CEREC Chairside Solutions

CEREC Technology & Advanced Dental Care

CEREC Technology In San RamonNot many dentists in San Ramon have or use the great benefit of CEREC Technology. Here at Pro Smile Dental Care we are one of the few dentists to offer CEREC. Lets go into why it’s a benefit to you. CEREC, also known as Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, or CEramic REConstruction) is a dental restoration device that allows us to produce great results for ceramic dental restorations by using a variety of computer assisted technologies. These include 3D photography and CAD/CAM. With CEREC, teeth can be restored in a single sitting, rather than the multiple sittings required with outdated techniques.

How Is CEREC Different?

In the past it could take 3 or more visits and a waiting time of a couple of days up to a couple of weeks to obtain a ceramic crown or dental implant. The reason for this is that in most cases, the ceramic crown or dental implant needs to be requested, created by, and returned from an offsite lab. With the CEREC system, we are able to offer the same high quality ceramic dental crowns in a single visit. The CEREC system uses 3D technology to create a far more precise digital impression of the patients teeth, and does so in a fast, easy, and far more comfortable manner than the traditional methods in the past. What does this mean for you? This means less time you need to take off of work, less trips to the dentist, and less waiting to receive your dental crown or implant crown.

Why Do We Use CEREC?

CEREC is the unique CAD/CAM system for patient individual all-ceramic restorations in one single appointment. Together with CEREC we are able to come quickly and safely to the desired results for our patients.

  • The most used dental CAD/CAM system worldwide.
  • More than 25 years of successful continuous development.
  • Over 28 million restorations placed.
  • More than 250 scientific studies documenting clinical security.
  • Proven long-term survival rate of 95%.

Composite Fillings & Restorations

Tooth Colored Fillings In San Ramon

Panoramic X-ray

Pro Smile Dental Care in San Ramon specializes in composite fillings and full mouth restorations. Our friendly dental staff all work as a team to make sure your check up’s go smoothly. If you do find out you need fillings, we practice modern dental techniques and use advanced technology to make your visit at the dentist as simple and painless as possible.

We Make Fillings Easy

It’s never fun to have to go to the dentist. That’s why we make it our primary goal to ease your fears by having a calm environment, caring staff, and distractions – like TVs mounted on the ceiling and noise cancelling headphones. You can also watch movies you bring in or choose from our selection of DVDs. Can’t find something you want to watch? Use our complimentary Netflix account and instantly stream movies for your viewing pleasure.

Composite Fillings

A composite filling is a “tooth colored” filling matched to the shade of your surrounding tooth enamel. We recommend composite fillings over the traditional amalgam fillings as they do not contain any harsh contaminates such as mercury and they don’t stand out as much, looking better cosmetically as compared to silver-colored fillings. Composite fillings are also known as “mercury-free” fillings.

Gingivitis & Gum Disease

It is important to note that one of the biggest threats to your dental health is Gingivitis. If left untreated, you will more rapidly lose the important gum tissue that surrounds and supports your teeth causing the need for fillings and complete mouth restorations. Prolonged deterioration of gum tissue can lead to the need for dentures or expensive implants later in life. Depending on the level of your oral hygiene, it may take advanced treatment to get you on the path of good dental health, but the results are worth the effort.

 

San Ramon Dentist

San Ramon Dentist

At Pro Smile Dental Care, our San Ramon dentist urges families to make good oral hygiene part of their daily lives. Good dental habits instilled at an early age save teeth, time, and money later in life. Our office in San Ramon is a family practice dedicated to making you smile. Don’t be one of the many people who later in life, regret skipping early dental care. When problems start developing from neglect, your treatment choices dwindle. If you take care of your teeth and gums when you are young, they can last you a lifetime.

Using Education To Ensure a Long Lasting Healthy Smile

Our goal at Pro Smile Dental Care is to use education and preventive care on our patient’s behalf. With this in mind, it is important to note that one of the biggest threats to your dental health is Gingivitis. If left untreated, you will more rapidly lose the important gum tissue that surrounds and supports your teeth. It is important to make note of this as prolonged deterioration of gum tissue can lead to the need for dentures or expensive implants later in life. Depending on the level of ones oral hygiene, it may take advanced treatment to get patients on the path of good dental health, but the results are worth the effort. Whatever the case may be our San Ramon dentist will travel that path with you.

