DENTAL CARE IN PALM DESERT, CA
Tellissi Family Dentistry is now accepting new patients. If you've been looking for a great dental team to work with, we'd like to help you by providing excellent dental care. We've been assisting patients in Palm Desert, CA, since 2001. Our staff speaks German, Spanish, and French, and you'll receive treatment in a relaxing environment.
We're highly experienced and trained, and we offer care tailored to each client's specific needs. We offer routine exams as well as more extensive procedures like implants and root canals. You can also be fitted for dentures, and we provide veneers, crowns, and bridges. Our dentist is a member of the:
- American Dental Association
- Tri-County Dental Society
- California Dental Association
At Tellissi Family Dentistry, we'll work hard to improve your smile, and we strive to provide gentle care during every procedure. If you'd like to schedule an appointment for dental care at our Palm Desert office, give our friendly staff a call today.
We value our patients and their time. At Tellissi Family Dentistry we perform nearly all procedures at our office ranging from preventive to restorative to cosmetic and Implant Dentistry. In few cases where we cannot give you the best care you deserve, we have selected specialists in the area who we trust to treat our patients.
CARE AND PREVENTION
On your first visit, the dentist will conduct a comprehensive exam to assess the health of your teeth and oral cavity. You will then be asked to return for regular check-up exams to help implement and maintain your individualized dental health plan.
Dental x-rays show teeth, bones and soft tissue to help dentists determine if there are caries or hidden dental problems such as bone loss that cannot be seen when looking into the mouth. Radiographs should be taken every six months or when it is deemed necessary by the dentist.
WHAT ARE SEALANTS?
Dental sealants are plastic coverings used to help prevent the development of dental caries on the chewing surfaces of the molars and premolars. This covering helps prevent the food from being stuck in the fissures of the teeth they’re placed on.
A healthy mouth can be maintained in between dental visits at home. Brushing twice a day, flossing, using mouth rinses and maintaining a healthy diet can help eliminate unhealthy bacteria which causes inflammation of gums and tooth decay.
BRUSHING: Brushing your teeth is something that you should do at least twice a day after eating for two minutes each time! It is recommended to use a soft-bristled brush to help remove food particles and plaque from your teeth. A pea size amount of tooth paste on your toothbrush is all that is needed. To start, place the toothbrush at a 45 degree angles to the gums. Use small, gentle, circular motions so you are cleaning the surface of the teeth and the gums.
FLOSSING: Flossing is a very important component of oral hygiene. The areas between the teeth can only be reached with floss. Flossing helps clean and prevent the formation of plaque between teeth and underneath the gum line. Flossing will help in preventing gum disease and tooth loss.
MOUTH RINSES: Another supplement in keeping healthy teeth is the use of mouth rinses. Mouth rinses are NOT to be a replacement for proper brushing and flossing. Nonetheless, mouth rinse helps in keeping mouths fresh.
FLUORIDE TREATMENT: Fluoride is a mineral found naturally in water and other foods that help prevent caries and help harden enamel. Today, studies have shown that drinking fluoridated water has decreased dental caries by two-thirds. Therefore, it is suggested that people brush with fluoridated toothpaste and drink faucet water to help decrease tooth decay.
COSMETIC & RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY
Looking for an alternative to metal braces?
ClearCorrect is the clear and simple choice. No wires. No brackets. Just clear, convenient comfort—every reason to smile.
With ClearCorrect, we can straighten your teeth using a series of clear, custom, removable aligners. Each aligner moves your teeth just a little bit at a time until you eventually get straight teeth.
How does it work?
Dr Tellissi will evaluate your teeth and talk about any problems or goals you have for your smile. Once we establish that ClearCorrect is the right treatment option for you, we will take impressions, photos, and x-rays of your teeth that ClearCorrect uses in manufacturing your custom aligners.
What can it do?
ClearCorrect can treat a wide variety of issues that keep people from achieving their ideal smiles. Straighter teeth don’t just look better; they work better too. Poorly-aligned teeth can interfere with bite function, wear out quicker, and are more prone to cavities.
