Our Services

Family dental practice for every situation.

Phan Dental is about much more than repairing a cavity.

Phan Dental is an full service dental-care clinic that is here to provide  an array of services to care for patients throughout their lives.

“We are a family dental practice but we can care for someone from 4 to 104. The whole family can be treated at the same location for most dental situations .”

Service features of Phan Dental include:

  • General Family Dentistry, including cleanings, fillings and root canals.
  • Dental Hygiene Services
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Dental Implants
  • Emergency Dentistry
  • Invisalign
  • Oral sedation dentistry. Patients who are nervous or who might require major work are given an oral sedative to allow for a more comfortable visit.
  • Cosmetic dentistry – everything to give you a “smile makeover” including orthodontics, implant supported dentures, implants, cosmetic veneers and crowns.
  • Root Canal Therapy

More About Specific Services:

Invisalign Invisible Braces

The Invisalign systems uses a series of clear, removable aligners to move your teeth over time to give you the smile you deserve!

Your Invisalign treatment will consist of a series of aligners that you switch out about every two weeks.

Each aligner is individually manufactured with exact calculations to gradually shift your teeth into place. And since your Invisalign system is custom-made for your teeth and your teeth only – based on a plan devised by you and your dentist or orthodontist – you know you’ll end up with a smile that truly fits!

If you’re ready for a smile that transforms your appearance, Invisalign is your answer. Although there are many choices out there, no other works as effortlessly as the Invisalign system.

Invisalign is a great way to transform your smile without interfering with your day-to-day life

What are the Benefits of Invisalign?

It will fit your lifestyle!

Invisalign can easily find a place within your lifestyle. Since it’s virtually invisible, you can go about your daily routine with almost no one even knowing you’re correcting your smile. And the ability to remove your aligners is an advantage other treatments can’t offer.

You can smile healthy

It’s easy to see that a straight, well-aligned smile looks great. But that kind of smile often means it’s also a healthy smile. So put yourself in a healthy state of mind, and take a look at the many benefits of a properly aligned smile.

You can have healthier gums

Signs of periodontal disease, such as swollen gums and redness, can surface due to teeth that are crowded or too widely spaced. Clinical studies have shown that when teeth are properly aligned, it helps the gums fit tighter around the teeth, which can lead to better periodontal health. Since the Invisalign system’s greatest advantage is its ability to align teeth, your gum health may improve after Invisalign treatment. And since you can brush and floss normally with Invisalign, unlike with traditional braces, you can more easily prevent tooth decay and related periodontal disease.

You will have easier cleanings

One of the Invisalign system’s best qualities is that it uses no metal bands, brackets, or wires that may trap food and plaque like traditional braces do. And since the removable nature of Invisalign allows you to maintain good oral hygiene habits, you may also reduce chances of plaque buildup, tooth decay, and periodontal disease.

You will have improved chewing and speech

When you leave incorrectly positioned teeth and jaws untreated, it can lead to speech difficulties and uncomfortable chewing issues. Invisalign treatment can improve both of these problems by giving you better-aligned teeth and jaws.

Maintain comfort and tooth structure

Misaligned teeth and jaws can result in abnormal stress. This can cause painful trauma to supporting bone and jaw joints. These issues can also cause abnormal wear on your teeth, which can trigger continued problems in the future.

Dental Implants

Dental Implants are small, titanium, screw-shaped threaded cylinders that are placed into the bone in the upper (Maxillary) and/or lower (Mandibular) arches of the mouth. They are used to replace one or many missing teeth, or to stabilize dentures. Titanium is an inert metal that is capable of creating a very tight bond with bone. Titanium is used in other operations such as knee or hip replacements — so it is a proven surgical component.

The implant acts like the root of a natural tooth, and bone actually forms around a special coating on the implant to hold the implant firmly in place. This process is referred to as osseointegration. A crown, with the look, feel, and function of a natural tooth is then affixed to an abutment which is connected to the implant. The ‘abutment’ is simply a small connecting piece between the implant and the crown.

In cases where there are multiple missing teeth, or where the patient has previously had dentures, multiple implants are placed in the mouth to allow for implant-supported crowns or bridges, ball abutment retained overdentures, and/or bar-supported overdentures.

The success rate for dental implants is very high; and, with proper care, good dental hygiene, and a healthy life style, it is rare that implants will fail. Over the past 30 years, hundreds of thousands of implants have been placed. Many of the ‘original’ implants are still functioning without problems. Technology and procedures have advanced significantly since the first implants were placed. The success rate is now in the 95%+ range. Some reasons for failed implants can be attributed to an unhealthy lifestyle (smoking), or to poor dental hygiene.

What are the benefits of Dental Implants?

  • There is a significant improvement in the overall quality of life for patients who have implant-supported or retained dentures, as opposed to standard or conventional (free-floating) dentures.
  • Implants maintain, or realign, facial structure and profile, and preserve bone.
  • Dental Implants are easy to clean, and do not decay.
  • Implants help to preserve adjacent natural teeth. With an implant-supported bridge, there is no need to stress or traumatize adjacent natural teeth in order to hold the bridge in place. Traditional removable partial dentures also place stress forces on the remaining natural teeth.
  • Implant-supported crowns and bridges have a longer functioning life than conventional crowns and bridges placed over natural tooth structure.
  • Implants help to prevent the appearance of premature aging due to bone loss. Osteoporosis can accelerate bone loss with patients using standard or conventional dentures.
  • Patients who wear conventional full dentures often experience difficulty eating, speaking and smiling. Dental Implant-supported dentures virtually eliminate embarrassing denture slippage. The implants ‘anchor’ the dentures.
  • Implants are cost effective when taking into account the functioning life of the dental implant.

