In addition to daily brushing and flossing, you can help protect your oral health by seeing your dentist regularly for check-ups. It's recommended that most people get a dental check-up every 6 months.
Getting your dental check-up on regular basis helps you avoid needing dental treatment. Check-ups and cleaning prevent tartar and plaque buildup, cavities, maintain good bone structure and ultimately an awesome oral hygiene level.
At Garden West we offer a variety of teeth cleaning services to make you smile more confidently. We are able to render your routine dental cleaning and/or deep cleaning to provide you with a healthy smile which decreases the chances of teeth or gum problems.
One Visit Teeth Whitening
Laser teeth whitening is a highly effective way to whiten your teeth. Laser whitening is becoming more popular among people who are looking to get a brighter smile.
Whether you choose Laser teeth whitening, or the take home whitening kit, rest assured our whitening system will provide you a lighter shade, and make you smile more confidently!
Our one visit zoom bleaching session gives you a brighter smile. In just over an hour, your teeth will become shades whiter. It is safe, effective and very fast. Zoom chair-side system is ideal for anyone looking for immediate results. On the average, you get up to 3 shades lighter in a little over an hour. Results are immediate and guaranteed to leave you smiling.
Our over night take home bleaching kit is effective and inexpensive. An impression of the patient's mouth is taken, and custom bleaching trays are made to fit comfortably. The patient uses the whitening gel inside the trays and applies that repeatedly over a period of few days. The trays can also be saved for future use. Bleaching gel can always be purchased separately at our office.
Tooth Colored Fillings
A composite filling is a tooth-colored mixture used to restore decayed teeth. Composites are used for cosmetic improvements. Composite maintains your smile by restoring the tooth without changing its shade. Composites are also great for reshaping disfigured teeth.
At Garden West all cavities are filled in the same shade as your teeth. With our composite fillings you do not have to be shy about your fills anymore. Enjoy a wide, confident smile with teeth that look 100% natural.
A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a severely decayed or infected tooth. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and abscesses may form. Neglecting a severe decay and/or infected tooth can cause major discomfort and other complications.
Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing tooth/teeth. A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap.
Gaps left by missing teeth can cause the remaining teeth to shift, which can result in a bad bite. Bridges help prevent this from happening. In addition to strengthening a damaged tooth, bridges can be used to improve a tooth’s appearance, shape, alignment and dental occlusion/bite.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over a tooth. Crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line. Crown uses are many. Crowns cover the tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and improve its appearance. When there's too large of decay to fill, a crown is a better option versus jeaporadizing tooth wall structure.
At Garden West we offer a variety of options when choosing the perfect crown for you. From porcelain fused to high noble metal, full gold crowns, to Procera (full porcelain) you are assured to have the ideal fit for you.
Veneers and Cosmetic Dentistry
Who said you need to be a Hollywood star to enjoy the Hollywood smile?
Dental veneers are custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length. Reshaping and/or coloring is also possible with veneers. Modern veneers are strong and durable, tooth-shaped, natural-looking dental prosthetic that are bonded to the surfaces of the teeth to cover cosmetic imperfections. Veneers can be usede to close gaps, elongate teeth, cover stains and discoloration, and make the teeth appear uniform and straight.
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth. Individual implants allow easier access between teeth, making oral hygiene a lot easier. Implants are very durable and will last many years. With good care, many implants last a lifetime.
If you're healthy enough to have a tooth extracted, you're probably healthy enough to have a dental implant. Whether your missing teeth are the result of injury, disease, or decay, dental implants could be your perfect answer. General good health and adequate bone in the jaw are key requirements. Our doctor, who has performed over 5,000 successful dental implant procedures, and has received several awards from Nobel Biocare (the world leading dental implant manufacturer) in recognition of his dedication to implant dentistry, can tell you if implants are right for you.
Oral Surgery and Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Here at Garden West Dental we perform all kinds of wisdom teeth extractions, including partial and full bony impactions. We do not provide general anesthetic. Before removing a wisdom tooth/teeth, your dentist will give you local anesthetic to numb the area where the tooth/teeth will be removed.