We proudly specialize in diagnosing and treating temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ. We use the latest technology to offer solutions from corrective measures to ongoing care.
From one-hour whitening to full restorations, we will help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Having healthy, bright, and beautiful teeth will make you proud to show your smile with confidence.
Oral hygiene is important to your smile as well as your overall health. Regular checkups and cleanings help to prevent a wide variety of problems and give you a smile that will last a lifetime.
Neuromuscular dentistry focuses on the correction of occlusion, or bite, to relieve stress on facial muscles caused by a condition known as temporomandibular joint disorder, often called TMJ or TMD. By understanding the relationships between the teeth, muscles, joints, and nerves, we can eliminate a wide variety of symptoms related to misalignment of the jaw.
Not all dentists are qualified to diagnose TMJ disorder. We are proud to be one of the select few dentists in the area who specialize in neuromuscular treatment. Using the latest techniques and technology, we are well equipped to diagnose the degree of malocclusion and determine the best position for your jaw in order to relieve the symptoms of TMJ.
We offer a thorough evaluation and personal consultation to make sure we exceed each and every goal you have for your smile. Each patient's plan is unique, tailored to meet his or her needs. Smile makeovers, or full mouth restorations, provide the patient with a complete reconstruction of every tooth to provide the most beautiful and natural smile. In addition to enhancing your appearance, a smile makeover can offer relief from a variety of uncomfortable or painful symptoms.
Porcelain veneers are an alternative to a full smile makeover. Veneers are thin shells, similar to tooth enamel, which are applied to the surface of the tooth. Porcelain veneers provide both a cosmetic and a functional benefit, especially where teeth are worn, chipped, or broken. We use the latest materials to ensure that your veneers look and feel like real, natural teeth. As one of the bay area's top cosmetic dentists, we have had excellent success in improving patient's smiles using veneers.
While at home, habits like brushing and flossing twice a day are important to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Your initial visit begins with a comprehensive exam, including oral cancer screening and gum disease evaluation, to detect any existing problems. We see our patients on a regular basis for routine cleanings and checkups to maintain a healthy, beautiful smile.
X-rays are necessary to detect hidden problems, particularly below the gum line. We are committed to providing patients with both safe and effective diagnosis and treatment options. We use Low Dose Technology for quality x-ray images with up to an 80% reduction in radiation levels. Low Dose Technology is ideal for children, follow-up visits, and even specialized procedures.
Gum problems should be treated as soon as they are detected. Periodontal or gum disease develops in stages. The most common is gingivitis, marked by red, swollen, bleeding gums and bad breath caused by bacteria. If allowed to progress, gingivitis can lead to bone loss and the gradual loosening of teeth. Left untreated, periodontal disease can cause heart problems and other serious heath issues. We help to prevent these problems by providing regular cleaning performed by a registered dental hygienist.