Posted on Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 at 6:09 pm.
Have you been considering a cosmetic dentistry procedure to mask imperfections or gapped teeth? If so, dental veneers may be the solution you seek. With stunning, natural-looking results, you’ll flash your smile with confidence. Your dedicated team at May Conte D.D.S. Cosmetic, Implant and Family Dentistry is here to help you achieve the smile of your dreams!
What Are Dental Veneers?
With the large selection of cosmetic dentistry procedures available to improve the appearance of your teeth and smile, dental veneers are considered one of the most conservative approaches. Our veneers are custom-made, durable shells that we cement directly on your tooth mask or correct any imperfections. We usually complete the procedure without the need for any anesthetic. We remove a minimal amount of enamel from the front and side of the tooth, making room to attach the veneer.
After preparing the tooth, we take impressions of your teeth and send them to our dental laboratory to craft your custom veneers. We will fit you with temporary restorations which will give you an idea of how your smile will look. When ready, we will bond your new veneers to your teeth, delivering a natural looking, incredible smile.
How Can Veneers Help Your Smile?
Veneers provide a cosmetic solution for many different conditions. We use them to reshape crooked, misaligned, misshapen teeth, close unwanted gaps between your teeth, and to mask severely discolored teeth giving you the straight, white smile you’ve always wanted. Veneers are often used as alternatives to crowns, restoring worn, chipped, cracked, or broken teeth. Not only will your smile look great, but your restored teeth will look and feel so natural, you’ll likely forget they are even there!
Are You Ready for a Perfect Smile?
Contact Dr. May Conte D.D.S. in the Valencia area to learn all about dental veneers along with our other cosmetic dentistry procedures. We are here to answer all your questions and always strive to provide you with care second to none. We look forward to helping you enjoy a stunning smile for years to come!
Posted on Thursday, March 1st, 2018 at 12:00 pm.
Have you been told you are in need of a root canal treatment? Despite what you may have heard, it is not a frightening dental procedure. In fact, it can relieve your tooth pain and save your tooth. Millions of root canal treatments are performed each year, and Dr. May Conte D.D.S. is here to provide you with personalized, quality care.
Why Do I Need Root Canal Therapy?
You will likely need root canal therapy if the pulp and nerve of your tooth suffer damage due to decay, infection, or trauma. The infected pulp and nerve must be removed along with the bacteria and the decay to save your tooth.
Without a required tooth canal, your tooth would continue to decay, and the infection would spread, eventually leading to bone and tooth loss. Replacing a missing tooth can be a costly procedure. If you leave the gap made by a missing tooth, you may experience bone loss and the surrounding teeth may gradually shift into the space causing many other oral problems.
What Are the Signs I Need Root Canal Therapy?
You may notice an oozing, pimple-like presence on your gum that may indicate that you have an abscess. You may feel pain, sensitivity to hot and cold, or swelling and tenderness in the area. You may not experience any symptoms, so it’s important to keep up with your routine checkups and cleanings so that we can spot any problem before it progresses.
How Does a Root Canal Treatment Save My Tooth?
After removing the inflamed or infected pulp, the inside of your root canal is carefully cleaned and shaped; then filled with a dental filling that will work to prevent bacteria from forming. Next, a crown is placed to protect your tooth and restore it to its full function. After restoration, your tooth will look and feel just like your natural teeth.
Your Dental Care Starts Here
Visit Dr. May Conte D.D.S. in the Valencia area to learn all about restorative dentistry procedures. We are happy to answer all your questions and are committed to providing you with care second to none. We look forward to helping you maintain a healthy, bright smile for years to come!
Posted on Friday, February 9th, 2018 at 11:39 pm.
Oral cancer is no joking matter with a five-year survival rate as low as 60%. Preventative care’s primary goal is to diagnose and treat any existing or potential problems before they progress. Make sure to protect yourself by getting an oral cancer screening along with your routine checkups and cleanings. Keep in mind that early detection is key to positive outcomes!
Following are four reasons you should schedule your oral cancer screening today.
#1 It Is Easy
Oral cancer screenings are quick, simple, and painless. We can easily perform them during your regular dental exam. All we do is check your mouth for oral cancer signs that we are trained to spot. We will examine your lips, cheeks, gums, tongue, the roof of your mouth, and sometimes your throat. We look out for any red or white patches, or any abnormal color, texture, or swelling. We will also feel the area below your jaw and the side of your neck for any lumps indicative of cancer.
#2 It Can Save Your Life
If you get an oral cancer screening during every routine dental exam, your chances of identifying and treating the disease early increases. That can improve your chances of survival because you will be able to contain the condition before it spreads and progresses. Keep in mind that your screening is your first line of defense against oral cancer.
#3 It Is Inexpensive
If you include an oral cancer screening with your regular dental exam, it does not entail any significant extra costs, unless follow-up procedures are needed. There is just no reason for your not to get your oral cancer screening today!
