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Welcome To Sunshine Family Dental

Bringing happiness to your smile

Dr. Shrutee Dogra, our top-rated dentist in Pleasanton, CA, proudly provides dental care to patients from the 

Downtown Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, Livermore, Fremont, Hayward, Danville, Milpitas, and San Jose 

areas. Your family deserves the best when it comes to your well-being, so you should rely on Sunshine Family Dental for a dentist. We provide various dental services for adults and children so that your whole family can benefit from our superior care. Our convenient location in downtown Pleasanton is only minutes away from Livermore, San Ramon, and other cities in the Bay Area, plus it has accessible and plentiful parking.

We offer free consultations for Invisalign and Dental Implants.

Call us at (925) 600-9006 to schedule your free consultation.

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Family-friendly Dentist in Pleasanton, CA

Sunshine Family Dental, your family-friendly dentist office in the Pleasanton area, is committed to ensuring that our patients get the healthy, beautiful smile they have always wanted. We provide a wide variety of dental services for the entire family, including children’s dentistry and emergency dental care. We know that visiting the dentist can be a scary experience for everyone, so your Dentist, Pleasanton, CA, strive to make your dental experience with us a positive one. From routine cleanings and exams to restorative treatments and teeth whitening, we provide it all!

If you are looking for a family dentist who provides gentle and compassionate care, you’ve come to the right place. Our experienced team, led by Dr. Dogra Pleasanton, CA Dentist, is committed to providing comprehensive dental treatments in a warm and comfortable environment. Your health and comfort are our top priorities, and we strive to provide the personalized and gentle care you deserve.

Our Services

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    Invisalign

    Everybody wants to have perfect-looking teeth, but concerns such as cracked teeth, chipped teeth, or misaligned teeth compromise the appearance of your smile. While you can opt for dental braces to align them and restore your smile, their appearance may annoy you. But fret not - other options help you align your teeth, and Invisalign is one of them. WHAT IS INVISALIGN? Invisalign has become a sought-after solution to restore and straighten your teeth without the use of metal wires. The procedure uses smooth, clear, and durable plastic, custom-molded into a set of invisible aligners snapping into place over your teeth. Thus, they act like braces but don’t look like them. The current set is to be replaced by the new ones once every two weeks. WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF INVISALIGN? * Invisalign is a sought-after treatment option to help you align your teeth and restore your smile. * Unlike metal or wired braces, the appearance of Invisalign is near-invisible. You don’t have to shy away from smiling in public. * They are easy to use and maintain and a cost-effective option to opt for. * You don’t have to compromise with your eating habits. With Invisalign, you can eat anything and everything as they are easily removable. WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE OF INVISALIGN? * During your initial appointment, we will examine your mouth and also talk to you about your requirements. Upon finding you are suitable for the procedure, we will discuss the treatment protocol and its length. * We will start with the digital molding process. It may happen on the same day of your first appointment or later. * We will take a digital scan, photographs, and X-rays of your mouth to create a suitable model of your teeth and mouth. We will send these impressions to the laboratory to create your custom Invisalign aligners. * Once your aligners are prepared, we will fit them on your teeth. The aligners are clear, invisible, and painless to install. * We will also suggest you visit our clinic for a follow-up, where we will check the overall fit of the aligner and the movement of your teeth while you wear them. * You will notice that gradually your teeth are straightened out. HOW TO CARE FOR INVISALIGN? You must care for your Invisalign appropriately. Brush your aligner using a soft-bristled toothbrush to keep the accumulation of food away. The aligners may crack, break or lose their shape upon falling. Thus, be careful when you use them. Please do not wear the same set for more than two weeks and keep them clean all the time.  Please reach out to our dental practice in Pleasanton, CA, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Dogra. Please call us at (925) 600-9006 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.

