We hope our website provides very useful information about our office and our philosophy regarding our practice of dentistry. If you do have questions, please call us at (415) 681-0668 or send us a message! We look forward to meeting you for the first time or seeing you back in our office! Smile big!
Our goal is to provide the highest level of comprehensive dental care in an environment that is caring, respectful, and understanding while at the same time safely. Your oral health is among our top concern.
Dr. Greg is a general dentist who loves dentistry. He decided to become a dentist when he was about 5 years old and in kindergarten. He’s always looked up to his father, Dr. Robert Chong, and wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps. Read more…
Routine dental examinations and teeth cleaning are important elements in maintaining excellent oral health. We highly advocate the use of the Oral B Electric Toothbrush along with regular and consistent flossing. Some times additional cleaning aids are necessary, such as a proxybrush and/or a water pik, to help you keep your teeth and gums the cleanest and healthiest. We'd be more than happy to show you proper technique so you may get your teeth as clean as possible. We welcome questions of any type during your routine care visit.
Dental radiographs or x-rays maybe deemed necessary in order to help your dental provider diagnose dental disease such as cavities, gum disease, or emergency conditions. Your radiation safety is of utmost importance to us. We try to limit the dosage one receives as much as diagnostically possible. We employ the use of a digital x-ray system which helps reduce the radiation dosage up to 90%.
Dental fillings or restorations are recommended when there has been damage to your tooth. The damage to your tooth may have been the result of a cavity or might simply be chipped or broken from eating foods. There are typically two types of restorative materials we use today. The most popular restorative material used today is the white fillings, or composite resin fillings. Teeth can still be restored using the amalgam, or silver filling, material, but these have been falling out of favor because this restorative material is the one that contains mercury. The choice of restorative material is a discussion you and your dental provider will have to determine which material has more advantages than disadvantages depending on the condition of your tooth.
Crowns are coverings for teeth. They are recommended when there is a severe compromise to the structural integrity of the tooth. They can be made out of several types of materials including gold, lithium disilicate, and zirconia to name a few. E.max crowns are made out of Lithium Disilicate, and are our best looking crowns while at the same time being very strong. Discussions with your dental provider will help to make informed decisions regarding the very best materials to be used and techniques in helping save your tooth.
Dental implants are a system of titanium screws and parts to help replace a missing or severely damaged tooth beyond repair. We often call them fixtures. They are surgically placed into the jaw bone, thereafter once healing has occurred, a crown is custom fabricated to be placed on top. It is our very best way to replace a missing tooth or teeth in its entirety.
Teeth whitening or bleaching is a process where stains are removed from your tooth structure with a chemical called, Carbamide Peroxide. We do not recommend the use of whitening toothpastes to achieve the same result. Although they may seem to work, the whitening toothpastes are more of an abrasive nature and will begin to strip off small amounts of your tooth's precious enamel over time. Whitening gels do not contain any abrasive chemicals and the whitening process does not damage your tooth structure. The whitening effect doesn't last forever, therefore touchups are often needed to maintain the whiten look, but the frequency of touchups is dependent on the consumption of dark liquids (sodas and even red wine), nuts (such as walnuts and almonds), some types of foods, as well as if one smokes. For most, the whitened teeth appearance can last around a year's time. There are 3 ways to bleach your teeth:
Smile design is a process involving diagnosis, planning, and treatment to help improve one's smile. Sometimes it may be severe enough to warrant rehabilitation of one's entire mouth. There are a variety of innovative techniques and great materials in dentistry today that allow us to provide the highest level of care to improve your smile. For more information, simply start a conversation about your concerns with your dental provider.
Night guards are oral retainers or appliances that are typically worn at night time or while you sleep. They are used because your dental professional recommended it to help curb or treat the side effects of bruxism (i.e. clenching and/or grinding habits). Bruxism habits are quite destructive to natural tooth structure and to the whole masticatory system. The night guard is worn to help alleviate pain and/or other side effects from bruxism. If you suspect you maybe grinding and/or clenching your teeth, please consult with your dental provider for more information and an examination.
Our office is open during the following times:
Tuesday-Friday 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed Sunday's and Monday's
Emergencies after hours are available.