Tuesday, September 22, 2015

CEREC: CAD/CAM restorations in a single appointment

Powerful computer-aided design and manufacturing technology, called CAD/CAM, allows us to custom fabricate tooth-colored restorations, crowns, onlays, and veneers right here in our office, and all in a single appointment.

The 60 year old patient complained of a "broken tooth."  Examination showed a defective filling with recurrent carious lesion extending to all four surfaces (FDOL) of the tooth.  Because the extensive of the decay, the strength of the tooth was compromised and the onlay restoration was recommended.  This video showed how the onlay was done in one-visit seating in our office.

The procedure

As the first step in the CAD/CAM technique, we prepare and shape the tooth for the restoration. The second step involves applying a reflective powder onto the prepared tooth. We then take a digital image using a special optical infrared camera that records the tooth’s exact dimensions directly into the CAD/CAM computer.

After we carefully design the restoration, we select an appropriate material of the proper shade for your specific tooth. We place this material into the milling machine, which, in just a few minutes, shapes it into a custom-fitted restoration.

We then try in the new restoration, add any necessary coloring, bond or cement it in place, and polish it to a beautiful luster. Last, we’ll check your bite and make any final adjustments.

The advantages
Using CAD/CAM technology is healthier for you because it provides extremely accurate restorations, made with durable materials that work with advanced dental adhesives.

This means that only a minimal amount of tooth preparation is required, leaving more of the healthy tooth structure intact. And because your new restorations are made out of tooth colored materials, they are naturally beautiful. With CAD/CAM technology, you can have a strong and beautiful restoration in just one appointment.

I hope this information is helpful to our patients and to the public.  Thanks for viewing.  For additional information, please visit our website: http://www.softdental.com or find us on: http://www.facebook.com/softdentalsmile to discuss.

Houston dentist
Minh Nguyen, D.D.S.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Impacted wisdom teeth - Collateral damages

This case involves the surgical removal of a completely impacted wisdom tooth. The horizontal impaction had caused a subgingival carious lesion in the adjacent tooth.

Because of the extent of the subgingival cavity, the adjacent tooth now could not be saved, and required to be extracted at the same time of the wisdom tooth.So, the lesson from this case for the doctors is to remove the from the front-to-back. This is the exception to the general rule of back-to-front in oral surgery.

The lesson for the public is to remove the impacted tooth early in late teen or early twenty before it destroys the adjacent tooth.

Thank you for viewing.

Minh Nguyen, D.D.S.


Houston dentist
Minh Nguyen, D.D.S.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Surgical Removal of 2 Impacted Wisdom Teeth

One of the common procedure we have done in our office is to surgically remove the impacted wisdom teeth.  Our typical patients for this procedure are usually in late their teen or early twenty of ages.

It is understandable that a lot of anxiety exist about this surgery.  Part of this anxiety is due to the patient's fear of the unknown.  For example, what is the surgery like, how long it would take, etc...

This video shows the actual surgery in our office.  It is raw ... uncut and unedit... so that it can truly portray exactly what is being performed.  Our hope is that it would help to educate the patients and to reduce the nervousness.

For more information, visit our website at www.softdental.com or call 281-807-6111

Houston dentist
Minh Nguyen, D.D.S.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

About Gaia Theory

Inherent in this [Gaia theory] is the idea that biosphere, the atmosphere, the lithosphere and the hydrosphere are in some kind of balance—that they maintain a homeostatic condition. This homeostasis is much like the internal maintenance of our own bodies; processes within our body insure a constant temperature, blood pH, electrochemical balance, etc. The inner workings of Gaia, therefore, can be viewed as a study of the physiology of the Earth, where the oceans and rivers are the Earth’s blood, the atmosphere is the Earth’s lungs, the land is the Earth’s bones, and the living organisms are the Earth’s senses. —Dr. Sean Chamberlain, Fullerton College

Houston dentist
Minh Nguyen, D.D.S.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Our Softdental Office in Houston, Texas just received a new review from a patient for the wisdom teeth removal procedure.

Thank you for your kind words and your trust in our service.

Houston dentist
Minh Nguyen, D.D.S.

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