At the Washington Dental clinic in Hermosa Beach, we are dedicated to providing affordable, high-quality, and comprehensive dental care services to each of our patients. All new patients are entitled to free exams and digital x-rays. We have plenty of positive reviews online, and our customers are delighted with our services. Let us be the reason you smile!
Our doctors have vast and long-term experience in dental care, and they are graduates of UPENN, UCLA, and USC. We offer comprehensive emergency, cosmetic, general, implant, and family dental care services.
We are highly committed to providing excellent customer service. You can easily schedule your appointments online. We will take our time to inform you about the kind of treatment you may need and its pros and cons. It is up to you to choose the treatment you desire, and we will never pressurize you to go through a particular procedure. We have state-of-the-art medical equipment to guarantee you high-quality dental care services. We accept diverse payment options, as well as most major PPO insurance plans.
Of course, you must brush and floss your teeth frequently for them to remain in good health. However, you need to go for dental check-ups at least twice a year. Additionally, you may need specialized dental care services like extractions, braces, and implants. Sometimes, you may have an excruciating toothache or sometimes broken teeth. This is why you must have quick access to a reliable and experienced local emergency dentist.
Services We Offer
We at the Washington Dental are committed to providing comprehensive, quality, and affordable dental care to the residents of Los Angeles and South Bay. Let us be the reason you smile!
Free Dental Examinations
At the Washington Dental in Hermosa Beach, we offer free exams to every new patient. The primary purpose of these exams is to help us know if you are in good oral health. We can discern any dental disease you might have at its early stage.
Here are some of our specialized dentistry services:
- Orthodontics - Invisalign, Braces
- Pediatric Dentistry (Children)
- Oral Surgery - Tooth Extractions
- Prosthodontics - Dentures, Dental Implants
- Endodontics - Root Canal Treatments
- Periodontics - Treatment of Gum Disease
You should opt for a dental implant if you have a tooth that is broken or missing. Implants can last for a lifetime because they are fixed permanently. We design our implants to resemble the rest of your teeth.
We are renowned providers of comprehensive, quality, and affordable dental care services in Los Angeles and South Bay. We have branches in Downtown LA, Lomita, Carson, and Hermosa Beach. We combine our up-to-date dental techniques with our ‘old-fashioned’ commitment to providing high-quality care to all our patients.
We have diverse payment options, and our services are discounted too. We normally accept most dental insurance plans and credit cards. This way, you can access the dental care service you need right away without worrying about your finances.
Who We Are
We have two on-staff and fully trained dentists: David Ganji and Sam Ganji. These two doctors were among the top academic performers in their dental schools. Sam Ganji graduated from the University of Pennsylvania while David Ganji graduated from the University of Southern California.
These dentists have long term experience in specialized dental care services. Moreover, they frequently attend research and training seminars to learn about the latest developments and trends in dentistry.
Moreover, our dental assistants are state-board approved. They have the required educational training and professional experience to guarantee you 100% satisfaction rate. We strive because of you, and we will make sure that your experience in our office is as pleasant as possible.
What We Do
We provide various local, permanent dental care clinics in Los Angeles and South Bay. Our primary aim is to earn your trust and to assist you in improving your oral health. At the Washington Dental, we are your life-long partners in maintaining your teeth and gums in good health. We will ensure that your teeth and gums are strong and healthy for the rest of your life.
It is quite challenging for many Los Angeles residents to find the right dentist. However, at Washington Dental, we provide a single, convenient location that you can visit to resolve all your dental problems. This way, you don’t have to worry about the quality of care you will receive.
How We Help
How can we help you better your oral health? We offer a wide array of dental care services, ranging from implants to braces to teeth whitening. Generally, we offer cosmetic, preventative, restorative, and diagnostic care to treat any dental or periodontal problem you may be having.
Our Offered Dental Care Services
All the services we offer will help you maintain good oral health, as well as improve the functionality and aesthetic appearance of each of your teeth. Our dentists carry out a wide array of dental procedures, utilizing only the best tools, appliances, and materials in the field of dentistry.
