A dental cleaning (or prophylaxis) is a necessary and very important part of oral health. Cleanings can range from simple, “above-the-gums” to very involved “deep cleanings”. The determining factor is you! A healthy mouth without gum recession, bleeding, bone loss or deep pockets will benefit from a simple prophy. On the contrary, a mouth which shows signs of periodontal or gum disease will require more attention which involves scaling and root planing therapy followed by more frequent periodontal maintenance cleanings.
Periodontal disease is a slow and painless condition. It is not uncommon for people to overlook the signs. That is why it is recommended that a person have a professional cleaning at least twice a year. This way, we can monitor for any changes and stop the damage before it gets serious.
This is what people generally think of when they think of dentistry. The term “restoration” refers to fillings, crowns and the like. Cavities are usually the reason that a restoration is required.
The type of restoration placed is determined by the extent and location of the cavity. At Dori Dental Arts, we pride ourselves in creating the most beautiful and natural looking restorations that only a dental professional will be able to distinguish from the real thing.
It is said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. With a Masters degree in Fine Arts and an accomplished sculptor, Dr. Alon Dori is supremely qualified to create the most beautiful and natural looking smiles in Southern California.
Dori Dental Arts only uses the highest quality materials and advanced dental techniques to ensure that all restorations placed are esthetic. Moreover, we provide our patients with a range of smile improving procedures, beginning with a free smile evaluation. Once the area to be enhanced is determined we can offer a range of options including: teeth whitening (1 hour in-office Zoom and/or at home custom bleaching), replacing old leaking or stained composite fillings, filling spaces between teeth, replacing missing teeth, and complete veneer smile make-over…to name a few.
Root canal therapy is often the most misunderstood dental treatment. Fear of pain is why people postpone this vital treatment, when in fact endodontic therapy relieves pain and makes it possible to save teeth.
Dr. Melissa Dori is an expert in the field of endodontics and employs the most advanced equipment while using microscopic enhanced visualization.
Dental implants are more popular today than in years past. This is in part due to the improved technology in manufacturing and placement techniques. The primary reason to place an implant(s) is to replace missing or extracted teeth.
This allows for normal function, better esthetics and easier maintenance. In certain circumstances, implants can be employed to improve denture retention and function. The intricacies of placing implants can range from incredibly simple to incredibly complex. A careful evaluation of the location, supporting bone and supporting structures (nerves, blood vessels and sinus cavities) must be done prior to implant placement. Anything less is negligent and below the standard of care. At Dori Dental Arts, we perform all our dentistry well above the standard of care to ensure the most successful outcomes.