Procedures

We adhere to the highest standard of sterility, and are in compliance with all regulations currently in effect. We invite you to inquire about and inspect our sterilization process.

Preventive care

Our preventive services include:

Restorative and Cosmetic Services

To restore a patient’s mouth to a healthy, attractive, and functional condition, Dr. Dobee uses state-of-the-art techniques along with the strongest, longest-lasting, most natural-looking materials. Our restorative services include:

We also do most types of extractions in-house thereby reducing the need to send you to a specialist

Dental Hygiene & Cleaning

From routine cleanings and checkups, to more in-depth gum care treatments, we’re equipped to help you obtain and maintain a healthy smile. Not only do we spend all the time necessary to instruct you regarding the most optimal home hygiene methods, but we also help you understand and prevent gum disease.

If your gums do need extra care, we offer the latest in soft tissue (gum) management. Plus, we meticulously monitor any and all changes in your gum health. We’ve observed exceptional results with our non-surgical treatments, including the latest Ultrasonic methods and a wide variety of irrigants.

Regular Checkups and Oral Cancer Screening

Regular dental check-ups are the best way to make sure your gums and teeth stay healthy. The check-up allows us to diagnose any problems, and to take preventive action to stop problems before they develop.

We are trained to look for anything unusual in your mouth, throat and neck, including the oral manifestations of diseases, oral cancer, infections, early signs of gum disease, eroded fillings and dental decay.

We understand the treatment alternatives available to you, and can help you make informed decisions about your dental care.

Sealants

A sealant is a plastic material that is usually applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth—premolars and molars. This plastic resin bonds into the depressions and grooves (pits and fissures) of the chewing surfaces of back teeth. The sealant acts as a barrier, protecting enamel from plaque and acids.


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In Office Non-Surgical Periodontal Services (Gum Care)

Periodontal disease (gum disease) if left untreated can cause tooth loss. The bacteria causing periodontal disease has shown to increase the risk of developing heart disease and has been connected with a higher risk of premature birth in pregnant woman.

At the early stages gum disease may present as ‘gingivitis’ where the gums are inflamed and may bleed. Periodontal disease is both preventable and treatable. At every check up appointment you are screened for periodontal disease. We’ve observed exceptional results with our non- surgical treatments, including the latest ultrasonic methods and a wide variety or irrigants.

Night guards to protect against Bruxism & TMJ

“Bruxism” means grinding and/or clenching of teeth. It is considered a nonfunctional habit of the jaw that can occur while awake or asleep. Grinding your teeth while asleep is more of a problem since most people will grind their teeth much harder than they ever would while awake. Such “Nocturnal Bruxism” is a very common sleep behavior that a many people will experience at some time in their lives. It often is more evident during times of personal stress.

A night guard is a thin piece of hard plastic made from impressions of your teeth placed on the upper or lower teeth. The nightguard is hard enough to be durable, but since it is softer than teeth it will protect them from wear. When the nightguard is tried in, it is adjusted to fit your bite evenly and smoothly.

Often night time bruxism is accompanied by pain in the jaw joint and/or muscles. A nightguard is one of the most important steps in relieving this problem, known as TMD (temporomandibular disorder). Even if no pain is present, wearing a nightguard may aid in preventing the development of this painful problem, and protect the jaw joints from excessive pressure that may lead to damage in them.

Bad Breath Treatment

Bad breath can be caused by various factors. Brushing, flossing and mouthwash will only mask the odors temporarily. If you don’t brush and floss daily, particles of food remain in the mouth, collecting bacteria, which can cause bad breath. Food that collects between the teeth, on the tongue and around the gums can rot, leaving an unpleasant odor. At your cleaning appointment we can remove all the particles. Bad breath can also be caused by dry mouth (xerostomia). Dry mouth may be caused by various medications, salivary gland problems or continuously breathing through the mouth. If you suffer from dry mouth Dr Dobee may prescribe you products that may help you. Bad breath may also be the sign of a medical disorder if Dr Dobee determines that your mouth is healthy, you may be referred to your family doctor or a specialist to determine the cause of bad breath. Some medications may play a role in creating mouth odors.

