General and cosmetic dentistry in Roseville
Bandala DDS provides you with quality dental care that’s convenient and dependable at a fair price. Our staff is trained and uses the latest technology, so whether you need a regular cleaning or are looking for a prosthodontist, our practice can help you.
Short for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, CEREC 3D allows us to do a restoration using a high-quality ceramic material that matches your teeth’s natural color. CEREC 3D allows Dr. Bandala to restore damaged teeth in a single procedure.This technology saves as much of your original tooth structure as possible.
Computer Guided Dental Implants allow your dentist to create a permanent restoration for you prior to surgery, so that the restoration can be placed the same day. It also allows Bandala DDS to be more accurate and safer when placing implants by giving a detailed look at the interior sections of the jaw bone, surrounding tissue, and nerves. These are the same CT scan machines used to aid surgeons performing a joint replacement.
Cosmetic dentistry focuses on restoring teeth to their natural beauty and enhancing your smile while maintaining your oral health. This is a great option for those looking for the confidence of an improved smile.
Bandala DDS is committed to providing you with comprehensive, convenient dental care as your primary dental care provider. Our general dentistry services include the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and management of a range of dental concerns affecting your teeth, gums, jaw, and face.
Your dentist provides crucial preventative care, so it’s important to visit for a cleaning every 6 months, or as recommended.
A dental bridge replaces one or more missing teeth in your mouth. Replacing missing teeth can restore your ability to chew and speak properly, in addition to the cosmetic benefits gained.
Your bridge will be cemented on the supporting teeth or a dental implant placed next to the missing teeth. On your first visit we will prepare your supporting teeth, take impressions, and insert a temporary bridge. On your second visit the permanent bridge is placed!
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap permanently cemented over your tooth. Crowns restore tooth strength, shape, and size. It will cover the visible portion of the tooth, above and right at the gum line.
Crowns can be used to support large fillings or weak or broken teeth. They can also be used to attach a bridge or cover discolored or deformed teeth.
Regular dental hygiene (cleanings) can help prevent cavities, gum disease, bad breath, and other oral health issues. Plaque may develop even with regular brushing and flossing at home, which is why it’s important to combine great at-home care with regular professional cleanings.
Dentures can help restore crucial daily functions others may take for granted, like eating and speaking, as well as restoring confidence. Your dentures will be made to resemble your original bite. You will be able to select the shape and color of the teeth and gums. We can help you choose the shade that best matches your mouth!
Gum disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss, and an estimated 3 out of 4 adults have some level of gum disease. Plaque and tartar left on your teeth can cause toxins and bacteria to build up, leading to the loosening of teeth, bone loss, and tooth loss. Gum disease has also been linked to heart disease, osteoporosis, stroke, and diabetes complications.
The good news is that if caught in the early stages, your dental team at Bandala DDS can reverse gum disease. Your dentist will scale your teeth to remove plaque and calculus, and plane the roots to smooth them. You may also need antibiotics to clear up any infection. Some advanced cases require surgery to trim the gums, disinfect the tissues, and re-contour damaged bone.
Tooth loss can be caused by accidents, injury, or disease. A missing tooth can cause serious oral health problems as well as damage your self confidence. Failing to replace a lost tooth can cause the remaining teeth to shift and the bone to deteriorate.
Dental implants are an artificial tooth root which acts as an anchor for replacement teeth. Implants are an ideal choice for tooth replacement because they look and feel like natural teeth.
When oral cancer is found early, it has a 90 percent cure rate. Oral cancer screenings are crucial to prevention and curing this deadly disease and should be a routine part of dental maintenance.
During an oral cancer exam, your dentist will look for spots or sores that are flat, painless, white, or red on your tongue, the inside of your mouth, and your lips. Many of these spots or sores are harmless, but it’s important to be aware of them and look for those that could be cause for concern.
Your dentist may perform a brush test, collecting cells to send to a lab for analysis. If suspicious cells are present, a biopsy may need to be performed.
Hearing you need oral surgery can be nerve racking, but with compassionate care using the latest dental technology and information, you can rest easy knowing you're getting the best care. Dr. Bandala's oral surgery services include sinus lifts, bone preservation, reconstructive surgery, and tissue grafting.
