Mountain View Advanced Dental: One Stop Destination for Your Whole Family’s Dental Needs
General dentistry is the branch of dental science that deals with the prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of oral cavity diseases. Not only this, but it also aims to maintain the natural functioning and appearance of the teeth. It demonstrates the appropriate methods of brushing and flossing the teeth. Moreover, patients are also advised about the kind of food that should be taken or avoided for good dental health. It also includes preventive dentistry, i.e., treatment of teeth with fluorides or other substances to prevent decay.
Oral health is one of the key elements of healthy living. Many general body disorders occur due to oral diseases. This is why every individual should take care of their oral cavity and make regular dental visits to maintain oral health. Experts suggest a biannual oral checkup to maintain oral health, catch disorders at an early stage or treat disorders to shield your natural teeth.
Choosing family dentistry can help you learn more about your own oral health and that of your family members. Family dentistry can offer many benefits. It can also help your dentist identify potential issues early. This can mean less invasive treatment, less complex procedures, and shorter stays in the dental chair.
Mountain View Advanced Dental provides the following services
Your family's dental care needs are unique. Dr. Lee offers general and family dentistry services to address all of your family's dental needs. From cleanings and checkups to periodontal care and tooth replacement, we've got you covered.
A dental filling made of composite resin material reconstructs chipped, broken, and damaged teeth. It also reshapes the teeth to enhance your smile. The natural look of these fillings makes them the most favored option for cosmetic restoration. It can help restore your mouth's function.
This dental procedure is performed by numbing the tooth with a local anesthetic. Then, the dentist will drill out the decay, clean the area, and then fill in the space with the dental filling material. They can help improve the appearance of your teeth.
If you're looking for a solution for missing teeth, a dental crown might be what you need. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over your tooth. It is shaped and shaded to look like your natural teeth. It is used to repair teeth that are cracked, broken, or worn down. They are also used to restore a tooth after a root canal.
This cosmetic restoration is sometimes called a "cap" or "tooth crown." Dental crowns can be made from metal, porcelain, ceramic, composite resin, or acrylic resin. The dental crown procedure requires two visits to the dentist's office. During the first visit, the dentist prepares the tooth for the crown by shaping it. Then, the dentist takes an impression of the tooth, which is sent to a lab where the permanent crown is fabricated. The dentist then places a temporary crown over the tooth to protect it until the permanent crown is ready.
Complete dentures are prosthetic devices that are used when all the teeth are missing. These are false teeth that are retained by suction. There are two types of complete dentures:
They are made prior to the removal of teeth. Measurements of your jaw are taken to fabricate custom-made dentures. After the teeth have been extracted, your dentist will place the denture in your mouth.
Conventional dentures are made after the teeth have been removed. You will have to stay without teeth during the healing period.
Partial dentures are used when a few teeth are missing on a specific arch. The remaining real teeth provide aid and support to partial dentures.
Preventive dentistry promotes taking care of your teeth and gums by visiting the dentist regularly. This protects your teeth from gingivitis, cavities, and other oral health issues. Prevention lowers the risk of oral diseases and can even detect oral cancer.
Plaque accumulates in the fissures of molars and premolars. It is difficult to clean these tiny grooves. In order to protect the pits of these permanent teeth, layers of plastic are applied to the grooves and fissures of the teeth to prevent them from decay and cavities.
Scaling & Root Planing / Deep Cleaning
Scaling and root planing, also known as deep cleaning, is a common non-surgical procedure. It is performed to remove plaque and tartar from the gum pockets and teeth, as well as smooth the tooth roots. This dental procedure can be completed during one appointment.
Scaling and root planing is a common treatment for periodontal disease. When you have this condition, your gums become inflamed and infected, leading to an infection in your gums and bone. This procedure involves removing the bacteria and plaque from your teeth and below the gum line. We use specialized tools to clean the surfaces of your teeth and the root surfaces. This type of treatment helps to prevent gum disease from coming back.
A root canal is a procedure that can save a tooth from needing to be pulled. It can be performed on an adult tooth or on a baby tooth. A root canal is needed when the pulp becomes inflamed or infected. This can occur if a tooth is cracked or chipped and bacteria are able to reach the pulp. If a tooth is decayed or injured, then bacteria can get inside the tooth and can cause an infection.
The dentist begins by administering anesthesia to the patient. A dental dam is placed to isolate the tooth and keep it dry throughout the procedure. Then the enamel and dentin layers of the tooth are removed, and also the pulp, as well as nerve tissues, are removed. The tooth is thoroughly cleaned, and the canals are shaped, disinfected, filled, and sealed. A temporary filling is placed to protect the tooth between dental visits. For the next visit, the tooth is covered with a customized crown to protect it from any damage in the future.
When a tooth cannot be saved with a filling, crown, or other treatment, our dentist may recommend removing it. Extractions may also be recommended during a tooth's development if it's preventing other teeth from coming in.
To perform the procedure, the dentist will numb your mouth with an anesthetic. They may also place gauze over your gums to prevent you from biting your cheek or tongue. They will use a pair of forceps to grip your tooth and loosen it from the surrounding bone and gum tissue. Then, pull it out.
Dental nightguards are plastic devices that you wear at night. These appliances are custom fitted to your mouth, and they help to protect your teeth from clenching and grinding. Since grinding and clenching can wear down your teeth, dental nightguards can also protect your teeth from damage.
It is best to choose a custom nightguard, as it is designed to fit your unique bite and is much more comfortable. Plus, since it's a custom fit, it's less prone to falling out. Your teeth grinding habits can take a toll on your teeth, and you could end up with weakened enamel, broken teeth, or headaches. Using a nightguard can put a stop to these problems.
Pediatric dentistry is responsible for fixing your child's dental issues. It involves the prevention and restoration of your child's teeth. A pediatric dentist can fix both gum-related and tooth-related issues. Usage of sealants, fluoride, space maintainers, and mouthguard should be practiced for healthy teeth.
To get the best general and family dentistry treatment, visit Mountain View Advanced Dental, CA, or call us at 650-988-9458 to schedule a consultation!