FAQ

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions patients have about dentistry and oral health issues. If you have any other questions or would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz and associates, please contact our dental office at 818-558-4332. We would love to hear from you and help you plan your dental appointment in Burbank, California, with our dentists.

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Q: What is minimally invasive dentistry?

A: Materials such as quality porcelains and adhesives allow us to repair and restore badly broken teeth without resorting to traditional methods like crowns, which can destroy over 70% of a tooth’s natural structure.

To make a crown, dentists must grind away the majority of your tooth structure, often going below the gumline to cut unnecessarily beneath the enamel into the more fragile dentin and much closer to the nerve than needed. With minimally invasive dentistry, we can ensure the same excellent work of removing decay while taking away as little of the tooth as possible. Our tooth preparations always stay above the gumline. The restorations created are just as durable as or even more durable than crowns and have been proven effective in countless studies over the last 20 years.

The same goes when we place veneers. It is entirely possible for veneers to be only fractions of a millimeter in thickness, preserving the majority of your tooth while still maintaining the ability to completely transform your smile!

The expert use of veneers and onlays can not only preserve your natural tooth structure but also restore your smile with superior dental aesthetic results. Our minimally invasive dentistry in Burbank, California, allows patients to:

  • Preserve their natural teeth
  • Have no excessive teeth filing
  • Have long-lasting, natural results
Q: Why is it important to preserve as much tooth structure as possible?

A: We want people to know that keeping the basis of their dental foundation is the best thing they can do for their dental health. There is simply no need to completely replace teeth with unnatural materials.

We work with the latest, super-thin dental materials so we can keep as much of your natural tooth structures as possible. Of course, people may not be able to hold on to some teeth and may need dental implants. There is absolutely nothing wrong with dental implants. We want to work with what you have.

Q: Because Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz and associates treat celebrity patients, will dental treatment cost a lot?

A: The cost of great dentistry in the hands of a skilled artist does not vary from patient to patient. We provide beautiful dentistry to everyone, whether they are a celebrity or not, at the same prices!

Pricing for dentistry with our dentists is based on your procedure. Everyone is treated with respect, care and kindness. Our team makes sure that you can afford your gorgeous, new smile!

Q: Is there real long-term relief from TMJ?

A: In short, yes. We aim to lead the way with excellence in treating TMJ and occlusal disease.