3D Dental Imaging

What are the advantages of 3D dental imaging VS traditional x-rays? 3D dental imaging (also known as Cone Beam Computed Tomography, or CBCT) allows your dentist or oral surgeon to see more anatomy, and with more clarity than traditional film-based dental x-rays. The focused x-ray beam reduces scatter radiation, resulting in better image quality and … Continued
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Silent Night® Snore Therapy

Snoring can be a real problem, not only for the person who snores, but for the partner and other family members who live with the snorer. However, there is a dentist-prescribed solution for a more restful night's sleep: Silent Nite® sl. This affordable device is flexible, thin and comfortable for your patients, and it exhibits … Continued
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Root Canals

Root canals are passageways inside teeth that contain the pulp (nerve, blood vessels, and living tissue) inside each tooth. Many tooth problems involve infections that spread to the pulp. When the infection becomes worse, it can begin affecting the roots. A traumatic injury to a tooth can also compromise the pulp, leading to similar problems. … Continued
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Bridges are fixed dental appliances that can replace an area of missing teeth.  Bridges, also known as, fixed partial dentures, are semi-permanent and are cemented to existing teeth or implants. There are several types of fixed dental bridges (cannot be removed), including conventional fixed bridges, cantilever bridges and resin-bonded bridges.  Because they require the teeth … Continued
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Bonding is a process in which an tooth colored material is applied to a tooth`s surface, shaped and polished. When teeth are chipped or decayed, bonded composite resins may be the material of choice. Bonding also is used as a tooth-colored filling for cavities.  Also, bonding can be used to close gaps between teeth or … Continued
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Initial Oral Evaluation

Your initial oral examination includes a discussion with Dr. Melanson about your oral health and your dental treatment goals.  We then examine your mouth including charting, periodontal probing, photographs, and any necessary radiographs (x-rays) to make a proper diagnosis and treatment recommendations.  All treatment will be discussed in detail, and you may ask any questions … Continued
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Dental Implants Carlsbad


Implants are artificial structures that are placed in the area of a missing tooth root. Implants are fused to the jawbone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth (crown) or bridge. In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures for retention. Insurance Info We participate in nearly all major provider’s insurance … Continued
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Invisalign's® invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners will give you the beautiful straight teeth you've always wanted. And best of all, no one can tell you're wearing them. Invisalign® is great for adults and teenagers. What is Invisalign®? •    Invisalign® is the invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces. •    Invisalign® uses a series of … Continued
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CEREC® One Appointment Crowns

Crowns are used to restore missing tooth structure and are usually made of ceramic. Our office uses a State-of-the-Art process called CEREC to place crown in one appointment.  When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be replaced, crowns are often used to restore the tooth. Chairside … Continued
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Zoom® Teeth Whitening

What causes yellow teeth? There are numerous types of teeth stains; some are genetic, environmental or pharmacological in nature. The most common are surface stains on the enamel or beneath the enamel in the dentin. Surface stains are caused by foods, beverages and lifestyle behaviors, like smoking. Over time, surface stains may penetrate the enamel and … Continued
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