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06/Dec/2018

Preventive dentistry is essentially the practice of caring for your teeth to keep them as healthy as possible. This helps to avoid cavities, gum disease, enamel wear, and more. There are many forms of preventive dentistry, such as daily brushing and dental cleanings.

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06/Dec/2018

We all realize that having a healthy, bright, beautiful smile enhances our appearance and allows us to smile with confidence. Thanks to the advances in modern cosmetic dentistry, we are able to improve our teeth and smiles with quick, painless and surprisingly affordable treatments.

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06/Dec/2018

An area of dentistry that has been formally recognized as a dental specialty by the National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards (NCRDSCB). Currently there are nine recognized dental specialties including endodontics, pediatric, and periodontic dentistry.

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06/Dec/2018

The practice of general dentistry includes an assortment of services and procedures, all with the intention of helping patients preserve their natural teeth as long as possible, and to ensure good oral health; keeping them looking and feeling great.

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06/Dec/2018

With the help of continuing advances in dental technology, clear aligner orthodontic treatments now allow you to straighten your teeth while also maintaining a natural appearance during treatment. Unlike traditional braces, clear aligners do not include the use of any metal brackets or wires. Instead, your aligners are made from smooth, clear plastic using specialized computer technology to provide you with a treatment that is discreet, comfortable and effective. These incremental transparent aligners work to adjust the position of your teeth until they are in their ideal positions. Because the aligners are nearly invisible, no one can see how they are helping correct slight misalignments to leave you with a beautiful and healthy-looking smile.

Clear aligner orthodontics is surprisingly affordable, with results often appearing in less time than traditional braces, all without the less-than-attractive metal brackets. The typical timeframe of clear aligner orthodontics can be as little as 6 months, depending on your situation. The cost is also reduced, due to the material used.

Properly aligned teeth are not just for appearance. They are important to the health of your gums, as well as to help prevent more serious health problems from surfacing. Misaligned teeth can lead to jaw stress and unnecessary wear of the enamel, which can affect the health of your teeth and the supporting bone.

Some questions patients may ask about clear aligner orthodontic therapy include:

  • How clear are the aligners?
  • Are the aligners comfortable?
  • How long do I have to wear the aligners daily?
  • Will I need to wear a retainer after treatment?

For these answers and more, schedule a consultation today and we will make recommendations based on your dental health.


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06/Dec/2018

Mini Dental Implants are a fast, yet very effective way to stabilize your dentures or to replace your missing teeth. The mini dental implant procedure is only minimally invasive and can be done quickly.

The mini dental implant procedure is a much less involved process than the conventional dental implants. For this reason, the procedure can usually be completed in as little as one dental appointment.

In addition to saving time in the dental office, you will have far less discomfort following this procedure due to its minimally involved nature.
Because the mini dental implants are so time efficient, we are able to perform these procedures at a fraction of the cost normally associated with larger conventional implants.
Mini dental implants are also more comfortable while requiring less healing time and fewer visits to the doctor.

Benefits of Mini Implants:
• Simple and non-invasive procedure
• Immediate results
• Restored confidence with speaking and eating
• Improved attractiveness of your smile
• Cost effective
• Anchoring for dentures or cemented crowns & bridges
• Preserves bone and facial structure


Learn More About Mini Dental Implants


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06/Dec/2018

If you’ve lost all of your natural teeth, whether from gum disease, tooth decay or injury, complete dentures can replace your missing teeth and your smile. Replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. Without support from the denture, facial muscles sag, making a person look older. You’ll also find it harder to eat and speak things that people often take for granted until their natural teeth are lost.

There are various types of complete dentures. A conventional full denture is made and placed in the patient’s mouth after the remaining teeth are removed and tissues have healed which may take several months.

An immediate complete denture is inserted as soon as the remaining teeth are removed. The dentist takes measurements and makes models of the patients jaws during a preliminary visit. With immediate dentures, the denture wearer does not have to be without teeth during the healing period. Even if you wear full dentures, you still must take good care of your mouth. Brush your gums, tongue and palate every morning with a soft-bristled brush before you insert your dentures to stimulate circulation in your tissues and help remove plaque.

And even if you wear full dentures, it’s important to visit your dentist regularly to maintain your overall oral health and get early warning of serious issues such as oral cancer.

Your dentures were made to fit you precisely and, if they are cared for properly, they do not change shape. But you may sometimes find that they can become loose due to natural changes in the gums and bone supporting them. As the jawbone begins to shrink, so do the gums.
If you find your dentures no longer fit properly, see your dentist as soon as possible so adjustments can be made. Trying to change the fit of your dentures yourself can damage them and make them unrepairable so this would be a costly experiment! Ill-fitting dentures repaired at home can also irritate the gums, tongue and cheeks. In an emergency, you could use denture adhesives to keep the dentures stable until you are able to see the dentist.

Even if you no longer have your natural teeth, it’s still important to see your dentist regularly for an oral examination. The dentist will examine your mouth to check for any problem with the gum ridges, the tongue and the joints of the jaw, as well as screen for oral cancer. For a variety of reasons, many older adults are more susceptible to oral diseases, including oral cancer. About 95 percent of all cancers are found in people over age 40. However, many of these cancers are treatable if detected early. Oral tissues are also checked for signs of other diseases that can first manifest themselves in the mouth. Living with dentures can be comfortable if you continue to care for your oral hygiene and make regular visits to your dentist for a checkup.

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Paul J. Berger, DDS

At Sonora Dentist, we offer exceptional dental services to families in Sonora and surrounding areas and pledge to maintain a high standard of safety, quality, and comfort for all patients. Dr. Berger and his team are dedicated to providing complete family dental care delivered with friendly and responsive personal service.


Office Information:

Phone:
(209) 533-9630

Email:
sonoradentist@mlode.com

Address:
13945 Mono Way
Sonora, CA 95370


Office Hours:

Monday
8am – 5pm
Tuesday
8am – 5pm
Wednesday
8am – 5pm
Thursday
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