25856 Hemingway Avenue,
Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381

info@smilefocus.com

(661) 287 – 1523

GET THE SMILE YOU’VE
ALWAYS WANTED

Smile Focus is a top-rated cosmetic, family and emergency dental practice serving the Santa Clarita, Valencia and Stevenson Ranch communities and beyond with unmatched quality care.

Dental Care Services at SMILE FOCUS

Dental veneers are wafer thin shells that cover the surface of the tooth in order to prevent damage to the tooth or to make it look better. Veneers can change the appearance of a tooth by altering its shape, color and even size. If you have teeth that are stained and unsightly, visit Smile Focus today and let our expert dentist tell you more about dental veneers.

ARE VENEERS RIGHT FOR YOU?

If you choose to get veneers your dentist will, during your first visit, examine your teeth and determine the course of action to be taken. Since veneers are essentially covers for your teeth, some of the tooth enamel will need to be removed for veneers can be fitted. During your second visit, the dentist will remove half a millimeter of enamel from your tooth; anesthesia may be required for the procedure. The dentist will then take impressions of your teeth so the required veneers can be made in a dental laboratory. The veneer is fitted over your tooth and bonded to it after proper cleaning and polishing; a special dental cement is used for this purpose. Special chemicals in the cement are activated by the use of a special light beam which your dentist will aim towards your tooth. The process is done after any extra cement is removed and the dentist confirms that your bite is comfortable.

VENEERS CUSTOMIZED FOR YOU!

Patients can choose veneers made of either porcelain or resin composite materials depending on what results they are after. Porcelain veneers appear more natural and can be colored the natural color of your teeth so they don’t stand out, while resin veneers are even thinner than porcelain ones and hence do not require as much of the tooth to be removed.

Everyone wants a brighter smile. If you’re noticing discoloration or a lack of brilliance that you want to see, bring it up at your next dental check up. Your dentist can help you determine if your teeth and gums are healthy enough and good candidates for teeth whitening. You can also work together to determine which whitening process will give you even, natural looking results.

If your dentist determines that teeth whitening is a good option for you, in-office whitening will give you almost immediate results. In-office teeth whitening or bleaching usually consists of the dentist applying a layer of protective gel over the gums, where they meet the teeth. A bleaching substance is then applied to the teeth and a light may be directed to shine on the teeth to speed up the process. Depending on the severity of the discoloration, the process may need to be repeated over a series of weeks. Some dentists may prescribe follow up teeth whitening trays and gels. Crafted by your dentist in office, these treatments can be done at home over the span of three days to two weeks.

Depending on the health of your teeth and the reason for the discoloration, teeth whitening or bleaching may not be the best option for everyone. If the discoloration or stains on your teeth will not respond well to whitening, your dentist will have other options that will work best for you.

YOU NO LONGER HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT CROOKED, MISSHAPEN TEETH OR AWKWARD LOOKING BRACES

Smile focus has a solution for you–Invisalign! Invisalign is the latest technology that will get you a flawless smile. Invisalign are clear aligners which can be used in place of unsightly, traditional metal braces. Clear aligners are hard to see and they straighten crooked teeth without taking away from your appearance. Invisalign is perfect for teenagers who need treatment for crooked teeth but do not want to stand out from their peers. Aligners are not attached to the teeth using any brackets or wires and are removable.

SMILE FOCUS IS YOUR INVISALIGN PROVIDER!

Make an appointment with us now to get a consultation!Invisalign treatment plans are specified according to each patient’s needs; before confirming whether Invisalign is an option for you, your dentist will take an impression of your teeth. Invisalign’s virtual treatment plan is then used to develop customized aligners for you. They will follow the map of movement of your teeth as the treatment progresses. Invisalign clear aligners are custom made for each patient and is required to be worn for two weeks, once the treatment starts. Throughout the treatment, your dentist at Smile Focus will closely monitor your treatment and let you know what your teeth will look like at each stage of the treatment and what the end result will be!

DEPENDING ON THE SEVERITY OF YOUR STRAIGHTENING ISSUES your dentist will set the time it will take for the treatment to be completed and advise the best course of action for you. Invisalign can also be used for the treatment of overcrowded teeth, widely spaced teeth, crooks bites, deep bites and under bites.

