Cosmetic Dentistry for Your Family

Newport Beach office: (949) 675-7750

Garden Grove office: (714) 537-0550
 

Archive:

Posts for category: Cosmetic Dentistry

By Timothy T. Bui, D.D.S., Inc.
February 28, 2022
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Don't hide your smile, improve it! Cosmetic dentistry in Garden Grove, CA, & Newport Beach, CA, can help give you the confidence to smile again. Dr. Timothy Bui offers a variety of cosmetic treatments for all your dental needs.

Teeth Whitening

The first thing that most people who want to improve their smile think about is teeth whitening. Regular brushing keeps your teeth healthy, but for a truly bright white smile, you should consider professional whitening. In-office whitening only takes an hour and brightens your smile by up to eight shades.

Bonding

If you have chipped or cracked teeth your dentist may recommend this treatment. Using a dental bonding material, your dentist will fill and reshape your damaged teeth. 

Dental Veneers

Veneers are another alternative to enhance your smile, provided by your cosmetic dentist in Garden Grove, CA, & Newport Beach, CA. They are thin shells that cover the front surface of your teeth to cover imperfections and give you a perfect smile.

Dental Implants

If you have one or more teeth that can't be repaired with bonding or veneers or have a gap in your smile, dental implants are an excellent option because they can replace one or more teeth. Titanium posts are affixed to the patient's jaw and it is on these that the replacement crown is bonded, making for a very long-lasting addition to your smile.

Your dentist can find the best combination of cosmetic treatments specifically for you.

Don't Delay

If you are interested in cosmetic dentistry treatments in Garden Grove, CA, & Newport Beach, CA, please give Dr. Bui a call today at 949-675-7750. 

 

By Timothy T. Bui, D.D.S., Inc.
December 09, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: veneers   Dental Bonding  

Dr. Timothy Bui and Dr. Caden Lim, with Cosmetic Dentist & Sedation Family Dentist at Garden Grove and Newport Beach, CA, know that your main desire is to have a perfect smile. If you have a distorted smile with stains or cracked and crooked teeth, our mission is to help fix your smile through any number of cosmetic dentistry options. One major procedure that can help is that of porcelain veneers.

The Major Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

In Garden Grove, CA, Porcelain veneers can take care of many issues that can harm your smile. Here are some of the benefits that come with having this procedure done by your dental professional.

  • Veneers are a great way of taking care of cracked teeth and color variations that can appear by time and accidents.
  • Veneers become a part of your teeth which means they will feel natural and not cause any harm to your mouth.
  • The procedure removes minimal amounts of your natural enamel, so you retain more of your teeth.
  • Your self-confidence will increase the more your show off your smile.
  • Oral care remains the same as before they were installed, and you will be able to brush and floss the way you had before.
  • You will save a lot of money by not having to purchase teeth whitening agents.
  • You will also save time in the bathroom because you will not have to work around sensitive areas while cleaning your teeth.

Veneers in Garden Grove, CA, are a great way to improve your smile by using a friendly procedure designed to improve the way your smile looks. Dr. Bui and Dr. Lim, with Cosmetic Dentist & Sedation Family Dentist at Garden Grove and Newport Beach, CA, are here to help you with your oral health. If you have questions or want to schedule your first appointment to help improve your smile, please call us today at our Newport office (949) 675-7750 or at our Garden Grove office at (714) 537-0550 and let us get to work for you.

By Timothy T. Bui, D.D.S., Inc.
September 20, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: teeth whitening  

Dr. Timothy Bui and Dr. Caden Lim are cosmetic dentists who perform many services, including teeth whitening, in Garden Grove, CA & Newport Beach, CA. Each dentist has over two decades of experience under their belts and is highly professional dentists.

The Steps to Teeth Whitening

Your dentist will begin by inspecting your teeth and mouth and then recording your teeth’ “before” shade. To start, your dentist will begin with polishing your teeth using an abrasive called pumice. This removes the largest volume of plaque off your teeth that may otherwise be difficult to remove with brushing alone. 

Next, your mouth will be dried using gauze and a vacuuming machine. Retractors and barriers are also used. These are plastic pieces that prevent your cheeks, tongue, and lips from coming in contact with the whitening agent. 

Now it’s time for your dentist to coat the front of your teeth with the whitening solution. The solution usually includes carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide as the main tooth bleaching ingredients. Peroxide needs to be activated, which your dentist will do using a curing light or a laser. 

After the peroxide is activated, the solution immediately gets to work whitening your teeth. Depending on the peroxide style, stain severity, and the dentist’s beliefs, this solution will need to sit, undisturbed, on your teeth for sixty to ninety minutes. Your dentist may or may not apply the whitening solution periodically; this depends on the product used and the dentist’s preferences. 

Once your teeth are the shade you desire, or ninety minutes pass, your teeth will be rinsed. Your dentist may or may not provide a fluoride application in order to ease mild tooth discomfort or tooth sensitivity. 

