Here in Rancho Bernardo, Classic Dental Smiles provides a full range of dental services to meet all your family’s needs. Whether you need a simple filling, a root canal, or a complex smile reconstruction, our goal is to provide functional and esthetic restorations to keep your smile healthy and beautiful.
Do you need a family dentist? We provide general dentistry services for all members of your family, from the youngest to the oldest. Call our Rancho Bernardo dental office today at 858-485-6781 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Brian Chan.
The Classic Services
The clinical services offered at Classic Dental Smiles start with simple preventive dental cleanings. Along with routine exams, these cleanings are your best defense against disease and decay. When bacteria are not properly cleaned from your teeth, cavities can form, and fillings may be needed to prevent the decay from worsening. Sometimes we see cavities that are so large that a simple filling will not suffice; in this case, a crown or a root canal is the best way to restore the function and appearance of the tooth.
If a tooth cannot be saved by a root canal and crown, we are able to plan and restore dental implants to replace missing teeth. If multiple teeth are missing, we may recommend dentures or partial dentures to restore your dental functioning.
For healthy teeth, one of the easiest and most conservative ways to achieve a quick, dramatic transformation that improves the quality of your smile is teeth whitening. We love comparing before and after photos of teeth whitening with our patients because the improvement is usually quite stunning. Porcelain veneers are another popular way to improve your smile. At our dental practice, veneers (like crowns) can usually be created and placed in the same visit or shortly thereafter.
Preventing Tooth Decay
Our focus is always on preventive care, to stop tooth decay from occurring in the first place. If you’re fortunate enough to have healthy teeth and gums that do not require any restorative treatments, we look forward to helping you keep them in optimal condition by providing regular professional dental cleanings and exams.
When you visit us for a dental cleaning one of our licensed dental hygienists will take the time to remove any accumulated calculus (tartar) from the places in your mouth that are hard to keep clean with brushing and flossing alone. Plaque is the sticky film of bacteria and food particles that you find on your teeth at the end of the day—and most of it comes off when we brush and floss at night. But even those of us with the best oral hygiene will have spots on our teeth where plaque may accumulate and solidify into insoluble tartar, which can only be removed with dental tools. Removing this plaque every six months with a dental cleaning is the best way to prevent cavities.
We will also provide fluoride gel treatment to protect your enamel and remineralize any soft spots that have formed on your teeth (the precursors to cavities). Sealants may also be applied to protect the deep cracks and fissures that make molars so vulnerable to cavities.
The Classic Office
We believe our Rancho Bernardo office to be a place of healing, and we offer a variety of amenities to help calm your nerves and make your dental visits as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. Our services are offered in a conveniently located, clean, modern environment that has been designed to reduce anxiety and relax both patients and staff.
Memory foam neck and leg pillows, plush blankets, and noise-canceling headphones are our favorite stress-reducing comforts we offer patients at Classic Dental Smiles. We are also certified to provide oral sedation for patients who experience dental anxiety. Please ask us about this service at your next appointment.
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