Hello Fresno smiles! Do you have a missing tooth that is detracting from your otherwise beautiful teeth? Let Mirelez Wellness Dental fill the gap for you and help you get your brilliant smile back! A dental bridge could be the perfect solution for your missing tooth and help you chew and speak properly.
A bridge incorporates two or more crowns on either side of the gap created by your missing tooth. These two anchoring teeth permit a false tooth to be held in place where the missing tooth should be. The false tooth that is placed in the gap is called a pontic. Bridges can contain one or more pontics. A pontic can be matched to the surrounding teeth if you elect a porcelain material. If you’d like, a pontic can also be constructed using gold or an alloy.
Dentist Mirelez will work closely with you to be certain that your bridge has a perfect fit. Then one of our proficient hygienists will show you how to clean under and around the bridge to ensure that no cavities arises in the nooks and crannies.
We have been successfully restoring smiles since 2003. Thousands of patients have trusted our practice with their dental health.
Come see us and you can bridge the gap and love your smile again!
Many dental procedures can be completed at a general dentistry office. However, sometimes, your general dentist will refer you to a specialist. At Mirelez Wellness Dental, we work with you to create customized treatment plans for your oral health needs.
Following are some of the most common dental specialties:
Endodontists Endodontists specialize in root canal therapy and other procedures involving the root and surrounding parts of the tooth.
Periodontists Periodontists practicing treat the conditions affecting gum tissue and the bone surrounding the teeth. If you have gingivitis or more advanced periodontal disease, you may be referred to a periodontist.
Prosthodontists Repairing damaged teeth and replacing lost teeth is called ‘restorative dentistry’. Prosthodontists have advanced training in procedures involving crowns, dental implants, bridges, veneers, inlays, and partial or complete dentures.
Pediatric Dentists Infants, young children and teenagers have different dental needs than adults. Pediatric dentists undergo additional training in the diagnosis and treatment of dental diseases affecting our youngest populations.
Oral Surgeons Oral surgeons perform surgical procedures involving the teeth, mouth and jaw. These include dental implants, surgery to repair damage due to injury, tumor surgery, and cleft lip and palate reconstruction.
If you are interested in learning more about these specialties, or have a concern regarding your oral health, please visit us at Mirelez Wellness Dental. You will find us at 5492 N Palm Ave Ste B in Fresno CA – California 93704. Please give us a call at 559-761-1871.
I’m Art Mirelez DDS, FICOI, FAGD of Mirelez Wellness Dental in Fresno. My patients often ask me if chewing xylitol gum is an effective substitute for tooth brushing and regular dental exams.
Before I answer that question, let me tell you a little bit about xylitol:
Xylitol is a natural sweetener that was first discovered in birch tree bark but is also found in many fruits and vegetables. Unlike most other sweeteners (natural or synthetic), xylitol is actually beneficial for your teeth.
Numerous clinical studies have shown that xylitol hinders the growth of the bacteria that initiates tooth decay. It also helps alleviate plaque and strengthens tooth enamel.
Xylitol has other benefits, as well. Because it is low on the glycemic index, many of my patients with diabetes enjoy it as a healthy alternative to sugar. For my patients that cope with frequent dry mouth, I recommend xylitol gum or mints to stimulate saliva production while preserving against dental caries.
Now, back to the golden question. Is xylitol gum just as effective as brushing your teeth and seeing your family dentist regularly? Absolutely not! If you cannot brush your teeth after a meal, chewing xylitol gum for five or ten minutes is probably a good idea. However, you should still brush your teeth thoroughly (with a soft brush) after meals and get twice-yearly exams and dental cleanings.
At Mirelez Wellness Dental, our goal is to keep your smile healthy and beautiful for life by preventing dental troubles before they start. If you postpone dental visits until you feel pain, you risk losing teeth and most certainly will require more extensive treatment than if the trouble was caught earlier.
Is it time for a dental exam? Call us at 559-761-1871 to book an appointment. Our genuine team is waiting to take care of all your dental needs.
If you want to enhance your smile with cosmetic dentistry, I invite you to visit Mirelez Wellness Dental for an exam and consultation. I believe that the initial consultation is the most crucial component of a smile makeover.
During your no-pressure smile transformation consultation we will highlight the following issues:
Your vision and expectations of how you want your smile to look and feel after the makeover.
The current condition of your oral health.
The aspects of your teeth and gums that you wish to correct.
The combination of treatments required to reach your goal.
A detailed explanation of each procedure such as porcelain veneers, dental crowns, inlays/onlays, gum contouring, crown lengthening, tooth implants, or teeth whitening.
You can see before and after pictures of smile makeover patients.
Your options for how to schedule the makeover process (all at once or over time).
By listening carefully, communicating clearly, and asking the right questions, I can fully assess the many vital variables unique to your needs. Effective cosmetic dentistry consultations ensure complete patient satisfaction. If this is your first visit, you’ll discover that our skilled and friendly members work to make you comfortable. (We are confident that you will!) Your remarkable smile begins with an exam and consultation at Mirelez Wellness Dental; give us a call at 559-761-1871.
