CLEANING AND ORAL HYGIENE
The best way to deal with dental issues is prevention. Regular dental cleanings and hygiene visits every six months are the best way to keep your teeth and gums healthy — and your smile beautiful — for a lifetime!
Teeth whitening is a simple process. Whitening products contain one of two teeth whitening products — hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. These substances break down stains to make the color less concentrated and your teeth brighter.
If you’re looking for a brighter smile, instead of getting a full-coverage crown, dental veneers can be a preferable alternative for saving the integrity of the tooth structure, using a very thin porcelain layer permanently bonded to the front of each tooth.
Lumineers are ultra-thin (approximately 0.2 mm) and highly translucent, allowing them to replicate the natural appearance of your tooth’s enamel. Where traditional Veneers are slightly thicker — requiring surface reduction of the original tooth — Lumineers are so thin that little to no tooth reduction is necessary. They are also durable, resisting wear and staying bright to last over 20 years.
Sometimes teeth are weakened by decay, fracture or failure of a previous procedure. Crowns reinforce the teeth with the strength necessary to withstand chewing, and helps return the tooth to its original and more natural size.
After a tooth loss or extraction, your remaining teeth can drift from their natural position if the lost teeth are not replaced — causing misalignment and jaw pain. This is where a fixed bridge can help. This procedure restores a full smile and more importantly, full function.
A dental implant is an artificial root placed into your jaw bone, in order to support a replacement of the missing tooth (crown or bridge). This is a restoration option for patients who have lost teeth from periodontal disease or decay. The use of dental implants is determined on a case-by-case basis, and Dr. Sabbagh will be happy to assess whether you are a good candidate for this procedure.
When old fillings need to be removed or replaced, we may recommend dental inlays or onlays. Inlays are similar to fillings and fit inside the top edges of the teeth. Onlays are more extensive, coming over the edges of the teeth. To preserve the integrity of the tooth structure, we sometimes recommend using fully-ceramic inlays or onlays, matched to the color of the tooth, instead of using a full-coverage crown.
A root canal repairs and saves badly damaged or infected teeth by removing the damaged pulp of the tooth, cleaning and disinfecting it, then filling and sealing it. Common conditions that could require a root canal are a cracked tooth, a deep cavity, repeated dental treatments or trauma to a tooth.
ROOT CANAL RE-TREATMENTS
With proper care, teeth can last a lifetime after a root canal treatment. However, there are occasional complications in which a tooth does not heal properly and can become painful or diseased, months or even years after treatment. In these cases, an additional procedure can support healing and save your tooth.
We offer financing for all our services with as low as zero percent interest for up to 60 months through CareCredit. We also proudly accept Medi-Cal and Denti-Cal.
Ask us about your financing options during your visit… we’re happy to help!