Dental Implants Huntington Beach
Prophylaxis is more than just a “tooth cleaning”. It is a series
of steps taken by dental health professionals to prevent
gingivitis and periodontal disease. Our dental hygienists
not only remove the plaque and calculus from above and below
your gum line, but they also review home care to ensure you
are doing the best possible job in taking care of your teeth.
In addition, a sample of plaque is taken from your mouth
and reviewed under a microscope to determine the type, quantity
and severity of bacteria present.
During each examination, we'll check your teeth, mouth and
gums thoroughly, looking for symptoms of decay, periodontal
disease, oral cancer and many systemic diseases. Each tooth
will be examined for wear, to see how previous fillings and
crowns are holding up, and by taking a series of x-rays, we
can look for problems that are undetectable during our clinical
Our belief is that an informed patient will make the best decisions
about their dental care. We will explain your treatment options
before we begin any dental work and thoroughly discuss what
each procedure entails to ensure your complete understanding.
If you have any further questions after leaving the office,
we are always available to answer any questions or concerns
over the phone. In addition, we have multiple brochures and
pamphlets available to further inform you about your dental
Sealants Huntington Beach
Your back teeth have a series of deep grooves on the chewing
surfaces—grooves that can be impossible to clean. Unfortunately,
bacteria have the ability to reach in these grooves and cause
Our solution to this problem is dental sealants. Placing dental
sealants is a painless process that does not require removing
any tooth structure. Sealants are a thin, resin film that can
be quickly bonded to your teeth. The cost of a sealant is much
less than the cost of a filling and it is an excellent investment
to protect teeth from getting cavities in the future
Treatments Huntington Beach
There are many causes of bad breath: gum disease, infections,
kidney failure, liver malfunction, and dry mouth. Dry mouth
can be caused by an array of problems which include aging,
medications, mouth breathing and chemotherapy. If you have
bad breath, we'll work with you to uncover the causes and find
the ways to treat it properly.
Do you grind your teeth at night? Are your jaw muscles sore
in the morning? Do you have headaches frequently? Do you
have implants or bridges? Over time, you could cause serious
damage to your mouth by breaking or loosening teeth. Grinding
teeth can even cause neuromuscular problems and give you
the symptoms previously listed.
There is a solution. We can fit you with a nightguard—an orthodontic
device that you wear during your sleep or even during the day—that
will keep you from grinding your teeth. A nightguard will reduce
the stress on your teeth and jaws and alleviate many of the
symptoms listed above.
Services Huntington Beach
With today's modern restorative techniques, we can not only
return your teeth to their optimum condition—we can make your
smile more attractive than ever, too!
Tooth colored and Gold Huntington
A crown completely covers and encases your tooth and is the
most durable, strongest, most long-lasting way to restore a
tooth with extensive damage. They are often used as the solution
to treat fractured or cracked teeth.
When your teeth require restorations, tooth
colored crowns are an attractive choice. Restorations done
with porcelain have a translucent, natural appearance that
keeps your smile looking great. We offer custom porcelain restorations
determined by the amount of healthy tooth that you have remaining.
Restorations Huntington Beach
In our office, we use bonded ceramic composite restorations
instead of silver amalgam fillings, which contain mercury.
We feel that these tooth-colored composite restorations are
safer for our patients—and they look much better too!
Veneers Huntington Beach
If you have stained, discolored, unevenly spaced, or even slightly
crooked front teeth, we may recommend porcelain veneers, They
can quickly provide you with a dazzling smile. These contact
lens-thin pieces of porcelain are permanently bonded to your
teeth; the whole process can be completed in just a few appointments.
Tooth whitening is safe, effective and long lasting— plus its
a great way to brighten your smile. We can provide a 1 hour
in-office treatment called Boost or we can create a home
tooth whitening kit, designed specifically for your mouth.
Either option can provide drastic results to your smile,
and each system has its own benefits that we will be happy
to discuss with you.
