Braces & Options

Visible Braces

The choices: Anything fixed on the front of the tooth. This could mean traditional metal wires with stainless-steel brackets, metal wires with clear plastic brackets, or metal wires with tooth-colored ceramic brackets.

The pros: Traditional braces are often suggested to fix more severe alignment problems, such as a turned tooth, because they have a better grip on it. Dr Kasiri, whose office is located in San Diego Ca offers free orthodontic evaluations and can create the best perfect smile plan available to you.

The cons: These braces are completely visible. The brackets can cause discomfort and irritate the inside of the mouth for the first week or so until a patient adjusts. There are also issues with eating certain foods and keeping the teeth and braces clean. Clear brackets can stain. Treatment time for metal braces is typically longer, an average of 20 months, because cases tend to be more severe.

 

The choices: Lingual braces are placed completely behind the teeth. Incognito is one brand, as is Harmony, which uses digital technology to create a customized bracket-and-wire system.

The pros: No one can see you’re wearing braces. Because the brackets and wires are custom-made for each tooth, treatment is faster—on average, six months to a year—and requires fewer appointments. Harmony braces can also correct faulty bites with the addition of bite blocks.

The cons: Adjusting to this system can be a struggle. Much as with traditional metal braces, a patient has to avoid eating crunchy foods like carrots. Lingual braces also can cause a patient to speak with a lisp, at least for the first few weeks.  Constant contact between the brackets and the tongue can sometimes lead to irritation. Applying the braces is extremely technique-sensitive, so orthodontists have to be well trained.

For Questions and inquiry please don’t hesitate to call. (858) 552-0052

 

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Tooth Fillings In San Diego Are Looking Shiny White

e popularity of a lily-white smile spawned a billion-dollar business for Procter & Gamble. For gold, it’s meant only more bad news.

Until a decade ago, about 67 metric tons of the yellow metal, worth $2.7 billion today, were filling, capping and crowning teeth worldwide annually. In the last five years, though, demand has plunged almost 60 percent, according to the World Gold Council, and dentists say it’s because of teeth-whitening.

The trend accelerated a decline in gold’s allure caused by newer dental cements and ceramics, and soaring bullion prices. The precious metal that’s surged in 2016 as investors rediscovered its virtue as a haven is now being shunned by ever-larger numbers of patients from Singapore to Sydney.

“We’re in a fad in dentistry where people have to have ‘triple-A, Dulux-white’ teeth,” said Hugo Sachs, 60, vice-president of the Australian Dental Association, who has been practicing dentistry for 37 years. “I doubt very much gold would come back into fashion.”

Gold demand in dentistry fell by 1 ton, or 5 percent, to 18.9 tons in 2015, the London-based Gold Council estimates.

“Long ago, having a gold tooth at the front was some kind of a status symbol,” said Chew Chong Lin, professor of prosthodontics at the National University of Singapore, who graduated from dental school in 1971. “As time went by, cosmetics took over and, therefore, people began wanting to have crowns with a more tooth-like appearance.”

Used by the Etruscans to make dental bridges as early as 630 BC, gold has been featuring in people’s mouths for millennia. In ancient times, women deliberately removed one or two incisors and replaced them with golden prosthetic ones, according to Marshall Joseph Becker, an emeritus professor of anthropology at the West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

Today’s dental patients prefer materials, such as ceramics, that blend, not clash, with their other teeth. And, thanks to lasers and bleach, pearly whites have seldom been whiter. P&G’s Crest Whitestrips, first sold in 2000, was “the largest product introduction in the history of” the 179-year-old multinational company, according to its lead inventor. Americans will this year spend $420.1 million on over-the-counter products to whiten their teeth, market researcher Euromonitor International predicts.

“We hardly ever use gold in front teeth now, almost never,” said Lindsay Richards, dean of dentistry at the University of Adelaide in South Australia, where he’s taught since 1982. “I would’ve last done a gold filling 10 years ago in a front tooth. For the back teeth, it’s still an excellent material, but people don’t like the look of it.”

As a crown for back teeth, gold is the strongest material and enables more of the existing tooth structure to be preserved, said Sachs, who practices in the rural townships of Harden and Cootamundra in New South Wales state. Unlike porcelain, gold doesn’t fracture.

“But people tend not to want to show gold, or for that matter silver, fillings these days, even though they are a very good tooth restorative,” he said.

Gold alloys that contain smaller amounts of silver, copper, palladium and other materials are especially resistant to plaque and cavities, making them one of the most durable materials for dental work, such as crowns, said R. Balakrishnan, who’s worked as a dentist in Malaysia’s capital city and the surrounding Selangor state for 40 years.

“Gold should make a comeback as far as posterior restorations are concerned,” Balakrishnan said. “When you have these crowns, they last you a lifetime.”

