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Bridges
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We will prescribe a bridge when one or more teeth are missing and there are healthy teeth on both sides of the open space. Bridges can be made from three types of material: solid gold for reliable long wear, porcelain fused to a gold base for strength and beauty, and high-strength metal-free porcelain for optimum cosmetic results.

Bridges are prescribed for damaged, decayed or broken teeth. The damaged teeth are prepared by eliminating tooth structure. After fabrication the bridge is cemented to the prepared teeth. Bridges restore the natural beauty and health of teeth. With proper care, your new bridge will increase your overall health and instill confidence for years to come.


We are proud to serve the communities of Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Ladera Ranch, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Coto De Caza, Newport Beach, Lake Forest and Laguna Hills and the rest of Orange County.  Please call today to schedule a consultation appointment.  Our office phone number is 949-770-9533.




Crowns
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Crowns are prescribed when a tooth or teeth are too badly decayed, broken or cracked to be easily restored with a filling. Crowns are normally needed for teeth that have had root canals, but can also be placed on dental implants to replace missing teeth. Crowns can be made entirely of gold or porcelain fused to a gold substrate for strength and beauty. However, with new technology, crowns can be made entirely from high-strength ceramic and porcelain for beautiful cosmetic results.

With proper care, your new crown will increase your overall health and instill confidence for years to come.

We are proud to serve the communities of Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Ladera Ranch, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Coto De Caza, Newport Beach, Lake Forest and Laguna Hills and the rest of Orange County.  Please call today to schedule a consultation appointment.  Our office phone number is 949-770-9533.




Dentures
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Dentures are designed to have the look and feel of natural teeth.

The 21st century offers a much more natural choice of colors for artificial gums and teeth.

Advanced dental materials create dentures that are more comfortable, more durable and fit better than your parents and grandparents ever imagined.

If you have lost some or all of your natural teeth, dentures can be used to replace your missing teeth – improving your health as well as your appearance. Dentures prevent the sagging of facial muscles, which can make a person with missing teeth look much older. Dentures also enable you to eat and speak normally, little things often taken for granted until natural teeth are lost.

Every morning before you insert your dentures, brush your gums, tongue, and palate with a soft-bristled brush to stimulate circulation in your tissues and to help remove plaque. Regular dental checkups are needed so we can examine your mouth and dentures to ensure a healthy and comfortable fit.

We are proud to serve the communities of Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Ladera Ranch, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Coto De Caza, Newport Beach, Lake Forest and Laguna Hills and the rest of Orange County.  Please call today to schedule a consultation appointment.  Our office phone number is 949-770-9533.




Digital Charts
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Digital charts are an integrated part of our practice management system. Our paperless system delivers electronic charting, digital imaging and enhanced case presentation.

We are proud to serve the communities of Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Ladera Ranch, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Coto De Caza, Newport Beach, Lake Forest and Laguna Hills and the rest of Orange County.  Please call today to schedule a consultation appointment.  Our office phone number is 949-770-9533.




Digital X-Rays
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Digital X-rays offer a huge advantage in early detection and preventive services.  Advanced image manipulation and analysis, for example, allows your doctor to detect early stages of gum disease through recognition of bone level changes, or by evaluating the results against a previous treatment.

With rapidly developing technology, conventional dental X-rays are being overtaken by a revolution in digital X-rays. With digital X-rays, images can be acquired instantaneously in the dental office. This process is faster, safer and produces images that are at or above the resolution of traditional film X-rays. These images can be manipulated, enhanced, stored and exchanged for referral and other purposes, making them extremely useful and convenient. In addition to the direct clinical and diagnostic benefits, digital X-rays also have the distinct environmental advantage of using significantly less resources and 90% lower radiation dosages.

We are proud to serve the communities of Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Ladera Ranch, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Coto De Caza, Newport Beach, Lake Forest and Laguna Hills and the rest of Orange County.  Please call today to schedule a consultation appointment.  Our office phone number is 949-770-9533.




Fillings
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Decayed teeth require fillings to restore strength and health of natural teeth.

Filling material is shaped to match the look and feel of natural teeth.

Today, many modern materials can be used to mimic the color and texture of natural teeth.

For hundreds of years, dental fillings have been used to restore teeth. Dental fillings are placed in teeth where a dentist has had to remove tooth structure due to decay or fracture. In recent years filling materials have been substantially improved by many technological advancements. Although silver amalgam was the dominant choice years ago, today we have several other preferred options for tooth restoration including tooth colored composite filling materials and cementable resins and porcelains.

