Dental Services at Mark Romanelli DDS

Family brushing teeth in Atascadero, CA At Mark Romanelli, DDS, we provide a wide variety of general dentistry services to help keep your mouth healthy and your smile beautiful.

Cleanings, Exams, Digital X-rays

Brushing and flossing are essential to maintaining the health of your mouth. Even the most diligent brushers can still be faced with tooth decay and gum disease. Dental cleanings are an extra preventative measure for keeping your mouth in top form. We use specialized tools to scrape the plaque, tartar, and bacteria from all surfaces of your teeth. Your cleaning ends with a polish to provide them with a beautiful finish.

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Oral Cancer Screening

Your mouth is part of the oral cavity, which also includes your lips, cheek lining, gums, the front part of your tongue, floor of the mouth and the hard palate (roof of your mouth). The throat (pharynx) starts at the soft part of the roof of your mouth and continues back into your throat. It includes the back section of your tongue as well as the base where the tongue attaches to the floor of your mouth.

During your dental visit, your dentist can talk to you about your health history and examine these areas for signs of mouth and/or throat cancer. Regular visits to your dentist can improve the chances that any suspicious changes in your oral health will be caught early, at a time when cancer can be treated more easily.

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Periodontal Health

Gum disease is a serious, progressive, oral health issue. Periodontal treatment aims to stop the progression of gum disease and help your gums, and your jawbone, to heal. Treatment varies depending on the severity. For earlier stages, a scaling and root planing, or periodontal maintenance are enough. For more advanced gum disease, surgical treatments, such as pocket reduction surgery, may be required.

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Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Sleep appliance dentistry aims to correct issues caused by sleep apnea with an oral appliance. An oral appliance is often used as an alternative to the C-PAP machine. It is meant to hold your jaw in proper alignment so that you can get the uninterrupted sleep you need to stay healthy.

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Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)

Bruxism is a condition in which you grind and clench your teeth. These actions are caused by the contraction of the muscles in your jaw. While it can happen at any time, it is more prevalent at night. During the daytime, you are aware that your jaw muscles are tensing, and can, therefore, stop it. As you sleep, however, you do not have this control. When the muscles contract, it puts excessive amounts of stress on your teeth, your jaw, and your temporomandibular joint (TMJ).

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The purpose of your TMJ is to allow your mouth to move both up and down and side to side. When it is properly aligned, your teeth meet in their optimal bite position, allowing regular functions such as chewing and speaking to occur properly and without discomfort.

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Please give us a call at (805) 461-1772 for more information or to make an appointment.

Atascadero, CA woman smiling about the restorative procedure she received from her dentist.To ensure overall oral health, missing or damaged teeth need to be replaced or restored by a licensed dentist. At , you will be provided with a personalized treatment plan that is right for you to get your smile back to its best. Read below about some of the restorative services we offer.

Composite Fillings

Composite Fillings are used to restore areas of your tooth affected by decay. At Mark Romanelli DDS we use composite (tooth-colored) materials to "fill in" the surface of the tooth after all decay has been removed.

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Dentures are a "replacement" option for missing teeth. There are two variations of dentures: partial dentures and full dentures.

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A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance and is one of the traditional dental methods for replacing missing teeth.

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Your teeth do a lot for you every day. In return, you do your best to take care of them. However, sometimes, accidents happen. Your tooth might be chipped or cracked. When your tooth is compromised or weakened in any way, it is at risk for further damage and infection. At Mark Romanelli DDS, we can repair your damaged tooth and protect it from further harm with porcelain and gold crowns.

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Bonding is a procedure where we apply a tooth-colored composite material to a tooth, shape it, allow it to harden and polish it. It can be used in certain situations where a tooth has been damaged or become stained. These are generally minor repairs that can be resolved through this relatively inexpensive means rather than through a more costly dental procedure.

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Root Canals

A "root canal," or endodontic therapy, is a procedure available to save a tooth that is infected and would otherwise require extraction. There are many reasons that teeth can become infected, including: cavities, previous large fillings, crowns, cracks, trauma, and extreme wear.

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Crown Lengthening

(AKA: "crown-elongation" or "crown-extension") is a surgical procedure that is done when the tooth is too short to provide adequate retention for a restoration (usually a crown).

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A tooth extraction is the procedure done to remove a tooth that is damaged beyond repair from its socket in the jawbone. Extractions are also done to remove wisdom teeth that may be impacted or create future problems.

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Please give us a call at (805) 461-1772 for more information.

Atascadero, CA woman happy about her new smile through cosmetic dentistry.Cosmetic dentistry will give you healthy, radiant teeth. It is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve confidence and make you want to share your smile.

Below are some of the cosmetic services that our practice offers.

Teeth Whitening

Whitening the teeth is one of the easiest and most noticeable changes that you can make to improve the appearance of your smile. Whitening, or bleaching, is a non-invasive and simple dental treatment that will alter the color of your tooth enamel to make your smile look whiter and brighter.

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Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are very thin pieces of durable tooth-shaped porcelain that are custom-made (for shape and color) by a professional dental laboratory. They are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile.

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Dental Implants

A dental implant is a titanium post designed to replace missing teeth. The post is surgically placed into the jawbone where the tooth is missing, and provides a more permanent solution.

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Call us today at (805) 468-4659 to schedule your appointment to improve your smile.
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