Chipped, stained, or gapping teeth can leave a pit in your stomach when you gear up for an important meeting or go to take a picture. Porcelain veneers are used to straighten crooked teeth, repair cracks, and remove discolorations. Dr. Bandala will select veneers that compliment your other teeth, so that your new veneers look completely natural. Veneers are durable and cost-effective.
An infected tooth can result in an abscess, damaging your jawbone and causing intense pain. A root canal treats the soft inner pulp of a teeth, saving your tooth and ensuring that the tissue around the root is healthy and free of inflammation.
Your tooth may become inflamed for a number of reasons, including deep decay, big fillings, trauma to the tooth, or a chipped tooth.
Sedation dentistry is used to manage patient pain and anxiety, helping those of us who avoid dental care because of fear and anxiety maintain optimal oral health. If you’ve been putting off checkups and minor dental work because of a fear of the dentist, consider sedation dentistry. Not seeking treatment can lead to a need for more invasive treatments further down the road.
Three common types of sedation include inhalation sedation like nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral sedation such as pills or liquid, or intravenous sedation administered directly into the bloodstream.
If you wake up in the morning with an aching jaw and sensitive teeth, you could be grinding your teeth. Grinding your teeth regularly can damage your jaw and teeth, and can even lead to broken crowns or fillings and receding gums.
The cause for teeth grinding isn’t known, but associated factors include:
- Stress and anxiety
- Drug abuse
- Some prescription medications
- A miss-bite
- Disorders such as Parkinson's disease
A night guard can help control your teeth grinding, protecting your teeth and increasing the longevity of your dental work. To make your night guard, Dr. Bandala will take an impression of your teeth for a dental lab to use to custom-fit your night guard. On your second visit, you will learn how to place it in your mouth and the night guard will be adjusted to your bite.
Dr. Bandala offers teeth whitening as part of our cosmetic dentistry services. As you age, your teeth naturally darken. They may also darken if you drink a lot of coffee, drink red wine, use certain medications that can stain, haven’t practiced good oral hygiene, among other reasons. Teeth whitening adds that sparkle back to your smile by bleaching your tooth enamel to remove discolorations and stains.
Options include take-home kits or more immediate in-office options like Zoom!
Dysfunction in your temporomandibular joint is called TMJ and can cause discomfort when you chew or move your jaw, headache and neck pain, ringing in the years, or jaw locking.
Treatment options include a night guard, physical therapy, posture training, and ice and hot packs. TMJ is usually cyclical, meaning it can return when you’re stressed.
While keeping your natural teeth intact and in good repair is both yours and Dr. Bandala’s first goal, sometimes an extraction is necessary. An extraction could be necessary if you suffer from severe tooth decay, if you have impacted teeth (such as your wisdom teeth), to prevent overcrowding, etc.
To remove a tooth, an anesthetic will be applied to ensure your comfort. Then, your dentist will use a tool called an elevator to wiggle the tooth loose before removing it with forceps.
Once your tooth is extracted, it’s important to replace the missing tooth! This prevents shifting and misalignment in your mouth, preventing future complications. To replace your tooth, Dr. Bandala may recommend a bridge, partial denture, or an implant.
A cavity is a hole in your teeth caused by decay. If left untreated, the decay will grow and will enter your nerve canal, which can be extremely painful and lead to complications such as infection or abscess. Repairing your tooth with a filling prevents this!
While fillings used to be silver in color, modern fillings should be white to match your natural tooth color. These fillings are also called composite fillings. These modern fillings look more pleasing and are attached durably to the tooth with bond or glue.
Your third molars are known as your wisdom teeth, and are the last teeth to erupt in your mouth. There are many complications associated with your wisdom teeth. They may become impacted or erupt only partially through your gums, causing swelling, pain, and even infection. They can also put pressure on your adjacent teeth, causing permanent damage to those teeth and the bone surrounding them. Even if they do erupt fully, they can be very hard to clean and become severely decayed.
The process for removing your wisdom teeth is simple, and the same as a regular tooth extraction. Your dentist will use a local or general anesthetic to ensure your comfort before removing your tooth.