Information About Cosmetic Dentistry Services

Dougherty Dental offers dental services to meet all of your general and family, restorative, periodontal, and cosmetic dentistry needs. The knowledgeable team in La Jolla, CA can assist with everything from routine dental cleanings and exams to emergency dental care, including dental crowns, teeth whitening and straightening, and treatment for periodontal disease.

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The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that all Americans receive a professional dental cleaning twice each year (once every six months).

Americans should have a comprehensive dental exam performed by a dental professional (including an oral cancer screening) at least once every year.

Dental sealants are a semi-permanent protectant that is painted on the back teeth to keep out food particles, plaque, and tarter for a healthy smile.

Professional fluoride treatments are a simple, effective way for children and adults alike to strengthen their enamel after biannual dental cleanings.

Mouth guards are essential for anyone who plays contact sports since they can save you from the pain of reconstruction after a sports-related injury.

A dental emergency can happen when you least expect it, and delaying immediate treatment can lead to other medical or dental issues in the future.

Dental bonding and contouring is a simple way to camouflage imperfections in your smile with a composite resin filler that matches your natural teeth.

Dental veneers are made out of thin porcelain and adhere to the front of your natural teeth to hide dental imperfections, such as stains and gaps.

A smile makeover combines multiple restorative and/or cosmetic dentistry procedures meant to improve the health and overall appearance of your smile.

Zoom teeth whitening removes stains on your enamel with a whitening solution painted on your teeth by a dental professional in your dentist's office.

Opalescence Boost is an in-office whitening system used to remove stains from your enamel while fortifying with fluoride for a strong, bright smile.

Invisalign can straighten your smile with clear aligner trays that are removable for a cleaner, more comfortable experience than traditional braces.

Six Month Smiles offers methods to straighten your teeth more comfortably than with traditional metal braces over a time period of about six months.

Tooth-colored fillings adhere better to cavities than metal fillings, and they're made of a composite resin that can be tinted to match your teeth.

A dental inlay or onlay is useful when you need more than a typical filling but less than a complete crown to restore the health of your back teeth.

A dental bridge is a fixed restoration that replaces a missing tooth with a false one, and it is anchored by the two surrounding teeth (or implants).

A dental crown is a fixed dental restoration used to completely cover the tooth for many reasons, such as extensive decay, cracking, or discoloration.

Dental implant restoration is helpful if you previously had a dental implant placed, but the restoration on top of the surgical post needs repair.

Dentures are useful if you're missing all or most of your teeth and would like a removable option to restore the function and look of a healthy mouth.

Full-mouth reconstruction is a term to describe a custom combination of multiple dental procedures to rebuild the structural integrity of your mouth.

Periodontal disease occurs when your gums become inflamed, and it can be painful and dangerous if left untreated, eventually leading to tooth loss.

Scaling and root planing (SRP) is a deep cleaning treatment for early periodontal disease that involves scraping plaque buildup from your gum pockets.

Periodontal treatments vary depending on your needs, but they often consist of antibiotics, scaling and root planing (SRP), and at-home dental care.

If you grind your teeth while you sleep (bruxism), a custom night guard made by your dentist can help protect your teeth from sustaining damage.

Sleep apnea treatment from your dentist's office, sometimes called oral appliance therapy (OAT), is a custom mouth guard designed to open your airway.

If you experience jaw pain or clicking, you might benefit from TMJ (temporomandibular joint) therapy to treat TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder).

3D dental impressions with the iTero digital scanner can save you from the messy, uncomfortable process of traditional impressions with a simple scan.

Digital x-rays allow dentists to see dental issues below the gumline or between teeth, and they emit less radiation than traditional x-ray methods.

An intraoral camera is a small instrument (about the size of a pen) used to capture live video inside your mouth to identify hidden dental issues.

Nitrous oxide (commonly known as laughing gas) sedation is very beneficial for dental patients who experience fears or anxieties while at the dentist.

Intravenous (IV) sedation can be helpful for patients who need dental work performed but suffer from severe anxiety while in the dentist's chair.

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