601 E Arrellaga St suite 202, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Dental Services in Santa Barbara, California

Giving you so many reasons to smile, Dr. Ray Johansen, DMD in Santa Barbara, California, offers complete dental services. Let us give you a smile you'll love.

Your First Visit

Our general dentistry service includes X-rays, a complete examination, and cleaning on your first visit. During the examination, we will discuss your condition and any treatment plan necessary in detail. All services are performed in our office. If there is a dental service you are looking for that is not listed, let us know.

Dental Services Provided:

  • General Dentistry
  • Preventative Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Fillings & Crowns
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Partial and Full Dentures
  • Composite Fillings
  • Periodontal Procedures
  • Implant Dentistry
  • Tooth Whitening
Although silver fillings are still widely used and very durable, we offer white or composite fillings as a more esthetic option. If you have any esthetic concerns or questions about your smile, contact our office for a consultation to learn more about the options available to give you a dental smile you will love.
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Teeth Whitening

Our office provides teeth whitening. Many patients are happy with their overall dental smile, but would like to see their teeth a little whiter and brighter. For those people, simple teeth whitening is a great solution.
National surveys have shown that on first meeting someone; the most observed parts of the body are the eyes and teeth (smile). Therefore, it should be no surprise that teeth whitening has grown to be a huge part of cosmetic dentistry. We hope the following helps you better understand your options and what results to expect. There are different approaches to whitening teeth. Without a doubt, bleaching teeth is the most common means of whitening teeth and usually the first approach.
Bleaching vs. Whitening - Under FDA regulations, a product can only use the term "bleaching" when it is capable of whitening teeth beyond their natural color. On the other hand, the term "whitening" can be applied to any product that simply removes debris from teeth surfaces. Therefore "bleaching" can only be used for professional products that use peroxide chemicals, while even regular toothpaste can advertise itself as being a "whitening" product. Types of Staining & Relevance - All discolored teeth are not the same. Different factors can cause discoloration, and knowing the cause gives you a better idea of whether bleaching is likely to work for you. Dentists attempt to classify stained teeth into either intrinsic or extrinsic stains.
Additional Information - Bleaching does not reduce the strength or structural stability of teeth - sensitivity is a concern though with prolonged use. Bleaching has been proven to not cause the formation of any serious oral pathologies or cancers in humans.
Contact us to schedule an appointment or for more about our general dentistry practice.