In today’s fast-paced world, a healthy, attractive smile goes a long way. Not only does a healthy smile mean your teeth are in great shape, but you’ll also feel much more confident in yourself and more able to live life to the fullest. At Santa Monica Family Dentistry, we offer a wide range of services that can give you the bright, happy smile you deserve. If you need any form of dental care, you can get it at our office. Whether you want to repair damaged teeth, or want improve the look of your smile, our friendly staff will give you all the care you need. So call us or stop by. We’re looking forward to meeting you
Traditional braces can be intrusive, unpleasant, and embarrassing. Fortunately, we offer Invisalign, a process involving clear plastic aligners that slowly adjust your teeth while allowing you to eat and speak normally. And best of all, they’re practically invisible, meaning that hardly anyone will even notice you’re wearing them.
While traditional X-rays are safe and reliable, they are slow to develop and often lacking in detail. That’s why we offer digital X-rays. Fast, safe, and in high-definition, digital X-rays give us all the tools we need to quickly discover and diagnose any issues with your teeth.
Regular exams and cleanings about every six months are vital to your oral health. While examining and taking care of your teeth, we’ll check for any signs of dental problems, both by visually checking the teeth and by X-raying them.
Fluoride treatments can strengthen the enamel of your teeth by adding minerals back to the enamel layer, reducing the risk of tooth decay. In the early stages of tooth decay, it can even help reverse any decay that has taken place.
Your teeth are important, so it’s crucial to take good care of them yourself at home, with regular brushing and flossing.
Your mouth has a lot of places that are just too hard to reach, making it difficult, if not impossible, for you to clean them properly. If you left these areas alone and didn’t tend to them, they can start to decay. However, with sealants, we can protect your teeth against decay and greatly reduce your risk of getting cavities.
Fillings are used to repair broken or cracked teeth, as well as teeth with cavities. Worn-down teeth, or teeth that have been damaged by tooth grinding or other bad dental habits, can also be treated with fillings.
If you’re missing one or more teeth but don’t want to get dentures, then implants just might be the option you’ve been looking for. Implants look, feel, and function like natural teeth, and they’re completely permanent. Over time, you may even forget that your implants aren’t your real teeth.
Porcelain Inlays and Onlays are indirect restorations used to restore teeth with extensive damage. Inlays are similar to fillings, except they are fabricated outside the mouth (using an impression of your tooth) and then placed into the tooth later after it has been completed. Onlays, meanwhile, are similar to crowns, in that they generally cover the missing or damaged cusp of a tooth.
Crowns are specially sculpted and placed over the outside of a tooth to allow the tooth to look and act naturally again. If your teeth have suffered from tooth decay, cracking, or chipping, then crowns just might be right for you.
A dental bridge is a false tooth set between two crowns, which fills in a gap caused by missing teeth. The false tooth is made of gold, metal, porcelain, or any combination. The crowns hold the bridge in place, while the natural teeth or implants support both the crowns and the bridge.
Veneers are made of ultra-thin ceramic sheets that cover the existing tooth, fixing issues like cracked, misshapen, chipped, or severely stained teeth. Since they are made out of porcelain, they look completely natural and reflect the light almost exactly like real teeth, so hardly anyone will notice the difference.
First impressions are a big deal today, and a bright, confident smile can be extremely helpful. That’s why we offer in-office Teeth Whitening services. This procedure involves bleaching your teeth to make your smile more bright and beautiful than ever before. Whether you want to look your best for a special occasion, or just want a brighter smile, our teeth whitening process is a quick and affordable solution.
We offer Zoom! Whitening for quick and easy tooth whitening at an accelerated rate compared to standard whitening. You’ll leave our office with comparably whiter teeth in under an hour.
Periodontal disease (gum disease) is a serious problem that, if left untreated, can cause you to lose your teeth. It can be difficult to know if you have gum disease or not, which is why it’s important to come in for your regular dental checkup, where we’ll examine your gums for any signs of gum disease and take steps to treat it early before it becomes serious.
Missing most or all of your teeth? If so, we offer both partial and complete dentures, which will allow you to talk and eat normally. They will also look just like your natural teeth did, meaning that you won’t have to be embarrassed by missing teeth any longer.
If the pulp of a tooth starts to rot or the nerve is damaged, then a root canal must be performed to prevent further damage to the tooth and the surrounding bone.
If necessary, we can also perform oral and maxillofacial surgery to correct a wide variety of problems in your mouth, head, and even your neck. Sometimes, the problems with a specific tooth are so severe that they are endangering the rest of your mouth. In many of these cases, the solution is to perform an extraction to remove the tooth. In other circumstances, such as tooth loss or TMJ disorders, we can perform oral surgery to correct major and lasting problems with your mouth.
TMJ disorders can cause a wide variety of problems, so it can be difficult to determine whether you have a TMJ disorder, or simply a lot of disconnected health issues. We can examine your jaw and mouth to determine whether you have a TMJ disorder, and we have multiple services that can help resolve the issue quickly and permanently.
Sometimes wisdom teeth don’t grow in correctly and can cause severe problems to your mouth and jaw, as well as the surrounding teeth. In these situations, we’ll have to remove these teeth quickly and painlessly to prevent greater problems in the future.