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Kotary Detar and Associates | Our Services in State College

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FAMILY & COSMETIC DENTISTRY
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Botox - We offer a personalized Botox® Cosmetic treatment program that relaxes the muscles and the skin for a smooth appearance. Within just a few days, patients begin to notice a desirable effect from a quick, painless, in-office treatment. Botox® Cosmetic is not a permanent solution to wrinkle reduction. The effect from treatment usually lasts for three to four months, and can safely be repeated when needed. Botox® Cosmetic is a procedure that has been safely used to treat a variety of conditions for more that 15 years - in more than 75 countries. It is one of the most widely researched medicines in the world; and, in fact, now has several FDA-approvals for the treatment of both cosmetic and functional conditions.

 

Bridges - Bridges are commonly used to replace one or more missing teeth. They span the space where the teeth are missing. Bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space. These teeth, called abutments, serve as anchors for the bridge. A replacement tooth, called a pontic, is attached to the crowns that cover the abutments. An area of each abutment will be removed to accommodate for the thickness of the crown. When these teeth already have fillings, part of the filling may be left in place to help as a foundation for the crown

 

Composite Fillings - Composite, resin or white fillings have been around for about two decades. Composite fillings are composed of an organic polymer known as bisphenol-aglycidyl methacrylate (BIS-GMA), and inorganic particles such as quartz, borosilicate glass, and lithium aluminum silicate. They have the advantage of requiring a more "conservative" tooth preparation (e.g., less drilling required); can have a strengthening effect on the tooth; are very aesthetic; and virtually blend in with the tooth. Composite fillings are the material of choice for repairing the front teeth. On the down side, they are more susceptible to recurrent decay and usually do not last as long as amalgam, porcelain or gold restorations.

 

Crowns – Crowns are a type of dental restoration which, when cemented into place, fully cover over the portion of a tooth that lies at or above the gumline. Since dental crowns encase the entire visible aspect of a tooth, a dental crown in effect becomes the tooth's new outer surface. Dentists make use of crowns to rebuild broken or decayed teeth, strengthen teeth, or improve the cosmetic appearance of a tooth.

 

Dentures – Dentures are removable implants that simulate the look and function of the tooth and its surrounding tissue. Most dentures are constructed with acrylic resins along with some composite materials. There are two major types of dentures. The full denture replaces an entire jaw's worth of teeth, while a partial denture only replaces multiple or single teeth where there are still healthy teeth present. Full dentures can be put in place after a surgery to remove all teeth in the jaw, but the usual practice involves waiting for the gums to heal properly. A partial denture also serves as a spacer to prevent the living teeth from shifting position.

 

Endodontic treatment – Root Canal Treatment [also known as Endodontic Treatment] is a procedure that allows a severely damaged tooth to be saved for future restoration and function.The procedure involves the extensive use of anesthetic prior to the removal of any decay from the tooth, and an opening is made through the top [chewing surface of a back tooth or back side of a front tooth] of the tooth into the chamber where the pulp tissue [the blood vessels, nerves and other tissue] is housed. In many cases, this pulp tissue is already so badly damaged that it is dead or dying at the time of root canal treatment. If the pulp is dead or dying, it may cause an abscess in the bone around the tooth. After the opening [called an access] is made, the length of the root or roots are measured using an x-ray taken with a small wire in each root canal. When the exact length of each root is determined, these chambers or canals [the terms are interchangeable] are cleaned out and shaped using very small files that are often mechanically driven to enhance your comfort, and then washed out with sterile water and dried. The final step of the Root Canal Treatment is the sealing and filling [called obturation] of the cleansed and shaped root canal using a cement-like sealer and a rubbery filling material called gutta percha which will harden and seal the canal from bacterial invasion.After removing the excess filling materials from the access, the tooth is ready for a temporary filling to seal the tooth from food and saliva until definitive restoration can be accomplished. The temporary filling material used is just that, temporary. It is imperative that this temporary be removed and replaced with a more stable and wear-resistant material within 4-6 weeks [possibly sooner if large areas of tooth structure are missing] to prevent leakage and the possible failure of the endodontic treatment due to bacterial infiltration of the sealed root canal.

 

Gold and Amalgam Restorations – Gold castings are dentistry's best restorative materials; however, they are being used less and less. Convenience, cosmetics, economics, psychology and are a few of the reasons why dentists are resorting to more expedient materials and procedures.

Amalgam is one of the most commonly used tooth fillings. It is a safe, sound, and effective treatment for tooth decay. Amalgam has been the most widely used tooth filling material for decades. It remains popular because it is strong, lasting and low-cost.

 

Inlays and Onlays – Inlays and onlays are restorations used to repair rear teeth that have a mild to moderate amount of decay. They can also be used to restore teeth that are cracked or fractured if the damage is not severe enough to require a dental crown.

 

Implants - A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is surgically placed below the gums and serves as a base for individual replacement teeth, bridges or a denture. Implants offer stability because they fuse to your bone. Integration of the implants into your jaw also helps your replacement teeth feel more natural and some people also find the secure fit more comfortable than conventional substitutes. Candidates for dental implants need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. Our office offers Bicon and Zimmer dental Implants.

 

Invisable Braces – No matter what your age, orthodontics can protect your bite (occlusion), maximize your teeth's effectiveness in performing their functions and create a well-aligned smile. Today's orthodontics involves repositioning of the teeth and underlying roots, providing better support for the crown of the tooth. Orthodontic treatment is now associated with the benefits of greater esthetic appeal, increased comfort and reduced treatment time. Our office offers traditional orthodontics and Invisalign®. We are a Premier Provider designated office for Invisalign.

 

Oral Surgery – We offer treatment in the following areas: Simple and surgical removal of teeth including 3rd (wisdom teeth) molars, The placement and restoration of dental implants, Bone grafting, Oral pathology, and TMJ disorders.

 

Orthodontics - We offer traditional Tip-edge straight wire orthodontics with stainless steel and/or ceramic brackets.

 

Periodontal Treatment - Non-surgical periodontal treatment begins with the therapist removing calculus (tartar) on the roots of the teeth below the gum line that causes periodontal infection. Scaling and planing effectively remove upper level periodontal infections where the pockets around your gums are not too deep. Tooth root surfaces below the gum line are cleaned of calculus (tartar) and smoothed with specially designed instruments. This removes the calculus (tartar) and bacteria under the gums, smooths the tooth roots, and makes it more difficult for bacteria to grow under the gums in the future. Sub-gingival scaling and root planing is usually done an area of the mouth at a time using local anesthesia (novocaine) and are quite different from the routine dental cleaning. If pockets are small, sub-gingival scaling and root planning may be the only treatment required. If pockets are deep, sub-gingival scaling and root planning may be an initial procedure done to remove some calculus (tartar) and reduce the periodontal infection temporarily in order to provide healthier gum tissue to allow pocket reduction surgery to be done.

 

Porcelain Veneers – Porcelain veneers, also termed dental porcelain laminates are thin shells of porcelain that are bonded onto the front side of teeth to create a cosmetic improvement for a tooth. Porcelain veneers are routinely used by dentists as a way to make cosmetic changes for teeth that are discolored, worn, chipped, or misaligned.We offer porcelain veneers and Lumineers® By Cerinate®

 

Whitening - Tooth whitening is a procedure that lightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration. Whitening is among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it can significantly improve how your teeth look. We offer take-home prescription whitening and Zoom!®



 
 
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