We offer preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry for patients of all ages. We are dedicated to excellence, and aim to provide the best dental services in a comfortable and relaxing environment.

Fillings:
       Resin composites are a tooth-colored material.  They can be used to repair a cavity in any tooth, and are often used front teeth because the color can be matched to the tooth being repaired. 
 
Crowns:
      A crown is a custom-made covering that fits over an original tooth that's decayed, damaged, or cracked.  Crowns are made of different materials such as porcelain, gold, zirconia, or a mix of these materials.  
 
Bridges​:
      Bridges may be used to replace one or more missing teeth, depending on the area of the mouth and stress put on the original teeth and bridge structure.  There are two kinds of bridges: fixed and removable.  Both use artificial teeth to fill the spaces left by missing teeth.  Fixed bridges are cemented to existing teeth to hold the bridge in place.  They cannot be taken out. Some bridges, however, can be removed. Removable bridges have clips that snap onto existing teeth.  Often the artificial tooth or teeth in a removable bridge can be mounted in a pink acrylic base to match the gums.

 

Implant Restorations​:
      Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically placed in the jawbone.  Implants can be designed to hold one or more artificial teeth.  We work closely with surgeons skilled at placing implants, and once the implant is ready, will make the crown or bridge restorations to fit the dental implants. 
Extractions:
      Extraction is the complete removal of a tooth.  Extractions can be needed if: a primary tooth is preventing the normal eruption of a permanent tooth, the tooth has suffered severe tooth decay or trauma that cannot be repaired, the patient suffers from severe gum disease, or if the tooth is impacted.  Depending on the complexity of your case, we can perform an extraction surgically or non-surgically. 

Dentures: 
      Dentures are a full set of artificial teeth that can be put in and taken out.  They are primarily held in place naturally with a thin layer of saliva.  Sometimes a denture adhesive may be helpful. 
Denture Adjustments and Repairs:
       Removable bridges and dentures should fit comfortably and stay in place.  If you have trouble with the fit of your dentures, do not try to adjust them yourself.  Repairs, such as adding or replacing a tooth to your existing removable bridge or denture can be done by the dentist. 

 

Teeth Whitening Options:
      During professional in-office teeth bleaching, we isolate your teeth by placing a protective barrier over your gums and apply three applications of a bleaching compound only available in a dental office.  The in-office bleaching is great for individuals who want to boost their tooth whitening.  We also offer custom bleaching trays and teeth whitening strip kits for at-home use.  The bleaching trays are custom made to fit your teeth and we always have refills of the bleaching gel available in our office.  Since teeth will eventually go back to their original color, the custom at-home bleaching trays are the best value for long-term teeth whitening maintenance.  The professional whitening strip kits are great for those who do not want to invest in the customized whitening trays, but still want to whiten their smile with five easy at-home treatments. 

 

Cleanings:
      Twice a year, you should schedule a routine dental cleaning.  During your visit, one of our registered dental hygienists will remove plaque from those places that your toothbrush can't reach, including underneath the gum line and in between teeth. Some individuals may have periodontal disease, and will need periodontal therapy or scaling and root planing, or more frequent periodontal maintenance visits in order to achieve healthy gums.

 

© 2020  Ashley Stein Araiza, DDS.

Family Dental Practice

304 N Orange Ave

Fallbrook, CA 92028

(760) 645-3949

fallbrookfamilydental.com

info@fallbrookfamilydental.com

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