Technology in the Dental Office

patient and dentistSan Francisco, CA – If you’re looking for a dentist who stays on the cutting edge of the technology world, San Francisco dentist Dr. Greg Larson is the dentist for you. He knows that by staying up to date on the latest dental technology, he can improve your experience and provide the best treatment options.

“Our office is equipped to provide each of our patients with the best dental experience possible,” says Dr. Larson. “We take the comfort and safety of our patients very seriously, and strive to provide an environment that proves that.”

At your initial consultation, you’ll realize the difference right away. Gone are standard X-rays, they have instead been replaced with digital X-rays. X-rays are an essential part of any dental care, because a visual examination by your dentist can only pick up issues on the surface. Digital radiographs allow Dr. Larson to see what is hidden between the teeth and below the gums.

Digital radiographs are safer for patients because they emit up to 90 percent less radiation than standard radiograph machines. They are also faster and offer much more detailed images than ever before.

Digital X-rays are taken using a small oral camera that can then display the images almost immediately. Dr. Larson and his staff can show the images to their patients, helping them better understand any dental issues they may be facing. The staff can also use the images to educate patients on how to better care for their teeth and gums.

“Patients love digital X-rays because it can help the better understand what we’re talking about,” says Dr. Larson. “And we love them because they offer higher accuracy, allowing us to provide better diagnoses for our patients. We can magnify and zoom in on images, allowing us to see every detail. We can offer more accurate treatment plans because we can literally see almost every detail in a patient’s mouth.”

But that’s not all that Dr. Larson offers. Did you know lasers can be used to promote tissue healing?

Laser dentistry is being used in dental practices like Dr. Larson’s to make treatments both more precise and less painful. These lasers can be used in a variety of everyday procedures and treatments, and they offer patients less bleeding and anxiety, as well as shorter recovery times. Laser therapy offers superior healing ability and is safe for use.

Dr. Larson also offers advanced cavity protection technology. This technology marries perfectly to the digital X-rays to provide the very best in identifying potential dental caries. The technology Dr. Larson uses effectively “hugs” the tooth, bathing it in a safe, near-infrared light that allows him to identify caries. The transillumination technology will make the tooth enamel look transparent, while any carious lesions will appear as dark areas. It offers the highest accuracy in detecting cavities, and also offers an alternative for patients who don’t like X-rays.

Dr. Larson is also a cosmetic dentistry specialist who takes great care to ensure his patients smiles are not just healthy and functional, but beautiful as well. That’s why he works with a Master Ceramist to help ensure the most gorgeous smiles. The Master Ceramist is the only one in the world to have achieved the level of Mastership from the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. If you’re looking to perfect your smile, Dr. Larson and his Master Ceramist craft natural-looking and precise crowns, implants, veneers and other esthetic restorations.

Discover the difference a commitment to technology can make. You’ll experience a higher level of comfort, precision and beauty. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Larson today.

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Revitalize Your Smile With Dental Implants

San Francisco, CA – Have you found yourself hiding your smile because you’re embarrassed by a missing tooth? Discover the power a smile makeover can have and gain back that confidence you’ve lost.

CA dental implant“Teeth can be lost due to injury, accidents, tooth decay or periodontal disease,” says Dr. Greg Larson, a San Francisco cosmetic dentist. “A lost tooth can certainly affect your desire to smile, but it can also affect your oral health. Your bite can destabilize, it can affect how you are able to eat and talk, and your remaining teeth can begin to shift into the open space. You can even face problems with your jawbone deteriorating because there is no longer a tooth to support. Dental implants can improve all of that, but best of all, they can make you happy to smile again.”

What is a dental implant?
Dental implants are essentially replacement roots for teeth. They provide a strong and permanent structure to which a natural looking replacement tooth can be affixed. Dental implants are custom designed to look and feel like your own teeth.

They have completely changed the dentistry world in the last fifteen years, and implants have become standard practice when replacing missing teeth. Depending on the type of implant used, recovery can take anywhere from three to 12 weeks.

Dr. Larson will create an individualized treatment plan and coordinate with an implant surgeon to provide the best oral care possible. Your implant surgeon will place a small titanium post into the jawbone where the missing tooth was. As it heals, the jaw will grow around the post, which secures its position in the jaw.