The precious metal is expensive, though. The price climbed every year from 2001 to 2012, reaching $1,921.17 an ounce on the spot market in 2011. It’s advanced 16 percent to $1,233.18 so far this year, according to Bloomberg generic pricing.

That means a patient needing a filling could get half a dozen composite resins for the price of a gold inlay in a front tooth, said Sachs, who last used gold to replace missing front-tooth structure 30 years ago.

A filling with a gold cap might use five to eight grams of the precious metal, Richards said. “You would have hundreds of dollars worth of gold in a gold crown, whereas it used to be tens of dollars,” he said. “That’s made a difference.”

Gold in dentistry accounts for less than 1 percent of global demand. More than half is fashioned into jewelry, while a fifth is kept as bars or coins as an investment, according to gold council data.

These days, gold teeth are more likely to be seen in the mouths of the older generation or of headline-grabbing celebrities, such as British deejay Goldie and Pogues singer Shane MacGowan. American rapper Nelly captured the appeal of bejeweled cosmetic dental apparatuses in his song “Grillz,” released more than a decade ago.

Those at least set them apart from teeth-whitening devotees.

“It’s horses for courses,” the Australian Dental Association’s Sachs said. “But everybody is walking around with the same colored smile — it loses a bit of character as far as I am concerned. For your free consultation Contact Us

Do you use an electric toothbrush?

Do you use an electric toothbrush? If not, what are you waiting for? If you’ve been on fence about switching to an electric toothbrush we’re here to help. Today we’re going to review the top 5 benefits of using an electric toothbrush.

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1. An electronic toothbrush keeps your teeth, gums, and tongue cleaner and healthier

We’ve been taught to brush our teeth thoroughly ever since we were little. Despite our best efforts, though, we’re not brushing as thoroughly as we would like—this is due to the fact that the bristles on manual toothbrushes cannot reach to remove all of the plaque and tartar built up between your teeth.

An electric toothbrush’s rotating head features bristles which can reach further thanks to the combination of motion and equal pressure from the brush itself. Equal pressure is important—far too many manual brushers do a good job on one side of their mouth (a right handed person often brushes the left side of their mouth more thoroughly) but struggle to keep the other side of their mouth as clean. That’s where our second benefit comes in…

2. An electric toothbrush makes for longer, more thorough teeth brushing

Most electronic toothbrushes are set for equal time for each quadrant which ensures a better, longer brushing and a great, clean feeling.

Kids are often one of the biggest beneficiaries of electric toothbrushes. Many kids brush but don’t get all of the food buildup between meals. Kids with braces are especially susceptible to this happening. An electric toothbrush is a good compromise since you can count on it getting all of those hard to reach places that kids miss with manual brushing.

3. An electric toothbrush does the work for you

Old habits die hard. Although we mean well our manual brushing can often be too hard for our gums and our own good. An electric toothbrush not only times your brush (as stated above) but takes the guesswork out of teeth brushing too.

4. An electric toothbrush is a great way to fight gingivitis and gum disease

An electric toothbrush is an excellent tool in the fight against gingivitis and gum disease in your mouth. How? An electric toothbrush can find those hard to reach places that you miss with a manual toothbrush. You’re not just brushing longer and better but you’re brushing smarter, too.

5. Using an electric toothbrush can help you get rid of bad breath

Bad breath is a symptom of food and plaque which have become lodged in the nooks and crannies between your teeth and along your gums. An electric toothbrush and regular flossing can work together to get rid of bad breath by finding and eliminating the food between your teeth.

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Emergency Dentist in San Diego, CA

Serving All of San Diego County & Anyone Looking For The Best Dentist Around!

If you have a toothache in the San Diego area, our emergency dentists at Reza Kasiri Dentistry  can provide urgent care for nearly any dental emergency. We accept most dental insurance, offer emergency appointments 24 Hours a day, seven days a week. We also provide flexible payment options for those without dental insurance.(Financing avaliable) Reza Kasiri Dentistry of San Diego is committed to getting you the dental care you deserve quickly, and at a price you can afford.

We are conveniently have two dental locations in San Diego to serve you. Visit 2138 Garnet Ave San Diego, CA 92109 or 3959 30th St #104 San Diego, CA 92104.  Our San Diego offices are here for all of your emergency dental needs. Whether your just visiting the San Diego area or are a resident we’ve got you covered.

