Our Services

Creating Beautiful Smiles

Dr. Lane uses the latest techniques to create and maintain beautiful and healthy smiles. We are pleased to offer our patients the following services in a friendly and comfortable environment.

Cosmetic Dentistry
The first thing most people notice about you is your smile.  We offer a variety of advanced techniques to create the smile of your dreams.  We offer Conservative Refurbishing or a Complete Makeover.  Call us today to learn how how we can give you the smile you deserve.

  • Teeth Whitening
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Crowns
  • Bridges
  • White Fillings
  • Bonding

Bleaching - Teeth Whitening
Whitening is one of the simplest and least expensive techniques and it can give you a brilliant smile youíll be proud of. Our custom made whitening kits to use at home are comfortable, easy to use, and deliver a great result. For those who want a faster start, we offer Zoom whitening, the in- office process that whitens your teeth in about an hour. For teeth with dark stubborn stains we offer Deep Bleaching which is a combination of both in-office and at-home techniques.

Veneers
Porcelain veneers are top line in cosmetic dentistry.  If your teeth are chipped, broken, or discolored, porcelain veneers are a great way to change the color and shape of your teeth.  A porcelain veneer is a covering over the tooth that gives natural color and bridges small gaps.  Veneers can be a great alternative to braces for slight orthodontic problems and provide a beautiful smile in a short amount of time. The results are simply gorgeous!

Bonding
Dental bonding can produce amazing improvements by fixing chips in your teeth.  Bonding is covering the front surface of teeth with durable plastic to either change the tooth's color or shape, or the rebuild broken teeth.  Bonding is similar to veneers, but not as strong, but it is a low-cost way to improve your smile.  Bonding is great for children who have chipped front teeth and for adults who need an alternative for veneers and understand the limitations.

Metal Free Crowns
Crowns, or caps, are used to restore broken or cracked teeth. The new metal-free crowns eliminate the ugly black line you may have seen next to the gumline on older crowns.

Custom Dentures
Even if you have lost your teeth we can help you get the smile you want with our beautiful custom designed dentures. Dental manufacturers are now making denture teeth in modern white shades.  While we wish no one would ever need dentures, sometimes they are the most reasonable option.  In the past wearing dentures was the only form of dentistry available to improve a personís smile. When they are indicated we take the time necessary to create attractive, well fitting dentures. They canít beat a set of your own teeth when they are healthy and straight, but when natural teeth canít be restored dentures look great and chew well.

If a person has lost too much of their jawbone to steady their dentures, implants can be placed. The dentures are attached to the implants to hold them firmly in place. If you have this problem, call us for a consultation appointment.

Tooth Colored Fillings
Inlays and Onlays are tooth-colored restorations that are used in place of silver fillings on the chewing surfaces of back teeth.  This approach has become very popular because silver (mercury) fillings are not safe and are less attractive.

 

Implants Restoration
Implants are an increasingly popular alternative to dentures and bridges. They have many advantages, including their natural appearance, improved comfort and unequaled convenience. If you are considering implants, we can discuss the considerations and help you make the decision that is right for you.


Keeping Your Mouth Healthy

Dr. Lane and his team can help you keep your mouth healthy and feeling great.

Healthy gums

Our hygienists are great. They are both thorough and gentle. They can help you create a custom preventive maintenance routine to keep healthy. If you have gum problems, we offer both non-surgical and surgical gum therapies.

Headaches, clenching, grinding teeth

Many people damage their teeth or give themselves headaches by grinding or clenching their teeth during their sleep. We offer the NTI device to control clenching and grinding. It is also FDA approved for treating migraine headaches. Some people develop jaw joint ( TMJ )pain. We offer nightguard type splints to help with this.

Cavity prevention and early detection

We use a laser cavity scanner called the Diagnodent along with dental xrays to detect cavities when they are small. The dental pick misses about 74% of these common cavities. Finding them when they are small allows you to have them fixed with the least amount of trouble or pain. We also offer adult fluoride treatments with your cleaning appointments. We have found this to be the best way to prevent cavities that form on the root surface that gets exposed if you have some gum recession. The root surface is about 700 times softer and more vulnerable to cavities than the toothís enamel. These type cavities are becoming common because through our other preventive measures people are able to keep their teeth through their lifetime and gum recession is common as we age.

Infection Control
Our office is OSHA compliant, and follows the same OSHA sterilization recommendations for hospitals.

 

 

 


 


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Petaluma Dentist · Rick Lane DDS · Petaluma, CA 94954
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