BONDING: An option for repairing chipped or cracked teeth, this procedure also improves the adherence of naturally colored fillings, veneers, and crowns.
BRIDGES: A fixed apparatus, formed from a series of crowns attached to one another, used in place of missing teeth.
CROWNS: In the event that a tooth cannot be restored by a simple filling, veneer, onlay,or inlay a full-coverage restoration made out of porcelain, gold, or a combination of gold and porcelain is placed over the remaining tooth. It will resemble your own tooth.
DENTURES: Removable complete and partial dentures are false teeth created from various materials, depending upon each patient's specific needs. Used in conjunction with implants, increased denture stability and maximum comfort are experienced.
DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY: On the spot computerized x-rays with maximum image precision for the most accurate diagnosis. Exposes the patient to 90% less radiation than conventional methods which use film. Excellent for patient education at the chair-side.
EXTRACTIONS: The surgical removal of a tooth. Although our primary objective is for the patient to retain the usage of his natural teeth for as long as possible, dental extractions are occasionally a necessary last resort. The extraction of third molars (also known as wisdom teeth) is a commonly suggested procedure.
FILLINGS: Restorations in the treatment of dental cavities. Decay is removed and replaced with mercury-free composite, porcelain, or gold fillings. The purpose is to restore the tooth to normal function.
IMPLANTS: An artificial tooth root replacement that is firmly supported by titanium, a non-decaying element, placed in the jaw bone. A breakthrough treatment for the replacement of lost dentition, implants provide both comfort and natural appeal.
MOUTH GUARDS: A plastic device designed to fit into the mouth. Used either to protect against injury during athletics, or to prevent severe grinding of the teeth (bruxism) typically occurring at night. Los Angeles Dentist
ONLAYS AND INLAYS: More conservative than a crown, these procedures replace relatively extensive loss of tooth structure. An inlay is done when the restoration can be placed between the tooth cusps. It is called an onlay when placed above the chewing surface of the tooth. They tend to last longer than fillings.
ORAL CANCER SCREENINGS: As early detection is important for improved chances of recovery, we perform screenings on a regular basis.
ORTHODONTIC TREATMENTS: Offered to patients whose teeth require straightening either through Invisalign or traditional braces.
PERIODONTAL (GUM DISEASE) TREATMENTS: Bacterial infection of the gums usually marked by redness, bleeding, swelling, and halitosis (bad breath). Treatment consists of professional cleaning to remove tartar and plaque, prescription rinses, and subgingival antimicrobial agents. Of course, you will also be made an expert in the art of proper and regular brushing/flossing!
ROOT CANALS: To cure infection of a nerve and save the tooth, root canal therapy is performed. One of the most feared procedures in all of dentistry, root canals are in fact painless due to effective pain control techniques during treatment, and the (optional) use of pain control medication after treatment.
TEETH CLEANING/POLISHING:Recommended to be performed every 6 months for optimum oral hygiene. Fluoride treatments and sealant are available as well.
TEETH WHITENING/BLEACHING: The simplest and most popular form of smile enhancement. Using ZOOM! Advanced Power we can safely brighten teeth up to 12 shades lighter in less than 1 hour.
VENEERS: A thin layer of restorative porcelain material that is placed over the tooth surface, either to improve the aesthetics of the tooth or to protect its damaged surface. Irregularities such as crooked, cracked, or discolored teeth can be beautifully covered in only 2 appointments.