Dentophobia: Overcoming Your Fear of the Dentist

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One of the most common reasons that people neglect their oral health is their fear of dental work. Dentophobia shouldn’t stop you from receiving the oral treatment you both want and need. Advancements in dental care have allowed for anyone to have a comfortable experience at the dentist with sedation dentistry. This article will explore your options for having a stress-free visit to the dentist. Do Your Research: When considering any dental procedure in the Beverly Hills area, it’s always important to do your research. Finding a comfortable setting and experienced dentist will help ease your worries. Consider reading patient reviews to see how others found their visits and avoid a negative experience. “I hadn’t had a cleaning or any preventative work done for years. Why? Because I hate visiting the dentist.  There are a host of reasons, but suffice to say, I’m not a fan of needles and drills. (Dr Raanan) sat […]

Crowns (Caps)

A crown (sometimes called a cap) is a covering that completely encases the tooth surface, thereby restoring it to the original shape and size—or in some cases, improving the original tooth’s size / shape.  A crown provides strength and protection for tooth structure that can’t be effectively restored by fillings or other common procedures. There are several types of crowns, of which porcelain (tooth colored) crowns are the most popular.  Porcelain is a highly durable material, and is probably the closest man made product to the natural enamel found in healthy teeth. Crowns made of porcelain will normally last for many years. Still, like natural teeth and any type of dental restorations, they may eventually require service or replacement.  In short, porcelain crowns are constructed to match the color, size, and shape of your natural teeth—or when done for cosmetic reasons, to improve on your natural smile. With porcelain crowns, […]

Sedation Dentistry

Who needs to use sedation dentistry? It’s not a secret that most people don’t like going to the dentist. The truth is that many people go for years without ever having a dental check-up or even a cleaning. Some excuses (reasons?) for avoiding dentists include the following: Fear of dental instruments, needles, drills, etc. Previous experiences involving traumatic dental care Teeth that are highly sensitive or that don’t respond properly to anesthetic (numbing) treatment. Fear or discomfort triggered by the sounds, smells, and tastes that dental work entails Fortunately, none of these issues need to constitute a reason to avoid the dentist. For patients with high anxiety levels, sedation dentistry offers a comfortable, anxiety-free way to have dental work performed. Sedation dentistry? What’s that mean? Sedation dentistry has actually been in use for more than 100 years.  Over that time – and especially over the last 40 years – it […]

Restorations

Thanks to widespread use of fluorides and improved patient awareness, the incidence of tooth decay has been substantially diminished. In spite of these improvements, though, teeth are still susceptible to infection, breakage and decay.  It’s sometimes necessary to enlist the intervention of trained professionals to restore damaged teeth to good health.  By utilizing modern technology and improved methods, we can now offer more and better options for restoring a tooth to its original appearance, function and shape. Should you ever need restorative dental treatment, you may be certain that we will always discuss the available options with you. When you understand the range of options that may fit your situation, we’ll recommend what we believe will be the most durable, comfortable and least invasive treatment.  It is our first priority to provide you with excellent care while enhancing / restoring your beautiful smile. Reasons to choose restorative dentistry: Enhance the […]

Whitening Dentistry

Tooth whitening (sometimes called “bleaching”) is a simple and non-invasive dental treatment that can change the color of your natural tooth enamel. For individuals whose teeth are stained, or that have unattractive color, tooth whitening offers a relatively simple way to enhance and beautify your smile. Having brighter, whiter teeth has become one of the most significant aesthetic concerns of many dental patients. There are several available methods of whitening teeth.   One of the most popular methods is to use a DIY tooth whitening system. When correctly used, this method will dramatically whiten teeth.  There are some important variables that should be considered, though. Because tooth whitening is only effective on natural tooth enamel, it’s important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, or other dental modifications.   Replacement of such restorations will need to be done after bleaching, so they can be properly color matched to the newly bleached […]

Dental Implants

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Dental Implants provide a secure, long term alternative to removable dentures, whether partial or complete. When you are faced with the misfortune of needing to replace missing or badly damaged teeth, dental implants offer a superior option, since they provide exceptional support and stability for dental appliances. Dental Implants (usually made of titanium) serve as artificial roots.  Implants are surgically placed directly into the jaw bone of the upper or lower gums. When teeth are attached to implants, they look very natural, and are securely anchored to the bone.  Dental implants make it possible to securely restore or enhance the patient’s smile! In most cases, Dental Implants offer the strongest, most stable, and most durable option.  With reasonable care, they will last for many years.  Regular dental checkups are important, though, as on occasion, some implants may have to be adjusted, tightened or replaced.  With regular professional care, such problems […]

Aesthetic Dentistry

During the past decade the field of cosmetic dentistry (also called “Aesthetic Dentistry”) has seen a dramatic surge of interest. Everyone realizes that our appearance is significantly enhanced by having a bright, beautiful smile.  Thankfully, advances in modern cosmetic dentistry have made it possible to painlessly and inexpensively improve the appearance of our teeth. These advances have enabled many of us to smile with renewed confidence.     Cosmetic Dental Treatments offer these options:     Replace missing teeth.     Fill unattractive spaces between teeth.     Repair decayed, broken, cracked, or chipped teeth.     Change the size, shape, and alignment of flawed teeth.     Improve or correct a misaligned bite.     Replace old, unattractive dental treatments.     Lighten or brighten the color of teeth. Remember this fact: Your smile speaks even before you say a word!

Full Mouth Reconstruction

FAQ about Full Mouth Restoration Q: What constitutes a full-mouth restoration? A: Full-mouth restoration is sometimes referred to as Full-mouth reconstruction.  No matter what you call it, the process combines several dentistry procedures which, when properly integrated, will enhance and improve both your health and the appearance of your smile. Full mouth reconstruction / restoration is usually recommended for clients whose teeth are damaged, severely worn, or which are completely missing.  It may also be recommended for patients whose teeth are significantly unattractive, misshapen, or badly discolored.  In this case, the primary purpose of full mouth reconstruction is cosmetic. Missing or damaged teeth are more than just a cosmetic issue, though.  Yes, they negatively impact the appearance of your smile, but, they may also limit your ability to properly bite and chew your food, and may impact your ability to speak clearly—and dental issues have been linked to a variety […]