Blog Archive

Dental Implants Nov 24th, 2021

Dental implants are titanium posts that are meant to mimic tooth roots. These posts are well tolerated by your body. Following the procedure, your bone grows around the implant to create a supportive foundation for the crown, bridge or implant supported denture.   Benefits of Dental Implants: Dental implants don’t...

Wisdom Teeth Nov 11th, 2021

Wisdom teeth are the third last permanent molars. Many people have two upper wisdom teeth and two lower wisdom teeth, but some people don’t have any or have less than four. They are given the name "wisdom teeth” because they frequently erupt between the ages of 16-21, known as "the...

Children's Dentistry Oct 19th, 2021

It is recommended to bring your child to the dentist when the first tooth appears – at around 6 months old. Our dentists will also be happy to share any information regarding your children’s tooth care and any questions you may have to ensure they are doing the best they...

Sleep Apnea Aug 25th, 2021

What is Sleep Apnea?                 Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that is characterized by frequent breathing interruptions throughout sleep. The airway muscles relax during sleep and spread out and momentarily interrupt breathing.                 People who experience sleep apnea may stop breathing for 10-30 seconds at time up to 400...

Dentures Aug 9th, 2021

Dentures   What are dentures?   Custom oral prosthetics that can replace some or all of missing teeth Made from materials like nylon, acrylic or plastic They rest comfortably on top of gums Improve oral health (lower risk of gum recession, bone loss, chronic bad breath)   There are several...

Root Canals Jul 8th, 2021

Root canals are an endodontic treatment used to preserve a decayed tooth by removing infected pulp from the canal of the tooth. Root canals are used to save a tooth from needing extraction. They stop the infection from spreading and therefore will eliminate pain for our patients. The pulp of...

Fillings Jun 23rd, 2021

What are fillings? Treatment used to restore function of tooth Common procedure used to repair damage to your tooth caused by a cavity or decay Quick procedure - usually takes an hour or less depending on size and where it is located Help to prevent further decay or eventually possible...

Dental Cleanings Jun 16th, 2021

  Regular dental cleanings are essential for maintaining proper oral hygiene and preventing patients from needing restorative work. It has been proven that regular cleanings can even reduce the risk of diseases like diabetes.   During a dental cleaning, the hygienist will remove plaque and tarter, floss between your teeth...

Teeth Whitening Jun 9th, 2021

Many patients come to our office to feel more confident about their smiles. Having a whiter, brighter smile is a great way to achieve this. At San Ramon Dental Excellence, we offer: Take home whitening In office whitening Internal whitening Our take home whitening is most popular, where we give...

Veneers Jun 2nd, 2021

At San Ramon Dental Excellence, we commonly have patients ask about veneers. Veneers are thin, tooth-colored shells placed over real teeth to help improve the aesthetics of a person’s smile. They can mask discoloration, irregular shape or small gaps. In our office, these shells are typically made from porcelain, composite...

Invisalign May 27th, 2021

  At San Ramon Dental Excellence, the orthodontic treatment we offer is Invisalign. Invisalign is an effective way to straighten teeth while not being as visibly noticeable or obvious as traditional braces. The aligners used to straighten your teeth are made of a thick durable plastic, and switched out every...