Robert J. Moretta, D.D.S., F.A.G.D.

Robert J. Moretta, D.D.S., F.A.G.D. - Sea Cliff Dental
18652 Florida St #300 Huntington Beach, CA 92648

(714) 848-4247

Dr. Robert Moretta has been providing quality dental care for over 25 years....

DENTAL GLOSSARY

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  • Bonding:
    Bonding is a dental procedure that helps repair imperfections on your teeth. This procedure is perfect for chipped or broken teeth, filling in gaps and reshape or recolor teeth.

  • BriteSmile:
    BriteSmile is a teeth whitening method that whitens your teeth in just 90 minutes using an intense light and patented peroxide gel.

  • Cancer Screening:
    Cancer Screening is a careful examination of the mouth and the neck for early detection and diagnosis of oral cancer. It is a key procedure for preventing and treating cancer.

  • Canker Sores:
    Canker sores are painful and open sores in the mouth. They can be caused by poor nutrition, mouth injuries, stress, hormonal changes etc.

  • Cosmetic Dentistry:
    Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of a person’s teeth, mouth and smile. Some cosmetic dentistry procedures are: veneers, bonding, teeth whitening, smile makeovers, etc.

  • Crowns:
    A crown is a type of dental restoration that is placed over a tooth to improve the strength or appearance of the teeth. It is also used to cover dental implants.

  • Dental Implants:
    Dental implants are artificial replacements to compensate tooth loss. Read more about dental implants.

  • Endodontics:
    Endodontics refers to treating the inside of a tooth. When the inside of the tooth becomes infected, there is the need of a root canal treatment to save it.

  • Extractions:
    When a tooth can not be saved by root canal, it is necessary to extract it before it contaminate/affect surrounding teeth.

  • Fluoride Treatments:
    This is a treatment for providing good oral health to patients. Teeth are rinsed with higher concentrations of fluoride to fight against tooth decay and strengthen enamel.

  • Porcelain Fillings:
    They are used to restore the integrity and the function of teeth structure that is affected by caries or external trauma. They are made of porcelain and can be easily colored to match teeth color.

  • Prophylaxis:
    Prophylaxis is a preventive procedure in which dentists evaluate and clean teeth and gums. This procedure helps to keep teeth and gums healthy.

  • Root Canal:
    A root canal is a type of treatment used to save a tooth that is badly infected on the inside.

  • Sealants:
    Sealants are a thin plastic coating applied on the chewing surface of back teeth to protect them from decay.

  • Teeth Whitening:
    Teeth Whitening is the process of making teeth whiter by using bleach or other materials. These materials remove stain or discolorations from teeth surface. View teeth whitening methods.

  • TMJ Disorder:
    TMJ Disorder is the develop of a dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) causing pain trough the jaw, face, head, neck and shoulders. More about temporomandibular joint disorder

  • Veneers:
    Dental Veneers are thin, custom-designed restorations made of tooth-like ceramic material that, when applied over the surface of a tooth, can cover worn tooth enamel, uneven tooth alignment, or even spacing, chips or cracks. Read more about veneers.

  • White Fillings:
    White Fillings or Composite Fillings are dental restorative materials environmentally friendly and non-toxic used to restore missing teeth structure. They are used as an alternative to traditional amalgam fillings.

  • X-Rays:
    Dental X-Rays are pictures of teeth, bones, and surrounding soft tissues that help dentists to identify problems with our mouth in general such as cavities, wisdom teeth and others that can’t be easily seen by visual examination.


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