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By Omni Dental
March 30, 2022
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign  


Crooked or misaligned teeth can prevent you from feeling comfortable showing off your smile in public and can stop you from feeling comfortable in social situations. Invisalign is an easy and effective way to straighten your smile. Dr. Daniel Stevens, Dr. Christina Tsang, and Dr. Vahid Tabibzadeh of Omni Dental in San Diego, CA, can determine if you’re an eligible candidate to straighten your smile with Invisalign.

Straightening Your Smile with Invisalign

Invisalign uses a set of clear aligners to straighten your smile in anywhere from nine to fifteen months. The number of aligners you use and the length of treatment will be determined by the severity of your case. The aligners will slowly push your teeth into the proper position to give you the smile that you’ve always dreamed of. These aligners are clear and are practically invisible on your teeth, giving you a sense of privacy when straightening your smile.

You’ll switch out your aligners every few weeks to continue the treatment and progress with your straightening. You’ll also visit your dentist a few times during your treatment to ensure that you’re progressing as expected and so they can make any adjustments that may be needed. You’ll have to wear your Invisalign aligners for twenty to twenty-two hours a day, only taking them off to brush, floss, eat, and drink. You’ll even wear them while sleeping, making straightening your teeth completely effortless on your part.

Invisalign can also make it easier to brush and floss once treatment is done because your teeth will be easier to clean when they aren’t crooked or overlapped.

Contact Your Dentist Today!

Straighten your smile easily today! Contact Dr. Daniel Stevens, Dr. Christina Tsang, and Dr. Vahid Tabibzadeh of Omni Dental in San Diego, CA, to find out if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign. Call today at (619) 224-5000.

 

By Omni Dental
February 09, 2022
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: wisdom teeth  

Why do wisdom teeth need to be removed?

Sometime around the late teens or early twenties, people’s wisdom teeth start to erupt. These are the third and final set of molars. When wisdom teeth come in properly — meaning they are correctly aligned — they offer more chewing power. Unfortunately, more often than not, wisdom teeth are misaligned, crowd other teeth, and need to be removed. This is when you'll need the expertise of Dr. Daniel Stevens, Dr. Christina Tsang, and Dr. Vahid Tabibzadeh. They are the top-tier dental team here at Omni Dental in San Diego, CA. 

Why do we have wisdom teeth?

It is thought that we have wisdom teeth because — back in the day — we ate a diet that consisted of more rough foods, like roots, leaves, and meat, all of which required more heavy-duty chewing power.

Reasons Wisdom Teeth Need to be Removed

While there is no clear-cut rule that says every single person needs to have their wisdom teeth removed, there are certain situations where one or more wisdom teeth are causing a problem or have a strong likelihood that problems will eventually arise in the future that warrants their removal.

1. Fully Impacted Wisdom Teeth

When a wisdom tooth is “impacted”, it means that the tooth is covered by gum tissue, thereby preventing it from erupting through the gum. This often occurs when the mouth is too small to allow enough room for the tooth to emerge. Because bacteria, food, or other mouth substances can be lodged under the gum that covers the wisdom tooth, it can lead to an acute abscess, known as pericoronitis.

2. Partially Impacted Wisdom Teeth

When a wisdom tooth is partially impacted, meaning the tooth partially emerges from the gums, it almost always is advised to be removed. Because of its location in the very back of the mouth, a partially erupted wisdom tooth is more susceptible to not only decay and cavities, but also gum disease.

3. Other Reasons to Have Wisdom Teeth Removed

If you experience any of the below dental issues or changes in your dental health, removal of your wisdom tooth (teeth) may be necessary:

  • Pain at or surrounding the wisdom tooth site, including the jaw or cheek area
  • Repetitive infections
  • Gum disease
  • Tooth decay (extensive)
  • Tumors
  • Cysts
  • Damage to surrounding teeth

It is important to know that the decision to have a wisdom tooth removed isn’t always cut and dry. It is essential to talk to Dr. Daniel Stevens, Dr. Christina Tsang, and Dr. Vahid Tabibzadeh about the alignment of your wisdom teeth if they have already erupted, the health of your wisdom teeth if impacted or partially impacted, and your overall dental health to determine what is best for your situation. Contact Omni Dental in our San Diego, CA, office to schedule an appointment today! Call 619-224-5000. 

By Omni Dental
December 29, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Visits  

When your schedule always looks full it can be easy to look at upcoming dental checkups and dismiss them, especially if you have been taking good care of your teeth and are not experiencing any current discomfort. But waiting until there is something wrong may be the wrong approach, more so when dealing with dental care. The earlier you treat a dental problem the less invasive, and often less costly, the treatment usually is. More importantly, many of these problems can be completely prevented with regular visits with your San Diego, CA, general dentist. Learn more about regular dental visits from your dental professionals of Omni Dental, Dr. Daniel Stevens, Dr. Christina Tsang, and Dr. Vahid Tabibzadeh.