We are proud to serve the communities of Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Ladera Ranch, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Coto De Caza, Newport Beach, Lake Forest and Laguna Hills and the rest of Orange County.  Please call today to schedule a consultation appointment.  Our office phone number is 949-770-9533.




Flat Screen Monitors
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Our flat screen monitors allow you and your doctor to see, with perfect clarity, the current state of your dental health. Flat screen monitors make it easy for your doctor to display solutions to your dental health using simple explanations and clear images.

We are proud to serve the communities of Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Ladera Ranch, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Coto De Caza, Newport Beach, Lake Forest and Laguna Hills and the rest of Orange County.  Please call today to schedule a consultation appointment.  Our office phone number is 949-770-9533.




Hygiene
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The basis of sound dental care is routine cleaning and maintenance. We customize cleanings on the basis of your periodontal (gums and bone) health. We utilize medicated gels along with prescription mouth rinses in problem areas if necessary. Ultrasonic scalers are sometimes used to make the procedure more comfortable and effective as well.

Sealants should be used as part of a child's total preventive dental care. Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings which are applied to the chewing surfaces of the molars (back teeth) to prevent decay. Most tooth decay in children and teens occurs in these surfaces. Applying sealants does not require drilling or removing tooth structure. It is an easy three-step process: first, we clean the tooth with a special toothpaste; second, a special cleansing liquid, on a tiny piece of cotton, is rubbed gently on the tooth and then washed off; and third, the sealant is painted on the tooth. It takes about a minute for the sealant to form a protective shield. One sealant application can last for as long as 5 to 10 years. Sealants should be checked regularly, and reapplied if they are no longer in place.

Children and adults at high risk of dental decay may benefit from using additional fluoride products, including dietary supplements (for children who do not have adequate levels of fluoride in their drinking water), mouth rinses, and professionally applied gels and varnishes.

We are proud to serve the communities of Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Ladera Ranch, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Coto De Caza, Newport Beach, Lake Forest and Laguna Hills and the rest of Orange County.  Please call today to schedule a consultation appointment.  Our office phone number is 949-770-9533.




Implants
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When it comes to replacing one or more teeth in your mouth, a dental implant is often the treatment of choice and is also one of the most conservative treatments for tooth replacement. Implants are biocompatible posts that replace the roots of your missing teeth. They are physically and biologically designed to attach to your jaw bone and become the foundation for a natural looking restoration.

Your new tooth or teeth will have excellent stability and strength, and will look and feel like your natural teeth.

Implants are prescribed to replace a missing tooth or teeth. An implant post is placed where the tooth is missing. A customized crown or bridge is permanently cemented to the implant. Implants restore the natural beauty, function, and health of teeth.

We are proud to serve the communities of Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Ladera Ranch, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Coto De Caza, Newport Beach, Lake Forest and Laguna Hills and the rest of Orange County.  Please call today to schedule a consultation appointment.  Our office phone number is 949-770-9533.

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Inlays & Onlays
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Dental inlays and onlays are some of the strongest and most lifelike dental restorations available. After your mouth has been anesthetized, we prepare the tooth in much the same way we would for a standard filling. When the tooth has been prepared to our satisfaction, an impression is made and sent to a dental lab. You will usually be required to wear a temporary filling until the restoration is fabricated. With proper care, your inlay or onlay will increase your overall health and instill confidence for years to come.

Decayed teeth may require an inlay to restore strength and health to the natural tooth structure. The decayed portion of the tooth is removed from the sound tooth structure. An inlay is fabricated to match the look and feel of your natural teeth. This restoration often resembles a puzzle piece. In most cases the restoration will completely blend into the natural tooth structure.

We are proud to serve the communities of Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Ladera Ranch, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Coto De Caza, Newport Beach, Lake Forest and Laguna Hills and the rest of Orange County.  Please call today to schedule a consultation appointment.  Our office phone number is 949-770-9533.




Intra Oral Camera
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An intraoral camera is an indispensable diagnostic and educational tool. The tiny video camera moves around inside of your mouth and generates a tooth by tooth video exam of your teeth. Using an intraoral camera allows patients to better understand their dental needs by seeing what the dentist sees and then having it explained. With the images produced by the intraoral camera, patients can see each of their teeth and dentists can indicate problems such as broken teeth, plaque, decay, gum disease, defective fillings, and so on.

