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Your Dentist for Dental Crowns in Salinas

October 15, 2016

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Benefit from dental crowns in Salinas.Dental crowns have held a common place in restorative and cosmetic dentistry for decades. Dental crowns are essentially prosthetic caps that are placed over a tooth. Most often, when you think about dental crowns, you think about their use in combination with root canal therapy or to fix a tooth that has become severely damaged. However, dental crowns can be used in combination with a number of other dental procedures, such as replacing missing teeth with a dental bridge device. It is estimated, 15 million Americans choose a crown and bridge to replace missing teeth because it is an affordable and effective solution. Blanco Circle Dental Care offers the dental crowns in Salinas for a variety of purposes.
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Salinas emergency dentist offers same day appointments

February 1, 2016

Filed under: Restorative Dentistry — klugman @ 2:54 pm

Salinas emergency dentistBlanco Circle Dental Care sees emergency patients the same day.  Lost tooth or crown–whatever the issue, your Salinas emergency dentist puts you first.

The best dental practice takes care of you when an unexpected problem occurs. You lose a tooth. A tooth aches. A big filling fractures. Your Salinas emergency dentist at Blanco Circle Dental Care know these things can’t wait. (more…)

Dental Implants from Blanco Circle Dental Care in Salinas, CA

May 8, 2015

480753457If you have any missing teeth, then think of all the things you’ll be able to do better and more easily if you replace those teeth. For one, you’ll be able to speak more clearly. Secondly, you’ll maintain a healthier diet because you’ll again be able to chew nutritious foods, such as fresh fruits and vegetables. And last but certainly not least, you’ll smile and laugh more often and just plain look better without missing teeth. Now are you ready to replace those gaps in your smile with natural looking replacements? If the answer to that question is, “Yes!” then Dr. Gary Klugman and Dr. Christina Bianco at Blanco Circle Dental Care in Salinas, CA, are ready to restore your happy smile with dental implants.

Dental implants are one of a few options available for tooth replacement. What makes dental implants different is that they don’t just replace the portion of your tooth that is visible above the gum line; they also replace a tooth’s root. As such, a dental implant more closely resembles a natural tooth than other tooth replacement choices.

 Dental Implants for You

At Blanco Circle Dental Care, our dentists will first conduct a thorough examination of your oral health and the density of your jawbone in order to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for dental implants. Most patients are, in which case you are only two appointments away from have a full smile again. At the first appointment, a titanium post will be surgically implanted in the bone beneath the space of your missing tooth. If you have more than one missing tooth, then posts can be implanted at points along an arch; these post can then anchor a full or partial denture.

Once you’ve healed and the post and surrounding bone tissue are tightly bonded, a porcelain crown is attached and your new tooth is complete.

Call Our Office Today

To learn more about dental implants or to schedule an appointment, call Blanco Circle Dental Care. We conveniently serve patients in Salinas, CA, as well as Hollister, Monterey, Seaside, Prunedale, Marina, Greenfield, Gilroy and King City and beyond.

Repair Your Smile with a Crown & Bridge in Salinas, CA

January 22, 2015

crown and bridge restorationsIf you are missing teeth—even if you are only missing one tooth—then you know the consequences can be dire. You may be reluctant to speak or smile because you are self-conscious about missing teeth. And then there is the issue of not having a fully nutritious diet because you are unable to eat certain foods, such as raw fruits and vegetables. Obviously, replacing missing teeth is imperative. Fortunately, Dr. Gary Klugman and Dr. Christina Bianco of Blanco Circle Dental Care in Salinas, CA, are highly experienced in the art of crown and bridge restorations.

What is a Crown and Bridge?

A bridge is a prosthetic dental device that spans the gap left by a missing tooth or teeth. The gap is filled with what is called a pontic, or false tooth. The bridge is firmly held in place by crowns that are attached to the teeth on either side of the gap. Hence, the complete prosthetic is commonly referred to as a crown and bridge.

If you and your dentist determine that a crown and bridge is your best option for tooth replacement, then we’ll take x-rays and impressions of the area that is missing teeth in order to fabricate a bridge that looks natural with your other teeth. The anchor teeth—those on either side of the missing tooth—will be prepared for crowns. Another impression of the prepared teeth will be taken in order to ensure the bridge fits snuggly in place. While your custom crown and bridge is made in a dental lab, we’ll give you a temporary to wear. Then, in a few weeks, you’ll return to the office of Blanco Circle Dental care to have your permanent crown and bridge fitted and cemented into place.