At Mirelez Wellness Dental, Dr. Mirelez is often asked how to choose the most basic tool of oral hygiene, the toothbrush. Picking a toothbrush can be as difficult as choosing a paint color.
If you have visited the dental section of your local grocery store or drugstore lately, you know what I am talking about. There are brushes with bristles of varying lengths, brushes that massage your gums, and brushes that change color when they are used up. (If I had to rate them purely on their fun factor, I would choose the Spiderman brush.)
Some toothbrush manufacturers claim their brushes freshen your breath or remove stains from your teeth. How do you choose?
One key factor is the firmness of the bristles. Hard bristles may be more effective for cleaning burnt steak off a grill or hard water deposits off a shower floor. However, this does not hold true for your teeth. Medium and firm brushes can damage your gums. Soft and extra-soft bristles are plenty stiff enough to clean plague, food particles, and surface stains from your teeth. Soft bristles also offer more flexibility for hard-to-reach nooks and crannies.
After having dental work or oral surgery, especially anything involving soft tissue grafts, make sure you use an extra-soft brush and be careful!
When buying a toothbrush for a child, make sure the brush feels comfortable in their hand. If the size and angle feels awkward, the child will be less likely to use it long enough to clean all areas of their mouth. Children do not necessarily need a child-sized tooth brush. Some kids can manage an adult size brush better than a short, narrow child size brush. If you are unsure, ask your dentist.
What about the electric types and water-shooters? Some patients like the feeling of vibrating bristles or a mini-squirt gun blasting away at the plaque. Patients with arthritis or other movement-inhibiting conditions can benefit from powered brushes which take some strain off hands and arm muscles.
Is your toothbrush doing the job? Schedule an exam at Mirelez Wellness Dental.
Our genuine dental hygienists instruct our pediatric and adult patients on proper brushing and flossing. If you haven’t experienced a dental deep cleaning with us, you don’t know how clean your teeth and gums can feel.
Schedule a thorough dental cleaning today by calling Mirelez Wellness Dental at 559-761-1871. An outstanding feature of Mirelez Wellness Dental is focus on long-term relationships. We offer cosmetic and a full spectrum of restorative dental procedures.
If you experience severe anxiety when undergoing (or even thinking about!) dental treatment, oral sedation is for you.
Conscious sedation dentistry is available in Fresno. Whether it is called relaxation dentistry, oral conscious sedation, sleep dentistry, or anxiety-free dentistry, it is completely safe and very popular for nervous cosmetic and restorative dental patients.
Though it may sound impossible, with oral conscious sedation, dentistry patients can actually relax during dental visits. In addition, healing times for oral surgery and extensive cosmetic dentistry procedures are often shorter if the patient is sedated during treatment.
Sedation dentistry is great for alleviating anxiety for Fresno patients, and oral conscious sedation can be effective for treating or working with the following:
Fear of needles;
A powerful gag reflex;
Difficulty controlling body movement;
Lengthy multi-procedure visits;
Difficulty becoming numb with traditional injections.
If you need dental work more extensive than a filling – such as a root canal, tooth implant, crown replacement or wisdom tooth extraction – call Mirelez Wellness Dental at 559-761-1871 for information about sedation dentistry.
Hello, Fresno! Welcome to the Mirelez Wellness Dental blog. Let’s talk about cosmetic dental smile makeovers. Some Fresno patients wonder if the term is synonymous with general cosmetic dentistry.
Are the placement of four veneers considered a smile makeover? Well, yes and no. If your smile is attractive and healthy except for some chips in your upper front teeth, veneer placement may remedy the few cosmetic problems and result in a unforgettable smile.
Generally, however, a complete smile makeover combines several carefully-chosen cosmetic dentistry procedures performed at the same time for a complete smile transformation. In other words, the sum is greater than the parts.
For example, one treatment plan could include crown restorations, veneers for teeth that are misshapen but otherwise healthy, tooth-colored filling replacement for old amalgam fillings, and teeth whitening for the crowning touch.
I’m Dr. Mirelez. I have been practicing general and cosmetic dentistry in California since 2003. Performing successful smile makeovers makes my profession extremely fulfilling. Patients who plan to receive a smile makeover should take their time choosing a dentist to perform it. I invite you to schedule a consultation so we can discuss your needs and wishes. During the consultation, I can tell you about my extensive experience and show you before and after pictures of satisfied patients.
When I design a custom smile makeover, I study several elements in addition to the teeth. After all, the teeth are just one component of the patient’s face. The gumline, lips, mouth, facial shape, facial structure, coloring, and patient’s age affect the scope of the design. This comprehensive approach to a smile makeover achieves fabulous results and sets our practice apart.
If you are interested in learning more about smile transformations, call us today at 559-761-1871.
