General Dentistry

Riverside, CA

General dentistry refers to the branch of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of a wide range of oral health conditions. It covers a broad range of services, including dental cleanings, examinations, and various treatments. General dentistry is a vital part of overall health care. It helps patients to maintain exceptional oral health, which is essential for overall health and well-being. Quality oral health can help prevent or reduce the severity of many chronic diseases, such as heart disease and stroke. 

General dentistry also plays an important role in maintaining the function and appearance of teeth. Teeth are essential for eating, speaking, and smiling. When they are not healthy, it can have a significant impact on a patient’s quality of life. That’s why it’s so important to see a dentist regularly for preventive care and treatment when needed. 

At our Riverside, CA, dental practice, we provide comprehensive general dentistry services to patients of all ages. We focus on preventive care to help our patients avoid oral health problems in the first place. We also offer a wide range of treatments for existing conditions. Our goal is to help our patients achieve and maintain exceptional oral health for a lifetime. 

If you have any questions about our services or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us today. We look forward to treating you and helping you achieve your very best smile!

Cleanings & Exams

Professional dental cleaning and exams are an important part of maintaining your oral health. These cleanings remove plaque and tartar from your teeth, which can cause cavities and gum disease. While using a toothbrush and flossing at home helps to diminish the accumulation of plaque and tartar, it is necessary to visit a dental care professional to ensure these deposits are removed from hard-to-reach areas. 

These visits also help to detect any problems early so that they can be treated before they become serious.

Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric dentistry is a branch of dental care dedicated to the oral health of children from the time they have their first tooth up to the moment they reach adulthood. This focus covers a wide range of topics, from preventive measures to dental education and treatment options for various dental conditions – many involving proper treatment for primary teeth.

The goal of pediatric dentistry is to ensure that children maintain healthy smiles and to provide the education and tools necessary to preserve quality oral health and develop healthy habits to last a lifetime. Preventive measures are the cornerstone of pediatric dentistry and are a foundation for ensuring their smile remains healthy for years to come. 

To learn more about pediatric dentistry or to schedule your child for an appointment, contact our office today!

Fillings

Dental fillings are a common dental restoration used to treat small cavities or tooth decay. The filling material is used to fill in the damaged area of the tooth and prevent further decay from penetrating the structure or reaching the pulp. There are many different types of materials that can be used for dental fillings, including amalgam and composite resin. The type of filling material used will depend on the preference made by the patient. 

  • Tooth-colored or composite resin fillings are made to match the color of your teeth and are less visible than silver fillings. 
  • Silver fillings, also called amalgam fillings, have been used for many years and are incredibly durable. However, they are more visible and are usually used on the back teeth.

Crowns & Bridges

Dental crowns and bridges are two common types of dental restorations that are used to restore both function and appearance to the smile.

  • A crown is a type of dental restoration that encapsulates a severely damaged natural tooth.
  • A bridge is a type of dental restoration that spans a space left by one or more missing teeth. 

Both crowns and bridges are custom-made from materials that match the color of your natural teeth, so they blend in seamlessly with your smile.

Dentures

Dentures are oral prosthetic devices that are used to replace missing teeth. They are typically made of either acrylic or metal, and they fit over the gums to provide a natural-looking smile. Denture appliances can be removable or fixed, and they can be partial or full; we offer a variety of different styles of dentures at our practice so that you can pick the best option for you!

Dentures play an important role in restorative oral health, as they help to regain the function of your teeth and improve the appearance of your smile. Missing teeth can cause a lack of confidence and difficulty with speaking and eating. Dentures can help to prevent these problems by providing support for the cheeks and lips, restoring the smile, and allowing you to eat and speak normally again.

If you are missing teeth, dentures may be the right solution for you! We invite you to contact our practice today to learn more about dentures and to schedule an appointment with our skilled dental professionals.

Root Canals

A root canal is a treatment utilized to repair and save a tooth that has become infected as a result of advanced stages of decay or fracture. During a root canal procedure, the inflamed nerves and pulp are removed, and the interior of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Without treatment, the infection may be able to spread to surrounding teeth and gum tissues, leading to an abscess or damage to the jawbone.

Root canal treatment is used to save teeth that would otherwise need to be extracted. This treatment can be performed on patients of any age and is typically recommended when the tooth shows signs of infection, such as:

  • Severe toothache or pain upon chewing
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures 
  • Swelling or tenderness in the gums around the affected tooth
  • A small, pimple-like bump on the gums near the affected tooth
  • Discoloration or darkening of the tooth

Your Smile Is Our Priority

At Gold Coast Dental, we understand that your smile is important to you, and we are committed to providing the best possible dental care. Our experienced team of dentists and dental hygienists offer a wide range of general dental services to ensure that you find just what you are looking for! In addition to that, we strive to keep convenience at the forefront as we are open seven days each week and make every effort to work with your schedule! 

Our team looks forward to meeting you and helping you maintain your best smile. Call today!

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