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Options for Tooth Fillings

Dentistry | Tooth Fillings | Dental Cavities  | Rancho Mirage CADental cavities can be addressed effectively with tooth fillings to prevent the tooth from further deterioration and eliminate infection. Tooth fillings are one of the most common dentistry procedures for both functional and aesthetic purposes. It is important to choose the right type of dental filling to achieve the best results.

Dr. Rob Strain provides a range of tooth fillings to his patients through his dental office, Studio Dentistry. Dr. Strain receives patients from Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding areas for fillings and various other procedures.

Cast Gold Fillings

One of the major advantages of cast gold fillings is that gold is a very strong and highly biocompatible material. Gold fillings are durable, and may last for at least 10 to 15 years, or more. As the material is strong, it can withstand chewing pressure easily. In many cases, the gold fillings may last a lifetime. However, the cost of gold fillings may deter some of the patients to flip the switch for them. Secondly, they may be more suited for the posterior teeth because gold can be spotted conspicuously in the front teeth.

Silver Fillings (Amalgams)

These fillings are durable and less expensive compared to gold cast fillings. However, the aesthetics are poor, particularly as silver will blacken over time. These fillings require more of the tooth structure to be removed in order to hold the amalgam filling. The minute mercury content of these fillings can also deter many patients against this choice.

Composite Fillings

As an experienced cosmetic dentist, Dr. Strain may recommend composite tooth fillings to patients in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and to                                                 her locations who are looking for a safe and affordable option. These fillings can be matched with the natural shade of the teeth, which makes them suitable for the front or visible teeth.

Composite fillings are more versatile and can be used to address decayed, broken, chipped, or worn out teeth. However, the challenge with these fillings is that they may not be as durable as metal fillings. But in most cases, composite filings may last for at least five years or more.

Ceramic or Porcelain Fillings

These fillings are made with a very superior porcelain quality, which mimics the natural qualities of tooth enamel. These fillings offer the durability and strength similar to that of gold fillings, but do not compromise the aesthetics of the teeth. The color is similar to the natural teeth, so these can also be applied to the front teeth. They will typically last for at least 15 years or more. Patients who are looking for a combination of durability and aesthetics may choose high quality ceramic fillings.

Glass Ionomers

Glass ionomer fillings are produced with acrylic and a particular glass material. For children who require fillings beneath the gum line, the dentist may recommend this quality. However, this material is relatively weaker than composite resin, but the cost may be comparable to composite resin fillings. These fillings release fluoride, which can help prevent tooth decay.

If you would like to learn more about the dental procedures and treatments performed by cosmetic dentists Dr. Rob Strain, DDS  and Dr. Laura Wittenauer, DDS please call us at 760.568.9494 or click here. Serving new patients in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding areas.

Your Palm Desert Dentist

Cosmetic Dentist | Restorative Dentistry | Palm Desert CA Oral health is a critical component of the overall health and well being. Periodic visits to the dentist can help in maintaining outstanding oral health and ensure that any dental problems are addressed before they become serious. It is equally important to choose the right dentist to achieve desirable outcomes.

Studio Dentistry is a pre-eminent dental office, led by Dr. Rob Strain, providing innovative and advanced dental solutions. The practice receives patients from Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding areas for a wide range of general, cosmetic, and restorative dental treatments.

Comprehensive Dental Solutions

One of the key strengths of Dr. Strain’s practice is that it is equipped to provide a comprehensive range of dentistry treatments and services under a single roof. In a situation where the patient’s oral health concerns may be best addressed by a medical or dental specialist, Dr. Strain makes sure such services are provided right there.

As a leading cosmetic dentist, Dr. Strain not only receives patients who are permanent residents of the region, but also seasonal residents and outside visitors. Dr. Strain and his team are able to coordinate treatments for outside patients with their hometown dentists to ensure complete patient convenience.

High Patient Satisfaction Rates

Dr. Strain provides customized solutions at his dental office for every patient according to their unique oral health and aesthetic needs. Due to his commitment to provide personalized care and attention to every patient, Dr. Strain enjoys a strong, positive relationship with them.

Dr. Strain’s practice is equipped with cutting edge dentistry technologies in order to provide best in class care to all patients. The result of such exceptional efforts is that as many as 98% of Dr. Strain’s patients recommend Studio Dentistry to other patients.

