Tooth replacement has come a long way in the last 30 years. Missing and extracted teeth raise common concerns of function and esthetics, so choosing the proper restoration option is the key to a confident smile for many years to come. Today, a tooth replacement procedure can give you a new tooth that looks, feels and functions as naturally as the original.
Dental implants: As noted above, this replaces your tooth roots with metal, screw-like posts and replaces your damaged or missing teeth with artificial teeth that look and function much like real ones. Implants can offer a welcome alternative to bridgework or dentures that don’t fit well. The major benefit of dental implants is solid support for your new teeth.
Dental same day crowns: These are tooth-shaped “caps” that are placed over the teeth. The crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.
Veneers: Also considered cosmetic and not only restorative, veneers are sometimes called porcelain veneers or porcelain laminates. These are bonded wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth and restoring the tooth to it’s original shape.
Dental Bonding: This is a procedure in which a tooth-colored resin material (a durable plastic material) is applied to the tooth surface and hardened with a special light, which ultimately “bonds” the material to the tooth.
Re-contouring of teeth: A.K.A. Odontoplasty, in this procedure small amounts of tooth enamel are removed to change a tooth’s length or shape.
At Northgate Dental we want you to leave your appointment smiling. And with all the advances in cosmetic dentistry and our expertise and attention to detail, you can have the exact look you want. Cosmetic dentistry not only improves the appearance of your teeth, it can improve the function or your gums and/or bite too. We focus on improving dental aesthetics in color, position, shape, size, alignment and overall smile appearance. You can choose from Sinsational Smile, Zoom or Opalescence. Our goal is to make sure your dental experience is the outcome you expected, with no surprises.
Sinsational Smile Whitening Method: This is a fast and effective technology using a pre-filled silicone tray. This allows the jaw to remain relaxed and the patient comfortable throughout the 20 minute procedure. The procedure uses an LED accelerating light to activate the gel’s whitening ingredients at a faster rate, resulting in a brighter smile and whiter teeth in less time.
Zoom Whitening Method: Zoom is a bleaching process that lightens discoloration of enamel and dentin. Tooth discoloration may result from drinking coffee, tea, cola and red wine; or from smoking. The aging process also can stain and darken your teeth. The Zoom in-office tooth whitening procedure takes 2 hours for a more dramatic whitening result. It uses the Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp to activate the hydrogen peroxide whitening.
Opalescence Gel Trays: These home whitening trays work from the inside out. The active ingredients in Opalescence gels penetrate your teeth to break down the discolored molecules deep down in your teeth, removing stains and whitening your smile. Opalescence gels contain potassium nitrate and fluoride which have been shown to strengthen enamel, decrease sensitivity, and help prevent cavities!
At Northgate Dental, our practice is built around your smile. We are currently accepting new patients and would love to say “Hello”. So drop by our office for a visit at 750 Las Gallinas Avenue in the Terra Linda, San Rafael area, simply call us at (415) 479-2623 or send an email to reach us. Or request an appointment.
Location: Northgate Medical & Dental Center behind Northgate One Mall
Address: 750 Las Gallinas Ave., Suite 217, San Rafael, CA 94903
Phone: (415) 479-2623
Office Hours: Mon / Tues / Thurs 8-5 – Fri 9-3 (Closed Wednesday)