Benefits of using Invisalign with Propel to improve smiles in Phoenix, AZ

Invisalign with Propel Phoenix AZ - Image of Invisalign with Propel Phoenix AZThis treatment is often chosen because it is discreet yet effective, while also being affordable for families on a budget.

Invisalign Described

Discreet treatment for malocclusion begins with Invisalign. Invisalign uses clear aligner trays. These trays are made in an entire series with each one worn for two weeks as patients progress through the treatment. Achieving the results is done with strict treatment compliance, wearing trays day and night and only removing them to eat or care for the teeth. Invisalign is known for providing results faster than traditional orthodontics using metal brackets and wires. Additionally, it does so without being noticeable in the smile, allowing patients to feel confident throughout their treatment.

Integration with Propel

Dr. Sameet Koppikar loves helping patients enhance their smiles with discreet treatments such as Invisalign. However, he also integrates Propel treatment along with Invisalign for even faster results. Propel is an FDA-registered medical device that is patented for use by dental professionals. This device can be used with conventional and advanced orthodontics such as fixed or removable appliances. With alveocentesis, it provides quicker changes to the smile. It creates micro-osteoperforations, which result in localized inflammatory responses that increase both blood flow and cytokines. This increases bone remodeling, therefore allowing patients to address the misalignment of their smiles in an even faster manner. This micro-invasive technique called alveocentesis was developed by researches with Propel and results in 50-60% faster movement than with conventional orthodontics alone.

Dr. Sameet Koppikar can evaluate the smile and determine if Invisalign is right for a patient and if utilizing it in conjunction with Propel will provide faster, more effective results for patients in and around the area of Phoenix, Arizona.  A phone call to his practice is the best way to make a consultation appointment and evaluation to discuss candidacy for Invisalign with Propel. Call (602) 714-2223 today.

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Invisalign is a popular alternative for braces with this dentist in Phoenix, AZ

Malocclusion is a common condition experienced by many patients. Depending on how the teeth erupt through the gum line, some patients may experience overcrowding, gaps, or crooked teeth. This can be addressed. A typical dentist in the Phoenix, AZ area may refer a patient to an orthodontist. An orthodontist specializes in malocclusion and provides braces and retainers. However, many patients can avoid this and enjoy a more discreet alternative known as Invisalign.

Invisalign is available to patients who have mild to moderate malocclusion. They can realign their teeth to improve the dental arch and the bite. Instead of using brackets and wires made of unsightly metal, patients wear trays made of clear plastic to gently move teeth into alignment. The exciting part about Invisalign is that patients can wear their trays day and night and still feel confident and beautiful. This is because others will not notice the trays while patients are wearing them.

Invisalign does require strict compliance. Without wearing the trays, the teeth cannot be repositioned as desired. Not wearing the trays all day and all night may result in delays or the need for additional trays to be made throughout the process – resulting in a higher cost and delaying the results. We encourage patients to only remove their trays when they are eating, drinking, brushing, or flossing. Otherwise they should be worn to achieve the results expected. The number of trays in a series will vary from patient to patient, depending on the severity of their misalignment.

Additionally, Dr. Sameet Koppikar of Biltmore Dental Center is proud to offer a more advanced treatment that is integrated with Invisalign called Propel. Propel provides bone stimulation and alveocentesis which can speed up the process, allowing patients to obtain results faster and shorten their treatment time. In fact, treatment time can be improved by 50% when incorporating Propel with traditional Invisalign orthodontics.

Dr. Sameet Koppikar is a dentist who is excited to help his patients repair their smiles discreetly, comfortably, and affordably. Contact us today by calling (602) 714-2223 to discuss the many possibilities for enhancing the smile in his Phoenix, AZ area practice.

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Visit the best cosmetic and emergency dentist in the Phoenix, AZ area

Are you seeking the best cosmetic and emergency dentist in the Phoenix, AZ area? Look no further than Dr. Sameet Koppikar of Biltmore Dental Center!

Dr. Sameet Koppikar has received many accolades for his practice. He was recognized by Opencare.com as one of the top practices in the Phoenix area as a patient’s choice winner in 2016, and was also nominated for the Fans’ Choice Awards in 2016. He has also been featured on television and performs a wide range of services for the underprivileged. He continues to work with patients in and around his community to make it a better place!