Once it heals, you’re ready to see Dr. Larson again. He will attach a connector, or abutment, to the post. This will hold the new tooth, or teeth, in place.

Dr. Larson creates a mold of your teeth to help him study your bite so he can create your new teeth to properly fit into your mouth. The replacement tooth, also called a crown, is then attached to the abutment. Your replacement tooth will be colored to match the look of your natural teeth, creating a beautiful and harmonious smile. No one will even be able to tell your new tooth isn’t one of your own.

What are the advantages to dental implants?
“There are so many advantages to dental implants,” says Dr. Larson. “Previously, the only option to replace lost teeth were dentures or bridges. Implants fuse directly into the jawbone, so there’s no chance of your replacement tooth slipping around or accidentally falling out like dentures might.”
If you are missing one tooth or multiple teeth, dental implants provide the most beautiful and natural looking way to replace them. Traditionally, dentists have used bridges to replace missing teeth. While effective, bridges eventually lead to bone loss under the tooth because it is unsupported. Over time, that loss of bone leaves a space or dark spot along your gum line.

Another disadvantage to bridges is that you have to grind down otherwise healthy adjacent teeth to properly anchor the bridgework.

If you have currently been filling in your smile with dentures, you know they can sometimes be uncomfortable and can draw attention to your already embarrassing problem by slipping or even falling out of place.

Dentures can make speech challenging, and can take quite a while for the wearer to get used to. The adhesives used to keep them in place can be messy and hard to properly clean.

With implants, you don’t have to worry about any of the hassle that goes along with bridges or dentures. Implants offer a gorgeous, natural looking and natural feeling answer to perfect your smile.

Who is a candidate for dental implants?
Implant patients should be healthy enough for an extraction or oral surgery. Your gums should be healthy and you need enough bone to adequately hold the implant in place. Heavy smokers, patients with uncontrolled chronic disorders, such as diabetes or heart disease, and patients who have had neck or head radiation are not good candidates for dental implants.

What can a dental implant do for me?
Dental implants will improve your appearance because they look and feel like permanent teeth. And when you are happier with your appearance, your confidence will increase. Dental implants can help you gain back the smile you lost when you lost your tooth.

Not only that, they can improve your overall oral health. With a newly reinforced bite, you’ll be able to properly care for your teeth and gums, and no longer have to worry about any issues that can come up when you have missing teeth in your mouth.

If you’re ready to smile again, contact Dr. Larson today. After a consultation, he can create a custom treatment plan designed to give you back your gorgeous grin.

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The Benefits of Invisalign

San Francisco, CA – Are you embarrassed by your less than perfect smile and wish there was some way to straighten your teeth or close a large gap without drawing more attention to the problem? Invisalign can give you your dream smile, comfortably and discretely.

“When it was introduced, Invisalign took the orthodontics world by storm, and with good reason,” says San Francisco dentist Dr. Greg Larson. “Patients love it because they can get the smiles they’ve always wanted, without the hassle of regular braces. And cosmetic dentistry experts love it because it provides incredible results.”

CA InvisalignWhat do patients love most about Invisalign?

Invisalign is discrete, making it a wonderful option for adult patients. If you’ve spent an entire lifetime being embarrassed by your smile, the last thing you want is to draw more attention to your crooked teeth with a mouth full of metal. Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners that allow you to get the smile you deserve, without anyone even knowing.

Invisalign is comfortable. Each set of aligners is custom designed for you and your unique orthodontic issues. They are made of a smooth plastic and are comfortable to wear for the recommended 20 to 22 hours a day.

Invisalign is removable. Not only are the aligners comfortable and aesthetically pleasing, they can also be removed. That means there is no need to make changes to your diet or your oral care routine. You don’t have to worry about the embarrassing problem of getting food stuck in the brackets or wires of your braces. And you don’t have to spend extra time ensuring you reach all the nooks and crannies those brackets and wires create in your mouth when brushing. Simply pop the aligners out when eating, brushing and flossing and go about your routine as normal.

What does Dr. Larson love about Invisalign?

The answer is quite simple – because it provides excellent results. Studies have shown that gentle, consistent force is the best to guide teeth into their ideal locations. Invisalign uses a modern approach to straightening teeth, and allows for precise tooth movements.

