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By Geer Dental Care
April 13, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Veneers  

Revitalize your smile and your appearance with dental veneers.

Amazing cosmetic restorations such as dental veneers have made it possible for our Turlock, CA, dentist Dr. John Chan to give people perfect smiles. If you are looking for a simple way to change the overall look of your smile, it may be time to consider whether dental veneers could be right for you.

How Dental Veneers are Used

These translucent tooth-colored layers of porcelain are designed to cover the front surface of a tooth to hide imperfections and to improve the overall shape and color of your smile. Each veneer is custom-made to cover a specific tooth, and our Turlock, CA, dentist can customize the treatment and results to match your smile goals.

Here are just some of the most common imperfections that dental veneers can handle,

  • Cracked or chipped teeth
  • Internally stained and discolored teeth
  • Small gaps or spaces between teeth
  • Crookedness and slight misalignments (e.g. overcrowding)
  • Misshapen teeth

If you are looking to make some adjustments to your smile in order to get straighter, even or more radiant teeth, dental veneers may be the right cosmetic treatment for the job.

The Benefits of Dental Veneers

Wondering what dental veneers have to offer? Besides a new smile practically designed by you, getting dental veneers offers a wide range of benefits,

  • Stronger and more durable teeth
  • A quick treatment that is minimally invasive and requires little tooth preparation
  • A new smile in a matter of weeks
  • A new smile that is easy to care for and maintain
  • Veneers that can last anywhere from 15-20 years or more
  • Improved appearance and a boost your self-esteem

Are you thinking it might be time to turn to our Turlock, CA, cosmetic dentist Dr. Chan to get dental veneers? If so, we are ready to sit down with you and discuss your options to help you get the smile you’ve always wanted. Give us a call today at (209) 667-2216.

By Geer Dental Care
February 18, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Today's dental patient enjoys more treatment options than ever before. One of the most amazing advancements is the development of the dental implant, an artificial tooth consisting of a titanium root, metal post and porcelain crown. Dental implants restore personal appearance, oral function and jaw bone integrity. At Geer Dental Care in Turlock, CA, Dr. John Chan uses dental implants singly or in combination with bridgework or dentures. Learn how these devices could restore your smile.

More than a missing tooth

A smile gap impacts how you look, how you feel about yourself and how you eat and speak. In addition, when you lose a tooth, your gums and supporting bone start to deteriorate, and your adjoining teeth move toward the gap, losing their original positions and strength.

Regaining your smile with dental implants
Through a comprehensive examination, Dr. Chan can tell if dental implants are right for you. Bone density is one of the determining factors as are good oral and systemic health. Your consultation with Dr. Chan will include how he plans to place your implants, how long they will take to bond and what your aftercare involves.

For instance, if you wish to fill a single-tooth gap, one titanium implant is sufficient. More extensive tooth loss requires two, four or even six strategically placed devices, supporting a multi-tooth bridge or full denture. Whatever your particular need, your implants bond to your jaw bone through what dental experts call osseointegration.

Through this weeks-long process, the bone bonds around the titanium screw, fully approximating the strength of natural tooth roots. You should experience exceptional biting, chewing and smile appearance once Dr. Chan restores the implant with an alloy extension post and custom-crafted porcelain crown.

Why not start now?
The dental implant process is simple, but it does take time. So, why not come to Geer Dental Care now to begin your journey to a fully restored smile? Call today for an informative consultation with Dr. John Dr. Chan:(209) 667-2216.

By Geer Dental Care
December 20, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Tooth Replacement  

Your teeth might be missing because of a genetic condition, tooth decay, a dental injury, or trauma. Regardless of the reason for the problem, your dentist, Dr. John Chan, DDS, has solutions for your specific case. If you're suffering from bone loss in your mouth and live near our Turlock, CA, office, schedule a consultation to restore the health of your smile.

Your Tooth Replacement Options

Here at Geer Dental Care in Turlock, CA, your dentist provides his patients with a variety of tooth replacement options that include:

  • Dentures - missing teeth can cause facial muscles to sag, and dentures help give your facial profile a lift. Typically made to be removable, they can be used to replace single or multiple teeth. There are three types of dentures that Dr. John Chan, DDS may suggest, and the choice will depend on your case.
  • Dental Implants - whether you want to replace one tooth or multiple, this tooth replacement option uses a titanium post and a replacement tooth to resemble your natural tooth.

