From a routine exam from the dentist and a professional cleaning to full-mouth rehabilitation, our Valencia practice is equipped to handle all of your dental needs.
Our general dentistry services take care of your whole family’s dental needs.
Preventive dental care is essential for maintaining good oral health. Dental disease can have serious consequences for your overall health, not just your teeth and gums. Studies have shown that poor oral health is linked to a variety of health issues, including heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.
By visiting Dr. Mehran Abbassian DDS regularly for professional cleanings and checkups, you will arm your teeth and gums against dental disease. During your visits, we will thoroughly clean your teeth and gums, removing plaque and bacteria that can cause tooth decay and gum disease. We will also examine your teeth and gums for any signs of damage or disease, so that we can treat any issues as soon as possible.
When you visit our dental office for preventive care, you can expect a comprehensive examination and cleaning. Our team will review your medical and dental history, and we will take the time to discuss any concerns or questions that you may have.
What to Expect During Your Preventive Dental Care Appointment
During your cleaning, our skilled dental hygienist will use specialized tools to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums. We will also polish your teeth to remove any surface stains and to leave your teeth feeling smooth and clean.
After your cleaning, Dr. Abbassian will examine your teeth and gums for any signs of damage, disease, or cavities. If we detect any issues, we will recommend the appropriate treatment to help restore your oral health.
It is also important to keep in mind that in conjunction with periodic dental professional cleanings, a good dental home care regimen is necessary. As part of the preventive program at this dentist office your current home care practices will be reviewed. Following that, we will make recommendations as to what areas require improvements, and instruct you in the proper methods of brushing and flossing.
Additional preventive services we offer in Valencia may be indicated for individual patients. An integral part of our preventive program for pediatric patients includes periodic fluoride treatments and the application of dental sealants.
Home Care Regimen
A good home care regimen is also an essential part of maintaining optimal oral health. At our dental office, we will review your current home care practices and make recommendations as to what areas require improvements. We will also instruct you in the proper methods of brushing and flossing to ensure that you are effectively removing plaque and bacteria from your teeth.
Fluoride treatments are a safe and effective way to help prevent tooth decay, especially in pediatric patients. Fluoride is a mineral that helps to strengthen the enamel of your teeth, making them more resistant to decay. Our team may recommend periodic fluoride treatments for you or your child to help prevent cavities and maintain optimal oral health.
Dental sealants are a thin, protective coating that is applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. This is an effective way to prevent cavities in the deep grooves and crevices of your molars. Dental sealants are especially beneficial for children who may have difficulty maintaining optimal oral hygiene.
Become a Member of the Dr. Abbassian Dental Family
At Mehran Abbassian DDS, we are dedicated to providing our patients in Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, and Saugus CA with the best possible dental care. We believe that preventive dental care is the foundation of good oral health, and we are committed to helping our patients maintain optimal oral health for a lifetime.
If you are looking for a dentist in Valencia, CA, we invite you to become a member of the Dr. Abbassian dental family. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment and experience the benefits of preventive dental care. We look forward to meeting you.
We are experts at repairing and improving teeth. Our restorative services at our practice near Santa Clarita include implants, root canals, dentures, crowns & bridges, and fillings. Our staff can help you understand your options and change your life with the latest in dental restoration.
At our dentist office we take pride in creating and maintaining beautiful and healthy smiles for our younger patients in an environment that is lighthearted and fun. With an emphasis on establishing oral health habits that last a lifetime, our primary tools are education and a comprehensive preventive care program.
As part of an effort to guard against childhood dental decay we recommend periodic fluoride treatments and dental sealants placed on the biting surfaces of the back teeth.
Dental emergencies can come about in any number of ways. Your discomfort may be due to an injury to the oral facial area, the acute flare up of a longstanding problem, or the result of the sudden onset of seemingly inexplicable pain. Whatever the case may be, urgent treatment from the dentist is needed to provide you with relief and to avoid any further consequences to your oral health or function, as well as your overall well being.
There are many reasons to seek emergency dental care, including severe toothaches, chipped or fractured teeth, a dental abscess, impacted teeth, loose or broken fillings, lost or dislodged crowns, broken dentures and more. While the pain of a toothache is one of the more common reasons that patients come to our dental office for emergency dental care, we also promptly treat emergencies that are not necessarily painful like crowns that have been dislodged and broken dentures that leave embarrassing gaps in one’s smile.
Whether your dental emergency is painful, if it affects the appearance of your smile, or if you suspect that an infection is present, contact our dentist office immediately for care. We will make every effort to see you as promptly as possible.
