Restorative Dentistry

Dr. Kahn and his staff are well versed in the restoration of individuals who have lost some or all of their teeth. He provides immediate restorative procedures to persons in transition from hopeless teeth to their fixed or removable restoration. This process allows for persons to never be without an ability to smile and interact in public.

Restorative dentistry varies for individual persons as to their needs and demands. From gaps to replacing missing teeth, there are a multitude of materials and methods to creatively restore a person's mouth to optimal health. The health of a person's gums is essential. The gums are the foundation of the teeth. They reflect other body systems and evaluated at every dental visit. A thorough cleaning with instructions for home care for daily maintenance can be the best insurance to protect your general health. Diagnoses range from visual and radiographic exams to diagnostic models, for the replacement of missing teeth, and periodontic exams where gum health is found to be less than desirable.

After our complete examination and consultation, a treatment plan is established that maps the road to oral health. For most, this is simple, for many it is complex. All services are phased as to the necessary restorative methods and materials available today.

Preventive Dentistry

Prevention is the key to success in all phases of restorative care. Dr. Kahn can evaluate the best means possible to keep one free from dental disease. With a thorough examination, which includes digital radiography reducing exposure to radiation and laser photometric evaluation, the teeth are planned for cleaning, sealants, bite appliances, fluoride application and home care.

The best services provided at Dental Associates of Maitland are upon the foundation of prevention. Many people present without the necessary background in brushing, flossing, tongue care, and rinsing. These are evaluated at all visits. Printed materials and products are provided or prescribed in order to bring the level of prevention to maximum benefit.

Rinses are of a non-alcohol material that are of fluoride concentrates or of zinc chloride, both are naturally occurring antibiotics that are safe and effective in stopping decay, arresting gum disease, and eliminating bad breath. Prescribed fluoride containing toothpastes can eliminate dental sensitivity.

Sealants are of two major varieties. Primarily, the grooves of the teeth are sealed with a material that anchors into the tooth groove to prevent food and bacteria from occupying the space. Secondarily, exposed and eroded root surfaces are sealed with a fluoride containing reinforced acrylic resin that strengthens the tooth and eliminates sensitivity. Bite guards reduce the effects of stress, medications, and the postural imbalance of clenching and grinding. The benefits to hard guards include reducing the potential of breaking teeth and the stress of gum disease. Soft guards act in sporting activity to prevent tooth damage, jaw fractures and concussion. Upon study of a person's teeth, Dr. Kahn may prescribe these devices to keep your teeth and jaws healthy.

Head & Neck Pain Therapy

Dr. Kahn treats patients by referral from local dentists, chiropractors, ear, nose and throat specialists, and neurologists. He has acquired, through three mini-residencies in facial pain, the diagnostic talents and working knowledge to manage patients successfully with their oral rehabilitation caused by trauma and inadvertent injury to the head and neck.

By radiographic means in the office and by a thorough head and neck examination, Dr. Kahn has become a resource to practitioners. His patients come to his office from about the nation and he advises legal professionals as well on this topic. He has taught dental professionals around the state as well on the diagnosis, treatment planning and thearapeutic ,process for their patient family as well.

Through instrumentation, Dr. Kahn evaluates a person's bite and treats their individual discomforts through medications, exercise, bite therapy, splint therapy, restorative therapy and combinations of these. Dr. Kahn is able to construct removable devices that will diagnose and treat bite issues. He is able to build removable appliances that allow for normal dental function. He works with a team of orthodontists and surgeons under his direction to resolve issues of facial pain initiated by the teeth and jaws. He works with chiropractors, neurologists and neurosurgeons, ear nose and throats specialists to treat pain from non-dental sources as well.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Since entering practice in 1977, Dr. Kahn has established a respect for the cosmetic demands of his patient family.

He has always provided whitening services in office and allows for patients to have whitening materials for home use. In the office today, in a 45 minute procedure, he and staff apply materials to the teeth. This procedure will lighten teeth for the significant photo or event to be held in the near future. It is also available to build custom trays for your teeth that will hold whitening materials to zones of your teeth. With thorough instructions, the trays are delivered with materials for home application.

Tooth surfaces are bonded and veneered. Dr. Kahn has bonded teeth since entering practice as well. This procedure works best to fill gaps between teeth and can be applied to change tooth color. The veneering process significantly changes the color, contour, and length of teeth. Dr. Kahn will make models of your teeth and prepare his changes to be reviewed with you. The teeth determined for change are prepared and the veneers are constructed. The veneers are bonded to the teeth. Since the veneering process has been available, Dr. Kahn has a multitude of smiling patients.

Dr. Kahn produces zircon, porcelain and porcelain fused to precious metal crowns that replace broken and damaged tooth structure as well as replaces lost teeth with implants and bridges. These prosthetic devices look and act naturally. Dr. Kahn also produces highly esthetic precision partials and dentures that offer comfort and function to the demands of his patients.

Dr. Kahn offers esthetic fillings that are of composite, a reinforced plastic material, and porcelain and zircon for the esthetic restoration of minor breaks and cavities of the teeth.

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