A good Dental Care Plan is about more than saving money at the dentist's.
It's about ways of getting the kids to brush the recommended 3 minutes after every meal, and before bedtime. It's about getting regular dental checkups, and ensuring against mouth diseases such as gingivitis. It's about problems such as less than white teeth, or the "good morning" kiss that's spoiled by bad breath.
From routine cleanings and fillings to bruxism devices, 5 Star Dental Care is equipped to handle all your dental needs. To help you understand your options, we've included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page.
Initial Oral Examination
Your initial oral examination includes a visual examination, charting, periodontal probing, diagnosis and treatment recommendations. We will also take x-rays, which includes the panoramic x-ray for proper diagnosis of the anterior (front) and posterior (back) teeth as well as the bite-wing x-ray series for proper diagnosis of proximal decay of posterior teeth.
Our state-of-the-art, in-office Power Bleaching system will make your teeth whiter in less than 1.5 hours. Another option is our home bleaching system you take with you for results in 2 weeks. You can also consider a combination program of both systems for optimal, long-term results.
Crowns and Veneers
You can have a new smile with all-porcelain crowns on the anterior teeth. For the posterior, we use porcelain fused to metal or Full Cast Gold.
Fillings: Composite Resin
Tooth-colored fillings that are light-cured to match your teeth. We are an amalgam-FREE office.
We perform root canals on anterior, premolar, and molar teeth. In certain cases, re-treatments.
You should have a standard cleaning at least twice a year. A periodontal treatment includes an Adult Prophy (basic cleaning). If it has been over a year since your last cleaning, possible treatment will include either Periodontal Scaling (deeper) or Root Planning and Scaling (requires anesthetic).
Whether you are an athlete or casual sports participant, you should wear a mouth guard to protect your teeth. If you grind your teeth while you sleep, a bite guard will help reduce symptoms of TMJ. We custom make mouth guards in both soft and hard materials.
Removable Dental Prosthesis
For missing teeth, we can make dentures or removable partials for you which include esthetic partials (valplast).
These, and others, are serious concerns that need to be addressed as part of a family's ongoing dental care plan with us.
Of course, every family needs to stay within their budget, which means having dental insurance or a dental discount plan to control the cost of visits to the dentist's office. But controlling those costs starts at home, with good dental hygiene.
At our web site, you'll find information about many aspects of dental care that you can use every day. You'll increase your awareness of what ought to be done, and what should be avoided, for your family's oral health.
Thank you for visiting 5 Star Dental Care.
Rick Q. Vu, DDS General Dentist
"A gentle approach"