Patient Education

 

Teeth Whitening

At Rittenhouse Dentists we believe that a beautiful, healthy smiles says a lot about you and that is why offer treatment options to make your smile bright, white and healthy. Over time food, drinks and the natural aging process darken teeth. Our office uses Opalescence tooth whitening systems to whiten teeth gently and effectively. Choose from Opalescence Treswhite Supreme, which whitens your smiles on the go with prefilled disposable trays, Opalescence Take Home Whitening Gel which offers sustained whitening power in the comfort of your own home or our in office Opalescence Boost a power whitening gel which offers brighter, whiter teeth in less than one hour in the dental chair. Opalescence Boost is chemically activated, so it starts working as soon as it is placed on your teeth, and doesn’t require a hot,uncomfortable light for efficacy. Opalescence Boost is a safe, dentist-supervised procedure, and an ideal choice for in-office tooth whitening.

Dental Implants

Implants offer a long lasting solution to missing teeth. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root, made of titanium metal. It is a permanent fixture in your mouth that has excellent long-term success. Dental implants help preserve healthy teeth and eliminate the risk of dental decay. An implant offers the same strong chewing force as that of a natural tooth. It feels and looks like a natural tooth and there is no chance of the implant developing cavities because it is artificial. Dr.Abdulla has completed post graduate training and certification in implant placement and restoration, she has successfully replaced many missing teeth with beautiful implants.

Cosmetic Dentistry

One of the first things you notice about a person is their smile. A bright, healthy smile gives you confidence and an improved self-image. At Rittenhouse Dentists we offer cosmetic procedures including: bonding, veneers, invisalign and whitening to help you achieve the smile you desire. Check out our facebook page for before and after pictures of our smile makeovers.

Root Canal

A root canal or endodontic therapy is a treatment to remove infection from the nerve tissue and blood supply of the tooth. Infection of this tissue can be caused by severe tooth decay, a cracked tooth, an old filling or periodontal disease. Historically root canal therapy has been one of the most feared procedures in dentistry. However, at Rittenhouse Dentists, we offer modern techniques, anesthetics and medication to help make your root canal visit both fast and painless. After the procedure is completed a crown is needed to protect the tooth.

Restorative Dentistry

Cavities and tooth decay are among the most common diseases in the world today, and if left untreated can lead to pain, infection and tooth loss. Tooth decay is caused by bacteria that produce acid when in the presence of certain foods like sugar. Tooth decay can occur on multiple surfaces of the tooth. The earliest signs of tooth decay are a white, chalky spot on the surface of teeth. The cavities will erode the outer surface of the tooth known as enamel. Treatment requires removal of all of the decay, the missing tooth structure is then replaced with a restoration. If missing tooth structure is small it is replaced with a filling. Larger areas require replacement with either an inlay or a crown.

Gum Treatment

Periodontitis or gum disease is a common disorder that effects about 80% of Americans. The symptoms of this disease range from bad breath and bleeding gums in mild cases to bone loss and eventually tooth loose. Plaque and bacteria on the tooth cause an inflammation of the gums. The result is red and swollen gums that bleeds easily, also known as gingivitis. Gingivitis is reversible with good oral hygiene and regular professional cleanings. If gingivitis goes untreated it will develop into a more serious condition. The gum tissue will begin to seperate from the tooth where bacteria will accumulate. Further progression of periodontal disease will result in a breakdown of the connective tissue between teeth and the jaw. Late stage periodontitis is irreversible. Regular visits to your dentist can lead to early diagnosis and treatment avoiding tooth loss. Our hygienist, Elise, is gentle yet precise with her cleanings. Her cheery personality and pleasant demeanor keep patients coming back for regular hygiene visits.

Clear Aligner Therapy

Many people have less than straight or perfectly aligned teeth. The problems that can arise from this include greater risk of tooth decay, uneven forces on teeth,excessive pressure on the temperomandibular joint, and embarassment for cosmetic reasons. Clear aligner therapy is one way to correct crooked teeth and malocclusion. Clear aligners are custom fit for your teeth and straighten teeth by applying forces which push them in the right direction. Treatment time varies from six months to six years. Dr. Abdulla is a preferred provider with Invisalign which is the premier producer of clear aligner therapy. Clear aligner therapy can allow you to enjoy a beautiful smile.

Botox and Dermal Fillers

Years of squinting, concentrating, or frowning can cause your skin to furrow and crease. Botox cosmetic is a prescription medication that is injected into muscles to temporarily treat moderate to severe frown lines between the brows of adults 18 to 65 years of age. It works by blocking the nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes those lines to form between the brows. Juvederm is a long lasting injectable gel that instantly smoothes lines on the face. Dr. Abdulla is a member of the American Academy of Facial Cosmetics and has treated over 200 patient with botox and juvederm in 2012 alone.
These are short videos that explain common dental procedures.

  • Understand exactly what will happen during procedures
  • Learn about dental issues and why treatment is important for long-term health
  • Share and discuss procedures and options with family
  • Make informed decisions regarding their dental health