zinc. Amalgam fillings are cost-effective, strong, and long lasting. 

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A complete guide to Invisalign

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Invisalign is a solution for those who need straighter teeth at any age. When you need straight teeth, but do not want anyone to know that you are wearing braces, Invisalign, which is a clear aligner, will be a good option for you. These aligners are computer generated and need to be changed after two weeks. Each aligner moves your teeth a little towards the final position. Unlike traditional braces that move the teeth in complex ways for a better bite, Invisalign is an option for those who need to enhance their teeth aesthetic. 

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is dental treatment that uses clear aligners to straighten teeth over a period of time. The aligners, which are made of a thermoplastic material, are smooth and flexible. Granted, they are comfortable to wear. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign does not cause sores and ulcers on the lips. You can remove the Invisalign any day to clean and floss between teeth. 

Again, you can remove the Invisalign trays when eating. This lets you eat everything you like. In fact, you should always remove the trays when eating. You can take any drink with the trays as long as you clean your teeth after taking sugary drinks. 

The Invisalign Procedure

Your dentist will customize a treatment plan for you. On the first day of the visit, the doctor will determine if the treatment is right for you. This involves taking of pictures, x-rays and teeth impressions. With this, the dentist confirms that your gum and teeth are in a good state for the treatment. The dentist will create a digital 3D image of your teeth at different stages of the treatment. This virtual representation of your teeth at every stage is known as Clincheck. 

Once you and your dentist have agreed on the Invisalign, the clear aligners will be made. Your treatment plan will determine the number of aligners you wear. The aligner needs to be worn between 20 and 22 hours each day, during the treatment period, for a period of about one year.

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Dental Bonding vs Porcelain Veneers

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Dental issues can shatter self-esteem. Stains, chips or gaps can be problematic, and some dental issues can be unavoidable. For instance, teeth can have intrinsic stains from medications that are resistant to whitening procedures. However, there is a way to remedy all of these issues to instantly improve one's smile. As your Century City dentist, we are proud to outline two procedures that can help you.

Dental Bonding Los Angeles

Dental bonding involves using composite resin to reshape one or more teeth and to brighten one's smile. Composite resin, which is applied in layers, can be made to match any tooth color, so if only one tooth is cosmetically restored, it will match the surrounding teeth. This process usually involves a single office visit.

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There's No Pain Like Tooth Sensitivity

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Tooth sensitivity can stop you in your tracks. It's not until you have tooth sensitivity that you don't give it much thought. You eat two to three times a day. At times, you have snacks, and you may have countless beverages during the day. Any food or drink can cause pain when you have sensitive teeth. Suddenly, eating and drinking becomes unbearable. Relax, we have some solutions for you. One involves contacting us immediately to schedule an appointment with our Los Angeles dentist. Minor cases of tooth sensitivity can be remedied by avoiding food and drink that causes pain. Chronic cases of tooth sensitivity may include restorative dental treatments.

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Why It's Important to Treat Teeth Grinding

Teeth grinding, which is also referred to as "bruxism," is a condition that wears the enamel and dentin down on the teeth. Teeth grinding can create a huge problem for oral health. As time goes on, it steadily becomes worse. In the beginning, enamel erodes, and teeth slowly begin to wear away resulting in "attrition." This leads to teeth that are irregularly shaped and goes on to create dental fractures, tooth loss and the necessity for root canals and other restorative dental procedures. If your teeth appear to be flattened, you may be unknowingly grinding your teeth. If you are suffering from the effects of teeth grinding, you will need teeth grinding treatment Los Angeles. Time is of the essence. Make an appointment to see our Century City dentist as quickly as possible.

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Porcelain Dental Crown Benefits

Dental crowns are the solution to many dental issues. Basically, they help to restore teeth that are damaged. This helps to restore tooth function and many other benefits. Dental crowns are made from a few materials to provide you the best option to meet your individual needs. You have the option of choosing from metal and porcelain, but porcelain provides a natural appearance that proves most aesthetically-pleasing. There are other benefits to choosing porcelain dental crowns. We offer different options and our Century City dentist is more than happy to answer your questions.

