2651 Oak Grove Rd | Walnut Creek, CA 94598


Information About Dentist Services

About Our Services

Life Dental & Orthodontics offers a wide range of dental and orthodontic services to our community. Dr. Hockel and his team are committed to providing airway-friendly, patient-focused care through services, such as airway and sleep apnea treatment, Orthotropics, airway orthodontics, and more. Our well-educated team is thrilled to provide a varied assortment of advanced treatments for people in and around Walnut Creek, CA by making use of our extensive selection of high-end technology. We invite you to take some time to browse through the services offered at our dental clinic to find out how we can positively impact your oral and overall health.

General Dentistry

Dental Exam

Dental exams identify dental problems, such as cavities, in the early phases and are essential in improving and fostering excellent dental health.

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants can prevent cavities from forming and could be particularly beneficial for children and people with a higher risk of dental decay.

Dental Cleaning

Regular dental cleanings allow dentists to assess the state of a patient's teeth to reduce tartar and plaque for healthy teeth and gums.

Digital Dental X-rays

Our clinic utilizes several forms of dental imaging in order to screen for cavities, impacted teeth, bone loss, and additional hidden oral problems.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Often used to treat cavities, tooth-colored fillings are made of composite resin and colored to fit with your natural enamel for a beautiful outcome.

Preventive Care

Preventive dental care, such as professional cleanings and x-rays, is vital to maintaining a healthy smile and avoiding potential dental issues.


Airway Orthodontics

Airway orthodontics combines orthodontics and exercises to guide facial growth to open the airway and improve the health of Walnut Creek, CA patients.

Extraction Reversal

Extraction reversals may be recommended for Walnut Creek, CA patients who need to reopen an extraction space to improve functional issues.

Airway and Sleep Apnea

Life Dental & Orthodontics offers several airway and sleep apnea treatments to address symptoms of airway disorders and improve overall health.

Traditional Braces

Individuals in Walnut Creek, CA can address misaligned teeth and target jaw misalignment concerns with affordable, standard metal braces.

Invisalign® Treatment

We proudly offer Invisalign® orthodontics to gradually position your misaligned teeth over time to create a beautiful, properly aligned smile.


Orthotropics is a nonsurgical treatment to address malocclusion in Walnut Creek, CA patients by adjusting the position of the upper and lower jaws.

Myofunctional Therapy

Myofunctional therapy is a personalized treatment that utilizes various exercises to correct the movements of the jaw, tongue, and facial muscles.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Dental Bonding and Contouring

Dental bonding and contouring offers a way to swiftly address chipped teeth and close minor spaces to improve the aesthetic of your smile.

Dental Veneers

Customized veneers may target a number of cosmetic dental issues, like chips, spaces, and dark spots, to create a stunning new appearance.

Teeth Whitening

Life Dental & Orthodontics offers multiple teeth whitening options to improve dull or yellow teeth for a more attractive and radiant smile.

Inlays and Onlays

Dental onlays and inlays are restorations that can be used to treat damaged back teeth when normal fillings are not an effective option for a patient.

Smile Makeover

Smile makeovers provide a comprehensive way to treat numerous cosmetic and restorative concerns, providing a more confident and gorgeous smile.

Advanced Dentistry

General Anesthesia

General anesthesia is a sedation method that puts the patient in a deep state of unconsciousness throughout longer or more complex oral procedures.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Nitrous oxide gas is inhaled through the nose for a mild sedative effect, which could allow you to become relaxed during dental appointments.

Restorative Dentistry

Dental Crowns

When a tooth is fractured, chipped, or badly decayed, a dental crown could be utilized to restore a patient's oral health and the look of their smile.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are an ideal option to fill in missing or damaged teeth in order to restore and enhance the wellness of our patients' mouths.

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges at our Walnut Creek, CA dental clinic address spaces left by missing teeth to restore and preserve an individual's oral health.


Dentures are a great method for restoring several missing teeth and can be either attached or detached based on your preferred results.


Periodontal (Gum) Disease

Periodontal disease is an oral infection with multiple stages that could result in gum recession, jawbone loss, and losing teeth if left untreated.

Collaborative Care

Collaborative Care

Dr. Hockel and his team create comprehensive treatment plans with the help of a team of specialists to achieve optimal oral health long-term.
*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.