Thursday, September 27, 2012

6 Ways Waterlase Dentistry Improves Your Dental Care

At Total SmileCare, Dr. Giri Palani uses Waterlase Technology to improve patient comfort and increase the efficiency and precision of dental treatment. There are many ways that Waterlase has provided a more relaxing dental experience, but we have chosen six to share with our readers today.

1. Patented Hydrophotonic™ Technology
Waterlase® Dentistry uses a patented technology combining YSGG laser energy and a spray of water, a process called HydroPhotonics™, to perform a wide range of dental procedures on teeth, gum and bone more comfortably. Typically, Waterlase Dentists use fewer shots and less anesthesia reducing patient anxiety and providing a more relaxing dental experience.

2. Fewer Shots & Less Anesthesia
Waterlase® is a versatile tool that allows dentists to cut teeth, bone and gum tissue with less trauma and do procedures that can't be done with traditional tools such as the drill and scalpel. Your Waterlase® dentist will determine what type of treatment is appropriate for your needs.

3. Proven Technology, Comfortable Care
Lasers have long been the standard of care in medicine for many surgical and cosmetic procedures such as LASIK, wrinkle removal, hair removal and many others. The Waterlase® was approved for hard tissue procedures in 1998 and since has been cleared for numerous additional dental procedures. Thousands of dentists around the world have performed millions of procedures with less need for shots, anesthesia, drills and post-op numb lips.

4. Patient Comfort
Heat, vibration and pressure are the primary causes of pain associated with the use of the traditional dental drill. Since cutting both hard and soft tissues (teeth and gums) with the Waterlase® does not generate heat, vibration or pressure, many dental procedures can be performed with fewer shots, less need for anesthesia, less use of the drill and fewer numb lips! Additionally, using the Waterlase® for gum procedures reduces bleeding, post-operative pain, swelling and the need for pain medication in many cases.

5. Fewer Dental Visits
Since you often do not need shots or anesthesia, a Waterlase® dentist can perform cavity preps in all areas of the mouth in just one visit. This technology also gives trained Waterlase® dentists the ability to perform many procedures that were previously referred to specialists.

6. Versatility
The Waterlase® is extremely versatile. It can be used for a wide range of hard and soft tissue procedures. From decay removal, cavity preparation, root canals, smile design, gum and bone surgical procedures and many others.

To learn more about Waterlase, or our other dental technologies that we use for our dental implant patients, Smile Makeover cases, and restorative treatment appointments, please visit our website or call our Beverly Hills, CA office at 310-547-1128.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Enjoy the Ultimate Stress Free Dental Experience at Total SmileCare

At Total SmileCare our mission is to create the ultimate stress free dental experience. From your first contact with our office we are committed to your individual attention. We will listen to your needs, understand your concerns and do everything we can to give you the best dental experience you have ever had.

Whether you are interested in general dental care, a Full Smile Makeover, or dental implants, a consultation with Dr. Palani provides you the opportunity to discuss how you feel about your smile and the desired outcome. We also offer sedation dentistry to assist with our patients that have dental anxiety.

We look forward to meeting you and discussing your wants and needs, so that we could work together to accomplish the healthy and beautiful smile you deserve.

Visit us today and enjoy exceptional quality dental care in Beverly Hills & Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.

Friday, September 21, 2012

World Class Dental Implants in Beverly Hills, CA

Award-winning dentist Giri Palani, DDS, FICOI, is a world-class implantologist. He is a Member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and has been certified as a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. This internationally recognized leader in restorative and cosmetic dentistry has helped hundreds of patients restore their teeth with dental implants.

With Dr. Palani's extensive training and utilization of the latest dental technology, Dr. Palani's office at Total SmileCare is unique, making it a one-stop location for your dental implant.

From initial consultation to completed crown, we will help you restore your teeth using dental implants – all in one location, all directed by Dental Implant Expert, Dr. Palani. You can be sure that you will get only the highest standard of care, to ensure that your dental implant procedure is gentle, rapid, and finishes with a beautiful, natural tooth that only you know is a dental implant.

Unlike many dentists in the community, Dr. Palani is skilled in the both the surgical placement of the dental implants and the restoration with crown and bridgework. He is one of few dentists in the area to have attained Fellowship status with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. This is a significant advantage for the patient who requires not only a restoration of the natural function but also a beautiful cosmetic result.

For more information or to schedule your dental implant consultation with our Beverly Hills dentist, call us today at 310-547-1128.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Veneers for your Smile Makeover

At Total SmileCare in Beverly Hills, CA and serving Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, Dr. Palani often uses veneers in his smile makeovers. Veneers are an excellent way to redesign and reshape your entire mouth. Veneers are a very thin ceramic shell that covers your existing tooth structure. In placing these new veneers on your teeth, you are able to fix the look of issues such as staining, cracked teeth, spaces, misaligned teeth, chipped teeth and many other issues.

In terms of the process to place veneers, it is a process that takes approximately two to three visits. In the first visit, Dr. Giri Palani, your dentist in Beverly Hills, CA will discuss the new shape and look of what we are going to accomplish by placing the veneers. Once we have put a plan in place, we will carefully prepare the teeth for the placement of the new veneers. As we complete this piece of the process, the next step is to take an impression of the newly prepared teeth. This impression will be sent to our laboratory for the final product to be fabricated. We only utilize the highest standard laboratory for fabrication of all of our work. This process at the laboratory takes between 10-14 days. While the new veneers are being fabricated at the lab, we will provide you with a beautiful temporary solution to wear for this time.

As the veneers are finalized, we will make every effort to make sure that your new veneers will feel just like your natural teeth. We will bond them into place ensuring that you can enjoy your new smile for a very long time! For more information on your cosmetic dental makeover, please contact our office today!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Holistic Dentistry in Beverly Hills

An important aspect of Dr. Palani's practice is Holistic Dentistry. Dr. Palani's interest in Holistic Dentistry stems from his Indian heritage where using natural remedies and herbal supplements is an important aspect of treating disease and total wellness.

Holistic Dentistry is based on the understanding that the mouth is connected to the rest of the body, and disease in the mouth can affect other body systems. His approach combines western and eastern medical philosophies and focuses on the most harmonious and natural treatments currently available.

The patient's health and safety ALWAYS comes first. The materials used by Dr. Palani are the most biocompatible, and the office is environmentally friendly. His treatment plans can include a package of vitamin complementation, herbal toothpastes and gum conditioners, exercise, co-enzymes, relaxation techniques and behavioral therapy, and nutritional counseling.

For more information about Dr. Palani and his philosophies of care, contact us today at 310-547-1128.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Sleep Dentistry - The Wave of the Future

What if you could have all your dentistry that you have been putting off for years in the conventional dental office in one or two comfortable visits? What if you could finally receive all of the treatment while sleeping- free of fear and pain?

Sedation dentistry can put you at ease and virtually eliminates the pain associated with dental procedures. There are several options that give you a range of comfort and relaxation during your dental appointment.

For more information on Dr. Palani and his sedation dentistry offerings, visit