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    Restorations

    Dental restorations are various methods our dentist replaces or restores your teeth and the missing parts of their structure. Over time, you may fall prey to problems such as cracked teeth, chipped teeth, broken teeth, tooth decay, infections, and others. Dental restorations address all these problems, thereby ensuring that your dental health is in place. WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF DENTAL RESTORATIONS? Dental Fillings They are the most popular type of dental restoration used to fill a cavity in your teeth. A dental filling may be of any type – gold, amalgam, silver, glass materials, tooth-colored plastic, or composite. Composite fillings are highly preferred to match the appearance of your natural teeth. Crowns Dental crowns are tooth-shaped restorations we bond over your teeth to restore their shape, size, appearance, strength or hold a bridge in place. Dental crowns are also used after the procedure of dental implant. It may take multiple sittings to complete. But the advancement in technology has made it possible to accomplish the procedure in one day only. After the procedure, you are expected to take care of your crowns just like your natural teeth. Dental Implants If you have lost your teeth from their very root, we will use dental implants as a restorative treatment option. They are anchoring posts made using titanium or a mixture of titanium. They are a permanent solution to missing teeth, followed by the application of dental crowns. Bridges As the name suggests, bridges are false teeth that bridge the gap between your teeth. They are anchored on either side by a dental crown, after which we cement them permanently in place. They are made using several materials such as gold, alloys, porcelain, or even combinations. Dentures Dentures are a sought-after restorative option to replace a few or all of your missing teeth as well as surrounding tissues. You may lose your teeth because of events like injury, tooth decay, and gum disease. Dentures are made using resin and are of two types – partial and complete. While partial dentures are used to replace only a few missing teeth, complete dentures are used to replace all the missing teeth from your jaw. Dentures require proper care to maintain them in the future. Brush them regularly using a soft-bristled toothbrush. If you are wearing removable dentures, you can remove them at night. But make sure to soak them in water. Please reach out to our dental practice in Pleasanton, CA, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Dogra. Please call us at (925) 600-9006 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.

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    Tooth Extraction

    Tooth extraction is the process of removal of the teeth from their socket in the bone. Many times, the events like tooth decay, injury, infection, and others require us to remove your teeth from the socket.  If you are suffering from an infection and you do not opt for the procedure on time, the infection may spread to other teeth as well. Thus, you must take immediate action and visit our clinic for the extraction of your teeth. WHY OPT FOR TOOTH EXTRACTION? * Extraction of your teeth is performed if the infection has reached deep into your teeth and jawbone. * We may recommend this procedure in case of severe injury or trauma. * Tooth extraction is also performed when there is not enough room for all the teeth in your mouth or when your baby teeth do not fall out at the right time. * Tooth extraction is also recommended for the removal of your wisdom teeth HOW TO PREPARE? When you visit our clinic for the procedure, we will take your X-rays to know about the length, shape, and size of your teeth and the surrounding bone. By studying these, we will determine the best method to remove your teeth. We will numb the area around the teeth using a local anesthetic. But if the procedure is more complicated, we will administer intravenous anesthesia or IV to put you to sleep. In this case, you may also need someone to drive you home after the surgery. HOW IS TOOTH EXTRACTION PERFORMED? A simple tooth extraction process involves the removal of teeth visible in your mouth. We will numb the area and gum tissue and loosen your teeth using an elevator. After this, we will remove your teeth using dental forceps. For a surgical extraction, we usually make a small incision on your gum and remove the underlying teeth by sectioning it into smaller fragments. This procedure is more complicated than the former. WHAT HAPPENS AFTER EXTRACTION? It is essential to keep the area of the surgery clean to prevent any further infection. We will give you a dry and sterile gauze to bite immediately after the procedure. Keep it 30-45 minutes in your mouth to control bleeding. We will also provide you with aftercare instructions to take care of your mouth. Do not smoke, eat hard foods, or drink too hot or too cold beverages for a few days after the surgery. We will give you some painkillers to manage the pain and discomfort. The pain goes away within a few days of the surgery. Please reach out to our dental practice in Pleasanton, CA, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Dogra. Please call us at (925) 600-9006 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.

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    Crowns

    Your smile is one of the most attractive features of your face, and any dental problem can affect its appearance. Not only do these problems affect your smile, but they harm your health as well. The issues such as chipped, cracked, or broken teeth may make it difficult for you to chew your food or even talk properly. When you visit our clinic to find a suitable treatment, we recommend dental crowns. WHAT IS A DENTAL CROWN? A dental crown is a cap-like structure made using several materials, the role of which is to cover your teeth and restore their appearance and functionality. Crowns help to retain the shape and size of your teeth, increase their strength, and enhance their overall performance. We perform this procedure by cementing a crown in place and providing protection to your broken teeth. WHAT ARE THE USES OF A DENTAL CROWN? * A dental crown is used for large cavities that cannot be filled. * Dental crowns are used to restore missing teeth during the procedure of a dental bridge. * Dental crowns provide full coverage for dental implants and are also used after a root canal. * We also suggest the use of dental crowns in pediatric dentistry. HOW IS THE PROCEDURE PERFORMED? * We will numb the site of the procedure using local anesthesia. If your teeth are fractured or have undergone a root canal treatment, we will restore them using a dental filling and then prepare them for the crown. * We will buff your teeth a little bit to make room for the crown, after which we will create an impression with a digital scanner. * We will also find out the shade of your teeth so that the crowns are made exactly matching the color of your natural teeth. * As your impressions are sent to the laboratory for the preparation of the crown, we will make a temporary crown using acrylic or resin and put it on your teeth. * When the permanent crown is ready, we will cement it on your teeth. The permanent crown is made with dental-grade ceramic. If required, we will perform the necessary adjustments. HOW TO CARE FOR CROWNS?  Your dental crowns require the same care as the rest of your teeth. It is essential to follow a good oral care routine to maintain your dental hygiene. Brush and floss your teeth twice a day, and also use a mouthwash to rinse your mouth. Visit us regularly for a dental checkup. Please reach out to our dental practice in Pleasanton, CA, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Dogra. Please call us at (925) 600-9006 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.