We are proud to serve the communities of Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Ladera Ranch, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Coto De Caza, Newport Beach, Lake Forest and Laguna Hills and the rest of Orange County.  Please call today to schedule a consultation appointment.  Our office phone number is 949-770-9533.



Mouth Guards
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Athletes of all types are constantly in need of Orange County mouth guards & protection. This is of course because most sports are physically demanding and carry with them a number of physical risks. Mouth and face injuries are among the most common and most potentially devastating and as such it's imperative that athletes utilize Orange County mouth guards & protection whenever possible.

We are proud to serve the communities of Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Ladera Ranch, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Coto De Caza, Newport Beach, Lake Forest and Laguna Hills and the rest of Orange County.  Please call today to schedule a consultation appointment.  Our office phone number is 949-770-9533.

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Oral Surgery
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After an initial oral examination, it may be determined that the patient needs to see an oral surgeon for a surgical procedure beyond the scope of the general dentist. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are the surgical specialists of the dental profession. After dental school, they complete at least four additional years of training encompassing anesthesiology, diagnosing and treating diseases found in the mouth, and the prevention, reconstruction or emergency care for teeth, jaws, mouth and facial structures. Oral Surgeons are best known for extracting wisdom teeth, but in reality they do much more. During an initial consultation, the general dentist may conclude that the patient’s needs go beyond his or her scope. Reasons may include, but are not limited to:
  • Impacted teeth (usually third molars, a.k.a. wisdom teeth) - the tooth is moving either into or against an adjacent tooth, and it has not fully erupted out of the bone.
  • A possible lesion –Some pathological tissue that needs further investigation.
  • A biopsy – tissue is removed and sent to a laboratory for microscopic examination to determine the proper treatment.
  • The tooth has broken to the gum line, or there are pieces of roots that must be removed.
  • Full mouth extraction for a denture.

Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Third molars begin to erupt in the teenage years coinciding with adulthood and, to some, the age of wisdom—thus the term "wisdom teeth." Unfortunately, these teeth are usually erupting into a jaw too small to hold them, and thus are determined to be "unnecessary." When this occurs, teeth are considered "impacted," meaning they are prevented from fully erupting through the gumline and are not in a normal position to function properly.

When teeth are impacted, they’re not only useless in helping us chew, but they actually can cause damage. Since they can’t be cleaned properly, food debris, plaque and bacteria collect around them resulting in tooth decay, gum disease, infection and even abscesses. These issues are not limited to wisdom teeth; they can affect adjacent molars and surrounding gum tissue. Cyst formation and other destructive pathology are also common around impacted wisdom teeth.

We are proud to serve the communities of Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Ladera Ranch, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Coto De Caza, Newport Beach, Lake Forest and Laguna Hills and the rest of Orange County.  Please call today to schedule a consultation appointment.  Our office phone number is 949-770-9533.




Orthodontics
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Want straight teeth? We can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. Get the process started today by contacting us immediately.

Orthodontic treatment can improve your dental health and change your facial appearance for the better, and it can boost your self-esteem. It can provide you with the chance to participate in improving the way you look. Patients often feel more self-confident even before treatment is completed.

The AAO estimates that up to 75 percent of people could benefit from orthodontic care. Nearly 5 million people in the United States and Canada are presently in orthodontic treatment, according to the AAO. One in five is over age 18. Some are as young as 2 or 3, and some are in their 50s, 60s, and older. Healthy teeth can be moved at almost any age.

- The American Association of Orthodontics

We are proud to serve the communities of Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Ladera Ranch, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Coto De Caza, Newport Beach, Lake Forest and Laguna Hills and the rest of Orange County.  Please call today to schedule a consultation appointment.  Our office phone number is 949-770-9533.




Periodontics
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The word periodontal literally means “around the tooth.” Periodontal disease is a chronic bacterial infection that affects the gums around the teeth and the bone supporting the teeth. Periodontal (gum) diseases are serious infections that, if left untreated will deteriorate the bone and ligaments that support the teeth, eventually leading to tooth loss.

What Causes Periodontal Disease?

