Cosmetic & General Dentistry in Fontana
At WinningSmiles, our number one goal for your dental health is probably the same as yours. We want you to have a healthy, attractive smile that you are proud to show off. Whatever is currently holding you back from flashing your smile with ease and confidence, we have the knowledge, skills, and tools to help.
Having a healthy smile is great, but it’s no secret that a smile that looks good can lift you up socially and professionally. Your smile is a key part of every single first impression you make, and if yours isn’t sending a message you are happy with, it’s in your power to change that.
When we treat a smile’s health and function, we also consider esthetics each and every time. Our restorations are designed to enhance your smile, not detract from it, and this is why we include services like cavity repair using tooth-colored composite fillings and attractive same-day ceramic crowns and bridges. When you know that we’ll leave your smile better than we found it, you’ll feel confident about visiting our practice for regular preventive check ups and letting us know right away if you are experiencing a problem.
General Dentistry for Your Smile’s Health
Our Fontana dental office team is made up of both general dentists and specialists, allowing us to offer our patients a range of services you are unlikely to find at other local providers. This means that no matter what your problem is or how complex it might seem, we can attend to it right here, in a location you know, with familiar dentists you trust.
Because we work together as a team, your safety and comfort also increase. We talk to each other, which means you don’t have to worry about miscommunication between dentist offices or whether or not your file made it over. All your information is right here and accessible to your provider when needed.
- What does general dentistry include?
- How often should I visit the dentist?
- Are dental x-rays safe?
- How do I know if I have gum disease?
- Will anyone notice I have a filling?
What does general dentistry include?
The goal of our practice is for our patients to enjoy healthy mouths and smiles for the rest of their lives, and we provide the general dentistry services to meet all of your needs, including:
- Dental examinations
- Professional dental cleanings
- Digital x-rays
- Same-day emergency treatment
- Restorative dentistry such as tooth-colored fillings and same-day dental crowns
How often should I visit the dentist?
At WinningSmiles, we concur with the American Dental Association, which advises visiting the dentist twice each year for check-ups and cleanings. Because prevention is one of the keys to a healthy smile, seeing us every six months enables our dentists to detect issues with your teeth and gums while they are in their earliest stages. For example, we can fill a small amount of tooth decay with a tooth-colored filling rather than perform a root canal because the decay was ignored for too long.
Are dental x-rays safe?
Dental x-rays are an essential part of preventive dentistry, and in general, we recommend that most of our patients have them once a year. They enable our dentists to rule out problems that may not yet be visible to the naked eye.
Digital x-rays are safer than their traditional counterparts because they emit less radiation. You are exposed to more radiation taking a walk on a sunny day than you are with digital x-rays.
How do I know if I have gum disease?
If you notice blood in the sink after you brush or floss, you might have the early stages of gum disease. But not all patients with gum disease show any signs. The only way to know for sure if your gums are healthy is to see the dentist twice a year for examinations. When you come in for regular check ups, we can assess the state of your gums and recommend a deep cleaning if necessary. In its earliest stages, gum disease is reversible.
Will anyone notice I have a filling?
We offer tooth-colored composite fillings, which are made to blend in perfectly with your natural tooth color. Unlike the dark gray color of amalgam fillings, these fillings won’t show—even when you open your mouth wide. Only you and your dentist will be able to tell that you have a filling.
Cosmetic Dentistry for Your Smile’s Appearance
In addition to improving your smile as we treat it, we can also help you correct the imperfections you feel are holding you back. Many people find discolored, misshapen, damaged, or crooked teeth to be embarrassing—in addition to the dental health risks these issues can pose.
Patients sometimes hesitate to bring up their esthetic issues because they worry that cosmetic dentistry is only for the very wealthy or that they might be considered vain. But here are the facts.
Cosmetic dentistry procedures can actually be quite affordable. Teeth whitening treatments or cosmetic bonding using composite resin are a great option if you are working within a budget.
More extensive cosmetic work can be easily financed so you don’t have to pay for it all at once. We work with CareCredit, LendingClub, and Compassionate Financing, which offer financing plans to allow you to pay off your dental work in small monthly payments.
There’s a difference between vanity and simply wanting to present yourself positively. You probably look forward to a professional haircut or a manicure, and this is no different. There’s no shame in wanting to look your best.
- What cosmetic dental services do you offer?
- What are some inexpensive ways to improve my smile?
- How can porcelain veneers improve my smile?
- What is Invisalign and how can it help improve my smile?
- How is Invisalign different from traditional braces?
- How do I make an appointment?
What cosmetic dental services do you offer?
If you are unhappy with the way your smile looks, we offer a number of cosmetic dentistry procedures that can improve it, including:
- Teeth whitening
- Cosmetic bonding
- Invisible braces
- Same-day dental crowns
What are some inexpensive ways to improve my smile?
One of the least expensive ways to improve your smile is with teeth whitening. We offer both in-office and take-home treatments. Both provide you with excellent results that are far superior and more reliable than whitening treatments you can purchase over-the-counter.
Our in-office treatment can whiten you smile by several shades in just one visit to our dental office. The entire procedure doesn’t take much more than an hour in the dental chair. Our take-home kits come with custom trays designed to fit over your teeth perfectly, ensuring the whitening gel covers your teeth evenly. We also offer professional strength whitening strips.
How can porcelain veneers improve my smile?
Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin, translucent tooth covers that are usually applied to the teeth that show when you smile. In some cases, just one veneer is used to camouflage a tooth that is damaged or stained. The veneers cover up imperfections in your smile such as gaps, chips, cracks, and stains. The can also be used to hide teeth that are crooked for patients who might not want to undergo orthodontic treatment.
Many celebrity smiles you might admire have been perfected through the use of veneers. Stain resistant and durable, veneers can give you a white, beautiful smile that can last for many years.
What is Invisalign and how can it help improve my smile?
Adults and older teens who do not want a mouth full of metal wires and brackets might consider Invisalign to straighten their teeth. These invisible braces work with clear plastic aligners that are made to fit over the teeth. Every couple of weeks, you will swap out the old aligner with a new one as your teeth are gently nudged into the proper position. Treatment usually takes six to 18 months, which is far less than what is usually needed for traditional orthodontics.
How is Invisalign different from traditional braces?
Invisalign offers patients are more discreet way to straighten their teeth. Using a series of clear plastic trays, Invisalign moves teeth into the desired position gradually.
Patients remove the clear plastic aligners for eating, so there are no diet restrictions. Brushing and flossing is also easier than with traditional braces. Another advantage is that there are fewer visits to the dentist because there are no wires to adjust.
How do I make an appointment?
If you’ve been considering making an esthetic change to your smile or you’d like to know more about the cosmetic dentistry services we offer in our Fontana dental office, please give us a call today!