At your consultation, Dr. Larson will take x-rays, pictures and impressions of your teeth. Those will then be used to create a digital 3-D image which will allow Dr. Larson to create a precise treatment plan that lays out the exact movements of your teeth.

Dr. Larson can then use this technology to show you exactly how your teeth will move during each phase of treatment, including the final result, and can give you an estimation of how long treatment should last. And because of this, Dr. Larson has more control than ever before over treatment.

If you’ve been embarrassed by your smile, now is the time to discover the difference Invisalign can make. Once your treatment is completed, you’ll want to smile more than ever before. Get the gorgeous smile you deserve – schedule a consultation with Dr. Larson today.

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Get a Smile Makeover with Veneers

Venneers in CASan Francisco, CA – Do you shy away from smiling because you aren’t happy with the way your teeth look? It’s time to discover what porcelain veneers can do for you.

“If your teeth are discolored, chipped, broken, misaligned, or you have gaps you’d like to correct, we can help,” says San Francisco cosmetic dentist Dr. Greg Larson. “Veneers can easily correct these problems and give you the smile you’ve always wanted.”

What exactly is a veneer? Quite simply, it’s a thin, laminate shell for your tooth. It’s handcrafted like jewelry by a master ceramist and made of exquisite porcelain material that is colored to mimic your natural teeth, and covers the front surface of the tooth. Veneers can be used to change the color, shape, size or even length of your teeth.

There are multiple advantages to using porcelain veneers, including:

    • They offer a more natural-looking appearance
    • Porcelain is tolerated well.
    • They are stain resistant.
    • They can provide a whiter smile.
    • They don’t require the extensive work that crowns do, but offer a strong and more esthetically pleasing result.

What’s the procedure for getting veneers placed?
At a consultation appointment, you’ll discuss with Dr. Larson’s smile team, the result you would like to have. Then, Dr. Larson will explain the procedure and take radiographs, cosmetic photography, virtual records and a gorgeous smile simulation for you to preview which helps him create your perfect smile.

Next, your teeth will be readied for the preparation phase. To make the dental veneers look as natural as possible in your mouth, Dr. Larson will gently remove thin amounts of enamel, often less than a millimeter to make room for the porcelain. A local anesthetic will be used to keep the area comfortable and numb.

Then, Dr. Larson will take an impression that will be sent to a master dental ceramist, who will in turn create your customized veneers. In about one to two weeks, your veneers will be ready to place on. The new beauty does not stop there. You are provided with a provisional ‘trial smile’ of resin veneers that are nearly as attractive as the porcelain being fabricated that will allow you to preview the often life-changing result.

Once the ceramist has sent your finished veneers to Dr. Larson’s office, it will be time to bond them to your teeth. Dr. Larson will ensure proper fit, shape and the color matches before adhesively bonding to your teeth.
To ensure your tooth is ready to hold the veneer, the tooth is cleaned, polished and then roughened to allow for a stronger bond. Color correct medical grade adhesive will be applied, and then the veneer is placed directly on the tooth. After it is positioned, Dr. Larson will apply a special beam of light that hardens the adhesive

He’ll then smooth and shape the smile to perfection. You’ll then be appointed a few days later for a complimentary portrait photography gift and smile review so Dr. Larson can ensure your new smile is functioning properly.

If you’ve been dreaming of a smile makeover don’t hesitate any longer. Call. Dr. Larson’s office today and learn how porcelain veneers can help you.

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Correcting a Gummy Smile

General Dentistry CASan Francisco, CA – Do you think your smile shows too much of your gums, but didn’t think there was a way to correct it? With laser gum recontouring, you can get the smile you’ve always wanted.

“If you have what you consider to be a gummy smile, we can certainly help,” says Dr. Greg Larson, a San Francisco dentist. “The procedure used to involve surgery, but thanks to advanced technology, a laser can give you the smile you want in a safe, easy and virtually pain-free procedure.”

You may have beautifully straight teeth, but a gum line that makes your teeth look too small. In turn, you might feel self-conscious about your smile. With laser gum recontouring, you can smile proudly.

Lasers emit light that targets the tissue. As the light enters the tissue, it converts to heat, causing a photo-thermal reaction. This results in microscopic vaporization, of the tissue the laser is targeting.