  • Harmful, living bacteria found in the mouth increase in quantity and form a sticky white substance known as plaque.   Plaque must be removed on a daily basis by brushing and flossing to prevent excess accumulation.  If left unchecked, plaque will form a hard, mineral-like substance known as calculus or tartar, which can only be removed during a professional cleaning (prophylaxis). 
  • The bacteria in calculus and plaque release toxins which irritate the gums and cause a breakdown of the fibers holding the gums to the teeth, creating pockets between the teeth and gums.  If left undisturbed, the pockets extend deeper and the bacteria begin to destroy the bone holding the teeth securely in place. 

What are the Warning Signs? 

Very often there are no physical signs – especially with people who smoke.  This is why it is know as a “silent” disease.  If there are signs, here is what you might expect:

  • Red, swollen, tender gums
  • Receding gums
  • Presence of pus/abscesses
  • Bleeding while brushing or flossing
  • Teeth that are loose
  • Constant bad breath
  • Change in fit of partial denture
  • Tooth pain or sensitivity

Remember, there is NO CURE for periodontal disease; it can only be managed or controlled.  The condition will only worsen without proper treatment and home care.  Fortunately there are many treatment options available, including both surgical and non-surgical procedures.

We are proud to serve the communities of Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Ladera Ranch, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Coto De Caza, Newport Beach, Lake Forest and Laguna Hills and the rest of Orange County.  Please call today to schedule a consultation appointment.  Our office phone number is 949-770-9533.




Root Canal
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Endodontic treatment, more commonly known as root canal therapy, is necessary when the pulp of your tooth becomes inflamed or infected. The inflammation or infection can have a variety of causes such as deep decay, repeated dental procedures on your tooth, or a crack or chip in the tooth. With proper care, an endodontically treated tooth will function normally for years to come.

Decay can result in an infection to the pulp of the tooth. After creating a small opening, very small instruments are used to clean and shape the root canal spaces. The cleaned spaces are filled with a biocompatible material and specialized cement to ensure complete sealing of the root canals.

We are proud to serve the communities of Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Ladera Ranch, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Coto De Caza, Newport Beach, Lake Forest and Laguna Hills and the rest of Orange County.  Please call today to schedule a consultation appointment.  Our office phone number is 949-770-9533.




Veneers
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Unlike a crown, which covers the entire tooth, a veneer is a thin shell that is placed over the front or visible parts of the tooth. There are two types of veneers: ceramic veneers that are produced by a dental laboratory and resin-based composite veneers. With proper care, your new veneers will greatly improve your appearance and increase your confidence for years to come.

Veneers are prescribed for damaged, discolored, or broken teeth. The tooth is prepared by eliminating surface structure. After fabrication the veneer is cemented to the prepared tooth. Veneers restore natural beauty and health of teeth.

We are proud to serve the communities of Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Ladera Ranch, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Coto De Caza, Newport Beach, Lake Forest and Laguna Hills and the rest of Orange County.  Please call today to schedule a consultation appointment.  Our office phone number is 949-770-9533.




Whitening
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Everyone loves a bright, white smile. Today there are a variety of products and procedures available to help you improve the color of your teeth. Some whitening procedures, such as Zoom, are done in our office with one visit. Other whitening agents can be purchased over-the-counter, however this type of whitening does not whiten your teeth as quickly or as effectively as those delivered by your dentist.

We are proud to serve the communities of Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Ladera Ranch, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Coto De Caza, Newport Beach, Lake Forest and Laguna Hills and the rest of Orange County.  Please call today to schedule a consultation appointment.  Our office phone number is 949-770-9533.




Wisdom Teeth
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Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last teeth to erupt in your mouth and are the teeth least needed for good oral health. Most people have four wisdom teeth that usually erupt through the gums in their late teens or early twenties. Sometimes wisdom teeth remain trapped in the jawbone under the gums because there is insufficient room for them to erupt.

Wisdom teeth can cause gum disease, crowding or other damage to adjacent teeth, decay (due to the inability of your toothbrush to keep the area clean), and bone destroying cysts. Pain and swelling are the most common symptoms of problem wisdom teeth. Whether you have obvious symptoms or not, it is important to diagnose existing or potential problems caused by your wisdomteeth. Removal is often the wisest decision for your health and well-being.

We are proud to serve the communities of Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Ladera Ranch, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Coto De Caza, Newport Beach, Lake Forest and Laguna Hills and the rest of Orange County.  Please call today to schedule a consultation appointment.  Our office phone number is 949-770-9533.


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