Dentist in Alhambra, CA
He has a widespread reputation as a lecturer and teacher both to undergraduate and postgraduate students. See Member & Lectures in left column) The main reason he has served as faculty at the USC School of Dentistry is that he believes the finest way to learn more is to teach. He incorporates stringent academic standards of diagnosis and treatment to his private practice. For example, he examines each patient from every relevant aspect, which generally takes one hour, or more.
read moreAll patients, including the hypersensitive or highly anxious patients with dental fear or dental phobia ("dental cowards" - "dental chickens"), will always find a warm, friendly welcome from our dedicated, caring staff. Your every need and concern will be addressed with deep respect and consideration. If you are anxious, have dental fear or dental phobia you've come to the right place. Dr. Chao has been known over the years to adapt proven, innovative techniques for achieving anxiety relief and profound anesthesia into his treatment of hypersensitive patients.
Dentistry for Ultrasensitive Patients
read moreTechnological advances in dental anesthesiology have been integrated into Dr. Chao's patient care, so that even the most sensitive and anxious patients, in a short time, actually look forward to and enjoy their visits with us. Total patient ease and comfort is the central theme of our practice. This theme extends to the way our staff answers your first call, the way you are warmly greeted, to the professionalism used to communicate with you regarding your needs and concerns. Since 1974 thousands of fearful patients have been successfully treated by mean of "iatro-sedation" at USC School of Dentistry, whose Behavior Science Section, under the direction and stewardship of the late Dr. Nathan Friedman, a pioneering periodontist and USC professor of dentistry developed this groundbreaking curriculum in the 1960's aimed at helping apprehensive patients overcome their fear of dental treatment.
read moreHave you ever felt that you have become "long in the tooth?" Do you show too much teeth, look too "toothy, " your "teeth seem really long" or that the "roots of your teeth are exposed"? Many times this can be caused from recession of your gums. Gum recession is a fairly common consequence of overly aggressive tooth brushing, grinding your teeth, or periodontal disease. Common side effects are sensitivity to hot or cold liquids. Over-brushing your teeth can occur with overly vigorous brushing, as you know.
Needle Free Dentistry
read moreAir abrasion is a conservative, less traumatic alternative to the high- speed drill. It allows to selectively remove decay, leaving healthier tooth structure. The procedure can often be done without anesthesia. Without a shot you will have fewer visits to Dr. Chao, because more than one restoration can be done at one time. Dr. Chao uses Oraqix - the first FDA approved needle-free subgingival (below the gumline) anesthetic agent providing patients an option in anesthesia for scaling and/or root planing procedures.
One Day Smile Makeover
read moreAfter: Elongated tooth saved by reshaping tooth (coronoplasty) & cosmetically enhanced with a direct veneer. Anterior teeth stabilized by "splinting", ie., bonding teeth together. What is One Day Smile Makeover? One Day Smile Makeover is a trademarked, proprietary art and science of creating a virtual facelift by restoring cosmetic form and maximum function through the creation of new dentures. Most often patients also chosen to stabilize these dentures with "mini-implants." With the use of mini-implants the change in appearance and function becomes even more dramatic and life-changing, according to many of our patients.
Instant Mini Implant Dentures
read moreWhat are immediate mini denture implants? Immediate Denture Implants consist of a miniature titanium implant that acts like the root of your tooth and a retaining fixture that is incorporated into the base of your denture. The head of the implant is shaped like a ball, and the retaining fixture (housing) acts like a socket that contains a rubber O-ring. The O-ring of the housing snaps over the ball when the denture is seated and holds the denture at a predetermined level of force. When seated, the denture gently rests on the gum tissue.
read moreHaving a great smile can go a long way in boosting your confidence and self esteem because it will make you look younger and much more attractive. These are completely comfortable procedures that will only take two or three visits to accomplish. You can look forward to looking and feeling great.
read moreWhere a minor correction is not sufficient to obtain great results, dental veneers can be a consideration. Veneers are basically porcelain shells that are meant to correct imperfections in color, shade, shape or arrangement of the front teeth. There are numerous techniques and materials by which veneers are made. What is appropriate for you depends on your smile. Dr. Chao will study your smile by various means. Impressions, photographs and X-rays are often needed. From this information Dr. Chao will often do a mock-up with temporary, life-like material directly on your teeth, as if he was doing bonding on your teeth.