Dr. Smith is a qualified and reputed mini implant dentist with a special interest in cosmetic dentistry, practicing general dentistry for over 20 years. Dr. Smith is one of the only 1100 dentists worldwide certified to perform the Chao Pinhole Surgery Technique®. The Pinhole Surgical Technique® is a new way to treat gum recession. Dr. Smith. is also capable of performing complicated full-mouth restoration procedures.
Whether you want to replace a missing, broken, or cracked tooth with mini dental implants, need more specialized treatments such as a root canal, or wish to enhance your looks with cosmetic treatments like teeth whitening or gum rejuvenation, Dr. Andrea Joy Smith Family Dentistry is your one-stop destination.
Dr. Smith offers a wide range of restorative dental care treatments replacing missing teeth with dentures, crowns, and implants. She is also trained in periodontal and endodontic procedures like root canals, periodontal scaling, and root planning using Diode laser technology. Dr. Smith is committed to learning new treatment technology and procedures to treat unique dental problems.
Whether you are searching for a dentist for yourself or your entire family, Dr. Andrea Joy Smith, DDS, provides comprehensive dental treatments for every family member. You will be treated with utmost care and importance regardless of your dental problem. Dr. Smith understands that oral and dental care is more than healthy teeth; it is about a healthier you. While you remain patient with Dr. Smith, she will help you and your family maintain the highest oral and dental health standards. Restore your naturally beautiful smile today with Dr. Andrea Joy Smith, DDS.
At Dr. Andrea Joy Smith Family Dentistry, rest assured that you’ll receive the personalized attention you deserve. Our dental team will listen to your needs and answer all your questions. You will receive a complete and thorough exam, including oral cancer screening and gum disease exams. Plus, you’ll enjoy our friendly, caring team. Let Dr. Andrea Joy Smith, DDS in Sacramento, CA, join your ongoing commitment to your dental health.
Credentials and Memberships:
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA): Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 1985.
University of California San Francisco (UCSF), School of Dentistry, receiving two degrees, Bachelor of Science in Dental Sciences and Doctor of Dental Surgery, 1994.
International Academy of Mini Dental Implants, Diplomat, 2011.
Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique Academy, 2014.
Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, 2005.
Advanced Soft Tissue Laser Certification, 2012.
American Dental Association/California Dental Association, 1994.
Replacing a single tooth with a single tooth implant does not endanger the health of the neighboring teeth. Because a dental implant will replace your tooth root, the bone is better preserved. Dental implants integrate with your jawbone, helping to keep the bone healthy and intact. Several missing teeth can also be replaced with individual implants. This method will place a dental implant at the site of each missing tooth, providing ideal replicas of your lost teeth. Multiple teeth may also be restored with an implant bridge, which is a prosthetic comprised of three or more crown units, depending upon the number of missing teeth.
One of the most rewarding and exciting new procedures in dentistry today is the system for making your previously loose dentures tight and comfortable. Mini dental implants provide denture patients with the ability to eat, smile, and speak with confidence. In as little as 1 hour, 4-6 dental implants can be placed, and your dentures can be fitted over the implants. The patient leaves the office with a stable denture, which can be used IMMEDIATELY. In addition, placement of these implants results in little to no post-operative discomfort. Many patients who were not candidates for conventional implants because they didn’t have enough bone or because of finances are now mini dental implant candidates.
Made of Hybrid Resin or Zirconia, the removable bridge involves the placement of between 6-10 implants, determined by bone volume and bone quality. This is a fixed hybrid bridge that can be detached by the dentist as needed at recall cleaning visits.