Emery and Emery DDS are experts in general dentistry for adults and children. We are located in the Long Beach, California and excel in the dental methodologies shown below. For an evaluation and appointment call us at 562-421-9361.
Esthetic Crown and Bridge work
Matching nature has become much easier with the modern materials and techniques available to us now. Empress and other restorations can now be made that are completely metal free. One new type of bridge, the Encore bridge, requires minimal preparation of the adjacent (retaining) teeth. Our new lava crowns are also metal free and provide the ultimate aesthetic for any smile. On the other hand, should you choose gold restorations, we also do beautiful gold work.
On certain types of cavities, we are able to use an Air Abrasion system that cleans out the decay painlessly without the need for any anesthetic (shots). It’s nice to hear our patients say, “Was that it?” after the short, easy procedure.
Full and Partial Dentures
An extraction is performed to remove a tooth, whether because of disease, crowding, or damage. When extractions are required, the area around the tooth will be numbed and your dentist will remove the tooth. A small amount of bleeding is normal, as your mouth will replace the removed tooth root by forming a blood clot in the area.
Periodontal (gum) Therapy
The basis for good oral health are the health of the gums, their attachment apparatus and the underlying bone. As statistics show, 80% of adults have some form of gum disease. Our goal is early diagnosis and treatment, in some cases combined with localized antibiotic therapy, that will allow you to keep your teeth for a lifetime. We will come up with a home care regimen for you and set up an appropriate recare interval with our office. Should the problem be more serious, we will refer you to a well qualified specialist. According to a recent study, the number of teeth you have is the single most diagnostic aid in determining your risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Let’s keep those teeth and gums healthy!