General Dentistry

Dr. Mani Morshed has been practicing general dentistry in Santa Monica for over 35 years. He has considerable experience in all dental procedures including crowns, root canals, extractions, and fillings.

General Dentistry is the field of dentistry that focuses on the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of a variety of conditions, diseases and disorders effecting the teeth, gums and the surrounding bone and tissue area.

The majority of dental treatment provided by your dentist is to prevent or treat the two most common oral diseases, which are tooth decay and gum disease. Treatment provided by your dentist includes restorative (fillings, bonding, veneers, dental implant restoration, crowns, bridges), prosthetic (partials, dentures), endodontic (root canal) therapy, periodontal (gum) therapy, tooth extraction or the surgical removal of teeth and cosmetic dental services.

While traditional general dentistry focuses on the prevention and treatment of oral disease, cosmetic dentistry (porcelain veneers, composite bonding, dental implant restoration, teeth whitening), focuses on improving the appearance of a person's teeth and smile and is considered elective or desired treatment.

For most patients, you should visit your dentist every six months. For a patient with a history of gum disease, it is often necessary to see your dentist every three or four months. Regular visits to your dentist and good oral hygiene (proper brushing and flossing) will help promote a lifetime of optimum oral health.