Schedule an Appointment Today

If you would like to learn more about a crown and bridge for tooth replacement, call the office of Blanco Circle Dental Care in Salinas, CA. Our dentists and their team also serve patients from Hollister, Monterey, Seaside, Prunedale, Marina, Greenfield, Gilroy and King City and beyond.

Relieve Tooth Pain and Sensitivity with Root Canal Therapy from Blanco Circle Dental Care

December 22, 2014

456002317As dental procedures go, root canals have a bad reputation. That’s because most patients don’t realize the profound benefits of root canal therapy. Root canal therapy cannot only immediately relieve toothache pain and discomfort, but can also save your natural teeth from extraction. Make an appointment with the experienced family and restorative dentists of Blanco Circle for the root canal therapy you need today. Dr. Klugman and Dr. Bianco can compassionately perform your root canal therapy procedure. Blanco Circle Dental Care proudly serves families throughout Salinas, CA, Hollister, Monterey, Seaside, Prunedale, Marina, Greenfield, Gilroy, King City, and the surrounding areas.

What Is Root Canal Therapy?

During a root canal therapy procedure the dentist will remove infected pulp from the center of your damaged tooth to prevent the spread of infection to your surrounding healthy teeth. The pulp chambers or “canals” are then disinfected, shaped, filled, and sealed for protection. A successful root canal therapy procedure should eliminate any tooth pain and discomfort and save the tooth from developing an abscess or needing eventual extraction.

When Do You Need Root Canal Therapy?

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may need root canal therapy:

  • Any level of localized tooth pain or discomfort ranging from just slight to extreme, with throbbing.
  • Tooth pain that lessens or intensifies as you change position.
  • Pain in response to chewing, biting, or pressing on the tooth.
  • Completely spontaneous tooth pain.
  • Pain triggered by hot or cold beverages.
  • Pain that lingers for only a few minutes, before finally fading.
  • Pain that last for hours on end.
  • Pain that keeps you from having a peaceful night’s sleep.

Root Canal Therapy Appointments in Salinas, CA

Tooth infections can only worsen over time. Don’t wait until it’s too late to get your infected teeth treated. Make an appointment with Dr. Klugman and Dr. Bianco for the root canal therapy that can save your natural teeth. Blanco Circle Dental Care proudly restores smiles daily throughout Salinas, CA, Hollister, Monterey, Seaside, Prunedale, Marina, Greenfield, Gilroy, King City, and nearby areas.

 

Dental Concerns at Every Age

November 22, 2014

125751794Taking care of your teeth is important at every age. However, as our bodies change and we learn how to take care of our teeth, we can develop different oral health concerns. That’s why it’s so convenient to choose a dentist that specializes in family dentistry. No matter your age, the team at Blanco Circle Dental Care can address the needs of every member of your family, from baby’s first visit to helping you navigate whitening options, to fitting the grandparents for dentures. You can set up an appointment with Dr. Klugman and Dr. Bianco today at their Salinas, CA dentist office.

Children’s Dental Concerns

Children have a unique set of concerns as they grow and develop. After the teething stage, children will begin to lose their baby teeth. The most common concern at this point will be preventing tooth decay. The tooth enamel of a child is only about half as thick as an adult’s, which makes their teeth particularly susceptible to tooth decay. Once decay begins, it does more damage more quickly. If left undetected, it can rapidly form a cavity. It’s also important to keep your child’s plaque under control because if left untreated, it can make your children’s gums swollen so that they bleed when touched. This is the first stage of gingivitis (gum disease). Though these concerns are fairly common in children, improved brushing and regular cleaning by a dentist should combat these problems.

Teen Dental Concerns

As your child grows into a teenager, irregular tooth growth can become a major issue. The formation of over and under bites, crooked and misaligned teeth is a common problem among adolescents who may now require braces to correct these issues. Another common problem at this age is wisdom tooth extraction, or the removal of the third molar. Wisdom teeth come in sometime between the ages of 17 and 21. This process can be very painful if the teeth become impacted. Other dental problems may commonly arise at this age due to behavioral factors such as poor nutrition, eating disorders, smoking, oral piercings and illicit drug use. It’s extremely important to educate your teen on the added consequences of poor dental health when engaging in these behaviors.