It's time to make an investment in your smile. For more information about our dental crowns or to schedule an appointment, call Tellissi Family Dentistry today.
Dental Crowns in Palm Desert, CA
Are you tired of staring at that chipped tooth at the front of your mouth? Tellissi Family Dentistry may have the answer, and it comes in the form of dental crowns. As a trusted dentist office in Palm Desert, CA, we offer crowns for cosmetic and restorative purposes so that our valued patients can enjoy their smiles while preserving their oral health.
WHAT IS A PORCELAIN CROWN? A porcelain crown is a tooth shaped cap that is used to help replaced teeth that cannot be restored using the traditional filling. They are generally suggested for patients who have had severely decayed or damaged teeth. Porcelain crowns match the color of teeth to give a natural appearance. There are many other types of crowns such as gold or silver, but porcelain crowns are most popular because they give the most natural look.
HOW ARE PORCELAIN CROWNS PLACED? When you and your dentist decide that getting a crown is the right option for you, the dentist will shape the tooth in a shape that enables him or her to place a crown. Depending on the damage of the tooth and how much tooth structure is present, the dentist will either shape the tooth or build up the tooth in order to support the crown. Several impressions will be taken so that a dental laboratory can custom make a cap for your tooth. While you wait for the dental laboratory to create your crown, your dentist will create a temporary crown for you that will be replaced when your final crown is finished. When the crown is finished by the dental laboratory, the dentist will try on the crown to ensure that the fit and bite are correct. The porcelain crown is then cemented to your tooth to give you a beautiful and natural appearance.
With care, porcelain crowns can be very durable and have the ability to last a long time. Your dentist will give you special instructions on how you can keep your crown clean with brushing and flossing so that you can help your crown last for years.
Invest in Your Smile and Health
A dental crown from Tellissi Family Dentistry may work to improve your smile while helping to maintain the affected tooth as well as the teeth that surround it. And when you visit our Palm Desert, CA office, you'll benefit from our:
- Informative consultations
- Caring, attentive staff
- Flexible payment options
It's time to make an investment in your smile. For more information about our dental crowns or to schedule an appointment, call Tellissi Family Dentistry today.
Bridge Dentist in Palm Desert, CA
Missing teeth can have a serious effect not only on your smile, but also on your oral health. Missing teeth can impact the alignment and integrity of your surrounding teeth, causing you further problems down the road. And missing teeth can also result in unwanted periodontal disease and decay. If you're missing teeth, come to Tellissi Family Dentistry, a Palm Desert, CA dentist office that provides dental bridges to patients in need.
Dental bridges from Tellissi Family Dentistry can fill in the gaps where teeth are missing while helping to preserve the structure of your remaining teeth and bite. Our dental bridges are designed to help our Palm Desert, CA patients eat more comfortably and smile more confidently. And when you come to Tellissi Family Dentistry for dental bridges, you'll benefit from our dedicated staff and individualized approach to restorative dentistry.
WHAT ARE PORCELAIN FIXED BRIDGES? Porcelain fixed bridges are non-removable appliances that are placed on teeth to replace a tooth that is missing. Porcelain bridges are made to match the natural color of your teeth and help fill in the gap where a tooth is missing. Bridges are essentially two crowns that that anchor an artificial tooth in between. The two crowns are cemented onto the teeth surrounding the missing tooth to help anchor the artificial tooth into place (abutment). The artificial tooth (pontic) is in place of the missing tooth to fill in the gap and allow your teeth to look natural.
THE PROCESS OF GETTING A PORCELAIN FIXED BRIDGE: When you and your dentist decide that a porcelain fixed bridge is the right option for you, the dentist will begin preparing the two teeth that surround the missing tooth. The teeth are prepared so that two crowns can be placed in order to support the artificial tooth. Several impressions will be taken in order for the dentist to determine the size of the crowns and artificial tooth. Once the impressions are taken, they are sent to a dental laboratory where your bridge will be made. Setting a bridge generally takes two dental visits to complete. Once the dental laboratory has made your bridge, the dentist will cement the crowns into place.
