JOSEPH   LEE   DENTAL 

   

909-962-7722

  9491 Foothill Blvd. #E,
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

 

Our Services

Digital Imaging / Digital X-rays

Dental X-rays are a valuable diagnostic tool used to identify decay, tumors, cysts and extra teeth, as well as track the progress of previous procedures. While generally considered to be safe, traditional X-rays briefly expose patients to radiation. Newer technology allows digital X-rays, which reduce radiation exposure more than 50 percent, to produce instant, high-quality images. Digital imaging or X-ray results are immediate and the diagnosis can be discussed between dentist and patient immediately after examination. Digital X-rays allow a dentist to easily share X-ray results with other doctors, if needed.

Dental Examinations


Dental examinations help to diagnose disease before it becomes hazardous to your health. In addition, regular examinations can save you money by alleviating problems while they are small and before they become expensive to repair, or in some cases, impossible to repair. Your dental examinations generally include the following:

  • Oral cancer screening
  • Gum disease evaluation
  • Visual examination of tooth decay
  • Examination of diagnostic x-rays to see cysts, tumors, invisible decay and other problems that can't be seen by the naked eye
  • Evaluation of status of current restorations (fillings and others)

We cannot express enough how important it is to see your dentist regularly. Remember, preventing disease is always better than treating disease.


Professional cleanings


Professional cleanings (dental prophylaxis) performed by a dentist or hygienist form the foundation for preventing gum disease and tooth decay. In a professional cleaning, your dentist or hygienist will:

  • Remove plaque from the teeth – Plaque is a sticky substance that forms in the mouth from food, saliva and bacteria. Plaque sticks to teeth and causes tooth decay and gum disease.
  • Remove calculus (tarter) above the gum line – Calculus is plaque that has hardened on the tooth surface and is difficult to remove. (Calculus below the gum line indicates gum disease and requires a different procedure to remove it.)
  • Polish and remove stains from teeth


Extraction:  impacted tooth

When a tooth is unable to fully enter the mouth, it is said to be "impacted." In general, impacted teeth are unable to break through the gums because there is not enough room. Nine out of ten people have at least one impacted wisdom tooth.

eMax Crowns

IPS e.max dental crowns and veneer are a major breakthrough in cosmetic dentistry because of great their appearance and strength.

Zirconia Crowns

Exceptional strength: Greater flexural strength than any other all-ceramic available.

  • Excellent esthetics: No black lines or gingival graying. Semi-transparent with a high opacity to mask underlying tooth discoloration, metal cores and implant abutments.
  • Outstanding marginal fit: Reduced seating time compared to Porcelain/Metal Crowns.
  • Biocompatible: No allergic reactions or tissue irritation.
  • Dental Implants

    Dental implants are an option to replace missing teeth and provide a fixed solution to removable dentures. Dental implants offer natural looking replacement teeth that are fixed in the jaw. Implant treatment provides an option to correct the most troublesome cases associated with missing teeth and poorly fitting dentures.

    A dental implant is an artificial tooth root made of titanium that is surgically placed into the jaw bone and used to support tooth replacement structures such as crowns, bridges and dentures. While the implant mimics the root of the tooth, the replacement structure looks and feels just like a natural tooth, providing patients with a permanent solution for missing teeth that replicates the fit and feel of natural teeth.

    Deluxe Dentures(one arch) + 4 Mini Implants 

         You may require mini dental implants to insure the best possible denture retention. As the name suggests, mini dental implants are dental implants with a smaller diameter than standard implants, which means that the procedure is less expensive, much less invasive and requires much less healing time than standard implants. Their purpose is to provide proper balance and stability to your dentures while avoiding the hassle of full dental implants. In some cases, your dentures can be fit to be retained by the implants in the same appointment, allowing for immediate stability.

    Clear Braces

    Braces are wire devices commonly used in the mouth to straighten teeth and correct an abnormal bite. Clear braces offer a more aesthetically pleasing alternative to metal braces, for patients concerned with maintaining their appearance while straightening their teeth.

    Clear braces have become increasingly popular, as more adults are seeking orthodontic treatment to improve their smile, while still needing to maintain a professional, mature image throughout the course of their treatment.

