WinningSmiles Custom Dentistry & Implant Center
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

Making decisions about the right health care providers for your family often involves a lot of questions. We welcome your questions because we know that informed patients make better choices about their care. 

We've collected a few questions we hear at our office and invite you to look through them to see if your questions are answered here. If not – or if you'd like more information – don't hesitate to call our Fontana, CA dental office.

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Are you curious if our team can take on your dental needs? Let our head doctors explain in this video:

General, Family, Restorative, and Cosmetic Dentistry in Fontana

We are proud to offer a number of dental services to allow your family to get dental care all under one roof. Give our friendly team a call today to learn more about us, our mission, and to book your first appointment. We can't wait to work with you!

Dental Implants

dental implants | Fontana CA DentistDental implants are the ultimate high-tech replacement for missing teeth. Because they feature a surgically implanted titanium post to replace the root, they offer benefits that can't be found with other tooth replacement options. 

Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Choosing a dental implant can be a big decision. Not only do you need to consider the quality of the crown or other restoration that will be replacing the visible portion of your tooth, but you also need to consider the quality of the provider who will be performing the surgery so you can count on the highest possible chance for success. 

At WinningSmiles, we offer complete implant treatment right here in our Fontana dental office from start to finish. Dr. Koperly is an expert at implant placement and restoration, and we feature an on-site oral surgeon, Dr. Anderson. Additionally, we use state-of-the-art imaging technology, including cone-beam computed tomography, to precisely plan your implant placement for outstanding results. If you need additional procedures to become a better candidate for dental implants, such as a sinus lift or bone graft, we can complete these right here in our dental office as well. 

Tooth Replacement in Fontana CA

Dental implants are the closest that science has come (so far!) to replicating a natural tooth, and we would love to talk to you about the long-term advantages of tooth replacement with implants. Give us a call at (909) 822-3003 to learn more! 

Dentures

Loose-fitting and uncomfortable dentures are a thing of the past here at WinningSmiles Custom Dentistry & Implant Center. Learn more from our head dentists:

Modern Dentures in Fontana

Are you considering partial or full tooth replacement? Call our Fontana office today to book a consultation with our friendly team, and learn how modern dentures can make your smile whole again. 

Cosmetic & General Dentistry

Two young boys | Kids Dentist Fontana CAAbsolutely! 

The entire family is welcome at WinningSmiles. Our dentists, along with our entire team, are fun, friendly, compassionate people who love helping everyone have a healthier mouth and smile. We'll make it easy for your child to get a strong start on their dental experience for a lifetime of good dental habits. 

Dentist for Fontana Kids

Like the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, we recommend that kids start seeing a dentist by their first birthday, preferably around the time that their first tooth comes in. While your child probably won't remember these early appointments, they allow us to keep a close eye on your child's dental development from the get-go and help normalize the dental office for your child. 

Millions of Americans are afraid of the dentist, and a lot of those fears originated in childhood. If you've never been to the dental office before, all the new sights, smells, and sounds can be intimidating! We gently introduce your child to dentistry, using kid-friendly language, rides in the dental chair, and tell-show-do techniques so they can feel comfortable with us. This helps build trust and allows the next generation to grow up without any kind of dental fear! 

Family Dentistry in 92335

If you are seeking a new dental home for your family, we invite you to call our Fontana dental practice at (909) 822-3003 to learn more about us!

In our society, having a healthy smile is only part of the equation. We know that it's also important for you to have a smile that looks good and that you feel confident about. 

Consider Cosmetic Dentistry

If you find yourself smiling with your mouth closed or using your hand to cover your teeth when you talk, it might be time to start thinking about cosmetic dentistry. While every treatment we offer at WinningSmiles is completed with an eye toward aesthetics, we also offer a range of services that focus on improving the appearance of your smile. Whether you just need a few tweaks or you're ready for a complete smile makeover, call our dental office and request a consultation with one of our talented doctors. 

