Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry   Our office is proud to offer cosmetic services including veneers, cosmetic crowns and full mouth rehabilitation.

New Teeth in a Day

Teeth in a Day—Myth or Reality? How the Dental Implant Process Works You might’ve heard or seen some TV commercials promising viewers new teeth in one day.   Is it too good to be true? The good news is that it’s not a myth. But the reality is that there is a lot of planning, […]

Cone Beam and 3d X-Rays

Cone Beam and 3d X-Rays. You make the best decisions when you have the best information. This is what Cone Beam allows us to do. Most dental imaging is in 2 dimensions, and for simple dental procedures that is adequate. However, more complicated procedures such as root canals and dental implants require better information. With […]

Endodontics (Root Canals)

Endodontics (Root Canals) A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and […]

Dental Implants

Dental Implants Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that provide a permanent base for fixed, replacement teeth. Compared to dentures, bridges and crowns, dental implants are a popular and effective long-term solution for people who suffer from missing teeth, failing teeth or chronic dental problems. Because they fit, feel and function like natural teeth, dental […]

Same Day Crown

CROWNS (OR “CAPS”) When you combine the computer advances with the advances in materials science you get the CEREC®.  It is for larger restorations (where a resin filling might not be strong enough to hold the tooth together safely). Don’t worry, if you just have to do it the old fashioned way, some teeth are […]

Invisalign and Orthodontics

ORTHODONTIA (OR “BRACES”) and Invisalign For most adults, straightening their teeth no longer requires wearing hardware and rubber bands. Instead, another CAD/CAM breakthrough helps Dr. Benedict to design a series of (twenty to thirty) clear, plastic “aligners” which, when worn in their prescribed order by you for a couple of weeks or so, will progressively […]

Technology in the Office

Until the Second World War, the dental students where I went to school (UCSF) used to spend the first two weeks of dental school down by the Bay at the U.C. Foundry making their own dental instruments. My class came along a generation later so we didn’t have to learn how to be blacksmiths in […]

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