Ravee Singh, DDS

Complete Family Dentistry in Fremont, CA

Services

Teeth Whitening
Everybody loves a bright white smile. At our office, we use the latest technology in tooth whitening at an affordable cost. The manner in which teeth whitening is accomplished is far superior than the over the counter bleaching techniques.

Teeth whitening lightens teeth that have been stained or discolored by food, smoking and age, or darkened as a result of trauma. Teeth whitening may not enhance your smile if you have had bonding or tooth-colored fillings placed in your front teeth. The whitener will not effect the color of these materials, and they will stand out in your newly whitened smile. In these cases, you may want to investigate other options, like porcelain veneers or dental bonding. Call us to determine if you are a viable candidate for teeth whitening.

Tooth-Colored Filling
The tooth-colored filling performed at our office provides a more natural look. They are an excellent cosmetic enhancement and have replaced old amalgam mercury fillings. At our office, teeth that have decay can be filled with tooth-colored fillings without needing shots or having to hear the sound of the dental drill.

In our office, bonding with tooth colored fillings enables us to save natural tooth structure because only the decay is removed. Compare that to the silver mercury fillings in which natural tooth must be removed and a deeper hole must be drilled just for the metal to stay in the tooth.

Tooth colored fillings can be used in a variety of ways. Bonding involves applying a tooth-colored plastic putty called composite resin to the surface of your chipped, broken or discolored teeth. The composite resin can also fill in gaps between your teeth and protect roots that are exposed due to gum recession. Bonding is relatively inexpensive, allows for a polished finished, and keeps your tooth intact.

Veneers
Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made, tooth-colored shells that cover the front of your teeth. These are comparable to artificial fingernails or a mask. In our office we use veneers correct or camouflage misaligned, poorly shaped, damaged, or discolored teeth.

Veneers can also lengthen teeth thus providing a more youthful smile. Sometimes gaps between teeth can be corrected with veneers. Conserving natural tooth structure is another added benefit.

Veneers are fabricated from a very durable ceramic material. At out office, we use the latest in veneer fabrication technology to provide you with the most natural and beautiful smile.

Metal-Free Crowns
You probably have had a crown placed in your mouth because a large filling failed or a tooth fractured. As a result, a crown was placed. Before it was common to place metals underneath these crowns for added support and strength. That is the reason why a black line or a dark color appears under your crown by your gum line. However, newer materials are now available to fabricate crowns without any metal. At our office, we only use the latest technology and latest materials. Metal-Free Crowns have not only helped our patients to look beautiful but also are esthetically pleasing and wonderful for those who are allergic to metal.

Implants
A lost tooth or teeth can be replaced with dental implants. Dental implants are artificial teeth that are attached directly into your jaw. They’re much more secure and natural looking than dentures or bridge. Longtime denture wearers can also benefit from implants by having their loose-fitting and uncomfortable dentures secured to a specially designed implant attachment.

Dental implants can provide artificial teeth that look natural and feel secure. Dental implants can also be used to attach full or partial dentures. Implants, however, are not an option for everyone. Because implants require surgery, patients must be in good health, have healthy gums, have adequate bone to support the implant and be committed to meticulous oral hygiene and regular dental visits.

If you are considering implants, call us a thorough evaluation will help determine if you would be a good candidate.

Needle-Free & Drill-Free Fillings
At our office, there is a unique pleasant way to treat cavities. Using a new technique called Air Abrasion, we are able to offer our patients the comfort of having their cavity treatment that is gentle, kind, and effective. We are able to treat many cavities quickly and soundly without anesthesia. The uncomfortable vibrations, friction, heat and sound of the dental drill are eliminated. The air abrasion eliminates the major discomforts associated with cavity preparation. This technique involves using microscopic size particles that is biocompatible and similar to toothpaste whiteners. After the cavity is removed, we place a natural looking tooth colored filling.
Gum Care
Gum disease (also called periodontal disease) is an infection of the tissues surrounding and supporting your teeth. This disease is usually painless but it is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. Gum Disease is caused by bacteria and its by products such as plaque and tarter.

There are many signs of Gum Disease. These include:

  • gums that bleed when you brush or floss
  • red, swollen “puffy” or tender gums
  • persistent bad breath that doesn’t go away
  • gums that have pulled away (receded) from your teeth
  • pus between your teeth and gums
  • loose or separating teeth
  • a change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
  • a change in the fit of partial dentures

If you notice any of these symptoms or signs, call our office immediately. Since there is no cure for Gum Disease, treatment must be aggressive and immediate yet comfortable.

Sealants
Dental sealants safe, painless, low costing barriers that aid in protecting teeth against decay-causing bacteria. A sealant is a thin plastic material that we usually apply to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth – premolars and molars. This plastic resin that we place bonds into the depressions and grooves (pits and fissures) of the chewing surfaces of back teeth.

The sealant acts as a hard barrier, protecting enamel from plaque, acids, and bacteria. For over 10 years, sealants have been used on children’s teeth and this is a procedure routinely performed at our office.

Thorough brushing and flossing help remove food particles and plaque from smooth surfaces of teeth. But toothbrush bristles cannot reach all the way into the depressions and grooves to extract food and plaque. Sealants protect these vulnerable areas by “sealing out” plaque and food.

Crowns
A crown is utilized to cover a tooth and restore it to its normal shape and size. A crown can make your tooth stronger and improve its appearance. It can cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth structure left.

As is seen in the picture to your left, a tooth with a large silver-mercury filling has cracked (and in many cases, the natural tooth fractures off). Hence, a crown was placed on the tooth (shown in the picture titled “after”) to protect further breakdown.

It can be used to attach a bridge, protect a weak tooth from breaking or restore one that’s already broken.

A crown is a good way to cover teeth that are discolored or badly shaped. It’s also used to cover a dental implant. Our primary concern, like yours, is helping you keep your teeth healthy and maintaining your great smile.

Bridges
A bridge – a device used to replace missing teeth – attaches artificial teeth to adjacent natural teeth, called abutment teeth. Bridges can be applied either permanently (fixed bridges), or they can be removable. Fixed bridges are applied by either placing crowns on the abutment teeth – to provide support for artificial teeth – or by bonding the artificial teeth directly to the abutment teeth. Removable bridges are attached to the teeth by either metal clasps or by precision attachments.

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