Delicate Dental Arts
Professionals Dedicated to your Comfort.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

The more you know about dental care and oral health, the better qualified you’ll be to make decisions at the dentist. These interesting articles will help you gain perspective on some of the most popular dental topics. Of course, if you have any questions, give us a call!

Other

Yes.

We will file your out-of-network claim, and we are preferred providers with many insurance companies. Call our Encinitas dental office for more information. Our insurance expert will be happy to explain your coverage and predetermine benefits for you.

We accept cash, checks, major credit cards, and financing through CareCredit, Chase Health Advance, and Citi Health Card.

Visit these companies online to prequalify for a line of credit.

For significant treatment plans, we sometimes see patients after normal business hours. To review our office hours and contact us with questions, visit our Contact page.

Our practice is different because we want the best for you. We want to give you choices and listen to what you feel is best for you. We offer the best biocompatible materials in a soothing environment. We have headphones to block out the noise, aromatherapy to diminish the smell, memory foam chairs, and lots of financial options. Our equipment is state-of-the-art to give you the best quality treatment. You deserve a spa-like atmosphere with a gentle, professional care. Come feel and see the difference.

Sleep Apnea & Snoring Therapy

Snoring is a sign that your spouse is not breathing properly, and it may cause serious risks to his or her health.

One out of eight people who snore have sleep apnea, a serious medical condition that increases risks of heart attack and stroke. Individuals with sleep apnea don’t realize it, but while they sleep, the oxygen flow to the brain and heart stops completely for up to ten seconds. This can cause serious damage to the body, in addition to causing daytime drowsiness and irritability.

A sleep study will reveal whether your spouse has a snoring or sleep apnea issue.

Treatment generally falls into three categories: medical, dental, and surgical.

Medical treatment involves a bedside air generator, which is connected to a facial mask that delivers a constant flow of air to the lungs. This is known as continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). For individuals with CPAP intolerance, custom oral appliances have been developed and can be prescribed by Dr. Nguyen. This treatment is known as oral appliance therapy (OAT). The third option is surgery or a combination of surgeries that may include jaw repositioning or removal of excess throat tissue.

Smile Makeovers

Absolutely.

In fact, modern technology and dental materials have given us a few options for smile previews. 

Cosmetic dentistry is an investment in your image, your self-confidence, and your self-esteem. Before you make a final decision, it's wise to know exactly what to expect!

Dr. Nguyen can use digital photography and special software to create a preview of your potential smile. A diagnostic wax model can also reveal what your new smile would look like. In some cases, we might place temporary restorations so that patients can test drive a full set of veneers before the final restorations are placed.

These decisions will be made between you and Dr. Nguyen. Your needs and goals are what ultimately matters, and she will always listen carefully to you to make sure that we are accomplishing the things that you want to accomplish. We believe that your dentist should be your partner in health care, and we'll always take the time to inform you and provide you with education about your options and what you can expect so you can make smarter decisions. 

If you're thinking about making a change to your smile, we hope that you will give us a call to schedule a consultation and learn more.

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