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Rancho Mirage Family Dental Office | Palm Desert DentistryStudio Dentistry is a state of the art dental office providing a comprehensive range of family dental services in addition to advanced aesthetic and restorative procedures. Wherever the patient’s interests can be best served by a dental or medical specialist, the practice helps arrange those services too.

Even seasonal residents or outside visitors to the practice can receive the best services as the Studio Dentistry team will coordinate treatment with their hometown dentist.

Amazing, dedicated, general, and cosmetic dentist Dr. Rob Strain provides family dental and other services to patients in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and surrounding communities.

 

Second Opinions

Studio Dentistry offers free dental second opinions and consultations for patients who wish to familiarize themselves with Dr. Strain and his dentistry team before they commit to a thorough examination and treatment recommendations. This enables a patient who may be uncertain of the treatment approach advised by another dentist to be in a better position to make a well-considered choice.

 

Initial Consultation

During the initial consultation process, the patient is given a brief tour of the Studio Dentistry office. Thereafter, the patient will have a comfortable opportunity to discuss their oral health concerns with Dr. Strain along with a team member. Dr. Strain encourages patients to share their records from another office, if any.

The patient will gain a preliminary idea of their recommended solutions and how much it may cost them. Dr. Strain will usually perform a cursory exam of the mouth. Thereafter, the patient has a choice to proceed for a comprehensive exam, based on which Dr. Strain and his team is able to provide an accurate assessment of the time and costs that may be involved in the full treatment.

 

Financing and Insurance Support

Patients who may seek to get their dental procedure financed will receive guidance and support from Dr. Strain’s dental office. Care Credit is one of the financing options that can be utilized through the practice, and various other financing options may also be suggested to the patient as per their requirements.

Studio Dentistry is happy to receive patients with all insurance plans, but it avoids any provider lists that would limit the quality of its family dental and other services. However, the practice will help the patient maximize their benefits from insurance and it will bill insurance electronically on the day of service.

 

Key Dental Services

The family dental and other services provided at Studio Dentistry include:

 

Aesthetic Services

  • ZOOM! Whitening
  • Take-home whitening (Opalescence)
  • Photo Imaging (Smile Previews)
  • Diagnostic Wax-ups
  • Tooth recontouring (enamelplasty)
  • Gum recontouring (gingivoplasty)
  • Composite Bonding
  • Decay removal and composite placement
  • Amalgam filling replacement (non-metal fillings)
  • Fracture repair (and cracked teeth)
  • Erosion & Abrasion Repair
  • Ceramic Veneers (including MAC Veneers, Empress Veneers, DaVinci Veneers, Cerinate Lumineers, and Feldspathic Veneers)
  • Invisible edge All-Ceramic Porcelain Crowns
  • Porcelain-fused-to-gold Crowns (PFMs, PFGs)
  • The Custom Cosmetic Denture

 

Oral-Systemic Health Services

  • Periodontal health
  • Deep scaling – root planing
  • Local antibiotic (Arestin) placement
  • Laser pocket sterilization
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Evaluation
  • Oral sleep disorder appliances (anti-snoring appliances)
  • TMJ/TMD Therapy
  • Pain therapy
  • Nightguards, occlusal splints, bite guards

 

Preservation Services

  • Assessment and Diagnosis (comprehensive, periodic and problem focused exams)
  • Digital Radiography (Digital X-rays)
  • Dental Cleanings (prophylaxis)
  • Deep Scaling (root planing)
  • The Add Life to Your Smile Program

 

Reconstructive Services

  • Smile lifts (non-surgical facelift)
  • Full-mouth reconstruction
  • Dental implants prosthetics
  • Teeth-in-a-day

With more than 30 years of experience behind him, pre-eminent cosmetic dentist Dr. Rob Strain receives patients from Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and other neighborhoods and communities in this area of the southwest.  

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.

Get a Bigger and Wider Smile | Rancho Mirage Dentistry | Palm DesertAn attractive smile can dramatically enhance the personality of an individual. But with aging, many people tend to lose facial height in the lower half of the face, which compromises the appearance of their smile. A smile lift is an advanced procedure in cosmetic dentistry to restore lost facial height and create a youthful, smiling face.

Depending on the patient’s specific condition of the teeth, gums and facial height, the dentist will create a customized smile lift treatment plan.

Accomplished and marvelous cosmetic dentist Dr. Rob Strain of Studio Dentistry provides smile lift and various other dental procedures to patients in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and surrounding locations in this area of The Golden State.