Cosmetic Dentistry

With regular checkups with our San Ramon dentist and cleanings, you can keep your teeth and gums healthy for many years to come. This is mind, it is also important to become aware of other types of dental care that can vastly improve the health and look of your smile. One of the specialties of our San Ramon dentist is the field of cosmetic dentistry. There are many misconceptions regarding the field of cosmetic dentistry and its many long lasting benefits. The importance of having a healthy smile cannot only be seen in a persons overall dental health, but also their overall self-confidence. Our dentist office in San Ramon strives to not only give you a healthy looking smile, but also give you that smile of self-confidence you’ve always deserved.

The lesser-known benefit is that it is going to provide you with teeth that are more functional. Pitted or crooked teeth are not only unappealing, but more importantly, very difficult to clean properly at home. Improper cleaning often leads to tooth decay, gingivitis, and other oral hygiene difficulties.

Cost Conscious Dentistry

We understand that for many families, cost is factor in deciding which dentist they would like to visit. We do our best at Pro Smile to make dental care available and affordable for everyone. Our San Ramon dentist knows that most people will pay for dental care at some point in their lives, but would like to ensure they pay less through proactive care, rather than pay the exponentially higher costs of treating teeth that have been neglected.

Our Goal To Keep You Smiling

Our Staff at Pro Smile Dental Care, in San Ramon, CA, are devoted to keeping our patients happy, comfortable, and smiling. Team up with Pro Smile Dental Care for all your dental needs.

Family Dental

A Family Dentist In San Ramon

Tooth BrushAt Pro Smile Dental Care, we believe in forming strong bonds with the local community. We value the families who come to us for their dental needs.

We offer a variety of experienced practitioners including hygienists, general dentists and several specialists to provide all of our community neighbors with affordable care. Here at Pro Smile Dental Care we strive to complete all of your family dental solutions in one visit.

As a family dentist in San Ramon, we treat all of our patients like family. Our list of dental care services include: teeth whitening, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, restorative dentistry and TMJ/TMD services.

Enhancing Your Smile

We know that a great smile can be the most attractive part of your appearance. A subtle alteration improves the way you look and feel. With new techniques such as whitening, enamel shaping and veneers, we create a wonderful smile with only minor changes to your existing teeth.

Zoom! Teeth Whitening

Zoom Teeth Whitening treatment has emerged as a very popular treatment in cosmetic dentistry. At Pro Smile Dental Care, we perform effective family dental techniques for developing a great smile quickly. Our teeth whitening is a mild bleaching process that refreshes discolored or stained teeth to their original health and color.

Tooth Bonding

As a part of our family dental care, we perform this procedure using composite resin material to refill the areas of erosion. Often, this treatment is used to close gaps between a patient’s front teeth.

Enamel Shaping

This procedure, also know as contouring, is the process at our family dental care service of molding natural teeth to enhance their appearance. Often, we employ this technique to improve small cases of crowded or overlapping teeth or to make minor adjustments to the shape of a tooth.

Veneers

Laboratory produced veneers are porcelain facings that are sealed to the front surfaces of teeth. This procedure helps to whiten teeth, close spaces or repair chipped teeth. With regular care, this service bolsters the appearance and confidence of our patients.

Fillings

In contrast to silver or gold fillings, we at Pro Smile Dental Care believe white fillings create a more natural look for your teeth. Dark fillings traditionally cause the whole of your tooth to appear darker when viewed from the side. White fillings help maintain an irresistible glowing smile.

As a family dentist in San Ramon, we encourage you to become a part of our family. Make an appointment today and trust us to provide you and your family with outstanding teeth.

 

Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns In San Ramon

At Pro Smile Dental Care in San Ramon we are experts in dental crowns. Dental crowns are used to repair many forms of tooth damage and decay. When a tooth has had too many fillings that has damaged the tooth beyond repair, a crown may be required. We are available to consult with you and help determine when a dental crown is needed.