#4 It Is Better to Be Safe Than Sorry
Even if no oral cancer is detected, isn’t it better to know that for sure? If every person conducted an oral cancer screening routinely, many more cases would be caught early on, giving many people a better chance of survival!
Schedule Your Oral Cancer Screening Today
Visit Dr. May Conte in the Valencia area to learn about oral cancer screening and our preventative procedures. We are committed to enhancing your health by giving you the highest level of personalized quality dental care. We are here for you every step of the way!
Posted on Monday, January 29th, 2018 at 9:27 pm.
Have you ever longed for a white and beautiful smile? If so, you are not alone. There is a reason there is an entire industry dedicated to whitening your teeth. You will find a multitude of over the counter teeth whitening options available in addition to the professional whitening treatments that our cosmetic dentist at May Conte DDS can offer – so what is the difference between the two?
What Is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening offers a cosmetic solution to treat stained or discolored teeth. It is a minimally invasive and relatively inexpensive procedure, making it one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments available today. Teeth whitening systems do not offer a permanent solution for discoloration. However, results are virtually immediate and may last for months with appropriate care.
A dental professional trained to deliver safe and reliable bleaching results performs your in-office teeth whitening. The results are superior to products used at home because dental offices use higher concentration bleach gels.
Before treatment, your dentist will first prep your teeth by clearing away plaque and debris and will perform a thorough dental exam to ensure optimal tooth and gum health. A cheek retractor will be used to expose your teeth, and a liquid rubber dam or hardening resin applied to your gums protects them. A hydrogen peroxide whitening gel applied to your teeth remains for 15 to 30 minutes, followed by cleaning the gel then reapplication for one or more additional periods of 15 to 30 minutes. Some whitening treatments like Zoom require a high-intensity light to activate and enhance the bleaching process. You will see immediate results to your professional teeth whitening procedure, but the full effects will be apparent in a couple of days.
Take Home Whitening
At-home tooth whitening is an alternative to professional whitening. It typically costs less than in-office solutions and offers the convenience of doing it yourself rather than scheduling an appointment with a dentist. However, at-home teeth whitening products have lower concentrations of hydrogen peroxide, which means the results will not be the same as in-office whitening.
There are many products such as brush-on whiteners, whitening strips, trays, or whitening toothpaste that you can purchase over the counter. These products deliver minor, short-lived results compared to professional, in-office whitening. You can obtain higher concentration products from your dentist, with better results.
Contact Us Today
Schedule your appointment with Dr. May Conte at 25385 Wayne Mills Place Sant Clarita, CA 91355, to learn more about our cosmetic solutions, including teeth whitening. We are committed to offering you cutting-edge technology and personalized quality care. Your healthier, whiter smile is only a phone call away.
Posted on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 at 11:54 pm.
In an ideal world, no one would ever worry about tooth decay. Everyone would flash a white, pearly smile, but that just is not the case. The good news is that there are treatments available to restore, or even prevent tooth decay. Dental sealants work well to prevent cavities. They are usually used for children and young adults but have been shown to be beneficial to adults as well.
What Is a Dental Sealant?
A dental sealant acts as a barrier to prevent cavities. It is made of plastic material, primarily designed to protect the premolars, or bicuspids, and molars, which are the teeth that tend to suffer from tooth decay the most. When applied to the chewing surface of these teeth, it stops plaque and acid from eroding and eating away at the tooth enamel, which is how cavities begin to form.
However well you brush, your toothbrush can’t reach into all the grooves or depressions on your tooth’s chewing surface, so plaque and food particles begin to collect, resulting in dental caries. Dental sealants protect your teeth in these vulnerable spots.
What Should You Expect?
Applying a sealant is a straightforward, painless process. First, we will give your tooth a thorough cleaning; then we will place an acidic gel briefly to roughen the surface to help the sealant adhere well to your tooth. The Dentist, Dental Hygienist or Registered Dental Assistant will rinse off the gel and dry off the tooth, and will finally apply the sealant and use a curing light to make sure it hardens. Dental sealants can last up to 10 years, after which they will need replacement.
Along with dental sealant, practicing good oral hygiene is another way to fight tooth decay. Some of the easiest and smartest ways to maintain your oral health are brushing and flossing multiple times a day. You should also ensure you eat a healthy diet, and avoid eating junk food and drinking sugary or carbonated drinks. Most importantly, make sure to visit your dentist for regular checkups and cleanups to maintain your optimal dental health.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
Drop by and see us at May Conte D.D.S Cosmetic, Implant & Family Dentistry to learn more about dental sealants and how to keep your teeth healthy. We are here keep your teeth healthy and your smile glowing. Visit us at www.maycontedds.com or call us at 661-505-2926. We are located at 25385 Wayne Mills Pl. Valencia.