Meet the Staff
Meet the Staff
Dr. Mai Diem Nguyen DDS – Family Dentist in 77072
Dr. Mai Diem Nguyen is committed to providing excellence in dentistry, and stands out as a leading family dentist in 77072. The doctor uses the latest in dentistry techniques to provide you with a beautiful and healthy smile. Additionally, Dr. Mai Diem Nguyen believes strongly in education to prevent oral health problems before they occur, and makes sure to keep patients fully informed about their dental health.
I attended UT dental branch in Houston. Dentistry is my passion. I love taking care of patients, seeing them happy and helping them maintain a healthy oral hygiene. I treat patients of all ages, from kids to adults to the elderly. It is important to take pride in the quality of your work because it reflects who you are as a person. It is also important to establish an honest and trusting relationship with your patients by giving them different treatment options to choose from. For me, building a long term relationship is much more valuable than a short term gain. I love people in general. I also love the fact that we are all different and that what makes the world such an interesting place to live.
Meet Our Friendly Houston, TX Dental Office Staff
The first thing you’ll notice when you walk into our Houston family dental practice is the incredibly friendly and inviting atmosphere. Members of our staff have been hand-picked to provide you the best possible experience during your visit to the dentist. Learn more about our team below.
Our team specializes in a lot of dental procedures, including some of the most popular cosmetic, restorative, and preventative procedures. The following is a brief overview of some of our dental treatments.
You can schedule regular dental cleanings at our clinic. During a deep teeth cleaning session, our dentist thoroughly cleans your teeth to get rid of bacteria and remove all accumulated plaque and tartar. This prevents gum disease and restores oral health.
Dental Exams and X-Rays
Dental exams and x-rays are necessary to prevent diseases from occurring or to treat gum disease during the early stages. The dentist runs a series of physical tests and imaging tests to look for any anomalies in your teeth. The dentist also runs an oral cancer test to look for cancerous lesions. It’s better to find cancerous lesions at an early stage when they’re highly treatable.
Composite fillings are tooth-colored fillings for cavities in your teeth caused by dental decay and bacterial infection. The dentist has to remove the decayed and infected parts of your teeth and then use composite resin to fill up the cavity.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is a procedure in which the dentist drills into your affected or infected tooth and removes all of the infected pulp and the dead nerves. The hollow pulp chamber is then cleaned and sealed. This procedure is only necessary if the bacterial infection spreads into your pulp chamber. You can avoid it by seeing a dentist and getting fillings the moment you notice cavities or signs of decay.
Tooth extraction is a process in which the dentist physically removes a tooth that’s broken, fractured, rotten, infected, or suffering from other conditions that necessitate removal. This is a last-resort procedure and only done if there’s no other alternatives. If your bacterial infection spreads to your entire tooth, it may be necessary to remove the tooth altogether to prevent the disease from spreading. Wisdom teeth are also sometimes removes because they lead to dental issues.
Porcelain crowns are dental caps made of a tooth-colored porcelain material. The dentist removes the external parts of your existing tooth so that the crown can be fitted over it. This essentially replaces your tooth and transforms its appearance. People get porcelain crowns to protect their weakened teeth after a root canal or for cosmetic reasons.
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure in which the dentist uses a whitening gel made of hydrogen peroxide to remove the surface stains from your enamel, thus making it appear brighter. During this procedure, the dentist applies the whitening gel to your teeth and then uses a special light to activate it. You can also get the dentist to prepare at-home whitening strips so you can do the procedure yourself at home.
Dental bridges are replacements for one or several missing teeth. These are essentially fake teeth made of porcelain, ceramic, or cosmetic resin. The dentist attaches it in the area with the missing teeth and it’s supported on either side by dental crowns or dental implants. If you choose a dental crown-supported dental bridge, then the dentist has to alter your surrounding teeth.
Dental veneers are covers for the face of your teeth. They are tooth-colored covers attached to the surface of your tooth to conceal flaws like chipped teeth, broken teeth, stained teeth, etc. However, the dentist has to remove some of your enamel to attach the veneers.
Dental bonding is a procedure in which the dentist applies a composite resin putty-like substance to the face of your affected teeth. This can transform the external appearance of your teeth and also seal cracks and fractures.
Dental Inlays and Onlays
Dental inlays are tooth-colored fillings for teeth in which the infection hasn’t spread to the cusp of the teeth. Dental onlays are tooth-colored fillings in which the infection has spread to the cusp of the teeth. They can seal cavities and cracks on your teeth.
Dental implants are metal frameworks or posts attached to your jawbone in order to support dental crowns or dental bridges. These are the best replacement for your missing teeth because the jawbone grows around the implant and the fake teeth become a part of your body.
Dentures are removable fake teeth you can wear to replace your missing teeth at a reasonable cost. You can get complete dentures if you’ve lost all your original teeth and you can get partial dentures if you’ve only lost some of your dentures.
Pulpotomy is a procedure in which the dentist drills into your affected tooth to remove the infected pulp and disinfects the nerves. This procedure can only be done if the bacterial infection has spread to the pulp chamber but hasn’t yet killed the nerves.