How We Help Our Patients
At Monterey Dental Care, we provide a full range of preventative and restorative dental services to all ages. Visit one of our offices in Watsonville and Monterey, CA to receive high-quality dental care.
Dr. Richard Bianco specializes in several areas of dentistry that help patients overcome issues they may have with their oral health. That means we can help you if you have not seen the dentist regularly, if you have significant dental issues from either lack of care or previous dental work, or if you’re just plain scared of the dentist.
Focused on your health and well-being, our goal is to help you smile more! Our areas of expertise are:
- Sedation Dentistry
- Dental Implants
- Cosmetic Dentistry
Sedation Dentistry: Enjoy a No-Fear and No-Pain Experience!
Dr. Richard Bianco can erase years of neglect in a visit or two using a practice called sedation dentistry. You’ll be sedated just enough to be unaware of the treatment. You will be in a deeply relaxed state, and you will be conscious and responsive. However, you will feel no pain and little or no memory of what was accomplished.
Here’s How It Works
We will give you a small pill to take an hour before your dental appointment. By the time you arrive in our office, you will be very drowsy. We will escort you to our “comfort room,” and you will become very relaxed.
We will place you on a monitor to watch your vital signs. One of our staff members will be with you, keeping an eye on your vital signs, during the entire visit. When ready, Dr. Richard Bianco and his team will begin your procedure.
The sedation dentistry process is safe. There are no intravenous tubes or needles.
Dental treatments that often require multiple appointments may be done in as little as one appointment, while you are in a relaxed, pain-free state. Make sure to see what some of our patients have said after having their dental work done here with sedation dentistry!
Dental Implants: Done Here in Our Office From Start to Finish!
Dental implants are strong and durable substitutes to missing teeth. By anchoring a structure directly into the bone of the jaw, a dental implant is the most natural way to replace a missing tooth.
At one time, only oral surgeons could provide the implant part of this procedure. However, Dr. Richard Bianco has received the necessary education and trained at the prestigious Center for Dental Implants. With state-of-the-art equipment, Dr. Bianco provides dental implant services right here in our office from start to finish.
A Two-Stage Treatment
Implant treatment has two components: a surgical phase and a restorative phase. Dr. Richard Bianco will begin with a thorough evaluation of your medical and dental history. Then, he will do a full clinical examination of the entire mouth and missing tooth area. The clinical exam may also include specific X-rays.
After your assessment is complete, a comprehensive treatment plan will be devised. Implants will then be surgically placed in your jawbone. This procedure will be performed under local anesthesia.
The healing period is based on bone quality and quantity as well as the type of implant placed. After sufficient healing has occurred, the implant can then be used to support a crown, bridge, or denture.
Cosmetic Dentistry: Helping You Smile More!
Don’t cringe every time you look in the mirror and see damaged, cracked, stained, crooked, or chipped teeth. Dr. Bianco will fix the problems you’re having that make you self-conscious about your smile.
When you can smile more, you’ll feel more confident about yourself. With our cosmetic dental treatments, you can now have the smile you’ve always wanted!
Cosmetic dentistry covers a variety of procedures that Dr. Richard Bianco can perform. With just a little bit of dental work, most treatments provide dramatic results. These procedures include:
Dr. Richard Bianco can treat discolored, stained, or aging teeth with our advanced whitening process. When done in our office, the treatment can be completed in just over an hour. You may also opt for at-home treatments. Click icon to see how great your teeth can look after a tooth whitening treatment. See an example of tooth whitening
Cover teeth problems with ultra-thin porcelain veneers. Veneers, which are thin shells of porcelain, look natural and can be custom-made to fit over your teeth. Dr. Richard Bianco can change the color, shape, and length of your teeth in only two visits. Click icon to see how great your teeth can look after a new porcelain veneer treatment. See an example of Porcelain Veneers.
Throw out ill-fitting dentures with new ones that are functional, comfortable, and look more natural. Dr. Richard Bianco uses new materials that can be custom blended to your skin, hair, and eye color to look as if you were born with perfect teeth. He can also replace or reline dentures to correct problems with aging jaws. This means you can chew comfortably again! Click icon to see how great your teeth can look after getting properly fitted for dentures. See an example of Dentures.
When the size of a filling goes beyond a certain proportion of the tooth, it should be replaced with a “cap” or a crown. Porcelain crowns reflect light with a healthy glow. Dr. Richard Bianco uses natural-looking porcelain crowns that don’t have a dark metal line. See an example of Porcelain Crowns.
As mentioned above, dental implants are strong and durable substitutes to missing teeth. By anchoring a structure directly into the bone of the jaw, a dental implant is the most natural way to replace a missing tooth. Dr. Richard Bianco is a leading dental implant specialist. Click icon to see how great your teeth can look after being fitted with dental implants. See an example of Dental Implants.
In this procedure, Dr. Richard Bianco sculpts individual teeth using a special tooth-like material that looks, acts, and feels like the real thing. Bonding is a quick, inexpensive, and painless way to repair many cosmetic flaws or injuries. Click icon to see how great your teeth can look after a dental bonding treatment. See an example of Dental Bonding.
Crown and Bridge Replacement
Turn your metal mouth into a natural smile. Replace old crowns and bridges with metal-free restorations. There’s a big difference between metal fillings and our new porcelain restorations that reflect the translucency of natural teeth. See an example of Crown and Bridge Replacement.