OUR SERVICES

ROUTINE EXAMS

A comprehensive dental exam will be performed by our dentists at your initial dental visit. Dental Exams are free in our clinic.  At regular check-up exams, our dentists and/or hygienists and our team of dental assistant will perform the following:

  •  Diagnostic X-rays ​

  •  Oral cancer examination​

  •  Gum disease evaluation​

  •  Examination of tooth decay​

  •  Examination of existing restorations

Professional dental cleanings are usually performed by our Registered Dental Hygienists.  Your cleaning appointment will include a dental exam and a regular or a deep cleaning. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEDATION SERVICES

Occasionally a patient may become anxious and can't relax.  There are forms of conscious sedation that allow a patient to relax and/or become sleepy.  Forms of conscious sedation may involve:

  •  Nitrous Oxide

  •  Taking oral medication

  •  Medication intravenously

 

RESTORATIONS

COMPOSITE FILLINGS

Composite fillings are very durable and will last many years, giving you a long lasting, painless smile. There are many types of filling materials available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages.  You and your dentist can discuss the best options for restoring your teeth. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
CROWNS

A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.  Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color of your teeth, giving you a long-lasting, beautiful smile.

 
 
 
BRIDGES

There are several types of bridges.  You and our dentists will discuss the best options for your particular case.  The “traditional bridge” is the most popular type and is usually made of porcelain fused to metal.  This type of bridge consists of two crowns that go over two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth) and are attached to pontics (artificial teeth), filling the gap created by one or more missing teeth.  Dental bridges are highly durable and will last many years.

DENTURES

There are two types of dentures, complete and partial dentures.  Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.  A partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from shifting.  A complete denture can be either “conventional” or “immediate.”  A conventional type is made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed (usually takes 4 to 6 weeks). Finally, dentures are very durable appliances and will last many years.

IMPLANTS

SINGLE TOOTH MISSING

When both the tooth and root are damaged, the best permanent replacement is a dental implant in conjunction with a ceramic crown. This solution both looks and functions just like a natural tooth. 

SEVERAL TEETH MISSING

In this case, when replacing three teeth in the far back of the mouth, a fixed bridge anchored to dental implants is the only fixed alternative. Traditional dentures can't offer the same stability or function.
 

Having dental implants replacing your lost back teeth will give you  new, unparalleled strength and stability that allows you to eat what you want.

ALL TEETH MISSING

When all teeth are missing or in such condition that they need to be replaced with a full arch.  A dull arch is a fixed bridge anchored to dental implants is the best permanent solution.  This procedure replaces a full jaw with dental implants and a fixed bridge that results in a permanent, stable and high aesthetic solution.

NOTE: We are able to preform extractions.  There are numerous situations in which a simple extraction can help alleviate pain or prepare you for another cosmetic or restorative procedure.  It is often recommended to graft bone in extraction cases to preserve bone integrity and your natural aesthetic.

 

 

 

 

ORTHODONTICS

INVISALIGN

Invisalign treatment consists of a series of custom-made aligning trays.  The dentist changes the trays every several weeks to fit the new tooth configuration.  In addition to the reduced visual impact, Invisalign aligning trays can be temporarily removed for important occasions – meaning that treatment duration is patient-controlled. Invisalign may not be right for everyone.  You and your dentist will discuss is Invisalign is right for you.   

 

Here are some problems that are commonly corrected with Invisalign:​

  • Overcrowding

  • Large gaps between teeth

  • Cross-bite 

  • Overbite 

  • Under-bite 

 
 
BRACES

Braces are tool used to align, straighten, and help position teeth with regard to a person's bite while also aiming to improve dental health.

 

Here are some problem that are commonly corrected with braces:

  • Gaps

  • Under-bite

  • Malocclusion

  • Overbite

  • Deep bite

  • Cross bite

  • Crooked teeth

  • Various other flaws in teeth and jaw

 

 

LEGAL CONSULTS

Dr. Grimaldi is contracted to handle workman's comp cases with the city of San Francisco.  The experience starts with a consultation to build then deliver you personalized dental care plan.  Below are the legal services we provide: 

  • Workmen's Compensation – QME & AME

  • Malpractice Defense

  • Accident or Other Liability

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