DO YOU NEED A ROOT CANAL?

If you have a tooth that is tender to touch, is sensitive to cold and heat, and has been hurting, then you may need a root canal treatment. Root canals sound complicated and painful, but with the wonders of modern medicine, patients are made comfortable during the procedure. Dentists can save infected teeth through the root canal procedure and help relieve pain and pressure that is causing inflammation inside and around the tooth. Root canals, or endodontic treatments, can be necessary on teeth which have been infected due to deep decay, a faulty crown, a chipped or cracked tooth, or even because of multiple dental procedures being performed on the same tooth.

DURING THE ROOT CANAL

Your dentist or endodontist will begin by removing the infected pulp that is inside the tooth, and will clean the root canal space thoroughly before filling the space will a material called gutta-percha. Next your dentist will seal the tooth and place a crown over the tooth to protect it from any further damage. The removal of the infected tissue will ease pain in the tooth and the procedure will restore the tooth to all of its functions. The root canal procedure is quite invasive, hence your dentist will anesthetize your tooth before starting.

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A root canal may take more than one visit to the dentist. During your visits the tooth is anesthetized and the dentist uses small tools to make an opening in the crown of the tooth and clean the pulp and the root canal from the inside of the tooth. Following this, the dentist seals the empty space with a compatible material to give support to the tooth and then restore it. The procedure can feel uncomfortable and any pain afterwards can be relieved through over the counter pain medication.

Smile Focus understands that dental emergencies happen without warning. Teeth can be chipped, broken, or lost in the blink of an eye. Unbearable pain can keep you from eating, sleeping, or going about your daily routine. In these cases, time is of the essence, and we will work to get you in fast and render efficient urgent care you need to get you of pain or acute infection.

Children are especially prone to these types of incidents. We specialize in care for the entire family, especially children. Our dental team performs dental emergency services , but also will help reassure your child during what can be a very traumatic dental event.

If you are experiencing a dental emergency that you cannot wait, please call our office immediately. In some cases, such as a tooth being knocked out, successfully restoring the traumatized tooth or teeth requires action in less than an hour. Even if you are not sure if your situation qualifies as an emergency, please contact us. We will help you determine what measures need to be taken to restore your teeth, gums, or mouth.

HAVE YOU LOST A TOOTH DUE TO DECAY?

Disease or an injury can leave you with an unsightly gap. The answer for you may be dental implants! Dental implants are tooth roots made of metal which are placed into the jawbone to provide a strong base for false teeth which can be fixed or removable. Dental implants are substitutes for dental bridges or denture patients who cannot receive treatment due to sore spots or poor ridges.

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT AT SMILE FOCUS TODAY

Consult with an expert periodontist about getting dental implants. Dental implants provide strong support for false teeth, dentures and bridges. Implants do not require surrounding teeth to be filed down or prepared to hold any new teeth in place, improving long term oral health. There are two types of dental implants; endosteal implants and subperiosteal implants. Endosteal implants are implanted in the bone and are the most common ones. A post is attached to the implant in a follow up surgery to which an artificial tooth, denture or bridge is attached. Subperiosteal implants are metal frames attached to the jawbone, below the gums. False teeth are attached to posts fixed to these frames. Since dental implants require surgery which is invasive and can lead to complications, patients are required to be in good general and oral health to qualify

CREATING A FOUNDATION

Dental implants allow for false teeth to be made which are more natural looking and hence make your appearance better, they also do not require any adhesives to be worn since they are attached permanently. Since dental implants are fixed, they offer more comfort in eating and speaking once you get used to them and last a lot longer than removable dentures or bridges.

ORTHODONTICS IS THE SPECIALTY OF DENTISTRY THAT DEALS WITH PREVENTION

Diagnosis and correction of teeth that are not positioned correctly. If you have crooked teeth that you are looking to get straightened, call Smile Focus today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Derick Gharibian. Dr. Gharibian is a leading orthodontist who has years of experience in treating and correcting dental flaws.

