Comprehensive Dental Services in Gilroy
At Lowell O. Tan, DDS, our philosophy is to coordinate with you on developing a long-term treatment that emphasizes preventive care while also addressing immediate needs. Below are just some of the services we provide to patients to help them maintain the utmost in oral health and hygiene and a confident, beautiful smile. Call our Gilroy dentist office at 408-842-5805 to schedule your appointment today.
Complete diagnosis and treatment planning
Every patient, every mouth and every tooth are unique. At Lowell O. Tan, DDS, we take a comprehensive, customized approach to oral care. We conduct a complete and thorough diagnosis and create a treatment plan customized to meet your needs for healthy teeth and gums and a confident, beautiful smile. Our dental examinations and treatment plans are more thorough, extensive and thoughtful than what most dentists provide.
Preventive services such as sealant and fluoride
A professional fluoride treatment works to restore mineralization to surface tooth enamel which has been eroded by bacteria. Fluoride strengthens your teeth and helps keep any surface decay from penetrating further into the tooth. Another method to protect tooth enamel from the destructive forces of acid, bacteria and plaque is dental sealant, which coats the teeth with a protective layer on the surface. We’ll provide the right preventive services consistent with your treatment plan to maintain oral health.
Stop dental problems before they start with regular, professional dental hygiene provided in a caring, comfortable and pain-free environment by experienced and gentle dentists and dental hygienists. Regular dental checkups and professional cleanings are necessary to supplement your in-home regimen of brushing and flossing to keep your mouth healthy and clean. Oral hygiene is an essential component of healthcare to prevent the advancement of serious conditions such as oral cancer, periodontal disease, disorders of the jaw, the breakdown of dental fillings and more. Our Gilroy dental office offers comprehensive oral hygiene services, including cleanings, examinations, x-rays and patient education and counseling.
Teeth Whitening options
A bright smile increases self-confidence and an overall sense of well-being, and we can help you get those pearly whites you’ve always wanted quickly, safely, efficiently and effectively. At-home whitening kits use a very low concentration of hydrogen peroxide to whiten your teeth over time without causing severe pain or tooth sensitivity. These kits may therefore seem to take forever to work, or they may not be effective at all. By choosing to have your teeth whitened in a professional setting, you’ll receive higher-grade treatments that provide faster, more effective results, without the risk of long-term damage to your teeth or nerves that may occur from unprofessional application of dangerous treatments.
Tooth Colored Fillings
The office of Gilroy dentist Lowell O. Tan, DDS offers many different filling options to match your personal preferences for how you want the tooth to look and whether the filling will even be visible at all. Common materials include gold, amalgam, porcelain and composite resin. We’ll work with you to fill your cavity with the best material for your tooth and your personal needs, including color-matching the filling with your surrounding teeth.
Sometimes tooth whitening isn’t sufficient to fix the problem with your tooth’s appearance. We can custom-craft porcelain or resin veneers and bond them to your teeth to give your teeth the size, shape and color you are looking for. Veneers are practical solutions to problems of serious discoloration, chips, uneven or worn-down teeth, gaps and more.
Crowns and Bridges (traditional and implant supported)
When tooth decay or damage is too substantial to be repaired by a filling, or if the needed filling is especially large, a crown may help to strengthen and support the tooth. Also known as caps, crowns can improve the appearance of a damaged tooth while also protecting it from further damage. Our office places crowns to repair cracked or broken teeth or support teeth damaged by grinding or excessive wear. Crowns can also be used to hold a dental bridge in place, when a bridge is used to replace missing teeth.
Dentures (traditional and implant supported)
If you have missing teeth due to trauma, damage or decay, Lowell O. Tan, DDS can revive your smile with custom-fitted dentures that are both attractive and functional. From partials to immediate and conventional full dentures, our dentures are custom-made for each patient so they are shaped for maximum comfort and fit.
Treatment Coordination and Restoration of Implants
Implants provide a stable, secure foundation for replacement teeth, crowns, bridges and dentures. We’ll conduct a through assessment and examination to determine if you are a good candidate for implants, and we’ll work to help ensure your fixed or removable implants provide a lifetime of comfortable eating, speaking and smiling.
Bite Analyses to Assess Long-Term Outcomes
A professional bite analysis will help us determine many factors important to your overall dental care, including whether you have an uneven bite (malocclusion), if your jaw is misaligned, or if you clench or grind your teeth and could benefit from a night guard or other treatment options.
Schedule Your Appointment with Our Gilroy Dentist Today
For friendly, gentle and professional dental services in Gilroy, call Lowell O. Tan, DDS at 408-842-5805 to schedule your appointment in our warm and caring offices.