General Dentistry in San Jose, CA
Providing full-service family and cosmetic dentistry in Palo Alto, Saratoga, Monte Sereno, Los Gatos, Santa Clara, Menlo Park, Sunnydale, Campbell and the surrounding bay area communities.
Our professional dental team is here to make sure your whole family receives the best preventative dental care in San Jose. We can identify potential issues before they become bigger problems, and can build an effective treatment plan for the whole family.
As a top family dentist in San Jose, Dr Charmee Patel puts her patients at ease by answering all questions and provides comforting reassurance during all general dental procedures. We strive to help our patients establish healthy dental habits from a young age, while also assisting them in making informed decisions about dental care treatment options.
Should our patients require periodontal surgical treatments or orthodontic services, they will be referred to our dental treatment specialists, Board-Certified Periodontist Dr. Shantia Kazemi, or Orthodontist Dr. Megan Constant.
Preventative Dental Hygiene and Teeth Cleaning Services
Routine dental care is an essential step in preventing gum disease, cavities, tooth decay, and other harmful oral conditions that can affect long-term health. Our dental team works to ensure your whole family receives the general dental care they need in our State-Of-The-Art dental office, while also providing at-home strategies for proper teeth cleaning and maintenance.
A bright white smile is your best feature! Yet, quite often, a simple whitening toothpaste isn’t enough to remove years of stains from coffee, tea, and other foods. Depending on the degree of whitening needed, we provide our patients with two different teeth whitening options, including in-office teeth whitening in San Jose, and at-home teeth whitening kits. Our in-office teeth whitening procedure is quick, painless, and achieves visible results in just one visit.
Tooth Colored Fillings
Our dental team is here to ensure that a dental filling never affects the visual aesthetics of your natural teeth. Although silver amalgam was the material of choice for many years, modern dental fillings are typically created using tooth colored fillings, made of composite resin or porcelain materials. There are many shades available to create long-lasting tooth colored fillings, which allows us to match the color of your teeth with precision and accuracy. When cared for properly, tooth colored fillings will keep your teeth healthy and your smile natural.
State-Of-The-Art Digital X-Rays
Our office team uses cutting-edge technology equipment, which includes top-of-the-line digital X-ray machines and digital cameras to ensure we capture the best high-resolution images of the entire mouth. We use digital X-rays to provide a confirmed diagnosis for all dental concerns, as well as to help our team make surgical recommendations. Digital X-rays are also performed without chemicals and with minimal radiation, creating a healthier option for both our patients and the environment.
In circumstances where a damaged or decayed tooth is beyond repair with a traditional filling, porcelain (Zirconia, Bruxzir) dental crowns are one of the best treatment options to enhance overall health and confidence. There are many reasons why a patient may need a dental crown, such as in the case of a worn down, severely cracked, or broken tooth, and porcelain dental crowns can also be used on teeth that have had root canals or dental implants.
A dental bridge can be a good alternative to dental implants, as it involves the process of creating a bridge to take the place of a missing tooth. Although dental bridges do not replace the root of a missing tooth, they can effectively fill in the gap between two healthy teeth, and will also allow you to eat and speak normally. With the right care and maintenance, dental bridges can lead to better oral health, improved aesthetics, and increased self-confidence.
Dental Restoration Services
We specialize in dental restoration services for patients in the San Jose area, including customized dental inlays and onlays. Dental inlays and onlays are strong, long-lasting, and durable, making them one of the most natural tooth restoration options available. Patients may need dental inlays or onlays to treat severe cavities, deep decay, or trauma-related tooth damage. The process is similar to a standard filling procedure, and after you receive local anesthesia, we take an impression of your tooth and send to a dental lab for fabrication. A temporary filling will be put in place until the permanent dental inlay or onlay is created.
Porcelain veneers are made to cover only the visible front parts of the tooth, and they consist of a strong and thin shell that is custom-fit to the shape of your tooth. Dental veneers are made from either ceramic material or resin-based composite, depending on individual patient needs. Patients that are interested in learning more about dental veneers can come in to our San Jose dental office to receive a consultation to ensure you are a good candidate for this procedure.
Dental bonding is a quick, same-day process that is used to repair gaps, cracks, chips, or cover other tooth imperfections to create the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. Bonding is painless and can usually be done without anesthesia, unless the nerve is exposed or there is deep decay. The material used during the bonding process can be precisely matched to the color of your natural teeth, and the surface is finished with a smooth coating of composite resin to ensure durability and stain-resistance.
For patients that have lost their natural teeth, dentures can create a renewed smile, along with enhanced self-esteem and a true self-confidence boost. If healthy teeth remain in both upper and lower sets of teeth, partial dentures may be an effective option. A new set of dentures can also help patients chew, speak, and eat normally, and can help prevent sagging cheekbones and facial muscles.
Root canal therapy, also referred to as Endodontics, is the surgical process of removing the pulp of an inflamed or infected tooth. The root inflammation or infection can be a result of an untreated cavity, deep decay, genetic predisposition, previous dental treatments, or even a chipped tooth. However, the good news is that typically a root canal enables full functionality to be restored to your damaged tooth, which will last for many years.
Orthodontic treatment may be needed for a variety of reasons, including crowding or spacing issues, crooked teeth, underbite, overbite, or even to correct jaw alignment. We offer orthodontic treatment for all ages, and if you believe your child may need braces, we are always here to guide you toward the best orthodontic treatment options in San Jose. In addition to offering traditional metal braces, Bay Area Dental & Implant Center is also a top Invisalign® provider in San Jose and the surrounding communities.
Gum disease typically begins with gingivitis, in which gums tend to bleed, or appear swollen and inflamed. If gingivitis remains untreated, it can advance to severe periodontal disease, in which the bone and tissue that supports the teeth becomes damaged or completely destroyed. Proper oral hygiene, regular brushing, daily flossing, and preventative dental care is essential in treating gingivitis before it leads to gum disease. Dr. Kazemi performs a variety of complex periodontal surgeries, including periodontal plastic surgery and regenerative/resective periodontal surgery.
At our Bay area dental and implant center, dental implants are one of the most common treatments for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants not only keep the jawbone strong and stable, but also are biologically designed to attach to your jawbone and replace the root of your missing tooth permanently without damaging neighboring teeth or vital structures. Dental implants will enhance the stability of your healthy teeth, and with proper care, they can last for a lifetime.
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