Our San Francisco general dentistry experts, Dr. Ben Amini and associates, provide general dentistry services designed to prevent and restore oral health problems affecting the teeth and gums. Although several general dentistry procedures focus on functionality, certain aspects of general dentistry also address the appearance of teeth. Routine check-ups or other appointments may include general dentistry services depending on individual risk factors and goals.
Routine check-ups, performed at least once every six months for most patients, are used to inspect the teeth and gums and provide general maintenance of the mouth. Our expert in general dentistry in San Francisco looks at the teeth and gums by optical magnification and illumination, with assistance from X-ray technology, which enables identification of problems that may otherwise be invisible. Thorough cleaning, using manual or ultrasonic technology and polishing instruments, keeps teeth looking good and reduces tooth decay risks.
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Preventive care is an important part of dental care at the office of our San Francisco general dentistry expert. At routine check-ups, our dentist may recommend a variety of procedures that help prevent oral health problems. For example, fluoride application can strengthen teeth and reduce risks of decay. Scaling and root planing can be used to remove plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line, decreasing levels of cavity-causing bacteria in the process. Sealants may also be recommended to guard vulnerable areas of the teeth against erosion and decay.
Our expert in general dentistry in San Francisco performs several restorative procedures. Depending on the type and severity of damage present, our dentist may recommend fillings, inlays, onlays, crowns, or other treatments. Tooth replacement with any of several methods is also available. Tooth decay, gum disease, infections, or physical trauma can make these procedures necessary.
Daily brushing and flossing are essential parts of any plan to prevent tooth decay and gum disease, but patients should also visit our dentist as often as recommended for prevention and restoration of oral health problems. Cutting-edge equipment, compassionate staff and the latest dental techniques support the effectiveness of our general dentistry services. To learn more, patients can schedule a consultation with Dr. Amini and associates, our dentists in San Francisco.
Dr. Ben Amini is a Pre-Fellow status in the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).
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