Our cosmetic services include numerous treatments for patients looking to enhance their appeearance.
Crowns & Caps
The terms dental crowns and caps are synonymous. If dental decay, cracked fillings, root canals, clenching or grinding the teeth have caused extensive damage to the underlying tooth structure a dental filling may not be a sufficient restoration. The only way to completely restore the cosmetic appearance and function of this tooth is often full coverage with a dental crown. The good news is that a completed dental crown looks and feels like a natural tooth.
In addition to restoring a single natural tooth, crowns can be used in other situations including being the supporting ends of dental bridge, covering dental implants, or as coverage for a cracked tooth to prevent further breakdown. A crown may also be indicated when a discolored or stained tooth needs to be restored to its natural appearance. Crowns can be made of either porcelain baked onto a metal substrate, all-porcelain, or many of the new ceramic materials that have been developed.
3D Printed Dental Crowns With CEREC Technology
At Mehran Abbassian DDS in Valencia, dental crowns are an integral part of many dental restoration treatments. This includes implants, root canals, or simply covering and strengthening a tooth that has been damaged by trauma or decay. Dental crowns restore your smile, preserve the integrity of your mouth’s structure, and help you maintain great oral health.
Replace Your Crown In Record Time
With traditional dental crowns, treatment is completed in multiple visits. During the first visit, after a tooth impression is taken, a dental lab makes the crown while the patient wears a temporary crown for a couple of weeks. The patient then returns for a second visit to have their crown put in place by the dentist.
CEREC crowns, on the other hand, are completed in one visit to our Valencia dentist office. The CEREC technology utilizes an infrared camera that takes 3D images of your damaged tooth and sends those images directly to our CEREC machine. Your crown is milled inside the machine right here in our office, providing us with the ability to complete your procedure the same day.
When teeth are missing a series of changes that can impact your overall dental health and jaw function may be initiated. The adjacent teeth may start to drift or tilt into the space, and teeth in the opposing jaw may start to shift toward the area of the missing tooth. It is therefore important to replace the single tooth or multiple teeth that have been lost. One of the best options to prevent the consequences of shifting teeth and to restore full function to a small edentulous section in the mouth is a dental bridge.
A dental bridge replaces the missing teeth with artificial teeth called “pontics,” and is supported on the ends by prepared natural teeth. Once fabricated and fitted a dental bridge will be permanently “fixed,” or cemented into place. Like crowns, bridges can be made of either porcelain baked on to a metal substrate or many of the new ceramic materials that have been developed.
Losing a tooth due to injury, dental decay, or gum disease can happen. However, in order to avoid causing problems for the adjacent teeth and your overall dental health, it is important to replace the tooth that has been lost. This can be done a number of ways including fixed bridges, removable partial or full dentures as well as a more recent procedure known as dental implants.
One of the most significant dental innovations in recent times, an implant is a small surgical fixture made of biocompatible metal or ceramic materials that is placed into the jawbone and functions in the same manner as the root of a tooth. In the same way that natural root supports the natural crown of your tooth, an implant once it fully integrates with the surrounding bone, provides a stable and durable foundation for a replacement tooth. Implants often support a crown for an individual tooth, but can also be used as abutment teeth for a dental bridge, or strategically placed to help stabilize a denture.
Out of all of the restorative choices available today an implant comes the closest to replicating the look, feel and function of a natural tooth. Furthermore, it is the only method of tooth replacement that does not require the involvement or preparation of the adjacent teeth. A dental implant also stimulates bone remodeling to prevent shrinkage in areas where teeth are missing and helps to restore facial contours in areas where significant bone loss has occurred.
Teeth that have been stained or darkened by food, tobacco use, age, medications or injury can be lightened and brightened by means of a non-invasive process known as teeth whitening.
Teeth whitening or bleaching simply refers to any process that will make the teeth appear whiter. While there are many over the counter options for teeth whitening, the most effective and safest teeth whitening systems are the professional strength ones available at the dentist’s office. A dental professional whitening system offers a higher concentration of whitening components and delivers them to the teeth in the most efficient manner to achieve optimal results.
At our office we offer two exceptional options for tooth whitening. You can choose either an in-office tooth whitening procedure or a professional take home system. Both of these are top-of the-line systems. However, the biggest advantage of the in-office procedure is that in as little as one hour you can achieve a smile that is several shades whiter and brighter than the original color of your teeth.
Our professional strength take home system also produces excellent results. However, this is achieved by way of a more gradual process. Our take home kit may be prescribed alone, or after an in-office treatment to perfect or maintain the in-office result.
