Comprehensive Dental Care in Elk Grove 

Our Elk Grove dental team at Meadowbrook Family Dental provides each and every one of our patients with quality comprehensive care that is tailored to their needs. From preventive and restorative work to cosmetic services to get your teeth in tip-top shape, we can help you get the smile you have always dreamed of.

Preventive Care

Preventive Dental Care

Your body’s overall well-being is closely linked to the health of your mouth. Quality preventive care is important to ensuring that your teeth and gums are healthy and not causing your body other health issues, including heart problems. In addition to keeping your body healthy, preventive care provided by your dentist in Elk Grove, Dr. Lau, allows our team to provide you with the most conservative care possible because we are able to diagnose small issues and treat them before they become bigger problems.

 

The last place you want to be when you have a dental emergency is waiting in a cold, sterile hospitable emergency room. Most hospitals do not have the proper equipment to handle dental emergencies. Seldom will you find an ER doctor who is able to properly treat a dental crisis. At Meadowbrook Family Dental, we provide excellent treatment in a comforting, relaxing atmosphere. Your urgent dental situation will be addressed with skill, expertise and compassion.

Routine dental exams and cleanings are recommended approximately every six months. During your appointment, Elk Grove dentist Dr. Lau will visually examine your teeth, gums, cheeks, throat, neck, and jaw for any signs of problems, including early signs of throat or oral cancer. If X-rays are needed, we will take digital images of your teeth and jaw. Finally, one of our dental hygienists will clean and polish your teeth, so you’ll leave our office with a bright, beautiful smile.

  • Dental sealants protect molars and premolars against decay and help keep cavities at bay.

  • Acid caused by plaque and sugars in your mouth can damage the enamel of your teeth. Fluoride treatments help make teeth more resistant to these acids to help protect against decay and damage.

  • If you find yourself regularly waking in the morning with headaches or jaw pain, you could be grinding or clenching your teeth at night. These actions cause wear and tear to teeth, and can eventually cause them to weaken so much that they are easily damaged or broken. Ask our Elk Grove dental team how a custom nightguard can help you stop grinding your teeth, protect your teeth from damage, and allow you to wake up feeling refreshed.

    If you or your teen plays contact sports, we recommend wearing a custom athletic mouthguard. Mouthguards protect your teeth, tongue, jaw, gums, and mouth in general from damage caused by injuries to the face during sports.

Call Meadowbrook Family Dental today to
schedule your preventive appointment.

 

Restorative Care

Sometimes your teeth need a little extra care to get your smile back to its former glory. Dr. Lau, restorative Elk Grove, CA dentist, provides an array of restorative treatments to get you back to smiling again.

  • Do you have a tooth that is cracked or chipped? Perhaps weakening forces like grinding or clenching have damaged your tooth. Or maybe you are completely missing a tooth and need it replaced with a dental implant. A dental crown can help protect a damaged tooth from future wear and tear and restore full function to your tooth.

    If Dr. Lau determines that you are in need of a crown, he will work closely with you to design a restoration that will fit comfortably in your mouth. Once your crown is fabricated, Dr. Lau and our team will place the restoration and make any adjustments needed to give you a natural looking and feeling crown. It will then be bonded to your tooth to restore your smile and protect your tooth.

  • Even though tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body, sometimes it can be damaged. Tooth enamel can be weakened by decay, certain medicines or medical conditions, or it can crack due to injury. Whatever the circumstances, when you have a cracked or damaged tooth, it is important to have it examined and treated right away. The earlier the issue is addressed, the better the chances that the tooth can be saved.

  • If you are missing multiple teeth, a dental bridge can help "bridge" the gap created by the missing teeth. A bridge connects to crowns that are placed on either side of the missing teeth. It contains false teeth in place of your missing teeth, which help restore your smile to its full function.

  • If you are missing most or all of your teeth, dentures can help you smile again. Advancements in techniques and materials have allowed for the creation of dentures that feel more natural and function better than dentures of the past. Let Dr. Lau and the Meadowbrook team help you get back to smiling, talking, laughing, and eating your favorite foods again.

  • Tooth pain isn’t something you should just live with. In fact, it could be caused by an infection that will only get worse as time goes on. If your tooth is infected, Dr. Lau can perform endodontics, or root canal therapy, to remove the infection and protect your tooth from future infection and damage.

    During the procedure, Elk Grove, CA dentist Dr. Lau will clean out the infected pulp of the tooth. Then, he seals and fills the inside of the tooth to keep out future infections. Finally, a crown is placed on top to give the weakened tooth extra strength.

    The term "root canal" may send shivers down your spine, but most of our patients report that the procedure causes little discomfort, and that the pain from the infected tooth is much worse than any discomfort caused by the procedure. If Dr. Lau determines that a root canal is right for you, he will walk you through the procedure and answer your questions, as well as discuss your sedation options with you.

  • There are individuals who have problems with tooth decay and other oral health issues in the face of good oral hygiene. There are times when a tooth may be damaged or injured due to accident or trauma of some sort. Sometimes root canal therapy cannot save a tooth and it will end up being extracted. At Meadowbrook Family Dental, we do everything we can to help ensure our patients keep their natural teeth. However, when a tooth extraction is the only route left, you could not ask to be in better hands.

  • Wisdom teeth are a third set of molars that typically erupt in a person’s late teen or early adult years. Often, there is not enough room in the mouth for the teeth to erupt properly, causing them to come in crooked, to shift surrounding teeth, or to not erupt fully, causing an abscess.

    To preventive problems caused by improperly erupted wisdom teeth, Dr. Lau can extract wisdom teeth. After taking digital X-rays to see your wisdom teeth, Dr. Lau will determine the best course of action and discuss extraction with you. He will also let you know what sedation methods are available for you during the procedure to help keep you comfortable.

  • If, during your exam, we detect signs of decay, we may recommend a filling. A dental filling involves preparing the tooth by removing the decay, and then placing either amalgam (silver) or composite (tooth-colored) material in place of the removed tissue to keep future decay out, although we only place composite (tooth-colored) fillings at our office. Fillings are quick and easy, and are a conservative way to protect your teeth against more serious problems that decay can cause.

  • Misaligned teeth can cause dental problems by creating food traps where food debris can build up over time. These areas can be difficult to clean and if left untreated can lead to dental decay as well as gum disease. Straightening out the teeth will eliminate these problems. Preparation for orthodontic treatment can and should start early in your child's life.

  • Dental implants provide a permanent tooth replacement that replicates your natural teeth in appearance, feel and function. Getting dental implants is a multi-step process that requires careful precision from a qualified and talented dentist. At Meadowbrook Family Dentistry, we proudly offer excellence in complete implant dentistry, which means we can perform your dental implants from start to finish!

Contact our Elk Grove dental office today to schedule an appointment.

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