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Invisalign, Veneers, Tooth Extractions: What do You Need?

At Orchid Dental Group, we strive to offer our Sacramento and Natomas patients an array of dental procedures to best meet your individual needs.  As a dentist in Sacramento, Dr. Yen Lieu maintains an up-to-date dental practice that offers an array of services, including Invisalign, veneers and tooth extractions in Sacramento.
Let’s take a closer look at Invisalign, tooth extractions and veneers in Sacramento to find what might best meet your dental needs.

A Straighter Smile with Sacramento Invisalign 

When it comes to straightening your teeth as a teenager or an adult in Sacramento, Invisalign allows you to re-align your smile without feeling self-conscious. Invisalign’s clear aligners keep you going throughout your busy schedule without anyone noticing you are undergoing treatment. sacramento invisalign treatment
Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth with the use of a series of custom-made aligners.  These aligners are specifically made for you and you only.  Each aligner is made of a smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you simple wear over your teeth.  By wearing Invisalign patients in Sacramento don’t have to worry about metal brackets to attach or wires to tighten, making for an easy treatment. Just pop in a new set of aligners every two weeks until your treatment is complete.


An A-List Worthy Smile with Sacramento Veneers

You shouldn’t have to put up with gaps in your teeth or with teeth that are stained, badly shaped or crooked.  Today, Dr. Yen Lieu offers patients in Sacramento veneers to correct nature’s mistake or the results of an injury to help you achieve a beautiful smile.
Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted of tooth-colored materials that are designed to cover the front side of your teeth for an improved appearance.  These shells are bonded to the front of your teeth in order to change their color, shape, size, or length.
For patients in Sacramento, veneers can typically fix:
  • Teeth that are discolored
  • Worn down teeth
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped teeth
  • Teeth with gaps

A Look at Sacramento Tooth Extractions

Do you have a tooth that is broken or damaged by decay?  If so, Dr. Yen Lieu, your Sacramento dentist, will try to fix it with a filling, crown or other treatment.  Sometimes, though, if there is too much damage for the tooth to be repaired, Dr. Lieu may need to extract your tooth. 
Many dentists recommend extracting impacted teeth that are only partially erupted as bacteria can enter around a partially erupted tooth and cause an infection, which can extend into the surrounding bone and become extremely serious.  Impacted teeth continue trying to break through the gum tissue even if there is not enough room to accommodate them. 
The continued pressure caused by this attempted eruption can eventually damage the roots of nearby teeth.  Removing a tooth that is impacted can often prevent infection, damage to adjacent teeth and bone, and save pain in the years to come. 

Visit us at Orchid Dental Group for more information about Invisalign, veneers and tooth extractions in Sacramento. Dr. Yen Lieu will work with you to determine the best procedure. 

Summertime in Sacramento and Natomas means outdoor adventures, and barbeques. With those summertime events you may find yourself drinking soda or other sugary drinks. You may even spend more time enjoying sugary snacks, such as cotton candy, ice cream and other treats from festivals. While these may all taste good, Dr. Yen Lieu, dentist serving Sacramento & Natomas, offers friendly advice on how to protect your teeth from sugar. Sacramento Dentistry

The sugar content that you consume has a big effect on the health of your teeth and gums. At Orchid Dental Group, we want you to smile big and bright all summertime, even when enjoying your favorite summer activities. When bacteria comes into contact with sugar in the mouth, acid is produced, which attacks the teeth for 20 minutes or more—eventually resulting in tooth decay. When tooth decay is not properly treated it can progress and worsen, which might cause you to lose a tooth or require a tooth extraction in Sacramento.

Drinking sugar-filled sodas, sweetened fruit drinks, and non-nutritious snacks can take a toll on your teeth. Foods that contain sugars of any kind can also contribute to tooth decay, but most foods have some type of sugar in them. Rather than avoiding these foods and drinks altogether, Dr. Yen Lieu, dentist serving Natomas & Sacramento, recommends practicing proper oral health care.

Remember to brush your teeth at least twice a day—once in the morning and once at nighttime. Throughout the day if you cannot brush your teeth after food consumption, try rinsing your mouth out with water to remove the excess food stuck to your teeth. Flossing is also an important step you should not skip as it can remove the food your toothbrush misses. Floss is also very easy to carry with you, so that you can remove food caught between your teeth throughout the day.

As always, remember to contact Orchid Dental Group at (916) 928-4444 to schedule your regular checkup with Dr. Yen Lieu, Sacramento cosmetic dentist, so that you can maintain a healthy smile all year long.