From routine cleanings and fillings to bruxism devices, Dr. Nicole Mariano is equipped to handle all your dental needs. To help you understand your options, we’ve included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page.
- Crowns and Bridges
- Specialty Dentures
- Dental Emergencies
- Root Canals
- Scaling and Root Planning
- Geriatric Dentistry
- Mobile Dentistry
Your initial oral examination includes a visual examination, charting, periodontal probing, diagnosis and treatment recommendations. We will also take x-rays, which includes the pictures of your front and back teeth for proper diagnosis of proximal decay and other dental issue that may arise.
Implants are titanium structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Implants are integrated into the bone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or bridge. In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures. There are three parts to a dental implant. These include:
- Implant – metal structure in the bone
- Abutment – connector between the implant and dental prosthesis
- Dental prosthesis – Crown (cap), bridge, denture
Having an implant placed is a two stage process. The first is the placement of the titanium structure with a dental surgery. The second step is attaching the crown, bridge or denture to the implant.
Crowns and Bridges
Crowns are caps, usually made of a material like porcelain, placed over the top of a tooth. Every crown is custom fit to restore your tooth’s function. Crowns are placed when decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, protect a root canal treated tooth, prevent a cracked in a tooth from getting worse or to correct to looks of a tooth.
Dentures are custom made dental prosthesis used to replace one or more teeth. There are several types of dentures. Most people are familiar with dentures that replace all of your teeth. However, there are other types that attach to natural teeth and even implants.
Root Canal Therapy
Many tooth problems involve infections that spread to the pulp, which is the inner chamber of the tooth containing blood vessels, nerves and other tissues. A diseased inner tooth brings a host of problems including pain, sensitivity and infection. Root canal therapy is a remarkable treatment that involves removing the diseased tissue, halting the spread of infection and restoring the healthy portion of the tooth.
Root canals are tiny passageways that branch from the center of the tooth, coursing their way vertically downward, until they reach the tip of the root. All teeth have between one and four root canals.
Root canal therapy usually entails one to three visits. During the first visit, a small hole is drilled through the top of the tooth and into the inner chamber. Diseased tissue is removed, the inner chamber and canals are cleansed and disinfected. The cleansed chamber and canals are filled with a medication to kill the bacteria in the tooth and prevent further infection. At the second/third visit, the tooth’s canal s are filled with an elastic material that is designed to prevent another infection. A temporary material is then placed into the tooth until a crown can be placed.
Most patients who have root canal experience little or no discomfort or pain, and enjoy a restored tooth that can last almost as long as its healthy original.
Our goal is to help you to minimize the risk of emergency treatment. This is why we commit a generous amount of time designing a customized Treatment Plan that will help you prevent possible pain or tooth breakage. However, emergencies do happen. We at Tribury Dental pride ourselves on our ability to make our patient feel comfortable and confident in the treatment they receive.