Mouthwashes are generally cosmetic and do not have a long-lasting effect on bad breath. If you need extra help in controlling plaque, we may recommend using a special antimicrobial mouth rinse.

Sport Mouthguards

Mouth guards are coverings worn over teeth, and often used to protect teeth from injury during sports. An effective mouth guard should be comfortable, resist tears, be durable and easy to clean, and should not restrict your breathing or speech. Mouth guards should be used by anyone – both children and adults – who play contact sports such as football, boxing, soccer, ice hockey, basketball, lacrosse, and field hockey. However, even those participating in non-contact sports (for example, gymnastics) and any recreational activity (for example, skateboarding, mountain biking).

Fluoride Treatments

Important for adults as well as children, especially if you only drink bottled water which contains no fluoride.

Filings

  • Tooth-Colored Fillings – Tooth-colored (composite) fillings can preserve the natural look of your smile. They match the tooth perfectly, and are minimally invasive – meaning less tooth structure is removed.

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Veneers

Veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. When bonded to the teeth, the ultra-thin veneers are virtually undetectable. The latest forms of veneers called lumineers are contact lens thin so hardly require removal of any tooth structure. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility. They’ll correct chips, stains and other confidence-building results in as little as two visits.

Placing custom veneers requires a high degree of technical skill as well as attention to cosmetic detail. Dr. Dobee places veneers routinely, and designs each case individually to match and enhance the characteristics of each patient’s smile.

With proper care, porcelain veneers will brighten your smile for well over a decade. Dr. Dobee will ensure that your veneers are crafted from the highest quality materials and are bonded with the most advanced and proven materials available. Check out our smile gallery.

Crowns

As we age, many of us find ourselves with teeth that are no longer structurally sound. Root canals, lost fillings, decay below a filling, chipping and cracking of the enamel are all things that can lead to large scale defects in a tooth’s surface. When the entire surface of the tooth is a problem, but the root system is intact, a crown might be just what the dentist orders.


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Bridges

Bridges are tooth replacements that are used to replace one or more missing teeth. ‘Fixed bridges’ and ‘Bonded bridges’ are the two most common kinds.


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Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy is treatment for a “dead” or dying pulp within a tooth. The causes of pulp (nerves and blood vessels that keep the tooth alive found deep within the tooth) death are numerous. The most common reason a tooth dies is a cavity forming a deep hole that allows the bacteria found in the mouth to infect the pulp. Other causes for pulp death include tooth fracture or cracks and night time tooth grinding. Once the pulp becomes infected, it often dies and bacteria takes over the pulp chamber and canals. By-products of the bacteria can form a swelling near the root ends of the tooth that can drain and form what some call a “gum boil” or abcess.

Dentures and Partial Dentures

Advancements in technology have improved the natural beauty, comfort, durability of dentures.

It’s amazing how much whiter, and sometimes even bigger, new teeth can make a huge difference in the way you look. Old dentures and their teeth wear down. This can shorten the dimensions of your face. As a result, you look older and more wrinkled. However, by increasing the dimension between your upper and lower jaw with our new dentures, we can make you look and feel years younger.

When a person has lost some but not all of their teeth, a partial denture may be the desired treatment choice. In this situation, partial dentures can provide a simple and attractive way to replace missing teeth.

Partial dentures are created from an impression of your teeth and gum which ensures a synonymous fit with the rest of your mouth. These appliances are designed to fill in the empty spaces, and to ensure an attractive, gap-free smile. Teeth are selected to match your remaining teeth and complement your individual appearance. Special care is taken to match the size, shape, and color to that of your natural teeth. The result is a seamless replacement that can blend in with your natural teeth.