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    Root Canals

    The root canal procedure is required in cases where the dental tissue has been affected by decay, infection, or trauma. To save the tooth pulp, the bacteria and decay are removed, and the space is then filled with special, sterile dental material to restore the tooth to its original condition. NEED FOR ROOT CANAL TREATMENT * Trauma or injury to the tooth. * The decay has reached the pulp (the living tissue) of the tooth. * Abscess or infection has formed in the tooth or near the tip of the root. * Irreversible inflammation in the dental pulp. SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF POTENTIAL ROOT CANAL INFECTION A root canal is the most often used method to preserve a tooth that would require removal. The symptoms of potential root canal treatment include:  * Extreme toothache * Tenderness or swelling  * Abscess on the gums * Hot and cold sensitivity * A nagging pain that keeps you awake at the night * Spontaneous pain * Pain while chewing ROOT CANAL TREATMENT The root canal treatment is performed in three stages and takes one to three sessions to complete. The treatment usually takes just one visit, however in the case of curved canals, multi-canals, or significant infections, this may require two or three additional appointments. In a root canal procedure, the dentist anesthetizes teeth to ensure a painless procedure. The decay is then removed, along with the damaged and infected pulp and the other nerve tissues, and the cavity is prepared for filling. Filling materials are a hard substance known as gutta-percha. It functions as a sealant, which can stop the entire root structure, stop oral fluids from entering the tooth, and reinfect its internal structure. The dentist seals the nerve chamber during this procedure; however, it is still a weak tooth and needs an expansion core and a crown to shield against damage. The crown and filling core provides a covering, protects the tooth against further damage, and aids in restoring proper chewing functions. Sometimes when the infection or decay is not severe, the crown is not needed. In this case, it is recommended to build up a core. This is enough to complete the restoration. After completing the root canal treatment and the final restoration, the dentist or the endodontist usually schedules another appointment after six months to ensure complete healing of the tooth and underlying bone. Please reach out to our dental practice in Pleasanton, CA, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Dogra. Please call us at (925) 600-9006 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.

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    Cosmetic Dentistry

    If you want to get a pearly white smile but are suffering from dental problems such as chipped teeth, cracked teeth, excessive gap between your teeth, or even discolored teeth, opting for a suitable cosmetic dental procedure is a great idea. The scope of cosmetic dentistry is increasing worldwide. You can schedule an appointment with us for any of the following procedures to improve the appearance of your smile: BONDING  Dental bonding is used to restore your decayed and damaged teeth. This procedure also addresses discolored teeth. When you visit us for dental bonding, we scale out the decay in your teeth and then apply bonding material to their surface. VENEERS  Dental veneers are thin, wafer-like structures made using medical-grade ceramic that we use to restore the small chips in your teeth and cover your badly-stained teeth. Veneers are also used to close gaps between your teeth. INVISALIGN  Advanced dental technology has introduced Invisalign braces to realign or correct your teeth and improve your overall appearance. Eventually, you feel confident to smile in public. These are invisible aligners and more comfortable than braces. RESTORATIONS  We carry out several dental cosmetic restorative procedures to restore your smile. One of the most common procedures is dental braces. Apart from enhancing the appearance of your smile, braces also correct the alignment of your teeth. We decide on the suitable type of braces after knowing your requirement. DENTAL CROWNS  We fit a dental crown on your damaged and decayed teeth above the gum line. They are made using metal, porcelain, ceramic, ceramic fused to metal, porcelain fused to metal, and other materials. Apart from restoring chipped or broken teeth, crowns are also used to cover severely stained teeth. We may also use same-day crowns made using CEREC technology. TEETH WHITENING  Your teeth are prone to staining or discoloration because of the reasons such as poor dental hygiene, bad eating habits, consumption of alcohol and aerated drinks, and smoking. The staining is caused because of the accumulation of plaque and tartar on the surface of your teeth. We carry out professional teeth whitening to clean and whiten your teeth to restore your pearly white smile. After the procedure, you are expected to follow proper dental care to maintain your smile. COMPOSITES  Composites or composite fillings are used to restore your teeth affected because of fractures, cracks, and decay. They are similar to dental bonding and improve the appearance of your smile. Please reach out to our dental practice in Pleasanton, CA, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Dogra. Please call us at (925) 600-9006 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.

