A brilliant smile is currency in California. Land of leaning palm trees, beach traffic, and the golden streets of Hollywood. Long-time resident of Newport Beach Bruce Glover, DDS, is no stranger to the demands of the local community.
After completing his undergraduate studies at Cal State Hayward, Bruce attended the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, receiving his doctorate in dentistry, and beginning a life dedicated to providing the highest quality of care possible. A tough task, perhaps, for a doctor in a field that seems to be plagued with terrible reviews and generally bad vibes. Nobody likes going to the dentist. Just like nobody likes the hard work of getting back in shape, or tackling a task that has been on the to-do list for weeks, purposefully ignored. But everyone loves the result: gleaming, pearlized chompers ready for dinner tonight, or even for the silver screen.
Though he is as efficient, professional, and qualified as any dentist to perform the normal teeth cleanings, bondings, fillings, sealants, and more, Bruce has a special drive and desire to stay abreast of all the current trends and techniques. A regular attendee of continuing education seminars, Dr. Glover has the most up-to-date training on current technologies and techniques. “Implant dentistry has been a primary focus through coursework with Straumann, Zimmer, and others.” At his family, cosmetic, and implant practice in Laguna Woods, one can expect to be met with the utmost care and service, while receiving the most cutting edge of procedures.
Most dental care, to a certain point in one’s life, is preventative. But as the body ages, so do all of its individual components. The teeth sometimes take aging the hardest. When cavities are neglected, when bone loss loosens teeth, or they fall out on their own; when decay causes teeth to break down - all begin to happen with more frequency the older we get. Dr. Glover is invested in remedying these normal failures with the advanced procedures he offers. Crowns, bridges, dentures, implants, and root canals are all within his wheelhouse, and no procedure is finished until the patient is satisfied. “We are focused on providing top quality dentistry by using only the best materials and labs available”, Dr. Glover notes, “we aren’t satisfied unless you are.”
Also taking patients with TMJ into his treatment, Dr. Glover is dedicated to finding creative solutions for those in his care. As there is no one solution to issues that arise with the temporal-mandibular joint, a great deal can go wrong before a fix is found. Dental treatments for the condition can include replacing teeth that are missing, causing misalignment - moving teeth or micro-adjusting the bite, even using a plastic mouthpiece to prevent clenching of the jaw, or grinding of the teeth that may be contributing to the problem. If untreated, “the teeth surrounding (the issue) can begin to shift, or link up, creating a whole chain reaction of bad things.” When teeth deteriorate, gum disease can become a serious issue, and the difficulty of treatment increases exponentially the more neglect is allowed to continue.
Be it a routine checkup or your first set of dentures, “Our promise to you is that the veneers, fillings, crowns, and bridges we create will look as good as or better than the teeth nature gave you. You can trust your smile with us.” Take that one to the bank.
Bruce M. Glover, DDS Cosmetic, Family and Implant Dentistry is located at 24331 El Toro Road, Suite 340 in Laguna Woods. Connect with Dr. Glover by calling (949) 583-1400 or visit www.BruceGloverDDS.com