Friday, December 2, 2016

Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation (Action News Health Check on ABC)


Also known as the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique® and the Lunchtime Gum Lift™, the Pinhole Technique® is changing the way doctors around the world are treating gum recession and making it easier for patients to decide to have needed treatment for receding gums.

Dr. Burton of Regency Dental Group in Vacaville has been trained in the pinhole technique by Dr. Chao personally. Please call our office for more information and to schedule your appointment! 
707-453-1776

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Treatment & Prevention of Gum Disease and Gingivitis | Crest



Maintaining your oral care health is crucial to preventing gum disease and gingivitis. In this Oral Care Tip, we discuss important ways and steps you can take to help you manage gingivitis.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!


"What if, today, we were grateful for everything?
Charlie Brown 

Have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Nu Calm - Regency Dental



Dr. Burton demonstrates NuCalm. It is a revolutionary relaxation treatment to make your dental experience stress free and calm. See more at http://regencydentalgroup.com/

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Considering Veneers? Debunking Myths and Stating the Facts


Are your teeth cracked? Misshaped? Stained? Crooked? When you look in the mirror, do you wish you had a dazzling, white Hollywood smile? One of the easiest ways to help make your smile beautiful is by getting veneers.

First developed in the 1930's for Hollywood stars, allowing them to immediately change the appearance of their teeth, veneers are beautifully crafted, thin porcelain "shells" that are artistically placed over your natural teeth. Unlike braces or other orthodontics, veneers are placed within three short visits, creating instant results for a gorgeous smile.

Due to advancements in technology, veneers are available to everyone who wants beautiful smile. Over the last 30 years, veneers have gained in popularity. With this increase in popularity, many myths have been spread about the procedure.

This article will debunk those myths, giving you the facts to have you make an informed decision to achieve the smile that you have always wanted.

MYTH: They are expensive

FACT: Depending on someone's income, this may be true. And unfortunately, most insurance policies do not cover cosmetic procedures, such as veneers. Typically, veneers cost roughly $1000-$3000 per tooth; therefore, the cost ranges from how many teeth you wish to have veneered.

Most dentists also offer additional ways to pay for this procedure, like care credit or additionally discounts when they are paid in full. Be sure to ask your dentist about their financing options. You may be surprised that affording veneers may be easier for you than you originally thought.

MYTH: My teeth will be more sensitive

FACT: Your teeth should not be more sensitive once the permanent veneers are placed. Unfortunately, there may be a short period of time where your teeth experience sensitivity. This time is while you are wearing the temporary veneers while the permanent ones are being created. This process usually takes one week. The sensitive feeling will be eliminated once the permanent veneer is placed.

MYTH: The color looks unnatural

FACT: Everyone wants their teeth whiter. In fact, over the last 20 years, people have craved white teeth to the point that the color wheel had to be updated. However, others don't want their teeth to be so white that they appear unnatural, especially if he or she is only placing veneers on a few teeth and would like their smile to match the color of their original teeth. Therefore, your dentist will be happy to ensure that your veneers are whatever color you want them to be. Remember that it is important that this decision is up to the patient and your dentist is there to help make your smile as natural looking and beautiful as possible.

MYTH: People will know that I have veneers and it is not my natural smile

FACT: Today, technology has had a great impact on veneers. Because of this, veneers fit seamlessly with the rest of your smile, making your smile appear natural and beautiful. I have had patients tell me that no one knew that they had veneers until they told someone.

MYTH: The entire tooth has to be cut down

FACT: Yes, part of the tooth must be cut down in order for the veneer to fit seamlessly into your smile. The amount of the tooth being shaved, however, is often exaggerated. If this step of the process makes you nervous, ask about no-prep veneers, like Lumineers. It is important to note, that Lumineers often feel bulky on the teeth, which is why regular veneers are often preferred.

MYTH: The porcelain is fragile

FACT: Most people associate the word porcelain with things that are fragile and should be kept out of the hands of children. How can something that must be handled with such care survive in a mouth? It turns out that in most cases porcelain veneers are just as strong as your tooth's enamel, and sometimes even stronger. Think of it in terms of this analogy-we all have windows (made of glass) in our house. This glass withstands all of the elements. However, if something like a baseball from the neighbor flies through the window, the glass will break. The same is true for veneers. Any abnormal abuse and the veneer will be damaged. But remember extra abuse on a regular tooth will also cause many problems like chipping and breaking.

Ultimately, the choice of whether or not to get veneers is completely up to you. With the help of your dentist, you will be able to make a wise, educated decision about the veneers that are right for your smile. Many times, with the help of digital imaging, a dentist will be able create a digital image of what your smile will look like. Don't be scared to ask your dentist the tough questions in order to help you make the decision that is right for your smile.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Regular Dental Visits Are Crucial to Your Health


Regular dental visits are crucial for maintaining not only your oral health, but also your overall health in general. The typically suggested regularity with which you should visit your dentist is once every six months, and this timeframe is not accidental. The time frame of about six months is the period that a typical American person who brushes and flosses their teeth twice daily will begin to fall behind in their ability to remove plaque and tartar that is building up below the gum lines and between teeth. The typical process of brushing and flossing is generally effective at removing plaque that is on the vertical surfaces of the teeth, but over time the crevices in teeth and between them collect a buildup of decaying food and bacteria that is not able to be removed by a toothbrush alone. At these times, the bacteria will begin to decay the tooth surfaces as well as to begin impacting your overall health, and it should be removed by the special tools and processes that are available only to your dentist. While these timeframes are certainly speculative and some will see buildup faster than others, it is good to keep to a regular schedule in order for the routine itself to benefit you. Most people need these kinds of routines or they will continually put the process off too long.

The other reason for regular visits is that the dentist can look for signs of diseases like gum disease and oral cancer. These conditions show early warning signs, and can potentially be diagnosed early in the process by a dentist during a regular exam. Catching the disease early is many times the difference between effective treatment and more dire consequences, so by establishing a routine of an exam every six months will give your dentist the ability to notice differences between the inside of your mouth now vs. six months ago. If it is noticed that there may be a condition developing, then no more than a few months has gone by and a treatment plan can be enacted immediately, thus helping to reverse the progress of the disease with minimal damage.

Visit your dentist every six months for an exam and cleaning, and brush and floss every day. Always visit your dentist immediately if you notice any changes to the inside of your mouth or to your health in general. Your dentist may be able to find the signs of disease and help your overall health, but you must play a role as well.

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