A general dentist like Dr. Ada Gruita provides dental care for patients of all ages. She will provide preventative care, diagnosis of issues, and provide treatment to keep you in optimal oral health. A general dentist can provide a great number of procedures, from a general cleaning to repairing damage with fillings or crowns, to placing dentures.
A general dentist will work with you to create a comprehensive treatment plan. In some cases, you may need to be referred to a specialist for certain procedures. Your general dentist can refer you to specialists to ensure you get the best care for your unique situation.
General dentistry is largely concerned with preventative care. Regular examinations and cleanings will augment your own brushing and flossing, and help catch problems such as cavities and gum diseases early. The sooner a problem is detected, the less painful and less expensive treatment is going to be.
If you are in the Mission Viejo area and in need of a dentist, make an appointment with Dr. Gruita. Call Pro Health Dental today to learn more.
General Dental Service in Mission Viejo Office
Root Canal Treatment
Composite Resin (White Filling)
A composite filling is created from tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture. It is one of most popular ways to restore a damaged tooth. Composites are also used for cosmetic improvements of the smile by changing the color of the teeth or reshaping disfigured ones.
How is a composite placed?
Composites are placed in layers typically using a light specialized to harden each one. When the process is finished, the dentist will shape the composite to fit the tooth. The dentist then polishes the composite to prevent staining and early wear.
What is the cost?
Prices can vary, but composites can cost up to two times the price of a silver filling. Most dental insurance plans cover the cost of the composite up to the price of a silver filling, with the patient paying the difference. As composites continue to improve, insurance companies are more likely to increase their coverage of composites.
What are the advantages of composites?
Composites provide a number of advantages, the most distinct are aesthetics. Dentists can blend the shades to create a color that closely matches that of the actual tooth. Composites bond to the tooth to support the remaining tooth structure, which helps prevent damage and protects the tooth from rapidly fluctuating temperatures.