We treat both children and adults; in fact, our Carlsbad dental practice has patients ranging in age from 2 to 100. After thirty years we can say we have almost seen it all. We stay on the cutting edge of research, techniques and materials, but institute new procedures only after they have been proven to be long lasting and safe for our patients.
Restorative: These procedures repair and return your mouth to as close to its ideal state as possible. Our over 30 years of experience enables us to accomplish simple porcelain fillings, crowns, and even complex implant restorations and bridges efficiently and comfortably.
Preventive: Perhaps the most important assistance we can give you is determining why problems develop and helping you to prevent them by making you aware of how you can help yourself. We will help you to analyze your habits, oral hygiene techniques and dental health. New information, products, and remineralization technologies have facilitated us to largely say good bye to the days of drill, fill and bill. We provide you with simple advice, sealants, nightguards, cleanings, and fluoride, desensitization and remineralization treatments.
We do not pretend to be “real” doctors, but many health problems are reflected and affect your mouth. If we see indications of a systemic health problem, we will inform you and advise you of your options.
Periodontal: The most common disease in the world is periodontal disease (gum disease): 80 % of the population has some symptoms of periodontal disease. Obviously, no one is perfect nor do most people floss everyday. We are not in the judgment or guilt business, and we work to both prevent and control periodontal disease by providing you with advice on oral health care techniques as well as the tools to take care of yourself. In addition, we offer treatments including routine cleanings, scaling and root planning, and localized antibiotics to help to control the problem.
Cosmetic: What do you notice when you meet someone? Their smile and their eyes. We can improve your smile with minor reshaping, bonding, or a complete smile makeover using whitening, veneers and porcelain crowns. These changes can make a huge difference in your self confidence.
For apprehensive patients: We offer a compassionate, comfortable environment focused on gentle care. In addition, we provide nitrous oxide anesthesia and some small cavities can be completed without anesthesia by using our air abrasion system.