Dr. Thuan-Vu D Ho, DMD is a Dentist primarily located in Redwood City, CA. Graduate of University of California at Davis & Boston University school of dentistry. He accepts new patients and provides dental services such as Dental Implant. Dental Veneers. Teeth Whitening. Endodontics. Orthodontics. Cosmetic Dentistry. Family Dentistry. Pediatric Dentistry.

Dental Implants in Redwood City, CA

A healthy cavity is about keeping every tooth in shape and intact. Even if one tooth goes missing, the dent caused in the mouth is immeasurable. Having a missing tooth can affect the functionality, health, and the esthetics of the oral cavity. They can make a person feel weaker and look older by causing the facial skin to sag. There are many prosthodontic appliances developed for missing teeth which is placed in the oral cavities of millions of patients, energizing them with healthy teeth structure.

Dental implants have marvelously worked for the good oral health of our patients in Redwood City, CA. They have filled the gaps formed by missing tooth and brought more life to the oral cavity. The tooth replacement appliance is designed to function just like a natural tooth, providing the same sensation in every bite. Our dentist has proven experience in placing dental implants and we perform the surgeries with a lot of care. The success of our surgeries is reflected in many of our patients who are delightful owners of healthy smiles today.

How does dental implant work?

Dental implants are basically metal roots which can be inserted into the jaw bone in place of missing teeth. They carry an abutment over which the dental crown is placed. The implanted metal forms a strong bond with the tissues of the jaw bone. This gives the artificial tooth a functional connection with the mouth. This is the reason why patients get the similar sensation of biting and chewing with dental implants as it is with a natural tooth.

Teeth Whitening in Redwood City, CA

Glittering teeth and a gorgeous smile is the secret to success. A person possessing a wonderful smile not only boosts his/her self image and confidence but also creates a dramatic winning impression on others to a great extent. A great smile always wins thousands of hearts. People having a great smile will be admired and appreciated by the rest who are in and around you. But the appearance of the teeth due to defects like staining, discolored teeth can reflect an individual’s personality to a huge extent. Such irregularities can make a person look aged, unattractive and dull. Thus tooth whitening is the best possible option available to brighten one’s teeth which can regain the lost glory.

Dental Veneers for a Desirable Smile

Dental veneers are a thin layer or shells that are cemented to the front surface of your teeth. Made from porcelain material they are a quick way to improve the appearance of your smile. Veneers are generally used to improve the position, color and shape of the teeth. Veneers can cover up the irregularities on the front teeth which include wear and tear, gaps, discoloration, chips, and in some cases it can be helpful to correct uneven, crooked and protruding teeth.

Our experienced cosmetic dentist in Redwood City CA can correct the flaws and beautify the smile of our patients. Veneers are just one of the many cosmetic dentistry options we offer to enhance the appearance of the smile. If you have any questions on which cosmetic dentistry options can help you seek an attractive smile, talk to our cosmetic dentist to know which cosmetic solution best suits you.

Braces and Oral Health

The teeth in the upper jaw and lower jaw come together in a bite. If there are errors in position of teeth, the condition is called a malocclusion or a bad bite. This condition can lead to tooth wear because of imbalance in bite forces. Since with misalignment some portions of teeth are inaccessible, it may become difficult to maintain oral hygiene. This increases the chances of dental infection. The smile is less attractive when teeth are not straight. With more complex teeth or jaw errors, there can be headache and neck ache.

Braces treatment does not require tooth structure to be removed. Appliances like dental braces can be used to treat complex misalignment cases. Though more time consuming as compared to esthetic veneers, following the instructions of the dentist can help patients get a beautiful smile which is more long-lasting. One of the aims of the dental braces treatment in Redwood City is to enhance the oral health of patients. Considering all the above points, the time is worth investing in an braces treatment when patients have severely misaligned teeth.

Dental Braces Treatment Process

Moving misaligned teeth requires a well-set treatment plan, a device which brings about the planned movement and a device which keeps the teeth in their new positions. The first step is a thorough evaluation of the condition. Dentists recommend a treatment mode after the examination.

Family Dentistry in Redwood City, CA

Your dental health can remarkably influence your overall health. Many researchers have proven that heart diseases, diabetes, and other health problems can be linked to dental health. Therefore it is crucial for people of all age groups to protect teeth and gums, not just to own a healthy smile, but to also lead a healthier life. American Dental Association recommends that people visit a dental practice at least twice a year. These periodic dental visits help families to lead a life free from a dental infection. Family dentists identify early signs of dental infection and take necessary steps to cure the same. At our dental office, Dr. Thuan-VU HO aims at providing preventive dental care to every patient who walks in. Through our commitment and dedication, we have successfully improved the oral health of many families living in Redwood City and the surrounding communities of California.

Q Will my teeth be sensitive following Bleaching?

Teeth may be sensitive during the week following the in–office bleaching. This can be dramatically reduced by using Sensodyne toothpaste to brush your teeth the week prior to and the week following the bleaching process. Also, your dentist may recommend fluoride treatment following the bleaching process.

Q What is the difference between dental bonding and porcelain veneers?

Dental bonding is a plastic tooth colored (composite) resin material that is molded onto your teeth and hardened with a blue light. It is usually done in one visit. Little tooth reduction and usually no anesthesia is required. The disadvantages of dental bonding are:

They stain over time, may chip and may need to be replaced more often.
Porcelain veneers are thin layers of stacked porcelain that are fabricated in the lab and bonded to teeth.
It usually takes 2 visits. Little tooth reduction and some anesthesia are required.
Porcelain veneers are stronger than dental bondings and less prone to staining.

Q What are dental implants?

Dental Implants are made of titanium and placed directly into your jawbone surgically. Once they integrate with your bone, a crown, bridge or denture is placed over the implants.

Q Why should I spend a lot of money on a root canal? Why not just pull the tooth?

Losing a tooth can be the beginning of many more lost teeth. Saving the Tooth maintains space, keeps other teeth from shifting, and eliminates the need and cost of a bridge or implant. Although seemingly expensive, it is actually quite cost effective.

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