Dental Services Irvine, CA
Dr. Ursula Levine, DDS | Levine Dentistry, Inc.
Dr. Ursula Levine has been a premier Irvine dentist for over a decade, sought out by patients for her expertise in general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. Dr. Levine’s patients know that they can expect attentive care, a gentle touch, and exceptional results at every visit. Whether she is performing a routine check-up, restoring a damaged tooth, or rejuvenating a smile, she always does it with passion and skill.
Great smiles are highly prized in our society, and problems with the smile can affect a person’s self-esteem and confidence. Dr. Levine is proud to offer a range of cosmetic dentistry services to patients in Irvine, CA, and the surrounding areas. Using the most modern cosmetic dentistry technology and methods, she can create smiles that reflect her patients’ unique beauty and help them look and feel their best.
Cosmetic dentistry can address aesthetic flaws like stains, discolorations, small chips and cracks, spaces, uneven tooth length or shape and more. Dr. Levine offers a variety of cosmetic dentistry services, including porcelain veneers, crowns, dental bonding, and more.
Porcelain veneers are thin sheets of porcelain that cover the surface of a flawed or unattractive tooth. In both color and translucency, the porcelain is crafted to closely mimic tooth enamel for a natural-looking smile. Veneers can be used to mask a variety of cosmetic imperfections, including discolored teeth, chipped or severely worn teeth, teeth that are too large or too small, or teeth that are crooked or misshapen. Each veneer is custom-created for the individual patient. Just one or a few veneers can be placed, or a whole set of veneers can be used for an instant smile makeover.
Smile design is the process of combining several cosmetic dentistry treatments to completely refresh the smile. This process can correct problems with the shape, size, color, spacing, or alignment of the teeth. Every smile design is unique and is based on the patient’s specific needs and goals.
Sometimes, despite a patient’s best efforts at good oral hygiene, a tooth may suffer damage or decay. In some cases, the tooth can be repaired (filling or crown), while in other cases, it may be lost or require extraction. Restorative dentistry is used to rehabilitate failing teeth or replace missing teeth. Dr. Levine’s goal with restorative dentistry is to recreate the look, feel and function of a natural healthy tooth as closely as possible.
Most dentists agree that the best way to replace a missing tooth is with a dental implant. Made of titanium, implants are placed in the jawbone during an in-office procedure. After healing, the implant will fuse with the bone, creating a solid foundation for an artificial tooth. Replacement teeth may consist of crowns, bridges, or dentures. With the proper care and maintenance, implants can last a lifetime. They are very secure, allowing patients to eat, speak, and otherwise move through their daily lives without worrying about dentures slipping. They also help to prevent the loss of bone that otherwise occurs in the area around a missing tooth.
Like veneers, crowns can be used to conceal dental imperfections. However, unlike veneers, crowns also strengthen damaged teeth. Crowns are used in cases where the tooth is missing some of its natural structure due to decay or injury. A crown is also needed when a filling is not possible due to insufficient remaining natural tooth structure. They are porcelain shells that fit around the exterior of a tooth, adding strength and protecting the tooth from additional damage.
For many years, Dr. Levine has worked with children of all ages. Her goal with pediatric dentistry is to make every visit positive, gentle, and nurturing. She aims to create lasting relationships with her youngest patients so that they learn to enjoy rather than fear the dentist, setting them up for a lifetime of oral health.
The condition of the gums is a key part of oral health, as untreated gum disease can eventually lead to tooth and bone loss. Dr. Levine offers periodontal services to keep the gums clean, healthy, and free of disease. This includes regular professional cleanings, scaling and root planing (deep cleaning techniques used on patients with gum disease), and more advanced procedures for treating severe gum disease, as well as periodontal maintenance cleanings following gum treatment.
Dr. Levine’s patients trust her for exceptional general dentistry services. This includes routine check-ups, cleanings, X-rays, fluoride treatments and sealants. A routine of regular dental exams and professional cleanings reduces the risk of developing oral health problems and catches any problems in their early stages, while they’re still easy to treat.
Occlusal guards, often known simply as mouth guards, are a smart idea for anyone that plays contact or collision sports (e.g., football, hockey, kickboxing). Mouth guards can protect the teeth and gums from common sports-related problems, like tooth fractures or knocked-out teeth. Mouth guards can also be used to reduce the damage caused by grinding and clenching the teeth at night.
Contact Dr. Ursula Levine, dentist Irvine, CA
We offer a wide variety of dental services in a compassionate environment. Dr. Levine believes in education, and seeks to help her patients understand and make choices about their dental treatment. If you’d like to meet with Dr. Levine to discuss your personal dental needs, please contact our practice and request a consultation. Call 949-727-9600 or email us today to book your appointment.