Symptoms of Gum Disease

Dentist in West Hollywood

Gum disease (periodontitis or periodontal disease) is the primary cause of adult tooth loss. It’s also a strain to your immune system, making you more at risk for problems like stroke, heart disease, or even infertility. How do you know if you have gum disease? Here are signs to watch for: Gums that bleed easily Bleeding isn’t normal or healthy, especially if it’s your gums; it’s a sign of infection. Brush your gums gently twice a day and floss daily, and you should see an … [Read more...]

5 Signs You Need a Root Canal

Root Canal Treatment

There’s something feeling a bit “off” about your tooth, and you’re not quite sure if a filling is all that’s needed to fix it. When you fear the worst, it’s best to see your dentist. A root canal can help save your tooth from the inside out, that way you don’t need to have it pulled. When is a Root Canal Necessary? Here are 5 examples: There’s an abscess along the gumlines A bacterial infection inside of your tooth will drain out the tip of the root, causing a “pimple” along the … [Read more...]

When Should I Have an Inlay or Onlay?

West Hollywood Inlays & Onlays

If you’ve been told that you need a dental crown, we may have another option for you to choose from: inlays and onlays. Compared to fillings and crowns, inlays and onlays offer a mid-level restorative solution to teeth that need more extensive repair, yet are still structurally capable of withstanding most biting forces. A Minimally Invasive Alternative to Crowns Where a crown covers your entire tooth surface above the gumline, inlays and onlays only cover or fill 2/3 to 3/4 of the … [Read more...]

Do I Need a Crown?

West Hollywood Porcelain crowns

Crowns are sometimes referred to as “caps,” as they cover your entire tooth like a miniature helmet up to the gumlines. Their design is to protect your tooth against the everyday wear and tear of food, bacteria, and pressures placed against them. A crown will help extend the lifespan of teeth affected by: Large cavities Old, failing fillings Root canal therapy Hypersensitivity Cracks or fractures Irregular anatomy Why Can’t I Just Fill the Tooth? A filling is similar to a patch, … [Read more...]

4 Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental Implants in West Hollywood

Missing teeth can wreak havoc on your smile, especially when you’re trying to look your best. Even if your problem area is hidden somewhere toward the back of your mouth, an open space can trigger other teeth to start shifting out of place. Fortunately, dental implants can help! Here are 4 reasons why: Implants look and feel like real teeth. There is no other type of tooth replacement that functions as a stand-alone tooth. With implants, artificial root that supports a fixed … [Read more...]

Red Carpets. White Smiles.

Dental Implants in West Hollywood

Looking to turn heads with your smile? Our dentist in West Hollywood can help, thanks to the latest advancements in dental care. Brighten Your Natural Teeth If you love coffee, red wine, or smoke now and again, you could have a significant layer of stain coating your teeth. Even people with extremely clean teeth that schedule checkups every six months can suffer from tooth discoloration. You can easily whiten your smile to erase the stains that food, age, or even genetics have given to … [Read more...]

Custom Arcadia Dentures and Partials

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Do you need to replace several (or all) of your teeth at one time? At OF Dental Care, our dentist offers convenient full and partial dentures that are made to meet your precise needs. What’s the Difference in a Full and Partial Denture? If you’re missing all of your teeth or need to have them pulled, a full denture replaces everything at one time. Sometimes dentures are called “plates,” and they cover the entire roof of your mouth due to the size of the prosthesis. They can also be made to … [Read more...]

Choosing the Best Tooth Whitening System

Teeth Whitening treatment in Arcadia

Whitening your teeth is one of the easiest ways to boost your confidence and enhance your smile. At OF Dental Care, we offer two types of teeth whitening solutions from which you decide which one is best for your needs. Same Day Bleaching For fast results or an unexpected big event (such as a job interview) that leaves you short on time, you may want to consider the same day whitening treatment such as ZOOM! Whitening, which removes multiple shades of discoloration in about an hour. … [Read more...]

What are Implant Supported Dentures?

Implant Supported Dentures in Arcadia

If you’re tired of wearing ill-fitting dentures that constantly move out of place, good news is that you don’t have to rely on sticky adhesives or pastes anymore. A great option to consider is implant-supported dentures. Implant-supported dentures will stabilize dentures so they won’t slip when you’re enjoying a meal or talking with friends. Instead of relying on a seal between your prosthesis and gums to prevent movement, the denture snaps on top of dental implants. Unlike an All-on-4 … [Read more...]

Benefits of White Composite Fillings and Bonding

White Composite Fillings

Have you been considering changing out your old metal fillings with crowns or porcelain veneers in West Hollywood? You may have another option and that is - white composite fillings and bonding. Unlike a crown or veneer, these tooth-colored restorations can restore the damaged structure of your tooth without covering the entire surface. Less drilling is needed, if it’s needed at all. This allows you to leave as much healthy tooth enamel as possible. In fact, some types of bonding treatments … [Read more...]