We offer dentistry with a gentle approach. Our main goal is to make you as comfortable as possible, and at the same time, to give you the best looking smile in the healthiest functioning mouth.
Cosmetic Dentistry

Bleaching - Bleaching lightens surface stains caused by coffee, tea, food, and age. Teeth-whitening or bleaching can be done in office in 45 minutes as seen on TV Extreme Makeover Show.

Porcelain veneers - To enhance a not-so-perfect smile, we offer custom-crafted porcelain veneers that are bonded to your natural teeth. Veneers offer a natural-looking enhancement to the shape, size, color or length of your teeth.

Bonding - Is an excellent way to repair chips or cracks in teeth or change their shape and color, particularly in front teeth. You'll absolutely love your new smile, not to mention an improved self-image.

Tooth Repair

Fillings - When decay createds a cavity in a tooth, the dentist usually fills it with a durable material-most often a composite resin (a tooth-colored plastic), or a metal alloy called amalgam.

Crowns - A crown is a cover for a tooth that's been weakened by decay or by recurrent fillings. A crown may also be required after a root canal or when a tooth has broken or cracked. The most common materials used include gold, porcelain, and metal alloys.

Root Canals - If a tooth's pulp, which contains nerves and blood vessels, becomes infected or damaged because of deep decay or an injury, root-canal treatment may be the only way to save the tooth. The procedure cleans out the pulp chamber and repairs the damage.

Tooth Replacement

Dentures - That are so secure and look so real, just like your natural teeth. Plus, you'll be able to enjoy eating your favorite foods again. We also offer quality partial dentures.

Implants - A viable alternative to dentures, implants are just like having your own teeth! We're certified in restorative care and we'll work with your oral surgeon for a perfect fit and a great smile.

Gums Care

Checking for Periodontal Diseases - During your checkup, Dr. Luu will examine your gums. This is called a periodontal examination. She will use an instrument called a periodontal probe to gently measure the depth of the sulcus surrounding each tooth. The healthy sulcus depth is usually three millimeters or less.

Periodontal diseases cause the sulcus to deepen into a pocket. A periodontal probe can determine whether you have developed any pockets and the depth of those pockets. Generally, the more severe the disease, the deeper the pocket.

Dental X-rays, or radiographs, also may be taken to evaluate the amount of bone supporting the teeth and to detect other problems not visible during the clinical examination. If periodontal disease is diagnosed, Dr. Luu may provide treatment herself or a periodontist, a dentist who specializes in the treatment of periodontal disease.

How are periodontal diseases treated? Treatment methods depend upon the type of disease and how far the condition has progressed.

The first step usually is a thorough cleaning that includes scaling to remove plaque and tartar deposits. The tooth roots also may be planed to smooth the root surface, allowing the gum tissue to heal and reattach to the tooth. In some cases, the occlusion, or bite, may require adjustment.

Dr. Luu also recommend medications to help control infection, pain, or to encourage healing. These medications can be given in various forms: a pill that you would swallow, a liquid mouthrinse, or in a form that the dentist could place directly in the periodontal pocket after scaling and root planing.