Sleep Apnea Treatment

It's More Than Just Snoring. Sleep Apnea Can Have Life-Altering Effects on Your Health and Well-Being.

What is sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that happens when a person’s breathing is interrupted during sleep. People with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times during the night.

The Dangers of Untreated Sleep Apnea

If it’s not treated, sleep apnea can cause a number of health problems, including:

  • hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • stroke
  • cardiomyopathy (enlargement of the muscle tissue of the heart)
  • heart failure 
  • diabetes
  • heart attacks
  • job impairment
  • work-related accidents 
  • motor vehicle crashes
  • underachievement in school in children and adolescents

What causes sleep apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by a blockage of the airway, usually when the soft tissue in the rear of the throat collapses during sleep. Central sleep apnea is usually observed in patients with central nervous system dysfunction, such as following a stroke or in patients with neuromuscular diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease). It is also common in patients with heart failure and other forms of heart, kidney or lung disease.

What are the symptoms of sleep apnea?

The most common signs and symptoms of OSA include:
  • Snoring.
  • Daytime sleepiness or fatigue.
  • Restlessness during sleep, frequent nighttime awakenings.
  • Sudden awakenings with a sensation of gasping or choking.
  • Dry mouth or sore throat upon awakening.
  • Cognitive impairment, such as trouble concentrating, forgetfulness or irritability.
  • Mood disturbances (depression or anxiety).
  • Night sweats.
  • Frequent nighttime urination.
  • Sexual dysfunction.
  • Headaches.
Symptoms in children may not be as obvious and include:
  • Poor school performance.
  • Sluggishness or sleepiness, often misinterpreted as laziness in the classroom.
  • Daytime mouth breathing and swallowing difficulty.
  • Inward movement of the ribcage when inhaling.
  • Unusual sleeping positions, such as sleeping on the hands and knees, or with the neck hyper-extended.
  • Excessive sweating at night.
  • Learning and behavioral disorders (hyperactivity, attention deficits).
  • Bedwetting.

Enter the Vivos System

An important breakthrough in sleep and airway medicine

More than one billion people suffer from mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea. We are here to help.

 

The Vivos System, available through Dental Matrix, is an advanced therapeutic protocol, which combines the use of oral appliance specifications developed by Vivos and prescribed by specially-trained dentists like Dr. Quinn Yu in cooperation with their medical colleagues.

The Vivos System is used to treat mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea, snoring and sleep disordered breathing. Additionally, Vivos is an FDA Specifications Developer for a series of Class I and Class II medical devices which are often prescribed for adjunctive therapies during the course of treatment.

How It Works

Initial Consultation

During your initial consultation, you will undergo a variety of diagnostic procedures including a Head + Neck Examination, CBCT Scan, Photos + Measurements.

Comprehensive Diagnosis

It is important to work with your multidisciplinary healthcare team to arrive at an accurate diagnosis.

Airway Intelligence Report

Once you have completed diagnostic procedures and required tests, we will compile your Airway Intelligence Report which includes Treatment Goals, & Your Custom Treatment Plan.

Life During Treatment

Most treatment plans include lots of healthy sleep and good nutrition for a period of between twelve and twenty-four months. You are unique and your custom treatment plan will be tailored to your particular condition.

Dental Matrix's Commitment to Your Health

Everyone deserves excellent dentistry with a warm, respectful human touch. At Dental Matrix, we believe that prevention and education is key to achieving great oral health. This is why we work with each and every patient to develop and establish a customized dental hygiene plan that incorporates dental exams, digital x-rays, and thorough dental cleanings. If any additional treatments or procedures are needed, we will always thoroughly explain your options and provide professional advice. We want to empower you to make the most informed decision for your well-being.

If you have any questions regarding the general dental services we provide, please call our office at (909) 525-2525.

Patient Resources

Our friendly, courteous staff are ready to answer any questions you may have if you contact us. To save time you can fill out your new patient registration forms online by clicking the button below. We also offer convenient Care Credit Financing options below. We look forward to seeing you in our office!

Evoke Facial Remodeling

Turn back the hands of time and reveal a younger looking you without needles, surgery, or scars.

Evoke is an industry first, remodeling tissues of the face and neck to achieve more defined facial features and jawlines.

WHAT IS EVOKE?

Evoke is an innovative non-invasive solution designed specifically to target facial tissue. It is a quick and easy non-surgical alternative to remodel your face, neck, and jawline. Treatments are customized and tailored to address your specific needs so the end result is a naturally younger looking appearance without downtime.

