General Dentistry

What Is Dental Exam?

Routine Dental checkups are done usually every six months in order to make sure that your teeth and gums are healthy. The exam will be performed by Dr. Baranovitch, a holistic dentist with minimal invasion philosophy and full body integration approach.

During the exam:

  • We will measure your gums attachment to your teeth
  • We will look at the bleeding and
  • Will take digital (minimal exposure) X-rays to evaluate for presence of Decay
  • We will screen for Oral Cancer in your mouth, neck and lips
  • We will evaluate existing restorations
  • We will take Intraoral pictures
  • Oral PH evaluation
  • We will evaluate your diet eating habits
  • Dental material sensitivity testing
  • We will answer all your questions and will choose minimally invasive personal plan that you will be comfortable with

What Is Dental Cleaning?

Plaque that consists of bacteria, calculus and build-up accumulates every day.  Dental hygienist or a dentist will probe your gums to evaluate the depth of the pockets and record it for future reference.  A dental cleaning uses specialized hand and ultrasonic instruments to remove the bacterial load to promote oral health. We irrigate with ozonated water during all the procedures. We use Ozone insufflations in the deep gum pockets. The ozonated water disinfects and controls infectious microorganisms found in dental plaque.

What Is Deep Cleaning?

Periodontal scaling procedures include the removal of plaque, calculus and stain from the crown and root surfaces of teeth, whereas root planing is a specific treatment that removes the roughened cementum and surface dentin that is impregnated with calculus, microorganisms and their toxins. Scaling and root planing are often referred to as deep cleaning, and may be performed using ultrasonic instruments and hard instruments, such as periodontal scalers and curettes. In deep pockets we use laser to decrease bacterial load, reduce inflammation and stimulate healing. A deep cleaning can help reducing bacterial presence and bring your gums back to health.

What Are Sealants?

Sealants are thin, tooth-colored, resin FLUORIDE FREE material that is applied to the deep grooves and fissures of the top portion of the tooth to prevent future cavities. Placement of sealant does not require tooth drilling. Tooth is cleaned, dried and tooth colored BPA and FLUORIDE FREE sealant is applied topically and cured with blue light. Sealants are recommended for KIDS and ADULTS.

What Is Composite Filling?

Dental filling refers to any composite material (resin or plastic, with filler for enhancing the stability and strength) that is bonded to your tooth. It is ideal for treating cracked or chipped teeth, covering a discolored tooth surface, or reducing gaps between your teeth.  The materials we use to restore the teeth are resin composites that are Biocompatible, FLUORIDE FREE and BPA FREE. Dr. Baranovitch only uses tooth colored BPA free restorations, to restore the shape and appearance of your smile. Dental material compatibility testing is highly recommended in order to insure that you get the best possible match.

What Are Dentures and Partials?

Complete dentures can be either conventional or immediate. If all remaining teeth need to be removed, a denture is necessary.

Conventional dentures are made approximately 8- 12 weeks after all remaining teeth are extracted. Immediate dentures are made before all teeth are extracted and are given to the patient at the same day as the teeth are removed. This is beneficial if the patient does not want to go the 8 weeks without teeth. The patient can leave with a beautiful new smile. Immediate dentures however, do need to be temporarily re-lined for 4-6 months as the patient is healing, and then a new complete denture can be made or a permanent reline can be done. Immediate dentures are considered more of a temporary denture until healing is complete and a new complete denture can be made. We can customize the size, color, and shape of your teeth to restore a natural and beautiful smile. Dentures can be life changing for many patients and will allow them to smile again with confidence.

Removable partial dentures are used when there are some teeth are missing. Patient has to have several healthy teeth and healthy gums around the remaining teeth in order to be able to have partial dentures.  There are various types of partial dentures that can be utilized. The dentist will go over the pros and cons of each and determine what works best for you. Partial dentures not only fill the space but prevent the remaining teeth from shifting, thus getting out of alignment and changing your bite.

What is Implant Supported Dentures?

If you are looking for a durable and comfortable way to replace missing teeth, you should consider implant supported denture. Implant supported dentures make it easier to eat your favorite meals and engage in normal daily activities since they will remain securely in your mouth. You will not need to worry about them coming loose or slipping out of place while eating, speaking, or engaging in everyday activities. Instead, you can rest assured that your teeth will be secure regardless of what you do. Not only will this prevent unnecessary embarrassment, but it will also make life more comfortable since your dentures will not be rubbing against your gums, causing irritation.