At Reza Kasiri Dentistry  San DiegoUSA you can expect:

  • Best services avaliable today
  • Convenient appointments
  • Same day treatment whenever possible
  • Affordable exam fees and treatment costs
  • Payment options for nearly everyone
  • Full disclosure of total costs and out-of-pocket expenses before any treatment begins
  • 24 Hour Emergency Services

San Diego Cosmetic Tooth Repair – We all want to keep our teeth, but many people don’t realize just how important our mouths are to our overall health and wellness. Losing your teeth at any age can yield many implications; primarily bone loss and psychological effects related to poor aesthetics. It is imperative to practice preventive care by routinely brushing and flossing and regularly visiting a dental hygienist.

Consequences of losing teethThe most obvious effect of missing teeth is cosmetic. The way you look affects the way you feel, and the psychological and social consequences of tooth loss can also impact most areas of your life. But it’s not just about unsightly and dark gaps; there’s something less obvious going on in the area of where a tooth is lost, that can affect function, health and facial aesthetics.  Research shows that 27% of people lose their first tooth between the ages of 21 and 30.

Consequences of losing teeth 2Teeth are very important but so is the bone, which supports the teeth, and the upper and lower jaws.  This bone needs stimulation to maintain its form and density. In the case of the alveolar (sac-like) bone which surrounds and supports the teeth, the necessary stimulation comes from the teeth themselves. Teeth make hundreds of fleeting contacts with each other throughout the day. These small stresses are transmitted through the periodontal ligament (“peri” – around; “odont” – tooth) that suspends each tooth in its socket, prompting the bone to remodel and rebuild continually.

When a tooth is lost, the lack of stimulation causes loss of alveolar bone and the gumline starts to recede.   Your ability to chew and to speak can be impaired. Have you listened to someone speak to you then remove their dentures and say the same sentence? There is a dramatic difference in the way they speak.  The more teeth that are lost, the more function is lost. This leads to some particularly serious aesthetic and functional problems, particularly in completely edentulous (toothless) people.

The distance from nose to chin decreases and with it, the lower third of the face partially collapses. The chin rotates forward and upward, and the cheeks, having lost tooth support, become hollow.

Toothless people appear unhappy and older when their mouths are at rest because their lips, too, have sagged; unsupported by teeth and gum tissues they just cave in. This affects self-confidence for many people.

Please consider the daily care of your teeth and gums by brushing 2-3x per day and flossing once per day.  Regular dental hygiene care appointments by registered dental hygienists are your important partners to prevent and/or stop the gum disease that may be causing your tooth loss.  A mouthguard may be what you need if you are involved in sports that may contribute to potential tooth loss.  Dr Kasiri’s office can supply mouthguards also!

If you need more info or are interested in taking the first step. Set up you free consultation with Dr Kasiri http://www.npdentalcare.com/ or call (858) 552-0052

 

 

Teeth Facts

 

1. Your teeth’s enamel is (almost!) diamond-hard. With that said, you can still fracture it when you chew ice, or use your teeth to crack open nuts.

2. We have four different types of teeth, and they have four different functions in our mouths: biting, tearing, crushing and grinding.

3. How many teeth do you think the average person has? About thirty two: four wisdom, eight incisors, four canines, twelve molars and eight pre-molars.

4. Way before toothpaste, humans used a combination of charcoal and ground up chalk, ashes, lemon juice, and honey-tobacco mixture to “clean” their teeth.

5. The only living being that does not have jaws and teeth is the anteater, which uses its tongue to eat.

6. We may take care of our teeth so that we don’t lose them, but crocodiles don’t have to worry so much—they keep growing new teeth in to replace their old teeth.

7. It’s been said that more than 70 percent of people would rather go grocery shopping than floss…

8. Staying hydrated (with water) can do some good for your breath. Reason being: when you have a dry mouth, you are more prone to developing bad breath (think of morning breath!). Drinking water throughout the day can help combat all that bacteria.

9. Do you prefer a soft or hard toothbrush? Either way, the average toothbrush contains about 25,000 bristles.

10. The idea of flossing isn’t exactly new…anthropologists have found evidence showing that ancient humans used things like pointed sticks to clean between their teeth. Consider flossing after some of those holiday meals this year!

For more info on how to get the best out of your teeth visit.

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Braces & Hollywood

The most commonly discussed reward of orthodontic treatment is a straighter smile. Whether we like it or not a straighter smile makes us feel better and look better. It also is beneficial toward our dental health which affects your overall health. By straightening your teeth, you’re aligning your jaws as they should be aligned, taking unnecessary stress off your temporomandibular joint (your jaw joint), your teeth, and your gums. Improving your bite will have ramifications that are clear in both the long and short term. Check out some of these stars who decided to make the transition.

Niall Horan

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Celine Dion

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Miley Cyrus

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David Beckham

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Dr Kasiri Specializes in braces, invisalign, services at his orthodontic office in San Diego Ca. Schedule a free consultation today to set up an action plan on straightening your teeth. (858) 552-0052

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