Clinical Oral Evaluations
Dental Cleaning for Adults & Kids
Sealants & Fluoride for kids
Preventive restorations for adults
Composite (white fillings)
1 Hour Teeth Whitening
Teeth Whitening (Take Home)
Fixed Bridges to Replace Missing Teeth
Oral Surgery Information
Extractions (Removal of Teeth)
Incise & Drain
Biopsy - Soft & Hard Tissue
Osseous Surgery (Bone Surgery)
Gum Grafts/Bone Grafts
Scaling & Root Planing (Deep Cleaning)
Dental implants are titanium cylinders placed in the jawbone where original teeth are missing. These root-like cylinders are used to secure the replacement teeth in the jawbone and are as close as possible to having your natural teeth.
When your natural teeth are missing, many problems can occur. The remaining teeth can shift or rotate causing an improper bite. Spaces and gaps may cause embarrassment, problems with speech or difficulty chewing. People who have dental implants report better ability to chew food and eat properly, renewed confidence while speaking and higher self-esteem.
Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, avoiding the need to alter or grind down adjacent teeth to anchor a permanent dental bridge. If multiple teeth are missing and sufficient bone exists, a permanent dental bridge can be built on multiple implants, again avoiding the involvement of the remaining natural teeth.
Dental implants can also provide stability for complete or partial dentures, eliminating the uncomfortable moving and clicking often associated with dentures.
Root Canal Therapy
In the roots of a tooth are small canals contain the dental pulp, which sometimes becomes infected and inflamed. This infection is usually due to tooth decay or tooth fractures that give bacteria and other microorganisms access to the pulp of the root canals. In these cases, the infected tissue must be removed by a procedure known as endodontic therapy, commonly called a root canal. A tooth that has had a root canal procedure is usually stabilized and can be crowned, saving the tooth.
Root canal is a term that produces fear in many people. Through sensitive administration of anesthetics and skill, Dr. Ricardo Sanchez is committed to making root canals completely painless during and after the procedure.
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Protective Crowns and Fixed Bridges
When a tooth is cracked, no longer structurally sound or contains a large filling with decay underneath, the tooth can be repaired and strengthened using a porcelain crown. Crowns cover the tooth completely and, with modern materials and techniques, have a very realistic appearance. Crowns can whiten, reshape and realign existing teeth, adding to a bright, healthy smile.
Missing teeth can be replaced with good results using fixed bridges that are cemented on supporting teeth for a natural feel and appearance. Not only will the bridge complete your smile but it will also stabilize the jaw so remaining teeth don't shift position.
When a tooth is weakened by decay and fillings and the remaining tooth structure is prone to fracturing, we bond porcelain inlays/onlays into the tooth.
Our goal is to conserve as much of your natural tooth as possible, including any remaining walls of the tooth. Only the missing or decayed part of a tooth is restored. Large older and/or silver fillings are replaced with natural looking, much stronger bonded inlays/onlays to enhance the overall integrity of the tooth.
These inlays/onlays are custom made pieces created by a dental lab using a mold of the tooth — much as a crown is made. The perfectly fitted porcelain piece is bonded to the tooth, strengthening the remaining structure and restoring the tooth to a natural appearance.