General Dentistry in El Dorado Hills
The goal of general dentistry in El Dorado Hills, CA is to help preserve your natural teeth, promote your best oral health, and protect you and your family from more serious dental issues down the road.
General dentistry may include:
- Root canals
- Fluoride treatments
- Dental appliances
- Any treatment or procedure that helps keep your bite strong and your teeth viable
We want you to maintain a healthy smile at every life stage, which is why we work hard to make you feel comfortable in our dental office. We do this by delivering exceptional dentistry to each and every patient with the utmost friendliness. The relationships that we build with our patients matter!
Tooth-Colored Fillings for Beautiful Cavity Repair
Dental fillings are the most common option for repairing damaged or decayed teeth. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort in your mouth, Dr. Albik may be able to solve your problem with a simple dental filling.
In many cases, a damaged tooth can be repaired with a composite filling in just one visit to our dental office, and Dr. Albik uses composite resins to create a white or tooth-colored filling that matches your surrounding teeth.
Tooth-Saving Root Canals
Root canal therapy in El Dorado Hills, CA may be required to help save an infected or abscessed tooth.
When decay spreads past the enamel layer, it can cause an infection to the soft pulp in the tooth. This infection is often very painful and can spread to surrounding teeth.
During a root canal treatment, Dr. Albik carefully removes the infected pulp from the center of the tooth. The canal is then treated with medicine and topped with a composite filling. However, complex root canals can compromise the integrity of your tooth and make it weak. In this case, Dr. Albik will close your root canal therapy with a crown instead of a filling.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cover that goes over a prepared tooth to keep it strong and viable. It will always be shaded to match your smile!
Most patients don’t like to think about dental extractions, but there are times when extractions are simply the best option.
Reasons for extractions may include:
- Deep decay
- Precursors to orthodontics
- Wisdom tooth removal
Wisdom teeth erupt much later than your other teeth and serve no useful purpose. In fact, they can encroach on surrounding teeth, cause pain, and compromise your oral health and well-being.
Dr. Albik has performed wisdom teeth removal thousands of times across the state for patients just like you, and he will use x-rays to evaluate the current position of the teeth and predict whether they will pose a future problem.
Restorations for a Healthier Bite
Restoration dentistry helps you maintain your bite and may contribute to your emotional wellness, too.
Dental implants in El Dorado Hills, CA help stop bone loss, which can lead to a sunken appearance and future dental issues. Dental implants also improve your bite and reduce erosion on your remaining teeth.
Crowns and bridges fill in the gaps where a tooth or teeth are missing, improving your bit and giving you the confidence to laugh out loud.
Contact Our Friendly Dental Team Today
If you’re looking for a compassionate dental team in El Dorado Hills, CA, look no further. We feel honored for the opportunity to welcome you and your loved ones into our dental family.