Dental office San Diego
If you want to make sure that your teeth and gums stay healthy, it is important that you have excellent oral hygiene. At Hurst Dental Care, we offer preventive dental treatments as well as comprehensive dental exams and teeth cleanings to ensure excellent dental health. At our dental office San Diego, patients enjoy our warm and welcoming environment as well as our top-notch dental care.
Dental plaque is the cause of tooth cavities as well as gum disease. So, if you do what you can to make sure that dental plaque is removed from your teeth on a timely basis, you will be taking a giant step toward making sure that your teeth and gums remain healthy. Plaque is a sticky substance which contains many different types of bacteria. It is constantly created in your mouth and will adhere to your teeth. It is important that dental plaque is removed from your teeth on a daily basis so that cavities do not form. Materials in the dental plaque will combined with your saliva and with carbs and sugars in your mouth, and will create acids. These acids will attempt to eat through your tooth enamel. When on teeth for even a short amount of time, plaque will harden and turn into tartar. Tartar is a mineralized substance which tightly adheres to teeth. Plaque and tartar can cause gums to become inflamed. At this point you will have gingivitis, a common precursor to gum disease. Our dentist will most likely recommend that you have several dental cleanings at our dental office San Diego over the coming months so that your gums will return to good health. If the plaque and tartar are allowed to remain on teeth, deep pockets will form between your teeth and gums and materials will gather in these deep pockets to cause tooth infection. At this point you will have gum disease. Gum disease can lead to tooth loss. Dental plaque removal is key to excellent tooth and gum health.
For an appointment to see our dentist at our dental office San Diego, contact us today.
Cosmetic dentist in San Diego
Are you thinking about having your missing teeth replaced with dental implants? If so you will want to find a dental practice that specializes in implants and cosmetic dentistry. That is why if you want dental implants, you should come visit our excellent cosmetic dentist in San Diego at Hurst Dental Care.
At Hurst Dental Care our expert dentists are Dr. Steven T. Hurst and Dr. Bridget M. Hurst. Our dentists are passionate about treating patients in an exemplary and caring manner. They are committed to helping their patients achieve optimal dental health and uphold a high standard of excellence in personalized dental care. When patients need dental implants to replace missing teeth our doctors are happy to be able to provide this service. Dental implants are made up of two parts: the lower titanium root portion and the upper porcelain crown portion. In order to get dental implants you must first be cleared as being a good candidate for dental implants. This means that your jawbone needs to be healthy enough to hold the implants and you cannot have any type of disease that will interfere with your jawbone’s ability to fully heal. Once you are deemed a good candidate our cosmetic dentist in San Diego will begin the process by surgically implanting the titanium root into your jawbone. There will then be a waiting period of several weeks to several months while the jawbone heals and the implant fuses to the jawbone.
When our cosmetic dentist in San Diego determines that healing has completed, the porcelain crown portion of the dental implant will be permanently attached to the titanium root. At this point your implant is complete and you will be able to enjoy all of its benefits. The implant will allow you to comfortably eat anything you want; it will never slip or cause any type of embarrassment. The dental implant will also never interfere with your clear speech. And, it will look great – just like a permanent tooth. Dental implants are so popular because they look, feel, and function just like permanent teeth. When well taken care of with regular brushing and flossing, and periodic teeth cleanings, the dental implant is likely to last you a lifetime. If you would like to meet with our dentist to see if your missing teeth can be replaced with dental implants, contact our office today for an appointment.