Adult Dental Concerns

In addition to tooth decay, adult dental concerns may be aesthetic, or may be related to the development of certain dental conditions. Teeth grinding, or bruxism, occurs unconsciously while you sleep. It can cause serious damage to your teeth and jaw. Teeth grinding can be caused by stress or by sleep disorders. Teeth grinding can be treated by the dentist with a fitted mouthguard to protect your teeth while you sleep. A related disorder of the temporomandibular joints, or TMJ, is a common ailment for many adults.  The TMJ is among the more complex joints in the body. Any misalignment of the teeth or jaw that prevents the TMJ from working properly may result in a painful disorder, also referred to as TMJ disorders or sometimes TMD. The cause of TMJ disorder is often unclear, but possible causes can include arthritis, dislocation, injury, or problems related to alignment or teeth grinding from stress. Symptoms of TMD include pain in or around the ear, tenderness of the jaw, clicking or popping noises when opening or closing the mouth and severe headaches.

Senior Dental Concerns

As we age keeping our teeth healthy can become more and more of a challenge. Seniors can have a particularly difficult time maintaining their oral health because of the side effects of their medical conditions or prescription drugs. Some medications and certain health conditions can lead to dry mouth. Dry mouth is a leading cause of tooth decay for seniors. It is not a normal part of aging, but it is a side-effect of more than 500 medications, including those for allergies or asthma, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, pain, anxiety or depression, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. The dentist can help seniors relieve the symptoms of dry mouth and treat the condition.  Oral cancer can also become a concern at this time. The average age of most people diagnosed with these cancers is 62. Since early detection is a vital part of ensuring that treatment is effective, it’s especially important for seniors to see the dentist regularly.

Addressing Family Dental Concerns in Salinas, CA

There are important steps to take to maintain oral health at every age. However, no matter how old you are, it’s vitally important to visit the dentist regularly. Dr. Klugman and Dr. Bianco at Blanco Circle Dental Care understand the unique needs of their patients. Contact them today to schedule appointments for the whole family. Blanco Circle Dental Care proudly serves families throughout Salinas, CA, Hollister, Monterey, Seaside, Prunedale, Marina, Greenfield, Gilroy, and King City.

Restore Your Smile with Dental Implants

October 22, 2014

177232118One thing that many people strive for is a beautiful, full smile. Having a beautiful smile is a symbol of health and youth, and many people consider a smile a first impression. Because of this, many people are willing to do whatever it takes in order to have a smile that looks amazing. Unfortunately, if you have a smile that is not complete, you may find it difficult to feel confident in the way you look, and could feel embarrassed when you are with other people. Though you may have considered dentures and partials as teeth replacements, you may be wanting a solution that is more permanent. Thankfully, Dr. Gary Klugman is able to give you the smile you have always wanted by offering dental implants at his Salinas, CA dental office.

The first step to getting your dental implants is a consultation with Dr. Klugman. He will have to evaluate your smile in its current state, assess your jaw bone density, and discuss how you would like your smile to look. During the consultation, you will be able to have any questions or concerns you may have addressed, and we want to be sure you are knowledgeable and comfortable throughout the entire process.

If you are a candidate for dental implants, a titanium screw-like post will be embedded into your jaw. As it heals, the post will fuse with the bone in your jaw, promoting new and healthy bone growth. This will also establish a strong hold, ensuring your new smile is stable and secure. After the healing period, the restoration, also known as a crown, is added atop the implant. The crown looks exactly like a tooth, so your new smile will look natural. At the end of the procedure, you are left with a beautifully full smile that you cannot wait to show off! If you would like Dr. Klugman’s help restoring your smile with dental implants, contact our office today!

At Blanco Circle Dental Care, Dr. Gary Klugman and Dr. Christina Bianco provide quality general, cosmetic and sedation dentistry services. Our Salinas, CA dental office serves patients from Hollister, Monterey, Seaside, Prunedale, Marina, Greenfield, Gilroy, and King City. Call us today to schedule your next appointment.

Have Healthy Gums with Gum Disease Therapy

September 10, 2014

472315273Having healthy gums is essential to having a healthy overall smile, and many people are not aware of that fact. It takes more than having straight, bright teeth to signify that your smile is healthy, and beautiful pink gums are essential to healthy teeth. Though many people suffer from gum disease, many are not aware of it, and live life having a deteriorating smile. Thankfully, Dr. Gary Klugman and Dr. Christina Bianco are able to restore the health of your gums using gum disease therapy at their Salinas, CA dental office.

Along with being bad for your oral health, suffering from gum disease can also be detrimental to your overall health. If you do not take care of you gum disease, you put yourself at a higher risk of bone loss, tooth loss, bad breath, heart disease, stroke, dementia, and much more. If you are not sure whether or not you are living with gum disease, a few symptoms include gums that bleed when you brush or floss, red and swollen gums, discoloration of the gum tissue, and gums that are sensitive to the touch. If you are experiencing these symptoms, it is imperative that you contact our doctors right away.