Whether from disease, malnutrition, genetic disorders, or an accident sometimes it is necessary for an individual to have some or all of their teeth extracted. While this can be devastating, partial or full dentures can be fabricated to restore an attractive smile, provide needed support for normal facial contours and reestablish a highly functional occlusion.
A denture consists of natural looking artificial teeth set in a supportive base. It may be fabricated to replace either a small group of teeth, an entire upper arch, an entire lower arch, or used to restore both dental arches.
A complete denture refers to the replacement all of the teeth in a dental arch. It can be inserted either of two ways. It can be inserted some weeks after the extraction sites and all of the surgical procedures have had a chance to heal, or as an “immediate” denture placed the same day the last remaining teeth are extracted. Although an immediate denture offers the advantage of not having to go without teeth for any period of time, it can require multiple adjustments as the tissues remodel and heal following dental extractions or other surgical procedures.
In situations where some sturdy teeth remain, partial dentures can be fabricated. Partial dentures can achieve adequate retention and stability by having clasps on the teeth surrounding the edentulous areas.
In some cases added stability for the dentures can be provided by strategically placed implants.
If your teeth suffer from gaps, chips, stains, or discolorations you may be a candidate for porcelain veneers, a highly effective and minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that can achieve beautiful results.
Porcelain veneers are thin facings custom-made of the highest quality ceramic materials that are designed to fit perfectly over the front of your teeth. One of the most conservative cosmetic treatments available, veneers can mask a host of dental imperfections to give you the smile that you have always wanted. Porcelain veneers not only enhance and improve the shape of your teeth, they are able to create an overall whiter and brighter smile.
One of the most appealing aspects of the process of fabricating porcelain veneers is that they involve minimal tooth preparation and take just a few visits. Porcelain veneers, once they are fabricated and fitted, are permanently bonded to the underlying teeth. The result is a naturally pleasing smile that is both strong and durable.
Our specialty services cover most areas of detistry that one may require to restore their appeearance.
Periodontal disease damages the surrounding soft tissues and bone that support the teeth. It is predominantly caused by the accumulation of bacteria, mucus and other particles in the form of plaque or tartar that sit between the teeth and the gums. Periodontal disease can range in severity from a simple gum inflammation, known as gingivitis, to a more serious inflammation of the periodontal tissues. Left untreated periodontal disease can result in significant tissue damage and eventual tooth loss.
The problem with periodontal disease is that often the progression is painless. As a result the affected individual may not be aware of an ongoing disease process. This is why it is so important to recognize the signs of the earliest stage of periodontal disease, which is gingivitis. The symptoms of gingivitis typically include red, swollen and bleeding gums. Treatment by the dentist at this point is often sufficient to reverse the course of the disease and to avoid any permanent damage to the periodontal tissues. A series of deep dental cleanings, an improved home care regimen, and a commitment to regular maintenance may be all that is required to prevent this stage of periodontal disease from progressing.
Left untreated, gingivitis can escalate into periodontitis. However, there are other factors that can contribute to the escalation of periodontal disease, including smoking, genetic tendencies, and unchecked diabetes. In either case, when periodontal disease has progressed to a more advanced stage there is usually clinical and radiographic evidence of damage to the bone and soft tissues supporting the teeth. Periodontal treatment in this phase is designed to halt the progression of the disease and to restore tooth support as possible. This may involve medications to control the bacteria and reduce the size of the pockets between the teeth and gums, gum surgery, as well as bone and tissue grafts.
A healthy, functional and attractive smile requires teeth that are straight and jaws that are well aligned. The goal of orthodontic treatment is to correct the cosmetic and functional problems associated with teeth that are either overcrowded, have spaces between them, or that have shifted over time due to extractions, habits, or abnormal bite patterns. Orthodontics can also address skeletal discrepancies between the upper and lower jaws.
Orthodontic treatment can range from the minor movement of a few teeth to the alignment of an entire bite. It may also be used in some cases to align teeth both before and after the surgical correction of severe jaw discrepancies.
Orthodontics utilizes the principles of physics to slowly move teeth into their proper positions. This is performed by using a selection of corrective appliances, including braces, clear aligners, and retainers. Designed to apply incremental and controlled forces to move the teeth in the desired direction, these appliances are adjusted on a regular basis throughout the course of care. Once a malocclusion is corrected and the teeth are completely aligned, retainers are often placed to help ensure that the result remains stable.
Orthodontic treatment time depends on the patient’s age, the severity of the malocclusion and the unique needs of each particular case. Some corrections can be accomplished in a few months while others can take a few years. However, for many malocclusions the average length of orthodontic treatment time is 24 months.
