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Everyone I speak to there is always polite and professional operative dentistry. I believe I am getting the most professional and quality care from your staff. Thank you for making a “dental” visit such a positive experience.
Awesome place! Dr. Monica Crooks really does care about her patients. I have never had a bad experience there at all. They go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. She helped me in minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry.
I felt like they treated us like family and for that, we will be forever greatly as our children are our lives and it was one of the best experiences with a cosmetic dentist office we’ve ever experienced.
At our practice, we use minimally invasive dentistry, also known as micro-dentistry. This practice focuses on stopping cavities early and without excessive drilling, removal of enamel, or gum loss. Micro-dentistry has been proven to make a significant difference for patients of any age with dental anxiety.
Treatment employs techniques to help preserve tooth structure without overuse of “drilling and filling” and other invasive measures. Just as the word implies, this type of dentistry concentrates on using the least amount of dental intervention to conserve the health of your teeth. In minimally invasive operative dentistry, the removal of any part of a tooth structure is kept to only the minimal amount necessary to restore the tooth to its optimum state. In modern dentistry, we can accomplish this using the latest scientific advances.
The techniques used in minimally invasive dentistry include those that focus on prevention, remineralization, and minimally invasive restoration.
We start by evaluating your risk for decay and assessing your oral health and the current condition of your mouth and teeth. Strategies to reduce the risk of decay, such as dietary changes, may be recommended. Reducing carbohydrates and sugars, adding the use of a daily mouthwash to decrease bacteria, and introducing other types of oral hygiene are examples of these methods.
Remineralization consists of restoring minerals to the tooth structure. When teeth are porous, decay can occur more quickly. Fluoride therapy is essential and often used to remineralize teeth in this process. Dental sealants, generally constructed of plastic resin, also protect teeth from bacteria, acid, plaque, and potential decay. Sealants, when placed into the grooves of a tooth, form a durable barrier against harmful substances. Sealants can be fitted on any teeth which are vulnerable to decay.
The use of Onlays and inlays as opposed to crowns to restore a tooth is another minimally invasive dentistry technique. Onlays and inlays do not require as much removal of a tooth as does a crown. An inlay is like a filling that is tailor-made to the cavity of the tooth and cemented into place. As a minimally invasive alternative to direct restoration, it can provide excellent protection against future decay. An onlay may be used where a more in-depth or broader reconstruction is needed. It also requires less removal of the tooth structure.
Bite splints are another minimally invasive dental measure and are used to prevent the grinding of the teeth, called bruxism. This harmful habit often occurs in stressful situations or at night while sleeping. Grinding of the teeth can cause significant damage if not detected and prevented. A bite splint can be worn at night or when any stress occurs, giving your teeth the protection they need.
All of the above are various ways in which we can help conserve the long-term structure and health of your teeth without creating the possibility of future deterioration from overly invasive practices.
Call Dr. Monica Crooks at (916) 922-2027 and ask about minimally invasive dentistry treatment for you and your family. Don’t let your fear stop anyone from getting the dental care they need!
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Are you looking for a dentist in Sacramento, CA who has your best interests in mind? Look no further than the dental office of Dr. Monica Crooks, DDS. We have over 20 years of experience offering family and cosmetic dentistry services that you can trust. For all of your general, esthetic, or reconstructive dental needs, Dr. Crooks has the necessary skills and to give you the smile of your dreams!Combining her artistic skill with state-of-the-art cosmetic dental techniques
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It’s a fact of life that teeth turn yellow with age. Today, with Dr. Monica Crooks and her hygiene team on your side, yours don’t have to. Whether you are looking to improve your image or impress that special someone in your life, professional teeth whitening treatment will boost your appearance and confidence.Studies have shown that most people who use over-the-counter whitening products have had disappointing results. Don't let this happen to you. Contact Dr. Crooks to whiten your teeth today!Read More
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Dental implants are one of the latest advancements in tooth replacement. You have likely come across someone with dental implants and didn’t realize it. Durable, long-lasting, and natural-looking dental implants have saved countless smiles. They are made of special bio-materials, and the procedure can be completed in one or two visits!If you have missing teeth, you could be a candidate for dental implants. Dr. Monica Crooks has experience in restoring beautiful smiles with dental implants. Let her show you how!Read More
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While many dentists practice cosmetic dentistry, it’s important that patients contemplating cosmetic dentistry, take the time to research the dentist they are considering using. Dr. Monica Crooks is well-known locally for her inventive approach in delivering comprehensive oral health and for achieving esthetically pleasing results. When it comes to cosmetic restorations, Dr. Crooks has an artistic eye for creating beautiful smiles!Read More
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