Dental Procedures

The following services are offered by Dr. Lori Ann Safar:

  • BOTOX and TMJ (Jaw Pain) Treatements
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Laser Dentisty
  • Lumineers
  • Invisalign (clear braces)
  • Waterlase Laser Technology
  • Laser Cavity Detection - DIAGNOdent.
  • Porcelain Crowns & Onlays
  • ZOOM! (teeth whitening)
  • Bonding
  • Dental Implants
  • Laser Gum Reshapings
  • Full Mouth Reconstruction
  • Composite (Resin) Fillings
  • Soft Tissue Cancer Screening
  • Hygiene/Cleanings
  • Under Armour Mouth Gaurd
  • Sleep apnea
Crown:
A crown is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth. They are typically bonded to the tooth using dental cement. Crowns are often used to improve the strength or appearance of teeth.

Bridge:
Dental bridges literally bridges the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap. These two anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth and have the false tooth or teeth in between. These false teeth are called pontics and can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants.

Lumineers:
Ultra-thin Lumineers are custom designed to give you the beautiful smile you’ve always dreamed of in only two visits! Unlike traditional veneers, there are no shots, no drilling of sensitive tooth structure, and no pain. They’re even reversible, so you have nothing to lose and a beautiful smile to gain. Lumineers are proven to last for over 20 years so your beautiful smile will be with you for years to come!

Porcelain Jackets
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When there is not enough tooth structure left, or the chewing demands in the mouth are too great for laminates, a stronger, more extensive restoration is needed. Here we need porcelain jacket crowns. Porcelain jackets are pure porcelain crowns placed on a fully prepared tooth. They are the most life-like of all full crown type restorations. The technique initially consists of preparing the teeth. Next, an impression is taken and then sent to the dental lab where the porcelain jacket is fabricated. Finally, they are placed in the patient’s mouth and permanently cemented onto the teeth.

Porcelain Fused to Metal Crowns: Porcelain fused to metal dental crowns is one of dentistry's primary restorations of choice because, when properly constructed and seated, they are strong, reliable and esthetic and a good choice for either front or back teeth. These crowns are strong enough to withstand heavy biting force, and at the same time can have an excellent cosmetic appearance.

Porcelain Fused to Gold Inlays:

Made of gold alloy, these crowns are ideal for the back teeth. Less tooth structure needs to be removed with gold crowns as they wear less easily than ceramic ones. Gold crowns rarely chip and can endure heavy pressure biting and chewing. The color remains its main disadvantage making gold crowns the desirable choice for back teeth.

Bonding:
Bonding is the application of a tooth-colored composite resin to repair a decayed, chipped, fractured or discolored tooth. The procedure is called bonding because the material bonds to the tooth. Bonding is among the easiest and least expensive of cosmetic dental procedures and can be completed in just one visit. The composite resin used in bonding can be shaped and polished to match the surrounding teeth. Most often, bonding is used for cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of a discolored or chipped tooth. It also can be used to close spaces between teeth, to make teeth look longer or to change the shape or color of teeth.

Teeth Whitening (ZOOM!):

Dental bleaching is a safe, effective, and cost efficient means to achieve a winning smile. Countless people may now have white teeth and brilliant smiles, previously thought only available to celebrities. Whiter teeth may well improve your appearance and even brighten your outlook on life! Although generally successful in whitening teeth, dental bleaching is not for everyone.

Laser Gum Reshaping:

Sometimes when the teeth are quite small in relation to the gum tissue it can create an unattractive or "gummy" smile. An uneven gum line can also be undesirable. Laser gum reshaping alters the gum line as well as the bone just beneath the gum line in order to enhance the appearance of your smile. This can create a more even gum line or make the teeth appear longer.

Hygiene/Cleanings:
Good oral hygiene is important, not only for looks, but for general health as well. Poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems such as gum disease, infection, bone loss, heart disease, strokes and more. Regular check-ups and cleanings can prevent these problems as well as provide you with good oral hygiene. Some of the benefits of good oral hygiene and regular dental cleanings include: oral cancer prevention, gum disease prevention, good physical and oral health and a bright beautiful smile!

Call Top dentist in Carmel Valley San Diego today! 858.481-.8688 for free consultation.

 
 
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