General Dentistry at Brentwood Dental Art in Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA
A healthy, radiant smile is not only a reflection of your overall well-being but also a key element of your self-confidence. Enjoying healthier teeth also boosts your immune system and lowers your risk of heart disease and diabetes. The foundation of a beautiful smile begins with ongoing preventative and comprehensive general dentistry. At Brentwood Dental Art in Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA, we are committed to providing exceptional general dental care that ensures your smile is healthy and durable in the years ahead.
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Preventative Dental Care for Optimal Oral Health
We focus on providing preventative dental care, performing a variety of dental procedures to keep our patients in excellent oral health.
The Importance of Preventative and General Dental Care
The adage “prevention is better than cure” couldn’t be truer when it comes to your oral health. In reality, conditions like periodontal disease and tooth decay can be prevented with good ongoing general care.
Preventative and general dentistry plays a vital role in maintaining your oral health and preventing potential issues from escalating. For example, regularly scheduled dental checkups and cleanings allow our skilled dentists and hygienists to detect early signs of dental problems and address them before they become major concerns.
By embracing a routine of professional cleanings, thorough examinations, and personalized guidance on oral hygiene practices, you can significantly reduce the risk of cavities, gum disease, and other dental issues. At Brentwood Dental Art, we believe that a proactive approach to oral health is the key to a lifetime of smiles. That’s why we recommend a checkup at least twice a year, even if your smile is completely healthy.
Tooth decay is one of the most common oral diseases to affect patients of all ages. Thankfully, minimally invasive fillings can repair cavities to make your smile whole and functional again. They also help prevent decay from spreading.
Dental fillings are one of the most common restorative treatments we offer at Brentwood Dental Art. Our dentists offer state-of-the-art dental fillings matched to your smile, utilizing state-of-the-art materials that seamlessly blend in with your natural teeth. Whether you require a filling for a new cavity or need to replace an old one, we prioritize your comfort and the longevity of your general dentistry investment.
Full-Coverage Dental Crowns
When a tooth is severely damaged or weakened, a dental crown can provide the necessary strength, protection, and aesthetic enhancement it needs. Dental crowns, often referred to as “caps,” are custom-made restorations that cover the entire visible portion of a tooth. You can almost think of them like a helmet or shell over your tooth, distributing the biting and chewing pressure so that your tooth doesn’t break apart any further.
Dental crowns serve a dual purpose because they repair your tooth’s structure while also improving its appearance. At Brentwood Dental Art, we take pride in creating durable and lifelike dental crowns that blend seamlessly with your natural smile. We can select the exact size, shape, and color of the crown needed for optimal aesthetic appeal.
Bridges and Implants
Missing teeth can take a toll on your oral health and self-esteem. They can also lead to changes in your jaw shape, shifting in other teeth, and premature aging in your face.
Our general dentistry treatment encompasses the restoration of missing teeth through options like dental bridges and implants. Dental bridges consist of one or more artificial teeth anchored to adjacent natural teeth, effectively “bridging” the gap. On the other hand, dental implants are titanium posts surgically placed in the jawbone to replace the root of a missing tooth, providing a stable foundation for a crown, bridge, or even a stabilized denture.
These solutions not only restore your smile’s aesthetics but also prevent neighboring teeth from shifting and preserving proper jawbone density. At Brentwood Dental Art, we offer personalized consultations to determine the most suitable tooth replacement option for your unique needs and preferences. We’ll review all of the options that fit your situation so that you can make an educated choice about your restorative treatment.
Do I Need Dental Work?
It’s natural to wonder whether you need to have a tooth repaired or not, especially when you’re not experiencing any noticeable discomfort. However, many dental issues can develop silently, only becoming evident when they’ve progressed to a more advanced stage when the tooth is non-restorable. That’s why regular dental checkups are crucial. Early intervention keeps treatments smaller, more affordable, and less invasive. Whereas waiting until you’re in pain could allow infections like periodontitis or decay to progress into tooth loss before you notice there’s a problem.
