Dental Implants – Alhambra, CA

What Are the Advantages of Dental Implants?

There are many advantages to dental implants, including:

  • Improved appearance. Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. And because they are designed to fuse with bone, they become permanent.
  • Improved speech. With poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within the mouth causing you to mumble or slur your words. Dental implants allow you to speak without the worry that your teeth might slip.
  • Improved comfort. Because they become part of you, implants eliminate the discomfort of removable dentures.
  • Easier eating. Sliding dentures can make chewing difficult. Dental implants function like your own teeth, allowing you to eat your favorite foods with confidence and without pain.
  • Improved self-esteem. Dental implants can give you back your smile and help you feel better about yourself.
  • Improved oral health. Dental implants don’t require reducing other teeth, as a tooth-supported bridge does. Because nearby teeth are not altered to support the implant, more of your own teeth are left intact, improving your long-term oral health. Individual implants also allow easier access between teeth, improving oral hygiene.
  • Durability. Implants are very durable and will last many years. With good care, many implants last a lifetime.
  • Convenience. Removable dentures are just that; removable. Dental implants eliminate the embarrassing inconvenience of removing your dentures, as well as the need for messy adhesives to keep your dentures in place.

Using Coronoplasty to Re-shape Teeth With Bonding & Immediate Reconstruction – Alhambra, CA

Posted November 14th, 2011 by Dr. Chao and filed in Uncategorized

Another relatively inexpensive smile makeover procedure that is very popular with our patients is a unique method that Dr. Chao has developed to treat crowded or “crooked” front teeth. Where the patient does not have the time or the ability to pay for orthodontic treatment, Dr. Chao may offer “enamel-plasty.” After carefully studying impressions of the teeth and in-depth pre-planning, Dr. Chao painlessly re-sculptures the enamel (outer hard layer) of the teeth such as shortening sharp edges, thinning out corners that stick out and leveling out parts of teeth that are too far out. In a short appointment our patients see a dramatic difference that is very pleasing. It is also very good for the function of the teeth, because the “high spots” are removed. Patients can smile better, and yet feel much better with a better bite.