General Dentistry Specialist

Del Amo Dental Group

Prosthodontic, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry located in Torrance, CA

If you want to lower your risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath, it’s important you invest in general dentistry. At Del Amo Dental Group in Torrance, California, expert dentist Brian Lee, DMD, offers a comprehensive suite of general dentistry services to people of all ages, from children to adults. Whether you’ve recently moved to the area and want to establish care, or if it’s been a few years since your last dental checkup, schedule an appointment. You can call the office or book online today.

General Dentistry Q&A

What is general dentistry?

General dentistry is a branch of oral health care that provides preventive services, cosmetic dentistry, and restorative treatments. 

General dentists, like Dr. Lee, complete four years of specialized training at an accredited dental school. Additionally, they’re required to participate in continuing education and fulfill the local requirements of the state dental board.  

What services does general dentistry include?

At Del Amo Dental Group, the team offers general dentistry services, such as:

Cleanings and exams

Undergoing a professional cleaning and exam every six months is one of the easiest ways to lower your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. It also presents an opportunity to build a relationship with Dr. Lee and gives you a chance to ask questions or discuss potential concerns.

Inlays and onlays

Inlays and onlays are indirect fillings used to protect your teeth from further damage and repair areas of decay. Prior to applying an inlay or onlay, Dr. Lee sends impressions of your affected tooth (or teeth) to a laboratory. The laboratory creates your indirect restoration and Dr. Lee bonds it in place using dental cement. These types of restorations are ideal for molars and premolars.

Tooth-colored fillings

If you develop a cavity, you might benefit from a tooth-colored filling. A filling restores the function and integrity of your tooth without the need for a more extensive restoration like a crown. At Del Amo Dental Group, Dr. Lee uses tooth-colored fillings. These mimic the color and light-reflecting properties of natural tooth enamel, allowing them to blend in with your smile.

Dentures and partial dentures

If you’ve lost some or all of your permanent teeth as a result of gum disease, tooth decay, extractions, or another health problem, Dr. Lee might recommend dentures. Dentures are false teeth that make it possible to bite and chew comfortably. They’re also removable, which makes them much more affordable than dental implants.

Custom mouthguards

If you snore loudly or grind your teeth at night, you’re also at risk of more serious oral health problems. A custom mouthguard can protect your teeth and gums, allowing you to get a restful and rejuvenating night’s sleep. At Del Amo Dental Group, Dr. Lee also recommends custom mouthguards for active individuals and people who play sports. 

Am I a good candidate for general dentistry?

Anyone who wants to keep their teeth and gums healthy is a good candidate for general dentistry. This is particularly true if you have a history of tooth decay or gum disease. Following an oral exam, Dr. Lee can develop a custom care plan to align with your individual needs.

To schedule your general dentistry appointment at Del Amo Dental Group, call the office or book online today.