PHONE: (805) 922.7725

  620 West Main Street
Santa Maria, CA 93458

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Services-General Dentistry

The general services Santa Barbara Family Dentistry offers are listed below. We use the latest in dental technology techniques for your whole family. Children are welcome!

Our friendly professionals will listen to you and walk you through your general dentistry process step by step to achieve your maximum dental health. We take your dental health seriously and offer only the most current equipment and general dentistry services. In addition to the written description, click on the topic heading to view an educational video on that topic


  • Dental Exams- Periodic exams are an important part of preventative health care. After x-rays and digital diagnostic photos have been taken, one of our dentists will thoroughly examine your teeth, gums, and mouth to look for any signs of dental problems.
  • Digital X-Rays- Radiographs, commonly known as x-rays, help the dentist see beyond the surface of your teeth to diagnose problems such as cavities, periodontal (gum) disease, abscesses and can show the location and condition of impacted teeth.
  • Oral Cancer Screenings– We perform a thorough oral cancer exam during your checkups because early detection can save your life. During the exam, the doctor feels for lumps or abnormal tissue changes on your neck and inside your mouth.
  • Cleanings- Even when you brush and floss properly everyday, some plaque remains on your teeth and hardens to become tartar. We recommend that you get a routine dental cleaning to remove this plaque and tarter which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.
  • Fillings- Dental fillings are most commonly used to treat cavities but they may also be used to treat cracked, broken or worn down teeth.
  • Root Canals- When the pulp (soft tissue at the center of a tooth) becomes infected or dies, root canal therapy is necessary to save the tooth. If the infected pulp is not removed, the tissues around the root of the tooth may also become infected.
  • Extractions- An extraction refers to the removal of a tooth. Generally, we recommend treatments that will save teeth, but when a tooth is so damaged that it cannot be saved, extraction is the best choice.
  • Crowns- When a tooth needs a restoration, sometimes the best choice is a crown which covers and protects the tooth. Often known as a “cap”, a crown restores the tooth’s shape, size, strength and appearance.
  • Bridges- When a tooth is missing, a three-unit bridge can be a good choice for replacing it. In a bridge, an artificial tooth is connected on each end to crowns.
  • CEREC Crowns | Single Visit Dentistry
  • Denture- When all of your teeth are missing, a full denture is a good treatment for replacing them. With proper home care, regular adjustments and relines your denture can provide a functional bite and natural-looking smile.
  • Implant Overdenture- When all the teeth in an arch are missing, an excellent treatment for replacing them is a denture secured with implants. Depending on your situation, the denture may snap onto the implants in your jaw, or may clip to a bar that is attached to the implants.
  • Implants- When a tooth is missing, a dental implant can be a great choice for replacing it. An implant is a small titanium post that replaces the roots of a missing tooth and supports a custom-made crown.
  • Porcelain Veneers- Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are bonded to the front of your teeth. They can be a great choice to improve teeth that are stained, crooked, worn or have gaps.
  • Sealants- A sealant is a clear or white plastic coating that is placed on the biting surfaces of back teeth to help prevent tooth decay. Back teeth have deep grooves and pits that are very difficult to keep clean which is why sealants help protect them.
  • Fluoride- Fluoride helps prevent cavities in children and adults by making the enamel, or outer surface of your teeth, more resistant to the acid attacks that cause tooth decay.
  • Mouth Guards- Mouth guards are coverings worn over teeth, and of ten used to protect teeth from injury from teeth grinding and during sports. Generally, mouth guards cover your upper teeth only, but in some cases, your dentist will make a mouth guard for the lower teeth as well.
  • Periodontal Treatment- If you have been diagnosed with periodontal (gum) disease, we initially treat it with scaling and root planing or a deep cleaning to remove plaque, tartar and bacteria from beneath your gumline. After, it’s important that you come in every three months or more for a periodontal maintenance appointment.
  • Comfort Control Syringe- This allows a more predictable and comfortable injection, especially in the more sensitive areas such as the palate or front of the mouth. It also allows the use of less anesthetic and the onset of anesthesia is often faster.
  • Bonding/Tooth-Colored Fillings- Bonding/Resin (tooth-colored) fillings are a great way to restore your teeth if they have been fractured or decayed and their color can be matched to your teeth to preserve a natural-looking smile.
  • Teeth whitening | One Hour Whitening System in Office- Teeth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.
  • Emergency Dentistry- Same day appointments are available to anyone experiencing any sort of dental emergency.
  • Preventative Care- It involves any dental procedures or protocols that maintain the health of your mouth. This is mainly accomplished through periodic dental visits for exams and cleanings and also proper oral care habits.


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