Mouthguards are an essential piece of sporting equipment for preventing mouth injury during sports & other physical activity. Mouthguards act as a cushion, protecting your teeth, tongue, gums, lips & cheeks from impacts to the face. Though mouthguards can be purchased in stores, the most effective, best-fitting & comfortable mouthguards are custom-fitted by your dentist. With a custom mouthguard from your dentist, you can keep smiling no matter what the competition throws at you. Call Central Coast Dental Care today for a mouthguard consultation.
Laser dentistry is ushering in a new revolution of drill-less dentistry. With this laser technology, dentists can now perform a wide range of dental procedures on teeth, gum & bone more comfortably than ever. With the traditional dental drill, the primary cause of discomfort is a combination of heat, vibration & pressure, but laser dentistry makes this issue a thing of the past. With laser dentistry, you will experience fewer shots & less discomfort, as well as reduced bleeding, swelling &, in many cases, the need for pain medication. Contact Central Coast Dental Care to learn more about laser dentistry.
Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a great tool for patients who may be uneasy about their dental procedures. The beauty of laughing gas is that your dentist can constantly adjust your level of sedation during the procedure & once it is shut off, the effects stop almost immediately. A few minutes after the procedure is complete, you’ll be back to normal!
Central Coast Dental Care dentists are certified to administer nitrous oxide for nervous patients. Call today to schedule your appointment or to see if you’re a candidate for nitrous oxide sedation!
We offer in-office digital x-rays for your convenience. Digital x-rays are computer-generated images. These images require up to 90% less radiation than with conventional film-type x-rays. Instead of using the traditional silver-oxide x-ray film, which must be developed & then fixed in caustic & environmentally damaging solutions, the new system takes pictures via a small electronic sensor. A picture of the tooth is instantaneously transmitted onto the monitor in the treatment room so we can see your teeth & surrounding structures immediately. Feel free to contact us for more details or to make an appointment!
Now you can have significantly whiter teeth in a matter of a few days using advanced teeth whitening techniques. Both comfortable & affordable, our teeth whitening procedure involves you wearing a specially crafted tray for a few hours in order to achieve a surprising difference in your smile! Call Central Coast Dental Care today for more details.
Invisalign is the revolutionary way to help you get even, straight teeth without noticeable, painful metal braces. Virtually undetectable, Invisalign aligners are made of strong, clear plastic that gradually guide your teeth into perfect alignment. Unlike metal braces, they have no wires or brackets. Tooth impressions are made, from which Invisalign develops customized aligners that will slide directly over your teeth. Aligners are typically worn full-time (except when eating or drinking) for 12-48 months–no longer than you would wear traditional metal braces. Aligners are replaced every two weeks as your teeth shift into place.
Mercury amalgam (silver) fillings may be hazardous to your health. At Central Coast Dental Care, we believe that the overall health of our patients always comes first. Accordingly, at our office we have elected to only use new & advanced fillings made of tooth-colored materials that contain no metals or mercury. It’s just one more way that we show our patients how much we care. Your safety & smile are our primary concerns!
Dental implants are man-made replacements for natural teeth & are essentially permanent, attached teeth that replace partials, bridges or dentures. The implants themselves are artificial tooth roots anchored in the gum or jawbone, on which replacement teeth are permanently secured. A titanium implant is permanently attached to your bone & a prosthetic tooth (crown) is attached to the implant.
Dental implants are preferred to bridges because they can improve your bite without damaging neighboring teeth (like a bridge might). Treatment can be finished in three to five visits over the space of about four to 12 months.
Because implanted teeth are fixed in the mouth—rather than being removable, like dentures—they allow a return to the comfort & function of natural teeth. Increased chewing ability means you can enjoy more nutritious foods, contributing to your overall health & well-being.
Porcelain veneers are an excellent alternative to crowns & can perfect your smile by masking stains, hiding chips, correcting misalignment & creating uniformity. Veneers can be placed over existing teeth without the removal of any form of tooth structure. Therefore, anesthesia & temporaries are not required. This no-prep technique is perfect for stained, chipped, misaligned or spaced teeth. Bonding porcelain to enamel creates a solid, secure bond, meaning that you’ll have a safe, relatively easy, attractive & long-term solution with porcelain veneers.