Shawn O'Berry DDS 

General Dentist   
33493 Del Obispo St, Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 496-6413

Biomimetic Dentistry

General Dentistry

Every aspect of our services are focused on what you, as the patient, want for your teeth.  This includes General Dentistry.  General Dentistry is the practice of Dentistry that is oriented toward the prevention of disease.  By placing a strong emphasis on oral health and hygiene, General Dentistry helps people avoid the progression of oral diseases.  If left untreated, oral diseases can eventually result in pain, more costly and complex treatment, and lost time at work, school, or play.


  "An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure."


In addition to focusing on prevention, some dentistry is better than others. The quest for better dentistry has evolved into what is called Biomimetic Dentistry.  Biomimetic dentistry is the art and science of restoring damaged teeth with restorations that mimic natural teeth in appearance, function and strength.  By doing dentistry this way, all of the healthy tooth structure is saved.  Only the damaged portion of the tooth is removed.  This means less drilling.  This also means a greater prognosis for keeping your natural tooth longer, with less chance of more invasive and costly procedures in the future.  Dr O'Berry is currently one of very few dentists in Southern California who is certified by the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry as an expert in restoring teeth this way. 


Not all dentist are created equal.  Not all dentists do dentistry the same. It does make a difference where you go to have your dentistry done.

 

 We want to help you get the dentistry you deserve.

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Procedures

 

Exam

Dental Examination

Regular Dental Examinations are an important part of preventative health care.  A Dental Examination is where the Dentist inspects your head, neck, face, and mouth for abnormalities and evaluates your risk of developing oral diseases.  These include cavities, gum disease, infections (bacterial, fungal or viral), muscle and jaw joint disorders and even cancer. 

X-Rays

Dental Radiographs

X-Rays are a way of seeing things that are going on in your mouth that the normal eye can not detect.  These include cavities in-between teeth and under fillings.  They also aid in detecting changes in bone structure that can can happen from things such as infections, gum disease and some types of tumors.

Professional Cleaning

Prophylactic Cleaning of the Teeth

Professional tooth cleaning and polishing involves removing plaque off of teeth with the intention of preventing cavities, gingivitis and periodontal disease.  Tartar or calculus as well as some stains are also removed from the teeth leaving the teeth smoother and easier to routinely clean at home.  After the teeth are polished they are whiter and give you the feeling of having a fresh, clean mouth. 

Superior Restorations

Tooth conserving Dentistry that mimics your natural tooth

Fillings and crowns are a ways of restoring teeth.  Modern techniques and materials allow us to restore a tooth by removing the damaged part of the tooth and rebuilding the tooth so that it looks, feels and acts like the tooth did before it became damaged.  It leaves the tooth looking good, feeling great, and lasting a long time.  

Replace Missing Teeth

There is life after a visit from the tooth fairy

Losing a tooth does more than just put a hole in your smile.  And just sticking something in its place does not get you back to where you started from.  Thankfully there are great alternatives to having a missing tooth.  Dental implants and bridges are solutions that do not come in and out.   Partial and complete dentures do come in and out and can be attached to dental implants for better retention and improved comfort.  Let us know what you want and we can help you get it.

Bite Correction and Jaw Problems

Getting the upper teeth to match up with the lower teeth where the jaw joint is most stable

Having an imbalanced bite is probably the number one undiagnosed or misdiagnosed problem in dentistry today.  It also the number one cause of over half of the ten most common tooth problems.  Keeping the teeth clean only prevents cavities and gum disease.  Correcting the bite prevents teeth from cracking, chipping, fracturing, abfracting, wearing down, and moving.  An uncorrected bite can also lead to fatigue, facial pain, jaw pain, and head aches.  By correcting the bite we can reverse these adverse affects.