Dental implants are artificial tooth roots used to support the restoration of a missing tooth, helping to prevent jaw bone loss. It takes a lot of training and skill to place dental implants. Our Irvine dental implant expert, Thomas Gonzales D.D.S. has 43 years placing implants and has lectured on Hybrid 4, the all four teeth full arch restoration technique. Dental Implants are made of titanium and provide a strong foundation for the attachment of permanent or removable artificial teeth. By replacing missing tooth roots, dental implants provide people with the strength and stability required to eat all the foods they love. Dental implants stimulate and maintain jaw bone, preventing bone loss and helping to maintain facial features. Irvine implant dentist Dr. Gonzales has trained under the founders and manufacturers of dental implants. Call our Irvine dental office at (949) 424-5137 for a complimentary consultation or visit our website at https://DentistOfficeIrvine.com to learn more.
Sedation Dentistry (Sleep Dentistry)
Sedation Dentistry is the discipline in dentistry that manages pain and anxiety through the use of local anesthesia, sedation, and general anesthesia.Sedation dentistry is used to provide a relaxing and anxiety-free experience for certain people receiving dental treatment. It enables individuals too afraid to go to the dentist to receive the dental care they need while avoiding the common apprehension known as dental phobia. Patients that benefit from dental sedation include people who: have a low pain threshold, have sensitive teeth, can’t sit still in the dentist’s chair, have a bad gag reflex and need a large amount of dental work done. IV sedation is both safe and effective. Patients are continually monitored the entire time they are sedated. Thomas Gonzales D.D.S. has advanced training in dental sedation. He served as a professor of IV Sedation at UNLV where he tough other dentists about IV sedation. That's why patients travel all over the world to be treated by Dr. Gonzales.
Endodontics focuses on saving teeth and helping you maintain your natural smile. Our dentists will diagnose and treat tooth pain. When the tooth’s nerve becomes inflamed or infected, it is likely that tooth will cause tremendous pain. In order to relieve the pain, the infected internal contents of the tooth need to be removed by performing a root canal treatment. The goal of root canal treatment is to clean out and disinfect the internal dental pulp (arterioles, venules, nerves and tissues) space. This treatment will prevent the tooth from becoming re-infected. A root canal is a cost-effective way to treat teeth with damaged pulp and is usually less expensive than extraction and placement of a bridge or an implant. Endodontic treatment also has a very high success rate. Many root canal-treated teeth last a lifetime. At Sedation and Implant Dentistry we have a Board Certified Endodontist ready to assist you with your treatment.
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is the specialty of dentistry which includes the diagnosis, surgical and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries and defects involving both the functional and aesthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region. Oral surgeons can provide surgery or cosmetic procedure to correct just about any kind of problem with the mouth, jaws, facial structures and neck. Our oral is trained in maxillofacial trauma, benign tumor resection, maxillofacial reconstruction, dental extractions, dental reconstruction with dental implants and allogeneic bone grafting. he is committed to enhancing patient care by providing excellence in dentistry with quality care. Contact our office for a complimentary consultation at (949) 424-5137.
Orthodontics is a dental practice that deals with the diagnosis, prevention and correction of oral malocclusion. A malocclusion is the abnormal alignment of teeth, jaw and/or a bad bite. It can develop when and the upper and lower teeth do not fit together normally. This misalignment of teeth and jaw and can lead to oral health problems if not treated. Orthodontics is recommended when there is a need to enhance the orofacial appearance. When it comes to orthodontic treatments, there are many non-surgical orthodontic options available including braces, retainers, removable appliances and orthodontic aligners. Treatment can be beneficial and prevent future problems such as premature tooth loss, plaque buildup and jaw problems. The kind of orthodontic treatment you need depends on the oral diagnostic to achieve a balanced, aesthetic result. Our dental experts will recommend a treatment based on the severity of your bite, the degree of dental misalignment and your desired results.
Neuromuscular dentistry focuses on the correction of jaw misalignment. Our dentists will determine the optimal position of your jaw through our advanced 3d Cone Beam technology in order to correct misalignment and adjust the position where the upper and lower teeth come together (occlusion). By realigning the jaw joint through the use of dental restorations and/or orthodontics, our neuromuscular dentists strive to alleviate stress from the jaw muscles and eliminate painful symptoms of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ or TMD).Both Thomas Gonzales D.D.S and Gary Sanner D.D.S. have over 41 years treating patients with TMD. Dr. Gonzales served as instructor on pain and TMJ treatment for the Loma Linda Institute at White Memorial Hospital for over 10 years. If you are looking for an expert in neuromuscular pain, Sedation and Implant Dentistry Irvine is the right choice. Call us at (949) 424-5137 for a free consultation or visit our website at https://DentistOfficeIrvine.com
Sleep Apnea Dentistry
Sleep apnea dentistry is the practice of treating people who have their breathing blocked or obstructed during sleep. It means that your breathing often is blocked or partly blocked during sleep. The problem can be mild to severe, based on how often your lungs don't get enough air.
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a serious inflammatory disorder that, left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. It is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth. It begins when the bacteria in plaque (the sticky, colorless film that constantly forms on your teeth) causes the gums to become inflamed. Untreated gingivitis can advance to periodontitis and can eventually lead to tooth loss and other health problems. Gingivitis is the mildest form of periodontal disease. It causes the gums to become red, swollen, and bleed easily. There is usually little or no discomfort at this stage. Gingivitis is often caused by inadequate oral hygiene. Gingivitis is reversible with professional treatment and good oral home care. If you think you much have gum disease, please contact our office and schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our specialists.
Cosmetic Dentistry is dental work that focuses on improving the appearance of your teeth, gums, bite, mouth and smile. It primarily centers on improving dental aesthetics such as alignment, location, size, shape and smile appearance.People can become self-conscious of their teeth when they are chipped, discolored, deformed, crooked or missing. They may find the need to cover their mouth every time they laugh and avoid smiling with their teeth in photos. Apart from affecting a person's self-confidence, it can also affect a person's oral health if chipped or missing teeth are left untreated.Depending on the complexity and severity of the problem, referral to dental specialists may be necessary. Cosmetic dentistry can make substantial improvements to your teeth and your smile once you have achieved and are able to maintain good oral health.
General Dentistry is the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of a wide variety of oral conditions, disorders and diseases affecting the teeth, mouth, gums and maxillofacial region of the body. Routine general dentistry services can help you maintenance proper oral hygiene and healthy teeth. are highly educated and trained on all dental procedures. our service areas include:cosmetic procedures, crowns and bridges, dental implants, dentures, gum disease treatment, home care instruction, mouthguards, nutrition counseling, oral surgery, orthodontics, partial dentures, restorative care, root canal therapy, sealants, teeth cleanings and TMD/TMJ therapy.