Similar Advantages of Dentures and Dental Implants

  • Improve self-esteem
  • Healthy permanent teeth remain intact
  • Resembles a natural tooth appearance
  • Lasts up to 10 years with adequate oral care
  • Decrease bone loss while supporting facial structure

During your consultation, Dr. John Chan, DDS, will perform an oral exam and decide which restorative dental procedure is right for you depending on the severity of your tooth loss and several other factors. Replacement teeth should last for many years with proper oral care and regular professional cleanings.

Call Us

Don't be embarrassed by missing teeth any longer—visit Dr. John, DDS, in Turlock, CA, to discuss your tooth replacement options. We can help rebuild your confidence as well as your aesthetic appearance. To learn more about dentures, dental implants, or additional restorative dental services, visit our website. For questions, or to schedule an appointment with your dentist, please call (209) 667-2216.

By Geer Dental Care
November 18, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Orthodontic Care  

A great smile is both healthy and well-aligned. To achieve both, your dentist at Geer Dental Care in Turlock, Dr. John Chan, may recommend orthodontic care for you or your child. Dr. Chan offers several kinds of orthodontic options. Learn the benefits of these services here.

What is orthodontic care?

Orthodontics uses physical forces to re-align teeth. The intra-oral appliances typically used to achieve treatment goals are:

  • Traditional metal, ceramic or lingual braces
  • Clear aligners, such as Invisalign
  • Fast-acting Six Month Smiles
  • The innovative Inman Aligner
  • Space maintainers and palatal expanders for children

Treatment times vary, but basically, Dr. Chan does a complete examination, digital imaging and three-dimensional modeling in his Turlock office. From there, Dr. Chan executes a customized care plan to correct:

  • A poor bite (meeting of top and bottom teeth)
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Crooked, crowded, or overlapping teeth
  • Other issues involving the proper position of the top and bottom teeth and efficient opening and closing of the jaw

Why get braces?

Regarding orthodontic care, most people may think of smile aesthetics first. They also may believe only children and teens benefit from it.

The fact is patients across the age spectrum undergo treatment with braces, aligners and other teeth-straightening devices. The Academy of General Dentistry does maintain that the ideal age is between 10 and 14 as tooth and jaw position are most fluid at that time. However, many older teens and adults now pursue this service with great success.

Reasons people get orthodontic treatment are:

  • Improvement of oral health (less gum disease and tooth loss and fewer cavities)
  • Easier brushing and flossing (when treatment ends)
  • Fewer oral accidents (chipping and excessive wear and tear on teeth)
  • More self-confidence in social and professional situations
  • Improved oral function, including biting, chewing and speaking

Find out more

The American Association of Orthodontists says children should receive an orthodontic evaluation by age seven. So, maybe it's time for you to ask Dr. John Chan about smile alignment. Phone Geer Dental Care in Turlock today to arrange an orthodontic examination for a loved one or even for yourself. Call (209) 667-2216.

By Geer Dental Care
September 26, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dental implants  

Would you like to fill the gap in your smile but aren't sure if dental implants are the right option for you? The truth is, implants offered by your Turlock, CA, dentist, Dr. John Chan, are the most natural feeling and functioning tooth replacements available today, and they could be the answer to reclaiming your damaged smile. Read on to learn more!

What are dental implants?

Dental implants serve as replacement roots for artificial teeth. Just like your natural roots, implants are securely attached to your jawbone, and thus create a natural-feeling and incredibly stable foundation for a dental crown.

What happens when I receive a dental implant?

The first step of the process involves a minor surgical procedure to implant a tiny titanium post into your jawbone. Following placement, this post gradually bonds to your jawbone during the next three to six months. This bonding process is a crucial step, for it ensures that your new tooth will be strong enough to handle essential functions such as biting and chewing.

When the implant is fully bonded to your jawbone, your Turlock dentist will connect the crown, completing the creation of your new tooth.

Will anyone be able to tell that my tooth isn't real?

Your dental crown is made from an impression of your mouth to ensure that your new tooth looks natural.

Is a dental implant right for me?

Most people are good candidates for dental implants. The best candidates:

  • Are in good oral and general health
  • Don't have immune system disorders or take medications that affect the immune system
  • Have sufficient bone depth (if your jawbone isn't deep enough, bone grafts can eliminate the issue)

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Implants improve your appearance, make biting and chewing easier, prevent teeth from shifting due to the gap in your smile, and help keep your jawbone strong and healthy.

Interested? Give us a call!

Restore your smile with dental implants! Call your Turlock, CA, dentist, Dr. John Chan, at (209) 667-2216 to schedule an appointment.

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