Dr. Conklin was born and raised in Sonoma County, and is proud to have served patients here since 1986. He has devoted his professional career to all aspects of general dentistry with special interest in the treatment of dental implants, cosmetic and family dentistry.
Even a subtle change in your smile helps you to project an image of self-confidence and high personal esteem. When you feel good about yourself, it shows in your appearance. Dr. Conklin can correct a wide variety of so-called "permanent" dental problems:
Dental implants are titanium posts surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. They act as tooth root substitutes. Dr. Conklin uses the most recent advances in dental implant technology to place single stage implants.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front and top surfaces of the teeth. Veneers correct a variety of maladies, such as gaps between your teeth, teeth that are stained, badly shaped or crooked. When bonded to the teeth, porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable
When teeth are damaged beyond repair, porcelain crowns may make your smile appear "as new". Porcelain crowns repair the most severe of dental problems, even replacing missing teeth to offer a complete smile. Crowns may relieve pain from teeth with hairline cracks.
A bridge is used to replace missing teeth and attaches artificial teeth to adjacent natural teeth. Bridges may be permanently attached or they may be removable. Fixed bridges are applied by placing crowns on the abutment teeth. Removable bridges are attached to the teeth with metal clasps.
A denture is an appliance that is inserted in the mouth, replaces natural teeth and provides support for the cheeks and lips. A conventional denture is made after all teeth have been extracted and the gums have healed. An immediate denture is inserted immediately after the teeth are extracted