Regular Cleanings

Plaque is the sticky substance that builds on your teeth every day, and the bacteria that thrive within it is the main cause of tooth decay and gum disease.

Regular brushing and flossing can keep the majority of plaque under control, but it takes regular in-office cleanings to help manage it. There are often hard-to-clean spaces that are left with plaque and anything left behind can harden, making it impossible to remove at home with a toothbrush alone.

An office cleaning can remove difficult-to-reach plaque, which can reverse early gum disease, and help prevent plaque from accumulating again.

Although crucial, a visit to your general dentist goes beyond cleanings, your San Diego, CA, dentist also performs a dental checkup.

Regular Checkups

Your dentist performs a thorough checkup of your teeth, gums, and mouth as a whole. They can diagnose potential problems and even assess your risk for certain cancers. Early diagnosis and treatment are the keys to preventing complications and avoiding more involved dental procedures whenever possible.

Cavities, for example, can be spotted during a checkup and treated with a dental filling. A filling can put a halt to the spread of decay and help you avoid a painful infection and a root canal, or worse, an extraction.

Schedule a Visit Today

Don't miss another dental checkup, schedule your visit with your San Diego, CA, general dentist today. To make an appointment with Dr. Stevens, Dr. Tsang, and Dr. Tabibzadeh of Omni Dental dial (619) 224-5000.

By Omni Dental
November 18, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

If you have heard that you will need to have a replacement crown, you might have had some fear go through your mind. But you need to know that there are other options available for you. There are all sorts of crowns and bridges in San Diego, CA, that Dr. Daniel Stevens, Dr. Christina Tsang, and Dr. Vahid Tabibzadeh of Omni Dental can use to solve your dental problem. If you are thinking of having some work done, here are some options that you may want to talk with your dentist about before making your decision.

Options Beyond the Dental Crown

Technology and scientific advancement have given dentists several options to choose from for dental and cosmetic work. Here are three options that you can think through the next time you visit your dentist.

  • The first option you should know about is what is called an inlay. This option is a tooth restoration method that is great for issues located on the top of the tooth. Your dentist will make an impression so he can fashion the inlay that will be bonded to your tooth.
  • Onlays are your second option. If the dentist finds that the damage has spilled over the top of the tooth, they will often use an onlay to strengthen and protect the rest of the tooth. This area is all known as the bite area.
  • Porcelain veneers are another option for crowns and bridges in San Diego, CA. Veneers are perfect for frontal teeth and can easily be copied to mimic the appearance of natural teeth.

There are a lot of different treatments that are available in modern dental offices. If you have crowns and bridges in San Diego, CA, work done, you will want to ask about these new methods. You will often find that they are easy to do and can be done in one visit. If you have any questions, we invite you to call us at Omni Dental today. Our number is (619) 224-5000. Dr. Stevens, Dr. Tsang, and Dr. Tabibzadeh can answer all of your questions and help you set up your next appointment.

By Omni Dental
November 12, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Veneers  

Are you thinking about getting veneers in San Diego, CA? This is a treatment option that can help you fix chips, stains, and misalignment issues with your teeth. You need to work with a dentist who can help you get the most out of his treatment option. That is why you should work with Dr. Daniel Stevens, Dr. Christina Tsang, and Dr. Vahid Tabibzadeh with Omni Dental to meet your needs. Learn more about how dental veneers may be able to help you improve the quality of your smile. 

Getting Veneers: The Process

If you are interested in veneers in San Diego, CA, there are several steps you need to follow. First, you need to meet with a local dentist who can take a closer look at your smile and figure out if veneers are right for you. There are other treatment options available as well, including dental crowns, dental implants, and even dentures. After this, the dentist will have to prepare the front surfaces of your teeth for the veneers. Finally, the veneers will stick to the front of your teeth, making your smile look as good as new. You should like the beautiful appearance of your teeth in the mirror when the treatment is done. 

Why Choose Veneers for Your Smile?

There are several reasons why you should choose veneers to help you improve your smile. First, they can help you fix stains and discoloration issues regarding your teeth. If you want your pearly whites to look exactly like that, veneers might be able to help you. Second, they can also help you fix any chips or cracks with your teeth. If your teeth are broken or damaged, veneers might be able to help you. Furthermore, this is a treatment option that will look natural. Once the veneers are in place, people should not be able to tell which teeth have veneers and which teeth do not. Finally, this is also a fast procedure. You should not have to worry about coming to the office over and over again to complete the treatment process. Therefore, you can save a significant amount of time if you decide to go with dental veneers in the local area. 

Partner with a Local Dental Group for Dental Veneers

If you are looking for a way to improve your smile, and you may be interested in veneers in San Diego, CA, then you need to work with a dentist who can help you. Dr. Stevens, Dr. Tsang, and Dr. Tabibzadeh with Omni Dental can assist you. Call (619) 224-5000 today to make an appointment, and make sure you understand which option is best for your specific needs. 





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