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After reading this site, you may wonder, “What are Empress® crowns?” or “Why do you use composite fillings?” If you would like to learn the answers to these, you can view several articles about them here. If you have any other questions, contact our Malibu or San Francisco area dental offices at 805-246-2558.

No Amalgams/Mercury Fillings – Why? – There’s some debate in the dental industry regarding the pros and cons of using silver fillings, or dental amalgams, to fill cavities. At our Malibu and San Francisco area offices, we exclusively use composite resins for several reasons.

Dental Implants – Permanent, Secure Tooth Replacements – When people lose permanent teeth due to accident, injury, disease or extraction, dental implants can be a secure, functional replacement option.

Porcelain VeneersPorcelain veneers can often provide people who have chipped, stained, discolored, unevenly spaced, or even slightly crooked front teeth with a completely new-looking smile in just a few simple appointments.

TMJ DisorderTMJ disorder or TMD can cause a wide variety of mild to severe symptoms, from jaw clicking and minor discomfort to sharp pain in your temple, ear, jaw and teeth; it can also “lock” your jaw open or shut, or dislocate the jaw altogether.

Onlays and Inlays – Strong, attractive and safe alternatives to metal fillings

Brushing Right Can Save Your Life – Although most people are aware of the reasons behind proper, daily tooth brushing, few people realize that clean teeth and healthy gums can protect against a wide variety of other general, even life-threatening, health problems!

Dental Links

You may want to know more about the organizations or products we have mentioned on our website. That’s why we have included links to related websites below.

Academy of General Dentistry – The Academy of General Dentistry is an organization that sets the standard for dentistry excellence through quality care and continuing education.

American Dental Association – The American Dental Association is the world’s oldest and largest national dental association.

Arestin – Our office uses Arestin®, an antibiotic treatment for chronic periodontitis. You can read more about this product at its website.

Empress Crowns and VeneersDr. Perkins‘ office uses this product. Empress was featured on the TV show, Extreme Makeover.

Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies – LVI is the world’s premier postgraduate teaching facility providing a comprehensive curriculum which includes programs on advanced aesthetics, occlusion, management and a comprehensive approach to dentistry. Dr. Perkins attended LVI for courses on restorative and cosmetic dentistry.

Opalescence – We offer the Opalescence Teeth Whitening System in our office.

University of Southern California School of DentistryDr. Perkins received his DDS from USC’s School of Dentistry.

We are also pleased to offer CareCredit to our patients. CareCredit is the leader in patient/client financing, and has helped more than 1 million patients/clients get the treatment or procedures they needed and wanted. With a comprehensive range of plan options, for treatment or procedure fees from $1 to over $25,000, we offer a plan and a low monthly payment to fit comfortably into almost every budget.

If you’re interested in experiencing patient-centered dentistry, it’s time you scheduled an appointment with Dr. Bob Perkins. We specialize in enhancing Southern California smiles with exceptional cosmetic dentistry and teeth-straightening options from our convenient Malibu and San Francisco area locations. Contact our Malibu dental office at (310) 844-6589. We look forward to making you smile!


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