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General Dentistry

General Dentistry CALIFORNIA

General dentistry is a preventive approach to keep your teeth healthy and shining. We, Smile Select Dental, have established dental clinics for general dentistry Corona CA and various other parts of California. We strive to offer you convenience and our comprehensive general dentistry services fulfill this purpose. If you really want to stay away from annoying oral health diseases, we strongly urge you to go for dental checkups every six months.

With regular visits for general dentistry Corona CA, you can detect major oral health issues before they flex their muscles at you. A number of studies support that periodontal diseases can be prevented with the help of general dentistry. Our general dentistry in California includes holistic dentistry root canal, fillings, inlays, onlays, dental crowns, dental bridges, root canal treatment, extractions, complete dentures, partial dentures, dental implants, dental prophylaxis, scaling and root planing, sedation dentistry, etc. Continue reading to know more about our general dentistry services in California!



Fillings

Previously, alloys of silver and mercury were used for the treatment of cavities. These fillings were highly noticeable and dynamic. They were sometimes so large that, they caused discoloration of the entire tooth. Nowadays, the advancement in dental history has changed the scenario. Composite fillings are used instead of alloys with same color as that of the tooth, making it less noticeable and avoiding any danger. Composite fillings are made of a soft white substance hardened by a blue light.

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Inlays

An inlay is usually an indirect restoration (filling) consisting of a solid substance (as gold, porcelain or less often a cured composite resin) fitted to a cavity in a tooth and cemented into place. This technique involves fabricating the restoration outside of the mouth using the dental impressions of the prepared tooth, rather than placing a soft filling into the prepared tooth before the material sets hard.The inlay restorations generally requires two visits as they need to be custom-made at an off-site dental lab.

Onlays

An onlay is the same as an inlay, except that it incorporates a replacement for a tooth cusp by covering the area where the missing cusp would be. Crowns are onlays which completely cover all surfaces of a tooth. You can rely on our doctors as they have restored the beauty and function to the teeth of thousands of patients through the process of inlays and onlays.

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Dental Crowns

Crowns can provide predictable results if your smile needs a complete makeover. A crown is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth. They can give an unattractive tooth back its beautiful shape and color.

Dental Bridges

A bridge is nothing but replacement of two or more teeth anchored by one or more crowns on each side. In other words, they are fixed artificial teeth adjacent to natural teeth. They are basically meant to fill the space where the teeth are missing.

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Root Canal Treatment

This treatment is helpful in preventing the extraction of a decayed tooth. This treatment is done when the cavity reaches the root of a tooth and the person experiences spontaneous throbbing pain. This kind of pain usually increases at night and is provoked by cold and sweet foods. In this treatment, the root canal system is treated by the dentist which consists of the tooth nerve or pulp.

The treatment initializes with the profound anaesthesia. The infected nerve is removed after drilling into the tooth. Then the canals are cleaned and packed with a bio-inert material. Since the tooth is fragile due to the decay and mechanical instruments used, it becomes prone to fracture. For protection of the tooth after root canal treatment, the dentist would advise a crown.

To know about the treatment more precisely, please contact our office today.

Extractions

Nowadays, the tooth extraction has become rare due to several alternatives like root canal treatment and filling, but the extraction process is generally performed when a dentist discovers that extracting a tooth can improve the oral health of a patient. Some of the common reasons of extracting a tooth can be tooth decay, crowding or risk of dental infection. The extraction process is performed after examining the medical condition of the patient, with the help of the local anesthesia. A Surgery is very rare but might be performed after analyzing the complexity of the extraction. The pain triggered due to the extraction of the tooth can be limited by ice bags or having ice creams after the extraction process is complete.

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Complete Dentures

This treatment can replace the full set of teeth in upper as well as lower jaw which can help in chewing and biting. It is one of the oldest and most reliable methods of replacing teeth. The treatment usually gets completed in one visit. There are two kinds of complete dentures:-

1. Conventional Denture — This type of dentures has a healing period of few weeks during which gums shrink. It requires to visit the dentist after the gums shrink.
2. Immediate Denture — This type of denture can restore teeth in one visit.

Partial Dentures

Unlike complete dentures, this type of denture are used to replace a few missing teeth in the upper or lower jaw. These dentures are generally applied when there are some healthy teeth left in the dentition. Since they are removable they can cause discomfort to patients initially, but over a long term, partial denture can be a wonderful way of teeth restoration. A removable partial denture are associated by a metallic framework that keep them intact. Usually, these dentures need dental crowns to improve the apt of partial denture with natural teeth.

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Dental Implants

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. This may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. It allows your dentist to mount replacement teeth directly into a metal post or frame that has been surgically positioned in your jawbone. Dental implants are a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth and are designed to blend in with your other teeth.

Dental Prophylaxis

A layer of deposits called dental tartar is formed over teeth from time to time which needs to be removed. There are certain deposits which can’t be removed by brushing or flossing, these can be removed by professional dental cleaning called prophylaxis. This dental treatment is recommended to protect the patients from dental diseases. We also check the signs of tooth decay and gum infections by X-rays.

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Scaling And Root Planing

The process of scaling and root planning can be completed in multiple visits. The number of visits depend on the amount of tarter present over teeth. A special set of tools is used to remove tartar formed over the teeth. Basically this is done to cure and prevent gum diseases.

Sedation Dentistry

This type of dentistry makes use of pharmacological agents to calm and relax before or during a dental appointment. The pharmacological agents are usually sedatives, which are mostly used to depress the nervous system. Dental phobia, also known as fear of the dentist, very common. Most of the people avoid dental treatments because the stress and anxiety can be overwhelming.


How does it work?


In this process, the patient is given a sedative drug an hour before coming to the office. This relaxes the patient and makes him feel drowsy. The patient should be accompanied by a responsible adult. Our doctors and his team will perform all the necessary dental treatment. The patient, though relaxed and drowsy, will be responsive to all the questions or requests. When the process is complete, the patient is awakened and doesn’t remember much of the treatment.

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