Welcome to Alhambra Dental Plaza, where our mission is to ensure that you have an incredible experience while maintaining a healthy and beautiful smile. Our compassionate Sacramento, CA team of dental experts, led by the highly skilled Dr. Han Do, goes above and beyond to address your unique dental needs and alleviate any fear and anxiety you may have.
We offer a range of preventive dental services to ensure that every patient’s oral health is in tip-top shape. Our specialists are here to ensure that the residents of and around East Sac and Midtown enjoy smiles that stay stunning year after year! Read below to learn more about our services.
Cleanings & Exams
At Alhambra Dental Plaza, we believe in personalized care when it comes to cleaning and examinations. These appointments support the foundation of proper dental health, and our team encourages visits every six months to ensure the smile stays in tip-top shape.
From start to finish, here’s what to expect during your appointment:
- Warm welcome: Upon arrival, you will be warmly greeted by our friendly team, who will guide you through the check-in process. We understand that some patients may experience anxiety during dental appointments, so we take the time to listen to your concerns and ensure you feel comfortable before beginning our cleaning process.
- Dental cleaning: Next, your skilled hygienist will carefully remove plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth using specialized tools. This process, known as scaling, is essential for preventing gum disease and maintaining overall oral health. Our team is highly attentive to your comfort during this process and will adjust their approach to ensure a gentle yet effective cleaning experience.
- Polishing and fluoride treatment: After scaling, your hygienist will polish your teeth to remove surface stains and create a smooth, shiny finish. This step not only leaves your smile looking bright and refreshed but also helps to prevent plaque and bacteria from adhering to your teeth. Depending on your needs and preferences, a fluoride treatment may be applied to further strengthen your tooth enamel and protect against cavities.
- Dental examination: Dr. Do will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, and jaw, checking for any signs of decay, gum disease, or other potential issues. During the examination, Dr. Do will take the time to address any questions or concerns you may have, providing personalized advice and recommendations tailored to your unique dental needs.
- Personalized recommendations: Before you leave, Dr. Do and your hygienist will discuss any findings from the examination and provide tailored recommendations for your at-home oral care routine. This may include guidance on proper brushing and flossing techniques, advice on dental products, or suggestions for additional preventive measures.
Alhambra Dental Plaza utilizes state-of-the-art digital x-ray technology to enhance the quality and safety of your dental care. Digital x-rays offer numerous benefits compared to traditional film x-rays, allowing us to obtain detailed images of your teeth and jaw easily and with minimal radiation exposure. Additionally, our digital x-rays deliver immediate results, enhanced image quality, and the ability to store and share images electronically with insurance providers and other specialists.
Our x-rays provide high-resolution images that give Dr. Do and our team an in-depth understanding of your oral health. They can reveal a variety of dental issues, including:
- Tooth decay: X-rays can detect cavities and decay between teeth or under existing fillings, which may not be visible during a visual examination.
- Gum disease: Digital x-rays allow us to assess the health of your gums and the supporting bone structure, helping us identify any signs of gum disease or bone loss.
- Infections and abscesses: X-rays can reveal infections at the root of a tooth or between the gum and a tooth, allowing us to recommend the appropriate treatment.
- Impacted teeth: Digital x-rays can identify impacted teeth, such as wisdom teeth, which may require extraction to prevent complications.
- Dental development: X-rays can help us monitor the growth and development of teeth in children and adolescents, ensuring proper alignment and identifying any orthodontic concerns.
- Oral pathologies: We can detect cysts, tumors, or other abnormalities in the jawbone or surrounding tissues using digital x-rays.
At our specialized practice, we believe that the frequency of dental x-rays should reflect each individual patient’s needs. Dr. Do will carefully evaluate various factors to determine the most appropriate x-ray schedule for you. While we take bitewing x-rays once or twice a year for every patient, additional x-rays may be necessary in some cases. To establish the optimal x-ray frequency, we will consider your medical and dental history, the findings of our examination, and your disease risk.
In the event that Dr. Do detects a cavity during your appointment, we provide customized composite fillings to address the issue promptly. A filling does what its name suggests – it fills the hole created by decay and protects against future damage. Composite fillings can be as small or large as we need, which means we are able to preserve more of your healthy tooth structure. They are typically made of a combination of ceramic and plastic, and they are tooth-colored, meaning the filling will blend in more with the surrounding teeth. Composite fillings, once bonded to your tooth, will last for years.
Dr. Do takes the time to make sure your filling is comfortable and secure, allowing you to enjoy your favorite foods with renewed confidence.
Porcelain Crowns & Bridges
Alhambra Dental Plaza uses porcelain crowns and bridges to address a number of issues, including covering large fillings and cracks, filling the gap caused by a missing tooth, and as the final step of the root canal process.
Porcelain crowns are an effective solution for various dental issues, such as covering large fillings, repairing cracks or fractures, and serving as the final step in root canal treatments. These custom-made crowns are designed to fit over the affected tooth, providing strength and protection while preserving its natural appearance.
- Dr. Do and our team will work closely with you to create a crown that perfectly matches the color, shape, and size of your surrounding teeth. This meticulous attention to detail ensures that your porcelain crown blends seamlessly with your smile and provides long-lasting, reliable support.
If you’re missing one or more teeth in a series, a porcelain bridge offers a durable and natural-looking solution to restore your smile. A bridge consists of one or more artificial teeth, called pontics, which are anchored in place by crowns that attach to the teeth adjacent to the gap.
- Our restorative specialists are dedicated to crafting bridges that not only fill the gap left by a missing tooth but also complement the unique characteristics of your smile. By carefully considering factors such as tooth color, size, and alignment, Dr. Do will design a bridge that looks and feels like your natural teeth, giving you the confidence to smile, speak, and eat with ease.
An implant crown is a custom-made restoration that is attached to a dental implant—a small titanium post that is surgically placed in your jawbone. The dental implant serves as an artificial tooth root, providing a strong foundation for the implant crown. Implant crowns are designed to work in conjunction with dental implants, providing a stable and long-lasting solution for missing teeth while preserving the aesthetics and function of your smile.
At Alhambra Dental Plaza, we recognize that home care is essential, but it’s only part of the picture for maintaining a healthy smile. Our personalized, empathetic approach to dentistry helps us create an environment where you can feel relaxed and confident during your visits. If it’s time for your next dental appointment in Sacramento, CA, call us today and experience the difference of truly personalized care with Dr. Do and our dedicated team. We look forward to being your partners in maintaining a lifetime of healthy, beautiful smiles.