HOW DOES EVOKE WORK?

Evoke leverages clinically proven radiofrequency technology to deliver volumetric heating to the skin’s subdermal layers. By directly addressing the jowls and neck, Evoke can help you achieve more defined facial characteristics.

Evoke was created and based on the development and clinical success of the proprietary A.C.E. (Acquire, Control and Extend) technology. A.C.E. technology targets deep within the skin to ensure that no areas are under, or over-treated, thereby maximizing results and providing consistent outcomes.

HOW SAFE IS THE TREATMENT?

Evoke is recommended for patients who are seeking non-invasive facial remodeling treatments. Evoke improves blood circulation and will provide a natural-looking younger facial appearance. It is a very safe and effective procedure that can be used on all skin types and skin tones.
Evoke is designed with a Patient Call Button so you can easily pause your treatment at any time and have clinic staff make adjustments to ensure your comfort.

DOES THE EVOKE TREATMENT HURT?

Evoke treatments are very comfortable. During your treatment you can expect a warming of your skin similar to a warm facial. It is a quick and painless treatment that can be done over lunch time. You will be able to sit upright and can surf the internet, read a book, or watch TV, while treatments to restore youth are being performed.

HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE RECOMMENDED?

Your practitioner will recommend the optimal number of sessions to be performed based on your personal objectives. Treatment times and frequency will be specifically tailored to obtain the optimal results. You will begin to see gradual improvements in the treatment area following your first few sessions.

WHAT KIND OF POST PROCEDURE CARE IS REQUIRED?

There is absolutely no recovery period or downtime associated with Evoke. It is a quick and painless treatment that can be done over your lunch time, allowing you to return to your normal activities immediately.

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Results with EVOKE

Dental Matrix's Commitment to Your Health

Everyone deserves excellent dentistry with a warm, respectful human touch. At Dental Matrix, we believe that prevention and education is key to achieving great oral health. This is why we work with each and every patient to develop and establish a customized dental hygiene plan that incorporates dental exams, digital x-rays, and thorough dental cleanings. If any additional treatments or procedures are needed, we will always thoroughly explain your options and provide professional advice. We want to empower you to make the most informed decision for your well-being.

If you have any questions regarding the general dental services we provide, please call our office at (909) 525-2525.

Patient Resources

Our friendly, courteous staff are ready to answer any questions you may have if you contact us. To save time you can fill out your new patient registration forms online by clicking the button below. We also offer convenient Care Credit Financing options below. We look forward to seeing you in our office!

Root Canals

Why are root canals needed?

When a tooth’s pulp becomes infected, a root canal may be necessary to save the tooth. A tooth’s pulp is where the nerve, blood vessels, and connective tissue are housed.

When your pulp becomes inflamed or infected, you will begin to feel symptoms. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, please call us to avoid serious complications.

Toothache

While toothaches can be passing, there are some symptoms that are not to be ignored. Sharp pain in the middle of the night leading to a generalized headache is a warning sign of a more serious issue with your tooth.

Abscess

Common symptoms of an abscess include jaw pain, bad breath, fever, and/or pus.

Sensitivity

Extreme sensitivity to hot and cold foods is a good indicator that you’re dealing with an infection.

Discoloration

Dark discoloration on the tooth points to a deteriorated pulp. This points to severe damage.

When To Contact Us?

Masking the pain using anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen will only worsen your problem. If you notice recurring pain, contact our dentist immediately. It is always better to save a tooth than to have it extracted and replaced. Nothing beats real enamel – despite how far technology has come.

If we suspect your tooth’s root is in danger, we will conduct an x-ray to help confirm the diagnosis. Root canals are often a two-appointment procedure, with the first appointment taking up to an hour to perform. The second appointment is for a dental crown since most of your tooth with be lost during the process and must be capped with a crown to restore its appearance.

Dental Matrix's Commitment to Your Health

Everyone deserves excellent dentistry with a warm, respectful human touch. At Dental Matrix, we believe that prevention and education is key to achieving great oral health. This is why we work with each and every patient to develop and establish a customized dental hygiene plan that incorporates dental exams, digital x-rays, and thorough dental cleanings. If any additional treatments or procedures are needed, we will always thoroughly explain your options and provide professional advice. We want to empower you to make the most informed decision for your well-being.

If you have any questions regarding the general dental services we provide, please call our office at (909) 525-2525.

Patient Resources

Our friendly, courteous staff are ready to answer any questions you may have if you contact us. To save time you can fill out your new patient registration forms online by clicking the button below. We also offer convenient Care Credit Financing options below. We look forward to seeing you in our office!

