Cosmetic Dentistry for Your Family

Newport Beach office: (949) 675-7750

Garden Grove office: (714) 537-0550
 

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Dental Implants for missing teeth

They provide  a permanent solution for replacing a single tooth, several teeth, or all  your teeth. They are among the most successful invasive dental treatment options available.

A complete dental implant procedure is composed of 3 components and is usually completed in 2 phases by 2 dentists- phase 1 an oral surgeon specialist or a periodontist is doing the surgical placement of the implant (1st component) in the jawbone and phase 2 after 3-5 months of healing the general dentist is doing the placement of the abutment (post screwed to the implant - 2nd component) followed with the cementation of the lab processed implant crown (3rd component).

Personally, because of the limitation of knowledge and experience of a general dentist, I feel it is better for the patient's best interest to let the specialist do the phase 1 to avoid possible complications. Then phase 2 can be done effectively by the general dentist.

Therefore, fortunately, I am able to have for the last 6 years, Dr. Caden Lim, a certified board periodontist as an associate in my office. He has performed all my surgical implants placement. For extra personal attention to the patients, Dr. Bui has been always there to assist Dr. Lim.

Benefits of Implant Dentistry:

  • Strong, Durable and Natural in appearance.
  • High success rate- above 95 %.
  • Permanent solution- dentures and bridges require replacement.
  • Easily maintained- same manner as natural teeth.
  • Preserves healthy teeth- healthy adjacent teeth aren't harmed or affected since neighboring teeth are not used for support as they are for bridges.
  • Comfortable way to anchor removable denture or bridge.


Are you a good candidate for dental implants?

  • General good health- if you are well enough for routine dental treatment, you are a Candidate for dental implants, as long as there is enough Healthy jawbone.
  • Age- dental implants are an ideal option regardless of age, whether you are young, middle-aged or a senior. Implants are usually postponed in children till the Jawbone has matured.
  • Dentures- anchoring with dental implants provides greater stability and better function.  Or, They can be converted to fixed 12 unit bridges upperand lower with 4 upper and 4 lower implants (all-on-4 Nobel Biocare: most recent Technique compared to 6-8 implants of each arch with bone and sinus grafts).
  • Smoking- while being a non smoker increases the success rate, smoking does not eliminate the possibility of receiving dental implants.
  • Commitment to dental hygiene- implants have a 95% success rate when the patient is committed to good dental hygiene.  Daily brushing and flossing, along with routine Dental exams, helps ensure that implants can last a lifetime.


For more questions on implants, please schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Bui by calling 949-675 7750


SEDATION DENTISTRY

It allows you to comfortably undergo everything from a simple cleaning to extensive dental treatment. For those with severe dental anxiety and phobia, dental oral conscious sedation in conjunction with nitrous oxide can be the answer to receiving the dental care you need.

The process starts with using a prescribed sedative pill the night before the 1st appointment to get a good night's sleep. Your companion will bring you to the office. Additional medications will be provided to create the ultimate in relaxation.

Your experienced sedation team will monitor you throughout your entire visit.

We monitor each patient with a computerized pulse oximeter, which measures heart rate, blood pressure and oxygen saturation. We also have a reversal agent on hand that reverses the effect of the sedation medicine in less than 30 seconds.

You can still respond to verbal commands and the effects of dental sedation last between 2-4 hours, so we require you to have a companion drive you home and stay with you until you're completely recovered from your sedation medication.

You are going home with your new smile.

The next day, you will feel no discomfort or residual effects from the dental visit and you will have very little memory of the appointment (amnesia quality).

The sedation enhances effectiveness of anesthetic, decreases gagging and joint/muscle soreness. It allows more treatment to be provided in a shorter time, which could decrease total number of visits.

So, if you have been delayed treatment you need and want due to your dental Phobia, then sedation dentistry is for you. Call 949 - 675 7750 for a free consultation.