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    Porcelain Veneers

    A dental veneer is a wafer-like ultra-thin shell that we put on your front teeth in case of various dental concerns. Veneers can be made using a variety of materials, and porcelain is one of them. Veneers FAQs [/page/veneers-faqs/] WHAT ARE PORCELAIN VENEERS? Porcelain veneers are made using dental-grade porcelain material, thereby giving you a natural appearance as they match the exact color of your natural teeth. There are many benefits of using them over other types of veneers. Apart from retaining the aesthetic appearance of your smile, they are also a durable option to choose from. When you opt for them, you don’t have to go for other dental procedures to restore your cracked or chipped teeth. They are durable, and if maintained properly, porcelain veneers can last up to 5-10 years. You can get in touch with us, schedule an appointment, and we will perform the procedure within a single sitting only. WHY DO I NEED PORCELAIN VENEERS? * Worn Enamel The enamel of your teeth may wear out or become damaged because of consumption of aerated drinks, tea, coffee, and smoking. Porcelain veneers are a great option to correct your smile affected by worn enamel. * Cracked or Chipped Teeth External trauma, biting anything too hard, or an accidental fall may cause chipping or crack in your teeth, thus affecting your smile. Veneers are a perfect solution to restore cracked or chipped teeth. * Genetics Some people have abnormal spacing between their teeth since their birth, which keeps on widening with age. In this situation, we may recommend the use of porcelain veneers. * Uneven Teeth The factors such as grinding, gnashing, or eating hard foods may lead to uneven teeth, which may further create bite issues. Porcelain veneers are used to restore uneven teeth. * Stained Teeth The discoloration of your teeth affects your aesthetic appearance at large. Sometimes, even professional cleaning doesn’t help. We use porcelain veneers to cover your stained teeth and to enhance your smile. HOW ARE PORCELAIN VENEERS USED? When you visit our clinic for the procedure, we will make an impression of your teeth. Using it, we will create dental veneers to match the exact shape and size of your teeth. We will place and cement them properly to your teeth with the help of a special light. HOW TO CARE FOR PORCELAIN VENEERS? Caring for porcelain veneers is all about following a proper dental care routine. Brush your teeth twice a day using fluoride toothpaste and floss regularly. Do not eat hard or sticky food items.  Please reach out to our dental practice in Pleasanton, CA, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Dogra. Please call us at (925) 600-9006 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.

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    Implants

    Missing teeth can take a toll on your appearance and overall health. They not only make you feel conscious about how you look but also impact your mouth’s functionality. If you are looking for restorative treatment for your missing teeth, you can visit our clinic and meet our dentist. We will recommend dental implant surgery. Dental Implants FAQS [/page/dental-implants-faqs/] WHAT IS A DENTAL IMPLANT? A dental implant is a medical-grade titanium stud that we place on the roots of your missing teeth. Gradually, it fuses with the bone to support your artificial teeth, such as crowns, bridges, or implant-supported dentures. This restorative procedure is a permanent solution to your problem of missing teeth. WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF DENTAL IMPLANTS? * There are various tooth replacement options, but dental implants are the most comfortable of them all. They allow you to eat properly, talk and pronounce words normally, and carry out all the functions of your mouth without any discomfort. * Dental implants are a safe treatment option. After fusing into your bone, the implants feel both safe and comfortable. * With the use of dental implants, you can take proper care of your teeth and maintain dental hygiene in the long run as no food particles get stuck between the empty spaces of your teeth. HOW IS THE PROCEDURE PERFORMED?  * When you visit us for consultation, we check the condition of your mouth. We also carry out X-rays and CT-scan to reveal the dimensions, as well as bone density, that you need to have for the placement of an implant. If you do not have enough bone volume, we will perform bone grafting before the procedure. * We will make room for the implant in your jawbone and place it. * After placing the implant, we will stitch your gums and allow them some time to heal. The healing phase also allows the implants to fuse to your bone. This process is known as integration. * After the integration, we will place the abutment and the artificial teeth. In most cases, dental crowns are used as artificial teeth to restore the appearance and function of your mouth. WHAT IS AFTER-CARE? You must maintain a good oral care routine after the procedure. Brush your teeth twice a day and use fluoride toothpaste while doing so. You should also floss your teeth regularly to remove the accumulation of food and other substances stuck between your teeth. It is recommended to visit our dental clinic twice a year for dental cleaning and check-ups. Upon finding any concern in your mouth, visit us immediately to seek suitable treatment. Please reach out to our dental practice in Pleasanton, CA, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Dogra. Please call us at (925) 600-9006 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.

Location

173 Spring St #110,
Pleasanton, CA 94566

Office Hours

MON - WED9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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FRI9:00 am - 5:00 pm

SAT8:30 am - 2:30 pm

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