    Made of a ceramic material designed to match the color of the teeth, these braces provide comparable results to metal braces without the metal-colored wires and brackets. Clear braces allow patients to correct a crooked smile or other bite problems in a more subtle fashion. The same routine orthodontic care is needed for clear braces, to ensure the most effective results.



    Lumineers® Veneers

    Lumineers® veneers are a type of porcelain veneer that significantly reduces or eliminates the need for grinding down the teeth in preparation for placement. Made of an ultrathin, translucent material, Lumineers veneers are simply bonded over natural teeth, or existing crowns and bridges, with no need for additional treatment. As a result, almost anyone is a good candidate for this type of veneer.

    Placement of Lumineers veneers requires only two office visits, and does not involve any drilling, pain or shots. The veneers are safe and comfortable even for patients with sensitive teeth. After a customized mold is made during the initial appointment, it usually takes about 7 to 10 days for Lumineers veneers to arrive from the lab. Lumineers veneers provide a number of benefits, including the following:

    • Placement procedure is quick and easy
    • Little or no grinding down of teeth is required
    • Veneers don't become discolored over time
    • Comfortable from the moment they are placed
    • Almost no post-operative pain is experienced

    Lumineers veneers can last for more than 20 years, and require no special maintenance. Clinical research has proven that Lumineers veneers provide long-term aesthetic smile improvement with no discoloration or degeneration. And, because they are applied in the most durable way possible, patients can eat even sticky foods without worrying that the veneers will come off.



    Philips ZOOM® Whitening

    Philips ZOOM® whitening is a complete tooth whitening system. Philips ZOOM whitening offers safe, effective and fast brightening results, with the added benefit of even greater whitening power and less tooth sensitivity. Philips ZOOM whitening is fast and powerful, brightening teeth by up to eight shades in just 45 minutes with no trays or strips.

    Philips ZOOM whitening is an in-office treatment completed in a single visit. During the appointment the dentist will apply a gentle, hydrogen peroxide-based whitening gel to the teeth. The gel is then exposed to a special high-intensity light. After the treatment, teeth will be up to eight or ten shades whiter. Philips ZOOM whitening also offers companion at-home whitening maintenance products, to maintain the luster and brightness between dentist treatments.

    Dentist supervised whitening is one of the safest and most conservative cosmetic dental treatments available. The most common side effect is an increased tooth sensitivity to cold for one to three days after treatment.

    Sinus Lift / Bone Graft

    A sinus lift is surgery that adds bone to your upper jaw in the area of your molars andpremolars. It's sometimes called a sinus augmentation. The bone is added between your jaw and the maxillary sinuses, which are on either side of your nose. To make room for the bone, the sinus membrane has to be moved upward, or "lifted." A sinus lift is done when there is not enough bone height in the upper jaw, or the sinuses are too close to the jaw, for dental implants to be placed.  Sinus lifts have become common during the last 15 years as more people get dental implants to replace missing teeth.

    Diode Laser

    Diode lasers are a useful dental tool for a number of soft tissue procedures. They can be used to reshape the gums to create symmetry in the smile and cut back on excess gum tissue. This exposes more of the healthy tooth for an attractive smile.

    Diode lasers may also be used in other periodontic procedures and the treatment of the following:

    • Lesions
    • Ulcers
    • Benign soft-tissue growths
    • Tooth decay

    Diode lasers have also been shown to eliminate pockets of infected tissue in the gums. This can be an enormous benefit in halting the progress of gum disease as well as preventing it.

    Diode lasers are also highly effective in numerous endodontic treatments. They aid in uncovering dental implants, retracting tissue for impression-taking, and pulpotomies. Diode lasers can also be used to reduce tooth sensitivity.

    Diode lasers have proven to be extremely safe and valuable tools in dental surgery for the removal of soft tissue.They provide accurate and bloodless incisions, reduce pain during and after the procedure, reduce surgical risks such as infection, and offer patients a faster recovery than traditional methods.

    Dental Fillings & Bonding

    Crowns & Bridges

    Inlays & Onlays, Veneers

    Extractions , Oral Surgery

    Rootcanals, Rootip Surgery

    Deep Cleaning & Regular Cleaning

    Gum Surgery

    Dentures

    Children's Dentistry

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