General Dentistry
Chula Vista, CA

Center For Beautiful Smiles in Chula Vista, CA offers high-quality dental services that can solve any problem you may have. Our team is made up of experienced professionals who are committed to excellence in their work and ensure satisfaction no matter what the issue at hand might be! We offer flexible payment plans, so whether it’s a complex treatment or just some common household problems we’ve got your back with our commitment towards top-tier care!

Oral Cancer Screenings

The goal of oral cancer screening is to identify mouth cancers early and get them treated before they can spread. 

Most dentists perform routine examinations on patients during regular dental visits in order test for this type or disease, but some may also use additional tests like biopsies if there are suspicious areas found by inspection suggesting possible pre-treatment conditions that would need special attention from their doctor later down the line – such as precancerous cell changes leading up towards human papillomavirus (HPV).

It’s important to talk to us about the various ways you can reduce risk and which screening tests might be appropriate for you.

Dental Fillings

When a tooth is damaged by decay, a filling may be used to repair the tooth. Center For Beautiful Smiles utilizes a material called composite resin and comes in many possible colors to match the color of your surrounding teeth.

The decay is first removed, the tooth is then prepared and the resin is applied and cemented in place. A filling allows the orthodontist to conserve as much of the natural tooth structure as possible.

Our team provides quality dental fillings that will last for years to come. At Center For Beautiful Smiles we only place tooth-colored white fillings on your teeth to preserve the natural look of your smile.

Dental Extractions

Extraction means to have a tooth removed, usually because of extensive decay, trauma to the tooth, or crowding. Impacted or problematic wisdom teeth are a common reason for extraction.

Tooth extraction may be necessary for a variety of reasons: severe damage, advanced periodontal disease. Impacted teeth, or teeth that have become stuck in gum tissue or bone causing pain and push your adjacent teeth out of alignment, and should be removed. Wisdom teeth are a special category of tooth extraction. It is recommended that they be removed as early as possible to prevent future problems. Also, some teeth are removed as part of larger procedures like dentures or implants.

Please do not hesitate to call us with your questions about this. Missing teeth — apart from wisdom teeth — should ideally be replaced quickly to prevent complications such as other teeth shifting into the space and bone loss where the tooth was once anchored.

Preventative Dental Care

Preventative dental care is the ensemble of things you can do to build a lifetime of good oral health, including good dental hygiene at home, regular check-ups, and regular dental cleanings.

Our team of orthodontists offers a complete range of preventative services to keep your mouth, teeth, and gums looking and feeling their best, including

  • Regular checkups
  • Cleaning & hygiene
  • Dental sealants
  • Non-surgical gum therapy
  • Oral cancer screenings with Vizilite Plus
  • Patient education in our office

Root Canal

Root canals have a bad reputation. Even the phrase “getting a root canal” has come to mean doing something painful and unpleasant. But, thanks to the latest dental technology and anesthesia techniques, getting a root canal is as simple and painless as getting a filling. Root canals restore decayed or infected teeth to full function. Root canals save teeth from having to be extracted and are far less expensive than corrective measures like dentures or implants.

When a tooth is fractured deeply and the pulp which contains nerves and blood vessels is damaged, a root canal is necessary to remove the pulp from the tooth. Otherwise, the pulp may become painful or swollen and the tooth may have to be removed altogether.

Teeth are composed of three layers:

  • Enamel, the outermost layer, & the tooth’s visible surface
  • Dentin, the middle layer
  • The root canal, is a natural hollow in the middle of the tooth, including the tooth’s nerve & pulp

Root canals become necessary when the tooth is damaged or decayed enough to expose its vulnerable pulp. This can happen due to unaddressed cavities, chips or cracks in the tooth, blunt trauma, and even too many fillings, drillings, etc. on the same tooth. When it is unprotected, the pulp becomes infected, accelerating tooth decay. In the worst cases, this infection leads to an abscess, a cavity filled with pus that forms around the tooth’s roots.

Center For Beautiful Smiles is proud to offer the best dental care, and our team and associates will ensure that your root canal procedure experience is as pleasant as possible. Call now and schedule your root canal complimentary consultation. Please do not wait. Get your teeth the care and attention they need!