If you are missing a tooth, a bridge can often be made to replace
it. Bridges are very similar to crowns and are a permanent
solution to missing teeth. They provide you the ability to
chew and speak normally. A fixed bridge will also prevent
teeth from shifting, and stabilize your bite.
Implants Huntington Beach
Dental implants offer a solid, secure, and aesthetically pleasing
foundation for a replacement tooth or teeth. An implant is
a special surgical grade titanium post that is inserted surgically
into the jawbone below the gum surface. As the bone integrates
to the implant post, it forms a secure base to which your new
crown can be attached. We have a periodontist in the office
twice a month providing implant placement.
With implants, full and partial dentures
and even individual replacement teeth can feel more comfortable
and function more like your natural teeth.
Dentures & Partial
Dentures Huntington Beach
We work very hard with you to ensure that your natural teeth
will last a lifetime. Unfortunately, there are times when patients
lose all or a substantial number of their teeth. If this has
happened, we can provide full or partial dentures that will
enable you to look and feel great. If you are looking for something
that is not removed, you may also want to consider dental implants.
Canals Huntington Beach
Although many people think of root canals as extremely painful
and time consuming, the truth is that modern dental techniques
have made this a much easier and more comfortable procedure
Root canal treatment is an effective way
to remove the dental pulp and clean the root canal. The pulp
contains the nerve that can be the cause of any dental pain.
If the pulp becomes diseased or injured, it can cause an abscess
or infection. If untreated, the infection will ultimately lead
to the loss of a tooth.
Disease Huntington Beach
Do your gums bleed when you brush? Are they swollen and tender?
Have you been told you have bad breath? Are your teeth loose?
These are symptoms of periodontal disease, a serious dental
problem that can lead to the loss of bone in your jaw and ultimately
to the loss of your teeth. Periodontal disease has also been
linked to systemic problems such as heart disease, low birth
weight babies and diabetes.
If you suspect you may have periodontal
disease, please call our office right away for an appointment.
The earlier we can diagnose and treat periodontal disease,
the sooner we can take steps toward saving your teeth.
Charting and Diagnostic Services
We'll examine the gums around each tooth carefully. There are
several indicators that we are looking for. They include
pocket depth, recession, bleeding and inflammation. All of
the following signify the severity of gingivitis or periodontal
disease occurring. X-rays may also be used to check for any
signs of bone loss.
In Office Therapy
We can treat most cases of periodontal disease using deep-cleaning
techniques to remove the calculus and plaque. This is called
scaling and root planning (SRP’s). We also use a special
mouth rinse, and occasional antibiotic therapy. This ensures
that we kill the bacteria that cause periodontal disease.
With severe cases of periodontal disease, we have an in-office
periodontist to help you maintain and improve your oral health.
Patient Comfort and Technology
Having computers at each dental chair helps us keep you better
informed. It also increases our efficiency, so you can enjoy
your time outside our office instead of waiting for paperwork.
Before we begin any treatment, we try to ensure that you fully
understand what's going to happen and what the desired results
will be. We use a variety of patient education materials
to give you a clear picture of your dental treatment. If
you have any question, please do not hesitate to ask any
of our staff members!
If you are nervous about spending time in the dental chair,
nitrous oxide may be a good treatment option for you. You
inhale nitrous oxide through a small mask over your nose;
you wont' lose consciousness, but you will feel very relaxed
during your treatment. Nitrous oxide wears off extremely
quickly, so you'll be able to drive and return to your normal
routine immediately after your appointment is over.
Cosmetic Imaging Software
Interested in seeing how bleaching can whiten your smile? Do
you have a gap between your front teeth and want to see how
closing the space will affect your smile? We have brand new
software that can give you a sneak peak into how your new
smile will enhance your appearance!
We protect your health through our state-of-the-art sterilization
center and sterilization techniques. Your safety is very
important to us!