If you are happy with the results, you are finished. If you’re still seeking an even whiter smile, you may come back to your dentist later for additional treatments. Our cosmetic dentists, Dr. Timothy Bui and Dr. Caden Lim are professionals at teeth whitening and serve the Garden Grove, CA & Newport Beach, CA areas. 

After completing your teeth whitening procedure, it is strongly recommended that you do not consume foods or beverages with staining tendencies for at least twenty-four hours, though forty-eight is strongly preferred. The forbidden foods and drinks include but are not limited to: cola, coffee, tea, red wine, smoking, tobacco products, tomato products, mustard, beets, red or black grapes, and candy. 

Schedule Your Teeth Whitening Session Today

Looking for teeth whitening in Garden Grove, CA & Newport Beach, CA? You’ve come to the right place. We have two offices, one in Newport Beach off Coast Highway, and one in Garden Grove off Main Street. You may contact our dentists Dr. Timothy Bui and Dr. Caden Lim by calling their numbers. The Newport Beach office number is (949) 675-7750. The Garden Grove office number is (714) 537-0550. 

By Timothy T. Bui, D.D.S., Inc.
September 20, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: veneers  

Have you ever considered getting veneers in Garden Grove, CA & Newport Beach, CA? This unique treatment method has become one of the most popular options for many people. Why? They can protect you from a surprising range of different issues and provide many long-term advantages. Here are just a few ways Dr. Timothy Bui uses this dental solution to help people like you with oral health problems.

Protect Your Teeth From Worsening Chips and Cracks 

Are your teeth getting chipped or cracked as you age? Unfortunately, this problem is not uncommon but can be frustrating because it may result in seriously damaged oral health. Thankfully, this dental care option can help you by carefully concealing all of these cracks and chips. In this way, you can prevent your oral care degradation from worsening and keep you safe from serious oral health issues. 

Manage Gap-Related Problems 

Do you have gaps in your teeth that you want to fix before they worsen? This care option might be your best choice. They can be carefully custom-made to match your gapped teeth and pair up with the other teeth around them. In this way, you can produce a long-lasting solution that will improve your smile. You will see results immediately with this treatment, as well, making it very useful indeed. 

Change Tooth Shape to Improve Overall Appearance 

While you might have excellent overall dental health and strong teeth alignment, you may also have one or more irregularly shaped teeth that frustrate you. That's where the best veneers in Garden Grove, CA & Newport Beach, CA can be so beneficial. They'll subtly change the shape and size of your tooth to improve its overall appearance. In this way, your overall smile will be more robust and more attractive. This may also boost your self-esteem as well.

Hide Stains and Discoloration 

When you have stains and discoloration on your teeth, you can usually get teeth whitening to improve your appearance. However, some stains may be too intensive and may not respond well. Thankfully, you can put a porcelain shell on these areas to hide their stained appearance. In this way, you can instantly improve your smile and also protect your teeth from worsening decay due to stains. 

Protect Your Teeth Today 

Getting the best high-quality dental veneers in Garden Grove, CA & Newport Beach, CA, will give you the long-term support that your teeth need to be healthy. And when you work with Dr. Bui, you get a chance to work with experts who genuinely care. So call our Newport Beach office at (949) 675-7750 or our Garden Grove office at (714) 537-0550 to get started.

By Timothy T. Bui, D.D.S., Inc.
March 22, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Dental Bonding  

Dental bonding can quickly, and affordably, correct a number of smile imperfections. Not all of them require major intervention, and bonding is the perfect solution for these, but there are some conditions that are best served by other treatments. So it's important to discuss with your dentist your expectations so you can both can decide if dental bonding is right for you. To learn more get in contact with your local Newport Beach and Garden Grove, CA, cosmetic dentists Dr. Timothy Bui and Dr. Caden Lim.

How Dental Bonding Works

The material used in dental bonding is commonly known as composite resin, as it combines a mixture of either glass or quartz with a resin medium to create the tooth-colored substance used to repair your teeth.

Your dentist applies it in layers over the tooth, using a special light to harden it and to bond it to the enamel. Layer upon layer is then built up in this way. Once there is enough, the tooth is reshaped and polished to match your natural teeth.

What Dental Bonding Can Do

The treatment is not as durable as other cosmetic dentistry procedures but it can still last many years with proper care. Some like to use dental bonding as a temporary solution, but on its own, it can address many problems.

Problems like damaged teeth, whether the damage was incurred by trauma, decay, or wear, or in treating teeth lacking length.

Slight spacing problems can also be fixed by treating the two adjacent teeth with dental bonding, thus minimizing the gap.

Dental Bonding in Newport Beach and Garden Grove, CA

The only way to know for sure whether dental bonding is right for you is by coming into the office, so make an appointment today with Dr. Bui and Dr. Lim by dialing (949) 675-7750 for the Newport Beach, CA, office and (714) 537-0550 for Garden Grove, CA.