Fillings (White-Mercury-Free)

Composite (white) fillings are used to repair teeth after fractures, decay removal, or even to replace old or leaky fillings. These very modern restorative materials bond directly to the tooth. They require less tooth removal than silver fillings and have less post operative sensitivity. Of course they look much better, too. In his Diamond Bar office, Dr. Seleit uses over a dozen shades of white filling material so as to match your tooth exactly.

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Veneers

Veneers can turn your smile into your dream smile! They work very well at masking deep stains, white patches, or even correction overlapping or spaced out teeth. These porcelain coverings are very similar to a porcelain crown but they only require minimal tooth removal. If you are considering veneers, Dr. Seleit and his staff of professionals can even fabricate a wax version of what your smile will look like before you have anything actually done to change it.

With veneers you can change the shape and length of your teeth. Veneers are thin, durable shells designed to cover the front of the teeth and are typically made of porcelain and are extremely durable, stain resistant, and easy to maintain. Veneers are new enamel placed over the teeth to result in a gorgeous new smile.

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Crowns

As we get a little older, our teeth begin to change and are prone to decay. There are many possible reasons for this change in your smile. These reasons can include bruxism (teeth grinding), general decay, cracked fillings, root canals, and many others. If your tooth is beyond repair with a filling material, we may recommend that the best viable option to save the tooth is a full crown. The reasons for this type of restoration in a badly damaged tooth are durability, cosmetic appearance, and overall support of the chewing function.

Crowns are needed for a variety of reasons. Usually due to lack of supporting tooth structure due to a large cavity, a root canal, or a crack or fracture. We offer a variety of crowns including all porcelain (no metal), porcelain fused to metal, all gold, all silver, or a metal-porcelain combination. Crowns are fixed and cannot be removed by the patient.

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Implants

Implants may be used to replace one or more teeth or even to support a denture. An implant is placed by an Oral Surgeon or Periodontist and replaces the tooth root.. Dr. Seleit will then place an implant supported crown onto this implant that will look like a natural tooth. This will be fixed in place and cannot be removed by the patient. If you are already missing a tooth and considering an implant, we will coordinate all of your treatment from consultation to implant placement to the final restoration.
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Bridges

A bridge is one of the few options that you have when deciding how to deal with a missing tooth or teeth. The replacement of these missing teeth is necessary in order to maintain the proper mouth functions. Tooth loss can affect the way you eat, speak, and the alignment of other teeth in your mouth.

Types of Bridges
A bridge, by definition, is a link or connection between two permanent structures. A dental bridge is very similar in that it attaches the restorative teeth (bridge) to the natural teeth on either side of the gap. This bridge acts as your new teeth, closing the gap and restoring your smile. Bridges are often constructed of gold or metal foundations with porcelain fused to the foundation. This ensures that the bridge will support the normal functions of the mouth.

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Dentures/Partials

Dentures made with precision and care can provide you years of service. We offer the finest full (complete) dentures as well as partial dentures. We pay particular attention to tooth anatomy and esthetics when constructing dentures. There is never a “one day denture.” Dr. Seleit and his dental care professionals work with you step-by-step to fabricate your new set of dentures. We also offer non-metal partial dentures (Valplast) and standard partials with metal clasps. We also repair any set of dentures/partials or add teeth to an existing denture/partial.
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Whitening (Zoom!)

As seen on ABC’s Extreme Makeover, we offer ZOOM! tooth whitening. We have two ways you can remove stain and improve your smile. We offer the latest ZOOM! Advance Power chairside in office whitening system. This system is completely done is one appointment at our office using the ZOOM! Advance Power whitening light. Read more about this incredible system at www.zoomnow.com.

We also offer take home trays. This is also ZOOM! whitening, but you do some of the work at home. We will fabricate custom trays and provide you with whitening gel and instruction to whiten at home. If you already own custom trays, you can obtain refill gel from us also.

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Root Canals

Root Canal, or endodontics, is the process of removing the nerves from the roots of a tooth. A root canal is often necessary to save an infected tooth. If an infected tooth is left alone for a long period of time, an abscess can form. An abscess will show up on an x-ray as a dark spot below the apex of the root. This is actually bone loss in the jaw. It is very important to catch this problem before it deteriorates too far.
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Bonding

Direct bonding is a more rapid cosmetic solution that can be used to mask stains, close spaces and repair fractures. The color of the bonding material is carefully matched to the other teeth to ensure a truly natural appearance. The closely matched materials are then applied, or bonded, to the tooth surface.
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Inlays/Onlays

Also referred to as “Indirect fillings”, an inlay fits into the prepared space left after a cavity or old filling has been removed while an onlay sits on the tooth and builds up its shape. Inlays and onlays can be made in tooth-colored porcelain, gold or composite. Different materials are better for different parts of the mouth and teeth. Generally inlays and onlays are more durable and far out-last fillings.
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Wisdom Teeth

Long after our primary (baby) teeth have been replaced by permanent teeth, we get third molars – a set of four permanent teeth which come in behind the upper and lower 12-year molars. Third molars are called “wisdom” teeth because they generally erupt between 17 and 21 years of age, when we reach adulthood.

Wisdom teeth that are healthy and properly positioned can be a valuable asset to the mouth. Unfortunately, this is not often the case, and problems develop that require their removal. For example, when the jaw is not large enough to accommodate these teeth, they can become impacted – unable to come in or move into their proper place. They may grow sideways, emerge only part way from the gum, or remain trapped beneath the gum and bone.

The illustration to the right shows how wisdom teeth can be either horizontally or vertically impacted. Impacted teeth require removal to prevent future infection, systs, or shipfting of teeth. After removal, the remaining socket will fill in with bone. Impaction occurs most often in the third molars of the lower jaw. People between the ages of 16 and 19 should have their wisdom teeth evaluated. After examining your mouth and taking X-rays, Dr Seleit will discuss whether your wisdom teeth should be removed.

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Invisalign

Invisalign is the state of the art clear alternative to braces. By using a series of clear, removable appliances that are virtually undetectable you can straighten your teeth without braces and wires.
By using the latest in 3-D computer technology, Invisalign fabricates a sequence of customized aligners. As each aligner is replaced with the next, your teeth will move gradually—week by week, until they reach their prescribed position. Then, your smile will be complete.
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Mouth Guards

As recommneded by the American Dental Association, you should wear a mouth guard when you play any sports. A properly fitted mouth guard, or mouth protector, is an important piece of athletic gear that can help protect you or your child’s smile, and should be used during any activity that could result in a blow to the face or mouth.
Mouth guards help prevent broken teeth, and injuries to the lips, tongue, face or jaw. A properly fitted mouth guard will stay in place while it is worn, making it easy to talk and breathe.
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Rotary Endodontics

Rotary Endodontics, or root canal, is a method in which the doctor utilizes an electric handpiece to perform the procedure. The electric handpiece allows Dr. Seleit to clean and shape the canals faster than using hand files. This makes the whole treatment experience much more pleasant.
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Lumineers

LUMINEERS BY CERINATE is a terrific cosmetic solution for permanently stained, chipped, discolored, misaligned teeth, or even to revitalize old crown and bridgework. Made from a porcelain veneer that can be as thin as a contact lens, the veneer is placed over existing teeth without requiring painful removal of sensitive tooth structure (unlike traditional veneers.)
LUMINEERS can only be made from patented Cerinate porcelain. This revolutionary porcelain is crafted through a proprietary process unavailable anywhere other than the Cerinate Smile Design Studios owned by Den-Mat Corporation. In just two or three visits to the dentist, LUMINEERS provides a custom-made smile clinically proven to last over 20 years.
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