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By Timothy T. Bui, D.D.S., Inc.
March 16, 2022
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

If you are missing a tooth you may be curious about what options you have when it comes to restoring your smile. Dental implants are in many ways the best solution to tooth loss. They are meant to be a final and complete restoration of a missing tooth. This treatment will last much longer and will be stronger than other options. Learn more about dental implants in Garden Grove, and Newport Beach, CA, from Dr. Timothy Bui.

Better Support

The key difference between dental implants and other methods of restoration, such as bridges and dentures, has to do with the way in which they are supported. Dental bridges depend on adjacent teeth to serve as support for the tooth they are replacing. To accomplish this, these healthy teeth need to be reshaped so that a crown can be attached to them, then they will hold your new tooth in place.

Dentures depend on suction as their main method of support. These require a proper fit to perform at their best. So many of the common complaints people have regarding dentures are due to this factor. A dental implant is supported in a very similar way to your natural teeth. They use a titanium post that is permanently implanted onto the bone of your jaw, and it's onto this that your new tooth will be attached.

Dental Implants in Garden Grove, and Newport Beach, CA

One downside to dental implants is that they do require a longer initial investment of time, as the implanted post can take months to heal and fuse with the jaw bone. Implants can last a lifetime with proper care, and they don't need any special treatment when it comes to hygiene or diet, although good dental habits remain key to maintaining your smile.

If you're ready to restore a single missing tooth or a complete smile, find out if you're a candidate for dental implants. Call 714-537-0550 or 949-675-7750 to schedule a consultation in Garden Grove, and Newport Beach, CA, from Dr. Bui.

By Timothy T. Bui, D.D.S., Inc.
August 19, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Whether you are missing one tooth or many, you know how uncomfortable that gap can be, not to mention impacting the appearance of your smile. Teeth fall out or require removal for many reasons, but you don't have to live with the void from a missing tooth. Dental implants from the Garden Grove, and Newport Beach, CA, offices of Dr. Timothy Bui restore your smile to its best.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants replace a missing tooth using a metal post and an artificial tooth. The post is screwed into the jaw bone, which regrows to hold it permanently in place. This serves as the root for an artificial tooth. It is then topped with a custom-made dental crown.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

  • Appearance: Dental implants use an artificial tooth that is shaped, sized, and tinted to match the rest of your teeth, so it looks natural and healthy. Because the post is implanted into the bone, there will be no noticeable metal portion either.
  • Convenience: While dentures require removal for cleaning and sleeping, dental implants are permanent. You can eat with them and brush them just like natural teeth. No rinses and soaks are needed, just use your normal toothbrush and paste.
  • Comfort: Patients may find that dentures shift around in the mouth or irritate their gums as they get used to them. However, you won't even notice your dental implant, as it feels just like a normal tooth.
  • Health: A dental implant from our Garden Grove, and Newport Beach, CA, office improves your oral health. The space from a missing tooth can easily become infected from bacterial growth, which can spread and damage the gums and surrounding teeth. An implant protects the mouth and helps keep the jaw bone strong.

For more information on dental implants, call Dr. Bui in our Newport Beach, CA, office at 949-675-7750 or our Garden Grove, CA, office at 714-537-0550.

By Timothy T. Bui, D.D.S., Inc.
December 31, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Laser Dentistry  

The next advancement in dentistry is laser dentistry, and the best part is that it's already here. Just as it does in many other fields, the technology does not narrow its focus. Your Newport Beach and Garden Grove, CA, specialists offer a variety of laser treatments to treat and prevent a number of conditions. To find out what options are available and how laser dentistry can help you, get in contact with Dr. Timothy Bui.

Hard and Soft Tissue

The drill is perhaps what most patients associate with dentistry, especially those anxious because of the implement. The unmistakable sound, the vibration, can make people uneasy, and both may be eliminated through the use of laser technology. Which is much quieter, except for the sound of suction used for keeping the area clear. In some cases, you may not even require anesthesia during the procedure and should notice a reduction in overall pain after.

There is however no understating the usefulness of the drill, it has been a mainstay of dentistry for many years and continues to be. Laser dentistry has yet to fully replace it in treating hard tissue.

In treating soft tissue, such as gums, the laser causes less blood loss, tends to be more precise, and kills bacteria as it works, which helps reduce the chance of infection.

Laser Dentistry Newport Beach and Garden Grove, CA

Where laser dentistry excels is in its ability to detect problems early on, thus often avoiding the need for more invasive treatments. This includes the detection of tartar and decay, and even cancer, where it would be difficult through traditional means.