Academic Background

Dr. Rob Strain completed his graduation from the leading UCLA School of Dentistry in 1972, followed by his residency in general dentistry at the VA Hospital, Long Beach in 1973. Thereafter, he trained as a USC Dental Clinical Instructor, which he completed in 1974.

In addition his qualifications, Dr. Strain has invested more than 2,000 hours in continuing education in order to stay abreast with the latest dental techniques and technologies. As an advanced cosmetic dentist, Dr. Strain’s experience spans over three decades.

Expanding Scope of Treatments

In recent years, Dr. Strain has endeavored to expand the scope of his practice beyond the regular dental treatments. He now also provides treatments for system health issues that may occur as fallout of poor oral health.

These issues may include sleep disorders, chronic facial pain and systemic conditions related to periodontal disease. Patients in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and nearby locations have an opportunity to receive treatments for these conditions from Dr. Strain.

Continuing Education

Dr. Strain’s commitment to provide the latest and most effective dental solutions has led him to pursue continuing education, which allows him to update his knowledge and dental skills substantially.

He is a member of the Spear Education Faculty Club, and completes 75 hours of continuing education every year to stay ahead of the changing dental technologies and techniques.

If you would like to learn more about the dental procedures and treatments performed by cosmetic dentists Dr. Rob Strain, DDS  and Dr. Laura Wittenauer, DDS please call us at 760.568.9494 or click here. Serving new patients in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding areas.

Your Palm Springs Dentist

General | Aesthetic | Restorative | Dentistry | Palm Springs CADental problems, whether cosmetic or functional, may occur at any age. Patients should choose a qualified and experienced dentist to address their condition effectively. Studio Dentistry is a leading dental office providing state of the art treatments in general, aesthetic, and restorative dentistry. The practice is led by Dr. Rob Strain who is driven by the commitment to deliver customized and highly satisfactory dental solutions to every patient.

As a leading cosmetic dentist, Dr. Strain receives patients from Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and surrounding areas. If the situation demands a specialized medical or dental attention, Dr. Strain’s practice makes sure comprehensive specialist services are provided to the patient under a single roof.

Best in Class Dental Care

Dr. Strain and his team are equipped to provide best in class dentistry treatments to achieve complete patient satisfaction. Apart from permanent residents from the region, Dr. Strain also receives seasonal residents and visitors from outside for a variety of dental treatments. The team at Studio Dentistry is prepared to coordinate treatments for external patients with their hometown dentists.

The availability of latest dental technologies and a superior treatment process under the personalized care and attention of Dr. Strain ensures outstanding results in every case. Due to its best in class care, Dr. Strain enjoys a strong reputation among his patients. As many as 98% patients at Studio Dentistry recommend the practice to other patients.

Education and Experience

Dr. Rob Strain graduated from the prestigious UCLA School of Dentistry in 1972. He followed it with a general practice residency at the VA Hospital, Long Beach. Thereafter, he received training as a USC Dental Clinical Instructor, which was accomplished in 1974.

Dr. Strain believes in constantly upgrading his knowledge and skills in order to provide cutting edge solutions through his dental office. He has completed over two thousand hours of continuing education. His experience as a cosmetic dentist spans over thirty years.

Areas of Expertise

Dr. Strain provides safe, proven and effective solutions in nearly every area of cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Apart from the regular dental solutions, he offers advanced treatments such as porcelain veneers, metal-free ceramic crowns, laser dentistry, and dental makeovers.

In recent years, Dr. Strain has also included innovative treatments for systemic health concerns that may result due to poor oral health. These may include chronic facial pain, sleep disorders, and periodontal disease related systemic conditions. Patients in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and nearby communities have an opportunity to receive treatments from Dr. Strain.

Professional Engagements

Dr. Strain is actively involved and has memberships of various leading professional organizations, which include:

  • Accreditation Candidate, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Member, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Member, American Dental Association
  • Member, California Dental Association
  • Active in interdisciplinary dental study groups
  • Palms to Pines Rotary of Palm Desert (President, 2010-11)

Other Achievements

Dr. Strain has been listed for several consecutive years in the Top Dentists List of the prestigious Palm Springs Life publication. He is also the author of “Add Life to Your Smile; A Consumer’s Guide to More Smile for Less Money.”

If you would like to learn more about the dental procedures and treatments performed by cosmetic dentists Dr. Rob Strain, DDS  and Dr. Laura Wittenauer, DDS please call us at 760.568.9494 or click here. Serving new patients in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding areas.

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