General Dentistry Specialist

Park Avenue Cosmetic Dentistry

Family Dentistry located in Pomona, CA

Investing in general dentistry is one of the easiest and most effective ways to preserve the health of your teeth and gums. Regular checkups can alert you to potential problems early on, preventing them from getting worse or causing more serious problems. Joo Hyung Kim, DDS, at Park Avenue Cosmetic Dentistry in Pomona, California, proudly offers a comprehensive suite of general dentistry services. Whether you’ve recently moved to the area or it’s been more than a few years since your last dental checkup, make an appointment today by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool.

General Dentistry Q & A

What is general dentistry?

General dentistry is a branch of oral health care focused on preserving the wellbeing of your teeth, gums, and smile. 

Regularly visiting a general dentist –– like the team at Park Avenue Cosmetic Dentistry –– is one of the best ways to learn about potential problems, such as tooth decay and gum disease, before they cause problems and interfere with your quality of life. 

What types of general dentistry do you offer?

At Park Avenue Cosmetic Dentistry, the team offers a variety of general dentistry services, including:

Cleanings and exams

Professional cleanings and exams provide an opportunity to check in on your overall oral health. Even if you brush and floss regularly, there’s no way to completely eradicate calcified tartar from the surface of your teeth. Cleanings remove buildup and can alert you to other issues such as gum disease and tooth decay.

Crowns and bridges

If you crack, damage, or lose a permanent tooth, general dentistry can restore your smile to its near-original condition. At Park Avenue Cosmetic Dentistry, the team regularly repairs tooth-related damage using dental crowns and dental bridges. 

Teeth whitening

As you get older, your teeth begin to yellow and dull. Though there’s no way to prevent this entirely, teeth-whitening treatments can slow the process and keep your pearly whites bright and shiny. At Park Avenue Cosmetic Dentistry, the team offers different types of teeth-whitening treatments.

Veneers

If you have unusually shaped teeth or gaps and spaces between your teeth, your dentist might recommend addressing these issues with veneers. Veneers are custom-made shells of composite resin or porcelain that your dentist bonds to the front of your permanent teeth. 

Root-canal therapy

If you develop a toothache, you might benefit from root canal therapy. A root canal is a surgical procedure that involves your Park Avenue Cosmetic Dentistry provider, carefully removing infected tooth pulp from the center of your tooth. After removing the infection, your dentist fills your root canal with a material called gutta-percha and places a dental crown on top. 

How often should I invest in general dentistry?

The team at Park Avenue Cosmetic Dentistry recommends investing in general dentistry appointments once every six months. If you have oral health problems, such as tooth decay or gum disease, they might recommend more frequent checkups. 

Your oral health directly affects your physical health. If it’s been more than a year or two since your last dental checkup, make a general dentistry appointment at Park Avenue Cosmetic Dentistry by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool today.