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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.
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.
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.
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.
January 10, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dental implants  

Struggling with tooth loss? Here at our offices in Newport Beach and Garden Grove, CA, Dr. Timothy, DDS Bui uses dental implants to restore patients' smiles in a fashion that is natural in both appearance and functionality. Read on to learn more!

What Is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a surgical component that consists of three separate parts—the body, abutment, and porcelain crown. The body is a tiny titanium post that resembles a tooth root, and our dentist inserts this piece into the jawbone with a minimally invasive procedure. The abutment is the connecting piece that attaches to the dental crown. Over a few months, your jawbone fuses with the implant to provide a solid foundation for these other two pieces to be connected.

How Dental Implants Rebuild Your Smile

Missing teeth come with a wide range of challenges. For instance, perhaps you're avoiding the foods you love because eating them is an uncomfortable and painful task. Or maybe you're afraid to laugh because you're self-conscious that someone will stare. After assessing your condition, Dr. Bui can help you replace one or multiple teeth. Dental implants offer protection for your smile, and if you are missing all of your teeth, they offer permanent support for removable partial dentures. If you want to upgrade your biting force, as well as your appearance, dental implants offer a boost of confidence, self-esteem, and overall comfort.

Caring For Your Dental Implants

One of the many advantages to dental implants is that you care for them just like you manage your natural teeth. Daily brushing and flossing is substantial for a successful implant, as are routine visits to our offices in Newport Beach and Garden Grove, CA. Dr. Timothy, Bui, DDS, will provide you with direct instructions to follow at home and recommend that you use a soft-bristled toothbrush to remove bacteria without causing damage as well as non-abrasive toothpaste to protect the surface of your restoration. With adequate oral hygiene habits, dental implants can offer long-lasting support from 25 years to a lifetime.

Interested? Give Us a Call

To learn more about dental implants and other services provided, visit our website. For questions, or appointment scheduling, please call our Newport Beach, CA, office at (949) 675-7750 or our Garden Grove, CA, office, at (714) 537-0550.