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St. Matthews Advanced Dentistry , Dr. Azam Hakim
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Fillings are materials used to replace natural tooth structure which is lost due to decay. A dentist will remove the decay, which is softened part of the tooth by bacteria, and will replace it with a filling material that fills in the cavity. It will then be shaped to fit your natural tooth shape and function.

Dr. Azam Hakim
502-897-1677
www.advanceddentistry.us
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Enameloplasty(Tooth reshaping)

Enameloplasty is a procedure which involves changing the teeth shape to improve their appearance only by modifying or removing nominal amount of the tooth's enamel and polishing it to the original luster.

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502-897-1677
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Veneers

Veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are created out of tooth-colored ceramic and fitted to cover the front surface of your teeth. They are used mostly for Cosmetic purpose. After removing a small amount of tooth enamel, custom-made veneers are permanently bonded to the teeth. The result is a spectacular smile that can change tooth shape, color and even your outlook on life!

Veneers are conservative treatment for teeth with uneven surfaces or chipped, discolored, slightly crooked or unevenly spaced also.

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502-897-1677
www.advanceddentistry.us
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Smile Makeover/ Smile Rejuvenation

It is a procedure that involves reshape, resize, realign and restore teeth to improve the overall appearance of the smile and teeth color. Cosmetic dentistry procedures are required for this procedure.

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502-897-1677

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Cosmetic dentistry
Studies show that one of the first things that people notice is your smile. Cosmetic dentistry is used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance of a person's smile, teeth, gums and/or bite. It primarily focuses on teeth improvement in color, position, shape, size, alignment and overall smile appearance. Crowns, Bridge, Veneers, Bonding, Teeth Whitening and Enameloplasty are some of the procedures which are used in Cosmetic Dentistry.
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502-897-1677
www.advanceddentistry.us
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Dental Sealants

Sealants are successfully used to protect molars and premolars chewing surfaces from decay by sealing their deep grooves .After a permanent tooth is sealed, bacteria can not use the tooth grooves for habitation and this prevents decays.The entire procedure takes few minutes per tooth and it is totally painless.Sealants are great investment to protect permanent teeth from getting decays at all.Sealants consists of a resin that is placed on the occlusal surface of teeth, fissures and pits.They are usually recommended to be done as soon as first molars are fully erupted in a child mouth.If you are an adult and never had sealants during the childhood age, sealants still can be placed in your mouth and they still may help with cavity prevention.All eight molars and premolars sealants can be done in one visit.

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502-897-1677
www.advanceddentistry.us
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Periodontal disease (advanced form of gum disease)

Periodontal disease involves the bone which is around the teeth in addition to their gum disease. It causes the tooth's supporting bone to resorb. Involved teeth may be lost due to losing their supporting bone and tissue if they are not treated. The treatments depend on the type and severity of the disease. Periodontitis is common in Diabetic, Cancer patients and in Dry Mouth condition.

If gingivitis (early stage of gum disease) is not treated, it will advanced to periodontal disease which cause damage to the under supporting structure of the teeth. In that case you may need a professional deep cleaning and antibiotic placement in the involved area .

Our dental team can give you tips and instructions for improving your oral hygiene and prevent gum disease which in result will affect the overall of your health.

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502-897-1677
www.advanceddentistry.us
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Dentures and partial dentures

Dentures are removable appliances. They can replace some or total missing teeth. If you have lost all of your natural teeth, then you need a complete denture.Partial denture is used to replace some missing teeth.

There are different kind of dentures.
A full denture
Partial dentures
Overdenture
Immediate dentures
Implant retained Overdenture.

It is highly recommended that you do not wear your denture during nights. Dentures should be taking out every night, cleaned and kept in a cup of clean tap water. Dentures should be brushed and cleaned like natural teeth.Brush and rinse your denture at night after taking them out of your mouth and in the morning again before wear them.

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502-897-1677
www.advanceddentistry.us
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DENTAL IMPLANTS

Dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth when they are indicated(Especially when the adjacent teeth to the missing one are virgin).

Can be used to replace a missing tooth, as a support for a bridge to replace more missing teeth or to secure a denture. A dental implant is a man-made artificial tooth root made of titanium - the same metal used to replace artificial joints in the body. Implant is placed in the jaw by one of our carefully selected specialists. Implants are fitted with a custom-fabricated restoration after a short healing period of four to six months. This is the ultimate in tooth replacement

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502-897-1677
www.advanceddentistry.us


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Teeth whitening is a procedure that brightens stained or discolored teeth. Bleaching (teeth whitening) can be done by 2 ways:
With either a protective gel or a rubber shield in place to protect your gums, an American Dental Association (ADA) -approved bleaching agent is applied to the teeth, sometimes with a special light to enhance the action of the agent. Please note that whiteners may not correct all types of discoloration. In some cases, we may recommend other options, like at-home whitening products, porcelain veneers or dental bonding (see definitions in Bonding ).
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