Sure, everyone wants straight, beautiful teeth, but no one wants to run around town with a mouth full of metal. It’s inescapable… braces invoke images of adolescence and bring back painful memories of awkward teenage years. Thankfully, Dr. Radz can help you achieve a straighter smile subtly using one of two methods. Invisalign® Clear Braces and Six Month Smiles® offer patients dramatic results, and both are virtually undetectable. […]
It’s no secret that a busy schedule can cause stress. But if you’re responding to the stress in your life by grinding your teeth, you could be doing serious damage to your smile.
Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, can wreak havoc on the surface of your teeth and the muscles around your jaw, causing symptoms like sore jaw, headache, and earache. If left untreated, bruxism can even contribute to TMJ dysfunctional and other serious problems like insomnia, eating disorders, and depression.
But because many patients who suffer from bruxism grind their teeth unconsciously while they’re asleep at night, is relief actually possible?
It is with a nightguard from Dr. Radz.
Traditional fillings made of metal, also called amalgams, can help save your smile. But their dark gray color can also be embarrassing for patients.
That’s why Dr. Gary Radz is proud to offer tooth-colored fillings as a cosmetic alternative. Made of silicon dioxide, your tooth-colored fillings—also known as composite resins—can be made to match the exact shade of your teeth.
In fact, we’re confident that you tooth-colored fillings will so closely match the rest of your mouth that no one besides us will even know you have them.
But the benefits of composite resins don’t stop there.
When you visit the dentist for a restorative dentistry procedure or replacement teeth, you’ll have impressions taken of your teeth.
Traditionally, impressions have been an uncomfortable procedure for patients. With all that gooey putty in your mouth, it’s easy to feel claustrophobic. And if you have a sensitive gag reflex-forget about it!
Our patient’s comfort is always a concern and we want appointments at our office to be stress-free. Technology is one way we are able to make dental treatments more pleasant, and thanks to iTero, taking impressions has never been easier. Now you can sit back and relax while we take high-resolution images of your teeth! With iTero, there’s no need for trays or putty. Instead, Dr. Radz will simply use a handheld wand to comfortably take a 3D image of your teeth in as little as three to five minutes. You can even watch our progress on a nearby monitor.
Dentistry has evolved more in the past few decades than it has throughout the entire course of history. Computer science and technology, medical discoveries, and new clinical techniques allow Dr. Radz to precisely design and deliver gorgeous smiles, comfortably and quickly. As a trained cosmetic dentist, respected public speaker, and contributing author to many dental journals, Dr. Radz has to be ahead of the game. He constantly pursues the hands-on training and continuing education courses that will allow him to bring excellence to his patients. Dr. Radz also depends upon technology to provide a rewarding dental experience at every visit.
At Dr. Radz’s office, we use DIAGNOdent laser cavity detection and iTero digital impressions. Not only are these tools more precise, which contributes to predictable results, but they are also less invasive than traditional methods of cavity detection and impressions. With DIAGNOdent, you won’t have to endure dental probing with that silver hook. And iTero eliminates the need for messy, foul tasting impression materials. […]
Beneath the shiny white exterior, under the sensitive dentin, flowing through deep internal canals, a rich substance called “pulp” brings nutrients to and removes waste from each of your living teeth. In the pulp, nerves and blood vessles are snuggled tightly with stem cells – those magnificent cells that hold the key to life. You’ve probably heard about stem cell research and how scientists think stem cells are the key to curing many diseases. You see, stem cells can grow new cells of the same type – whether for bone, muscle, organs, or nerve tissue. […]