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By Timothy T. Bui, D.D.S., Inc.
May 14, 2021

Find out which cosmetic treatment fits your smile needs.

Everyone should have a smile they love. If you find yourself covering your smile whenever you laugh or talk, you might want to consider talking with your Garden Grove, and Newport Beach, CA, cosmetic dentist Dr. Timothy Bui about your options. It’s never too late to have a smile that you can’t wait to show off. Dr. Bui and his team can help. Here are some of our top cosmetic options.

Teeth Whitening

If commercial products just aren’t cutting it, it might be time to consider professional teeth whitening. Teeth whitening is particularly effective against yellowing teeth. Plus, when you come into the office for this treatment, we can tailor our whitening treatment to meet your needs.

The bleaching gel is placed on the teeth for about 15 minutes at a time, and then a special laser is directed at your teeth to activate the gel. In about an hour we can get teeth anywhere from three to seven shades brighter. With the proper care, teeth whitening results can last a year or more.

Dental Veneers

If you have minor gaps, overcrowding, chips, cracks, or other dental flaws, you may be looking for a way to hide these esthetic problems. Now you can with dental veneers. These small porcelain shells adhere to the front of your teeth to cover imperfections and give you a pristine smile.

First, your Garden Grove, and Newport Beach, CA, cosmetic dentist will remove a small bit of enamel from the front surface of your teeth to make room for the veneers. Veneers are affixed in place using a special dental resin, which we harden permanently to the tooth using a laser. Together we will choose the appropriate shade for your veneers prior to having them made.

Cosmetic Bonding

This is the most economic and non-invasive way to change your smile. Cosmetic bonding uses the same tooth-colored resin that is used to fill cavities. By shaping and molding this resin, we can easily cover chips and minor cracks, and even close small gaps between teeth. While bonding doesn’t fix more major dental problems, it can be a wonderful option for someone looking to correct more minor cosmetic issues.

Want to analyze your smile to see if you could be right for cosmetic dentistry? Your cosmetic dentist, Dr. Bui, created a series of videos to help you figure it out. To schedule a cosmetic consultation at our Garden Grove, and Newport Beach, CA, locations, call (949)-675-7750 or (714) 537-0550 today.

By Timothy T. Bui, D.D.S., Inc.
April 08, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

How cosmetic dentistry treatments from your dentist in Newport Beach, California can enhance your smile.

If something bothers you about your smile, you can change it! Many people have discovered the benefits of cosmetic dentistry, and you can too. Cosmetic dentistry procedures can give you a smile that is memorable, a smile that tells a lot about who you are.

Dr. Timothy Bui offers a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services. We have two convenient office locations in Newport Beach, and Garden Grove, California to help you and your smile.

These are some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry services:

Professional teeth whitening, which allows you to whiten and brighten your smile up to 8 shades whiter; your amazing results can last for 5 years. Unlike some over-the-counter whitening products which may contain harsh chemicals, professional teeth whitening is safe, because it’s been tested and approved by the American Dental Association.

Dental bonding, which is an excellent choice to repair cracks, chips, tooth wear, and other signs of damage; bonding uses composite, a unique liquid material that can be matched to the color of your teeth and sculpted to match the natural contours of your teeth. The composite is hardened with a dental light, giving you a restorative treatment that is strong and beautiful.

Porcelain veneers, which are thin laminates of exquisite porcelain that are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth; porcelain veneers are one of the most versatile cosmetic dentistry services because they can hide both minor and major tooth damage issues like cracks, chips, fracture lines, areas of broken tooth structure, and other problems. Porcelain veneers can give you a beautiful smile that lasts because porcelain is stain-resistant, so your veneers will stay beautiful for years.

These are just a few types of cosmetic dentistry treatments available. To find out more about what cosmetic dentistry can do for you and your smile, call Dr. Timothy Bui in Newport Beach at (949) 675-7750 or in Garden Grove, California at (714) 537-0550. Call today and get started on your new smile.

By Timothy T. Bui, D.D.S., Inc.
February 27, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Having a bright white smile may seem like a far-off notion if your teeth are dull, stained, or yellowed. However, this unfortunate teeth whiteningsituation is easily remedied with a professional teeth whitening appointment at your dentist’s office. Are you a candidate for this fast and effective treatment? How can teeth whitening benefit you? Find out more about teeth whitening’s frequently asked questions with Dr. Timothy Bui at his offices in Garden Grove and Newport Beach, CA.

What is teeth whitening? 
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dentistry treatment which brightens and whitens the appearance of the smile. The process normally takes about an hour and the appointment happens right in your dentist’s office. The process involves placing a chemical solution onto the teeth which causes a reaction between the solution, usually a gel, and your teeth’s stains. The bonds holding the stains’ molecules break, causing the stain to dissipate.

What can I expect during a teeth whitening session? 
Your dentist will first apply the whitening gel to your teeth after separating them from the oral tissues to prevent irritation. It will remain on the teeth until the end of your treatment. At that point, your dentist will remove the gel from your teeth and ensure that nothing remains behind. Depending on the type of system your dentist uses, a specialized UV light directed at the teeth can help the whitening process along.