Why Are Dental Crowns Used?

A crown is often the best way to prevent further damage if a tooth becomes cracked or broken. Sometimes a tooth will have a cavity so large that filling it is not possible without severely weakening the tooth. If you need a bridge to replace missing teeth a crown may be required to support the bridge. At Pro Smile Dental Care we are here to help you decide if a crown is the best choice for your situation.

How Is A Dental Crown Applied?

At your first visit we will x-ray the damaged tooth and then using the latest in dental technology we scan your tooth using the CEREC procedure. The next step is to prepare the remaining portion of tooth for the crown. We then customize the color and characterization of the crown to match the adjacent tooth perfectly. You will leave the office with the permanent crown in one sitting.

Dental crowns can be made of several different materials. The location of the crown will help us determine our recommendation to you. In the old days, dentists would recommend metal crowns for back teeth, as it is a stronger material. Not anymore. The porcelain used for CEREC is double the strength of transitional porcelain and does very well on back teeth.

Teeth that are visible are often constructed from porcelain since it can match your natural tooth color. Our dental team will help you decide whether porcelain, metal, or a porcelain-metal combination is best for your crown.

If you are in need of dental crowns in San Ramon or the surrounding areas, we at Pro Smile Dental Care would love to be your dental family. Working together, we will give you the beautiful smile you deserve!

Dentures

Dentures in San Ramon

At Pro Smile Dental Care in San Ramon, California, we recognize the value that a high quality pair of dentures can bring to our patients’ lives. Patients who receive prosthetic teeth after living with missing teeth report that they are able to pronounce words better, chew more strongly, and feel more confident in how they look.

Whether you are considering dentures in San Ramon due to tooth decay, physical trauma, or disease, we are able to fit you for a device that will provide a comfortable, secure fit and attractive appearance. We take great care to closely match the look of your natural teeth and create a perfect fit that will not slip or shift during the day.

What are the Different Types of Dentures?

Dentures are available to either completely fill out an absent top or bottom row of teeth, or to fit around any remaining natural teeth. We can fill partial teeth replacements with either a removable device or with a permanent method known as the “crown and bridge” technique, which permanently attaches prosthetic teeth to remaining natural teeth.

To create a customized denture for you, we take dental impressions of your mouth in our office so that we have a perfect replica of your gums, and we also take a series of detailed measurements of your bite. We will test the fit on a sample model that you try on and make any adjustments as necessary to create the best fit for you, and then the final appliance will be fabricated to simulate your natural teeth and gums.

If teeth are extracted in anticipation of being fitted for a denture, there will be a healing period as your gums adjust, and the fit of any prosthetic teeth may shift. You may need to wear a temporary denture while your mouth heals, and then be fitted for a more permanent device once you have fully recovered.

What Are The Costs For Dentures?

Many dental insurers provide full or partial coverage for prosthetic teeth, or the cost can be paid for out of pocket. In either case, we are available to work with you and answer any questions you might have about the process of being fitted for dentures in San Ramon. We look forward to seeing you in our office!

 

Anthony Nguyen, DDS | A Family Dentist In San Ramon

Anthony Nguyen, DDS, San Ramon At Pro Smile Dental Care, a San Ramon dentist, we urge families to make good oral hygiene part of their daily lives. Good dental habits instilled at an early age save teeth, time, and money later in life. Being a cutting edge dental office we use solutions like the CEREC Chairside Restoration System to save our patients time and keep our procedures cost effective and safe.

Anthony Nguyen, DDS is gentle, caring, and soothes our patients with his demeanor and skillful technique. Our dental clinic in San Ramon specializes in general dentistry, as well as cosmetic dental and family dental. We are dedicated to making you smile.

You don't have to be scared of going to the dentist anymore! Ask us for a Free 2nd Opinion, consultation about Invisalign, or about any general dental question you may have. We are happy to serve you and your family for many years to come.

Contact Us

Pro Smile Dental Care
2305 Camino Ramon
Suite #215
San Ramon, CA 94583

(925) 866-1777

"While getting my teeth cleaned I was able to watch a movie on a screen attached to the ceiling which added to my experience a great deal." - Calvin S.