One way we are able to treat your gum disease is with scaling. By doing this, we are able to remove the bacterium that attacks your gum tissue from below the surface. We will also do root planing, which means we will smooth out the rough areas of your tooth’s root that have been affected by the bacteria in your smile. We will also take time to reinforce healthy oral care routines, as to make sure your smile stays healthy for as long as possible. If you would like our doctors to help you with your gum disease, contact our office today!

At Blanco Circle Dental Care, Dr. Gary Klugman and Dr. Christina Bianco provide quality general, cosmetic and sedation dentistry services. Our Salinas, CA dental office serves patients from Hollister, Monterey, Seaside, Prunedale, Marina, Greenfield, Gilroy, and King City. Call us today to schedule your next appointment.

Getting to the Crux of Bruxism

July 7, 2014

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Every person is unique, especially when it comes to the idea of handling stress. Some people bite their nails while others may eat too much food. One of the more common ways people deal with stress is by grinding their teeth. Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, can not only be detrimental to your teeth, but for your entire mouth. With summer being here, there is no doubt you are going to meet many new people and reconnect with old friends and family during the season, and many people think it is important to have their smile as perfect as possible. Dr. Gary Klugman and Dr. Christina Bianco at Blanco Circle Dental Care are dedicated to making your smile the healthiest it can be, which is why they offer teeth grinding relief for their patients.

With teeth grinding, the continuous pressure and motion on your teeth can damage them, as well as your muscles and tissues surrounding the jaw area. Some of the more common side effects of bruxism include, but are not limited to, a sore jaw, headaches, and earaches. Shockingly, bruxism is most common among women, and is generally found in nearly one-third of the population. Constantly grinding your teeth can also attribute to TMJ dysfunction, which is something serious and should be handled immediately. The temporomandibular joints, located in the jaw, are responsible for allowing your jaw to open and close with ease, and when the integrity of the joints are compromised, it could lead to a much more serious issue in the future.

Luckily, a simple solution to your bruxism woes is wearing a nightguard. The nightguard we provide you with is completely custom made, able to fit your mouth and your mouth only. The nightguard will prevent you from being able to grind your teeth as well as absorb the pressure when you clench your jaw. Although a nightguard usually takes care of the issue, we have many other ways of alleviating your bruxism symptoms. Either way, everyone at Blanco Circle is ready to help you with whatever issue you need, as long as it results in a healthy, beautiful smile!

At Blanco Circle Dental Care, Dr. Gary Klugman and Dr. Christina Bianco provide quality general, cosmetic and sedation dentistry services. Our Salinas, CA dental office serves patients from Hollister, Monterey, Seaside, Prunedale, Marina, Greenfield, Gilroy, and King City. Call us today to schedule your next appointment.

Give Yourself A Fuller Smile with Crown & Bridge

May 30, 2014

crown and bridge restorationsIf you have an incomplete smile, you may find it hard to be one hundred percent confident in the way you look and in the way you present yourself to others. Many people consider a smile a first impression, and not being confident in the way you look definitely has an effect on the way you interact with others. Having teeth missing from your smile can make a big impact on your oral and bodily health, and Dr. Gary Klugman as well as Dr. Christina Bianco are able to give you the full smile you have always wanted with the use of crowns and bridges.

A crown, also known as a dental cap, is placed atop an existing tooth as to prevent it from any further harm or damage. Looking exactly like natural teeth, crowns are able to give you a healthy, beautiful smile without looking unnatural. There are many reasons why someone would need a crown, such as a cavity that as gone awry and a filling would not be able to take care of the issue. Crowns are also excellent for cracked or fractured teeth, after root canal therapy, or to keep a fixed bridge into place.

Bridges are used to replace a missing tooth, or a row of teeth, kept in place by crowns affixed to remaining teeth. The important thing with bridges is that you must have healthy, stable teeth to act as anchors to keep the bridge properly in place.  Because bridges are not able to be moved, you do not have to worry about it moving out of place, being able to enjoy the security of your smile at all times.

If you are curious about crowns and bridges and how Dr. Bianco or Dr. Klugman can help give you a great looking smile in no time, please contact our office and make an appointment! We would love to see you, and will be more than happy to help!

At Blanco Circle Dental Care, Dr. Gary Klugman and Dr. Christina Bianco provide quality general, cosmetic and sedation dentistry services. Our Salinas, CA dental office serves patients from Hollister, Monterey, Seaside, Prunedale, Marina, Greenfield, Gilroy, and King City. Call us today to schedule your next appointment.

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