If you are missing one or more teeth, you may find it difficult to chew or speak properly. Our doctors can remedy these and other problems by placing a bridge. A bridge is a dental device that fills a space previously occupied by a tooth, and may be required to prevent:
- Shifting of the teeth, which can cause bite problems (occlusion) and/or jaw problems and resultant periodontal disease.
- Bridges preserve the integrity of existing teeth and help maintain a healthy, vibrant smile.
Practicing good oral hygiene and seeing the dentist regularly ensures the longevity of your bridge.
If there are no teeth surrounding the missing tooth space, dental implants may be a more effective treatment option for you. Please refer to the dental implants section for more information. If a series of teeth are missing, our doctors may suggest a partial denture instead. Partial dentures are the most effective way to ensure the structure of the teeth and jawbone.
Opalescence Boost, an in-office, chemically activated whitening treatment that offers results in less than an hour. It's ideal for people who want instant whitening gratification or those who have that special event coming up that requires a bright, white smile.
- Opalescence Boost contains PF (potassium nitrate and fluoride). Potassium nitrate has been shown to help reduce sensitivity. Fluoride has been shown to help reduce caries and strengthen enamel. Together they help to improve the overall health of the teeth.
- Chemically activated, so no hot, uncomfortable light is needed
- Dentist-applied treatment
- Provides dramatic results in less than one hour
Opalescence Boost features a unique, chemically activated formula that allows us to whiten your teeth without the bothersome heat or dehydrating effects of lights or lasers. Studies show that lights and lasers add no additional benefit during in-office whitening treatments.
You will be given some post-whitening care instructions after your procedure. It is important to maintain a good oral hygiene regimen post-whitening to preserve your white, white smile. We also recommend occasional touch-ups with the Take-Home Gel. Your smile will always be brighter than it was before the procedure, but by following these simple instructions, you can retain your results for a long time!
Are you looking to adjust your bite? Achieve a straighter smile?
Braces are used for teeth correction aimed at a variety of reasons including poorly aligned, crowded, and missing teeth, or a bad bite, and many other motives. In the first appointment, we will take all if any needed, x-rays, and our doctors will diagnose the class of treatment you need, make a plan, and answer any questions or concerns you have. Our office offers both ceramic, tooth-colored braces, and also the traditional metal brackets.
Here are some friendly facts on when to visit the Dentist for possible Orthodontic treatment:
- Difficulty chewing or biting
- Mouth breathing
- Sucking the thumb or fingers, or other oral habits
- Crowded, misplaced or blocked-out teeth
- Jaws that make sounds, shifts, protrude or are recessed
- Speech difficulty Grinding or clenching of the teeth
- Inability to comfortably close lips
These are some reasons to name a few! Our number one goal is to make a transformation so you can love your smile and our friendly team members will then be happy to go over the financial arrangements with you!!
Looking for an alternative to metal braces?
ClearCorrect is a clear and simple choice. No wires. No brackets. Just clear, convenient comfort—every reason to smile.
With ClearCorrect, your dentist or orthodontist can straighten your teeth using a series of clear, custom, removable aligners. Each aligner moves your teeth just a little bit at a time until you eventually get straight teeth.
How does it work?
You and your doctor will evaluate your teeth and talk about any problems or goals you have for your smile. Once you and your doctor establish ClearCorrect is the right treatment option for you, your doctor will take impressions, photos, and x-rays of your teeth that ClearCorrect uses in manufacturing your custom aligners. Then your doctor writes a prescription for your custom aligners and sends it to ClearCorrect.
What can it do?
ClearCorrect can treat a wide variety of issues that keep people from achieving their ideal smiles. Straighter teeth don’t just look better; they work better too. Poorly-aligned teeth can interfere with bite function, wear out quicker, and are more prone to cavities. Ask your doctor how ClearCorrect can help you.
Call us (760) 529-5339 or schedule an online appointment with Dr. Vasquez for a consultation at our office in Oceanside, CA.