This practice is committed to helping others achieve beautiful smiles. The team provides a variety of cosmetic services to patients to boost the appearance of the teeth and gums. These treatments may include, but are not limited to:

  • Porcelain veneers
  • Orthodontics (traditional braces and Invisalign)
  • Dental implants
  • Dental crowns
  • Dental bridges
  • Cosmetic teeth whitening

Additionally, patients faced with a dental emergency can seek treatment in our facility. We understand that problems can happen when patients do not expect them. We provide new and existing patients with a number to call when faced with emergency care. Emergency dental situations may include:

  • Loose or broken restoration (crown, veneer, bridge)
  • Denture adjustments or repair
  • Knocked out teeth
  • Injury to soft tissues
  • Severe toothaches requiring root canal therapy

The smile is an important factor in the first impression you make on another person. When you meet someone for the first time and smile, it can exude confidence, health, and happiness. If patients are unhappy with the way their smile appears to others, they may find themselves covering it with their hand or avoiding smiling in social settings. This can give the wrong impressions to others. This is one of the reasons Dr. Sameet Koppikar is dedicated to providing cosmetic services to patients who are seeking methods of boosting their appearance as well as their self-confidence.

Phoenix, Arizona patients know where to turn when they need quality care and attention from a team of professionals. Contact Biltmore Dental Center today at (602) 714-2223) and enjoy the benefits of comprehensive dentistry solutions for you and your family.

 

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Phoenix, AZ area practice offers professional tooth whitening services

Dr. Sameet Koppikar at Biltmore Dental Center in Phoenix, AZ provides a wide range of cosmetic services right in his state-of-the-art dental office. When patients are unhappy with the appearance of their smiles due to staining and discoloration, they may consider whitening with over-the-counter products. However, tooth whitening products available at the local drugstore are often unable to address deep, set-in stains. They often provide minimal results, if any. Instead, patients are encouraged to visit a dental practice for professional tooth whitening treatments.

At Biltmore Dental Center, patients can enjoy one of two whitening options available. We offer take-home whitening trays and bleaching gel as well as in-office power bleaching with results in just an hour. Both of these treatments are highly effective and affordable for our patients to consider in rejuvenating their appearance.

The in-office power bleaching is done right in the dental chair. Patients have an initial cleaning done to remove plaque and tartar. Then, bleaching gel is applied to the teeth and activated with a specialized light. The gel lifts stains from deep within the tooth enamel and can brighten the smile up to eight shades whiter. Patients relax in the dental chair while the bleaching works its magic and greatly enhances the appearance of the smile.

Patients who are seeking a more affordable alternative may want to ask about our whitening tray system. This system involves impressions that are used to fabricate trays to use in conjunction with bleaching gel. Patients wear the trays with the gel once a day until their smile is as white as they desire.

Patients with teeth that do not respond well to professional tooth whitening services may want to consider porcelain veneers. Veneers are facings that are bonded onto the front of the teeth and can cover imperfections.

If you live in the Phoenix, AZ area and want to learn more about the benefits of tooth whitening with a dental professional, contact us today by calling (602) 714-2223 and booking a consultation appointment with our staff.

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Phoenix patient asks, “Is a crown or veneer the best protection for a tooth after root canal?”

Root canal therapy may sound like a worrisome procedure, but this necessary treatment can save and repair a tooth. Inside the center of the tooth is a pulp chamber and canals that contain nerves. The root canal extends from the pulp chamber to the ends of the root. Once a tooth has fully grown, the nerves are not vital to the health of the tooth, serving primarily to provide the sensations of heat or cold.

Extensive decay, cracks, trauma, cavities, or numerous dental treatments can irritate a tooth. When a tooth becomes inflamed and infected, the pulp and nerves need to be removed. While symptoms that indicate the need for a root canal aren’t always noticeable, they may include:

  • A darkened appearance of the tooth
  • Sensitivity to temperatures that remains after the source of heat or cold has been removed
  • Inflammation of the gums
  • Pain when chewing or applying pressure
  • A pimple-like bump on the gums

X-rays are taken to diagnose and locate infection in the root canal. A local anesthetic is used to keep a patient comfortable during the procedure. A tiny hole is created to allow access to the pulp chamber and root canal. Bacteria, debris, nerve tissue, and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is thoroughly cleaned and sealed.

After a root canal treatment, the hollow tooth may be weaker and more brittle. Depending upon the size of the access hole and the amount of healthy tooth that remains, the tooth is often covered with a natural-looking porcelain dental crown.

A crown also called a cap, is custom-designed either in a dental laboratory or in our office, using our convenient CEREC technology. CEREC allows Dr. Koppikar to create 3-dimensional images of the tooth and the restoration, which are sent to the computer-aided design software. The porcelain crown is then precisely carved and created.

