Dentistry General

Cosmetic Dentistry

With today’s advancements in cosmetic dentistry, there is no reason you should be hiding your smile. Dr. Foroutan is an experienced and talented cosmetic dentist who can improve your smile appearance the way you deserve. Through the use of our advanced digital technology and a personalized smile design process, we can provide numerous treatment options to give you the smile you’ve always dreamed of…

Dental Crowns

When a tooth is broken down, decayed, fractured or cracked, a crown may be needed to restore the tooth back to its original size, shape, and appearance. Crowns can be made from a variety of materials and the dentists at Newport Beach Dentistry will take necessary factors into consideration to make sure you receive the…

Dental Implants

What is now considered the standard for treating missing teeth, dental implants offer both exceptional function and esthetics. Since the first implant was placed in 1965, the technology has been perfected and success rates exceed the 95% range. Dental implants are used to completely replace a missing tooth or multiple teeth. A small titanium screw…

Veneers and Laminates

One of the quickest and most effective ways to transform your smile is with porcelain veneers. For patients that want to change the size, shape or color of their smile, porcelain veneers are the treatment of choice. Veneers are ceramic shells bonded to the outer portion of your teeth that blend in to your natural…

Dental Exams and Cleaning

At Newport Beach Dentistry, we are committed to the health and longevity of your smile. In doing so, provide the highest standards in routine, preventative care. Optimal oral health is achieved and maintained through professional dental exams and cleanings on a regular basis. During these six-month dental checkups, our skilled dentists will examine all aspects…

Full & Partial Dentures

Advice and Tips for New Wearers: Dentures are removable false teeth which are designed to replace missing teeth. If you are in need of dentures, your dentist may recommend a complete or full set, or partial dentures. Which dentures he recommends depends entirely upon the number of teeth that have been lost. Over the years,…

General Dentistry

Every person has their own unique dental story. At Newport Beach Dentistry, we make it a priority to provide you with the best possible oral health. Dr. Foroutan provides a full range of general dental services to meet your individual needs, including professional cleanings, tooth-colored fillings, porcelain crowns, and other treatments. It is our goal to make sure that our patients are provided with the best dental care available in a comfortable and friendly environment.

Root Canals

When a tooth has become badly decayed or infected, a root canal is the treatment used to save and repair it. The root canal procedure involves removing the pulp and nerve of the tooth, and then cleaning and sealing the pulp chamber. Without the root canal procedure, the tissue around the tooth can become infected,…

Teeth Whitening

If you are unhappy with the color of your teeth or your smile isn’t as bright as you would like, then you might consider teeth whitening. Teeth can appear dull or become yellow due to a variety of factors, which may or may not be under your control. As you age, it is common to…

Composite Tooth-Colored Fillings

Tooth colored fillings, also known as composite fillings, or white fillings, are a plastic and glass mixture made to look like a natural tooth, used to restore teeth that are decayed. Use of them falls under the category of cosmetic dentistry, since they are intended to improve the smile of a person by changing the…

Tooth Extractions

Although they are made to last a lifetime, it may become necessary at some point in time to pull one or more teeth. There are several reasons for this. The most common reason is that the tooth has become too badlydamaged by tooth decay or trauma to be saved. Here are some reasons tooth extractions…

Dental Health and Your Diet

Your body works hard to convert the foods you eat into energy. You may not think twice about what you are eating – especially when it comes to grabbing an afternoon snack or sipping on a vanilla latte on your commute. But the food you put in your mouth affects more than just your waistline.…

Bad Breath

Having bad breath can be an embarrassing problem – especially if you are regularly face to face with other people. Known professionally as halitosis, bad breath plagues many people every day. Most cases of bad breath can be remedied by efficiently brushing the teeth. However, some types of bad breath are chronic or recurring, which…

How to Brush Your Teeth

Brushing your teeth is probably a standard part of your daily routine, but chances are you aren’t following the American Dental Association’s guidelines for cleaning your teeth properly. The ADA currently recommends that you brush your teeth at minimum of two times each day – preferably morning and night or anytime you eat foods that…

Electric Brush vs. Manual Brushes

Preventative dentistry is about more than just visiting your dentist twice yearly for an exam and thorough cleaning. In fact, the majority of your preventative care is done at-home as a part of your normal hygienic routine. Many residents use manual toothbrushes to remove debris and plaque from their teeth. However, electric brushes have become…

