At OC Healthy Smiles, our mission is to provide the finest dental care, including quality dental implants in Costa Mesa, CA. If some or all of your teeth are no longer salvageable or are missing altogether, dental implants may be able to help you restore biting and chewing function, and in some cases they may even help to improve your speech. Dental implants are permanent artificial teeth that are custom created to match the shape and color of the rest of your teeth. This ensures that they are completely natural looking, and no one will ever suspect that you have artificial teeth unless you tell them yourself!
Dental implants are comfortable and feel much like your normal teeth do in your mouth. Dental implants are fixed in place with an artificial root or roots, which your gum tissue and jaw will accept like natural teeth. Unlike with a dental bridge, a dental implant doesn’t require the support of the surrounding teeth to stabilize it. At OC Healthy Smiles, we use only the safest, most effective dental implants available, and we use CT-scan-guided surgery to help ensure your ideal outcome. Because we use anesthesia, the implant procedure itself is pain-free, and any discomfort during the healing process can typically be managed with over-the-counter medication such as Ibuprofen (Advil).
If you are looking for a long-lasting solution for your missing teeth that acts, looks, and feels like your natural teeth, then contact us at OC Healthy Smiles to learn more. Call 714.422.0596 or click here to schedule an appointment today.
Dental crowns help to strengthen and retain teeth that are suffering from tooth decay, extensive cavities, or extreme wear and tear from tooth grinding and other causes. This type of treatment is called a crown, because it sits atop your tooth in much the same way a crown would sit on a king’s head. A dental crown covers the top of your tooth, strengthens the integrity of the tooth’s overall structure, and provides a seal to keep any food or germs from getting into your tooth’s roots or gum tissue.
At OC Healthy Smiles, we specialize in non-metallic Lava Crowns, which are made of high-quality medical ceramics. Our non-metallic dental crowns are able to be matched to the color of your other teeth, and their strong ceramic materials ensures that your tooth will retain its full chewing and biting function for years to come.
If you have a missing tooth or need to have a tooth pulled, our Costa Mesa dentists may be able to replace that tooth with a dental bridge. A dental bridge is used when a tooth can’t be salvaged with a filling or crown, but when there are still intact teeth that can be used to support your artificial replacement tooth. Much like it sounds, a bridge is a tooth that is firmly affixed between two stable teeth (as opposed to a dental implant, which is attached to your jaw with an artificial root). The bridging tooth is made to match your other teeth, giving you a complete row of teeth and confident smile.
If you are missing too many teeth for a dental bridge but don’t feel confident about proceeding with dental implants, then dentures may be a good choice for you. Dentures are a set of removable artificial teeth that look and function naturally when you’re wearing them. If you’ve lost all of your natural teeth, whether from gum disease, tooth decay or injury, replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. That’s because dentures make it easier to eat and speak better than you could without teeth – things that people often take for granted.
Our expert dentists in Costa Mesa, CA, and the OC Healthy Smiles team will take careful impressions to ensure that your new dentures will fit comfortable and securely. Make an appointment with us today, and let us give you another great reason to smile!
Sometimes cavities happen, even if you are careful to maintain good oral hygiene practices such as brushing, flossing, and visiting your family dentist for regular dental cleanings. When tooth decay sets in, our Orange County, CA, expert dentists use composite, mercury-free dental fillings to stop a cavity in its tracks.
If a cavity isn’t treated quickly and properly, it can lead to further tooth decay that can affect other teeth and the health of your gums as well. OC Health Smiles offers the latest in technological advancements that allow our doctors to safely and painlessly remove any tooth decay from a cavity and then fill the empty spot with a composite resin that will keep any food or bacteria from entering the tooth and causing more problems.
If you are concerned that you may have a cavity, or if you have not had a dental cleaning and exam in more than six months, then call our friendly team at 714.422.0596 or click here to schedule an appointment with one of our highly experienced Costa Mesa dentists. We can help you keep your healthy smile beaming for years to come!