Frequently asked questions

1. Q. I have a crown that needs to be replaced, but I am unconvinced of the process and would like to have my new permanent crown delivered to me fast. How can you help?

   A. We are pleased to offer CEREC restoration services. It means that in just about an hour you can have a crown! There are no temporaries and no need for a second visit. It's a precise fit. CEREC is less invasive and delivers durable, natural looking crowns in a snap. You can say goodbye to gooey impressions, touchy temporaries, and ill-fitting permanent crowns because CEREC uses digital imaging so you get a precise fit without all the mess. In addition, CEREC inlays and onlays are metal free, so all you see in the mirror is natural tooth color. They're an excellent alternative to conventional fillings and crowns.

2. Q. I am missing several teeth. A friend told me that she recently had implants to replace her missing teeth and is very happy. What are implants? Is service offered in your practice?

   A. Implants are prosthesis placed at the missing tooth area to function and look just like your own. Depending on the oral condition, implants may be placed on the same day of having a tooth extracted and completely finished on the same day with a permanent crown. Please give us a call for your complimentary consultation.

3. Q. At what age should my child come in for their very first dental check-ups?

   A. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends children to have their first dental check-ups by the age of one year old.

4. Q. What do I do if I have an emergency when the office is closed?

   A. Our office has 24-hour hot line and the doctors are always on call for emergencies.

5. Q. I really do not like visiting the dentist. Is there anything you can do to help me relax?

   A. We make every effort to make your visit soothing and relaxing! Nitrous oxide can be administered safely and comfortably to you through a nose piece. For some of our most nervous patients, oral sedation is available. Our friendly staff is always here to serve you and make you comfortable. Talk to us about your anxiety and we can be extra sensitive to your needs, as appropriate.

6. Q. My spouse snores and keeps me up at night. I have heard a dentist might be able to prescribe an appliance that prevents snoring. Can you help?

   A. Yes, we can! We offer Snoreguards as an effective treatment for patients with snoring and mild to moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea. This patented and FDA approved method works magic in homes where snoring is an issue. Make an appointment or contact us for more information today!

7. Q. I want my front teeth to look better, but I do not want to wear braces. What would you recommend?

   A. You have a few options: traditional orthodontia or the new clear, removable aligning tray series called INVISALIGN. Our patients have been thrilled with Invisalign, which accomplishes the goal of better aligned teeth in a short amount of time (typically nine months to a year). Others who have pressing elements of their decision, such as time, may opt for veneers, which give you the smile you dream of in as few as two visits. Ask us and we can show you before & after photos of smiles so you can imagine your better looking front teeth with more vivid detail!

8. Q. How can I quickly whiten my teeth?

   A. We offer ZOOM in-office whitening options. Make an appointment today and we'll look at what the best option for you might be.

9. Q. What makes you different than any other dental practice I can visit?

   A .Our number one goal is for you to have a great visit. It starts with a sincerely interested person greeting you when you call. Then, you'll have a personal introduction when you arrive. We make sure you're 100% comfortable with every procedure we propose. We take care of all of the little things that can make a difference in our patient's day. We build time into our schedule for personal conversations with you that result in a powerful rapport and trust, allowing you to take confidence in the excellent dentistry we offer. We are trained in caring not only about your teeth but who you are, what your desires and needs are, and how you like to be treated. We could try to describe the difference all day, but we'd love more than anything to show you! Make an appointment today!
Dr. Wayne Wu is a dentist in Irvine. We provide all dental treatments including cleaning, veneers, cosmetic dentistry, crowns, extractions, implants, pediatric, orthodontics, periodontal and holistic protocols.