Get to Know Our Family Dentists and Skilled Team
Dr. Peter Hellwig and his team are focused on protecting and maintaining your oral and overall healthcare. Our patients are our friends, and we keep their best interests at heart. Whether you are looking for a cosmetic rejuvenation or are in need of serious reconstructive dental care, family dentist Dr. Hellwig can help. Contact our San Diego office today to schedule your appointment, and learn more about Dr. Hellwig and the services we provide.
Our mission is to provide patients the quality treatment they want and need in a comfortable, welcoming environment. Dr. Hellwig gives each of his patients specialized attention, including a full examination and oral health analysis. Our team speaks with patients one-on-one to understand any financial or scheduling restrictions they might have before recommending treatment. We are happy to customize your care by providing you with several options to achieve the results you want and need.
Meet Dr. Hellwig & Our Staff
Dr. Hellwig has practiced dentistry for more than 40 years, and has honed his technique and chairside manner for your ultimate comfort and convenience. He is proud to be a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry. In addition to his general dentistry care, Dr. Hellwig has studied implantology for over 20 years and has placed thousands over the years. He is certified to place and restore several types of dental implants, including state-of-the-art endosteal and subperiosteal implants.
Dr. Hellwig has been a committed pioneer in the field of antimicrobial warfare for oral health. Since the 1980s, he has made a comprehensive study of oral bacteria, by investing in a microscope to better understand why some people respond to traditional gum treatment and some do not. Because bacteria and gum disease are different for everyone, he provides an oral analysis and personalized treatment plan for each patient.
Dr. Hellwig is assisted by a small, close-knit staff. From our long-time hygienist, Milana, to our front-office personnel, everyone on our team has your family's best interests at heart.
Continuing Education and Advanced Technology
Continuing education is an important part of a dentist's growth, allowing him to provide his patients the best, safest treatments available. Through continuing education, Dr. Hellwig became a provider of LUMINEERS®, Six Month Smiles®, and 3D implant placement. Dr. Hellwig is also proud to feature CEREC® (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) technology in his office. The CEREC® machine creates dental restorations in just a few hours, so patients can receive same-day restorations in many cases.
Relax During Your Treatment
Dr. Hellwig wants you to feel comfortable and relaxed during your treatment. If you suffer from dental anxiety or if you are preparing for a more extensive procedure, you may benefit from dental sedation. We provide several types of sedation, including:
- Oral conscious sedation - This type of sedation is taken in pill form before a patient comes to our office for treatment. It induces a twilight sleep sensation in which a patient fully relaxes.
- Nitrous oxide inhalation - By breathing in a nitrous oxide mixture, patients gradually slip into a state of relaxation and euphoria. Nitrous oxide is safe and wears off quickly, so patients can even drive themselves home after treatment.
- IV sedation - In some cases, patients prefer intravenous sedation. When needed, Dr. Hellwig can schedule a licensed anesthesiologist to come in to administer this type of sedation at our office. He has been working with both Dr. Miller and Dr. Lee for over 20 years.
Affording the Care You Need
We know that dental treatments can be a substantial investment. To help patients afford the care they want and need, we accept CareCreditTM, SpringstoneSM, and Citi® Health financing. We offer zero percent financing or long term financing for smaller payments. These fixed-payment payments plans are easy to apply for and can break your total treatment cost into small, manageable payments.
Whether you are in need of cosmetic, restorative, or general dental care, Dr. Hellwig can find treatment options that work best for you. To learn more about Dr. Hellwig and the services we provide, contact us today and schedule your initial appointment.