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Comprehensive Care

Dr. ThanhHa Bui is an experienced professional who makes use of the latest technologies and techniques the field of dentistry has to offer Our practice focuses on diagnosing and treating the entire patient. He utilizes advanced dental technologies that have been featured in the news to transform the smiles of all his patients. We then present a treatment plan that is best suited for the individual patient.

   Cosmetic Restorations
   Porcelain Veneers
   Digital X-Ray
   Dental Implants
   Tooth-Colored Composite Fillings
   Crowns and Bridges
   Dentures and Partials
   Root Canal Therapy
   Oral Surgery/Extractions

Cosmetic Restorations: We can restore missing, broken, discolored, or misaligned teeth with porcelain restorations that are both strong and very natural looking.

Porcelain Veneers: In just two or three dental visits, a veneer can reverse years of stains caused by foods, caffeine and tobacco use.
Special thin laminates, called veneers, can often be used to correct discolored, worn down, cracked and chipped teeth. Veneers can also be used to close unsightly gaps between teeth. Stronger types of veneers made of porcelain, also called composite veneers, typically last longer because they are bonded to the tooth.
An impression of the tooth must be made and a veneer molded by a lab technician. Because veneers require a small amount of enamel to be removed, they are permanent and non-reversible.
The process involves buffing the tooth, removing an extremely thin layer of the tooth to allow for the thickness of the veneer, an impression of the tooth, and final bonding of the veneer to the tooth with special cement. A special light is used to complete the process.

CEREC: one-visit computer-generated porcelain crowns and fillings.
Cerec is an advanced dental restorative system that allows your dentist to restore decayed teeth, place crowns, remove defective amalgam fillings, or place cosmetic veneers in just one appointment. This allows you to have the highest quality, most lifelike dental restorations in just one visit to the dentist...in, out, and on with your busy life.

Waterlase Dentistry uses laser energy and a gentle spray of water to perform a wide range of dental procedures - without the heat, vibration and pressure associated with the dental drill. With many procedures, it's possible to use less anesthetic, and often no anesthetic at all.
Laser: Also known as gingevectomy or a gum lift, laser gum recontouring is a painless and minimally invasive surgical dental procedure in which a laser is used to reshape and sculpt the gum line. During the procedure, the laser will vaporize unnecessary tissue and immediately seal the area, so gums heal very quickly.

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Dental Implants: Implants have become the standard of care for replacing teeth lost to decay, fractures, or periodontal disease. As an alternative to bridges and partial dentures, implants restore missing teeth without added stress and reduction of remaining teeth, and allow for easier cleasibility. The titanium implant is surgically placed into the bone by a surgeon. After 4 to 6 months, it is uncovered and restored with a new ceramic crown. It is like having your tooth back without the worry of decay.

Bleaching/Whitening: Our in-office power whitening system lightens and brightens teeth discolored by such things as coffee, cigarettes, medications, and/or age. This procedure allows for immediate results in just a little over an hour's time. As a bonus, we make you custom whitening trays to take home with at-home gel to use for maintenance.

Composite Filling: Composite fillings are natural looking restorations which produce a more esthetic result than silver amalgam fillings. These restorations are matched to an individual's tooth shade so they can be virtually undetectable. Composites also bond directly to teeth to produce a very strong seal, and require a minimal amount of tooth structure to be removed.

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Crowns and Bridges: A crown is used to entirely cover or "cap" a damaged tooth. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment. A crown can also be placed on top of an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure for function. Porcelain or ceramic crowns can be matched to the color of your natural teeth. Other materials include gold and metal alloys, acrylic and ceramic. These alloys are generally stronger than porcelain and may be recommended for back teeth. Porcelain bonded to a metal shell is often used because it is both strong and attractive.
Bridges are commonly used to replace one or more missing teeth. They span the space where the teeth are missing. Bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space. These teeth, called abutments, serve as anchors for the bridge. A replacement tooth, called a pontic, is attached to the crowns that cover the abutments. As with crowns, you have a choice of materials for bridges. Your dentist can help you decide which to use, based on the location of the missing tooth (or teeth), its function, aesthetic considerations and cost. Porcelain or ceramic bridges can be matched to the color of your natural teeth.

Dentures and Partials:There are two main types of dentures: full and partial. Your dentist will help you choose the type of denture that's best for you based on whether some or all of your teeth are going to be replaced and the cost involved.

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Root Canal Therapy: Endodontics is the branch of dentistry that deals with diseases of the tooth's pulp. The pulp is found in the center of the tooth and in canals (called root canals) inside the root of each tooth. Pulp includes connective tissue, nerves and blood vessels. Pulp nourishes the tooth when it first emerges through the gum. Once the tooth matures, the pulp can be removed without destroying the tooth. That's because each tooth also is nourished by a blood supply in the gums.
Removing the pulp is called endodontic treatment, but it is often referred to as root canal treatment or root canal therapy. Many people refer to pulp removal as "having a root canal." Root canal treatments are quite common. In the United States, they save about 24 million teeth each year.

Oral Surgery/Extractions: With some extraction cases a patient's dentist or oral surgeon may decide that the use of some type of surgical procedure will aid in the removal of their tooth. This surgical procedure might involve bone removal, gum tissue reflection or removal, or sectioning the tooth into parts. In those situations where one or more of these techniques is incorporated into the extraction process, it is then, in dental terminology, categorized as a "surgical extraction." (Tooth extractions where these techniques are not required are termed "simple extractions.")