General Dentistry

At the dental office of Victor D. Woodlief, DMD, we employ a comprehensive approach to family dentistry with the dedicated intention of supporting our patients in achieving optimum overall health and wellness.

Comprehensive general dentistry is the foundation of family dentistry, designed to support and protect the health of our patients’ teeth, gums, and overall oral health and wellness.

Preventive Dentistry

A preventive approach to dental care helps our patients avoid many dental conditions that put their smiles at risk.

Comprehensive dental exams – Dr. Woodlief performs a comprehensive dental exam that includes an evaluation of your periodontal (gum) health, your occlusal (bite) function, and your jaw health as well as a tooth-by-tooth exam.

Your exam with Dr. Woodlief is time dedicated just for you. We encourage you to discuss any concerns about your oral health or appearance so he can address your goals. He will also share any conditions he finds along with treatment solutions and help you make educated choices regarding the future of your smile.

Professional dental cleanings – Our hygienists customize each dental cleaning based on the current needs of our patients. Their gentle and thorough approach to dental care will help you maintain healthy gums – the very foundation of your smile.

Occlusal evaluation and jaw exam – Dr. Woodlief is passionate about occlusion and jaw health because it affects nearly every aspect of your dental function. He will examine the movement of your jaw joints and look for signs of a clenching and grinding habit, such as worn teeth, sensitivity, recession, joint dysfunction, and bite marks on your tissue.

Restorative Dentistry

Fillings, crowns, and dental bonding allow us to repair and protect teeth damaged by decay, trauma, or wear. Dr. Woodlief creates durable tooth-colored restorations that protect the health and beauty of your smile.

Choosing the proper restoration is essential.

Fillings – Fillings repair teeth after decay, also called dental caries. The fillings seal your teeth and keep out food and bacteria.

Dental crowns – Dental crowns protect your teeth after a fracture, deep decay, or wear. They absorb some of the force of chewing and protect your teeth during day-to-day use.

Dental bonding – Small chips, gaps, and irregularities may not require a full dental crown. Filling material, called composite, can be added to your existing tooth structure to reshape and repair your teeth.

Tooth-Replacement Options

Missing teeth can make eating and speaking more difficult. They can also make you feel self-conscious about your smile. Replacing missing teeth is important to your oral health in order to keep your teeth from shifting, which can create misalignment.

We offer numerous options to complete your smile:

  • Dental implants
  • Fixed dental bridges
  • Partial dentures
  • Complete dentures
  • Implant-retained dentures

Contact Us to Schedule Your Next Dental Exam

We welcome patients of all ages and provide personalized dentistry that supports the health and comfort of your family’s smiles. Contact our San Jose dental office. We look forward to welcoming you.