Dental Fillings

In need of dental fillings in Chino Hills?

Dental fillings are a common treatment for cavities and tooth decay. Fillings are used to prevent minor decay from rapidly spreading bacteria into the tooth’s pulp, thus avoiding a root canal.

To treat a cavity we will remove the decayed portion of the tooth and then “fill” the area on the tooth where the decayed material was removed.

Fillings are also used to repair cracked or broken teeth and teeth that have been worn down from misuse (such as from nail-biting or tooth grinding).

Dental Matrix is your #1 stop for dental fillings in Chino Hills.

Types of dental fillings:

Tooth-colored Composites

Made of composite resin, this filling is a great choice if you want a filling that is the same shade as your teeth. Tooth-colored composites chemically bond to the tooth for added strength.

Dental Amalgam

This is a highly durable filling, often lasting a lifetime for some patients. Commonly referred to as “silver” fillings, dental amalgams are a long-used, trusted filling.

Dental Fillings Procedure

Fillings take no longer than an hour to complete. Composite resin fillings generally take a bit longer than other options, but they come with their own set of benefits. Local anesthesia is applied if necessary to numb the area so that you are comfortable throughout.

What Steps Are Involved in Filling a Tooth?

First, the dentist will use a local anesthetic to numb the area around the tooth to be filled. Next, a drill, air abrasion instrument, or laser will be used to remove the decayed area. The choice of instrument depends on the individual dentist’s comfort level, training, and investment in the particular piece of equipment as well as location and extent of the decay.

Next, your dentist will probe or test the area to determine if all the decay has been removed. Once the decay has been removed, the dentist will prepare the space for the filling by cleaning the cavity of bacteria and debris. If the decay is near the root, your dentist may first put in a liner made of glass ionomer, composite resin, or other material to protect the nerve. Generally, after the filling is in, your dentist will finish and polish it.

Several additional steps are required for tooth-colored fillings and are as follows. After your dentist has removed the decay and cleaned the area, the tooth-colored material is applied in layers. Next, a special light that “cures” or hardens each layer is applied. When the multilayering process is completed, the dentist will shape the composite material to the desired result, trim off any excess material, and polish the final restoration.

Dental Matrix's Commitment to Your Health

Everyone deserves excellent dentistry with a warm, respectful human touch. At Dental Matrix, we believe that prevention and education is key to achieving great oral health. This is why we work with each and every patient to develop and establish a customized dental hygiene plan that incorporates dental exams, digital x-rays, and thorough dental cleanings. If any additional treatments or procedures are needed, we will always thoroughly explain your options and provide professional advice. We want to empower you to make the most informed decision for your well-being.

If you have any questions regarding the general dental services we provide, please call our office at (909) 525-2525.

Patient Resources

Our friendly, courteous staff are ready to answer any questions you may have if you contact us. To save time you can fill out your new patient registration forms online by clicking the button below. We also offer convenient Care Credit Financing options below. We look forward to seeing you in our office!

Dental Implants

Dental implants give you back your smile!

Dental implants have had a considerable impact on modern dentistry, offering a highly viable solution for replacing missing teeth. A dental implant is essentially an artificial tooth that is implanted into your jaw. A dental crown is then capped on top for a complete tooth that looks and even feels like a real tooth.

  • A single tooth
  • Multiple teeth (bridge)
  • All of your teeth (implant dentures/overdentures)

Dental Matrix is a top provider of dental implants in Chino Hills.

Candidates for Dental Implants

Not everyone is a candidate for dental implants, however, a large majority of patients are. In order for an implant to be placed into the jawbone, there must be a sufficient amount of room and bone integrity to hold the implant.

Dental implants have success rates of up to 98 percent, thanks to evolving techniques. They offer superior stability over other traditional options.

Dental implants take time to integrate into your jawbone, which can make the entire process lengthy. A titanium post must be implanted into the jawbone. What follows is a process called osseointegration, which helps the titanium to fuse with the surrounding bone. This process results in a strong bond that is similar to what a real tooth offers. Several months may be required for this step. Next, we place an abutment connector onto the titanium implant where a dental crown can be placed. The dental crown will be made specifically to blend in with your teeth for a complete realistic tooth that looks so close to a real tooth that friends, family, and strangers will not even be able to tell the difference.

