General dentists do exactly what you’d expect based on their name: they offer a range of dental services instead of honing in on one particular specialism. Just like doctors can be primary care physicians or specialists (e.g., surgeons), dentists can also choose either route. This usually involves providing both routine and preventative treatments — plus offering patient education.
Of course, if general dentists encounter a patient with a problem beyond their services’ scope, they’ll refer them on to a specialist.
If you’re looking for a general dentist in the North Redondo, CA area, look no further. Our friendly team of experienced dentists will give you a thorough examination to ensure you get the treatment you need for whatever dental issues you’re experiencing. We aim to develop a long-lasting relationship with all of our clients and become the dentists they return to time and time again — which we achieve by providing a consistently high-quality service.
Whether you need to come to us for regular checkups and cleaning treatments or dental problems, you can rely on us to keep your pearly whites in tip-top condition. We recommend semi-annual checkups to ensure that any potential issues can be identified and addressed before they have a chance to develop further.
As part of our efforts to develop long-term relationships with our patients, we also see it as our responsibility to provide dental education to everyone who comes to us, empowering our clients to understand what’s going on in their mouths. Our hope is that patients will learn to work with their dentists and make informed decisions.
Although our most popular services are cleaning treatments and routine dental exams, we offer a far more comprehensive range of options. As general dentists, we can help with everything an array of services, including:
- Tooth-colored dental fillings
- Dental inlays and Onlay
- Porcelain crowns
- Dental bridges and dental crowns
- Dental implants
- Dental bonding
- Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) treatment
- Mouthguards for Bruxism
- Oral surgery (including dental extraction)
- Endodontic treatments (including root canal)
- Periodontal treatments
- Partial and full dentures
- Routine dental sealant
- Tooth whitening
- Fluoride treatments
- Porcelain veneers
Whichever one of the treatment options above you’re considering, we’re here to answer your inquiries and help you in any way we can. With various highly-trained general dentists working for us, we can cater to almost any dental problem you’re likely to encounter. We accept dental insurance and flexible payment plans, plus long office hours that cater to your schedule. To find out more, give us a call or fill out our contact form.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Redondo, CA
We weren’t all blessed with perfect teeth and smiles, but fortunately, there’s plenty we can do to fix any imperfections. We offer an array of cosmetic dentistry services to make sure you never have to be anything less than 100% confident. Whether your teeth are crooked, stained, uneven, misshapen, gapped, chipped — or anything in between — we’ll work our magic on you.
First, our dental professionals will advise you on the right treatment for your needs, and then you can arrange your appointment. Here’s a more detailed look at our principal services:
- Dental inlays: Fillings for damage to teeth, including cavities.
- Dental onlays: Fillings that address more serious damage to teeth.
- Dental bonding: The use of pliable, composite resin to fix chipped or cracked teeth. Dentists mold and polish the resin to hide imperfections.
- Porcelain veneers: Placed over teeth to correct their color, shape, and size while looking natural. They’re made of thin porcelain pieces which look similar to natural tooth enamel.
- Dental bridges: A support placed between teeth, usually to replace a missing tooth. The bridge is anchored to a neighboring tooth to ensure it stays in place.
- Dental implants: A surgical implant to replace a missing tooth, which is added during surgery and fused to the jawbone to keep it in position.
- Smile makeovers: A range of treatments that aim to improve the appearance of teeth.
- Teeth whitening: The use of bleaches to make teeth look whiter, lessening the impact of smoking, drink, food, and other contributors. Either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide is used most of the time.
One of the imperfections people most often want to treat is crooked teeth. You might be surprised at how much of a difference tooth straightening makes to your overall appearance! Plus, having straighter teeth makes it much easier to give the mouth a thorough clean, therefore helping to prevent cavities — and they can also correct bite and improve jaw alignment.
Few treatments can straighten the teeth as effectively yet discretely as Invisalign. As you might have guessed from the name, Invalisgn’s distinguishing feature is its invisibility, and it gradually moves the teeth into a straighter position. It’s a popular choice among adults who don’t want to get visible metal braces.
To fit Invisalign into the mouth, dentists take a 3D image of the teeth (instead of using a mold like other procedures) and create aligner trays from BPA-free plastic — these trays are also smooth and comfortable for the wearer.
Unlike typical braces, Invisalign trays can be removed while the wearer eats or drinks, preventing food from getting struck. Typically, the trays should be worn for between 22-24 hours a day over 6-18 months, although patients with more extreme situations may need to wear them for longer.
Invisalign trays are also quick and easy to clean — brush and rinse them like the rest of your teeth. However, it’s important not to miss this step; the trays need to be cleaned each time the wearer eats or drinks anything (besides water), plus a regular wash every morning and evening.
Our expert dentists can fit Invisalign trays into patients in Redondo, CA.
Dental implants and bridges
When patients have a missing tooth they want to replace, they face a choice between dental bridges and dental implants. Although both treatments solve the same problem, they’re incredibly different.
A dental bridge is a false tooth with crowns that a dentist places between two natural teeth by cementing it on both sides. Meanwhile, a dental implant is a false tooth joined onto a titanium post put into the jawline. Therefore, a dental bridge tends to be more noticeable.
Making the right treatment choice mostly comes down to an individual’s situation. Missing teeth in the back of the mouth are less visible, so placing a bridge won’t be as noticeable. In the front of the mouth, the opposite is true.
Other considerations to make are cost and time. While a dental bridge only requires two visits to a dentist and is a more straightforward, cheaper option, a dental implant can take up to six months to recover from.
For tailored advice on which treatment option is the right choice for you, don’t hesitate to contact us for a consultation.
The impact of dental health on overall health
Many people fall into the trap of thinking their dental health and overall health are entirely separate — in reality, nothing could be further from the truth. Dental health is a mirror of general health and can reflect broader health issues; similarly, dental problems are often the root cause of complaints elsewhere in the body.
For example, there’s a link between untreated dental infections and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
If you’re concerned about a potential link between your dental and overall health, seeing a general dentist is an excellent option for identifying and understanding the problem. Our dentist serve North Redondo, Gardena, Hawthorne, El Camino Village and Lawndale, we can also help with dental education and advice on health issues such as nutrition and tobacco cessation. To find out more, contact us and schedule a consultation.