Laser Dentistry

A state-of-the-art soft tissue laser is used to gently reshape and recontour the gums to enhance you smile. It is also used to treat canker sores, fever blisters, and periodontal disease.

Its applications also include frenectomy, gingival troughing to stop bleeding during impressions,  fibroma removal, sulcular debridment, endo canal disinfection, teeth whitening or fast bleaching, etc...


DIGITAL X-RAYS

With these x-rays, 80 % radiation would be reduced and x-rays can be enlarged on the monitor for better view. They can be e-mailed easily to the INS.  Decays can be shown clearly on the monitor


INTRA-ORAL CAMERA

Whatever Dr. Bui can see in the mouth, it can be projected in larger scale on the monitor to show to the patient during examination. Then the images can be saved and stored. Possible, they can be e-mailed to the INS.


 

PRE-OP/POST-OP CLINICAL PICTURES

Pre-op patient smile pictures were taken for smile analysis and were shown on the 42"  TV monitor in HD quality, in  the consultation room. Pre / Post -op pictures  will be shown on the screen side by side for comments.

Pre/Post-op pictures of the smile makeover will be captured on the album to be given to patients after the treatment for souvenirs.

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FRESH BREATH SYSTEM- BREATH RX

The Breath Rx Management System was developed to make long-term bad breath treatment easy, convenient and effective.

Most people think that bad breath is a result of what's going on in our stomachs.
But that's not the whole story. The actual odor of halitosis is generated by bacteria that thrive in the mouth under the gums, and in the nooks and crannies on the teeth and the surface of the tongue. Left untreated, these bacteria create volatile sulfur compounds (VSC's) that have a characteristic "rotten egg" smell.

That is precisely what the BREATH RX system is designed to do give you pleasant smelling breath.
Americans spend over a billion dollars each year on over-the-counter products that do not eliminate bad breath. While most mouthwash products mask bad breath, few are effective after a few hours. None of them will manage Chronic Halitosis.

The System consists of products which represent a total approach to the daily management of bad breath and improved oral health. Combining the mechanics of daily tongue deplaquing with antibacterial agents, will result in long- lasting fresh breath as well as decrease the bacteria associated  with plaque and gingivitis.

Breath RX products contain Zytex, an exclusive complex containing zinc chloride, Eucalyptus oil and thymol. Zytex is proven to first neutralize volatile sulfur compounds (VSC's), a major cause of oral malodor, then kill the gram negative, anaerobic bacteria associated with VSC production.

Advised steps :
Brush with breath RX  Purifying toothpaste and floss teeth.
Scrape with tongue scraper and antibacterial tongue spray to clean center and sides of tongue.
Rinse for 30 seconds with breath RX antibacterial Mouth rinse.
Refresh with Breath RX  sugar free mints, chewing gum and anti-5 bacterial breath spray as needed.

Most of the over-the-counter mouthwashes contain alcohol that dries soft oral tissue, ultimately leading to even faster formation of odor causing bacteria.
In addition, mouthwashes that contain more than 25% acolhol can increase the risk of oral and pharyngeal cancers by about 50%.
With 100% alcohol-free Breath RX outperforms other products that only mask Odor, because it eliminates the cause and neutralizes the resulting odors of halitosis.
For breath RX appointment and cleaning, please contact us at 949-675 7750

IN-HOUSE PERIODONTIST-GUM SPECIALIST as an associate. Patients who have severe gum or periodontal issues which require gum surgeries need to see Dr. LIM. Patients who need implant surgical placements also have to see Dr. LIM with Dr. Bui as assistant.

DR. TIMOTHY BUI also provides full range of GENERAL FAMILY DENTISTRY services ...like wisdom teeth extractions, root canal therapies, deep cleanings, children's dentistry, full or partial dentures, etc. .....
We attempt to see patients starting at 3 years old and My oldest patient is 94 years old who still has a full set of teeth.

We have wheelchair access and elevator at our Newport Beach facility and nearby ample parking spaces for sedation-patients.

 


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