At New Generation Dentistry, we offer quite a range of services that benefit not only your health but also your smile. Our general dentistry at our Mission Viejo location includes dental examinations, dental x-ray’s, teeth cleaning, dental fillings, dental crowns, dental implants, dental bridges, dentures, night guards, as well as fluoride and decay prevention. There are many services that we offer, so we provided you with all the information you may need to feel prepared. On this page, you can explore the services that we offer briefly so you can get a general idea of the topic you are interested in. You are also able to explore the services in greater detail by simply clicking the link below each section. We recommend taking a deep dive into the full information if the short description does not give you enough information regarding the topic.
Before you dive into our site, it is important to know what general dentistry is. General dentistry consists of evaluations, diagnosis, prevention, treatments of diseases, and sometimes disorders or conditions of the mouth that require fixing or care. Keeping teeth and gums healthy is only the start of general dentistry. Your dental provider should be educated, properly trained, and experienced in the dental profession. Your dentist should have received a degree from a dental school and have the required state licensing to perform dentistry in their office. Additional training and education are needed if they are to become a dental specialist. Dental specialties include becoming an orthodontist, pediatric dentist, or oral surgeon.
General dentistry does include many different significant aspects, and we understand that it can get overwhelming. Those of us at New Generation Dentistry in Mission Viejo would like you to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns. If you find something that you feel is confusing, we have no problem explaining things out for you! We want our patients to feel that they received all the necessary information they need to feel comfortable when they receive their examinations or general dentistry work. Our friendly team can be reached at 949-860-7539 if you would like to call today! If you would like to schedule a consultation or an appointment with our experienced dentist, you can feel free to make those on our website under the calendar icon tab. We look forward to hearing from you, and we cannot wait to see your smiling faces!
A dental exam is step one on your path to a healthy mouth. Dental exams are critical, and they allow the dentist to see what is going on with your teeth and gums. It is important to receive regular oral exams once every six months. These exams are the best preventative measures that can help avoid more significant problems that you may experience down the road. In a typical exam, the dentist will visually examine all of your teeth and gums. Then you will take some x-rays to see if there is any tooth decay or fractures. X-rays are needed because some tooth decay cannot be seen by a visual exam. A dental exam is also painless!
Digital Dental X-ray
X-rays are needed during a regular dental examination. Dentists are not always able to see what is going on between teeth and gums, so x-rays help show exactly what is going on. X-ray images are captured using an electronic sensor instead of traditional film x-rays. This method makes the process 90% safer! Results from your oral x-ray are reported to your dentist immediately so they can see everything in a matter of minutes. Without x-rays, the dentist would not be able to diagnose or successfully treat oral issues accurately.
There is nothing like that fresh from the dentist teeth cleaning. Your dentist is able to provide you a deep cleaning that you are unable to do on your own. Just brushing and flossing is not always enough to keep your mouth healthy. Your dentist is also able to help lower your risk for diseases that can be caused by bacteria in the mouth. Routine cleaning removes plaque, stains, and tartar from your teeth and gums. This cleaning can help to prevent cavities and gum disease. You still need to brush and floss every day to keep your teeth in good shape.
The thought of having a tooth filled is somewhat daunting, but you can take some comfort in knowing that you are not alone: approximately 92% of Americans have had at least one cavity in his or her lifetime. Suffice it to say that dental fillings are pretty much normal for most people and because of this, we have honed this craft to a precision.
Silver fillings can look dated or can be aesthetically unpleasing. If you want to change them out for white fillings, or if you have a cavity and want to opt for a white filling, we are happy to accommodate your needs. White fillings are made from a composite resin and will be matched to the color of your natural teeth. If you are worried about the integrity of the filling, it is important to know that white fillings are strong, stain-resistant and will last just as long as an amalgam filling.
A traditional crown can take multiple visits of up to a few weeks. We offer our patients the option of CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) same-day crown service, whenever possible. A 3-D image is taken of your tooth and with CAD/CAM technology, a beautiful, durable ceramic crown is created in our office so you won’t have to wait or make any return visits. And best of all, the crown will have the same integrity as that of one that’s created in an off-premises lab.
Are you worried about your smile because you are missing a tooth or two? An expertly placed dental implant in our office can make all the difference in the world, and we have everything you need at our Mission Viejo dental office to make you look and feel like a new person. Dental implants can fill in the gaps or even replace severely damaged teeth. Imagine the freedom you will have to be able to eat your favorite foods again. But it goes beyond that—being able to properly chew your food will lead to a healthier digestive system and a happier you!
Dental bridges are a good way to fill in the gaps of missing teeth. To replace missing teeth is more important to your health than many realize. When you have missing teeth, surrounding teeth can begin to shift and will throw off your bite making it difficult to speak clearly or to chew food properly. For these reasons alone, it is vital to your health to ensure your missing teeth are replaced.
If you have been putting off getting dentures because you are not certain whether they will work for you, we can assure you that when we create your dentures, it will be a total game-changer. You will be able to eat again, speak clearly again—smile again! Today’s dentures are made from realistic-looking materials and we will work with you to ensure they fit you properly. Whether you are missing all of your teeth, or missing several, we can fit you with a complete set of dentures or partial fixed or removable ones.
Do you or someone you know have a habit of grinding their teeth? This is not just something that’s annoying; it could signify an underlying health problem, and it can also damage your teeth and jaw bones. Bruxism—the habitual grinding of teeth, especially at night, is something that is easily treated.