Dr. Sia Abai is a graduate of Harvard University’s Advanced Graduate Prosthodontics program with a Master’s degree in Oral Biology and Prosthodontics. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, followed by two years of Advanced Education in General Dentistry training at the Columbia University Medical Center.
He is the past Director of Clinical Research and Development at the Glidewell International Technology Center, involved in the advancement of guided implant surgery with a focus on an all-digital workflow from digital treatment planning to final prosthetic design. He serves as a Lecturer at the UCLA School of Dentistry’s Advanced Graduate Prosthodontics program.
Dr. Abai’s research and case reports have been published in the Journal of the American Dental Association, The American Association of Maxillofacial Prosthetics, and The New York State Dental Journal.
Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Columbia University Advanced Education
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
Diplomate- Intl Congress of Oral Implantology
Master Clinician- Global Institute for Dental Edu.
Lecturer- UCLA School of Dentistry
American Dental Association
California Dental Association
Orange County Dental Society
American Academy o Implant Dentistry
Academy of Osseointegration
American College of Prosthodontics
Over time, our teeth begin to weaken and become more susceptible to problems such as decay, cracks, discoloration and others. If you feel your smile isn’t what it once was, crowns can help you recover your smile.
Crowns can be made from porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or a full gold crown. To maintain a natural look and feel, a porcelain-finished crown is best, as it can be matched to the shade of your other teeth. This will allow it to blend in and appear just like one of your natural teeth.
Dental bridges are a great way to replace missing teeth. Your existing teeth are used to literally create a bridge to cross the area where your tooth is missing. The process of creating a bridge begins by creating abutments out of your existing teeth where the bridge will be attached. The existing teeth are recontoured to provide a base for the bridge. After the abutments have been created, a mold is taken of the area, which is sent to a dental lab. The lab is able to use the mold to create a bridge that will fit properly and feel as close to your natural teeth as possible.
We will fit you with a temporary bridge while we wait for the lab to craft your permanent bridge. This will protect the abutments and the exposed gum areas and look more appealing than having a missing tooth. When the permanent bridge has been created, you will have a follow-up visit to set the bridge. It will be placed on the abutments, and the dentist will then use an adhesive to make sure that the bridge is set.
Over time, our teeth begin to weaken and become more susceptible to problems such as decay, cracks, discoloration and others. If you feel your smile isn’t what it once was, crowns can help you recover your smile. If your tooth is decayed or seems weakened/cracked, a crown may be necessary to make sure that there are no additional problems with the tooth. In cases like this, a filling or bonding will not be sufficient.
To maintain a natural look and feel, a porcelain-finished crown is best, as it can be matched to the shade of your other teeth. This will allow it to blend in and appear just like one of your natural teeth.
Endodontics is the dental specialty that deals with the nerves of the teeth. Root canals are probably the most notorious procedure in dentistry and the most common procedure relating to endodontics. When a tooth becomes infected, it is usually related to the nerves in the root of the tooth. The infected nerves need to be removed. If left untreated, an infection can turn into an abscess, which is a much more serious problem that includes bone loss in the jaw.
Veneers are an excellent way to redesign and reshape your entire mouth. Veneers are a very thin, ceramic shell that covers your existing tooth structure. In placing these new veneers on your teeth, you are able to fix the look of issues such as staining, cracked teeth, spaces, misaligned teeth, chipped teeth and many other issues.
Completing veneers is a process that takes approximately two to three visits. In the first visit, we will discuss the new shape and look of what we are going to accomplish. Once we have put a plan in place, we will carefully prepare the teeth for the placement of the new veneers. As we complete this piece of the process, the next step is to take an impression of the newly prepared teeth. This impression will be sent to our laboratory for the final product to be fabricated. We only utilize the highest standard laboratory for fabrication of all of our work. This process at the laboratory takes between 10-14 days. While the new veneers are being fabricated at the lab, we will provide you with a beautiful temporary solution to wear for this time.
Bonding is a popular method to enhance the aesthetics of your smile. Bonding can be used to correct cracks or gaps in teeth, as a filling after a cavity has been removed, or to cover up stains or discolored teeth.
A composite resin is used on the affected tooth or teeth. It is molded and sculpted over an adhesive gel that is placed on the tooth. After the resin has been applied, an ultraviolet light is used to harden the resin, which is then polished to give you a fresh, new smile.
Bonding is an obvious improvement over unsightly silver amalgam fillings. With the advancements in dental technology, bonding usually lasts for over ten years. It is a safe, affordable, and attractive solution for many dental problems.
Working together, Dr. John Bianchin and his hygienists ensure a healthy smile with their expert care for your mouth – both teeth and gums. Good oral hygiene and oral health can improve your overall wellbeing. The care and advice they provide will prolong the life of your teeth and yield a brighter, healthier smile.
Screening for early changes in the oral tissue can help detect cancer at a stage when it can be more successfully treated. That is why at Valley View Dental we include Velscope exam in a yearly cleaning appointment and exam.
Smoking, especially combined with heavy alcohol consumption (30 drinks a week or more), is the primary risk factor for oral cancer. In fact, this combination is estimated to be the most likely trigger in about 75 percent of oral cancers diagnosed in this country. Other lifestyle and environmental factors also may increase your risk of developing oral cancer.
An annual Velscope exam, in combination with a regular visual examination, provides a comprehensive oral screening procedure for patients at increased risk for oral cancer. The Velscope exam is painless and fast, and could help save your life.
Using the most advanced dental technology possible is just as important as staying up-to-date on the latest treatment techniques. Because our practice is dedicated to providing you with the safest and most convenient treatment options available, we utilize advanced digital X-ray technology in our office.
Digital X-rays provide several advanced imaging options designed to save time, provide clearer dental photos, and expose patients to less radiation than with traditional X-ray technology. Also, the images provided will help Dr. Bianchin discover dental issues not visible to the naked eye.