Read on to find out our three main service areas. Moreover, we put a special focus on dental implants. This is because many dentists in California do not know how to install implants, while our doctors have the expertise.
Free Dental Examinations:
At Washington Dental in Hermosa Beach, we provide free dental exams to all our new patients. Furthermore, all our clients are entitled to regular dental exams every six months. From these exams, we will discern whether you have any dental problems. We will check your teeth for any signs of weakening or decay, as well as examine your gums to assess if they are in good health. If we find out that you have any dental diseases, we will commence treatment immediately. We will discuss with you about your dental health and explain to you what kind of care you require.
At the Washington Dental in Hermosa Beach, we have in-stock modern, high-quality digital X-ray machines that can instantly produce quality images on a liquid crystal display screen. Both you and your dentist can view these images. These X-rays are exceptionally detailed, and they also have minimal radiation. Moreover, we can use intraoral minicameras to photograph your teeth and gums. From these X-ray images and photos, you will precisely know what is wrong with your gums and teeth. This way, you will make the best decision possible concerning your oral health.
White, Composite Fillings:
We can fill in your teeth cavities with natural-colored ‘white’ resin fillings. This resin is durable, stain-resistant, and strong. Compared to amalgam fillings, composite fillings minimize the amount of tooth material that must be removed. We also use composites to improve your smile, because they can change your teeth color and even reshape disfigured teeth. Some people believe that composite fillings can increase the risk of tooth decay. This belief is false. Composite fillings cannot endanger your health in any way. In fact, it is the best solution to treat dental decay and to fill in teeth cavities.
Terms and Questions
The following are the frequently used dental terms and frequent questions from our patients.
We primarily use root canal treatment to repair a tooth that has been infected or is badly decayed. During root canal treatment, we will remove the nerve and pulp of your decayed tooth. Then, we will clean and seal its inside. We normally remove the nerve since it is not vitally important to the functioning and health of your teeth. The primary function of the nerves is sensory – to provide the sensation of cold or hot. The absence or presence of a nerve will not affect the day to day functioning of your tooth. When your tooth starts decaying, or it becomes infected, bacteria will begin to multiply within the pulp chamber. These bacteria may lead to an abscessed tooth. An abscess is a pocket filled with pus that forms at the tooth’s root ends. Additionally, a pulp infection may lead to swelling of your face, head, or neck, bone loss at the tip of your root’s tooth, and oral drainage problems. You must go through root canal treatment to protect yourself from having an abscessed tooth or contracting severe dental infections.
What are Dental Implants?
Currently, millions of Americans suffer tooth loss, despite the federal government’s continuous efforts to improve dental care. This tooth loss may occur due to certain periodontal diseases, tooth decay, or injury. The best available option to replace missing teeth is dental implants. Dental implants serve as replacement tooth roots. They can be either permanent or removable, and they are specifically designed to match the colors and contours of your natural teeth. Here are the advantages of implants:
- Improved appearance. No one will notice any difference between the implants and your natural teeth.
- Unlike dentures, you aren’t obliged to remove your implants from time to time. Also, you won’t require any messy adhesive to keep them in place.
- Improved speech. With implants, you can speak comfortably without worrying that your teeth might slip.
- Implants can last for a lifetime if you take good care of them.
- Easier eating. Implants function just like natural teeth. They allow you to eat your meals with confidence and without feeling pain.
- Better self-esteem. Implants will give you back your smile and make you feel better about yourself.
Our doctors are highly experienced in installing dental implants. Your insurance plan may not cover the dental implant since it is deemed to be a cosmetic procedure. This is why we offer highly competitive prices on dental implants. Furthermore, implants aren’t painful to install because we use anesthetics to numb your nerves during the installation process.
