A beautiful smile is the gateway to great first impressions. The confidence it brings only helps your chances. Los Altos Dental Care
stays adept in the latest dental technologies that can transform your smile. The dental materials used are of the finest grade and our skilled lab technicians achieve the best results because of our state of the art modeling systems. There is no doubt you'll be in love with your smile.
TMJ stands for temporal-mandibular joint — temporal, as in temple area of skull; mandibular as in mandible, or lower jaw. This joint is where the head and jaw meet. Problems in this joint may be caused by a misalignment of the teeth, trauma, or excess muscle tension. Aside from the two bones that meet there, cartilage buffers them and five muscles are involved in the area. If something goes wrong a good deal of trouble can result. If you suspect you may have TMJ, come in for a consultation.
Problems in this area can cause:
Gum health is just as important a part of your oral care as is the health of your teeth. After all, the health of one affects the other. Dr. Ardy Salem is an expert periodontic specialist who provides excellent periodontal treatment for his patients in house so you don't have to find an outside specialty practice. We can evaluate gum disease and related issues and treat them so you can maintain the best possible dental health. Let us know if you're experiencing oral inflammation, gum line recession, or other gum discomfort.
Invisalign is the revolutionary way to help you get even, straight teeth without noticeable, painful metal braces. Virtually undetectable, Invisalign aligners are made of strong, clear plastic that gradually guide your teeth into perfect alignment. Unlike metal braces, they have no wires or brackets. Tooth impressions are made, from which Invisalign develops customized aligners that will slide directly over your teeth. Aligners are typically worn full time (except when eating or drinking) for 12 to 48 months—no longer than you would wear traditional metal braces. Aligners are replaced every two weeks as your teeth shift into place.
Dental implants are the most durable and functional tooth replacement option available today. The implant is comprised of a titanium post that serves as the root of your replacement tooth, a porcelain crown, and an abutment that attaches the crown to the implant. With proper oral care, a dental implant can replace a natural tooth for a lifetime.
For more information on our cosmetic dentistry, contact us today in Los Altos, CA at (650) 559-0000