Does teeth whitening have any side effects? 
In some rare cases, patients report increased teeth sensitivity after a teeth whitening procedure. If you have any history of sensitive teeth, you should alert your dentist so they can adjust the whitening treatment’s strength according to your needs. In some cases, the soft tissues of the mouth like the tongue and gums may become irritated by the whitening gel.

Professional Teeth Whitening in Garden Grove and Newport Beach
If you think teeth whitening could benefit your smile, consulting with your dentist is the fastest way to determine if this procedure is right for you. For more information on teeth whitening, please contact Dr. Bui in Garden Grove and Newport Beach, CA. Call 714-537-0550 to schedule your appointment in Garden Grove or 949-675-7750 to schedule your appointment in Newport Beach today!

By Timothy T. Bui, D.D.S., Inc.
December 13, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

A damaged, unsightly or unhealthy smile can affect nearly every aspect of your life. Newport Beach and Garden Grove, CA, cosmetic dentistrydentist Dr. Timothy Bui explains how you can benefit from cosmetic dentistry treatments.

Treatments improve your ability to bite and chew

When teeth are damaged or missing, it can be very difficult to tear, bite, chew and grind foods. If you can't take a bite of a carrot or chew a piece of chicken, you may decide that a softer diet is a better choice. Although a soft diet may prevent you from feeling hungry, it might not offer the vitamins and minerals you need for good health. Luckily, damaged teeth can be restored with bonding or crowns, while dentures, bridges and dental implants offer effective solutions if you've lost teeth.

Cosmetic dentistry treatments improve your appearance

No matter how carefully you try to hide dental issues, sooner or later you have to open your mouth. Cosmetic treatments can help you feel more confident if chips, cracks, obvious decay, crooked teeth or other issues affect your smile. Veneers, bonding, crowns and tooth-colored fillings correct the dental problems that can contribute to lower self-esteem.

Although stains may not affect the function or health of your teeth, discolored teeth can make you feel very self-conscious. Whether you choose professional teeth whitening in our Newport Beach or Garden Grove office or veneers, thin porcelain shells applied to the fronts of teeth, cosmetic treatments can whiten and transform your smile.

Treatments offer long-lasting benefits

Removing decayed portions of teeth and replacing them with tooth-colored fillings, inlays or onlays restores the function and appearance of your teeth. Prompt treatment of cavities also helps you avoid extensive dental treatments or root canals in the future.

Removable full dentures, a popular restoration option, can reduce facial sagging common after tooth loss and improve your ability to chew. Dental implants and implant-supported dentures offer a long-term solution to tooth loss. Implants replace missing roots and bond to your jawbone. Thanks to their superior strength, they provide a very stable foundation for the dental crowns you'll use to chew.

Could you benefit from a cosmetic dentistry treatment? Schedule an appointment with dentist Dr. Timothy Bui by calling (949) 675-7750 for the Newport Beach, CA, office or (714) 537-0550 for the Garden Grove office.

By Timothy T. Bui, D.D.S., Inc.
June 14, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Correcting small flaws in your smile doesn't have to involve spending hours at the dentist's office. Newport Beach and Garden dental bonding, cosmetic dentistryGrove, CA, dentist, Dr. Timothy Bui explains how bonding, a common cosmetic dentistry treatment, can transform your smile.

Bonding offers a simple solution to imperfections

Bonding is used to repair teeth and change their appearance. During bonding treatment, composite resin is attached to your teeth. When the resin hardens, it bonds to your teeth, providing an exceptionally strong surface that looks no different than your natural tooth enamel.

Because composite resin is a plastic-based material, it's very flexible in its original form. In fact, it can be manipulated into any shape imaginable. After the composite resin is applied to your teeth in our Newport Beach or Garden Grove office it's exposed to a curing light that hardens it in just a few minutes. Bonding treatment offers an easy way to transform your smile and is a less expensive option than many other cosmetic dentistry treatments.

Will bonding help me?

Bonding is a very versatile treatment that can be used to treat many cosmetic issues, including:

  • Short Teeth: If you grind or clench your teeth, you may eventually shorten them and wear down the enamel. Adding some bonding material to the teeth restores the length.
  • Shape Issues: When you have a few teeth that are strangely shaped, it's not unusual to feel self-conscious about your smile. Bonding will help improve the appearance of your teeth, whether they're twisted or crooked.
  • Discolorations: A dark tooth can be very noticeable when you smile. Luckily, bonding covers discolorations easily.
  • Small Flaws: Bonding is an excellent solution if a tooth has bumps or depressions, or is chipped or cracked.
  • Spaces: Would you like to get rid of the slight spaces between your front teeth? Bonding offers a long-lasting way to close the gap.

Are you ready to upgrade your smile with a cosmetic dentistry treatment? Call Dr. Bui at (949) 675-7750 to schedule an appointment at the Newport Beach office or (714) 537-0550 to make an appointment at the Garden Grove office.