Dr. Ceja and his team of dental professionals here in National City, CA, offer dental implants.
Dental implants are designed to provide a secure foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. If you are among the many Americans who suffer from permanent tooth loss, you can eliminate the problems and discomfort caused by poorly fitting dentures or missing teeth. You can begin to discover the joy of eating healthy, speaking clearly, feeling confident and laughing comfortably! With dental implants, you can rediscover the comfort and confidence to enjoy your life. Dental implants are designed to provide you with a natural looking and functioning smile.
Did you know that even the loss of one tooth might result in the tipping, drifting and erupting of neighboring and opposing teeth? The loss of several teeth can result in the inability to chew and speak effectively. It can also lead to the collapse of your bite causing stress on your jaw joints and facial muscles. This may be a reduction in the vertical dimension of your face resulting in an older facial appearance and noticeable facial lines. Dr. Ceja and his team of dental professionals consider all these factors when determining how best to achieve dental aesthetics that are in harmony with your physiology.
A dental implant is a small titanium post that is inserted below the gum to anchor an artificial tooth. Dental Implants are a more secure and confident solution to uncomfortable or loose dentures.
If you have any further questions about how dental implants can improve your quality of life, please feel free to speak with Dr. Ceja or one of our dental team members today.
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Dr. Ceja and his team of dental professionals offer both crowns and bridges for a number of cosmetic and functional situations.
If you are missing some of your teeth, don't worry; Dr. Ceja can help you. Dr. Ceja knows that losing one or more teeth has an unwelcome impact socially and psychologically. That is why Dr. Ceja want you to understand what crown and bridge treatment can do for you. Crown and bridge work is a permanent method for replacing missing teeth to help you improve your smile and health.
Crown and bridge procedures permanently replace missing and worn tooth structure. Dr. Ceja utilize very strong, esthetic dental materials to restore teeth to their natural function and beauty. This technology has evolved so that in certain cases, all-ceramic (porcelain) materials are used. These metal-free restorations are not only very strong, but life-like too. Sometimes crowns or bridges are constructed in conjunction with other cosmetic services, such as porcelain laminates, to create an entire new look. No special maintenance is necessary and the restorations generally last for many years.
Crowns are covers that fit over your teeth to restore and strengthen them. Some reasons for choosing crowns are to cover discolored or unevenly shaped teeth, to protect weak or decayed teeth, to restore a fractured tooth, to attach a bridge or to strengthen teeth after a root canal treatment.
Crowns can be made of different materials, including acrylic, metal and porcelain. All porcelain crowns are a good choice for front teeth as they look the most natural. For back teeth, metal crowns covered in porcelain, or all-metal crowns are usually used. Back teeth require a stronger material to withstand the forces of chewing.
What are the benefits of crowns from a cosmetic and health point of view? A crown can be utilized to repair a chipped or fractured tooth and is by far the best way to protect a weak or badly decayed tooth. A crown is also a very good way to cover a single or number of teeth that are stained or have become yellow due to tetracyline, coffee, tea, or other harsh staining properties.
A bridge is an artificial tooth used to replace one that is missing. It is attached to your neighboring teeth. One of the benefits of using a bridge to replace a missing tooth (or teeth) is how natural it looks and feels. With proper care, bridges can last for years.
A bridge can take the place of a missing tooth. It not only improves the look of your smile, but also contributes to better dental health. Each tooth has its own important role. Some are used for biting or chewing, others give shape to your face. The support that your teeth provide for each other is compromised when one tooth is missing. Before long, evidence of breakdown is noticed in the remaining teeth, the jaw joint and/or the gums. The use of a bridge or 'artificial tooth' can prevent these problems.
If you are missing a tooth, but have sound, healthy teeth on either side of the gap, a bridge may be a good option for you. A bridge is a replacement tooth which is bonded to adjacent teeth. The benefit to you is that you keep the two neighboring teeth intact, instead of having them filed down for a crown as in traditional crown and bridge work. Dr. Ceja are interested in helping you receive the least extensive and most appropriate dental treatment possible.
Dr. Ceja and his team of professionals take great pride in helping all of our patients to have the healthiest most beautiful smile possible. If you have any questions about crowns or bridges, please feel free to speak with Dr. Ceja or one of our team members today.
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Dr. Ceja knows that many of our patients desire to have the best possible smile. To that end, our dental team offers Porcelain Veneers to allow our patients to obtain their goals of the most beautiful smile possible without the need for orthodontic or major dental work.
Porcelain veneers can help correct the appearance of stained, chipped, crooked, or poorly spaced teeth. If you have any of these issues, porcelain veneers are a great answer to create the beautiful smile you have always wanted.
Veneers are strong, thin shells of acrylic or porcelain, which are bonded to the front of your teeth and create a beautiful, white, fresh new smile in as little as two visits! This wafer-thin porcelain is form-fitted to each individual problem tooth. As strong as one's own teeth, these veneers resist future discoloring and chipping. Only one or two visits are required to have the perfect smile.
If you are interested in getting that smile that you have always wanted, or have questions about improving your smile with porcelain veneers, speak with Dr. Ceja or one of our team members today!
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Dentures replace missing teeth, either partially or entirely. Teeth are lost because they are severely decayed or badly broken due to periodontal disease or injury. Complete and partial dentures help retain muscle and facial structure and allow you to eat and speak comfortably.
New technology has allowed for even more comfort and ease with implant-supported dentures. This procedure allows better support and stabilization of dentures and lets you eat and speak comfortably without the embarrassment of loose or ill-fitting dentures.
Dr. Ceja takes care to use the best labs to create your dentures, making sure you are happy, healthy and comfortable.
Restore your smile to its natural lustre! Here at National City in California, our whitening technique has been proven to whiten teeth as much as 10 shades, and is safe and formulated to prevent sensitivity.
You can brighten your smile in as little as one hour with our teeth whitening system. Take your first step to feeling good, looking great and making a memorable impression every time you smile. You owe it to yourself.
Our teeth whitening procedure is simple and painless. It begins with a short preparation to isolate your lips and gums. The whitening gel is applied, which is activated by a specially designed light. Teeth typically become at least six to ten shades whiter the first few days after the procedure.
If you have any questions, please feel free to speak with one of our team members today about teeth whitening.
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