General Dentistry

Dr. Benjamin Counihan takes your oral healthcare very seriously. During general dentistry examinations, our team does everything we can to ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy. With comprehensive care and thorough examinations, we should be able to spot even small areas of decay and identify additional problems that may be detrimental to your well-being. We’ll take regularly scheduled X-rays to ensure that your images are up-to-date and to give us a better, more detailed look at your entire mouth.

 

Our professional hygiene team will first perform a thorough cleaning to remove plaque and harmful bacteria from your teeth and gums. When naturally occurring germs are left to their own devices, it can result in many complications, including tooth loss. Regular cleanings can naturally prevent these contaminants from doing extensive damage to your mouth. We don’t want to leave you at risk for any possible complications, which is why your dental treatment is always performed meticulously and precisely.

 

If Dr. Counihan finds any cavities, he can quickly stop the damage from spreading and work to repair your tooth. We know that appearances are important, so our Yuba City team can shade a ceramic resin to match the shade of your enamel. Additionally, our metal-free fillings can help you retain your image and prevent your dental work from drawing attention.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Would you like to boost the look of your smile? Try cosmetic dentistry services from Dr. Benjamin Counihan!  Our Yuba City office specializes in:

 

  • Porcelain Veneers

  • Cosmetic Bonding and Shaping

  • Smile Makeovers

 

Do you have cracked or chipped enamel?  Dr. Counihan may be able to place a porcelain veneer to conceal the damage. This popular cosmetic dentistry solution is used on healthy teeth to create an even, esthetically pleasing row of teeth. We can also use porcelain veneers to hide teeth that are malformed or unevenly spaced. Speak with our cosmetic dentistry team about this service today!

 

For minor chips or cracks, Dr. Counihan can perform cosmetic bonding and shaping. Our team will shade a resin to match your enamel, and then we’ll use it to fill in the area. We can smooth over the flaws in your natural teeth with this cosmetic dentistry choice.

 

Can’t decide which treatment is right for you? Would you like to receive more than one of Dr. Counihan's cosmetic dentistry solutions? We may be able to plan a smile makeover just for you! These are arranged when our patients are in need of multiple cosmetic dentistry procedures to boost their smile.

Smile Makeover

Many of our cosmetic dentistry patients come to us seeking a complete overhaul of their current look. For these cases, Dr. Counihan can recommend smile makeovers. This term is commonly used to describe a combination of cosmetic dentistry procedures that are specifically meant to transform the appearance of your teeth. Please contact our office today to arrange your smile makeover appointment.

 

Dr. Benjamin Counihan can discuss which smile makeover options may produce the results that you’re hoping to achieve. During an initial consultation appointment, Dr. Counihan will work with you to plan your smile makeover. If you would like to completely change your teeth, it may be possible to place porcelain veneers. A porcelain veneer is a thin, ceramic shell that is attached to the front of your tooth in order to conceal it. Porcelain veneers are widely used in smile makeover procedures if a tooth is damaged or has an unsightly appearance for a variety of reasons.

 

For minor alterations, Dr. Counihan can perform a basic cosmetic bonding and shaping service. This smile makeover method is used to fill in small chips or pave over cracks on teeth. We can shade a resin to the shade of your natural enamel and then proceed with the treatment.

Crowns & Bridges

Many restorative dentistry patients are looking for a permanent way to replace their missing or severely decayed teeth. Rather than use dentures or partials to replenish their smile, Dr. Benjamin Counihan may be able to suggest crown and bridge therapy instead.

 

A bridge can replace one to three missing teeth in a row, and they are supported by strong teeth on either side of the space. Bridges look similar to partial dentures; both are sets of false teeth that look and function naturally. Dr. Counihan can take notes on the appearance of your remaining pearly whites, and the bridge could be created to match every aspect of your smile. A bridge maintains its spot in your mouth with the help of crowns that are attached to the prosthetic. These crowns are affixed to natural teeth, and they can help create a seamless look!

 

We’ll need to thoroughly examine your mouth before we proceed with crown and bridge therapy. Because the bridge stays in place by being bonded to existing teeth, Dr. Counihan will need to check that your remaining teeth are stable enough for this treatment. We put your health first at our Yuba City practice!

 

Dr. Counihan's Yuba City office offers same-day crown therapy through our state-of-the-art Cerec technology.  This same-day therapy will save you time in the dentist's chair and get you back to the things that are important in your life.  

 

With crown and bridge therapy, you won’t have to worry about your dental prosthetic slipping around. Opting for this service over other restorative dentistry methods can boost your self-image. Restore your look and your confidence by replacing your teeth with a customized crown and bridge from Dr. Counihan.

