CROWNS & BRIDGES
PARTIALS & DENTURES
Walk-ins are always welcome here at Hollywood Plaza Dental Center! Come visit us and meet our energetic and friendly staff who will be more than happy to accommodate any and all of your dental needs.
Are your teeth feeling gritty? Do you have built up plaque? Has it been about six months since your last dental visit? Book a teeth cleaning appointment with either one of our professional dentists or our hygienist. A cleaning is simple, brief, and non-stressful. We recommend routine preventative dental care. Don't forget to floss!
Have you always wanted a whiter smile? With Philips Zoom! whitening, you will see a noticeably whiter smile after your visit. During your whitening procedure, we use a hydrogen peroxide gel accompanied by a halide (blue) light to activate the gel for about one hour in 15-minute increments. Your teeth may become sensitive during and after the procedure, but the results speak for themselves. Afterward, we will take an impression of your teeth for a whitening tray that you will be able to use in the comfort of your own home.
Do you wish you had straighter teeth but don't want the inconvenience of metal braces? Invisalign is a sleek and subtle way to straighten your teeth for all ages. With Invisalign, you are able to obtain your perfect smile without the bulky metal brackets. We first take an impression (mold) of your teeth and 3D print a plastic retainer that snaps onto your teeth with the help of "buttons" that are temporarily glued to each tooth that needs to be aligned. You then visit us every 2-3 weeks to receive an updated retainer which we will fit onto your smile. We recommend to keep your Invisalign retainer on for 22 hours each day. Ask us today how you can straighten your smile and boost your confidence.
What is a cavity?
It is a partial decay of a tooth that is caused by sugar trapped in between or on teeth which turns into acids.
How can I prevent cavities?
Avoid eating sugary foods and limit your carbohydrate intake. Floss twice a day accompanied by brushing your teeth thoroughly.
If you are experiencing pain or sensitivity on a tooth, you may have a cavity! We will take an x-ray of your problem tooth and take care of your cavity. You have the option of local anesthesia (injection of pain relieving medicine) and we drill into the tooth until we reach the decay, clean it out, and fill the tooth with a composite filling which will match the natural color of your teeth.
Implants are necessary when you are missing a tooth and you would like a permanent tooth to replace the gap. An implant, put simply, is a screw with an artificially constructed tooth called a crown. The implant bonds with your jawbone and allows you to live your life confidently with the freedom to laugh, smile, and eat with ease.
Am I a candidate for an implant?
If you have a missing tooth, you are eligible. If you are still unsure, call and make an appointment with us for a consultation.
crowns & bridges
What is a crown?
A crown is a cap for your tooth to restore the natural look of your tooth.
Do I need a crown?
You may need a crown if:
You have a broken tooth
You had a root canal
The tooth is fractured
Excess decay of a tooth
What is a bridge?
A bridge is made of two or more crowns that form a cover for missing teeth and gaps in your smile.
Do I need a bridge?
You may need a bridge if you have gaps you would like to conceal as well as preventing your teeth from shifting.
A partial is similar to a bridge which is a removable set of teeth that replace the gaps in your smiles. The framework is sturdy and matches the natural color of your gums which helps support your face.
Dentures are a set of custom teeth that replace your missing teeth. Dentures are fitted for you after the remaining few teeth are removed and the gum fully heals.
partials & dentures
What is a root canal?
A root canal is a therapeutic nerve treatment in order to save the tooth from further decay.
Do I need a root canal?
You may need a root canal if:
experience pain in tooth
sensitivity to hot or cold food and drink
Removal of built-up plaque or calculus to smooth the surface of the tooth and improve gum health.
This procedure is the lengthening of the tooth by adjusting the gum line to enhance your smile.
The cleaning and maintenance of dental implants below the gum line.