To find out more about dental bridges or to schedule an appointment, call Tellissi Family Dentistry today.
Porcelain fixed bridges are very durable and can last a very long time when they are well taken care of. Your dentist will give you special instructions on how you can keep your bridge clean through brushing and flossing.
Dentures & Partials in Palm Desert, CA
If you've decided against dentures because you think they won't fit well and would require lots of difficult care, you may appreciate the technological advances that have been made regarding these appliances. Tellissi Family Dentistry offers full and partial dentures designed to feel like your natural teeth, and we'll work hard to see that they fit comfortably in your mouth. Our office is located in Palm Desert, CA, and we'd love to discuss what we have on offer.
Relaxing Environment, Gentle Care
From the start, we'll be available to answer your questions about the process from the fitting to the aftercare. Our staff aims to create a comfortable office environment where our patients will feel at ease receiving treatment. We'll also work hard to provide you with the gentlest care possible.
At Tellissi Family Dentistry in Palm Desert, we're committed to continual education and learning because we want to offer our patients some of the latest in dental technology. If you'd like to discuss whether dentures are right for you, call our office today to make an appointment.
WHAT ARE DENTURES AND PARTIAL DENTURES? Dentures and partial dentures are removable dental appliances that are used to replace teeth that are missing. Full dentures offer artificial teeth to those that have lost all of their teeth on either the upper or lower arch of their mouth. Obtaining a denture will restore function and appearance to those who have lost all of their teeth. Dentures allow many patients to eat, speak and improve the appearance of their mouth. Partial dentures are recommended for those who have not lost all of their teeth and have some teeth remaining. The partial denture will consist of artificial teeth that will replace missing teeth and metal clasps that clip on to remaining teeth to help hold it in place.
THE PROCESS OF OBTAINING DENTURES AND PARTIAL DENTURES: When you and your dentist have decided what option is best for you, your dentist can help you get started. If complete dentures is the option for you, the dentures are created once your teeth have been removed and your gums have healed. Due to this reason, this process can take several months. During the healing process, a set of immediate dentures may be given to you so you do not have to be without teeth. In both complete denture and partial denture treatments, several impressions will be taken so that dental laboratories can get a sense of the shape of your mouth so they can create custom dentures for you. Several appointments will be made for you to come back to your dentist to try on the dentures in order to ensure that your dentures are made to fit you properly. During your final appointment, you will receive your final finished denture so you can get your beautiful smile back.
After receiving your final dentures, your dentist will provide you with special instructions on how to maintain proper hygiene and also how to clean your dentures.
Dental Implant in Palm Desert, CA
If you have lost or missing teeth, you may wish to consider dental implants from Tellissi Family Dentistry. At our Palm Desert, CA office, we offer implant dentistry services designed to restore your teeth and maintain the structural integrity of your mouth.
Restore Your Smile
Whether your missing tooth is the result of periodontitis, tooth decay, or an injury, Tellissi Family Dentistry wants to help restore your smile with a beautiful new dental implant that looks and functions just like a real tooth. Significantly stronger than bridges or dentures, dental implants offer a single and permanent solution to lost teeth. And when you come to Tellissi Family Dentistry, you'll be treated with the nurturing care and professionalism that embodies our practice.
Endodontics in Palm Desert, CA
In the past, teeth with diseased nerves often had to be removed. But thanks to advances in root canal therapy, dentists today are often able to salvage diseased teeth. If your tooth is severely damaged or decayed, come to Tellissi Family Dentistry. Our Palm Desert, CA dental practice offers services in endodontics and root canals designed to preserve our patients' teeth.
Don't Give Up on Your Teeth
Even if your teeth seem badly diseased, we may be able to help. If we determine that you're a good candidate for root canal therapy, we'll take the time to explain the procedure and answer any questions you might have about your treatment. And during your appointment, you'll benefit from our thorough approach.