Children's Dentistry

Your children may be little, but they could be facing big complications with their dental health if they’re not treated by a compassionate dentist. Dr. Benjamin Counihan can care for even the smallest members of your household during a children’s dentistry appointment. 

 

Our kind-hearted team has a gentle touch; your loved one will be in good hands during each step of their children’s dentistry appointment. We’re dedicated to providing the tools your children need to create a good foundation of oral hygiene. Most of all, we want them to learn how to effectively care for their teeth, which is why our Yuba City team has created a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere that kids can feel relaxed in.

 

During all children’s dentistry appointments, our friendly team reminds our little patients why it’s important to take good care of their teeth and gums. We can even re-teach your child hygiene habits while they’re in our office! After all, we know that it can be overwhelming for young children to remember.

 

Dr. Counihan will check for cavities during every children’s dentistry visit. If any are discovered, it’s not the end of the world! We know that kids love sugar, sometimes forget to brush their teeth, and can’t always reach every spot along their teeth. We can treat the deteriorated area, place a filling, and re-teach important techniques for maintaining a healthy smile. At the end of each children’s dentistry examination, we’ll provide your son or daughter with a fluoride varnish to strengthen their enamel. Our entire team thoroughly enjoys watching children grow up and achieve excellent oral health!

 

Teeth Whitening

Would you like to lighten your enamel and create a new, radiant look? Dr. Counihan and his team may be able to help with teeth whitening. The natural material that makes up your teeth can darken over the years, and stains from coffee, soda, red wine and other acidic foods and beverages.

 

A customized teeth whitening tray will be created in our office, and we’ll provide you with the prescription-strength whitening gel as a part of this service. After discussing your desired whitening level and examining your smile, Dr. Counihan will determine the proper strength for your needs. Our cosmetic dentistry team will be sure to explain to you how teeth whitening works. We’ll also answer any questions you may have about the treatment at this time.

 

At home, you’ll simply load the recommended amount of teeth whitening into your tray and wear it for the appropriate time. Each at-home application generally lasts for twenty to thirty minutes. It’s necessary to use teeth whitening daily during the course of your treatment to increase your chance of producing visible results! You should be able to notice a whiter, more radiant smile in less than two weeks. It can even be arranged according to your personal schedule, which makes at-home teeth whitening convenient and easy.

 

Dentures & Partials

Dr. Counihan treats each patients with care and compassion. For those who come to our office seeking a way to replace their missing or decayed teeth, they can perform a thorough examination to check oral health. Dentures and partials are just one of the ways we can make incomplete smiles beautifully whole again. We want to help bring back your confidence and return full function to your bite! 

 

With today’s technology, dentures and partials can be created to fit snugly and comfortably into the mouths of their wearers. You won’t have to worry about embarrassing problems like slipping or sliding! Better yet, dentures or partials can improve appearances and bite function.

Full dentures can replace all of the teeth along the upper gums, lower gums, or throughout the entire mouth. They stay in place with suction and denture cream.

 

A partial replaces one to three teeth in a row, and they are attached to the teeth that lay on either side of the space in your smile. Both devices are also removable, which makes this restorative dentistry solution more comfortable and easier to clean than other methods. Those who wear dentures or partials simply remove their prosthetic, clean it gently with a toothbrush, and then place it in a glass of water overnight.

Invisalign

Many adults have crooked teeth because they never received orthodontic treatment while growing up. Leaving this condition untreated can make you susceptible to many complications, including gum disease, uneven and excessive wear to your teeth and problems with your bite.

 

Some of our patients have problems with the alignment of their teeth. Everyone wants to have a straight smile they can be proud of, which means that if you have crooked teeth, it can really impact your self-confidence. Dr. Counihan may suggest Invisalign clear braces technology as an ideal solution for adult patients. This is a great way to produce orthodontic results you can be proud of, and it’s nearly unnoticeable, so you won’t have to be embarrassed by awkward metal braces.

 

Invisalign can be used to fix minor problems, like overbites, underbites, crossbites, crookedness, or spacing. It consists of a series of clear, plastic aligning trays that gently shift teeth into the proper place. Each tray is worn for about two weeks until your mouth has grown accustomed to the placement, and then you simply upgrade to the next one. Dr. Counihan will be able to inform you how long it should take to achieve the optimal results for your smile by using the Invisalign method.

 

Invisalign trays are worn every day and night, and they should only be taken out to eat and brush your teeth. It’s important to keep up with the treatment in order to gain the outcome you want!  

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Tel: (530) 671-5858

421 Del Norte Ave.

Yuba City, CA 95991

 

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