On the cosmetic side, lasers are also used to cure bonding compounds and similarly speed up bleaching materials during professional whitening procedures. But this is not the extent of what laser technology can do for you, so come into the office to find out more, make an appointment with your Newport Beach and Garden Grove, CA, cosmetic dentist Dr. Bui. Dial (949) 675-7750 for the Newport Beach location, and (714) 537-0550 for Garden Grove.

By Timothy T. Bui, D.D.S., Inc.
May 13, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Do you want to know more about what it’s like to get a dental implant?

Dealing with tooth loss? Want to find out more about getting dental implants before turning to our Newport Beach, CA, dentist Dr. Timothy Bui for treatment? Dentists hear a lot of the same questions when it comes to the treatments they offer, and dental implants are no different. Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions about dental implants,

How does a dental implant work?

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root made from titanium that is placed into the jawbone to take the place of your missing tooth roots. Once the implant is placed within the jawbone, the bone and tissue will heal around the implant over the course of 3-6 months. This fusion is known as osseointegration and this is what makes implant a successful long-term tooth replacement option.

From there, an abutment is attached to the top of the implant to connect the metal post with the false tooth. Finally, the crown is cemented into place over the abutment.

How long does surgery take to place an implant?

There are a few factors that will determine the length of your surgery such as the number of implants you’re getting and where they are being placed; however, we can typically place a single implant is about 30 minutes. The dental implant placement surgery is minor and performed right here in our office under local anesthesia.

What is the success rate of a dental implant?

The success rate for dental implants is up to 98 percent. If you properly care for your implant this restoration could last you the rest of your life.

How long does it take to get a dental implant?

There are several factors that can affect the length of your treatment. Before we can move forward and place the abutment, we will first need to make sure that the implant and bone has fully integrated. We can do that by taking x-rays to check for osseointegration. It usually takes anywhere from 9 months to one year to get a single implant.

Can I replace all of my teeth with dental implants?

Absolutely! No matter whether you need to replace one, two, several, or even all of your teeth there is a way to replace all teeth with dental implants. As long as you are an ideal candidate, implants can be used to secure in place a single dental crown or a complete set of dentures. We may even be able to attach your current dentures to your implants.

Who is a good candidate for dental implants?

Most healthy adults are ideal candidates for dental implants. Your health, hygiene, age, and lifestyle will all play factors into your candidacy, which we can go over with you in more detail during your consultation.

Are you an adult living in Newport Beach or Garden Grove, CA, that is interested in getting dental implants? If so, the next step is to find out if you are an ideal candidate by scheduling a consultation. Call our dental team in Newport Beach at (949) 675-7750 or our dental team in Garden Grove at (714) 537-0550 to learn more.

By Timothy T. Bui, D.D.S., Inc.
March 11, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

How dental implants from your dentists in Newport Beach, CA, can remake your smile

Dental implants can improve your life by remaking your smile, restoring your ability to chew, and giving you back your self-Dental Implantsesteem. No matter how many teeth you have lost, dental implants can help you! From their two convenient office locations in Newport Beach and Garden Grove, CA, Drs. Timothy T. Bui and Reza Malek offer dental implants and other dental services to give you an outstanding smile—read on to learn more!

 

The Benefits of Dental Implants

So, what can dental implants do for you? Quite simply, dental implants provide the most natural-looking, fully functioning tooth replacement available. Dental implants are just like your natural teeth. When you choose dental implants, you will enjoy benefits that can’t be matched by conventional dental appliances or dental bridgework. Consider that dental implants are:

  • Naturally beautiful, because the dental implant crown material is made of light-reflective material that looks just like tooth enamel
  • Stable, because dental implants are locked in by bone, so they will never move around
  • Healthy, because you brush and floss dental implants just like natural teeth
  • Resistant, because dental implants repel stains, and they will never decay

Dental implants also help to conserve and maintain your supporting bone. That means you will have a firmer jawline and more youthful facial contours. Dental implants can also help prevent facial sagging, keeping you looking younger.

Did you know that when you choose dental implants, you are choosing the most successful surgical implant? It’s true! In fact, according to the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, dental implants boast a success rate of over 95 percent!

Whether you need to replace a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth, dental implants can give you back your smile. To find out more about what dental implants can do for you, call Drs. Timothy T. Bui and Reza Malek, with offices in Newport Beach and Garden Grove, CA. For Newport Beach, dial (949) 675-7750, and for Garden Grove, call (714) 537-0550.