WHAT IS A ROOT CANAL? Root canal therapy is a treatment used to save a tooth when the tissue, blood vessels and nerves inside of a tooth have become inflamed. In order to save the tooth and remove the pain, the dentist will need to remove infected and diseased tissue to help clean out the infected area. The canal inside is then medicated to allow the surrounding area to heal.
REASONS A ROOT CANAL MAY BE PERFORMED
- Deep decay
- Infections at the tip of the root or inside the tooth canal
- Cracked, broken or injured teeth
Generally, but not always, a crown will need to be placed after the root canal treatment is complete in order to protect the tooth from any further damage. Sensitivity after the procedure is generally experienced by many patients and subside when the tooth has healed. When your treatment has been completed, your dentist will provide you with special instructions on how to care for your newly treated tooth.
To learn more about our endodontics and root canal services or to schedule a consultation, call us today.
Cosmetic Dentist in Palm Desert, CA
Years ago, aesthetic improvements in dentistry often meant multiple appointments and invasive procedures. But thanks to advances in cosmetic dentistry, dental professionals these days are able to help patients achieve spectacular results in a far less painful and time-consuming fashion. At Tellissi Family Dentistry, we're pleased to offer our valued Palm Desert, CA patients a variety of cosmetic solutions to suit their aesthetic needs.
Improving Your Smile
Whether you're looking to fix a single crooked tooth or desire more extensive cosmetic work, the dedicated team at Tellissi Family Dentistry is at your service to provide cost-effective cosmetic dental treatments. When you visit our practice, you'll benefit from our individualized, attentive approach to cosmetic dentistry. And because we want you to be comfortable with your course of treatment, we'll take the time to address your concerns before we get started.
Dental Veneers in Palm Desert, CA
Are you tired of walking around with unattractive teeth? Tellissi Family Dentistry may be able to help. At our dental practice in Palm Desert, CA, we offer veneers to patients looking to improve the appearance of their smiles.
Working to Serve Your Needs
Veneers from Tellissi Family Dentistry may be able to correct a number of common cosmetic issues, including:
- Uneven teeth
- Worn enamel
- Chipped teeth
But veneers can serve more than just a restorative purpose; they can also protect damaged teeth from further harm. So if you're looking to make changes to your smile and do wonders for your self-esteem, it pays to explore your options.
WHAT ARE VENEERS?
Veneers are thin shells of ceramic that are custom made to go on your teeth. Veneers can help correct crooked teeth, severely stained teeth, chipped teeth, teeth with gaps and etc. After receiving veneers, you must maintain great oral hygiene. Your new porcelain veneers should be treated like normal teeth.
With convenient appointment scheduling and a friendly office staff, Tellissi Family Dentistry is the place to go in Palm Desert, CA for cosmetic dentistry services. For more information or to schedule a consultation, call us today.
Teeth Whitening in Palm Desert, CA
Many people associate professional teeth whitening with movie stars and brides. But in fact, it is an extremely popular procedure in cosmetic dentistry. And at Tellissi Family Dentistry, we offer teeth whitening services to help our Palm Desert, CA patients achieve brighter, whiter smiles.
Let Your Smile Stand Out
Stained or discolored teeth are very common among adults of all ages, and come from a variety of sources, such as:
- Red wine
- Some medications
The key to a long-lasting, bright, white smile is to have your teeth whitened before discoloration becomes too severe. When you come to Tellissi Family Dentistry for teeth whitening services, you'll get solid advice, professional care, and the attention you deserve. Call today to set up an appointment and learn more about your teeth whitening options.
Our regular office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00PM. On Saturday we are open by appointment only.
Patients are seen by appointment only. You’ll receive a courtesy reminder phone call 1-2 days prior to your scheduled appointment
Walk-ins are welcome and Emergencies are seen the same day!
In the event you cannot keep your appointment, please make sure to notify us at your earliest convenience. We know that from time to time an emergency may arise, but it’s important that you call our office at least 24 hours before your scheduled time if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment.
We look forward to seeing you at our Palm Desert dental office.
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