General Dentistry

Dental Checkups & Cleaning

Dental checkups and cleaning provide you with an opportunity to have your teeth and gums examined by a dentist for potential issues. It’s the most common reason many people visit a dentist today. At BrightCraft Dental and Laser, we recommend that you visit a dentist every six months for optimal oral health.

Deep cleaning / scaling and root planning ( srp)

Strong, healthy gums are the foundation of every brilliant smile. At Brightcraft Dental & Laser in Burbank, we care about your periodontal health.
Periodontal care focuses on preventing gum diseases that can subtly infiltrate your oral care routine. To tackle this, we offer precise periodontal treatment, such as deep cleanings, to rejuvenate oral health. So, let’s explore this procedure together and learn about its role in maintaining oral hygiene.

Root canal treatment

In the past, when people suffered from a dead tooth or infection that runs deep in the gums and roots of a tooth, they often knew they were in serious trouble and the only way out was to lose that tooth. Today, modern techniques have made it possible for us to save tooth that has become infected or injured.
At BrightCraft Dental and Laser, we see severe tooth problems all the time. Patients with prolonged toothaches, extreme tooth decay and even sensitive teeth come to us for immediate relief and to save a diseased tooth. In such situations, we provide a root canal treatment, which is also known as endodontic treatment.

Dentures and partial dentures

If you’re missing a tooth or all of your natural teeth due to gum disease, injury or tooth decay, you can regain your smile and your confidence with dentures. Dentures are a great way to replace lost or missing teeth so you can enjoy a healthy diet, improve your speaking ability and restore your brilliant smile.
At BrightCraft Dental and Laser, we offer complete and partial dentures that resemble your natural teeth. You can rest assured that rebuilding your smile is in the best hands when you visit our office.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

At BrightCraft Dental and Laser, we care about your oral health and believe in treating dental problems while saving your teeth. However, we may recommend tooth extraction as a last resort in some cases, especially if you’re experiencing pain in the back of your mouth and it’s caused by your wisdom teeth.

Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction is the surgical removal of a tooth. Dentists try to preserve existing teeth structure. However, there might be instances when toot removal deems inevitable.

Periodontics (cleaning), composite fillings/bonding, and endodontics

A healthy smile boosts self-confidence. It is important to regularly see your dentist for a consultation to keep the health of your teeth in a good shape. There are several general dentistry services that serve the purpose of preserving your teeth in good health. These include periodontics (cleaning), composite fillings/bonding, and endodontics.


Periodontics (cleaning) is a deeper cleaning of your teeth than in a regular cleaning which is a typical part of your regular dentist visit. A regular dental cleaning is the one that most people are familiar with. During a regular dental cleaning, your dentist examines your mouth, removes tartar, plaque, and other debris at and above the gum line, then polishes your teeth.

In a periodontal cleaning, however, which sometimes is also called deep cleaning, the dentist, in addition to removing tartar, plaque, and other debris, goes below the gum line to remove any buildup, so that a patient’s gum disease does not become problematic. During a periodontal cleaning, the dentist clears out periodontal pockets, which are spaces between a patient’s teeth and gums. These pockets collect the bacteria that makes plaque and can cause tooth and gums infections. In the worst scenario, a patient’s gums can become swollen and separate from the teeth they hold in place, resulting in loose teeth and, even, possible tooth loss. By clearing the debris in periodontal pockets, gums become healthier, inflammation lessens, and the pockets may shrink.


Another general dentistry service is composite fillings/bonding. If you have discoloration, a chipped tooth, or a gap and you’re looking for an inexpensive repair to improve the appearance and condition of your teeth, then your dentist may determine that the right procedure for you is composite fillings/bonding. Tooth filling/bonding is a procedure where your dentist applies a tooth-colored composite resin to one or more of your teeth to repair damage. It’s a cost-effective solution because it’s considerably less expensive than other cosmetic dental procedures, such as crowns and veneers.


Endodontics is yet another general dentistry service that deals with the treatment of the inner part of the tooth or the dental pulp. Endodontics includes procedures and treatment of a number of diseases that involve the dental pulp, the innermost part of the tooth. The pulp is protected by the outermost part of the tooth, the enamel, and the dentin that lies underneath the enamel. This hard casing of the pulp protects it from becoming infected by microbes present in the mouth. In cases of tooth decay, this outer cover erodes away to form holes or cavities that expose the dental pulp to these microbes as well as to hot and cold temperatures. Since the pulp is rich with nerves and blood vessels, infection of the pulp can lead to sensitivity and toothache.

Some of the procedures used in endodontics include:

• Root canal treatment – This is one of the most common procedures for treating the dental pulp in cases of tooth decay.
• Endodontic retreatment surgery involving removal of the protective crown and the filling inside so that a tooth that did not heal properly or has developed new problems can be retreated and refilled.
• Treating injuries or cracks in the teeth that involve the dental pulp is another Endodontics procedure.

These are the most common forms of Dentistry which aim to preserve your teeth healthy and attractive. It is important to maintain good dental hygiene daily by flossing, brushing, and using mouthwash. These combined with regular dental visits will help fight gum disease or prevent existing conditions from worsening.