Trip to the dentist used to mean long appointments with painful, noisy drilling. At the Beverly Hills office of Dr. Kourosh Maddahi, those types of appointments are only a memory. Today, there is a high-tech way to fill cavities without traditional drilling. An air abrasion drill uses fine aluminum oxide powder, silica or baking soda to remove tooth decay and prepare the tooth for further dental procedures. This type of drill is quiet and does not cause the tooth to vibrate, so no anesthetic is required. Before the air abrasion technique was used, dentists had to remove healthy tooth structure in order to access a patient’s cavity. Now with this micro-dental procedure, the area of tooth decay can be precisely addressed and removed, leaving the healthy tooth structure. A dental sealant protects the tooth from further decay and damage once the cavity is filled. The air abrasion drill often is combined with DIAGNOdent procedure. This laser system indentifies areas of tooth decay that normal dental x-rays cannot detect. Instead of a prodding the teeth with a metal tool, DIAGNOdent using a laser light to take examine the tooth for even the smallest cavities. These high-tech dental tools are utilized at Dr. Maddahi’s office so he is able to create and maintain gorgeous natural smiles for his patients with the gentlest techniques available. Contact us for more information or questions on gentle dentistry.
With a wealth of information about how pesticides and pollution can affect our health, many of us are making different choices when it comes to what we eat and put in our bodies. For Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist, Dr. Kourosh Maddahi, this concern extends to what materials he uses in your mouth, which is why he practices biocompatible dentistry.
n the past, having a dental crown done was a process that might have taken several appointments and weeks to complete. Today, Beverly Hills Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Kourosh Maddahi can complete a crown procedure in a few hours. Using the innovative Cerec System, Dr. Maddahi is able to prepare, create and place a dental crown all during one appointment. Dr. Maddahi recently began to use the Cerec system at his office because it allows him to offer his patients beautiful, natural looking crowns, onlays and inlays in a fraction of the time. Also, the ceramic material used to create the crowns now comes in an increased number of shades. The dental crown procedure begins when Dr. Maddahi prepares the tooth by removing any decay or weak tissue. A digital optical impression is then taken with a specialized camera, which only takes a few moments. A digital image of the tooth is evaluated using 3-D software. Once Dr. Maddahi reviews the image, the restoration design is sent to the in-office milling machine. Within ten to 20 minutes, the milling machine shapes the ceramic crown, while the patient rests comfortably. Dr. Maddahi will then be sure the crown fits perfectly and that the bite is correct. Finally, the crown will be polished and bonded into place. To find out more about the Cerec System and dental crowns, contact our office.
A bright, white smile is often associated with a youthful, beautiful appearance and a healthy lifestyle. With Zoom® 2 Advanced Power Plus Chairside Tooth Whitening, you can transform your yellowed, stained or gray teeth to a whiter smile in one simple appointment. “Patients love the dramatic difference that Zoom!
Years ago a gap between my front teeth and noticeable chip on my front tooth, made me self conscious about my smile. I would hide my teeth when I smiled. Today, dental issues like chipped teeth, gaps between teeth or even missing teeth are easy to fix. According to Dr. Kourosh Maddahi, an expert Cosmetic Dentist in Beverly Hills, “There are several dental techniques that can help patients with damaged or missing teeth including dental implants and porcelain veneers. Dental restorations allow patients to once again have a natural-looking smile as well as better overall dental health and self esteem. ” Porcelain veneers can be a great dental restoration option for patients with chipped, stained, crooked or cracked teeth. They can even be used to close gaps between teeth. Many dentists prefer porcelain veneers because they have the look, texture, durability and translucence of a natural tooth. The very thin porcelain veneer shell is custom-made based on the patient’s dental impression. Veneers can be used to quickly solve some dental problems in as little as two dental visits unlike orthodontic treatments. The result is a gorgeous, straight natural smile. Replacing missing teeth is more than a cosmetic procedure, it can be essential for good dental health. According to Dr. Maddahi, patients with missing teeth may start to experience bone loss in their jaw area causing their face to look older. This is why denture wearers may find that over time their dentures or bridges no longer fit well and are uncomfortable.” In addition, according to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon’s website, studies show that within five to seven years there is a failure rate of up to 30% in natural teeth located next to a fixed bridge or removable partial denture. Now, when patients have missing teeth, a new dental solution is a dental implant as opposed to dentures. A dental implantcombines an artificial tooth root replacement made of lightweight titanium and a porcelain crown. The titanium post is implanted in to the jawbone and then, after a period of healing, a natural-looking custom-designed porcelain crown is placed. Once placed, the implants also help to support the surrounding natural teeth. Dr. Maddahi has specialized in cosmetic dentistry and full-mouth reconstruction procedures like dental implants and porcelain veneers for more than 20 years. He is an expert at creating natural, beautiful smiles at his offices in Beverly Hills. For more information on implant dentistry, porcelain veneers or other cosmetic dentistry procedures, contact our office.
Dr. Kourosh Maddahi, one the top Cosmetic Dentists in Beverly Hills, specializes in creating beautiful, natural-looking smiles with porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers can be used to repair a variety of dental issues both restorative and cosmetic. In as little as two dental visits, patients can transform their dingy, stained and yellowed smile to a whiter, brighter and healthier-looking smile. Veneers also can be used to help restore misaligned, broken, chipped or cracked teeth.