If you’ve been experiencing persistent tooth sensitivity, nagging discomfort, bleeding gums, bad breath, pain while chewing, or any other unusual symptoms around specific teeth, it’s important to seek professional evaluation. At Brentwood Dental Art, our experienced team can assess your oral health and recommend the appropriate treatments to address any underlying issues. We’ll co-plan your care with you so that you play a direct role in selecting what’s best for your smile.
When to See a Dentist
Knowing when to schedule a dental appointment is essential for maintaining optimal oral health. In addition to regular checkups every six months, you should seek dental care if you experience:
- Toothache or persistent tooth sensitivity
- Gum inflammation, bleeding, or tenderness
- Chipped, cracked, or fractured teeth
- Loose or shifting teeth
- Jaw pain or clicking
- Persistent bad breath
- Sores that do not heal within a couple of weeks
- Changes in the fit of dentures or dental appliances
Early intervention can often prevent minor issues from escalating into more complex and costly problems. For example, you might only need a small filling as opposed to a root canal and crown several months later down the road.
Brentwood Dental Art office has the latest developments in dental technology. Our state-of-the-art dental instruments and equipment allow us to provide more accurate and safer dentistry and better dental experience for our patients.
Customized Treatment Plans
No two smiles are alike, which is why we believe in crafting customized treatment plans that cater to your unique oral health needs and goals. At Brentwood Dental Art, we take the time to understand your unique concerns, conduct comprehensive examinations, share digital imaging, and discuss your treatment options in detail. Our aim is to empower you to make informed decisions about your dental care and achieve the smile you deserve.
Brentwood Dental Art in Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA, is your partner in preserving and enhancing your oral health. Our commitment to comprehensive general dentistry, personalized care, and cutting-edge treatments ensures that your smile remains vibrant and functional for years to come. Don’t wait for dental issues to escalate – schedule your appointment today and take the first step towards a lifetime of optimal oral health and confidence. Your smile is our priority! Call us today for an appointment.
Questions Answered on This Page
- The Importance of Preventative and General Dental Care
- Dental Fillings
- Full-Coverage Dental Crowns
- Bridges and Implants
- Do I Need Dental Work?
- When to See a Dentist
- Customized Treatment Plans
Definition of common dental fillings terminology
Tooth decay (dental caries): Tooth decay is the breakdown of teeth due to acids produced by bacteria.
Tooth Enamel: Enamel is the thin outer covering of the tooth. This tough shell is the hardest tissue in the human body.
Tartar: Tartar is a hard yellowish substance that forms on your teeth and causes them to decay if it is not removed.
Preventive Dentistry: Preventive dentistry is the dentistry that focuses on maintaining oral health in order to prevent the spread of plaque, the formation of tartar and infections in the mouth.
Cavities: A cavity is a hole in a tooth that develops from tooth decay.
Dentist: A dentist, also known as a dental surgeon, is a doctor who specializes in the patient’s teeth, gums, and mouth.
Dental Filling: A dental filling is a procedure to treat a small hole, or cavity, in a tooth.
General Dentistry: General dentistry covers a range of treatment options and procedures fundamental to protecting and maintaining a good standard of oral health.
The Brentwood Dental Art Experience
- Highest Level of Dental Care
- Friendly and Caring Staff
- Affordable Financing Options
- Personalized Dental Services
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About our Dentistry
- CA (License #16796). View License Information
- Insurance: We work with most insurance providers including all PPO’s
- No Insurance? No problem call 213-463-8870 for more information
- Financing Options: We offer a wide range of dental financing options
- We serve patients from the following counties: Los Angeles
- We serve patients from the following cities: West Los Angeles, Brentwood, Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Culver City, Santa Monica and Westwood
- Have Questions? Please feel free to contact us at 213-463-8870
Helpful links: (ADA) Glossary of Dental Terms