During the laser treatment, Dr. Larson will apply a local anesthetic to the area of the gums being treated. The laser will then remove the unhealthy gum tissue. This will raise the gum line to expose more of the tooth, resulting in a more appealing smile. The laser works to seal all the blood vessels and nerve endings, which means there is little to no blood and a very fast recovery time. It also means less chance of infection.

There are multiple advantages to using a laser, one of which is its ease. For patients with smaller amounts of tissue to be removed, the procedure can last as little as 15 minutes.

Patients may experience swollen or sore gums for a few days following the procedure, but discomfort should be minimal and should not interfere with your regular activities.

If you’ve been embarrassed to smile because of your gummy smile, now is the time to visit Dr. Larson for a consultation to learn what laser gum recontouring can do for you. Patients who have uneven gums or gums that cover a significant amount of their teeth are ideal candidates.

During your consultation, Dr. Larson will examine your mouth, taking digital images and X-rays to ensure your teeth are healthy and you don’t have any underlying issues. Once your consultation is finished, Dr. Larson will be ready to reshape your gum line, giving you a more beautiful and symmetrical smile.

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The Cons of Amalgam Fillings

San Francisco, CA – In recent years, some people have raised concerns over the use of metal fillings, also called amalgam fillings. But is there really a reason to worry about their safety?

“Concern over amalgam fillings came to a head a year or so ago when TV host Dr. Oz expressed his opinion that they are dangerous for people’s health,” says Dr. Greg Larson, a San Francisco dentistry expert. “He expressed his concern that metal fillings could be toxic due to the trace amounts of mercury found in them. However, the FDA has found no cause for health issues caused by these fillings.”

CavityBut, many dentists, including Dr. Larson, have stopped using amalgam fillings precisely because they contain mercury. Why is that?

“While the mercury filling debate continues, it does have several other drawbacks,” says Dr. Larson. “Your mouth is host to lots of different temperatures, based on the food and drinks you consume. And mercury varies in volume based on temperature. That means your fillings will expand and shrink based on the temperature in your mouth.”

Why is that a cause for concern? The constant swelling and shrinking can cause pain, and in some cases, even cracked teeth. That can then lead to needing more extensive dental treatment, such as crowns or root canals.

Dr. Larson instead uses composite fillings that match the color of your natural teeth. The composite will remain strong and solid in varied temperatures. Composite fillings can be very small and can adapt to the shape of any cavity. They come in a variety of colors guaranteed to match your natural smile.

Many patients wonder if they should have their metal fillings replaced with new composite ones. While there is not definitive answer to this, there are several things to keep in mind.

    • Metal fillings may hide cavities. Even with X-rays, dentists may be only seeing up to 85 percent of a tooth that has a metal filling in it. That means decay and cavities could be hiding.
    • Metal fillings can cause your teeth to crack. Silver fillings do not strengthen teeth, in fact, they work more like a wedge. When you bite down, the weight is distributed to the remaining parts of your tooth, which over time, can result in cracks.
    • Silver fillings tarnish and corrode, leaching into the natural tooth, which darkens the tooth unnaturally.

If you take your dental health seriously, it may be worth discussing with your dentist if he suggests replacing your metal fillings. For some, they prefer to handle dental issues as they arise, while others choose a more pro-active approach. But no matter which you choose, it’s important to brush and floss daily, and maintain all regularly scheduled dental check-ups.

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Invisalign or Braces: What’s the Big Deal?

San Francisco, California – Invisalign or braces – which is better? The answer to that question isn’t simple, and it’s not the same for everyone. The better question to ask is which one is right for you?

“We know that the end result of any treatment shouldn’t be to just provide a pretty smile,” says San Francisco Invisalign provider Dr. Greg Larson. “The goal of treatment should always be to provide a functional smile. And the treatment should always be catered to each individual patient. What works for your best friend might not work for you.”

Invisalign Explained
Invisalign took the dental and orthodontic worlds by storm when first introduced. And since then, it has only improved.

Invisalign CAInvisalign works by eliciting a gentle, constant force on the teeth through a series of clear aligners. Each set of aligners is worn for two weeks until the desired position is reached. Patients like Invisalign because the aligner trays are virtually invisible, allowing patients to straighten their teeth without others even knowing it is happening. They also love that the trays are removable, so patients can maintain their current diets or oral care regimens.

