General Dentistry

Dentistry is defined as the evaluation, diagnosis, prevention and/or treatment of diseases, disorders and/or conditions of the oral cavity, maxillofacial area and/or the adjacent and associated structures and their impact on the human body.

Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing

Root planing and scaling cleans between the gums and the teeth down to the roots. Your dentist may need to use a local anesthetic to numb your gums and the roots of your teeth for this quick procedure.

Root Canals

What is a Root Canal? What happens during a root canal treatment? Learn more about this quick, comfortable procedure that can relieve your pain and save your natural tooth.

There’s no need to be worried if your dentist or endodontist prescribes a root canal procedure to treat a damaged or diseased tooth. Millions of teeth are treated and saved this way each year, relieving pain and making teeth healthy again.

Inside your tooth, beneath the white enamel and a hard layer called dentin, is a soft tissue called pulp. This tissue contains blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue, which help grow the root of your tooth during its development. A fully developed tooth can survive without the pulp because the tooth continues to be nourished by the tissues surrounding it.

Saving the natural tooth with root canal treatment has many advantages:
Efficient chewing
Normal biting force and sensation
Natural appearance
Protection from excessive wear or strain

Modern Dentistry is able to restore teeth with tooth-colored materials that provide the natural appearance of the existing tooth.

The light-curing composite material that the tooth is filled with comes in varying shades to match the actual tooth. In cases that the cavity is too deep, there might be an extra layer needed called a liner.

A liner is a layer that is applied to the tooth underneath the filling to protect the tooth from sensitivity.

The benefits of composite bonding include:
Cosmetic restoration
Treatment of decayed teeth (cavities)
Restoration of tooth structure
Reparation of chipped or cracked teeth
No risk of mercury or toxication
Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays are a great way to crown a tooth without touching extra structure of the partial healthy tooth.

When the tooth is too damaged to support a filling and crowning the tooth might be too extreme since a part of the tooth is still healthy, then an onlay or inlay is the best treatment.

A liner is a layer that is applied to the tooth underneath the filling to protect the tooth from sensitivity.

Inlays and onlays are basically the same kinds of restoration but they cover different surfaces of the tooth.

Onlays are made also for aesthetic reasons because they match perfectly to the natural tooth color and anatomy.


When one of your teeth is lost that displays at the time of smiling, it can be sensitively traumatic.

Though, various advanced technologies have been developed that are able to make replacement of the teeth which looks and feels like the real one.

About Dental Bridge

It stands for false teeth known as pontic that are fused between two porcelain crowns to fill in the space left by missing teeth. A fixed bridge is said when the two crowns grasping in place that is linked to the teeth on each side of the false tooth. It is used to replace one or more absent teeth.

They can’t be taken out of the mouth as you might perform with partial dentures. Bridges are able to diminish the risk of gum disease and helpful in correcting some bite issues. It is also helpful in improving speech. Bridges need a commitment to serious oral hygiene but will last as many years.

Porcelain Fused to Metal Crowns (PFM)

A porcelain-fused-to-metal dental crown has a metal base that is fused with a thin layer of porcelain.

The crown is matched to the natural anatomy of the tooth and the color of the adjacent teeth.

A porcelain crown procedure consists of two visits. On the first visit, the tooth is prepared for a mold that is sent to the laboratory and a temporary aesthetic crown is created.

On the second visit, the crown is cemented.

Zirconia Crowns

Zirconia crowns are made of Zirconia ceramic stone that is known for its strength and its compatibility with the human body.

Zirconia crowns do not trigger allergic reactions. The crown is light and comfortable because it is made of a solid material.

Zirconia crowns are also admired for their aesthetic reasons.

The translucent Zirconia crowns made of whitish stone are very hard to differ from natural teeth.

They are admired for their:
Minimal preparation
Oral Surgery

Procedures That Require Oral Surgery

Oral surgery is required for dental procedures such as wisdom tooth removal, traditional and same day dental implants, and treatment of severe periodontal disease.

If wisdom teeth are severely impacted, dentists may need to make an incision in a patient’s gums to properly extract them. Dental implants are by nature an invasive procedure because they are surgically installed into your jawbone. The worst cases of periodontal or gum disease may require dentists to make a cut in your gums and lift a flap of gum tissue so they can remove diseased tissue, along with bacteria and tartar that has built up in the gums.

Your Comfort is Our Priority

Oral surgery can be an uncomfortable and intimidating procedure, but rest assured we will do everything we can to ensure your treatment is as comfortable and painless as possible.

We are part of the group of dentists open on Saturdays in Glendale, CA, so we can accommodate you on six out of the seven days of the week.

Furthermore, we understand that oral surgery can be a costly procedure, so you’ll want the best health insurance options.

That’s why we’ve joined the network of dentists that accepts PPO insurance.

ELITE DENTAL GROUP, 1249 W. Glenoaks Blvd Glendale, CA 91201
Post Address: 1249 W. Glenoaks Blvd Glendale, CA 91201
Office Hours:
  • Monday-Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sunday: closed