Dentists provide comprehensive treatment to all types of oral issues. Three main aspects contribute to an ideal dental practice, namely, quality service, well-trained and experienced staff, and state-of-the-art equipment. At Healing Hands Dental, we possess all these factors and are one of the most preferred dental practices in Vallejo, CA.
General dentists are capable of treating a wide range of dental issues. Some of the treatment options we offer are dental implants, bridges, crowns, veneers, fillings, orthodontics, root canal therapy, teeth whitening, oral prophylaxis, etc.
Losing teeth to issues such as cavities, gum diseases, root canal infection, oral trauma, aging, etc. can be quite disheartening and embarrassing as well. Getting the lost teeth replaced by prosthetic ones is a great solution to bring back the aesthetics of one’s smile as well as restore the functionality of the mouth. Some of our popular teeth replacement solutions are:
Dental implants: Implants are widely regarded as the strongest dental prosthetics. An implant would consist of metal stud, preferably Titanium, and a ceramic crown that would replace the lost tooth. The implant stud would be inserted into the jawbone, which is how it offers excellent stability and strength. They are quite long-lasting as well.
Dental bridges: Bridges are, perhaps, the simplest tooth replacement solutions. A regular bridge consists of a ceramic tooth-like prosthetic structure that is coupled with crowns on either side. The crowns help to hold it in position. Biting and chewing food can be done easily with a bridge in place without having to worry about it breaking or falling off.
Dentures: When you have a lot of missing teeth, bridges and implants wouldn’t be the recommended option by most dentists. Instead, dentures can be used for this purpose. Dentures are prosthetic teeth that are held together on an acrylic base. They restore both the aesthetics and functionality of the mouth.
When teeth go out of shape due to damage, wear, cavities, etc., they have to be restored to prevent serious issues such as tooth loss, root canal infection, and other oral infections. Moreover, they could lead to severe embarrassment when someone mocks you. Here are some of the restorative options we provide:
Crowns: Crowns are cap-like dental appliances that are used to treat worn out, cracked, chipped, broken and excessively spaced teeth. They cover the entire surface of a tooth and are bonded in position using dental adhesives. They are made from tooth-closed ceramic, which makes them indistinguishable among the natural teeth.
Veneers: Veneers are ceramic prosthetics that are wafer-thin and fit perfectly on the face of the teeth. They are used to treat surface imperfections such as cracks, chipping, wear, discoloration, etc.
Fillings: Fillings are putty-like substances that are made from ceramic or composite. They are applied to cavities and shaped accordingly to restore the structure and contour of decayed teeth. They offer excellent sealing properties.
Inlays: They are an alternative to fillings. Inlays are fabricated according to the contour of the cavity and placed in them. They will be fixed in place using dental adhesives.
Onlays:They are popularly known as half-crowns as they only restore the cusp or biting surface of a worn out tooth. Onlays and inlays are made from ceramic and offer excellent durability, longevity, and strength.
Some of the other treatment procedures that general dentists specialize in are scaling, root planing, gum grafting, oral surgeries, oral cancer screening, sealants, orthodontics, etc.
Call us at (707) 552-4110 for Vallejo, CA, (925) 825-1081 for Concord, CA or schedule an online appointment to have a consultation with Dr. Salaveria at our practice.