How can I prevent tooth stains?

Why Coffee Stained Teeth Happen Coffee stained teeth occur when tannins in the coffee build up on tooth enamel. Good oral hygiene can help reduce coffee stained teeth, but that isn’t always enough. Some whitening toothpaste can remove up to 90% of stains on the tooth surface after 14 days. But sometimes you need something Continue Reading →

Get Ready for Summer Dental Cleaning Anyone?

Summer has is almosthere…at least for most of us in the Northern Califoria! From cleaning out the garage to dusting away those sneaky little bunnies that invade every nook, cranny, and crevice, but Summer is also the perfect time to visit your dentist for your semi-annual checkup and cleaning. Our daily dental routines just don’t cut it! Continue Reading →

What should I expect during my Downtown Concord Dental appointment?

One of Downtown Concord Dental staff members will review your medical and dental history.  We will then examine your teeth and gums, screen you for oral cancer, take x-rays of your teeth, as needed, and complete a TMJ (temporomandibular or jaw joint) exam. For new patients, your dental care begins with what we call the “PERFECT BEGINNING”  This Continue Reading →

Dental implants are frequently the best treatment option for replacing missing teeth?

Downtown Concord Dental is the ideal place to go for dental implants in Concord. Dental implants are an innovative solution for missing teeth that look natural and can improve your oral health. Our Concord implant specialist Dr. Lee is highly experienced in both placing and restoring implants. Dr. Lee and our team keep abreast of the latest implant studies and reports shared among colleagues world-wide. This provides our dental implant patients with the most current treatments and information available. Continue Reading →

ClearCorrect is the clear and simple alternative to metal braces

ClearCorrect invisible braces are the clear and simple way to straighten your teeth so you can show off your smile! Looking for an alternative to metal braces? ClearCorrect is the clear and simple choice. No wires. No brackets. Just clear, convenient comfort—every reason to smile. With ClearCorrect, your dentist or orthodontist can straighten your teeth using a series of clear, custom, removable aligners. Each aligner moves your teeth just a little bit at a time until you eventually get straight teeth. With the results and convenience ClearCorrect offers and the advantages it has over other treatment options, it’s an easy decision. With ClearCorrect you can get the obvious benefits and confidence you’ll enjoy with straight teeth so you too can show off your smile. Continue Reading →

Downtown Concord Dental using Hiossen’s leading-edge dental implant technology

Dr. Lee is uses the Hiossen’s leading-edge implant technology, a sophisticated new dental implant system to Downtown Concord Dental’s service offerings. This new technique allows for a more stable approach to bone drilling, faster healing time for patients and a less risky process. We offer the advanced Hiossen Dental Implant system in our Concord office, Dr. Lee has been extensively trained on the system of drills that ultimately reduce the risk of infection and complications around steadiness of the drilling process. Continue Reading →

What are Dental Crowns and Tooth Bridges?

What are Dental Crowns and Tooth Bridges?
Both crowns and most bridges are fixed prosthetic devices. Unlike removable devices such as dentures, which you can take out and clean daily, crowns and bridges are cemented onto existing teeth or implants, and can only be removed by a dentist.

How do Crowns Work?
A crown is used to entirely cover or “cap” a damaged tooth. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment. A crown can also be placed on top of an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure for function. Porcelain or ceramic crowns can be matched to the color of your natural teeth. Other materials include gold and metal alloys, acrylic and ceramic. These alloys are generally stronger than porcelain and may be recommended for back teeth. Porcelain bonded to a metal shell is often used because it is both strong and attractive. Continue Reading →