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How can dental implants be restored?

Dental implants placed by a provider are a long-term solution to tooth loss. However, these titanium implants can be used in many different ways, depending on how they are restored. Dr. Patterson and his team in Simi Valley, CA, can talk to you about the various ways implants can be restored based on the patient’s […]


What causes pale gum tissue?

When changes occur in the mouth, it is essential to discuss these issues with a dental professional. This includes the color of the gum tissue. If you notice that your gums are pale, it is time to speak to your dentist about this change and learn more about what has caused it. Pale gums can […]


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Do I need root canal therapy?

At the practice of Dr. Patterson, patients of the Simi Valley, CA community have a wide selection of services to choose from. This includes root canal therapy. When you think of root canal therapy, you probably assume it’s a painful and invasive procedure. However, it is an effective way to save a tooth from extraction […]


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How do implant-retained, or attached, dentures work?

When you think of full dentures, you might envision your grandparent’s false teeth. You may think of fake-looking appliances and teeth that don’t look natural at all. Fortunately, the field of cosmetic and restorative dentistry allows patients to have many more options when it comes to replacing teeth in the smile. Dr. Patterson of Simi […]


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How chewing and smoking tobacco negatively impacts your oral health

Did you know that smoking or chewing tobacco can have a negative impact on your oral health? Tobacco use is the leading cause of oral cancer in the United States, and it can also lead to gum disease and other oral health problems. Dr. Patterson of Simi Valley, CA can discuss with patients the dangers […]


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Am I a candidate for porcelain veneers?

Concealing imperfections of the smile is important for many patients who have gapped, broken, stained, or unusually-shaped teeth. The teeth near the front of the smile, known as the anterior teeth, are the most noticeable. When problems arise, patients often approach their dentist to learn about cosmetic dental solutions to improve the appearance of these […]


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Tips to save a knocked out tooth

Accidents happen, and the same is true with dental accidents. For some patients, a situation where a tooth has been knocked out of the mouth could happen. Some patients might think they will need tooth replacement, but if handled quickly and effectively, patients can increase the chances that they can save the tooth and have […]


Restore your smile after tooth decay with white fillings

Are you experiencing a dull toothache that has lasted for days, even weeks? Do you notice that your teeth are incredibly sensitive to sweet foods or hot and cold beverages? If these changes have recently occurred, you may be dealing with a cavity, also known as tooth decay. Tooth decay is a common problem when […]


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How to treat a cracked tooth

Do you notice sharp pain when you bite into your favorite foods? Do you find that any type of pressure on your tooth causes discomfort? Do you find yourself chewing food on the opposite side of the mouth due to pain on the other side? If you are experiencing problems such as this, you might […]


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The facts of tooth decay

Keeping the smile healthy is easy when you know how to avoid the development of conditions such as tooth decay. Tooth decay, sometimes referred to as dental caries or “cavities,” can negatively impact the smile in a number of different ways. Dr. Robert D. Bankhardt and his team in Simi Valley, California work routinely with […]


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Casey Patterson, DDS
Robert D. Bankhardt, DDS, Inc.
2720 Cochran St, #2b
Simi Valley CA 93065
805.584.1194
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2720 Cochran St #2b Simi Valley CA 93065 (805) 584-1194