Implant-Supported Dentures

An implantsupported denture is a type of overdenture that is supported by and attached to implants. A regular denture rests on the gums, and is not supported by implants. An implantsupported denture is used when a person doesn’t have any teeth in the jaw, but has enough bone in the jaw to support implants.

Cosmetic Veneers

Cosmetic Veneers is a layer of material placed over a tooth, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth or to protect the tooth’s surface from damage. There are two main types of material used to fabricate a veneer: composite and dental porcelain. A composite veneer may be directly placed (built-up in the mouth), or indirectly fabricated by a dental technician in a dental lab, and later bonded to the tooth, typically using a resin cement such as Panavia. In contrast, a porcelain veneer may only be indirectly fabricated. Full veneer crown is described as “A restoration that covers all the coronal tooth surfaces (Mesial, Distal, Facial, Lingual and Occlusal)”. Laminate veneer, on the other hand, is a thin layer that covers only the surface of the tooth and generally used for aesthetic proposes

Single-Visit Crowns

Advantages of CEREC One Visit Crowns

CEREC is a remarkable technology that has come of age in dentistry. Although most people don’t know about it, CEREC has been around for more than 25 years, and its users continue to grow in number. CEREC gets more popular because:

  • One visit crowns are much more convenient
  • There is no need for a potentially poor-fitting and -wearing temporary crown
  • The all-ceramic restoration is highly aesthetic
  • CEREC restorations can be custom stained and glazed in office
  • CEREC restorations have a comparable life expectancy to other dental restorations 

No second visit, no second shot, no temps, no waiting and a superior result!

What is meant by “Single-visit dentistry”? Well, first let’s do a brief review of the history of dental technology so we can compare where we came from to where we are. Teeth can be rehabilitated in a number of different ways depending on many factors including the location of the tooth, the extent of the damage or decay to the tooth, the bite of the person and esthetic concerns. In most cases, small problems can be repaired with “fillings” or resin-bonded composites as they’re technically known. These have always been procedures that were started and finished in the same appointment because the materials are easy to work with and placed directly into the tooth itself.

Now, larger problems are more complicated of course. These include back teeth with very large cavities, fractures or history of a root canal. This also includes front teeth with the same type problems or front teeth that are in need of cosmetic rehabilitation. In these cases, filling materials cannot be used. Instead, the dentist must use materials that are stronger, more durable and esthetic such as porcelain. For over a century, the only way to create a porcelain restoration for a tooth or teeth was to first prepare the teeth (shave them down slightly), take a “mold” or impression from which a stone model was created and then a dental laboratory technician would slowly and carefully add layers of porcelain over the stone model of the tooth or teeth until the finished restorations were made. This process took anywhere from one week to six weeks depending on the size of the case to be done and the laboratory. During this time, the patient walked around with temporary restorations made of acrylic or an acrylic blend material. Often times, these “temps” would come off, break or be uncomfortable. So, dentists dreamt of a way to create permanent porcelain restorations the same day as the tooth preparation to completely do away with the second visit and the need for temps. There are many other biological and technical advantages to outfitting a tooth with its permanent restoration the same day as preparation but the two above are the most important from the patient’s perspective.

Porcelain Restorations in Minutes!

So over the years, technology has been innovated and updated to get to the point we’re at today. Now, we have the ability to create porcelain restorations not only in the same appointment but in minutes. Restoring a single tooth with its permanent porcelain restoration can now be done in a single visit in less than an hour. Even larger cases with a high esthetic concern can now be started and completed in the same day; no need for molds, temps, multiple visits and of course, multiple injections. How is this possible you ask? These procedures are now possible using the same technology that has innovated so many other industries, CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing).

The procedure starts the same way as a conventional procedure. The teeth are made numb and prepared. Instead of taking a mold, an image of the teeth is scanned using an LED camera. This is obviously much faster and more tolerable to the patient than a mold. A PC then creates a 3D model of the teeth and a porcelain restoration is created using specially designed software. Once it is designed, the restoration is created in a separate machine in a matter of minutes. Once the restoration is taken out of the machine, it is ready for permanent cementation on the tooth in anywhere from two to fifteen minutes and that’s it! No second visit, no second shot, no temps, no waiting and a superior result!

You might be wondering if the computer-made restorations are as good as man-made. That is an important concern for the dentist as well who is the one that must stand by the work. These CADCAM restorations are some of the most intensely and comprehensively researched, studied and scrutinized innovations in medicine and all the data results in the same statistic. CADCAM restorations are at clinically equivalent to man-made restorations but in most cases found to be clinically superior to man-made restorations in terms of fit, accuracy, durability and esthetics.

Oral Sedation

At Phan Dental Design we understand that many people experience fear and anxiety when they visit the dentist. This fear or anxiety can prevent many people from going to the dentist and keeping them from getting the necessary dental treatment in a comfortable fashion.

Don’t let dental anxiety keep you from regular dental care any longer!  

If you or someone you know has a high level of anxiety about visiting the dentist, hates needles, hates the noises and smells associated with a dental office, or are ashamed or embarrassed by their teeth, they may be a candidate for sleep or sedation dentistry. 

Sedation dentistry will allow you to remain calm, relaxed and comfortable during any dental procedure you may need. Depending on the level of sedation dentistry you choose, you will have very little or no memory of the treatment provided.