Here at the office of Edward A. Walker DDS
in Temecula CA, we offer expert care in Traditional Dentistry
, which is dedicated to keeping your teeth healthy and free of disease and decay, as well as Cosmetic Dentistry
, which takes oral hygiene to a whole new level, concentrating on enhancing the overall look of your smile, function of your bite and the relationship of the teeth with facial features. The goal is to not just restore individual teeth but the whole mouth.
The smile is the first thing that makes an impression on others. In today’s world, aesthetic enhancement plays an important role in one’s appearance.
Whether it is a dental cleaning, check-up, simple filling or complete smile makeover, we can help you achieve the smile you've always wanted. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us today.The services we provide include the following:
Here are further descriptions of the general dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry care that we offer:
ultiple crowns connected together forming one unit. They may be from three to more teeth, are cemented in place and are generally permanent.
Multiple crowns connected together forming one unit. They may be from three to more teeth, are cemented in place and are generally permanent.
Laminated porcelain facings that are made in a dental lab and cemented over the front of your natural teeth. People who have discolored teeth are usually very pleased with this solution, as it is less invasive than preparing teeth for conventional crowning. These porcelain laminates are adhesively bonded to the surface of a tooth to correct and repair chips and cracks will improve a worn appearance or severe tooth discoloration. Veneers may also be recommended if you have gaps in your teeth or if you have not had success with teeth whitening.
A term used for facings much like a veneer, except it is made of composite resin instead of porcelain, without a dental lab. Because they are resins, they do not last as long as porcelain veneers, and they can discolor with age. Chipped, broken, discolored or decayed teeth can be corrected using a dental composite material with the look of enamel and dentin is applied into the cavity or onto the surface of a tooth, where it is then sculpted into shape, contoured and hardened with a high-intensity light.
Also known as indirect fillings, inlays and onlays made from porcelain or composite materials are a long-lasting yet cosmetic way to provide a "filling" to teeth with tooth decay or similar structural damage. Whereas dental fillings are molded into place within the mouth during a dental visit, inlays and onlays are created in a dental laboratory before being fitted and adhesively bonded into place by your dentist.
Zoom Bleaching followed by Free Bleaching for Life!
Tooth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile. Because having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, this is an exciting new program.
Zoom tooth whitening requires two visits. The first appointment will take 90 minutes and you will leave with immediate results, (up to 8 shades lighter!) Impressions (molds) will be made of your teeth to fabricate custom, clear plastic, take-home trays which you will need to maintain the new whiteness of your teeth (once a month). The color of your teeth changes based on your daily habits. A touch-up may be needed especially if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine. Each tube of take home bleach should last 6 months until your next preventive cleaning appointment when you will be given a new tube of bleach for the next 6 months. At each six month preventive visit, we will give you a complimentary touch up tube of bleaching gel.
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Removable Dentures and Partial Dentures
An option for those who have lost some or all of their teeth. They can be fabricated in a lab, and in many cases, implants can be used to aid in the support and function of the denture. For patients with cosmetic concerns, we can create a cosmetic partial denture so that no "clasps" will be visible. Please call us to discuss the many variations of removable dentures available for tooth replacement.
Smile makeovers involve a comprehensive assessment of your smile esthetics in order to improve its overall appearance. Typically one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as dental veneers, dental implants, gingival sculpting and teeth whitening, will be required for several teeth in both the upper and lower arches in order to achieve the look you want.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
While consulting with you about a smile makeover to primarily improve the esthetic appearance of your smile, your dentist may discover that there is a need to provide necessary treatment to correct functional problems with your bite, muscles, teeth and bone structure. If you need full mouth reconstruction, the materials available today make it possible for your dentist to provide you with durable, functional and clinically sound treatments that also look natural.
An ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, injury, or other reasons. This option can be done instead of a bridge. An implant is a metal “port” surgically anchored in the bone that a single false tooth can be anchored to. While high-tech in nature, dental implants are actually more “tooth-saving” than traditional bridgework, since implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support.
Gum Disease (periodontitis) is a problem for over 60% of the adult population. Because it often goes unnoticed until the later stages, it has often been called a "silent epidemic" in American culture. The symptoms and signs of gum disease can be represented by red, swollen gum tissue, bleeding of the gums when you brush or floss, bad breath that is chronic, and loose teeth. We recommend regular dental cleanings and check-ups and manage the soft tissue health along with the teeth.
Endodontics, or root-canal therapy is a procedure where the nerve and associated blood-vessels are removed from the tooth and replaced with a material to fill the void. The most common reasons for needing a root canal are: extensive tooth decay, a large cavity under a filling or crown, a dental abscess, the fracture of a tooth. The most common symptom is a toothache. When we suspect that a patient may need a root canal, we take an X-ray to determine if there is an abscess. Sometimes, however, the abscess is not visible yet so we value your description and other secondary diagnostic signs, to decide if a root canal is needed.
Invisible braces are the clear alternative to metal braces. These clear aligners are virtually invisible as well as removable. This method of orthodontic treatment which uses a series of clear, removable teeth aligners is used as an alternative to traditional metal braces. We have found great success with Invisalign and our patients are so pleased to experience orthodontics while maintaining a natural looking smile.