Brea Smile Design knows that the little things are the most important which is why we pay attention to details. The most painful thing about visiting the Dentist is the time and money.
Paying attention to details helps saves patients thousands of dollars and time in the dental chair.
Our objective is to educate patients on how to take control of their dental health in order for them to save time and money.
Taking care of your dental health can help prevent:
And so much more including time and money!
Brea Smile Design ensures all patients know how to take care of their dental health and hygiene in order for them to have a better future.
Today’s dental materials enable us to create beautiful dental aesthetics without compromising quality or function.
Whether you’re looking to get minor cosmetic enhancements or a complete smile makeover, we can schedule a FREE consultation to discuss your individual needs and alternatives of treatment to achieve your cosmetic goals.
Here are examples of minor cosmetic improvements that make a big difference in your smile:
For patients with more advanced cosmetic dentistry needs we offer:
It is a common mistake to think that one treatment fits every patient. This is the main reason some people end up with fake-looking restorations or dental work that breaks down prematurely.
We choose the proper treatment and materials based on your individual needs. We do only what you need to give you a long-lasting and beautiful smile!
To schedule a free consultation call us at +1 714-529-2626
Cosmetic Dentistry is also known as Restorative Dentistry. The goal is to diagnose, manage or treat diseases of the teeth and gums to regain full use and beauty.
Cosmetic dentistry actually brings in the skills from three different sub-specialties: endodontics, periodontics and prosthodontics. We use these specialties in combination to provide you with the best personal treatment you deserve.
Brea Smile Design is experienced in providing dental care for children, for the elderly and for those with special medical needs. Also those with learning difficulties for whom appropriate management is important. We provide treatment for those who require complex dental care as well as for those who would like minor cosmetic improvements.
White fillings are made of a reinforced composite resin material. There are different compositions depending on the application.
We use dull-but-strong for the back molars where fillings are subject to heavy biting forces. We use cosmetic-but-weaker for front teeth where the ability to match natural tooth structure is needed.
Our office exclusively uses tooth-colored composite filling material. Because of their aesthetics and high durability, cosmetics have become the material of choice for restoring small portions of the tooth.
Bonding is a type of composite resin filling placed in the back teeth as well as the front teeth. Bonding composites is the solution for restoring decayed teeth, making cosmetic improvements and even changing the color of your teeth or the reshaping of teeth.
Bonding will lighten any stains you may have, close up minor gaps and can be used to correct crooked teeth. Basically, bonding will cover any natural flaws applying a thin coating of a plastic material on the front surface of your teeth.
After this, our cosmetic dentist will apply a bonding material and sculpt color and shape it to provide a pleasing result. A high-intensity light then hardens the plastic, and the surface is finely polished.
A dental crown is a dental restoration that replaces the outer shell of the tooth.
When a tooth has suffered heavy damage from decay, fracture or has been subject to a root canal treatment, a crown is needed to restore and protect the core of the tooth. To make a crown your tooth has to be prepared and a mold is sent to the lab for a custom made restoration that will be permanently cemented to your tooth.
Dental bridges have been the traditional way of replacing a missing tooth for several decades. It involves using neighbor teeth to the missing one to anchor a fixed structure. The process is similar to the fabrication of a crown. The anchor teeth are prepared, a mold or impression is taken and sent to the laboratory and a multiple teeth structure is made to be permanently cemented to your existing teeth.
Although less popular due to the advent of dental implants, bridges are still the treatment of choice when the patient is looking for a fixed restoration and does not meet the criteria for a dental implant.
A Dental Implant is a method of replacing one or multiple teeth using your remaining bone to anchor a root-shaped post.
Dental Implants are nothing new. They’ve been around for several decades and because they have a high rate of long-term success and because you don’t need to involve any additional teeth, they have become the standard of care for replacing missing teeth.
Placing a Dental Implant involves careful planning to make sure you are a good candidate and minimize the potential of negative results.
If you’d like to know if you’re a good candidate to get dental implants, call our office at +1 714-529-2626 to schedule a free screening.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root replacement. We use implants in our cosmetic dentistry to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth.
