Our Range of Comprehensive Dental Care Options
Periodontal Therapy and Maintenance
A person can get periodontal disease which is exhibited by bleeding and inflamed gums, bad breath, recession, and ultimately, loose teeth. Our highly skilled hygienists help to correct and prevent the disease through early prevention so our clients can preserve their teeth and smile for years to come. When indicated clients may be referred to a gum specialist.
White fillings are made from an enamel-like product. The compromised areas of the tooth are removed such as decay. The clean tooth is prepared for the bonding of the white filling. The results are natural.
People choose esthetic dental procedures for various reasons.
Exquisite natural aesthetics are achieved with these restorations, most often used to close spaces, replace worn enamel, repair broken or chipped teeth, reshape crooked or misaligned teeth, and cover permanently stained or discolored teeth, treat an injury, or just improve their overall appearance.
Our porcelain veneers appear as natural teeth, totally invisible. Whatever the reason, the ultimate goal is to restore a beautiful smile.
Porcelain veneers are the flagship procedure in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Their success can be traced to NASA and the space shuttle program in the late 1970s. When NASA had trouble with missing tiles upon re-entry, they developed the method of bonding the porcelain tiles to the undercarriage. The bonding technology was adapted to dentistry and has allowed us to bond porcelain veneers directly to the tooth surface without an underlying metal substructure. The chemical bond creates an amazingly sturdy restoration, which is comparable in strength to natural tooth structure.
Dr. Vallejos has specialized training in advanced porcelain veneer bonding technology. Porcelain veneers can be a minimally invasive procedure The semi-translucent veneer can be made to match the light-transmitting properties of natural teeth and being metal-free, eliminates the hated “black” marginal line found around many traditional porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns.
Crowns and Bridges
Crowns and bridges can be made from porcelain or gold. A crown may be recommended when there is not enough tooth structure to hold a filling. A bridge may be recommended to replace a missing tooth.
Nightguards are used if a client has worn teeth from clenching or grinding. It helps to cushion the forces so teeth are not grinding in each other.