Preventive & General Dentistry
Showing the importance of preventative care in Chula Vista general dentistry.
Promoting Healthy Teeth & Gums
The whole family is in good hands with our expert dentists, Drs. Miguel and Jaime Estrella.
At our office, we always emphasize the importance healthy teeth and gums bring to a happy life. Through preventive dentistry, our pair of skilled and experienced dentists is able to keep your smile functioning and looking healthy.
Through our range of family dental options, we are able to care for all in our community, no matter the obstacles that have previously stood in the way. We always have your best interests at heart and genuinely care about your needs.
Dr. Miguel and Dr. Jaime Estrella take pride in being able to provide modern family dentistry to all people in their community. Using the latest technology and advanced techniques, they can help your family achieve healthy teeth and gums – the foundation for oral health.
Complete Expert Care, All Under One Roof
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To keep your teeth and gums healthy, Drs. Estrella suggests regular six-month dental exams. Each exam will allow your Chula Vista dentists to assess your oral health and provide suggestions on how to improve it. Using an Intraoral camera, we will show you what is happening in your mouth and identify any area that needs addressing.
If necessary, you will undergo a set of digital x-rays to get a full picture of your teeth and gums. After the exam, Dr. Miguel or Dr. Jaime Estrella will discuss your needs and piece together a custom treatment plan.
Regular cleanings from our talented dental hygienists are essential to keep your gums and teeth healthy. Despite a solid hygiene routine, food and debris can still become trapped in your teeth and cause plaque to form.
Your hygienist will examine your teeth and gum line and then remove any plaque or decay. During the process, she will educate you on the best brushing and flossing techniques, so you can maintain a good smile all year round.
Oral Cancer Screening
Using the VizLite system, your fully trained dentist can screen for common oral cancers. This advanced technology, allows us to inspect your entire mouth and throat for any lesions, which could lead to cancer. Using a fluorescent light, we spend just 5-minutes spotting abnormal changes or anything of concern.
We recommend having an oral cancer screening one or twice a year, or whenever you see something in your mouth you are worried about. Early detection and diagnosis have led to survival rates of 80-90% in those who have oral cancer.
Periodontal (gum) disease affects millions of Americans and can lead to complications impacting your entire well being. Over time, plaque and decay can build up on your gum line and cause your gums to become infected, inflamed, and sore.
At Estrella Dental, we are committed to keeping your gums healthy as this helps promote a healthy body. If your periodontal disease is minimal then we offer professional cleanings to help reduce inflammation and restore health. However, if it is more advanced we provide Arestin, an effective anti-biotic, which painlessly kills the bacteria that cause gum disease.
At times your teeth may be too damaged to save or you maybe feel your wisdom teeth erupting. In these instances, your experienced dentist in Chula Vista may suggest extracting the tooth. But there is no need to worry! This procedure can be performed in our office and without discomfort.
We handle your extractions comfortably with sedation dentistry and can replace the extracted tooth with dental implants or a bridge.
Although we love Dentistry, we know that not everything enjoys visiting the dentist. With this in mind, we are proud to offer sedation dentistry in the form of oral sedation. This small pill is to be taken one-hour before your dental visit, it will make you feel relaxed and reduce any anxiety you feel.
While using oral sedation, you will be able to respond to questions but will mostly sleep through your visit. This makes sedation dentistry ideal for those with dental anxiety and those who want to get all their treatment done in one visit.
‘‘The entire team, from the front desk to the assistants and dentist, has been so kind and professional. My fillings were quick and pain-free. I feel very at ease and love that the dentist explains everything to me in detail so I have no surprises. He even took me on a tour of the facility which was refreshing and confirmed how clean and state of the art the facility is.’’
Jennifer R. (Actual Estrella Patient)