There are basically two ways to handle a chipped tooth: 1. Panic. 2. See Dr. Art Mirelez right away and get on with life.
Mirelez Wellness Dental can fix a chipped tooth in a jiffy by determining the right solution and expertly preforming the procedure. Decay, missing teeth, braces, even crowns can impact the course of treatment.
Time is often an important factor when it comes to tooth repair so don’t wait, call 559-761-1871 to schedule an appointment.
When Fresno residents need holistic dentistry, we’ve successfully managed their treatment. When Oakhurst patients have needed cosmetic, we’ve watched happy, smiling patients leave our office. And when you need dental implants, we are amazed at the opportunity to make a true believer out of you!
We offer porcelain veneers, sedation dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and teeth whitening. Trust Dr. Mirelez to deliver exceptional results. No panic. No mistakes. No worries.
Restorative dentistry has progressed considerably over the years and there are now several effective ways to repair decayed teeth. In today’s post, we are going to concentrate on two similar types of restorations: dental inlays and onlays.
Where possible, an inlay or an onlay can be a less-invasive substitute for a complete crown and either one is usually more affordable than a porcelain crown procedure.
Inlays/onlays are “indirect fillings,” meaning that they are produced in a lab and placed whole on the tooth. A traditional “direct filling” is applied to the tooth while the material is malleable and then shaped by the dentist.
An inlay is used to repair the surface of a damaged tooth, ordinarily to fill a small cavity or a natural pit that is at risk for decay.
Typically porcelain or composite resin are used for inlays; these materials are tough and look very natural because the color can be matched accurately to the surrounding teeth. An inlay is exactly fitted to your tooth and looks, feels, and functions like the initial tooth.
An onlay covers a larger part of the tooth. Because they cover such a large area of the tooth, they are often referred to as partial crowns. Onlays are frequently applied to the biting surface of the tooth. Just like inlays, they are accurately fitted to the damaged part of the tooth. Composite resin and porcelain are also the main materials used to create an onlay. As mentioned before, inlays and onlays serve a key role in restorative and cosmetic dentistry.
At Mirelez Wellness Dental, we provide unmatched dental care including inlays and onlays. If you have one or more teeth that has a cavity, crack, or excessive wear, call 559-761-1871 to make an appointment today.
If you have had years of dental problems or are embarrassed by your teeth, our team at Mirelez Wellness Dental can help you find the restoration procedure right for you. You could be a candidate for complete or partial dentures or dental implants.
A removable replacement for missing teeth, dentures can be made in advance and positioned as soon as your existing teeth are removed. Our lab creates dentures that look just like natural teeth: attractive and healthy.
If you still have some healthy, natural teeth, you can benefit from dentures without having your healthy teeth extracted.
Partial dentures fill in the gaps, replacing missing teeth to complete a smile. Partial dentures can prevent natural teeth from moving. Many dental insurance providers cover most or all of the cost of dentures. We can help you find out if your California dental insurance covers dentures.
Another alternative for those with missing teeth is a dental implant procedure. A dental implant is a permanent tooth restoration that is anchored into the jawbone, replacing both the root and crown of the tooth. Dental implants have many advantages, such as preventing jaw bone recession which can occur when natural teeth are removed. However, not all dentistry patients are good candidates for implants.
Dental implants can also be used to anchor a removable denture. The denture is ‘snapped on’ or attached to the implants for no-slip confidence. The combination denture/implant smile restoration solution is usually more affordable than dental implant replacements for several natural teeth.
Replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health, improving your ability to eat and speak. If you are embarrassed to smile or laugh, it’s time to bring back your beautiful smile!
Mirelez Wellness Dental Jose Arthur Mirelez, Jr., DDS, FICOI, FAGD 5492 N Palm Ave Ste B Fresno, CA 93704 Call: 559-435-3113559-761-1871 Fax: 559-435-5785
Unusual situation, needed repairs to an implant. Dr. Miralez and the whole staff went out of their way to be sure to address some issues which could have been dangerous if left untreated. This practice always endeavors to provide the best for their patients.
My experience was great. They were very nice and gentle and they would also let you watch T.V. while they work on you. Also, they would always greet you with a smile.
I am completely happy with my experience. Even though I have moved to Carmel, I continue to drive to Fresno because of the friendly staff and excellent service.
A friendly and enjoyable experience. This office is the best. They strive to provide something beyond ordinary and elevate it all to extraordinary.
I refer everyone I meet who is looking for a dentist. Great staff and always so courteous. I appreciate all that you do.
It was very refreshing to have the treatment explained along with a comprehensive estimate provided.
Fresno dentist Dr. Art Mirelez provides exceptional cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, sedation dentistry, holistic dentistry, general dentistry and so much more to patients in the Fresno, California area, including from the surrounding communities of Clovis, Madera, Selma, Oakhurst, Visalia, Exeter, Coarsegold, Lemoore, Sanger, Kerman and Coalinga, CA