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California Coast Dental Arts

(760) 722-4765

Procedures

Dentistry

Crowns

A crown is indicated when extensive tooth structure is decayed, cracked, or broken. We offer anywhere from a full gold crown to an all ceramic CAD-CAM (computer automated design-computer automated milled) crown.

Fillings

Teeth with small cavities can be restored with fillings. One option is a composite resin or tooth colored filling. These fillings can blend in with your existing teeth without the ugly sight of silver in your mouth. Usually it takes just one appointment for a filling procedure.

Inlays

Inlays are fillings created in a dental lab to mimic the existing teeth. Inlays provide a better seal, higher strength, and better contour than a direct filling. Both gold and porcelain can be used. Usually it is a 2 appointment procedure.

Onlays

Onlays are indicated when you have a large cavity, crack or defect on your tooth that cannot be adequately restored with a filling. Also referred to as a 'partial crown' because only the defective portion is restored. Both gold and porcelain can be used. Usually it is a 2 appointment procedure.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Bonding

Cosmetic Bonding Close Composite bondings provide an economical approach to fixing minor chips, discolorations, or reshaping a tooth. Usually done in one visit.

Veneers

We offer a no drill, no shot patented Lumineers, or our traditional porcelain veneers. This is the best way to permanently keep your smile white. Veneers can also correct spaces, fix a chipped tooth, and restore other cosmetic concerns. Veneers require a minimum of 2 visits.

Whitening

The most economical way to brighten your smile. We offer 2 options: 1. one hour Zoom! Whitening for instant results. 2. custom take home whitening trays

Missing Teeth Solutions

Bridges

A bridge is a type of fixed prosthesis that restores missing teeth. Unlike a partial denture, the bridge cannot be removed. It requires the preparation of a minimum of two abutment teeth preferably one in front and one behind the missing tooth to join/bridge the missing area.

Dentures

Either a partial denture replacing a few teeth, to a complete denture replacing all the teeth. Dentures are an affordable option, although it lacks retention and tends to be relatively unfavorable compared to implant or bridges.

Implants

Dental implants are the ideal treatment plan for missing teeth. They replace the missing tooth without the need of adjacent teeth. It is the closest to matching your own teeth in terms of function.

Other Dental Procedures

Extractions

Most routine or surgical extractions can be performed at our office. If in any case we anticipate any complications, we have a referral network of Oral Surgeons to meet your oral surgery and sedation needs.

Root Canal Therapy

Many times when the tooth has an infection from a large cavity, trauma, or from many years of neglect, a root canal is needed. There is a huge misconception that root canals are painful. Quite the opposite, pain is eliminated once the tooth is treated. The canals inside the tooth are cleaned out, and filled with gutta percha, a rubber like substance. In most cases after root canals, a crown is to follow to support the tooth.

Cleanings

L.A.A.

Locally Administered Antibiotics also known as Arestin (minocycline hydrochloride) are used occasionally when scaling and root planning alone is not enough to remove the bacteria in your gums. Periodontitis is a chronic infection in your gums, which like any stubborn infections, antibiotics is needed to kill the bacteria.

Periodontal Lasers

In recent years, lasers have been used to sterilize chronically inflamed tissue. This technology allows us to kill 99% of the bacteria in the infected pocket without any pain.

Periodontal Maintenance

If you have periodontal disease, you may require root planing to remove diseased deposits from the roots of your teeth. Other treatment, including surgery, may be required. After the disease process is under control, a regular cleaning is not appropriate anymore. Instead, you will require special on-going gum and bone care procedures, also know as 'Periodontal Maintenance' to keep your mouth healthy.

Periodontal Surgery

When scaling and root planning was not effective against an aggressive periodontal disease, surgery might be an option. The procedure normally requires a visit to a specialist.

Regular Cleaning

A regular cleaning is known as a prophylaxis. It is the removal of plaque, tartar, and stains above the gum level. It is done when there is a absence of gum disease. Signs of gum disease are but not limited to loose teeth, bleeding, receding gums, sudden spacing or crowding of teeth.

Scaling and Root Planning

If you are diagnosed with irreversible gum disease such as periodontitis, the first step in treatment is Scaling and Root Planing. The procedure requires the dentist or hygienist to go below the gums and remove the hard tartar off the tooth.