Fountaingrove dentistry is dedicated to helping our patients care for all their dental needs. General dentistry services include: routine exams and cleanings; periodontal treatment; digital x-rays with lower radiation exposure and a clear image; sealants; dental fillings and crowns to repair damaged teeth; root canal therapy and fixed and removable tooth replacement options. So whatever your needs are, Fountaingrove dentistry is the right place for your smile.
Bonding can be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored or misarranged, and is an alternative to veneers.
The bonding procedure can often be completed in a single office visit, and can improve the appearance of a tooth significantly. However, since the plastic resin used is not as strong as your natural tooth enamel, it is more likely to stain, chip or break than natural teeth. Bonding typically lasts three to five years before repair is needed.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front and top surfaces of the teeth. They are sometimes referred to as Partial Veneer Crowns. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility. With veneers as an alternative, there is no reason to put up with gaps between your teeth, teeth that are stained, badly shaped or crooked. A veneer placed on top of your teeth can correct these maladies simply and quickly, to help you achieve a beautiful smile!
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.
For those patients that are fearful and anxious about their dental treatment Dr. Erlach, Dr. Didier and Dr. Anderson and staff provide conscious sedation. Through the choice of the proper medication suited for you, you can be sedated to a point where the dental procedure will no longer be a threat. You will not be unconscious and you will be medically monitored throughout the procedure.
The CEREC Acquisition Unit is mobile and houses a medical-grade computer and the CEREC camera. Your dentist uses the camera to take a digital picture of your prepared tooth. This picture is used instead of a traditional impression. This means no impression tray and material for you to gag on. The computer and CEREC 3D software converts the digital picture to a three dimensional virtual model of your prepped tooth. Your dentist then designs your restoration right on screen using the software while you wait (and watch!). This software can assist your dentist with designing any single tooth restoration: crowns, inlays (fillings), onlays (partial crowns), and veneers. Once your dentist has designed your restoration (usually about 5 minutes), he or she clicks a button, and the design data is communicated via a wireless radio signal to the CEREC Milling Unit.
Dr. Erlach graduated from the University of California's San Francisco School of Dentistry in 1986. He then completed his Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency with the United States Army before serving in Korea and then with the 82nd Airborne Division. Returning to California, he practiced in Santa Cruz County for seven years before joining Fountaingrove Dentistry in Santa Rosa, California in 1998.
Dr. Erlach is an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry; one of 300 dentists worldwide to hold this prestigious distinction. He is a published author in the fields of Cosmetic Dentistry and Dental Implants. Dr. Erlach has extensive training in Implant dentistry and has earned Fellowship status with the Misch International Implant Institute and the International Congress of Oral Implantology. He is also a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry and a member of both the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association. Links describing these organizations are provided below.
Dr Didier graduated from Napa Union High School as senior class president. He was awarded the Silverado Scholastic Society Scholarship for academic excellence. He went on to study at the University of San Francisco where he completed all pre-dental requirements in only 3 years achieving the Dean’s List in all semesters.
He earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of the Pacific where he was invited to join the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society for his academic achievements. In his sophomore year he won the National Institutes of Health Essay contest and was awarded a trip to Washington DC to join other winners in a National Institute of Dental Research planning conference.
Dr Didier is a recognized expert in the field of TMJ treatment. Highlights of his training include a mini-residency at the University of California. He was invited by international expert Dr. Chuck McNeil to become an Associate Professor at UCSF where he taught and lectured for two years. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Orofacial Pain; one of 250 diplomats worldwide! He is also a member and fellow of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain and the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain.
To hone his skills in cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Didier has attended the Pacific Aesthetic Continuum at the University of Pacific and has studied with internationally-regarded Dr. Frank Spears at the Seattle Institute for Higher Education. He is also a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Dr. Didier has been restoring/placing implants for over 15 years. He continues to pursue his education in this area through his membership in the Seattle Study Club and fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. His ultimate goal is to create undetectable implant restorations that look and feel like natural teeth.
Besides dentistry, Dr. Didier enjoys boating, deep sea fishing, traveling, and growing grapes at his Napa ranch, gourmet cooking and physical fitness activities.
A Sonoma County native, Dr Heather Anderson attended UC Berkeley where she graduated with honors. She earned her Doctorate in Dental Surgery from New York University College of Dentistry where she also graduated with honors. Through participation the Honors in Esthetics program, she learned to enhance patients’ smiles with all-porcelain restorations, and found her artistic talent and background a natural advantage. She also took full advantage of every clinical experience that was offered including three, weeklong outreaches as a student leader with intensive endodontic, oral surgery, restorative and pediatric rotations. She was subsequently awarded the Irwin Raymond Thall Memorial Award for showing the most promise in clinical dentistry out of a class of over 300 students. She is dedicated to continuing education, keeping up with ever-evolving dental technology to better serve her patients.
Dr Anderson enjoys painting portraits, participating in community service events such as Give Kids a Smile with the Junior League, gardening, skiing, gourmet cooking, running in Annadel State Park, scuba diving, traveling and reading.
Fountaingrove Dentistry is open Monday through Friday from 8:40 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. We will schedule your appointment as promptly as possible. If you have pain or an emergency situation, every attempt will be made to see you that day.
We try our best to stay on schedule to minimize your waiting. Due to the fact Fountaingrove Dentistry provides many types of dental services; various circumstances may lengthen the time allocated for a procedure. Emergency cases can also arise and cause delays. We appreciate your understanding and patience.
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