The most widely accepted and successful implant today is the osseointegrated implant, based on the discovery that titanium can be successfully fused into bone when the bone grows onto and into the rough surface of the implanted titanium. This forms a structural and functional connection between the living bone and the implant.
A variation on the implant procedure is the implant-supported bridge, or implant-supported denture.
Whether you’re missing one or multiple teeth, dental implants have become the standard of care for restoring aesthetics and function, and with the latest developments they have become more affordable than ever.
A careful evaluation is critical for the success of the procedure. The actual implant placement procedure takes only a few minutes and can be done with local anesthesia. Adequate healing time is also needed for the implant to attach to your tissues and provide anchor for a crown or bridge.
If you’d like to know if you’re a good candidate for dental implants, we have a team of experts in the management of smile reconstruction to discuss your options. You can contact our office for a complimentary implant consultation.
We offer no-interest patient financing. Call to make an appointment at +1 714-529-2626
Brea Smile Design has implemented the highest level of technology on the market including digital X-rays and LOGICON Caries Detection Software. Kodak’s exclusive X-Ray technology provides Dr. Marin and his staff high definition images needed to make accurate diagnosis. Kodak digital helps create a safer treatment environment by eliminating biohazards chemicals and significantly reducing patient radiation. LOGICON Caries Detection Software is a computer-aided tool used to classify tooth decay and has been proven by the American Dental Association to increase tooth decay detection by 20%.
General Dental Care involves the diagnosis and treatment of problems with teeth and tissues in the mouth, along with giving advice and administering care to help prevent future problems.
Our office has an Oral Surgery Department that provides the following services:
There is nothing “quick” about getting dental implants.
We know that advertising campaigns have led people to believe that they can get permanent teeth in one visit, but the reality is that if you want long-lasting results, the most important factor is planning.
That means understanding your individual dental situation. And it involves working with the right people that can get the best job done with the least possible impact to your health or your pocket.
Our specialist Dr. Apel Kheorughlian is an Oral Maxilo-Facial surgeon and an M.D. who is an expert in replacing anything from a single tooth to all missing teeth with dental implants.
Our treatment philosophy is using the best available materials to fit your personal situation. We avoid potential complications and get more predictable results. In this, West Covina Smiles has an excellent track record of success.
Brea Smile Design has implemented the highest level of technology on the market including digital X-rays and LOGICON Caries Detection Software.
Kodak’s exclusive X-Ray technology provides Dr. Marin and his staff high definition images needed to make accurate diagnosis. Kodak digital helps create a safer treatment environment by eliminating biohazards chemicals and significantly reducing patient radiation.
LOGICON Caries Detection Software is a computer-aided tool used to classify tooth decay and has been proven by the American Dental Association to increase tooth decay detection by 20%.
People in the United States suffer with different forms of sleep disorders. Proof of that is the growing availability of medication to help people fall or stay asleep.
We should spend about one third of the 24 hour cycle sleeping. We now understand that sleep is a critical process that helps the body recover and allows processing of information. Losing sleep may lead to significant functional and mental deficiencies.
The cause of snoring is having a blockage in the airway passage. When the airflow in the breathing passage becomes irregular due to the blockage, the soft palate will start vibrating. This vibrating of the soft palate is what causes the snoring sound.
Snoring is a problem if:
In addition to problems stemming from sleep deprivation, snoring can cause more serious health problems.
Snoring has been linked to increased risk of stroke; diabetes; high blood pressure; and heart disease. Snoring can also be a symptom of sleep apnea.
Snoring may be a sign of a more serious problem called Obstructive Sleep Apnea or OSA which is a partial or complete obstruction of the airway while we sleep preventing the adequate intake of oxygen. Sleep Apnea is a serious condition that can cause significant health problems and even death.
Sleep Apnea can manifest in morning fatigue, headaches, problems remembering information or concentrating. If you think you might be suffering from a sleep disorder Dr. Marin can evaluate the need for a sleep study and suggest different alternatives to help address these problems.
Other Sleeping Problems include:
Please feel free to ask Dr. Marin about Sleep Apnea, Snoring, or other Sleeping Problems by calling +1 714-529-2626 for more information.
For many years, braces have been the traditional way of correcting crooked teeth or gaps.
