General Dentistry in Los Altos, California

 
 
 
For more than 30 years, Dr. Ardy Salem has provided stress-free general dentistry for patients throughout Los Altos-Palo Alto, California. We take a conservative approach to dentistry by protecting your teeth with the most cost-effective and least invasive treatments possible. Along with his dental specialists, Dr. Ardy Salem is committed to the philosophy of a patient-centered practice to give you peace of mind. We make it easy to maintain optimum oral health and beautiful pearly whites. Whether you need a preventive exam, teeth whitening treatment, or another procedure, feel confident knowing our professionals are ready to cater to you and your smile.
 

1 Hour Teeth Whitening

Enhance the appearance of your smile with Los Altos Dental Care teeth whitening service. While there are many whitening products on the market, our dentists provide the safest and most effective means of keeping your smile bright, even for sensitive teeth. Our knowledgeable dental professionals will give you detailed instructions on essential care before and after your whitening treatment. We can get you on your way to that whiter, brighter smile in no time.
 
Woman with beautiful teeth - Teeth Whitening in Los Altos, California
 

Invisalign

Get the smile of your dreams with minimal social trauma with Invisalign. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign offers the flexibility of being undetectable and removable. A consultation with the team at Los Altos Dental Care is the first step in knowing if you are an ideal candidate.
What is Invisalign, exactly?
Invisalign is a smart way to align a smile that doesn't require the rigorous retraining of braces. They are comfortable aligners made by taking a 3D scan of your teeth, and developing a strategy to get you to your best smile over time. If you are an adult looking to improve the alignment of your teeth, or a teen that may not require traditional braces, invisalign is perfect for you. They are discreet, removable, and allow you to continue your oral health routine unobstructed.
 

Digital X-Rays

This is a focused beam of x-ray particles, which produces an image on special sensor and shows the structure through which it passed. This gives the familiar black and white images that doctors and dentists use to diagnose problems. X-rays are a necessary part of the diagnostic process.
 

Crown

A dental crown or cap is a tooth-shaped cover that is placed over a weakened or damaged tooth to restore its natural appearance and prevent further deterioration. Crowns are used in cases of severely chipped or broken teeth, to cover the exposed area of a tooth following a root canal procedure, to replace a large old filling or for cosmetic reasons. When a filling is not a viable solution to correcting the damage sustained by a tooth, crowns can provide a long-term solution to restoring the function of your teeth and enhancing the appearance of your smile. Crowns can be made of all metal, all porcelain, or a combination of both. Because all crowns are custom made for each patient, it may take more than one appointment to complete. At your first visit, the area is numbed to make you comfortable. Los Altos Dental Care will use a dental hand piece to shape and prepare the tooth so that the crown can properly fit over it. Next, impressions are taken of the prepared tooth. Often times, a temporary crown is placed to protect the tooth while the final crown is being made. The impressions are used to fabricate a model of your mouth on which the final crown is made. When your final crown is ready, dental cement is placed into the crown and it is cemented to the prepared tooth. You tooth is now restored to a healthy and functioning state!
 
Perfect Smile - Teeth Whitening in Los Altos, California
 

CEREC™ - Same Day Crown

A dental crown or cap is a tooth-shaped cover that is placed over a weakened or damaged tooth to restore its natural appearance and prevent further deterioration. Crowns are used in cases of severely chipped or broken teeth, to cover the exposed area of a tooth following a root canal procedure, to replace a large old filling or for cosmetic reasons. When a filling is not a viable solution to correcting the damage sustained by a tooth, crowns can provide a long-term solution to restoring the function of your teeth and enhancing the appearance of your smile. Crowns can be made of all metal, all porcelain, or a combination of both. Because all crowns are custom made for each patient, it may take more than one appointment to complete. At your first visit, the area is numbed to make you comfortable. Los Altos Dental Care will use a dental hand piece to shape and prepare the tooth so that the crown can properly fit over it. Next, impressions are taken of the prepared tooth. Often times, a temporary crown is placed to protect the tooth while the final crown is being made. The impressions are used to fabricate a model of your mouth on which the final crown is made. When your final crown is ready, dental cement is placed into the crown and it is cemented to the prepared tooth. You tooth is now restored to a healthy and functioning state!

Dentures

Dentures are a replacement for missing teeth that can be removed and put back into your mouth. Depending on each individual case, you may receive full or partial dentures. Full dentures are used when all of the natural teeth are removed from the mouth and replaced with a full set of dentures. Partial dentures are used to replace a missing tooth or teeth. With a well-made set of partials or dentures, you will still be able eat and talk regularly. The entire mouth is examined and a determination is made as to which teeth will have to be removed and which will remain.
 

Sealants and Fluoride Treatment

In addition to hygiene treatment and maintenance during your regular oral examinations Los Altos Dental Care offers sealant and fluoride treatments to help inhibit tooth decay. Fluoride is a mineral naturally found in water and other foods; it makes teeth more resistant to acid from oral bacteria and sugars. It can also reverse the effect of early tooth decay. Dental sealants are a preventative procedure used to protect permanent molars just after they have fully erupted (around ages 6 and 12). The sealant procedure involves brushing a tooth-colored material into the deep grooves and pits of your child's back teeth, creating an environment that helps repel tooth decay and is easier to keep clean.
 
Lips before and after filler injections - Teeth Whitening in Los Altos, California
 
For more information on our general dentistry, contact us today in Los Altos, CA at (650) 559-0000.