While crowns are the most common restoration used to protect a tooth after root canal therapy, a porcelain dental veneer is a possible option if the treatment has been done on a visible front tooth and the tooth has enough healthy structure. Dental veneers are thin layers of custom-matched porcelain that build up the remaining structure and they can be shaped to the desired proportions for a natural appearance.

For a comprehensive and complimentary consultation, contact us at Biltmore Dental Center in Phoenix at 602.714.2223 today.

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Phoenix patient asks, “Are coffee stains gone after professional teeth whitening?”

A bright and healthy smile can make you feel happier and more confident. Your smile is a valuable asset in your personal and professional life. If you are unhappy with your smile because of stains, dullness, or discoloration, our team at Biltmore Dental Center can help you to achieve a whiter smile.

Many factors contribute to tooth discoloration and staining, such as:

  • Diet – beverages like coffee, tea, soft drinks, and wine, and certain fruits and vegetables, such as berries or tomatoes, can stain teeth over time
  • Age – wear and tear can erode the outer layer of enamel, exposing more of the dentin inside, which has a yellowish shade
  • Heredity – the thickness of the enamel or the shade of the teeth can also be a result of simple genetics
  • Prior or older dental work – conventional silver amalgam fillings or other silver sulfide materials can create a grayish-black discoloration
  • Lack of a strict oral hygiene routine – insufficient brushing or flossing may cause stains to build up
  • Tobacco use – smoking or using tobacco products stains teeth
  • Certain health conditions may cause changes in the enamel or dentin
  • Medications, such as high blood pressure pills, some antibiotics, or antidepressants may cause discoloration

Dr. Sameet Koppikar is a recognized and experienced dentist, serving patients in Phoenix, Glendale, Tempe, and surrounding areas, with a complete range of cosmetic, family, pediatric, reconstructive, and emergency dentistry. Dr. Koppikar has been named a “Best Dentist” as well as the #1 Dentist in Phoenix by Dr. Oogle rating system. He has also been nominated by his peers for the Doctors’ Choice Award.

For patients who are concerned about tooth discoloration and staining, our team offers professional teeth whitening. Unlike some over the counter products, which use abrasive ingredients, our whitening products are safe and effective.

Patients may choose in-office whitening, at-home whitening trays, or a combination of both. Our high-quality, fast-acting gel can produce results up to six shades whiter in just one hour, even lifting stubborn coffee stains. The at-home, custom-made whitening trays provide more gradual whitening and may be used for follow-up care after in-office treatment, or as a more flexible whitening as a patient’s schedule allows.

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Invisalign treatment from Phoenix dentist

Traditionally, patients who wished to correct imperfections in their smiles, such as crooked, twisted, or misaligned teeth, would have no choice but conventional braces. While braces are still an effective treatment in certain cases, patients today have more discreet or easier options when it comes to achieving a straighter, more symmetrical smile.

At Biltmore Dental Center in Phoenix, Arizona, we believe that our patients should have the ability to choose the treatments that work best for their lifestyles, budgets, and goals. That’s why we provide an extensive array of emergency, family, reconstructive, cosmetic, and surgical dentistry, including orthodontic treatments such as braces, Six Month Smiles, and Invisalign.

Six Month Smiles

When orthodontic treatment is desired for purely cosmetic reasons, Six Month Smiles is an ideal solution, straightening just the front, visible teeth in significantly less time than traditional wire and bracket braces. Because the braces blend with the shade of the teeth, patients do not feel self-conscious about their appearance while completing treatment.

Invisalign

The exciting technology behind Invisalign now allows patients to align and straighten their teeth using virtually undetectable, removable, clear plastic trays, in 6 to 18 months’ time. Invisalign works by using a series of progressive trays that gradually shift teeth into the desired position with gentle pressure. About every two weeks, the patient changes to a new, custom-designed tray to continue the positive movement of the teeth.

The trays are worn for about 22 hours a day and may be removed for proper oral hygiene and during meals. This eliminates the risk of plaque buildup and permits the patient to eat comfortably and without any food restrictions. The smooth trays are comfortable to wear and do not impair speech or cause the irritation that is sometimes associated with wire braces.

Invisalign clear alignment trays can correct many dental issues, including:

  • Crooked or twisted teeth
  • Overcrowding
  • Protruding teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Malocclusion
  • Bite abnormalities:
    • Cross bite – when teeth bite inside the upper or lower teeth
    • Open bite – when teeth do not fit together
    • Under bite – lower teeth bite in front of upper teeth
    • Over bite – upper teeth protrude beyond lower teeth

Call Biltmore Dental Center today at 602.714.2223 and find out which treatment may work best for you.

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