Replace That Missing Tooth With a Strong and Sturdy Dental Implant

Would you like to permanently replace your missing tooth? You have come to the right place. Dr. Wong and Dr. Ling are pleased to be able to improve the lives of their patients by offering dental implants in Newport Beach.

So, even if you’ve had to part with some of your natural teeth, your friends here at Newport Healthy Smiles still want you to be able to eat, drink, talk, and smile, which is why we’re so passionate about the benefits of implant dentistry!

Dental implants are permanent tooth replacements that are surgically placed in the upper or lower jaw bone to substitute as the tooth root. The dental implant post is basically a screw that’s made of titanium. Next a connector piece called an abutment is built into — or placed on top of — the dental implant, connecting it to the replacement tooth. Then a crown is custom-made for the replacement tooth, and it matches the appearance of the rest of your teeth.

Implant dentistry is an effective solution for those who have lost teeth due to periodontal disease or traumatic injury. Dental implants serve as sturdy anchors for replacement teeth because they are inserted into the bone, which actually grows around the post, permanently holding it in place.

So, if you’ve been wondering how you can restore your smile, dental implants are a stable solution. Dental implants help you to achieve optimal oral health, function and appearance. They look like natural teeth, and they function like natural teeth. Implants give you a long-term solution to restoring your valuable smile, while also helping to protect and maintain healthy bone, enabling you to retain the natural shape of your face.

So, if you’d like to learn more about the wonders of dental implants, call us at 949-642-9928, and we’ll be look forward to serving you.

Smile Without Hesitation With Invisalign

Have you heard that there’s a revolutionary, new treatment for straightening your teeth? It’s called Invisalign® and this method has nothing to do with metal brackets or wires.

Dr. Wong and Dr. Ling are pleased to offer Invisalign to you because it’s a modern system that employs clear, plastic aligners which are virtually invisible and are ideal for self-conscious teenagers who don’t want to wear something as conspicuous as metal braces.

Invisalign’s comfortable, plastic aligners are custom-made especially for your teeth, gradually shifting them into place over time. The Invisalign system is used to treat mild cases of crooked and protruding teeth to gaps, crowding and spacing. Invisalign also corrects problems like overbite, underbite and crossbite.

Wearers of conventional braces usually have difficulty getting their teeth cleaned well enough, and this can lead to plaque build-up, gum disease and tooth decay. But Invisalign aligners make daily oral hygiene easier because they are removable and easy-to-clean. Removing the aligners allows you to brush and floss normally for better periodontal health. And because they’re removable, you can eat the foods you love!

So, once again we ask you: What’s preventing you from finally having the smile you’ve always wanted? Here at Newport Healthy Smiles, we encourage you to call 949-642-9928 and schedule an appointment to talk to Dr. Wong or Dr. Ling to determine whether Invisalign is right for you.

Successfully Handle a Dental Emergency with These Tips

If you are experiencing a dental emergency, stay calm. Everything will be ok. The first thing you need to do is call our office as soon as possible and inform us about what is going on. Then, until you see your dentist, please do the following:

Knocked-Out Tooth: If you have knocked a permanent tooth out of your mouth, retrieve the tooth, hold it by the crown, and rinse it off with warm water if it’s dirty—do not scrub it. Then, if possible, place the tooth back into its gum socket without forcing it. If you cannot do so, put the tooth in a glass of milk, cup of water with a pinch of table salt, or in a liquid that promotes cell growth. It is very important that you see your dentist within an hour of your tooth falling out of your mouth.

Chipped or Broken Tooth: If you have chipped or broken your tooth, try to save as many pieces of the tooth as possible. You can rinse the pieces in warm water if they are dirty. To relieve pain and reduce swelling, you can take an over-the-counter pain medication and you can ice the affected area.

Extruded Tooth: If you have an extruded tooth, there is not much you can do other than see your dentist as soon as possible. If you are in pain, you can take over-the-counter pain medication and you can place a cold compress against the lip or cheek covering the affected tooth.

Toothache: If you have a toothache, try rinsing your mouth with warm water. Then, floss between each tooth and free any excess food or particles that might be stuck in your smile. If this doesn’t relieve the ache, you might have a decayed tooth. Until you see your dentist, you can take over-the-counter pain medication, but please do not put the medication directly on or around the gums. If you do, your gums can become burned and damaged.

Lost Filling: If you have lost a filling, you can temporarily solve the problem by putting a sugarless piece of gum inside the cavity of your tooth. For a better alternative, you can fill the hole with over-the-counter dental cement.

Lost Crown: If your dental crown has fallen off your tooth, keep the crown in a safe place until your appointment. If your tooth is sensitive, you can cover it with clove oil to relieve the pain you feel. If you would like to temporarily solve the problem, you can coat the inside of the crown with toothpaste or over-the-counter dental cement and slip the crown back over the tooth. Please do not use super glue.

If you have any questions about the mentioned guidelines, we ask that you call our office and talk to a member of our team. We are happy to help you get through this dental emergency with ease and success.