Cosmetic dentistry doesn't have to be expensive or complicated. We offer services that fit every need, lifestyle, and budget: 

  • Professional take-home Zoom! whitening trays allow you to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your home. We offer customized trays and professional-strength gel for beautiful results. 
  • Bonding using composite filling material can repair chips, conceal discolored areas of your tooth, build up worn down teeth, and even close gaps. This treatment can often be completed in a single appointment. 
  • Veneers use tooth-shaped porcelain shells to completely transform the appearance of individual teeth. 

Cosmetic Dental Consultations in Fontana

We'll review your needs and work with you to create a customized treatment plan to help you have the smile you've always wanted. 

What is dental bonding? Perhaps you've heard the name before, but how can bonding improve your smile quickly and drastically?

Cosmetic Tooth Repairs & Restorations in Fontana

Our team can't wait to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. We serve patients in Fontana CA and surrounding areas. Get your smile makeover started today by giving us a call!

Same Day Crowns & Bridges

Man holding jaw | Fontana CA DentistBroken teeth are never fun, but the good news is that they can often be saved using crowns. If the tooth cannot be saved, a bridge might be the right option to fill in the space to prevent teeth from shifting. 

Unlike in the past, we have the technology at WinningSmiles in Fontana, CA to craft crowns and bridges right here in our dental office using a system called CEREC. This system utilizes computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing technology so your dentist can design and mill your crown or bridge in a single day while you wait. 

For our patients, this means:

  • No more uncomfortable messy impressions because CEREC uses digital impressions to send images of your tooth to the designing software
  • No more temporary crown or bridge that needs to be removed
  • No more weeks of waiting for a permanent crown or bridge 
  • Immediate testing and adjustment, if necessary

CEREC allows us to restore your smile quickly so you can get back to living your life.

CEREC crowns can also be used to restore worn-down teeth or teeth damaged by decay that need more than a filling. Because CEREC crowns are crafted from tooth-colored ceramic, we can also use them to make aesthetic improvements to your smile, which might mean correcting a tooth this isn't shaped properly or is severely discolored. 

Same-Day Dental Crowns and Bridges in Fontana

We encourage you to call our dental office at (909) 822-3003 to find out more about same-day crowns and bridges in Fontana, CA!

Same-Day Emergency Care

There are several steps you can take to manage a dental emergency until you can get to our office for treatment. But the first thing you need to do when you experience anything out of the ordinary with your oral health is to call Winning Smiles at (909) 822-3003.

Here are some of the most common problems our emergency dentist in Fontana, CA treats, and how to handle them until we see you.

  • Toothache – Don't ever ignore tooth pain. Take OTC pain relievers, swish salt water around in your mouth, or try a cold compress to reduce pain and swelling until you get to our office.
  • Broken tooth – Collect the broken fragments and bring them with you to your dental appointment.
  • Lost dental crown or filling – Wrap the lost crown in tissue to keep it safe. If we see you promptly, there's a good chance we can cement it back onto your tooth. Our emergency dentist will need to replace any lost tooth fillings.
  • Knocked-out tooth – Hold the tooth by the crown only and do not touch the root. Try to gently place the tooth back in its socket; if this isn't possible, put it in the pocket between your cheek and gums, or in a container of milk or saliva, and bring it with you.

Since we offer same-day emergency care and we'll decide if you need to see our emergency dentist in Fontana, CA right away or if it's safe for you to wait until our next available appointment.

We are available to take your emergency call 24/7. Call our main office number at (909) 822-3003 to speak to a member of our team. 

Six Month Smiles, Invisalign, and ClearCorrect

Many Fontana patients dream about straighter teeth but hold back out of fear that orthodontic treatment might be painful, costly, and unattractive.

If this describes you, you might be interested in Invisalign. 

The Process of Invisalign

Invisalign aligners do not rely on highly visible wires and brackets, and they are generally known to be invisible.

They gradually shift your teeth into their desired position using a series of clear plastic trays. Each tray is custom fabricated to move your teeth up to 0.25 mm per tray, so each one straightens your teeth very gradually.

