Dr. Latha Subramanian is a dentist who owns her own clinic in Mountain View, California. She specializes in laser and family dentistry. Dr. Subramanian earned her degree in dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center. She has undertaken further training at the LD Pankey Institute in Florida and earned a Fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry. She has also earned Fellowships from the Academy of Laser Dentistry and the World Clinical Laser Institute. Dr. Subramanian is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain. With Dr. Subramanian’s expertise, you don’t have to worry about resorting to surgery when it comes to professional tooth restoration.
What Procedures Does Dr. Subramanian Offer?
Dr. Subramanian offers a variety of services, including the following:
• Dental Cleanings
• Tooth restoration
• Dental X-rays
• Laser dentistry
• Teeth whitening
• Crowns and veneers
What Does Non-Surgical Tooth Restoration Involve?
Tooth restoration describes any kind of dental procedure done to repair damaged tooth or replace a missing one. The most common and best-known form of tooth restoration is filling in a cavity. Other examples include crowns, dental implants and bridges.
Dr. Subramanian uses lasers extensively in restorations. Lasers provide the following advantages:
• They can sterilize the treatment area by killing the bacteria
• They can also remove decayed parts of the tooth
• They can treat infections
• They don’t harm healthy tissue, for they target only the decayed or damaged part of a tooth or gum
• They can strengthen the bond between a filling and a tooth, so the filling lasts longer
• Lasers eliminate the need for stitches and reduce the need for anesthesia
• Recovery time is quicker
What is CEREC?
CEREC, which stands for Ceramic Reconstruction, is a technology that enables a dentist to make a crown, bridge, onlay or inlay while the patient is present. It includes 3D photography and CAD/CAM technology that help the dentist design the needed restoration and a milling machine for making it.
The process begins by taking a 3D image of the treatment site and using it to design the needed restoration. The resulting image is then sent to the milling machine, which then carves it out of a ceramic block with diamond head cutters. The dentist then bonds the restoration to the tooth. The entire process takes less than two hours.
How is Laser Teeth Whitening Done?
Teeth whitening involves the use of bleach that the dentist applies directly to the teeth. The dentist may use heat, light, or a laser to accelerate the process. The teeth whitening procedure generally takes about 30 to 60 minutes. In some cases, the patient will need more than one treatment to get the desired results.
If you are in need of tooth restoration, surgery isn’t your only option. The state-of-the-art laser dentistry offered at the office of Dr. Latha Subramanian can help you reclaim a beautiful, healthy smile. Contact our office in Mountain View today to schedule your first appointment.