Central Coast Dentist

Dental Procedures

“Whether your dental needs are a complete exam and cleaning, a full-mouth restoration, or anything in between, we promise to provide you with exceptional care as we enhance the natural beauty of your smile – with a gentle touch and stunning results.”     – Dr. Hamlet Karapetian

Preventive Dentistry

Preventive Dentistry is the widespread practice of caring for teeth and gums and maintaining healthy oral hygiene. At Friendly Smiles Dental, we continuously encourage our patients to develop good oral hygiene habits, such as brushing their teeth at least twice daily and flossing after every meal. This simple yet effective practice promotes good oral health, lowers the risk of developing cavities and gum disease, and is key to having a beautiful smile.

Like many other health conditions, early detection of oral disease is crucial to overall health and well-being. Regular dental visits, which include preventative care such as dental exams, x-rays, and cleanings, can help with the early detection and treatment of tooth decay, gingivitis, enamel wear, and other more serious dental problems. Since prevention is considered a necessary step toward avoiding costly dental problems, preventive visits are usually covered 100% or with a small co-payment by most dental plans.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Unlike general dentistry which focuses on treating oral health issues, cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance of teeth, gums, and mouth.  Historically, cosmetic dentistry procedures have been necessary to restore teeth damaged due to an accident or serious dental health issue. But in the recent past, we’ve come to realize that having a healthy, bright, and beautiful smile not only enhances the appearance but also boosts confidence.

At Friendly Smiles Dental, we can restore the natural appearance and shape of your teeth, or enhance them to allow for the bright and beautiful confident smile you’ve always wanted and thanks to the many advances in modern cosmetic dentistry, we’re able to improve the appearance of teeth and smiles with quick, painless and affordable treatments.

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Oral Surgery

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons are specialists with advanced training and expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of various head and neck conditions and injuries.

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Through improved techniques and modern technology, we are now able to offer more options for restoring a tooth back to its normal shape, appearance and function.

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Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry specializing in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of jaw, face and bite irregularities (malocclusions). Orthodontic treatment is provided by an oral health care provider known as an Orthodontist, who has typically completed two to three years of additional training beyond dental school.

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The term “periodontics” refers to the dental specialty that pertains to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease that affects the gums and jawbone. The gum tissues serve to surround and support the teeth and the underlying jawbone anchors teeth firmly in place. Periodontists have completed several years of extra dental training and are concerned with maintaining the function, health and aesthetics of the jawbone and tissues.

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