But dentists love Invisalign because of the results. Studies have shown that teeth respond well to gentle, constant force. Your cosmetic dentist or orthodontist can create a custom treatment plan using a series of aligners made just for you.

However, some patients with more complex orthodontic issues may still require the use of standard metal braces.

Braces Explained
Practically everyone is familiar with traditional metal braces featuring brackets and wires. And there’s a reason for that – they are incredibly effective. The brackets and wires work together to guide the teeth into their proper positions.

Braces are effective for even the most complicated dental issues, and technology has created numerous options to provide more esthetically pleasing options for patients. Clear and ceramic braces are a wonderful option.

But if Invisalign is so easy to use, why would anyone opt for standard braces?

“Invisalign is amazing technology,” says Dr. Larson. “But for many patients, especially those with severe orthodontic issues, braces may still be the way to go. Braces can correct severe bite problems and spacing, sometimes faster than Invisalign might be able to. Because there are no brackets with Invisalign, a dentist or orthodontist has less control over the movement of teeth than they do with braces.”

Invisalign is appropriate for patients with mild to moderate crowding issues, and is also a great choice for patients who have undergone prior orthodontic treatment, but due to certain circumstances, have had some relapse. But standard braces are still the go to option orthodontists and dentists turn to for patients with more severe issues. They are tired, tested and proven to work well.

Braces and Invisalign can both do wonders to correct a smile and offer patients a properly functioning mouth. So how will you know which treatment option you should choose?

After a thorough examination, your dentist or orthodontist will work up a treatment plan that will offer the best results, with the treatment option that will be the best for you. If you like the esthetics of Invisalign, but aren’t a proper candidate, your dentist can recommend other options that can provide the look you want, while still offering the technology needed to correct your smile.

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How Can a Dentist Relieve Migraines?

San Francisco, CA – Do you suffer from painful migraines and just can’t seem to find relief? Have you ever considered visiting a San Francisco dentist to help you?

It may sound strange, but misalignment of the temporomandibular joint can actually lead to migraines. TMJ disorders are actually a common culprit for migraines and other head and neck pain, as well as issues with chewing and speaking.

TMJ disorders can be accompanied by a painful clicking or popping, as well as grinding of the jaw and teeth. Is it painful when you talk or chew, or does your jaw sometimes feel overly sensitive? It may be time to turn to your dentist for some relief.

neuromuscular dentistry CASome common sources of pain that can be relieved by a specially trained TMJ dentist include:

    • Bruxism is the clenching and grinding of teeth, often at night. It can lead to tension headaches and jaw pain
    • Malocclusions are the misalignment of teeth. Dental treatment can realign the jaw so patients experience fewer headaches.
    • Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that leads to sleep deprivation. It is most often caused by either a lazy tongue that calls back into the throat, or a poorly aligned jaw. An oral appliance can realign the jaw and hold the tongue in place, allowing patients to have a restful sleep and rid them of migraine headaches.

Neuromuscular dentistry with Dr. Larson can help. Dr. Larson will help find the ideal resting position for your jaw, which will provide much needed relief.

During the diagnostic phase of your treatment, Dr. Larson will utilize advanced technology to run several screenings including EMG’s, sonography, postural and neural reflex analysis, range of motion, palpation scoring and Joint analysis CT films when indicated.

You’ll get the best care available in the area with the Myotronics K-7 Diagnostic equipment that is only found in the Larson Dentistry office. This is important because being able to properly analyze the relationship between the muscles, joints and teeth will allow Dr. Larson to correctly diagnose and treat the problem. The technology allows Dr. Larson to accurately pinpoint the optimal position a patient’s jaw should be in to relieve pain and correct any underlying issues.

In some cases, a temporomandibular disorder may be able to be treated through the use of a custom dental appliance. This will reposition the bite to relieve symptoms and improve jaw function. It’s important to see a neuromuscular dentist for a properly fitting orthotic, which will be worn at night. While you can purchase a traditional night guard at any drugstore, these may actually worsen your TMJ issues. Dr. Larson can create a custom orthotic that will fit properly in the mouth, allowing for the proper positioning of the jaw, allowing it to rest, creating harmony for the rest of the body.

Finding the proper resting location for your jaw will help to alleviate pain.

If you’ve been waking up in the morning with headaches or pain in your neck, it might be time for a visit to Dr. Larson.

