Rice Dentistry is a full-service dental care practice in Irvine, California that can help you with all your dental care needs. Below is a summary of many of our most commonly-requested procedures and links to more information about them, but if you have specific questions, please call (949) 551-5902 or email us today. We will respond promptly with answers to your questions and can schedule an appointment if you want.
Dental implants are an advanced option for replacing a missing tooth or teeth. Like your natural teeth, they are anchored firmly in your bone, which means they look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth. Also see Questions about Implant Dentistry to learn more.
We offer new denture technology that not only fit and function better than traditional dentures, they help restore your face to a more youthful appearance. Using advanced technology that takes into account the functioning of your muscles, nerves, gums, and jaw, these dentures provide a secure, comfortable fit and look great.
Porcelain veneers are probably the most versatile treatment in cosmetic dentistry. They can conceal discoloration, straighten your smile, close gaps, correct chips, and reshape damaged, worn, or poorly formed teeth. BioClear Veneers even get rid of the black triangles between your teeth. You can also learn more about them on Questions about Dental Veneers.
Dental crowns and bridges are great restorations to protect damaged teeth or replace lost teeth. We use advanced ceramic material that looks like your natural teeth, but lasts for decades. Also learn about tooth-colored filling options dental inlays and onlays that use the same advanced ceramic.
If your natural teeth or your older restorations no longer look as good as they once did, full mouth rejuvenation can help. We can replace worn or poorly placed restorations for greater comfort and function as well as a more attractive appearance.
Is your mouth suffering from advanced decay? Have you lost one or more teeth and have several others that are seriously damaged. Don’t give up hope for a beautiful smile—reconstructive dentistry can restore the health and attractiveness of your smile.
If you’ve always been afraid of the dentist, have a strong gag reflex, or just have trouble sitting still for dental procedures, sedation dentistry can help. It relaxes you and helps you get a more comfortable dental treatment experience.
Invisalign is orthodontics for the computer age. Instead of metal wires and brackets, Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners in a precise computer-controlled sequence to straighten your teeth invisibly. Best of all, there are no special cleaning requirements and no diet restrictions. You can also learn more technical information here: Questions about Clear Braces.
6 Month Smiles is ideal for people that want to treat the visible portion of their smile in a short amount of time. This method of orthodontic braces work to align your crooked front teeth, which are typically the teeth that most people care about aligning. This focused approach to orthodontic treatment allows for much speedier results that are easier and cost you less in the end.
Teeth whitening can turn back the clock on your smile, taking away years of stains to give you a more youthful, attractive smile. You will also learn what treatments can help if your teeth are too deeply stained to get good results with teeth whitening.
TMJ treatment helps when the joints that connect your jaw to your skull are out of harmony with your muscles, bones, and teeth. This imbalance can lead to a poor bite, muscle tension, pinched nerves, and more. TMJ treatment can reduce or eliminate jaw pain and headaches (even migraines).
Preventative dental care is the best way to protect your teeth and your dental restorations. Invest minutes and pennies today to save hours and dollars tomorrow, not to mention increased the increased comfort and confidence that comes with maintaining your smile.
Gum treatment, also called periodontal treatment can reverse the progress of periodontal disease. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss and bone loss, and has been associated with increased risk of serious health conditions like heart disease.
Sleep apnea is a potentially deadly condition that can lead to increased risk of heart attack, stroke, mood disorders, and serious car accidents. It occurs when your airway closes at night, cutting off your air supply and you waken briefly to restore breathing, though you may not know it. It is closely related to snoring, and we offer snoring treatment as well.
If you are in need of a second opinion on a diagnosis you have received from another dentist you can give Dr. Scott Rice at Rice Dentistry a call. Dr. Rice is highly experienced in providing second opinions that can help you commit to and understand a prescribed course of treatment or provide you with a differing option.
While traditional braces are the oldest of today’s orthodontic treatments, they still stand the test of time. If you feel your teeth need a more powerful approach to be straightened, this is the solution for you.
A root canal removes infection from your teeth and restores them to function, bringing back comfort. As intimidating as a root canal sounds, they don’t cause pain for your teeth when the procedure is performed. They relieve pain.