Regarding restorative dentistry procedures, patients can greatly benefit from our experience and personalized approach. We take the time to educate patients on the various options available for their oral health issues and what they can expect during any procedure. During your consultation at Darren Gonzalez DDS, we will examine your teeth and determine the most appropriate treatment for your needs and goals. Dr. Gonzalez utilizes state-of-the-art techniques, including tooth-colored fillings, porcelain crowns, bridges, dental implants, and more.
Cosmetic dentistry is a specific branch of dentistry that focuses on improving the appearance of a person’s smile by treating the teeth, gums, and bite. When you feel good about the way your smile looks, you can better project that self-confidence in your daily life. In addition to improving one’s appearance via cosmetic procedures like teeth whitening or porcelain veneers, we can also restore lost function with restorative options like dentures or dental crowns.
Composite Dental Filling
During the placement of composite dental fillings, we start by numbing the area with an anesthetic to ensure that the patient is comfortable throughout the process. Once the area is numb, Dr. Gonzalez will remove the decayed portion of the tooth before placing the filling material in the cavity. The filling material is specially shaded to blend with the patient’s natural teeth color. Once placed, the filling will be hardened using a special light to harden the material quickly and create a durable restoration.
Dentures and Partials
Similar to other dental treatments, dentures come in all shapes and sizes depending on your needs. A complete denture is used to replace all of the natural teeth in a mouth; it typically consists of an acrylic base that is made to resemble gum tissue, as well as false teeth that fill in the space left behind by all the missing teeth. Partial dentures are used when only a few teeth are missing; they consist of a plastic or metal framework with artificial teeth set into them.
Porcelain Dental Bridges
A porcelain dental bridge is used to replace one or two missing teeth. It is made up of a false tooth held in place by dental crowns placed on the teeth on either side of the missing tooth space. The bridge is then attached by the crowns to the prepared surrounding teeth. Because the crowns are cemented onto the teeth on each side of the missing tooth space, the porcelain dental bridge is securely held.
A dental crown Santa Rosa is a tooth-shaped "cap" placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, and strength and improve its appearance. Most crowns are made from porcelain or ceramic materials to create a natural look that is stain-resistant. Other crowns are made of gold and metal alloys to provide a natural-looking smile and better durability for back teeth.
Teeth whitening products purchased from Dr. Gonzalez's office are often more effective because they are created specifically for your unique smile and usually contain higher quality ingredients than store-bought varieties. These products include take-home kits and professional-grade bleaching agents that are more effective than whitening toothpaste and mouth rinses. Professional-grade whitening gels can be up to 30% stronger than those you can get over the counter.
Dr. Gonzalez can provide you with a customized whitening plan that meets your specific goals and preferences to ensure the best possible results for your unique situation.
For the best dental treatment customized to your particular requirements, visit Darren Gonzalez DDS at 1515 Montgomery Drive Ste B, Santa Rosa, CA 95405, or call (707) 542-1532.