Services

Invisalign ORTHODONTICS

Invisalign is a series of clear, removable, plastic aligners that are custom-made for your teeth. It’s a great alternative to traditional braces because you can straighten your teeth without having to live with the “metal mouth” look. Invasalign in Las Vegas can be a perfect option to have if you want to straighten your teeths.

Your invisalign Las Vegas treatment starts with a complimentary consultation at our office. Dr. Chawla or Dr. Chow will first discuss your goals and examine your teeth to ensure you are a good candidate for the Invisalign system. Then we will write a detailed treatment plan and order a full set of customized aligners for you.

Invisalign aligners are made just for you with advanced 3-D computerized technology. The aligners come in a series pairs, and each pair of should be worn for about a two-week period. This allows your teeth to gradually evolve into a smile that you’ve always wanted! Treatment length varies, depending on your dental condition and the severity of your case. The aligners are virtually clear, so most people around you probably won’t even notice you’re wearing it!

They should be worn all day and night, but are easily removable, so you can remove them to eat, drink, and take photos. Once your treatment is complete, you will likely wear a (clear) retainer to ensure your new smile stays in place. For more information, or to schedule a consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact our office.

Veneers

       Dental veneers are becoming a very common procedure for patients who are looking to improve their smile. Veneers can change the alignment, shape, shade, and overall aesthetics of a client’s current dentition. Dr. Aseem Chawla and Dr. Casey Chow have both attended courses and trainings across the world to perfect their veneer process here in Las Vegas. Bella Smiles works with elite laboratories and uses the highest caliber materials to ensure that our patient’s get the best Las Vegas Veneers that look beautiful and bright. The translucent ceramic quality of today’s veneers provides a more natural look than what’s been available in the past. 

PORCELAIN VENEERS vs COMPOSITE RESIN VENEERS

The two most common materials used in the manufacture of dental veneers in Las Vegas are composite resin and porcelain. Composite Resin is a white colored material used when bonding teeth that often serves as an inexpensive and effective restoration for small chips and cracks in the teeth. It can often be done same day in office. For more severe cases of dullness, wear, discoloration, mild chipping, cracking, spacing, or uneven teeth, dental porcelain veneers may be recommended as a more appropriate solution. Veneers do have the added benefits of longevity and a proven ability to enhance the appearance of the mouth, smile, and possibly other areas of an aged face that would be better supported by properly shaped teeth.

Bella Smiles offers cosmetic consultations at no cost! To learn more about custom veneers or to schedule a consultation, please contact our office.

Exam and Cleaning

Regular cleanings and examinations are the key to long term oral health, and can prevent many painful dental situations if caught early. In addition to performing a cleaning, the series of dental examination steps include:

  • An Oral Cancer Exam (if needed)
  • A periodontal exam where we measure pocket depths while documenting areas of bleeding and gum infection
  • An existing decay examination
  • An X-ray series to check for infection/decay in between the teeth and below the visual gum line
  • An examination of existing restorations for leaks and cracks
  • Checking for loose teeth, shifting and drifting teeth
  • Checking your bite for wear facets and TMJ problems
  • An evaluation of your smile for orthodontic and cosmetic issues
  • A consultation with you about any additional concerns

We reserve time specifically for you. We also do everything in our power to get you in and out on time.

For that, we need your help! Please direct us to a time of day that works best and where there will be the least chances of something coming up that would interrupt your treatment.

Teeth Whitening

LASER TEETH WHITENING:

Laser teeth whitening – is the safest and most effective teeth whitening method, harmless for teeth and gums. Laser whitening with EPIC10 achieves deep whitening effect – the laser light activates the bleaching agent and reaches not only enamel, but also dentine, and whitens teeth up to the maximum brightness. At the end of the procedure, the teeth are covered with an anti-sensitivity gel.

THE 10 DAY TAKE HOME KIT: "OPALESCENCE GO"

“Opalescence Go” is the perfect option for patients who are looking for convenient, ready-to-go whitening. Each kit comes with 10 trays that have professional whitening gel prepared in pre-filled, disposable trays. “Opalescence Go” can deliver dramatic results in as little as 15 minutes per day. The 10 Day Kit has unique material that warms with the temperature of the body so that it comfortably molds and adapts to any patient’s smile for an even more effective and enjoyable whitening experience. “Opalescence Go” is the professional alternative to less-effective over-the-counter options with no impressions, models, or lab time required. It is also an excellent introduction to whitening as well as a perfect follow-up to in-office whitening.