CROOKED TEETH

Crooked Teeth are more likely to be lost due to tooth decay or periodontal disease as they are harder to clean despite regular brushing and flossing. Crooked teeth also cause extra stress on the muscles in your jaw which can lead to a variety of problems including pain in the neck, shoulders and the back, headaches and TMJ syndrome. At times, crooked teeth can even result in speech problems that can affect your confidence. After getting your crooked teeth corrected you will have a more attractive smile. You’ll have better oral health and teeth that are less susceptible to decay and disease.

ORTHODONTISTS REQUIRE FULL MEDICAL AND DENTAL HISTORIES before starting any treatments, your dentists will clinically examine your teeth and take plaster models, as well as X-rays.

Patients are advised about their treatment options keeping in consideration aesthetics as well as their general and oral health.

DO YOU HAVE ONE OR MORE MISSING TEETH?

Then you may need to get dental bridges. Dental bridges are used to cover the gap that is created due to one or more missing teeth. A dental bridge consists of two or more crowns for the teeth on both sides of the gap and a false tooth or teeth in between. The false teeth in dental bridges are made of either gold, porcelain, alloys or a mix of these materials. Bridges need real teeth or dental implants for support.

DO YOU HAVE MISSING TEETH THAT YOU WANT TO COVER?

Make an appointment at Smile Focus today! We pride ourselves in our excellent patient care and outstanding staff who prioritize your health. Missing teeth can cause a myriad of problems and can even cause your other teeth to become crooked. Getting a dental bridge will enable you to chew and speak properly, will prevent your other teeth from moving out of place and maintain the shape of your jaw and face while restoring your beautiful smile. Depending on your oral health and the number of teeth you are missing, your dentist may recommend traditional bridges, cantilever bridges, Maryland bonded bridges or implant supported bridges.

DECIDING TO GET A DENTAL BRIDGE

During your first visit your dentist will remove the enamel of the teeth surrounding the gap to make room for crowns on these teeth. An impression of your teeth will be taken so crowns, the bridge and false teeth can be made in a lab. Your dentist will fit a temporary bridge to protect your teeth during visits. In the next visit, your dental bridge will be fitted and the dentist will check the fit and your bite. The fitting may take more than one visit and the dentist may cement it in place if it is a permanent bridge.

 

A UNIQUE BRANCH OF DENTISTRY

Periodontists specialize in the treatment of diseases and conditions that affect the gum and other structures that support the teeth. These supporting structures include the alveolar bone, the cementum and the periodontal ligament. Smile Focus has highly professional periodontists who specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of all periodontal diseases. They also specialize in the placement and maintenance of dental implants and the treatment of peri-implantitis (bone loss around dental implants). Periodontists are trained to perform routine procedures like scaling and root planning or debridement and are also certified to perform surgeries if required of patients with advanced gum disease.

CROOKED TEETH

Crooked Teeth are more likely to be lost due to tooth decay or periodontal disease as they are harder to clean despite regular brushing and flossing. Crooked teeth also cause extra stress on the muscles in your jaw which can lead to a variety of problems including pain in the neck, shoulders and the back, headaches and TMJ syndrome. At times, crooked teeth can even result in speech problems that can affect your confidence. After getting your crooked teeth corrected you will have a more attractive smile. You’ll have better oral health and teeth that are less susceptible to decay and disease.

ORTHODONTISTS REQUIRE FULL MEDICAL AND DENTAL HISTORIES

Before starting any treatments, your dentist will clinically examine your teeth and take plaster models, as well as X-rays. Patients are advised about their treatment options keeping in consideration aesthetics as well as their general and oral health.

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PAYMENT, FINANCING & INSURANCE

At Smile Focus Dental Practice we accept cash and credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover).

We accept PPO insurance plans and offer CareCredit®, Springstone® and Premier Access.

Smile Focus also accepts most PPO insurance plans, including Aetna PPO, Cigna PPO, Guardian PPO, Delta Dental PPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Metlife, and United Concordia.

LOCATION

25856 Hemingway Avenue,
Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381

Tel: (661) 287 – 1523

Email: info@smilefocus.com

OFFICE HOURS

Mon: 9am to 6pm
Tue: 10am to 7pm
Wed: 9am to 6pm
Thu: 9am to 5pm
Fri: 9am to 4pm

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