Dental implants and their purpose in restorative dentistry

A lost tooth is not only an inconvenience, it can also impact one’s self-esteem, oral health, and the appearance of their smile. Who feels great smiling with others if they have a large gap caused by a missing tooth? Luckily, there are solutions available for patients who want to restore... Read more »

CT Scanning / Cone Beam CT Scan Imaging

While dental x-rays have been used for years in diagnosing oral health concerns, there are many more advances and technologies available to dental practices today than there have been in the past. Today, we have access to modern, state-of-the-art devices that can make diagnostics and treatments more effective than ever.... Read more »

Why might I need my wisdom teeth removed?

With proper care of the smile, most patients will not need to experience the extraction of an adult tooth. However, there are some teeth that are known for becoming problematic and often require removal in most individuals. These teeth are the wisdom teeth, or the third molars. The wisdom teeth... Read more »

What factors might keep me from obtaining dental implants?

If you are one of the million Americans have lost teeth, you know how difficult it can be to choose a desirable option. With many different treatments available for tooth replacement after tooth loss and extraction, it can be overwhelming making a choice without having the education you need to... Read more »

Oral surgeries with conscious sedation

Do you avoid scheduling dental visits because of fear and anxiety over the treatments performed? Do you find yourself putting off cleanings and evaluations for fear of being told you need extensive dental work completed? If you are one of the millions of Americans who deal with dental anxiety, we... Read more »

Why you should never skip your dental checkups every six months

Patients of Santa Rosa, CA who are concerned about the appearance and health of their smile may wonder why routine visits to the dentist are critical to their oral health. Dr. Darren Gonzalez of Santa Rosa, California is pleased to provide patients with an education to help them understand the... Read more »

What does it mean if my gums hurt and bleed when I brush my teeth?

In order to properly care for your smile each day, you need to brush and floss your teeth after every meal. However, what happens if brushing your teeth is painful? What do you do if you notice bleeding when you brush, and experience sensitivity of the gums? If you suspect... Read more »

The advantages of CEREC same day dentistry

  In most dental practices, the process of creating and placing restorations such as crowns, veneers, and bridges was an extensive progression that took several days, even weeks, to complete from start to finish. However, continued advances in dental technology allow Dr. Darren Gonzalez and his team in Santa Rosa,... Read more »

How to protect your smile from periodontal disease?

We’ve all heard from our dentist the importance of brushing and flossing the teeth every day—preferably after every meal. However, did you know that conditions such as periodontal disease can also be avoided with routine dental visits? In addition to caring for the teeth and gums at home each day,... Read more »

Boost your smile’s brilliance with teeth whitening

Patients often equate a whiter smile as a healthy smile, though it’s just one piece of the oral health care puzzle. Men and women who have discoloration and stains on their teeth may be hesitant to show off their smile to others in social situations, often avoiding smiling or hiding... Read more »