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Your smile says a lot about you. If you don’t have a smile
you’re proud of, now’s the time to take action! We are here
and ready to help ─ call us today!
Dr. Kujiraoka: Dental Services
PREVENTION AND DETECTION
- Digital X-rays
- Fluoride treatment
- Root planing
- Laser soft tissue curettage
- Laser decontamination
- Periodontal maintenance
RESTORATIVE AND COSMETICS
- Porcelain crowns
- Porcelain fixed bridges
- Composite fillings
- Porcelain veneers
- Implant restoration (we refer to a specialist for implant placement)
- Tooth whitening
- Dentures and partial dentures
- Root canal therapy
We compassionately understand that receiving treatment at a dental office can seem intimidating or scary sometimes. Dr.Kujiraoka and our team put great effort in minimizing this fear factor. Beyond having a gentle touch and providing a calm and soothing atmosphere, we also offer nitrous oxide (or what is commonly known as laughing gas). In as little as five minutes, you should experience a euphoric feeling spreading throughout your body, helping to alleviate any anxiousness or fears you may have about the treatment you are undergoing.
On average, between the ages of 6 and 12, all of your adult teeth should have come in without showing any decay. But, due to the diet we consume, the sugar and bacteria naturally occurring in the mouth combine to form acids that break down tooth structures. This destruction doesn’t happen overnight however – cavities appear over time. Diagnodent technology is a laser which scans the tooth surface, and can quantify the level of tooth destruction from bacterial acids. This can help Dr. Kujiraoka determine whether it is necessary to restore the tooth, recommend a fluoride treatment, or to encourage better cleaning and dietary habits.
Illumination and Magnification
Dr.Kujiraoka once heard in a class that “…two things will instantly make your dentistry better: ILLUMINATION and MAGNIFICATION”. To provide high-quality care for his patients, he utilizes 3x magnification loupes and has his team using 2x magnification loupes. Here’s a fun fact about these amazing tools: these headlamps feature a light intensity comparable up to 4,000 foot-candles at 12 inches! “Grandma, what big teeth you have! Oh wait, that’s just my loupes.”
There are many benefits to digital X-rays. Some of which include: Less patient exposure to radiation (i.e. each digital x-ray outputs about 70-80% less radiation than conventional x-rays); environmental impact is eliminated as digital X-rays do not require chemical processing; allows for immediate viewing of the image with the ability to enhance and enlarge it (i.e. this helps with diagnosing and allow us to illustrate a patients needs to them by showing them the image on a computer monitor); simplifies communication with specialists because digital x-rays can be emailed quickly.
Matching a patient’s smile to his or personality is the key when it comes to Smile Design, and could involve a number of cosmetic dental procedures that include correction flaws in your smile. Some of the procedures that a Cosmetic Dentist may recommend include:
• Gaps between teeth
• Crooked teeth
• Narrow or short teeth
• Worn, broken or chipped teeth
For the perfect Smile Design veneers and crowns on the front teeth may be recommended as well as tooth whitening to brighten natural teeth that do not have cosmetic restorations.
A beautiful smile is the first thing people see, and if you are not happy with your pearly whites, schedule a Smile Design appointment with Dr. Kujiraoka today.
Book an appointment today!
Your smile says a lot about you. If you don’t have a smile you’re proud of, now’s the time to take action!
We are here and ready to help ─ call us today!