We want all of our patients to be happy with their smile. We offer both in-office and at-home whitening services that are affordable, safe, and effective. We also provide tooth-colored fillings, porcelain veneers and crowns that can correct any gap, shape, or coloration issues. Get ready for your close-up!
Dr. Shanti is proud to be a provider of Invisalign and to be even wearing it herself! Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment in which teeth are straightened using "invisible" aligners. Treatment planning is different for each individual and thus time of treatment may vary. The usual time of treatment is about 12 months. A "clincheck" is provided to Dr. Shanti which is a digitized image of the patient's teeth that portrays the process of movement as well as the final result. This "clincheck" must be approved by Dr. Shanti as well as the patient. Once the plan is approved, the patient will begin wearing his/her aligners! The aligners are changed every two weeks with Dr. Shanti monitoring the progress of the teeth. Say goodbye to those embarrassing braces and hello to straight teeth!
Some patients may be in need of periodontal care (deep cleaning) for gum disease such as gingivitis or periodontal disease. After Dr. Shanti performs an exam, she will determine whether a patient is in need due to symptoms such as bleeding gums, bone loss, or loose teeth. Dr. Shanti is extensively trained in assessing and treating all levels of gum disease. She performs the deep cleanings herself and will recommend that you come back for periodontal maintenance. It is important to treat gum disease right away as it has been shown via research to be linked with other complications such as heart disease, stroke, and other inflammatory conditions.
We believe in saving teeth! When a tooth starts to decay, the enamel is affected first and if it is left untreated for too long, it can penetrate the root pulp where an infection may occur. A root canal treatment would be needed in order to remove the diseased pulp and clean the canal. The root canal is then filled and sealed and fully restored to chewing function. We make every effort to help you keep your natural teeth for a lifetime!
We offer resin fillings as well as other tooth restoration and replacement options. In order to strengthen, restore, or improve the appearance of your tooth, we provide beautiful and natural looking crowns. In addition, we provide tooth replacement therapy such as bridges, implants, and dentures to comfortably replace any missing teeth. With 28 years of experience, Dr. Shanti can guide you with the best choice for your treatment and inform you thoroughly on the treatment options.
It is important to us at Shanti Dental Care that patients are educated on proper dental hygiene and oral care in order to prevent any dental problems. We recommend cleanings and fluoride treatments every 6 months for children as well as adults to strengthen enamel and prevent cavities. We will give you all the tools you need to engage in proper brushing and flossing at home and to keep your smile healthy!
Dr. Shanti and her team perform a comprehensive exam of the teeth, gums, and oral cavity in order to assess overall health and wellness. During the initial exam, we decide which x-rays will help in diagnosis. We use the latest in digital x-rays that reduce radiation exposure by 50% and aid us in identifying any problems in the earliest stage possible. We also use an intra-oral camera which allows the patient to see what the dentist and assistant are seeing. We seek to inform patients about their current condition and allow them to be involved in treatment options as much as possible.
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