Concord Dental Arts
2222 East Street, Suite 270
Concord, CA 94520
(925) 689-3500
(925) 689-3535 fax

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Concord Teeth Whitening, Dental Implants, Veneers

 

 

The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.

Initial Oral Examination
Your initial oral examination includes a visual examination, charting, periodontal probing, diagnosis and treatment recommendations. We will also take x-rays, which includes the panoramic x-ray for proper diagnosis of the anterior (front) and posterior (back) teeth as well as the bite-wing x-ray series for proper diagnosis of proximal decay of posterior teeth.

Dental Implants
We will work with an implant specialist to create an implant for a missing single tooth, missing multiple teeth, or replace a removable appliance.

Teeth Whitening
Our state-of-the-art, in-office Zoom WhiteSpeed System will make your teeth whiter in less than 1.5 hours. Another option is our home bleaching system you take with you for results in 2 weeks. You can also consider a combination program of both systems for optimal, long-term results.

Crowns and Veneers
You can have a new smile with all-porcelain crowns (empressed material) on the anterior teeth. For the posterior, we use porcelain fused to metal.

Composite Fillings
Tooth-colored fillings will keep your smile looking white and healthy while restoring teeth to full function and strength. Dr. Shirazi does not use dark amalgam because it detracts from a beautiful smile. Composite resin does not compromise beauty, durability, or longevity. It is simply a newer, better option for cavity repair.

If you're embarrassed about your smile because of decay or dark fillings in your teeth, you may be a good candidate for composite fillings. A silicon dioxide-filled, tooth-colored plastic mixture, composite resins can restore teeth to an attractive, healthy state. Composite resins represent several advantages over traditional silver, or amalgam, fillings.

Because composite fillings are not made of metal, we can blend and mix shades to find the perfect color match to your natural teeth. This means only you and your dentist will know you have fillings. Another pro is that the tooth/composite bond actually supports the remanding tooth structure, deterring breakage and insulating against temperature changes. Medium and small composites can last seven to ten years - that's as long as the tried and true amalgams. Best of all, composite fillings allow us to keep more of your natural tooth structure intact than amalgams. We believe in conservative dentistry - the more natural tooth structure you keep, the better teeth you'll likely have in the future.

Some patients experience mild and temporary post-placement sensitivity from composite fillings.

Root Canals
We perform root canals on anterior and premolar teeth.

Periodontal Treatment
You should have a standard cleaning at least twice a year. A periodontal treatment includes an Adult Prophy (basic cleaning). If it has been over a year since your last cleaning, possible treatment will include either Periodontal Scaling (deeper) or Scaling and Root Planning (requires anesthetic).

Mouth Guards
Whether you are an athlete or casual sports participant, you should wear a mouth guard to protect your teeth. If you grind your teeth while you sleep, a bite guard will help reduce symptoms of TMJ. We custom make mouth guards in both soft and hard materials.

Removable Dental Prosthesis
For missing teeth, we can make dentures or removable partials for you.