Frequently Asked Questions From Our Los Alamitos, CA Office

At Volterra Dental, you can ask us anything about dentistry. Have a question that isn’t listed below? Call our Los Alamitos, CA dental office at 562-735-2363 to speak with one of our friendly staff members, or fill out our online form!

Q: Why Don’t Store-Bought Teeth Whitening Products Work?

In order to be safely sold without a prescription, over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments have to be made much weaker than professional whitening options. At our Los Alamitos, CA dental office, we can safely and quickly brighten your smile using Opalescence and Zoom! in-office or take-home teeth whitening systems.

Q: Can Anything Be Done About My Gummy Smile?

If you are unhappy with the way your gums look, we can help with gum reshaping treatments. Using our BIOLASE dental laser, we can safely and artistically remove just enough of the gum tissue so your teeth and smile look great.

Q: Why Does My Jaw Hurt So Much?

TMD is a painful disorder of the jaw joints (TMJ) that connect your lower jaw to your skull. Signs of TMD include stiffness or pain in the jaw, difficulty opening or closing your mouth, and even chronic headaches. Using a special dental splint, we can relieve some pressure, allowing your jaw to heal.

Q: What’s The Best Way To Replace A Missing Tooth?

Every case is unique, so we will need to examine your teeth to better understand your best options. That said, dental implants are the closest thing to your natural teeth. They replace your tooth roots, prevent tissue deterioration, provide superior durability, and are custom made to match your smile in shape and color.

If you have questions that are not answered here, or to schedule your next appointment, call us today at 562-735-2363 or use our online form.