“Hey mom look, no cavities,” was the famous line from an old toothpaste commercial. Since then, fillings, crowns and other tooth restorations have come a long way in the repair of teeth from wear, decay, infection, injury or other damage. Add the benefits of no shots and no drills that lasers bring and you’ll understand why Dr. Bolamperti and Omaha Laser Dentistry continue to be known for the comfort, convenience and expertise we provide.
Today, minor damage to a tooth, such as a small cavity, can be repaired through the use of a variety of fillings. They are selected strength and appearance, depending on where the damage is on the tooth. The procedure is simple and requires the decay be removed, the area cleaned and dried and then filled. Dr. Bolamperti may also make recommendations about eating and drinking for the next day or so to ensure the best results.
Crowns, Inlays and Onlays
When a larger area of the tooth is affected, Dr. Bolamperti may recommend a crown, onlay or inlay. These are made from various durable materials and designed to cover certain parts of the tooth or the entire chewing surface of the tooth. As a result, the tooth has a stronger structure for chewing.
When teeth are missing, the remaining teeth are at risk of shifting, which can cause changes to your bite and increase your risk for problems. Bridges are custom made to help replace missing teeth, providing additional support for the remaining teeth. They can be permanent or removable.
In addition to adopting habits like eating right, brushing and flossing, scheduling dental exams and cleanings with Omaha Laser Dentistry are the most important ways to keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong.
Periodontitis or Gum disease can lead to bad breath and receding gums, painful chewing and sensitivity, or worse yet, tooth loss or the need for surgery. It’s one of the common conditions we see at Omaha Laser Dentistry, and one we’re experts in treating.
Say the words, “root canal,” and there’s a perception of pain. So, it may surprise you to learn that our patients at Omaha Laser Dentistry often tell us they don’t know what they were worried about. And for good reason.
Dr. Tony Bolamperti has extensive experience and specialized board certifications to perform most oral surgeries in office. The use of both traditional and laser techniques often helps reduce healing times while eliminating the need for anesthesia.
If you’ve been told your child needs a frenectomy, Dr. Bolamperti has the expertise to perform this procedure using the Solea laser and a topical anesthetic (or just a little local anesthetic) – rather than a scalpel or scissors.