Amber Dental Care
                   
Your smile is our commitment

Dr. Amani Alkhairi                                                                                               1009 Amber Road
                                                                                                                          Orlando, FL 32807
   (407) 282-0134
     *Most insurances accepted*
*Available payment plan, call for details*

                                                   
                                                                                                                        

Our Services
   White Fillings
 

Traditionally, teeth have been repaired with amalgam (silver) fillings . Some people don’t want metal in their mouth for either health reasons or for aesthetic reasons. Teeth can now be restored in a way that provides a more natural-looking appearance: Tooth-colored Fillings.

At Amber Dental Care, we feel we enhance the lives of the people we touch by providing the most up to date, high quality dental care in a comfortable, personalized manner. A beautiful, healthy smile can make a difference in your confidence and self esteem. We emphasize dentistry in a personalized and comfortable setting.

Composite Fillings is The simplest form of a tooth-colored filling is made up of a composite quartz resin and mixed with a light sensitive “bonding” agent. They can be used in many teeth, and they come in a variety of shades.  Dr. Alkhairi will make sure that your composite fillings match the color of your own teeth perfectly.

Advantages over Amalgam Fillings

Aesthetics is a big advantage over silver amalgam fillings. Additionally, as silver does not stick to teeth, healthy tooth structure is usually removed to keep a silver filling in place. Composites permit your dentist to remove only the decayed area of your tooth. Unlike silver fillings, composite bonding expands just like your teeth and are much less likely to cause cracks in your tooth. Composites bond directly to the tooth providing support. This is why at Amber Dental Care we use only composite fillings. 

   Sealants

A dental sealant is a thin plastic coating that covers the chewing surfaces of back teeth (molars) to prevent tooth decay. Most decay occurs on the chewing surfaces of molars. These chewing surfaces can have natural pits and grooves that trap plaque and food particles. Routine brushing cannot remove the plaque and food particles trapped in these pits and grooves. Sealants prevent decay and save the structure of the natural tooth by filling in the pits and grooves and leaving a smooth surface that is easy to clean with normal brushing.

It is best if the sealant is applied soon after the molars have erupted, before the teeth have a chance to develop decay. Sealants can be clear, white, or slightly tinted and cannot be seen when a child talks or smiles. Getting sealants is a painless process that only takes minutes. 

   Veneers


Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are thin, custom-made porcelain covers that are attached to the fronts of the teeth to repair damage and/or to enhance the shape or color of teeth and are not susceptible to decay and resist staining.

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Veneers can correct the followings:

   1) Teeth that have holes in them or are pitted.
   2) Repair chipped or broken teeth.
   3) Restore slightly crooked or irregularly shaped teeth.
   4) Re-size teeth that are too small or too big.
   5) Close gaps between teeth that are too wide for bonding.
   6) Brighten teeth that do not adequately respond to bleaching.

   Extractions

You and the Dr. Alkhairi may determine that you need a tooth extraction for any number of reasons. Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed; others may have advanced periodontal disease, or have broken in a way that cannot be repaired. Other teeth may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth), or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.

The removal of a single tooth can lead to problems related to your chewing ability, problems with your jaw joint, and shifting teeth, which can have a major impact on your dental health.

To avoid these complications, in most cases, Dr. Alkhairi will discuss alternatives to extractions as well replacement of the extracted tooth.

                                                                  

The Extraction Process

You feel the pressure without pain as the anesthetic has numbed the nerves stopping the transference of pain, yet the nerves that transmit pressure are not profoundly affected.

If you do feel pain at any time during the extraction please let us know right away.

After Extraction Home Care

Bleeding

Some bleeding may occur. Placing a piece of moist gauze over the empty tooth socket and biting down firmly for 45 minutes can control this.

Blood clots that form in the empty socket.

This is an important part of the healing process and you must be careful not to dislodge the clot.

  • Avoid rinsing or spitting for 24 hours after the extraction.
  • Avoid use of a straw, smoking or hot liquids.

Swelling

If swelling occurs you can place ice on your face for 10 minutes and off for 20 minutes. Repeat this cycle as you feel necessary for up to 24 hours. 

Eating

For most extractions just make sure you do your chewing away from the extraction site. Stay away from hot liquids and alcoholic beverages for 24 hours.

Brushing and Cleaning

After the extraction avoid brushing the teeth near the extraction site for one day. After that you can resume gentle cleaning. Avoid commercial mouth rinses, as they tend to irritate the site. Beginning 24 hours after the extraction you can rinse with salt water (1/2 teaspoon in a cup of water) after meals and before bed.

Dry Socket

Dry socket occurs when a blood clot fails to form in the socket where the tooth has been extracted or the clot has been dislodged, and the healing is significantly delayed.

Following the post extraction instructions will reduce the chances of developing dry socket. Dry sockets manifest themselves as a dull throbbing pain, which doesn't appear until three or four days after the extraction. The pain can be moderate to severe and radiate from the extraction area. Dry socket may cause a bad taste or bad breath and the extraction site appears dry

Healing

After a tooth has been extracted there will be a resulting hole in your jawbone where the tooth was. In time, this will smooth and fill in with bone. This process can take many weeks or months. However, after 1-2 weeks you should no longer notice any inconvenience. 

   Whitening    
                                                                            

Having a beautiful smile may be even easier than you think. Many people achieve the look they've been dreaming of with our simple "bleaching" procedure.
 