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The Effects of Aggressive Tooth Brushing

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Aggressive tooth brushing removes the outer portion of the teeth, which is called "enamel." It can also remove the thin layer that's situated behind enamel, which is called "dentin." At times, people brush with a "heavy hand," and at other times, people choose toothbrushes that have hard bristles. Both of these practices can cause a lot of problems for the mouth. We can help restore your dental health, but it's better to avoid problems in the first place.

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Implant-Supported and Traditional Dental Bridges

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Losing teeth can be devastating for self-esteem. After all, your teeth are one of the few attributes people notice first. This causes people to be self-conscious about their smiles, but it also causes problems with eating, hygiene, overall health and facial symmetry. For this reason, dental bridges have remained as a popular option for many, but no...
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What is TMJ Treatment ? 10 Things You Need to Know About It

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TMJ treatment is a medical response to temporomandibular joint syndrome, where problems arise at the junction of the skull and jawbone. TMJ is brought on by impediment of proper nerve and muscle function near the joint. Since the temporomandibular joint is critical in chewing and talking, TMJ can be a significant nuisance and cause of pain if left ...
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What is Full Mouth Rehabilitation and What Are Its Benefits?

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Full mouth rehabilitation, also called full mouth restoration or restoration, is a relatively extreme measure when it comes to dental care. As the name implies, it involves restoring the functions of an entire set of teeth. This ambitious scope of treatment distinguishes it from other dental operations. For full mouth rehabilitation, only the best ...
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How often do I need to check my dental implants?

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Dental implants and their associated abutment and crown are customized to reproduce the appearance and function of natural teeth. These are intended to be permanent replacements that do not leave the mouth. However, there are guidelines specifically for dental implants, regarding how often they should be checked by a professional.  After a sur...
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Top 10 Worst and Top 10 Best Food for Your Teeth

The influence of food on your body begins before the food even gets to your stomach. The following lists contain the top 10 worst and then top 10 best foods for your teeth. Though it should be noted that without proper care, even the "best" foods could cause problems, while diligent oral hygiene will ameliorate effects of the worst.  Worst Foo...
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10 Benefits of Dental Implants

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Dental implants are essentially complete artificial teeth. These are distinguished from crowns put in during root canals and other procedures in that root canals and the like usually manipulate and partially restore a natural tooth. Dental implants "start from scratch" and assume a missing tooth. Though a cosmetic procedure, dental implants have qu...
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Benefits of having a dentist who is also a university professor

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Insight into New Treatments -- Effectiveness Though it may not be the first priority of many patients looking for a dentist, it pays to consider the fact that improved quality and progress in fields such as dentistry often have their start through university research programs. As such, a university professor who also practices dentistry is a valuab...
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What does a prosthodontist do? Benefits of visiting a prosthodontist

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​ A prosthodontist specializes in tooth restoration and repair. This simple job summary hides an array of techniques and treatments: crowns, braces, dental implants, bridges, invisalign treatments, bleaching, tooth alignment and more. The benefits of visiting a prosthodontist for optimal dental appearance and function are substantial. Note that ove...
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10 things your dentist doesn't want you to know about cosmetic dentistry

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Cosmetic dentistry is distinguished from "normal" dentistry in that cosmetic dentistry may not entail a medical benefit, as strictly defined. For instance, fixing the appearance of an unsightly but otherwise functional tooth does much to improve the patient's sense of well-being, confidence in social situations and overall charm of a smile. These i...
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How to live 100 years by washing and brushing your teeth every day

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Oral health is important not just for teeth and gums, but for overall bodily health. This is a point lost on most people who consider teeth and general oral hygiene as an isolated system. Though the separation of "health" and "dental" insurance in the U.S. might be responsible for this faulty perception, the medical reality is of course different. ...
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What are dental implants? Ten things you don’t know about dental implants.

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Dental implants provide an artificial foundation for replacement teeth. It should be noted that dental implants are not the only way to restore a "normal smile" or optimal chewing/speech capacity. However, you should know that restoring such functions without dental implants is not easy and, even if achieved, such restoration tends to be temporary....
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So What Is the Importance of Prosthodontics in Dentistry

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Prosthodontics is a highly specialized sub-specialty of dentistry that deals with the treatment and correction of defects in appearance, in addition to speech and swallowing difficulties caused by injury or diseased condition. Prosthodontics usually deploys the use of dentures, dental implants, oral and facial prostheses to provide solutions to the...
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