ABOUT THE OFFICE
At San Marcos Gentle Dental we provide complete family and cosmetic dentistry. Our state of the art dental office helps take the apprehension out of going to the dentist. It is essential for us to know and understand your concerns, fears and dental expectations; these concerns will be handled with the utmost care and will be considered a standard for service. Our office offers a range of services, designed to make your visit a comfortable success. Because of Dr. Donnellys extensive training in a myriad of dental disciplines, all of your dental wants and needs can be satisfied without the need of several specialists.
Cosmetic Dentistry: A persons smile has been shown to have a direct link to their confidence, as well as their career and social success. Dr. Donnellys experience and highly technological resources have allowed him to create countless winning smiles for his patients. He can take a good looking smile and make it great by custom crafting shells of porcelain for your teeth, creating an immediate and dramatic effect!
Laser Dentistry: Laser technology is the newest revolution taking place in dentistry today. Dr. Donnelly can use the laser for a multitude of procedures, such as removing decay from otherwise healthy teeth, most often without the use of drills or needles!
Sedation Dentistry: Are you afraid of the dentist? Have you been putting off your dental work for years? Do you hate the sound of the dental drill? Imagine coming to see Dr. Donnelly to have your dental work completed in a safe, comfortable environment, with sedation dentistry to calm you and allow you to wake refreshed with little memory of what has transpired.
TeethWhitening: Discoloration of the teeth can be caused by a variety of factors, ranging from foods, such as red wine, ketchup, berries; drinks, such as coffee and sodas; even medications and aging. Fortunately, Dr. Donnelly utilizes several of the newest technologies in teeth whitening agents, giving his patients new, dazzling, white smiles! One of those techniques is Zoom Whitening which can lighten your teeth up to eight shades with a single visit to the office.
Intra-oral Camera: Often it is difficult for patients to be conscious of restorations in the mouth, mostly because they cannot see what Dr. Donnelly can see. Fortunately for patients today, Dr. Donnelly utilizes an innovative new tool called an Intra-oral Camera. This allows patients to see what Dr. Donnelly sees; exactly what areas in the mouth he has concerns about and what areas may need restoration. No more out of sight, out of mind!
The Diagnodent: Thanks to advances in dental technology, we are now able to detect hidden tooth decay and remove it before it destroys the tooth. The Diagnodent is a small, pen-like laser, which scans the teeth with a harmless light checking the health of the tooth. This great technology is completely safe and pain free.
The Wand: Do needles make you nervous? We are proud to offer the most high tech care available in dentistry today, including The Wand. The Wand is a computerized device that controls the flow of the anesthetic, which makes for a more comfortable dental experience.
Whisper Jet: Who would have thought that you could go to the dentist without needing needles or drills! With the Whisper Jet decay removal system, needles and drills are no longer necessary when filling your small to moderate cavities. The Whisper Jet decay removal system uses high-pressure air and powder instead of drills and most often anesthesia is not required.
Computer Dental Radiography (CDR):X-rays play an invaluable role in the diagnosis of dental problems. But many people are concerned about exposure to x-ray radiation. CDR eliminates these worries because it requires 90٪ less radiation than conventional film x-rays. Further more, the CDR image can be magnified 300x its normal size to enhance diagnosis, manipulated to correct contrast, and color-adjusted to reveal hidden problems.
Computer Imaging: Thinking of having dental treatment done but you are not sure how it will look afterward? With our imaging system we can show you what your smile will look like after treatment. We take a picture of your smile, download it into the computer and, with just a few minutes of work, your new smile will appear.
3D Digital Imaging: 3D digital x-rays, also referred to as Cone Beam CT imaging, are essentially 3D images of the mouth and jaw that can be manipulated to better plan for implant placement, oral surgery procedures and TMJ. The state-of-the-art scans are accomplished in our office in a matter of seconds. They allow us to know more about your anatomy during the planning phase, so that we can perform less invasive procedures. We have invested in this technology to better serve our patients, and provide the peace of mind that our diagnosis and treatment plans are based on the most comprehensive information found in dental x-rays today. The 3D digital imaging uses at least 10 times less radiation than traditional medical CT scans.
Invisalign: Invisalign can give you the beautiful straight teeth you have always wanted. It works through a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners, which no one can tell you are wearing. So you can smile more during treatment, as well as after.
NTI Tension Suppression System: Do you wake up with headaches or jaw soreness? The NTI appliance may be your solution. NTI is a small, comfortable appliance that can be worn during the day or while you are sleeping. The NTI-tss appliance reduces clenching, which can cause severe damage to your teeth, relieves jaw pain, muscle soreness, migraine and chronic headaches.
Snore Guard: Although snoring may seem harmless, it can be a red flag for a much more serious condition. Sleep apnea occurs when the airway collapses, blocking airflow into the lungs. This obstruction persists until the person unconsciously closes the jaw, returning the tongue and throat to a normal position. Dr. Donnelly uses the TAP (Thornton Adjustable Positioner) to correct and prevent this potentially detrimental condition. The TAP holds the lower jaw in a forward position so that it does not fall open during the night and cause the airway to collapse. It reduces snoring and improves breathing.
Porcelain Veneers: The first thing people notice about you is your smile. One of the ways Dr. Donnelly can help you achieve that perfect smile of your dreams is with porcelain veneers. Veneers are the most aesthetic alternative for a variety of dental conditions involving the front teeth such as spaces, broken or chipped teeth, crooked teeth and permanently stained teeth. Dr. Donnelly custom crafts shells of porcelain which are permanently bonded to your teeth to create a healthy natural look.
Dental Implants: Dental Implants are a permanent alternative to replacing missing teeth. Implants are designed to provide replacement teeth which look, feel and function just like your actual teeth. They can be expected to last a lifetime and are a stronger and more durable alternative to bridges and dentures.