Retained by small clasps that engage the teeth, the denture will secure itself in your mouth. In the right situation, if properly designed and constructed, your partial denture will be both comfortable to wear and will function in accord with your remaining natural teeth.

Partial dentures will also help to maintain the spacing of your natural teeth. When teeth are lost or removed, the remaining teeth will often shift to eventually fill the gap created by the lost tooth. This change in teeth spacing can affect the way you bite.

Teeth Whitening

Discolorations can be caused by staining, aging, or chemical damage to teeth.

Having a beautiful brighter smile may be even easier than you think. Many people achieve the look they’ve been dreaming of with our simple “bleaching” procedures. It’s safe, quick, and inexpensive.

Using the latest in whitening technology, we can offer a safe method for creating that beautiful “brilliant” smile you’ve always wanted. We offer take home whitening trays and also offer the revolutionary ‘Zoom’ one hour tooth whitening procedure as seen on the hit TV show “Extreme Makeover”


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In just over one hour your teeth will be dramatically whiter. It’s a safe and effective method of whitening.

Bonding

Dental bonding is a special resin composite that adheres to your teeth and becomes as hard as your own enamel. Bonding can solve many cosmetic problems at an affordable price. Stained, gapped, chipped or mis-aligned teeth can be bonded to give you a reshaped smile,usually in one office visit. The color of the bonding material must match your other teeth so that it appears natural. This may require getting your other teeth to a pleasing color first, through bleaching or other services. Although bonding is not a permanent solution, depending on your oral habits it can last up to 10 years or more before requiring a new treatment.


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Invisalign

Invisalign is the invisible way to straighten your teeth without wearing conventional metal braces. Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable custom-made aligners to move your teeth. Because you remove your aligners before you eat and drink, there are no food restrictions or problems with flossing or brushing. This technology is also more comfortable, avoiding the mouth abrasions that can be caused by the metal and wires of conventional braces. And this technology is also more convenient, since you are likely to spend less time in our office getting adjustments.

Once Dr. Dobee develops a custom prescription for your mouth, Invisalign uses 3-D computer imaging technology to design the complete treatment plan. This 3-D imaging allows you to preview the final positioning of your teeth before you even start treatment. Each aligner moves teeth incrementally and is worn for about 2 weeks. Typically, you will visit us once every 6 weeks for progress reports. Not every situation can be treated with Invisalign, so call or e-mail us for a free evaluation to see if you can be helped with this new technology.

Tooth reshaping and contouring

Tooth reshaping, or contouring, is one of few instant treatments now available in cosmetic dentistry. Dental reshaping and contouring is a procedure to correct crooked teeth, chipped teeth, cracked teeth or even overlapping teeth in just one session.

The dental contouring procedure can even be a substitute for braces under certain circumstances. It is also a procedure of subtle changes. A few millimeters of reduction and a few millimeters of tooth-colored laminate can create a beautiful smile when performed by a cosmetic dentist, with no discomfort to you. Tooth reshaping, or dental contouring, is commonly used to alter the length, shape or position of your teeth.

Crown Lengthening

In many cases of dental decay, tooth fracture, or even where an individual has “short” teeth, a crown lengthening procedure will allow us to properly construct an esthetic and functional crown, bridge, or restoration.

Crown lengthening is a simple surgical procedure in which Dr. Dobee adjusts the position of the gum around the affected tooth, thereby providing a more solid tooth on which to anchor the restoration of choice. A functional crown lengthening will help you regain a beautiful smile and allow you to eat and speak with comfort and confidence.


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Implants

Dental implants aid in replacing a single tooth, several teeth or even all your teeth. The implant is placed surgically in the jaw. Dr Dobee works closely with the oral surgeons and periodontal specialist to place implants.

Contact Us
Mail: Dr. Sheila Dobee
4541 Mattos Dr.
Fremont CA 94536
Ph: (510) 793-8515
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