CUSTOM BLEACH TRAYS:

Customized bleach trays are perfect for patients who have time! Once the custom tray is created to your unique smile and bite, you can buy refill syringes and insert the bleach yourself. We offer multiple strengths of bleach, so this is a great option if you are prone to sensitivity. Custom trays are easily customizable for each patient’s individual situation with its easy syringe application. The gel contains 20% water to prevent dehydration, and the sticky, viscous formula helps keep the gel and tray in place.

Smile Makeover

Enhancing your smile can dramatically change your appearance. At Bella Smiles, we offer a variety of options to change the aesthetics of a smile, and they are comfortable procedures that can typically be completed in 2 to 3 easy visits.

Dr. Casey Chow and Dr. Aseem Chawla work closely with patients to create a smile that is specific their their desired shape, brightness, and alignment. Our state of the art technology and materials can ensure crooked teeth to be straightened, Gaps to be closed, “Gummy” smiles to be re-contoured, and stained discolored teeth to be whitened. Anything is possible!

Our Smile makeover process begins with a private, complimentary consultation. Dr. Chow and Dr. Chawla consider many factors when recommending a certain cosmetic procedure to patients, such as face shape, teeth size, and even skin tone. Every smile is individual and unique, and the makeover process is collaborative between patient and doctor.

To learn more about a Bella Smile Makeover or to schedule a consultation, please contact our office.

Crowns and Bridges

CROWN  is a custom made porcelain cover placed over a tooth that is badly damaged or decayed. Crowns may be placed for several reasons, but generally the tooth has been extensively damaged by decay or breakage and filling material can’t replace the missing tooth structure and make the tooth strong enough. A crown may hold together parts of a cracked tooth and can be used to hold a bridge in place. Crowns also are used for cosmetic purposes to cover misshapen or badly discolored teeth.

If you need a crown, you may also need a root canal on the tooth, due to extensive decay or the risk of infection or injury to the tooth’s pulp. Not everyone who needs a crown will also need a root canal. Besides the crown, we may need to build up a foundation to support the crown. A foundation is needed if large areas of the natural tooth structure are decayed, damaged or missing. If you are receiving the crown after root canal treatment, we may decide to insert a post-and-core foundation.

To place a crown, we must file down the tooth to make room for it. After filing down the tooth, an impression of the tooth will be taken. The impression material sets in four or five minutes and is removed. We will also take an impression of the teeth above or below the tooth that will receive the crown, to make sure the crown will not affect your bite.

The impressions are sent to the lab, where the crown is made by a highly skilled American technician. None of our crowns are sent out of the country. During that time, you will have a temporary crown. These crowns are usually made of plastic and are made in the office on the day of your visit. They are not meant to last.

At a second visit, we will remove the temporary crown and test the permanent one. Sometimes crowns need additional polishing or glaze or some other adjustment before they are placed. Once the crown is ready, it’s cemented to your tooth. A crowned tooth is not protected from decay or gum disease. You should continue practicing good oral hygiene.

BRIDGE is the equivalent of 3 crowns (or more) attached together. It is used to replace one or more missing teeth. The typical bridge consists of a pontic (a filler tooth) that is attached to two surrounding crowns (abutments). Once complete, this appliance is permanently cemented in the mouth and cannot be removed. Without the use of a bridge, spaces in the mouth from missing teeth can cause multiple teeth to shift, lead to biting and/or jaw problems and may spur periodontal disease. Dental bridges safeguard the integrity of existing teeth and help maintain a healthy, vibrant smile.

Removable Partial Denture

Missing teeth is a common problem for many people who have had teeth removed because of extensive cavities, gum disease, injuries, and those who may not have developed some of their teeth due to an inherited trait. The three most common ways a dentist can replace one or more missing teeth are a bridge (a series of joined caps), an implant(s), or a removable partial denture. Although a bridge or dental implant(s) has certain advantages when compared to a removable partial denture, in some cases, the removable partial denture may be the best or only choice available.

There are three basic types of partial dentures. The first is a cast removable partial denture, or “cast partial”, and consists of a metal base that has acrylic teeth attached to it. Metal clasps are the hook-like structures that help hold the removable partial denture in place. Although the cast partial can be a bit cumbersome, it has been used successfully for decades in the dental profession. The second type of removable partial denture is the all-acrylic variety, sometimes referred to as an interim (temporary) removable partial denture or a “flipper”. The third type is the “Valplast” partial denture, which is a nylon thermoplastic material that has several advantages over the other two types of partial dentures. The Valplast partial dentures have no metal clasps and are very light weight. The material is translucent, so the patients own gums show through, giving a very natural appearance. Valplast partial dentures can be used to replace many or few missing teeth, and can even be modified to replace a missing tooth on only one side of the mouth, greatly enhancing its comfort. Valplast is an option for people who are allergic to the acrylic found in other types of partial dentures. Another great advantage is its resistance to breakage, as it is surprisingly strong relative its size and weight.

