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We have a qualified staff to serve you whether you’re looking for some confidence with a cosmetic touch-up or if you need a more serious dental procedure done we will be able to assist you.
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Prakash Patel DDS of Santa Ana
Santa Ana Office Address
2637 N Grand Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705
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List of some of the services that we provide
Cosmetical Dental Services
Teeth whitening (bleaching) Brightens teeth that are discolored or stained. Bleaching may be done completely in the dental office or the dentist may dispense a system for you to use at home.
Bonding can improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, broken, cracked, stained, or have spaces between them. With bonding, tooth-colored materials are applied, or bonded, to the tooth surface.
Enamel shaping involves modifying teeth to improve their appearance by removing or contouring enamel. The process, which often is combined with bonding, usually is quick and comfortable and the results can be seen immediately.
Veneers are thin custom-made shells designed to cover the front side of teeth. Made of tooth-colored materials, veneers are used to treat spaces between teeth and teeth that are chipped or worn, permanently stained, poorly shaped or slightly crooked.
Fillings and Restoration
Teeth that have been affected by tooth decay (caries or cavities) require a filling. There are many different types of fillings, including: Dental Amalgams – Also known as silver fillings, are comprised of a mixture of mercury (45 to 50 percent), and an alloy of silver, tin, and copper (50 to 55 percent). When it is combined with other materials in dental amalgam, mercury’s chemical nature changes and it is no longer considered harmful to the body.
Also known as white fillings, a composite resin is a tooth-colored plastic mixture filled with glass (silicon dioxide) that is used primarily for cosmetic improvements of the smile by changing the color of the teeth or reshaping disfigured teeth. Other alternatives to restoring damaged or decayed teeth.
A ceramic material is bonded to the front of teeth to change the tooth’s color, size, and/or shape. Crown – a “cap” that covers a cracked or broken tooth, unfixed by a filling, to approximate its normal size and shape. Cast Gold Restorations – this type of restoration is often more costly and may require more than one dental fitting.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. In order to save the tooth, the pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth), nerves, bacteria, and any decay are removed and the resulting space is filled with special, medicated, dental materials, which restore the tooth to its full function.
Having a root canal done on a tooth is the treatment of choice to save a tooth that otherwise would die and have to be removed. Many patients believe that removing a tooth that has problems is the solution, but what is not realized is that extracting (pulling) a tooth will ultimately be more costly and cause significant problems for adjacent teeth.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that a periodontist places into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. While high-tech in nature, dental implants are actually more tooth-saving than traditional bridgework, since implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support.
Dental implants are so natural-looking and feeling, you may forget you ever lost a tooth.
Prakesh Patel DDS offers a wide variety of oral surgeries for your more critical dental needs. From oral pathology to bone grafting, Orthographic Surgery, Wisdom Tooth Procedures and TMJ Disorders. Call us for more details and information regarding oral surgeries or any of our other services.