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry is a great solution for patients who experience high levels of anxiety at the dentist’s office. Often called “sleep” dentistry, sedation dentistry involves a form of sedation that is highly relaxing but allows you to remain conscious and communicative.

Patients who would normally avoid treatment altogether or who require long interventions benefit from sedation. Besides making patients more comfortable, sedation affects perception of time making hours seem like minutes and thus making it possible to accomplish procedures in one visit that might otherwise require several visits.

During initial consultation sedation, patients have a health history review and we offer answers to any questions you may have. The sedation then consists of taking a pill the night before your procedure and another pill one hour before your dental appointment. Your vital signs are closely monitored with medical equipment in our office during your sedation. For safety, you are not allowed to operate machinery or drive while under sedation so be sure and plan on having a friend or family member escort you to and from your appointment.

TMJ

We can help you with certain kinds of TMD (temporomandibular joint disorders) and migraines. 

An option that proves effective for TMD and migraines is a device called an NTI-Tension Suppression System. It consists of an “occlusal splint”, a small transparent plastic device that is worn over the two front teeth and prevents the contact of canines and molars. The device, custom-fitted by the orthodontist, prevents patients from clenching or grinding their teeth while sleeping. This grinding is a primary cause of tension headaches and migraines. 

Approved by the FDA, the device has been proven in studies to decrease the number and frequency of headaches without the use of drug therapies.

Tooth Extractions

Extraction means to have a tooth removed, usually because of extensive decay, trauma to the tooth, or crowding. Impacted or problematic wisdom teeth are a common reason for extraction.

Tooth extraction may be necessary for a variety of reasons: severe damage, advanced periodontal disease. Impacted teeth, or teeth that have become stuck in gum tissue or bone cause pain and push your adjacent teeth out of alignment, and should be removed. Wisdom teeth are a special category of tooth extraction. It is recommended that they be removed as early as possible to prevent future problems. Also, some teeth are removed as part of larger procedures like dentures or implants.

Gum Disease Therapy

Gum disease is an infection of the gums and bone that surround and support our teeth, and a major cause of tooth loss. It is caused by improper cleaning and the build-up bacteria in the pockets between our teeth.

The bacteria affects the periodontal ligaments which hold teeth in place. Early gum disease, known as gingivitis, can be treated with professional cleanings along with proper teeth cleaning at home. This can usually stop the development of the condition. In advanced or aggressive stages, called periodontitis, gum disease can cause permanent loss of tissue and bone, which in turn causes loosening or the loss of teeth.

Treatment methods depend on how the disease is affecting a particular patient and how far the condition has progressed. Warning signs include swollen, tender, or bleeding gums, bad breath, receding gums, loosening of teeth and shifts or changes in bite. Sometimes there are no warning signs at all and, since the condition itself  is painless, it can often go unnoticed. Regular dental check-ups easily detect this common form of infection and allow the dentist to treat the condition.

Also, while there is no conclusive agreement, it is worth noting that some clinical studies indicate an association between severe gum disease and other health conditions such as stroke and diabetes. In the interest of erring on the side of caution, this is a compelling reason to be vigilant about good dental care at home. Good habits at home are essential to helping keep gum disease from becoming serious or recurring.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

“Wisdom” teeth is the generic term for the set of third molars, so-called because they are usually the last teeth to come in during young adulthood. Depending on how your wisdom teeth grow into place it may or may not be necessary to remove them. 

Sometimes wisdom teeth only partially erupt or come in facing sideways. This often leads to difficulty in cleaning them and makes them subject to tooth decay and infection. Sometimes there is not enough room in the dental arch for the wisdom teeth. In these cases, your wisdom teeth are often removed. Wisdom teeth are removed under sedation so that you remain completely relaxed and pain-free during the procedure.

To know more about our comprehensive list of general dentistry services, contact our office today!

  • 1415 Ridgeback Rd #23
    Chula Vista, CA 91910

    Hours
    Monday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Tuesday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Thursday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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