It's safe, quick, and inexpensive. Just let us know at any appointment if you would like to begin bleaching. You can lighten only your upper teeth or both the upper and lower, depending on how much of each shows when you talk and smile.

In only a day or two your custom bleach trays will be ready for you to pick up. We provide you with a special bleaching agent that you put into the clear, almost invisible splints. With only a few hours of wear per day, our special bleaching agent bubbles stains right out of your enamel in a very short time without altering tooth structure or existing dental work in any way. When your teeth reach the brightness you want, only occasional treatment is needed to maintain your new smile.

Dental bleaching can be used to correct many tooth discolorations. These discolorations may have been caused by staining, aging, or chemical damage to teeth. Using the latest in bleaching technology, we can offer a safe method for creating a beautiful, "brilliant" smile. In cases of extreme tooth discoloration, crowns or veneers may be the only choice. But because of the low cost of bleaching treatments, bleaching is nearly always worth a solid try.

Key Benefits

  • Corrects brown, yellow, and mottled tooth staining.

How Is It Done?

An impression is taken to make a specialized "mouthguard" or “trays” to hold the bleach against the teeth. The material is used each day for about 20 minutes to start (and can go up to one hour depending on your sensitivity level) each day for 2 days minimum and then to your satisfaction, after which significant whitening will occur. In some cases, the change is nothing short of brilliant. For confidence in appearance, bleaching technology offers improvements in yellowing, aging or stained teeth. For very severely stained teeth, crowns or veneers may be more appropriate.

    Bridges 



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A dental bridge is a device used to fill the space where a tooth has fallen out or been removed. Gaps between teeth can cause chewing problems. If even one tooth is missing, other teeth may slowly shift out of place. This changes the way your teeth fit together. A poor bite may make your jaw sore. Your teeth may become harder to clean which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.

It is important to fill gaps between teeth and a bridge is one way to accomplish that. A typical bridge consists of a filler tooth that is attached to two surrounding crowns. Once complete, this bridge structure is bonded into the mouth.

Missing teeth can be replaced with bridges, dentures or dental implants. Each option has its pros and cons, depending on the health of your teeth and your budget.

With her advanced training and extensive experience in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, Dr. Alkhairi will evaluate your teeth and gums and help you choose the best option for you.

   Crowns


Crowns


You may need a crown for many different reasons. Crowns are used to:
Protect a tooth that has extensive damage due to decay.

  •  Improve your smile by covering a misshapen or severely discolored tooth

  •  Support and protect teeth with fractures

  •  Protect and support a tooth after a very large filling  or root canal treatment

  • Hold a dental bridge or other prosthetic device in place
    • Cover a dental implant.

    Dr. Alkhairi has helped hundreds of patients perfect their smiles, but she is very aware that each case is unique.  She will carefully design a treatment plan for you that is right for you and only you. With many options for treatment at her fingertips, she will make sure that you get the beautiful, healthy, and perfect smile that you want.

       Dentures 

        
       

               

    A denture or a complete denture as it is often called, is an appliance that is inserted in the mouth, replaces natural teeth and provides support for the cheeks and lips.

    Most dentures are made of acrylic and can be fabricated two different ways.

                                                                           
    • A conventional denture is made after all teeth have been extracted and the tissues (gums) have healed.
    • An immediate denture is fabricated and inserted immediately after the teeth are extracted and the tissues are allowed to heal under the denture.
    • An upper denture has acrylic, usually flesh colored, that covers the palate (roof of the mouth).
    • A lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to leave room for the tongue.

         Partials
       
        

    Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. A partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from shifting.
    Our partial dentures are custom fit to each patient for a natural look and comfortable fit.   Our premium partial denture service uses good quality materials and teeth and will normally wear longer and be less prone to accidental breakage.

        
          Implant

          

    Dental implants are a permanent and appealing solution to replace missing or extracted teeth. They are better than other alternatives like bridges because no additional teeth need to be altered to place the new tooth.

    The entire implant process is performed over the course of a few months. The first part of the process is to install the implant itself, where a screw is placed into the jaw bone. An incision is made in the gum so that the implant can be inserted. Multiple implants can be placed at once if necessary. After the implants are placed the gums are sutured.


     The implant must be allowed about 3-6 months to heal, and during this time the jaw bone will form around the implant in a process called osseointegration. During this healing time you can have temporary crowns installed so that you can eat and speak normally and maintain a proper aesthetic appearance for your smile.

    After the implant has healed it is time to place an abutment on the implant. The abutment serves as the base for your new tooth. One this is placed an impression of the abutment is taken and is used to create your permanent restoration. Once the restoration is completed you can return to the office to attach the restoration permanently. Your smile will look just like it used to, and after a short period of getting used to the implant it will feel just like one of your own teeth.

     

        Root Canals
                           


    Root canals is  dental specialty that deals with the nerves of the teeth. Root canals are probably the most notorious procedure in dentistry and the most common procedure relating to endodontics. When a tooth becomes infected it is usually related to the nerves in the root of the tooth. The infected nerves need to be removed. If left untreated an infection can turn into an abscess, which is a much more serious problem that includes bone loss in the jaw.
    The Dr. will then drill down into the tooth to create an opening into the canal. Dr. will then be able to remove infected tissue and clean the canal. It is highly recommended that a tooth that has undergone a root canal is fitted with a crown. This will improve the appearance of the tooth, and will also make it much more likely that the root canal is successful.

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