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Can Sedation Dentistry Help Me?

SF dentistSan Francisco, CA – Does the thought of visiting the dentist make you cringe? You’re not alone, thousands of American suffer from this anxiety. But while it is a common fear, that doesn’t mean you should avoid the dentist – your oral health could be suffering if you are.

“It is estimated that as many as 75 percent of adults may suffer from dental anxiety to some degree,” says San Francisco dentist Dr. Greg Larson. “There are many reasons for this, but most of the time, it’s due to a negative dental experience at some point in the patient’s life. That’s why we work so hard to ensure each of our patients have the most positive experience possible, no matter what type of dental work they need.”

And that’s where sedation dentistry can help patients. Perhaps you’re in need of a dental crown or other dental work, but are hesitant because you’ve had a bad experience before. Sedation dentistry can help patients who suffer from dental anxiety.

Because Dr. Larson is dedicated to the comfort of his patients, he received a post-graduate certificate from the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation. That means he can safely administer sedation options to help you through your dental procedure.

Sedation dentistry uses medication to help patients feel more at ease in the dentist’s chair. Dr. Larson also utilizes nitrous oxide, better known as laughing gas, and conscious sedation.

Dr. Larson uses laughing gas sparingly, but it can also be combined with conscious sedation for certain patients. Nitrous oxide is breathed through a mask, along with oxygen. The dentist can control the amount you are given, and it wears off pretty quickly. This is the only type of sedation after which you can drive yourself home.

Oral sedation involves taking a pill about an hour before your procedure is scheduled. You will be drowsy, but awake. If you require more sedation, a higher dose can be given. This is the most common option in sedation dentistry. For some people, they may become relaxed enough to fall into a light sleep, but will awaken with a gentle shake.

Some dentists also offer IV sedation. But oral conscious sedation can allow for a more positive experience with no needles necessary to deliver the sedative.

Dr. Larson practices all levels of conscious sedation, and when the procedure is complete, often the patient only remembers that he/she had been napping comfortably

If you suffer from fear of the dentist, speak with Dr. Larson and his team. Sharing your feelings will allow them to find a solution that will help you feel more comfortable in their office. With a bit of help, you can be back in the dentist’s chair and in control of your dental health.

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Top Ways Cosmetic Dentistry Can Improve Your Smile

San Francisco, California-Many dental patients already understand the importance of taking care of their teeth on a regular basis. They brush their teeth twice daily, floss after eating and go in for an appointment twice each year.

Unfortunately, they still may not like the appearance of their teeth. That’s where cosmetic dentistry comes in. And with Dr. Greg Larson, patients can choose from a variety of services, including porcelain veneers, laser gum recontouring, full mouth neuromuscular rehabilitation, dental implants, and of course, teeth whitening.

DentistryLet’s say that you have a chipped tooth or are embarrassed about the spacing of your teeth. Veneers placement by Dr. Larson can easily correct these common issues.

“As long as patients have healthy teeth that don’t show signs of decay, they can be excellent candidates for porcelain veneers,” says the San Francisco dentist. “We take time to understand the angles and symmetry of your face so we can produce the most attractive result.”

Laser gum recontouring is a great way to eliminate the gummy appearance of one’s smile. In just one office visit, patients can enjoy the benefits of this procedure and avoid needing to hide their beautiful teeth any longer.

Let’s now move on to full mouth neuromuscular rehabilitation, a treatment ideal for those with major dental health issues. Factors such as periodontal disease and tooth decay may ultimately lead to physical pain and a decrease in one’s self-confidence. If you’re really looking to transform the state of your teeth, Dr. Larson advises this procedure over dentures.

“Dentures fail to correct the bone deterioration in one’s jaw,” Dr. Larson says. “Neuromuscular rehabilitation allows you to withhold the bone density in your jawbone, eat and speak without problems, as well as to properly support your facial muscles.”

Dr. Larson and his staff want patients to know that they have options when it comes to restoring their oral health and feeling great about their teeth. If you have any interest in the above procedures, as well as dental implants or teeth whitening, we invite you to explore our website.

Larson Dentistry provides cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign, sleep apnea, neuromuscular dentistry and restorative dentistry in San Francisco and surrounding areas. Please visit our website or call our office for additional information.

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