How do I know if my wisdom teeth need to be extracted?

Wisdom teeth are the large molars furthest back in your mouth. Most problems with wisdom teeth occur in people aged 15 – 25 years old, which is also the best time to have them extracted because the roots are not fully developed and the jaw bone is not as dense. Wisdom Tooth Extraction usually occurs in a 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 →

New in Dentistry Materials and Treatments

Patients today are increasingly taking more responsibility for their own health care. They tend to be well-read, educated by previous health-care experiences, and much more discriminating in their own choice of practitioners and treatment methods. As health practitioners struggling with the complex task of helping these patients achieve optimum wellness, we are constantly searching for the information that best answers their questions and offers solutions to their health concerns. Our task is complicated by genetics, the environment, nutrition, emotional and personal habits that compromise and influence our patients’ health. These influences include the subtle but powerful adverse effects of dental materials and procedures on the body. If we look at the optimum wellness and longevity as a complex picture composed of many puzzle pieces, we find a multitude of influences on our health. Continue Reading →