General Dentistry Specialist

Prosthetics Dentistry located in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA

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General Dentistry

Having access to a trusted general dentistry practitioner is an essential part of maintaining healthy and happy smiles. Through his self-named practice, Irving S. Lebovics, DDS, is proud to be the dentist of choice for many people in the Beverly Grove area of Los Angeles, California, area. If you’d like to learn more about the full scope of general dentistry services available, call to book your visit, or schedule online today.

What role does preventive dental care play in general dentistry?

Preventive care is the central focus of general dentistry. Routine dental exams give Dr. Lebovics the chance to screen for signs of dental decay and gum. Detecting these issues in the earliest possible stages means you can treat them quickly, preventing serious problems from developing.

Far too many people only come to see a dentist once they are in pain or have other significant symptoms. This approach fails to take advantage of all that preventive dentistry has to offer. 

How often do I need to come in for routine dental exams?

Most people benefit from coming in twice a year for a comprehensive dental exam and professional teeth cleaning. Your dentist or hygienist has the skills and experience needed to remove all traces of plaque and tartar from your teeth, both below and above the gum line. 

If you have dental decay or active gum disease you might need to come in for more frequent exams until the problem is fully under control. During your initial visit, you’ll learn more about the scheduling that’s right for you and your specific set of needs. 

What types of restorative treatments are available?

If dental decay is present, there are many options for treatment. If the problem is limited to cavities, fillings can remove all decayed tissue and seal off the tooth. Decay that has advanced to the inner chamber of the tooth may need to be treated with a root canal. 

Teeth that are chipped, cracked, or have had previous dental work might benefit from having a dental crown placed. Crowns preserve the structural integrity of the tooth and also address any aesthetic issues. 

In some cases, the best course of action is to extract the tooth from the socket. Extractions are always considered after more conservative treatments have been explored. 

If you are missing one or more teeth, prosthodontic options are available. Custom dental bridges are a great option, as are full or partial dentures. Many people who prefer a permanent replacement option choose dental implants to replace missing teeth. 

When you’re ready to explore general dentistry options in more detail, call the office to set up a visit, or schedule online any time of day or night.