,Sedation dentistry offers individuals with general anxiety about going to the dentist or fears about a specific dental procedure the opportunity to have a stress free and more comfortable experience. Utilizing safe and controlled sedation techniques prior to the dental procedure the patient is eased into a state of complete relaxation. This eliminates any discomfort, pain, and preoperative anxiety that may be associated with a particular dentist visit. With sedation dentistry patients typically feel more at ease post-operatively as they have little or no memory of the actual moment-to-moment dental procedure.
Our pediatric services include a variety of treatments and specialties for our younger patients.
At Mehran Abbassian, DDS in Valencia, we take pride in maintaining beautiful and healthy smiles for our young patients in a lighthearted and fun environment. Our primary tools are education and comprehensive preventive care to establish great oral health habits that last a lifetime.
We offer the highest quality dental care in a kid-friendly atmosphere. Our dental team proves that going to the dentist can be fun.
We provide comprehensive dental care to each child that walks through our door. We aim to bring the best pediatric experience possible in a calm and inviting environment. Parents choose us because of their ability to deal with all types of child behavior and special needs.
What is Pediatric Dentistry?
Pediatric dentistry focuses on caring for children’s oral health from infancy through teenage years and also with special needs adults. Read here to learn more.
Why is Pediatric Dentistry Important?
The sooner children begin getting regular dental exams, professional cleanings, and learning good at-home oral hygiene, the healthier they will be throughout their lives. Early checkups prevent cavities and tooth decay, leading to pain, trouble concentrating, and other health issues.
Pediatric dentistry is for children from 6 months old until their final adult teeth have come in, up to 12 or 13 years of age.
What are Common Oral Health Problems in Children?
Besides tooth decay and cavities, other common oral health problems in infants and children include:
- Tooth Sensitivity
- Premature tooth loss
- Bite and alignment issues
- Thumb sucking
- Dental Anxiety
- Lip sucking
- Tongue thrusting
- Dental emergency
- Gingivitis and gum disease
Parents are often shocked that their children can suffer from an oral problem like gum disease. Besides, gingivitis and gum disease usually affects older patients. But these diseases can strike patients of all ages, young and old, when there is a problem with poor oral hygiene and diet.
Compassionate Care From Your Dentist Valencia
Our team is friendly and caring, and we work hard to create a compassionate and relaxing atmosphere. We have many years of experience treating children and have developed many services. The pediatric dental services we provide are:
- BPA Free Tooth-Colored Fillings
- Nitrous Oxide for Children
- Pit and Fissure Sealant
What is BPA-Free Filling?
Like regular composite white fillings, BPA-free fillings are the same but do not include the controversial ingredient, BPA. The fillings come in different shades to match your natural teeth’ color.
What is Nitrous Oxide for Children?
Nitrous oxide is happy gas or laughing gas, delivered through a small nose piece so your child can be awake throughout the procedure. Nitrous oxide helps reduce a child’s pain and anxiety during dental procedures. Click here to learn more.
What is Pit and Fissure Sealant?
Pit and fissure sealants prevent cavities in young children. They are applied to the chewing surface of molars and premolars to create a boundary between the tooth and bacteria.
Sometimes the grooves and fissures in the back teeth are too small to clean thoroughly with a toothbrush. Pit and fissure sealants provide an extra barrier of protection.
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I’m very pleased with the work of these wonderful people. Mehran is a very good friend and Doctor ,as well all the staff who work there, ever since day one I was treated as a friend. Like many, I’ve always have been a little afraid of visiting the dentist. My worried were calmed the first time I visited this office. The staff is extremely professional. I have had 3 wisdom teeth removed, and the surgeon was very professional they really know what their doing from A to Z . Easy to schedule my appointments and also they understand if you have to cancel or reschedule. They also speak Spanish and Parsi. They have already straightened my teeth, cleaned them and made them look their best. The clinic has a view of the golf course on every window, that makes the experience so much nicer every time, and also they have a screens on every bench. They keep a very clean environment and always a friendly attitude with my family. The only thing left to say is thank you Anita, Kelly, Stella, Angie, Samantha, Jane and of course Mehran for such a great job you guys are doing with my family over the years.
Experience Pediatric Dentistry in Valencia
The entire Mehran Abbassian DDS team is committed to providing an anxiety-free experience to achieve excellent dental health care in a state-of-the-art dental practice. Please consider us if you are looking for pediatric dentistry in Valencia, CA. We love serving our local community and would love to help you make informed decisions about your child’s oral health.