Full Service Dentistry Practice in El Cajon

Dental Services

Developing a relationship with a trusted dentist is the best thing you can do for your smile and oral health. There are many talented dentists in the East County area of San Diego, but Dr. Andrew Hunter is the dentist El Cajon trusts for gentle, effective care and creative treatment solutions.

Using state-of-the-art technology and advanced techniques, Dr. Hunter can meet nearly anyone’s dental needs, from replacing a missing tooth to concealing superficial imperfections to helping patients maintain healthy teeth and gums.

General Dentistry Services

General dentistry services are treatments related to the health and maintenance of the teeth, gums and jaw. Dr. Hunter offers the following general dentistry services:

  • Exams and professional cleanings – dental hygienists clean the nooks and crannies a regular toothbrush cannot reach, and Dr. Hunter checks the teeth, gums and jaw for any potential problems
  • Fluoride treatments and sealants – fluoride treatment and sealants keep the teeth strong and healthy, protecting them from developing decay
  • Crowns – designed to recreate the exterior of a healthy tooth, these restorations are placed over teeth that are cracked, decayed, worn down or otherwise structurally damaged
  • CEREC same-day crowns – the revolutionary CEREC system enables Dr. Hunter to plan, fit and place customized crowns in a single dental visit
  • Bridges – appliances that fill the gap left by a missing tooth; traditional bridges are made up of an artificial tooth bookended by two crowns
  • Fillings – small restorations that reconstruct teeth with cavities; tooth-colored materials can be used for a natural appearance
  • Inlays and onlays – small restorations that reinforce teeth that are too damaged for a filling but don’t require a crown
  • Instant orthodontics – a set of porcelain veneers or crowns can be placed to cover up crooked or crowded teeth and create the illusion of a straighter smile
  • ClearCorrect and Invisalign – a sequence of customized tooth aligners is used to gradually shift crooked, crowded or gapped teeth into better position
  • Treatment of periodontal disease – the rehabilitation of infected or diseased gums
  • Treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder – fixing problems that affect the jaw joint
  • Mouth guards – a well-fitting mouth guard protects the teeth and jaw from chronic grinding, clenching or sports-related injuries

Cosmetic Dentistry Services

Cosmetic dentistry services are elective treatments designed to improve the appearance of a smile that is imperfect or unattractive. Dr. Hunter offers the following cosmetic dentistry services:

  • Porcelain veneers – tiny porcelain shells are placed over the surface of the teeth to cover up flaws or imperfections (e.g., small chips or cracks, stains, gaps)
  • Dental bonding – a composite resin material is applied to the teeth to reshape them, cover up minor imperfections or close small gaps
  • Teeth whitening – a strong bleaching agent is used to whiten discolored, stained or dull teeth; treatment can be performed in Dr. Hunter’s office or at home with customized whitening trays
  • Dentures – appliances that replace most or all of the teeth on the upper or lower jaw (or both)
  • Dental implants – implants replace the entire structure of the tooth, including its root, providing unparalleled stability and durability for long-lasting results
  • Smile design – two or more cosmetic dentistry treatments are combined to completely transform a smile

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Hunter

If you would like to discuss your personal dental needs and treatment goals with a trusted El Cajon dentist, call (619) 444-6157 or email our office today. Dr. Hunter looks forward to helping you enjoy a beautiful smile and great oral health.