Whether you need a simple bi-yearly dental checkup or a complete mouth reconstruction, our Cypress Dental Office is equipped to handle the dental needs of your entire family. Here are just a few of the most common dental services offered by our local dental office.
First-Time Dental Exam
If you haven't been to the dentist in a while, we will do an initial exam that includes dental x-rays, an oral cancer screening, an examination of your bite, a periodontal exam, and a visual exam of your teeth and gums to determine what course of treatment you might need. All of these treatments, and many more, are available from Dr. Elsherif and the staff at Cypress Dental in Covina, California.
Pediatric Dental Care
Your child's first dental visit is very important because it sets the tone for comfortable dental visits in the future. Our friendly, caring dental team will make sure young patients are as comfortable as possible while they're in the dental chair. We will focus on helping young patients establish daily oral health habits that will serve them well throughout their life.
Whether you are looking for silver amalgams, gold, porcelain or tooth-colored composite fillings, our dental office can handle them for you. We use the most up-to-date dental equipment and advanced techniques to make sure you have a beautiful smile, with a minimum amount of discomfort.
If a tooth is too badly decayed or damaged and it just can't be saved, a tooth extraction may be necessary. Due to advancement in dental procedures, tooth extractions are virtually pain free, compared to what they were just a few years ago.
Teeth Whitening Treatments
If you want whiter, brighter teeth, our dental office has in-home whitening kits as well as in-office teeth whitening available to you. Your choice is simply whitening your teeth in a few days at home or brightening your smile in a matter of hours in our dental office.
Braces & Invisible Braces (SureSmile)
The goal of orthodontics is to correct a malocclusion - a bad bite. Teeth may be crowded or crooked or the upper and lower jaws may be out of alignment. Occasionally, even when teeth appear straight, the patient may have a bite which is not even and which may be causing further dental problems.
Orthodontics utilizes physics to slowly move teeth into the proper position. This is performed by using corrective appliances, including braces, invisible braces and retainers. Brackets are placed on the teeth using bonding technology. Arch wires are then threaded through these brackets . The tension and tightness of these wires determines the individual movement of each tooth.
Orthodontics applies constant pressure on each tooth in a desired direction. By making adjustment to the pressure at follow up visits, our orthodontists control the slow movement of the teeth until the malocclusion is corrected. Generally speaking, orthodontic treatment can last from one to three years or longer depending on the patient's age and severity of the malocclusion. Retainers are often worn to help ensure teeth remain in their new position after braces have been removed.
Dental Bonding and Dental Veneers
If there are imperfections in your smile that can be improved with a bonding composite resin, Dr. Elsherif is the dental professional you want to sculpt those changes for you. Making chipped, cracked or misshapen teeth look beautiful again is something you can count on our experienced dental professional to do for you. And when it comes to filling in gaps between your teeth, they will be virtually unnoticeable once Dr. Elsherif is finished.
Dental veneers are another option that can give you a beautiful smile using porcelain veneer material. These paper-thin layers of porcelain can whiten, brighten, lengthen and even straighten teeth to give you the smile you've always wanted. And there's no one better to sculpt veneers for you than Dr. Ismail Elsherif.
Inlays, Onlays and Dental Crowns
When you have a dental cavity that is bigger than normal or a cavity on the side of your tooth rather than on the top, you may be a candidate for a dental inlay or onlay. And if you have a chipped, cracked or missing tooth, you may need a dental crown made to repair or replace that tooth. These are services readily available in our dental office.
Preventive Dental Program
Whether you have all natural teeth or you have restorations in your mouth, you need to take care of your teeth and gums with proper dental hygiene to maintain a beautiful smile. Learning how to properly care for your teeth is something our friendly staff will be happy to share with you.
Whether removal of all teeth is necessary due to decay, gum disease, an accident, or for any other reason, dentures are an option that can be handled for you at our local Cypress Dental Office. Dentures can be made both fixed and removable and may be made as partial replacements or full replacements for your teeth. Be sure to ask Dr. Elsherif which of these procedures better suit your needs.
Root Canal Therapy
When the pulp inside a tooth is infected or decayed, it can cause a tremendous amount of pain. In order to save your tooth, a root canal therapy must be done to remove the cause of the pain and replace it with a substance that can no longer cause any problems. Our dental professional, Dr. Elsherif, is an expert at making this procedure as painless as possible.
Dental Implants and Dental Bridges
When you have a missing tooth that includes a dead or missing root, you may be a candidate for a dental implant. Dental implants are generally used to replace a single missing tooth, while a dental bridge is needed to span the area of several missing teeth. Dental implants as well as most dental bridges are permanently attached, while removable bridges are also an option. All of these treatments are available to you in our Cypress Dental Office.
Laser Dentistry Treatments
The use of lasers in the dental industry has made treatments more comfortable as well as speeding up the recovery time. The uses for laser dentistry include these plus many more:
- Gum disease therapy
- Removal of decayed teeth
- Treating cold sores
- Treating canker sores
- Lessening the appearance of stains on teeth
- Curing dental fillings
- Recontouring gums
In addition to all the less painful reasons to use laser dentistry, dentists find that they can be much more precise with treatments, bleeding is much less, infection risk is less and treatments take a shorter period to perform. Be sure to ask Dr. Elsherif about laser dentistry treatments.
Comfortable Sedation Dentistry
Dr. Elsherif and his staff realize that there are people who are sincerely afraid to walk into a dental office. They may have had a bad dental experience as a child or simply are nervous because it has been some time since they have been in a dental chair. To help alleviate dental anxiety, our dental office offers gentle sedation using simple medication that is taken 30 minutes before your appointment. If you suffer from dental anxiety, be sure to talk with our dental staff before your next appointment.
Snoring and Sleep Apnea Treatment
If you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, chances are you snore loudly, wake up with headaches, and sleep restlessly because you wake up gasping for air. These and several other symptoms may be signs of sleep apnea. Dr. Elsherif offers help for snoring and sleep apnea in the form of customized dental appliances that include dental mouth guards that are worn while you sleep. If you or someone in your family suffers from restless sleep, be sure to let our caring staff know so that you can be checked for sleep disturbances.
Please Give Us a Call
If there is a dental treatment or procedure that you don't see on our website, that doesn't mean we can't do it for you. Please give our Cypress Dental Office a call at (626) 331-8041 and let us know what we can do to help you have better oral health.