Full-Service Complete Health Dentistry with
Dr. Mark Galli
Individuals seeking a full-service dentistry practice in Encinitas are happy to discover Dr. Mark Galli and our remarkable team. We pride ourselves on being a one-stop shop for you and your family’s dental needs, whether they require Complete Health Dentistry, cosmetic or restorative services or a combination of all of them.
Complete Health General Dentistry
Complete Health General Dentistry includes services to detect and prevent oral and systemic health problems and help reverse them in their earliest stages, when they are more manageable with conservative methods.
A Complete Health dental exam looks at more than the mouth. We take your blood pressure, review your medical history and then examine your oral structures. This includes the exterior and underlying tissue of the jaw, the intraoral tissues, teeth, gums, tongue and intraoral structures, the bite and the jaw joint (TMJ). Digital X-rays and other diagnostic tests are used as adjuncts to discern any pathology and diagnose proper treatment.
Professional dental cleanings are the cornerstone to a healthy mouth. Specially trained hygienists use accurate instruments to reach the small areas in the mouth that a toothbrush and floss cannot reach. More importantly, the gums cannot remain clean, healthy and free from inflammation without regular professional dental cleanings.
Gum Disease Treatment
Gums that are red, swollen or bleeding may have developed periodontal disease. It is likely time for a checkup and cleaning. Treatment depends on the stage of the disease and the extent of its damage. It is usually easy to heal with a few visits with the hygienist.
Cosmetic dentistry services are designed to improve the appearance of the teeth, gums and mouth. Options include:
Invisalign “Invisible Orthodontics”
Using a series of clear, plastic aligners, Invisalign gradually guides the teeth into optimal position and alignment. Patients wear multiple sets of sequential aligners to gently move teeth until the optimal result is reached.
Veneers are custom designed thin porcelain facings placed over the front surface of the teeth to perfect their appearance and strength. Veneers conceal imperfections including chips, cracks, stains or spaces. Porcelain veneers can also improve the appearance of abnormally sized or shaped teeth resulting in symmetry, balance and optimal esthetics.
A crown is used to rebuild the outermost surface of a tooth, adding strength and support to a weak or decayed tooth. Crowns used to require two visits, and the patient would have a temporary for two weeks. At Dr. Galli’s office, CEREC crowns are designed and delivered in a single office visit.
Teeth whitening eliminates stains and discoloration and brightens the teeth sometimes up to eight shades. Patients can opt for professional chair-side whitening with Dr. Galli, or be fitted for customized trays to use at home.
Digital technology allows Dr. Galli to show you an improved version of your smile according to your desires: whiter, straighter, or esthetically improved. His team can then explain the process of creating that smile for you and all the steps that smile design would involve.
Restorative dentistry involves restoring, rebuilding or reinforcing a damaged or lost tooth. Options include:
A dental implant replaces a missing tooth in three parts; root, crown and the connector between the two, called the abutment. This eliminates the need to use other teeth as anchors to replace the missing one and the implant and crown are anatomically the most similar to the individual tooth or teeth they replace.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
The process of rebuilding, restoring or replacing multiple teeth and perfecting their position and function is called full mouth reconstruction. Treatment plans are customized for each individual and usually include a unique combination of restorative procedures to achieve the desired outcome.
Sedation dentistry helps patients who would like to be less aware during treatment; some have difficulty getting numb, some want to do more treatment at one time, and some have dental-related anxiety. Dr. Galli administers special oral medications to help patients stay relaxed and comfortable during the appointment.
Learn More about the Available Dental Services
For more information about any of the services mentioned here, please call or email Dr. Galli’s Encinitas dentistry practice today.