Do you want to have a brighter smile? When it comes to teeth whitening, you have two options: dental office-based or home-based. At the Washington Dental in Hermosa Beach, we utilize strong peroxide-based bleaching agents to help you whiten your teeth. Nevertheless, you may still prefer to whiten your teeth at home. If this is the case, talk to us first, and we will advise you on the best homemade teeth whitening products to use. This is because some of these products may make your teeth to be temporarily sensitive or make you uncomfortable if you already have sensitive teeth. Moreover, some home kits may burn your teeth, or even temporarily bleach your gums!
What is the difference between Bonding and Veneers?
To improve your smile, you can opt for various cosmetic dental procedures such as teeth whitening, veneers, and bonding. Though teeth whitening processes benefit a lot of people who have colored teeth, it cannot help hide other anomalies. You need to turn to either veneers or bonding to dramatically improve the style, color, and shape of your teeth. Both of these procedures can improve the aesthetic appearance of your smile. Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are placed on the front layer of your teeth. If you opt for veneers, you will have to visit our dental office before the procedure to plan for it. Veneers are specifically meant for people who have extremely severe stains, minimal damage, wear, and minor rotations to their teeth. On the other hand, dental bonding is a term used to describe all the processes whereby white fillings are applied to the teeth. During the dental bonding process, we will place a resin substance on the front surface of your tooth to alter its color, shape, and size. Dental bonding is perfect for individuals who have minor discolorations or small irregularities on their teeth. We offer both of these procedures in our office. Moreover, we can help you choose which cosmetic process is the best fit for you.
Braces are primarily used to straighten crooked or misaligned teeth. There are various kinds of braces. These types include traditional metallic braces, ceramic braces, lingual braces, and Invisalign. Though metallic braces are quite cheap, they are easily noticeable. Ceramic braces are the same shape and size as metal braces, but they are less noticeable since they are tooth-colored and can blend into the teeth. Lingual braces are placed on the inside of the teeth, making them less noticeable. However, you can’t clean them easily, and they may be uncomfortable. Invisalign is made up of a series of 18-30 custom made, clear plastic aligners. These braces are removable. You are also required to replace them after every 14 days. They are almost invisible. However, they can't correct serious dental problems, and they are generally more expensive. We have in-stock all these braces at our dental office. Contact us if you have any questions about them.
Bridges and Dentures
Apart from dental implants, bridges and dentures are also available options for individuals with missing teeth. The most distinct difference between bridges and dentures is that bridges are fixed and permanent, while dentures are removable. A dental bridge spans the tooth gap or the missing teeth. If you opt for a dental bridge, our doctors will take measurements and mold a custom-made bridge that resembles your natural teeth. On the other hand, partial dentures are temporarily attached to your natural teeth with the help of a precision attachment or a clasp. You should remove them when you want to sleep.
Why Do I Need a Crown?
A crown is a cap or cover that is put over your tooth. The primary purpose of a crown is to restore the tooth to its normal size, shape, and function. Generally, a crown strengthens your tooth and improves its aesthetic appearance. Here are the reasons why you need a crown:
- You intend to cover a poorly shaped or discolored tooth to improve your smile
- Your cavity is too large for a filling
- You have undergone root canal treatment, and you want to safeguard the restored tooth
- You have a tooth that is worn down, cracked, or otherwise weakened
Crowns are made from different types of materials. Some of these materials include metal alloys, composite resin, ceramics, or porcelain. Typically, we prefer using composite resin crowns since they can easily blend in with your natural teeth. They are more durable as well.
There are various reasons why you may need a tooth extraction. One of the most common reasons for having your teeth pulled is if they are badly damaged and have undergone too much decay and trauma. Also, you may opt for a tooth extraction if you have a crowded mouth or periodontal disease. Before we pull your tooth, we will give you an anesthetic injection. This way, you won’t feel any pain during the procedure.
Reach out to Us to Discuss Your Oral Health
At the Washington Dental Care in Hermosa Beach, we strive to provide high-quality dental care and excellent customer experience to all our patients. All new patients are entitled to free exams and digital X-rays. All you need to do is to get in touch with us to discuss your oral health. Call us at 310-326-5183 to book your appointment. Let us be the reason you smile!