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Our Dental Services

Dentist in JerusalemKJJ offers a wide variety of dental services in Jerusalem. For your convenience we have listed them.  Click on the title to expand the content. We would be happy to answer any questions you might have during your visit.

Oral Hygiene

Scaling and Polishing

Scaling and Polishing regularly by your hygienist helps keep your teeth and gums healthy and your smile whiter. Scaling removes the hard tartar which cannot be removed by brushing. Polishing removes stains from coffee, tea, cigarettes or red wine. We recommend that you have your teeth scaled and polished at least every six months.

Fluoride Treatment
Oral bacterial use fermentable carbohydrates to produce acids that attack the tooth structure. Fluoride strengthens teeth by tipping the demineralization – remineralization equilibrium in the favor of remineralization. Fluoride treatments are applied at the dental office, at the end of a hygiene visit. The fluoride is applied as a gel in a tray that looks like a night guard for one to four minutes. After application, we ask you not to eat or drink for an hour. Other treatments and products may be recommended by your doctor to restore oral health.

Oral Hygiene instruction
Brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste. Replace your toothbrush every three or four months, or sooner if the bristles are frayed. A worn toothbrush won’t do a good job of cleaning your teeth.

Clean between teeth daily with floss since bacteria can still remain between teeth where the toothbrush bristles can’t reach. This action helps remove plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line.  

Preventative Dentistry

Annual and Bi-Annual Dental Examination
To keep your teeth healthy, it is important for the dentist to check your teeth every six months for cleaning, and once a year to check your teeth using x-rays.

Digital Radiographs
Digital radiographs are one of the newest X-ray techniques, using up to 80% less radiation than traditional film x-rays. The computer image is available instantly.

Regular prophylaxis scaling and polishing
Scaling and polishing regularly by your hygienist helps keep your teeth and gums healthy and your smile whiter. Scaling removes the hard tartar which cannot be removed by brushing. Polishing removes stains from coffee, tea, cigarettes or red wine. We recommend that you have your teeth scaled and polished at least every six months.

Sealants
Dental sealants act as a barrier, protecting the teeth against decay. The sealants are usually applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (premolars and molars) where decay occurs in the depths of the grooves of the teeth. The treatment can benefit adults too, but children benefit the most from sealants. If the sealants are applied just after the first molars have erupted then there will be less chance of cavity causing bacteria invading the teeth.

Anti-clenching/grinding night guards
Teeth grinding (bruxism) and clenching is a common habit. These habits cause wear of the biting surface of your teeth. Sometimes so much of the tooths enamel is worn down that the underlying dentin is exposed and the teeth can become excessively sensitive. Grinding and clenching can cause chipping of the front teeth or make the teeth appear to be getting shorter and shorter over time. Sometimes these habits present in conjunction with facial pain, fatigue.

Restorations (fillings)

A filling is a material that your dentist uses to fill a cavity after he or she removes any tooth decay. To fill a tooth, your dentist will numb your teeth, gums, and surrounding areas. The dentist will then remove the decay and replace it with a filling. Fillings can be made from many types of material. The dentist will talk to you about which type is best for you.

Composite Restoration
Composite dental bonding is one of the simplest and most conservative ways of masking minor imperfections in your smile, including cracks, chips, gaps, and discoloration. We perform composite bonding by coating the affected area with tooth-colored resin or plastic. This material is then bonded to the tooth by activation with a high-intensity light. The resulting restoration looks and functions just like natural tooth enamel and can be carefully sculpted to lengthen a tooth, fill in a chip or widen a tooth to mask a gap. This material can also be used for conventional fillings.

Amalgam Replacements

Although our practice offers composite resin tooth colored filling for most new fillings that you may need, the removal and the replacement of amalgam for esthetic needs alone, (the mercury based substance used for dental fillings), is highly controversial. Most dental professionals assert that the procedure is justified only in the rare group of patients who are allergic to mercury. Amalgam fillings can be replaced with fillings made of another material, such as plastic, gold or ceramic, but your doctor will discuss the pros and cons of undergoing such treatment. Despite concerns about the safety of amalgam, the material remains the most popular substance used for fillings and has been succesfully used for many years.

Repair Broken or Cracked Teeth

Inlays,onlays and crowns are often used to restore areas of a tooth that are broken or cracked. These restorations are crafted in the dental lab from either composite, gold, or ceramic material and are permanently cemented to the tooth during a follow-up visit. Inlays fill cavities within the tooth, onlays restore a broken tooth to provide added support in a particular area of the teeth whereas a crown supports and restores a tooth when the majority of natural tooth structure is missing. These dental restorations can last for many years with proper care.

Cosmetic Dentistry/Esthetics

Composite Bonding
Composite dental bonding is one of the simplest and most conservative ways of masking minor imperfections in your smile, including cracks, chips, gaps, and discoloration. We perform composite bonding by coating the affected area with tooth-colored resin or plastic. This material is then bonded to the tooth with activation by a high-intensity light. The resulting restoration looks and functions just like natural tooth enamel and can be carefully sculpted to lengthen a tooth, fill in a chip or widen a tooth to mask a gap.

Teeth Whitening
As we age, our teeth get darker. Supervised teeth whitening is safe for your tooth enamel. A dental scaling and prophylaxis can quickly and effectively lifting external stains left by tea, coffee, tobacco, wine, and other staining substances. Internal stains need to be bleached to be removed. Bleaching can similarly remove some of the natural darker pigments some peoples teeth may have to reveal a new, younger, whiter smile.

Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-crafted shells of luminous porcelain that are bonded to the teeth to mask discoloration, chips, misalignment, and other imperfections. These porcelain facings are fabricated in a dental laboratory and are a 2 visit procedure. This type of restorations removes alot less natural tooth structure and can sometimes be offered as an alternative to full coverage crowns.

Pediatric Dentistry

KJJ is family practice. This means that we are able to fulfill the needs of all members of your family including the young children. Getting off to a good start will shape your child’s oral health and dental attitudes for life.

Nutrition Counseling
Nutrition counseling can promote a reduction in cavities by changing dietary habits. Young patients don’t realize that foods such as crackers and granola bars, which may seem to be healthy food choices, actually stick to the teeth. Soft drinks and acidic beverages foster bacteria, as does putting the baby to sleep with a bottle of milk.

Orthodontic Consultations
Our dentist will help you evaluate when is the appropriate time for your child to see an orthodontist. The many factors to consider when planning orthodontic treatment include the stage of development of the teeth, the proportion of the jaws to each other and to the rest of the face, the position of the teeth within the jaws, the degree of crowding, and the maturity and level of cooperation of the patient.

Nitrous Oxide (Laughing gas) available
Laughing gas inhalation sedation is highly effective in the management of mild to moderate levels of dental anxiety. Laughing gas usually eliminates or minimizes gagging in most patients.

Endodontics

KJJ has a root canal specialist, Dr Dina EiIdlitz. Root canal therapy is used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. Root canal procedures are performed when the nerve of the tooth becomes infected or the pulp becomes damaged. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed.

Root canal treatment is highly successful; the procedure has more than a 95% success rate. Many teeth fixed with a root canal can last a lifetime.

Periodontics (Gum Disease)

Deep Pocket Cleaning

Your bone and gum tissue should fit snugly around your teeth like a turtleneck around your neck. When you have periodontal disease, this supporting tissue and bone is destroyed, forming “pockets” around the teeth.

Over time, these pockets become deeper, providing a larger space for bacteria to live. As bacteria develop around the teeth, they can accumulate and advance under the gum tissue. These deep pockets collect even more bacteria, resulting in further bone and tissue loss. Eventually, if too much bone is lost, the teeth will need to be extracted.

Your dentist will measure the depth of your pockets. Certain procedure may have been recommended because you have pockets that are too deep to clean with daily at-home oral hygiene and a professional care routine.

Depending on the depths of the pockets, scaling and root planing may be recommended. In situations of particularly deep pockets, a pocket elimination procedure may be appropriate. During this procedure, your periodontist folds back the gum tissue and removes the disease-causing bacteria before securing the tissue into place. This allows the gum tissue to better reattach to healthy bone.

Reduced pockets and a combination of daily oral hygiene and professional maintenance care increase your chances of keeping your natural teeth – and decrease the chance of serious health problems associated with periodontal disease.

Prosthetics

Crowns
Porcelain crowns are caps placed over the surface of teeth, becoming the tooth’s new outer surface. Crowns reinforce weakened teeth, mask cracks, and hide discoloration. They are often placed on a tooth after root canal therapy. Crowns can restore severely damaged teeth, correctly align a patient’s bite, improve the overall appearance of a smile, or serve as anchors for a dental bridge. Your dentist will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the different materials a crown can be made from.
Dentures
Dentures replace missing teeth. Conventional dentures are removable, however some dentures bond or clasp onto teeth or dental implants. Are there alternatives to dentures?
Yes, dental implants can be used to support permanently cemented bridges, eliminating the need for a denture. Implants and bridges more closely resemble the feel of real teeth, but the cost is greater and not everyone is a candidate for implants. Consult your dentist for advice.
Bridges
Dental bridges are usually placed in two visits. In the first visit, the dentist will prepare the teeth surrounding the gap, then take an impression and place a temporary bridge. The impression is used as a guide for the crafting of the bridge’s false tooth and crowns. You will wear the temporary bridge until your next appointment, during which your permanent bridge will be cemented into place, fitted, checked, and adjusted.

Implants

Implants

Dental implants are an alternative to crowns and conventional bridges or dentures. For some people, dental implants offer a smile that looks and feels very natural. Dental implants are very stable because they fuse to your bone. For some patients, dental implants feel more natural than alternative solutions

A thorough evaluation by your dentist will help determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implants.

Oral Surgery

Wisdom Teeth Extraction:
Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that usually erupt in the late teens or early twenties. Often wisdom teeth are misaligned, crowding or damaging adjacent teeth, the jawbone, or nerves. An infection known as pericoronitis can result from partially erupted wisdom teeth. Partially erupted teeth are difficult to brush and floss, making your mouth more prone to tooth decay and gum disease.

When wisdom teeth require removal, your dentist will advise you what to expect during the healing period and how to best control any pain that you might have.

Extractions:
Although the philosophy at KJJ is to try and preserve your teeth whenever possible, in some cases tooth extraction may be needed. If a tooth needs to be extracted your dentist will discuss alternatives for replacement, such as fixed partial dentures (crowns and bridges), removable partial dentures (dentures) or implants.

At KJJ dental we strive to help you keep your teeth for life!  To make an appointment to see how we can help your dental health, call now or fill out the form and click Send.

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