More than just aligning your teeth, braces help you get better dental hygiene and help prevent excessive buildup of the plaque that leads to cavities and gum disease. For many, braces also help correct the way that your upper and lower teeth meet – allowing your teeth to chew your food more effectively.
Invisalign is a technology that enables teeth straightening WITHOUT the need of braces. It uses a proprietary software to create a series of custom-made, removable clear aligners that gradually move your teeth to an ideal position.
Whether you’re looking into getting braces or invisalign, our office offers a complimentary evaluation to determine if you’re a good candidate for orthodontics. Call +1 714-529-2626 to find out.
Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created just for you.
These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you simply wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligner will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements that Dr. Marin plans for you.
There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You simply pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete and you achieve the confident smile that you’ve always wanted. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth!
To learn more about Invisalign you can visit their website at www.invisalign.com or schedule a FREE consultation by calling +1 714-529-2626
Teeth whitening has become very popular in recent years.
There are a wide array of commercially available products. Most whitening products use hydrogen peroxide in various concentrations. But hydrogen peroxide in high concentration is corrosive and can irritate your skin and gums, and so over-the-counter products must have lower concentrations than in-office teeth whitening systems.
Not everyone is a good candidate for teeth whitening. Due to the corrosive nature of peroxide, you need to make sure you don’t have any cavities, leaking restorations, cracks or exposed root surfaces, as it may cause pain and irreversible damage. (Teeth whitening products do not have an effect on fillings, crowns or other restorative materials.)
We offer free screening to help you determine the teeth whitening system that matches your individual needs. Call us at +1 714-529-2626 to schedule your FREE consultation.
And get the whitest teeth you possibly can.
Zoom 2 has redefined professional whitening.
The treatment consists of:
The treatment does not affect the enamel because it does not break through the enamel. It breaks through the yellow color to remove stains and bring tooth back to its regular color.
In order to achieve maximum effectiveness and patient comfort, the gel has been reformulated to help prevent tooth sensitivity and increase enamel luster.
Researchers from Loma Linda University CA, conducted a research to determine if the enamel of the tooth was affected in any way by the whitening. Their conclusion was that
“under conditions of the study, treatment with Zoom 2 gel following the manufacture’s instruction does not adversely affect the micro-hardness (strength of tooth) and surface morphology (tooth surface) of human enamel.”
Researchers also found that Zoom 2 has 73% less transient tooth sensitivity than the original Zoom.
TMJ (Temporo-Mandibular Joint) or TMD (Temporo-Mandibular Dysfunction) refers to a number of problems that involve the joints and the muscles involved in chewing.
Your jaw joints can become misaligned and just like other joints in your body, can suffer from overloading and degenerative changes. Problems of the joints can range from limited range of motion to arthritis. It is generally believed that problems of the TMJs originate from trauma, misaligned bite and excessive overload from clenching or grinding.
Symptoms of TMJ/TMD vary and may include noises in the joints when opening and closing, ear ringing and pain, headaches and migraines, sore-tired jaw and neck muscles. Many of these symptoms are often overlooked by other doctors and people may suffer or undergo treatment with prescription medication for multiple years without realizing that there is a structural problem that can be resolved.
For a more detailed evaluation please contact our office at +1 714-529-2626
Dentures are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth; they are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity.
Conventional dentures are removable.
However, there are many different denture designs, some which rely on bonding or clasping onto teeth or dental implants.
There are two main categories of dentures, the distinction being whether they are used to replace missing teeth on the mandibular arch or on the maxillary arch.
Composite Fillings are also known as “white fillings”.
Composite fillings are a mixture of glass or quartz filler in a resin medium that produces a tooth-colored filling. They are sometimes referred to as composites or filled resins.
Composite fillings provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small-to-mid size restorations that need to withstand moderate chewing pressure.
Composites have huge advantages over silver fillings. Since silver does not stick to teeth, entirely healthy tooth structure is usually removed to keep a silver filling in place.
Composites permit your cosmetic dentist to remove only the decayed area of your tooth. Unlike silver fillings, composite fillings expand just like your teeth and are much less likely to cause cracks in your tooth.
Also amalgam/ silver fillings last about seven years, while composites last about seven to eleven years.