 

Candidacy

People above the age of 18, who have some or all of the following facial characteristics, will typically make good candidates for a smile lift procedure:

  • Short lower half of the face
  • Thin or hidden lips
  • Hidden smile
  • Extra skin or wrinkles in the lower half of the face
  • Depression below lower lip

 

Treatment Options

The patient should choose a dental office that is fully equipped to provide cutting edge treatment options to create a bigger, wider smile. The dentist may recommend a bite opening splint prior to the treatment. The next step usually involves correct placement of upper front teeth. All the upper teeth or all the lower teeth are commonly restored at one time.

However, all the upper and lower teeth may also be restored at one time, which is known as a full mouth reconstruction. The patient will have different options to receive this treatment in smaller stages so that the overall procedure fits their budget. In such a case, the dentist will discuss the most appropriate treatment sequence according to the patient’s unique needs.

 

Tooth Re-contouring (Enamelplasty)

In some cases, a simple treatment such as tooth re-contouring can help a patient transform their smile. This procedure involves reshaping the enamel on the front teeth edges, which will create an aesthetically appealing smile. Some patients may require tooth re-contouring to reduce sharp edges of the teeth that have a tendency to chip.

The first thing that a person notices in a smile is the outline of the biting edge or the incisal edges. Some degree of regularity helps to create a desirable smile. Perfect symmetry is not preferred for an attractive, natural smile, but grossly asymmetrical outlines are also not a good thing. These concerns can be skillfully addressed by an experienced dentist through tooth re-contouring.

 

Gum Re-contouring

If too much gum is showing during a smile or the gum line does not match on both sides or is inappropriate to the teeth, it will compromise the smile. Irregular gum contours are more distracting than irregular teeth. The dentist may recommend gum re-contouring treatment to create a more pleasing smile.

 

Bonding

Bonding enables the cosmetic dentist to make restorations stay on a tooth. Bonding is often performed at the same time on both enamel and dentin. Dr. Strain receives patients from Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and other suburbs and cities across the landscape for smile lift procedures.

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.

Dental Reconstruction | Palm Desert Dentist | Rancho Mirage | Palm SpringsDental reconstruction is a major dentistry procedure designed to rebuild teeth and a bite that have suffered significant damage over the years or suddenly due to a mouth injury. The dental reconstruction procedure will involve treatment of the teeth, the bite, the TMJ joint and facial muscles as a whole, rather than individually addressing each issue.

It is critical to choose a dentist with adequate experience and training in provide a major procedure such as dental reconstruction. Dedicated and sagacious cosmetic dentist Dr. Rob Strain has more than two decades of experience in providing dental reconstructions. Dr. Strain provides this procedure to patients in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and surrounding communities in this geographic region of the west coast.

 

Dental Reconstruction – Smile Lift

Dental reconstruction may not only be performed to address decayed or missing teeth or treatment of jaw dysfunction, but also for restore a smile for cosmetic reasons. The judicious Dr. Strain’s dental office provides comprehensive dental reconstruction procedures, including a smile lift.

A smile lift involves restoration of the lost facial height to create a wider smile and a more youthful mouth appearance. Loss of facial height can occur due to aging, grinding of teeth, and clenching of the jaws. The smile procedure often begins with a pre-treatment bite opening splint. The next step may be the placement of upper front teeth in the proper position.

All the upper teeth or all the lower teeth are commonly restored at the same time. If all the teeth are restored simultaneously, it is known as a full mouth reconstruction. Depending on the patient’s budgetary and other needs, the procedure may be performed at one time or in smaller stages.

 

Full Mouth Reconstruction

A full mouth reconstruction in dentistry refers to rebuilding all the teeth according to a customized design. This procedure can help to rebuild teeth that have sustained years of decay, severe damage, or have been poorly restored. The goal is to improve the bite or improve the smile or a combination of the two.

The dentist will plan a full mouth reconstruction after reviewing detailed records of the patient’s mouth, including x-rays, models, photos, and a diagnostic wax design. Stabilizing of the bite may be first undertaken by providing an occlusal splint to the patient prior to the reconstruction. The procedure can be completed in about two to four dental visits.

The preparation appointment may require several hours, and sedation is often recommended to keep the patient comfortable. Astute and awesome cosmetic dentist Dr. Strain receives patients from Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and nearby areas for dental reconstruction.

 

Dental Implants

Dental implants can be a part of a dental reconstruction procedure, or may be performed independently to replace individual missing teeth. Dental implant procedure is the most dependable and effective way to replace missing teeth. Once the implants are placed, it helps to preserve bone and allows the patient to exert greater biting force.

The success rate of dental implants is very high, and they do not compromise the health of the adjacent teeth. Dr. Strain receives patients from Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and other suburbs and neighborhoods in this part of the country for full and partial dental reconstruction procedures.

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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