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At Union Square Dental Practice in downtown San Francisco, we take time to individualize dental treatment to ensure the most effective care. Our first priority is to listen and understand your needs and desires. We educate you about various treatment options to help you make the best choices. We use advanced imaging and computerized treatment planning techniques to make you a partner in your care.

Consultations:
We know how important it is for patients to feel comfortable when choosing a dentist and a dental team. That is why Union Square Dental Practice takes the time necessary to give you the personal attention you deserve. Our consultations provide you the opportunity to meet our staff, see the office, and discuss your individual needs and desires for a healthy, beautiful smile.

Cleaning:
Dental health begins with healthy gums. We customize treatment to ensure your specific periodontal (gums and bone) needs are met. We provide the best treatment while making sure you are comfortable, and non-surgical periodontal treatment is often possible.

Diagnostic and Treatment Plans:
A thorough diagnosis and treatment plan will ensure success. We use x-rays, visual examination, digital cameras, models, comprehensive periodontal exams, cancer screenings, and esthetic evaluations to develop the proper diagnosis and treatment plans. Our Dentrix Dental Software clearly explains various treatment options. Our doctors strive to educate you and make you an active participant in the process.

Fillings:
The latest dental materials and techniques allow for beautiful, long-lasting fillings. Union Square Dental Practice uses composite and porcelain to restore teeth to their natural color and strength.

Crowns:
Teeth that have been fractured or chipped are susceptible to further damage. Crowns are used to restore both front and back teeth that have been broken or are at high risk of doing so. We use the latest materials to restore teeth to their natural strength, look, and feel.

Dental Veneers:
Veneers are a thin covering of porcelain used to enhance the appearance and function of teeth. This is one of the most exciting and rewarding techniques in dentistry today. We are able to produce brilliant smiles by whitening teeth, closing spaces, and by straightening rotated teeth. You can achieve the smile of your dreams in two visits.
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Lumineers:
LUMINEERS BY CERINATE are porcelain veneers that offer the painless way to a permanently whiter and perfectly aligned smile. Union Square Dental Practice can apply these contact lens-thin "smile shapers" to teeth without any grinding or shaving, transforming teeth into a naturally beautiful smile that looks perfect for every individual.
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Bridges:
A bridge replaces one or more missing teeth. Teeth on both sides of a space are used to anchor the bridge in order to restore function and esthetics. Our office uses only the best dental labs to produce beautiful, natural restorations.

Implants:
If you are missing one or more teeth, you may be a candidate for dental implants. Implants work by mimicking the structure of natural teeth. Like natural teeth, dental implants are secured in the jawbone. Successful dental implants become firmly embedded in the jaw, providing a chewing surface like that of natural teeth. Implants can replace one tooth or multiple teeth depending on the circumstance. Please ask our doctors about this exciting procedure.
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Whitening:
Teeth whitening is one of the easiest and most gratifying techniques available today. We treat our patients with in-office whitening and take-home kits depending on the current status of the teeth and desired outcome. The in-office procedure is safe and produces immediate results.
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Dentures:
When a patient has several missing teeth, or is missing teeth altogether, a complete or partial denture may be necessary. We take time to help patients gain back chewing function and healthy smiles.
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Endodontics:
Today, with a special dental procedure called a root canal therapy you may save a tooth that would otherwise have to be pulled. Inside each tooth is the pulp, which provides nutrients and nerves to the tooth; it runs like a thread down through the root. When the pulp is diseased or injured, the pulp tissue dies. If you don't remove it, your tooth gets infected and you could lose it. After we remove the pulp, the root canal is cleaned and sealed off to protect it. Then we place a crown over the tooth to help make it stronger. Most of the time, a root canal is a relatively simple procedure with little or no discomfort involving one to three visits. Best of all, it can save your tooth and your smile!

Pediatric Dentistry in San Francisco, CA
We specialize in providing dental treatment for children and young adolescents by providing a gentle and comfortable atmosphere for them. Our love for children has prompted us to make their visit to the dentist as comfortable as possible, and our ultimate goal is to establish and maintain a life-long relationship with these young patients.

We provide examinations and teeth cleaning for infants and will monitor their dentistry needs as they grow and change. We will provide information to the adult as to how to properly care for their children's teeth and will make formal recommendations as to how to achieve overall dental well being.

American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, all recommend that your child visits a dentist by age one or 6 months from the first tooth eruption.

Why are baby teeth important?
Your child's baby teeth are important. Children need strong, healthy teeth to chew their food, speak and have a good-looking smile. Baby teeth also keep a space in the jaw for the adult teeth. If a baby tooth is lost too early, the teeth beside it may drift into the empty space. When it's time for the adult teeth to come in, there may not be enough room. This can make the teeth crooked or crowded.

Although tooth decay has declined among young children as a group, it can still be a problem for individual children, and even teens and adults. That's because plaque, a sticky film of bacteria, constantly forms on your teeth. When you eat or drink foods containing sugars or starches, the bacteria in plaque produce acids that attack tooth enamel. The stickiness of the plaque keeps these acids in contact with your teeth and after many such attacks, the enamel can break down and a cavity forms.

Preventing Decay:
•Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
•Clean between teeth daily with floss or an interdental cleaner.
•Eat a balanced diet and limit between-meal snacks.
•Visit our office regularly for professional cleanings and oral exams.
•Ask us about dental sealants, a protective plastic coating that can be applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth where decay often starts.

Make Dental Visits Enjoyable for Your Child & You
•Schedule the dental appointment for a time when your child feels rested and cooperative. Avoid nap and mealtimes if possible.
•Don't let anyone tell your child scary stories about dental visits.
•Don't let your child know if you feel any anxiety about going to the dentist.
•Don't bribe your child to go to the appointment.
•Never use a dental visit as a punishment or threat.
•Do try to make your child's dental visit an enjoyable outing.
•Set a good example by taking care of your oral hygiene and health.

Our dental practice is located in the financial district of downtown San Francisco. Our address is:

450 Sutter Street, Suite 1326, San Francisco, CA 94108

For more information about our dentists and dentistry services, or to schedule a dental appointment, please call our office at (415) 693-9139 or send an email to Info@UnionSquareDental.com.


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