In certain situations where we are replacing an entire arch of missing teeth, we are sometimes able to retain a denture with implants. A denture that is retained and attached to implants is not only easier for the patient, but is healthier too. It keeps the bone healthier, longer and can be much more comfortable in the long run.

In any situation with a missing teeth, Dr. Chawla and Dr. Chow would recommend an option to replace it that would best suit a patient’s needs. If you have further questions or would like to learn more about the process of replacing teeth with partials and dentures, please contact our office.

Root Canal Therapy

Endodontic therapy, often called a root canal, is performed on a tooth that is so severely decayed or infected that it is in danger of being lost. It is also performed on a tooth that will not stop hurting after a restoration has been done. We perform root canal therapy as an in-office procedure under local anesthesia. After gently removing the infected or inflamed pulp, we carefully shape and disinfect the inside of the canal. The canal is then filled and sealed with a biocompatible material. We use state of the art techniques and equipment to complete our procedures and to make patients feel as comfortable as possible. In most cases, we can complete this procedure in a single visit. Occasionally, we do refer our patients to a trusted specialist if the infection or case is severe. Additional testing for infection or pain source can also be done at some of our referral offices if needed. Once it has been completed, the remaining tooth structure may be more brittle than before, therefore a crown is usually completed to keep the durability and integrity of the tooth.

Saving a tooth with a root canal can save you time and money compared to the alternatives. If you lose your tooth, the gap left behind will need to be addressed with either a dental implant, a bridge or partial dentures.

If you have any further questions or would like to learn more about the root canal process, please don’t hesitate to contact our office.

Extractions

At Bella Smiles, Dr. Chawla and Dr. Chow make every effort to safe a tooth if possible. Sometimes, however, teeth cannot be saved and need to be removed. The most common reason for extracting a tooth is tooth damage due to breakage or decay. Some other possible reasons for tooth extraction could include extra teeth blocking other teeth from coming in, preparation for orthodontic treatment or insufficient space for wisdom teeth to grow in. Some extractions are simple and can be done quickly and painlessly, with little recovery time.

Occasionally though, extraction and involve teeth that are not yet erupted or have serious infection. In either case, Dr. Chawla and Dr. Chow diagnose and recommend treatment plans that best suites their patients, and can sometimes mean a referral to an oral surgeon for an extraction. The level and duration of discomfort depend on the difficulty of the extraction, but we prescribe the appropriate medications and give necessary post operative instructions to make our patients as comfortable as possible.

Implants

Dental implants are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. The Las Vegas Dental Implants provide an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. While high-tech in nature, dental implants are actually more tooth-saving than traditional bridgework, since implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support. They are designed to last a lifetime which makes them the best option for missing teeth. Dr. Casey Chow and Dr. Aseem Chawla are the voted best Las Vegas Dentist very experienced with placing implants. They use top of the line materials and labs to ensure the implant not only lasts a lifetime, but looks like there was never a tooth missing! The end result and aesthetics of an implant placement are a very important part of the process, and that’s where Dr. Chow and Dr. Chawla’s cosmetic expertise also come into play.

Perhaps you hide your smile because of spaces from missing teeth. Maybe your dentures don’t feel secure or perhaps you have difficulty chewing. If you are missing one or more teeth and would like to smile, speak, and eat again with comfort and confidence, implants are a great option. Bella Smiles offers the best Las Vegas Dental implant consultations at no cost. Don’t hesitate to contact our office to see if you’d be a good candidate!

Saving a tooth with a root canal can save you time and money compared to the alternatives. If you lose your tooth, the gap left behind will need to be addressed with either a dental implant, a bridge or partial dentures.

If you have any further questions or would like to learn more about the root canal process, please don’t hesitate to contact our office.

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Bella Smiles provides top quality dentistry in a clean and friendly environment. We provide cosmetic dentistry, veneers, lumineers, invisalign orthodontics, dental bonding, teeth in a day, teeth whitening, general dentistry, family dentistry, dental hygiene, fillings, root canals, extractions, crowns, bridges, dentures, partials, tmj treatment, pediatric dentistry, dental implants, laser bacterial removal, cold sore removal, deep cleanings and other types of holistic dentistry.