We do our best to provide thorough preventive care and education to help our patients avoid tooth decay and other dental problems. But sometimes these things happen despite our best efforts, so we’re equipped with the training, the tools, and the materials to quickly and comfortably restore your smile back to its beautiful, healthy, and functional condition. Whether you need a filling or dentures or anything in between, we would be happy to fix you up.
While metal fillings do still have a time and a place, tooth-colored fillings are the new normal when it comes to treating and repairing tooth decay. Tooth-colored resin is durable to withstand temperature changes and daily wear and tear, plus it blends in seamlessly with your natural teeth for a completely natural and invisible result. No one will ever know you’ve had a cavity filled. We use laser cavity detection technology to catch small cavities before they progress.
If decay is extensive, beyond treatment with a filling, or the tooth is broken, you may need a crown to restore it to health. Crowns are tooth-shaped caps that fit over any remaining healthy tooth structure. Crowns are custom-crafted and can be color-matched to blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth. We have several material options available including zirconia, all porcelain, and metal-porcelain to suit your individual needs and preferences.
A dental implant is one of the most permanent forms of restorative dentistry and can be used to restore a single tooth or several teeth. Dental implants involve the placement of a surgical grade titanium or zirconia post by one of the doctor’s trusted specialists. Dr. Jackson works with our specialists to make sure that the materials used are the one most biocompatible with the patient. As the bone bonds to the post, it forms a secure foundation for the attachment of a crown or a prosthetic tooth that is custom created for you. Implants are sometimes used instead of bridges to maintain the integrity of the teeth on either side of the missing teeth.
When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants are the #1 leading smile solution. Titanium implant posts are capable of incorporating themselves into the jaw as a permanent tooth root replacement. Dr. Jackson will refer you to a trusted colleague for implant post placement, and once the post has healed, she can complete your implant at Smiles of Orange with a stunning implant crown restoration. When cared for properly, most implants can last a lifetime.
If you’re missing a tooth or several teeth, we can replace them and secure your smile with a dental bridge. Bridges consist of one or more fabricated teeth, typically anchored to the surrounding teeth with the help of dental crowns. Or, if you’re a candidate for dental implants, we highly recommend them for replacing the tooth root and serving as a secure anchor for a replacement tooth or a bridge. We can refer you to our trusted dental implant specialist in Orange for placement.
Dentures have come a long way in recent years, and we love being able to help our patients feel the joy of smiling again, or eating corn on the cob without worrying about their dentures slipping out of place. We use durable acrylic and ceramic to create dentures that look, feel, and function almost like natural teeth. If you’re a candidate for dental implants, we would love to discuss the option of implant-supported dentures for added security, function, and jawbone health.
If you’re experiencing tooth pain, swelling, or other signs of potential infection, you should come see us right away. You may have an infection within your tooth chamber that should be treated with a root canal as soon as possible. Left untreated, infection can spread into your jawbone, into other teeth, and throughout your body. Dr. Jackson is highly-skilled and incredibly gentle to ensure your comfort during the procedure and after for your quickest recovery.
Welcome to Smiles of Orange! As Orange County stay-at-home orders begin to lift, the information below highlights our new safety protocols following the California Department of Public Health. These new protocols are in addition to our existing, extensive, infection control protocols:
We are committed to keeping you safe and healthy! We anticipate resuming regular hygiene visits by May 26, 2020 and are rescheduling many patients that we had to cancel due to the closure. Thank you for your patience as we reach out. We can’t wait to see you!