Options for restoring your smile at Melko Dental in Sunnyvale, California
Many people want to change the appearance of their smiles or ensure that the restorative dental care they receive is picture-perfect. Whether it's whitening discolored teeth, closing a gap, or straightening crooked teeth, Dr. Shamiram Melko and her team are equipped with the skills, passion, and technology to give you a smile you're proud of.
The emergence of dental implants has provided a far superior method for replacing teeth in a conservative way that does not cause any compromise or damage to the other teeth. Dr. Melko in Mountain View expertly places high-tech and long-lasting dental implants. With a bridge replacement, adjacent teeth must have some of the sound tooth structure compromised while being prepped to use as anchors. With dental implants, this is not necessary. A dental implant is an artificial root placed in the jaw bone in the area of the missing tooth. The artificial root is made of titanium which is highly compatible with the natural tissues of the mouth and has the ability to successfully integrate with the surrounding bone tissue. The integrated titanium root is now very stable and provides a strong foundation for the crown to be placed. The result we achieve in our Mountain View office is a complete replacement of both the root and the visible portion of the tooth, which looks, feels, and performs like a natural tooth. Read more about dental implants here.
Another common use of dental implants is to place them in multiples distributed along a full arch (upper or lower) in cases where there are multiple missing teeth. In this way, the implanted titanium roots anchor a full dental bridge or replacement set of teeth, providing very secure support for the bridge. There is no movement or instability in the bridge as is the case with traditional dentures. Implant-supported restorations have a very high success rate and typically last many years.
When a large portion of the tooth is destroyed or compromised, we will provide a full or partial coverage restoration or crown. The crown provides proper retention and support to achieve a long-term restoration of the compromised tooth. We use zirconia crowns for the back teeth and beautiful ceramic, E-max crowns for the front teeth. Both are strong, durable, long-lasting, and have a natural, esthetic appearance. As with any restorative procedure, we provide a durable solution as well as match your natural tooth translucency and color.
A bridge is three or more crowns connected to each other and placed to replace a missing tooth in the middle. When creating a dental bridge, we commonly use the neighboring teeth of the missing tooth as anchors to support the bridge. Although dental bridges are sometimes still placed, they were mostly used in the past before the emergence of dental implants, which offer a much higher standard of treatment for replacing a missing tooth.
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I love how every time I go for a cleaning Mercedes, the hygenist, is always incredibly gentle, yet thorough. The office environment is phenomenal, and the team as a whole is very professional and efficient. Dr. Melko always takes her time doing a precise exam, thus I feel cared for.
- Lia Y., Patient Review
This is a really top-notch office! Dr. Melko is smart and straightforward, with an excellent bedside manner, and someone I trust with my teeth. Beyond that, it's the office staff and the hygienists that really take the office from great to stellar.
- Christina C., Patient Review
Everything about this experience was great !! Great customer service and most importantly the process of pulling my teeth was very calm and relaxing I would definitely recommend this place for anyone that’s looking to get any dental work!!
- C. Diijames, Patient Review
- Mary W., Patient Review
The place was hygienic, the doctors and front desk people were super sweet. Would 10/10 recommend it!
- Vaishnavi R., Patient Review
Dr. Melko is great. All the staff is very friendly and professional. Been coming here for a long time and only have good things to say.
- Luis R., Patient Review
A note from Dr. Melko
When arriving at our office each day, my hope is that my patients will appreciate my gentle touch and my willingness to carefully explain their dental treatment in order to help each patient understand their unique care.
My specialty areas of treatment are implant, restorative and esthetic dentistry with a passionate focus on rehabilitating teeth and their supportive structures.
I require more than 100 hours of continuing education annually to ensure that our office is up to date with the most current advancements in oral health so that my patients can feel confidant they are receiving the absolute best care.
I'm proud to operate the first certified green dental practice in Santa Clara County as we take pride in helping make our community healthier and more livable.
If you see me biking around town, or hiking on local trails with my daughter, Atalia, I hope you'll say hello.