How to Floss Your Teeth

Flossing is an important part of an oral hygiene routine, but research suggests that fewer than half of Americans do so daily. Flossing is simple and only takes an extra couple of minutes per day. Developing a healthy habit of flossing can prevent tooth decay and gum disease, and it may allow you to keep…

Fluoride and Decay Prevention

Fluoride is a naturally occurring element that has been shown to help strengthen teeth in children and also prevent decay in people of all ages. Topical fluoride, in particular is helpful for promoting oral health. The American Dental Association has publicly endorsed the use of fluoride for the prevention of dental caries, as has the…

Dentistry Post-Op Questions

If you are undergoing a dental procedure or operation, you will be given a set of post-operative instructions to abide by in the hours, days, and weeks after your treatment. Following these instructions is essential to preventing infections in surgical sites, protecting restorations, and minimizing the possibility of experiencing complications. Post-operative instructions vary from procedure…

Removable Dentures

Dentures are removable tooth prosthetics designed to look and function like natural teeth. For thousands of years, some form of denture has been used to fill in the gaps left by missing teeth, although today’s dentures are much more advanced and easier to care for. Most dentures are composed of replacement teeth attached to plastic…

Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays are dental restorations that are more extensive than dental fillings but less so than caps and crowns. They are typically formed in a dental lab and are made of gold, porcelain or resin depending on the patient’s needs and aesthetic goals. An inlay refers to a restoration that is formed to fit…

TMJ Treatment

TMJ refers to the temporomandibular joint, which is the bone structure, muscles and connective tissues that surround the jaw and control chewing. When patients experience disorders of this joint, they are said to have a temporomandibular joint disorder or TMD. Symptoms of TMD include pain and tenderness near the jaw, as well as popping or clicking…

Sports Mouth Guard

Dental mouth guards have long been used to protect the teeth, gums and supporting tissues from damage, injury and trauma. There are two types of sports mouth guards – over the counter and custom. While OTC guards are helpful for occasional use, many dental patients require the benefit of a customized dental mouth guard fitted…

Dental X-Rays

For years, dental x-rays have been used to diagnose oral health complications and detect decaying or damaged teeth. X-rays provide a unique view of the mouth that isn’t possible with a visual exam alone. When x-rays are taken, the teeth and bones absorb the majority of the ray, making them highly visible on film or…

Provisional Restorations

Provisional restorations are often used during complex restorative dental procedures to serve as temporary prosthetic replacements while patients wait for a permanent restoration. Provisional restorations offer patients to try-out the look and feel of the final prosthetic and make any necessary changes before the final fabrication and fitting. Unlike temporary prosthetics of the past, modern…

PFM Restorations

Porcelain fused to metal, or PFM restorations have been a standard in restorative dentistry for more than three decades. During that time, dentists around the world have adopted PFM crowns and bridges due to the versatility for use, as well as their ability to be matched to surrounding teeth. PFM crowns provide an excellent balance…

Bite Guards

A bite guard is a dental appliance custom-fit to a patient’s teeth. Bite guards serve varying purposes and are often recommended for use in patients of all ages. It is important that bite guards be professionally fit, rather than purchased over the counter, as this ensures maximum comfort and protection during wear. Professional dental guards…

Dentures

Dentures are an effective and affordable way of replacing missing teeth. Composed of a durable plastic resin and sometimes porcelain, both partial and full dentures can be fabricated to look and feel natural. Today’s dentures are custom-fit to make it possible to eat foods with confidence and speak articulately. Depending on the patient’s preferences and…

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are clear coatings applied to the surfaces of a child’s molars to prevent the development of tooth decay. They work by preventing food and plaque from resting in the grooves and crevices of molars – an area especially susceptible to cavities. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, nearly 1 in 3 U.S.…

Digital X-Rays

Digital x-rays are a more streamlined way of taking dental radiographs. Like traditional x-rays, digital versions provide an in-depth view of the structures of the mouth, helping dentists detect complications and develop effective modes of treatment. Digital x-rays are capable of revealing hidden caries, bone erosion, and even tooth decay hiding beneath restorations. Requiring less…

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