Every two weeks, your orthodontist or dentist will offer a new set, allowing your teeth straightening treatment to be reliable and consistent. 

No special setup or tools are needed; patients simply need to put them on and wear them to go! Adults and teens love how discreet this option is. No unsightly components or parts, most people won't notice that you are even wearing aligners. 

Call Us for an Invisalign Appointment

All dental procedures start with a comprehensive dental appointment with your dentist at WinningSmiles Custom Dentistry & Implant Center. This allows us to go over your current oral health and determine if there are underlying issues we need to address first. 

The Invisalign process is simple and straightforward. If you are interested in making over your smile, give us a call today. 

Are you thinking about straightening your smile?

There may have been a time when people could just sit and wish they had better smiles, but we don't live in the medieval ages anymore. 

Now, thanks to modern dental technology and equipment, we can make any smile look amazing in 12 to 18 months. 

Invisalign's clear plastic aligners are a popular choice for teeth straightening, especially compared to traditional metal braces. Invisalign corrects your teeth by gently positioning your teeth into their desired position. 

How Long Does Invisalign Take to Straighten Teeth?

The answer is, it's hard to tell. Every patient has a unique smile, just like their fingerprints. There are so many variables that go into play that determine how long Invisalign will take, like the severity of your case, your existing oral health, and more. 

Typically it takes 12 to 18 months, but it could take more or less depending on your smile needs. 

Factors That Cause Variation 

  • Overly crowded or protruding teeth, the more crowding you have, the more your teeth will need to be positioned
  • Spaces between teeth may need more time to close
  • Invisalign is great for older teens and adults, but older adults might have slower healing and straightening effects

There are many benefits to living in a modern age (air conditioning and internet spring immediately to mind), and this extends to dental procedures.

Fontana patients these days can choose orthodontic treatment to gently reposition their teeth without anyone being the wiser. That's because Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners that are invisible and don't require noticeable brackets or wires.

There are multiple choices for patients seeking a change, including ClearCorrect. 

The Differences Between Invisalign and ClearCorrect

ClearCorrect is an alternative to Invisalign that also uses a series of clear plastic aligner trays that subtly and gently shift teeth into a new position.

Both are removable and easy to clean, and both are offered through orthodontists and dentists. If you are interested in learning more about all your teeth straightening options, don't hesitate to call us at WinningSmiles Custom Dentistry & Implant Center so we can set up a dental appointment.

ClearCorrect and Invisalign Both Provide Reliable Results

There are very few differences between these treatments, but both do the job quite nicely. Patients might have a personal preference regarding one over the other, but our dental team can help you find which one works with your lifestyle, budget, and smile. 

Call us today to arrange a dental appointment. 

Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening is an extremely popular cosmetic dental treatment that allows our Fontana, CA patients to achieve brighter, attractive smiles. While there are many teeth whitening products like whitening toothpaste and gels, only a dental professional can achieve the brightness many people seek. 

At WinningSmiles Custom Dentistry & Implant Center, we work hard to provide our patients with the dental procedures they need to revitalize their appearance. 

How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?

As with many dental procedures, the truth is that no one answer fits everyone. The length of time your teeth remain bright can be as little as six months and as much as three years. The results vary from person to person, especially depending on their diet and lifestyle. 

There are things that can quickly stain your teeth and reduce your teeth-whitening lifespan include:

  • Smoking or tobacco products
  • Drinking red wine, coffee, tea, and other dark-colored beverages
  • Eating staining foods like berries, tomato sauces, curries

Patients should be diligent about brushing their teeth daily to eliminate plaque and food particles that can make teeth appear dull and yellow. 

Teeth whitening is not a permanent process, and patients may need to do touch-ups over the months to keep their smiles sparkling. 

Schedule Your Dental Exam With Us

Dr. Mostafa Koperly and his amazing dental team are happy to provide more information and to do a dental exam to make sure there are no underlying dental problems first. 

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