Desert Villa Dental
Desert Villa Dental is grateful for the opportunity to serve patients of all ages in the Green Valley area. Dr. Wa Chao’s goal is to provide all Desert Villa Dental patients with outstanding dental treatment, he believes that a positive dental experience is crucial for every patient. Dr Chao and his team take pride in noticing and accommodating each patient’s oral health requirements.
About Our Practice
Desert Villa Dental is a local and independently owned dental practice that provides a wide variety of dental services for patients in the Green Valley, Tubac, Tucson, Amado, Rio Rico, and Sahuarita areas.
Regular dental checkups are important to our oral and overall health. Most adults should visit their dentist a minimum of twice a year. Preventative maintenance can aide in detecting cavities or gum disease before they occur. Younger patients may need more frequent visits. Toddlers should start getting dental checkups as soon as they begin to teeth. Children should see a dentist for regular checkups as their adult teeth start to erupt. Teenagers and young adults should have checkups to monitor the growth of their wisdom teeth. If extraction is needed, it’s best to do so before impaction causes pain or tooth decay.
White fillings are made of a composite resin that looks a lot like natural tooth material. They don’t have the same conspicuous tell as amalgam metal fillings. Best of all, composite resin does not contain any mercury like traditional amalgam fillings, making them a safer alternative. White fillings can be used to repair large cavities or broken teeth without the negative aesthetic impact. No one will ever know you have fillings.
When cavities or infections go unchecked for too long, it may not be possible to repair or salvage the tooth. That’s why regular dental visits are so important. If you’re too far overdue for dental work or if your mouth has become crowded by wisdom teeth, you’ll likely need an extraction.
The prevention of a root canal can save your natural tooth, avoiding the need for an extraction or a dental implant. A root canal removes infected tooth pulp and the surrounding decay, leaving the tooth completely disinfected and ready for reparative work. A filling can then be placed in the hollow of the tooth, allowing it to function as normal.
Dental crowns can be used to restore teeth that are damaged, weak, or deformed. Cavities that are too large for traditional fillings are often treated with crowns. Crowns are sometimes necessary following particularly intense root canals. Dental crowns can also be used for cosmetic reasons, as they correct the shape, color, and appearance of teeth.
Dental bridges can be used to restore teeth that are missing from damage, decay, or extraction. Bridges can be installed in a multitude of ways. Typically, the false teeth or tooth of the bridge is held in place by crowns placed on the teeth at either side of the gap the bridge is meant to fill. Sometimes, a bridge can be supported by dental implants placed within the bone.
Dental implants are used to restore lost teeth. The implants themselves are an artificial replacement for tooth roots. They’re shaped like screws, and they’re placed directly into the lower jaw. Crowns created to look like the surrounding teeth are then placed on top of the screw. Great dental implants will look and function exactly like your natural teeth.
When most of your teeth are missing or damaged beyond reasonable repair, dentures are usually the best solution. Dentures are less invasive and extensive than dental implants.
As a family dental practice, we strive to provide the best possible care for each patient. Not every dentist’s office will have experience working with young children for whom visiting the dentist can be a scary or unpleasant time.
Dr. Wa Chao has plenty of hands on experience providing children with the dental care they need. He spent his two final years of dental schooling mentoring students at USC’s Mobile Dental Clinic. This clinic worked to provide dental care for elementary school students in Los Angeles County and Orange County, spanning nine districts.
At Desert Villa Dental, we pride ourselves on being the perfect all-encompassing solution for every member of your family, from children’s to grandparents. Life gets busy, and nothing can beat the convenience of mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, and the little ones being able to see the same dentist. We have the expertise and knowledge necessary to cater to everyone.
Our Commitment to Seniors
Seniors often have special dental needs. Teeth are very strong, but even if they’ve been well cared for, they will naturally wear down over time. Some seniors may find that crowns or bridges will successfully satisfy all their dental care needs. Many seniors opt for solutions like dentures or dental implants that will allow them to resume their normal lives seamlessly. Difficulties with eating, drinking, or talking, as well as sensitivity to temperature, can all be easily solved with the proper dental care.
Our Dedication to Our Community
Though Dr. Chao attended school in California, he went on to settle down in Arizona. As a Sahuarita resident, he worked for other dentists in the greater Tucson area before deciding to open his own dental practice in March of 2006. Dr. Chao both lives and works in the community and is dedicated to serving the families of Green Valley, Sahuarita, Rio Rico, Amado, and Tubac.
Schedule an Appointment
Desert Villa Dental is located at 360 W. Vista Hermosa Dr. in Green Valley, Arizona. You can call us to schedule an appointment at (520) 399-2700 Monday through Thursday from 8 AM to 5 PM and Friday’s from 8 AM to 1 PM. Our staff is always available to answer your questions. Let us show you why Green Valley families choose Desert Villa Dental.