Before we can begin the actual procedure, we will need to examine your gums to ensure you do not have any gum disease that needs to be addressed. If you do, we will treat it first. Next, we will take X-rays to determine the density of your jawbone and if it is sufficient for supporting the implants. Typically it will be, since these implants are shorter than traditional ones. We will then take an impression or mold of your mouth along with measurements. This information will be sent to the lab so they can create your new set of false teeth to our exact specifications.

When it is time for the implant procedure, we will have you come back in and numb your gums and provide you with anesthesia. Typically, we will then place four small implants under your gum line. These implants will serve as anchors that your new set of teeth can attach to. Once they are firmly in place, we can snap in your dentures. These implants are an alternative to simply hoping your dentures stay in place or using adhesive to ensure they do. With implants to secure to, your teeth will not fall out, even if you are going on a run or eating pizza.

What Are Implants?

Implants are a great restorative option for a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. We offer Ceramic, metal free implants that are Biocompatible and esthetically pleasant. Zirconia implants have Superior ability to integrate due to their biocompatibility and they do not trigger allergic reactions. Zirconia implants maintain low plaque presence and less prone to fail. After an implant integrates and heals, an implant metal free crown needs to be placed to help restore function.

What Are Crowns?

A crown which also called a cup is used to cover the entire tooth. When there is a large cavity, broken or fractured, defected old filling, or cosmetic improvement or for tooth that had a root canal done. Crown covers the whole top portion of the tooth, thus preventing it from braking and prolongs the life and functioning of the tooth. We place Porcelain and Ceramic crowns, all non-metal and Biocompatible Dental materials that are giving the most natural and aesthetic appearance.

What Is Dental Bridge?

Bridge is a combination of 2, 3, or more crowns while one of the crowns is replacing a missing tooth.  Traditional bridges involve creating a crown for the tooth or implant on either side of the missing tooth, with a pontic in between.  Most common type of bridges are made of either Porcelain fused to metal or Ceramics.

What Is Implant Supported Bridge?

An implant supported bridge is very similar to the traditional bridge; the only difference is that instead of adjacent teeth, implants are the support points for a bridge.  The outcome is the same, metal free, functional and esthetically pleasant smile.

What Is Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas)?

We want to make sure you are comfortable in a dental chair, Nitrous Oxide also called laughing gas, helps you relax! If you postponed your dental treatment due to dental anxiety, Nitrous Oxide can help you to overcome your fear and finally to procure your dental treatment.  Nitrous Oxide has no post application effect and patients can drive themselves home. However, MTHFR gene carriers are prone to vitamin B12 depletion should be supplemented prior to the treatment.

What Is Extraction with Cavitation?

Dental extraction is the essential removal of a tooth because of a large decay or a severe damage to the tooth. While Dr. Baranovitch will do everything in her power to save you natural tooth, sometimes a dental extraction becomes the only choice. The word “cavitation” refers to a “hollow spot” in the bone, which can be visible on X-ray or 3d Imaging. Cavitation usually occurs in a place where the tooth has been extracted or around the roots of existing infected teeth. Cavitation is not healing well due to lack of blood flow into the area; the only available treatment for it is surgical removal.  We use unique techniques at our office, and we make sure that all of our patients are comfortable. We provide Nitrous Oxide as well as IV Sedation to make the experience of extraction as stress free as possible.

Reasons for extraction:

  • Severe tooth decay
  • Dental trauma
  • Brakeage to or under the gum line
  • Severe bone loss and persistent infection
  • Severe tooth damage

What Is Night Guard?

During the sleep many people grind and clinch their teeth without even realizing it. There are many reasons behind clinching and grinding, and it can cause substantial damage to the teeth, bones, muscles of the neck and shoulders.  Night Guard can protect your teeth from severe wear.  At Bio Dental it will only take you 2 visits. On the first visit two impressions will be taken of the upper and lower jaw. On the second visit, you will receive your Night Guard and we will make adjustments if needed. We recommend using Night Guard every night and cleaning it daily.

If you grind your teeth, we encourage you to inquire about sleep apnea and solutions for inadequate airways.

What Is Emergency Treatment?

Dental emergency is considered any problem that needs immediate dental attention is considered emergency. Emergency visit will be scheduled as soon as possible.

  • Severe tooth ache
  • Lost or broken tooth
  • Tooth Abscess or infection
  • Tooth bleeding