General Dentistry

general dentist Costa MesaWith the support and expertise of our fully certified dental team, you can be confident that you will never face an oral health issue alone. Whether you are dealing with a current dental issue, a developing oral health problem, or you hope to prevent a future dental problem, you can trust our highly qualified team to guide you in the right direction.

How Can We Serve Your General Dental Needs?

As a general dentist, Dr. Durisin provides a host of dental services which are aimed at improving and maintaining your general oral health and your periodontal health. With our extensive training and education in all aspects of dentistry, we are capable of providing a broad range of dental procedures and services for you and for your entire family.

Our Emphasis on Prevention

We believe that a strong preventative strategy lies at the core of your oral health plan. In accordance with the American Dental Association (ADA) we recommend routine checkups and dental hygiene cleanings at least twice each year. If you are challenged by periodontal disease, receding gums, or other chronic dental conditions, we are prepared to provide you with a more customized oral maintenance schedule.

By emphasizing preventative care, we can help you to avoid more costly or complicated oral health conditions in the future.

The Modern Look of Dental Fillings

Often times, a simple filling can play a major role in preserving your oral health. Fillings may be used to restore teeth that have been compromised due to a defect, an injury, or an area of tooth decay. To strengthen your teeth while also maintaining a beautifully natural appearance, we offer tooth-colored composite fillings which can be placed in both the front and the back teeth.

Tooth-colored composite fillings are the preferred restorative solution for new cavities as well as the replacement of aging silver fillings.

A Comprehensive Approach to your General Dental Needs

We look forward to working with you in developing a customized oral health strategy.  By incorporating a complete dental examination, a routine cleaning or periodontal therapy, X-rays  and other diagnostic tools, and restorative procedures, we can help you to maintain superb oral heal for the rest of your life.

To get started, simply contact us today to schedule your next appointment.

Common Questions

Many patients believe that if they’re brushing and flossing every day, they don’t need to check in with a dentist periodically unless a problem develops. However, by the time you’re experiencing symptoms like discomfort or bleeding, the problem is already fairly advanced. When a dentist monitors your teeth and gums every six months, it’s easier to identify cavities, gum disease or other conditions that can affect your oral health in their earliest stages, before they can do much damage and when the treatment is less invasive.

You should be brushing your teeth twice a day, for about two minutes each time. One of these twice-daily brushing sessions should be accompanied by flossing. A regular oral hygiene routine like this will help to keep your smile beautiful and healthy.

You can contact our office 24 hours a day in cases of dental emergency, but when the issue is taking place after regular business hours, you may need to address the problem temporarily until you can be seen in the office. For example, a dislodged tooth can be rinsed off and gently inserted back into the socket, if possible, or stored in a container of milk until you can get to our office.

We recommend that patients have a professional dental cleaning, and we provide this service at the same time as the routine dental exam for your convenience. Semi-annual cleanings help to remove any accumulation of plaque and/or tartar that you may have developed even if you’re brushing and flossing as recommended. Furthermore, the dental hygienist can reach areas of your smile that may be inaccessible to you and remove calculus from those areas as well, further reducing your risk of issues like tooth decay and gum disease.

Tooth-colored fillings are made of composite resin materials that match the shade of biological teeth, unlike old amalgam (metal) fillings, which stand out from the teeth. Furthermore, some people feel that composite fillings are safer than amalgam ones because the amalgam contains mercury. We are able to place composite fillings as new restorations or remove old unsightly amalgam fillings and upgrade to tooth-colored ones, depending on the patient’s needs.