Dental Matrix's Commitment to Your Health

Everyone deserves excellent dentistry with a warm, respectful human touch. At Dental Matrix, we believe that prevention and education is key to achieving great oral health. This is why we work with each and every patient to develop and establish a customized dental hygiene plan that incorporates dental exams, digital x-rays, and thorough dental cleanings. If any additional treatments or procedures are needed, we will always thoroughly explain your options and provide professional advice. We want to empower you to make the most informed decision for your well-being.

If you have any questions regarding the general dental services we provide, please call our office at (909) 525-2525.

Patient Resources

Our friendly, courteous staff are ready to answer any questions you may have if you contact us. To save time you can fill out your new patient registration forms online by clicking the button below. We also offer convenient Care Credit Financing options below. We look forward to seeing you in our office!

Dental Crowns

Restore your smile with dental crowns designed to match your existing teeth.

Dental crowns restore a tooth to its full glory – resulting in a truly aesthetically pleasing appearance. There are a few types of dental crowns.

Dental crowns are often chosen based on your needs and budget. Each type comes with it’s own set of advantages. If you are looking for dental crowns in Garden Grove, our team is happy to go over your options with you!

All ceramic or all porcelain crowns:

These types of crowns fully match the color of teeth for a concealed appearance and work very well with those who may have allergies to metal. This is the go-to crown solution for front teeth.

Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns:

This option is very durable and matches the same shade as your teeth. However, they may appear as dark lines around your tooth so many people prefer to use them for back teeth that are not as visible.

All metal crowns:

This option is the most durable of them all at the cost of aesthetic appearance. They do not match the same color as teeth.

Mint Apple Dental is your #1 source for dental crowns in Garden Grove.

Can a Dental Crown Save Your Tooth?

Dental crowns are often used to finish off other procedures, such as dental implants. They also replace severe cases of tooth decay that have resulted in a large amount of tooth loss. Crowns restore form and function to your tooth without the need for an extraction. It is always best to save as much real tooth as possible. Our team will always try our very best to save your real teeth if possible before presenting you the options for dental implants and crowns.

Dental Matrix's Commitment to Your Health

Everyone deserves excellent dentistry with a warm, respectful human touch. At Dental Matrix, we believe that prevention and education is key to achieving great oral health. This is why we work with each and every patient to develop and establish a customized dental hygiene plan that incorporates dental exams, digital x-rays, and thorough dental cleanings. If any additional treatments or procedures are needed, we will always thoroughly explain your options and provide professional advice. We want to empower you to make the most informed decision for your well-being.

If you have any questions regarding the general dental services we provide, please call our office at (909) 525-2525.

Patient Resources

Our friendly, courteous staff are ready to answer any questions you may have if you contact us. To save time you can fill out your new patient registration forms online by clicking the button below. We also offer convenient Care Credit Financing options below. We look forward to seeing you in our office!

Teeth Whitening

Bright, gleaming smiles are always in style.

Teeth whitening is a very popular cosmetic dentistry procedure that improves the appearance of teeth by restoring the enamel to its natural white color. It is estimated that over 100 million Americans whiten their teeth. Our professional teeth whitening is far more powerful and effective than over-the-counter solutions. 

Teeth whitening performed in our dental office is guaranteed to whiten your teeth by at least a few shades. Depending on how severely discolored your teeth are, we will determine how many appointments you will need until your teeth are completely whitened.

There are many sources of tooth discoloration, such as:
  • Coffee
  • Soda
  • Wine
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Dark berries
  • Tea
  • Tobacco (or smoking in general)

How many shades whiter will my teeth get after a professional teeth whitening Chino Hills?

The amount of whitening that can be achieved by a teeth whitening treatment will depend greatly on the original condition of your teeth when you come into our office, and your willingness to give up certain habits that continue to contribute to staining and dulling of tooth enamel, such as smoking and frequent consumption of tea, coffee, or wine.  If you take medications that are known to cause discoloration in tooth enamel, or frequently eat foods with intense coloring, all of these factors may affect your degree of success during treatment.

Nevertheless, an effective and professional tooth whitening procedure performed by our team at our comfortable and relaxing office will produce a dramatic improvement in the appearance of your smile, lightening the color of your teeth by several shades in one session.  Look no further for brilliant teeth whitening in Chino Hills than Dental Matrix!

Dental Matrix's Commitment to Your Health

Everyone deserves excellent dentistry with a warm, respectful human touch. At Dental Matrix, we believe that prevention and education is key to achieving great oral health. This is why we work with each and every patient to develop and establish a customized dental hygiene plan that incorporates dental exams, digital x-rays, and thorough dental cleanings. If any additional treatments or procedures are needed, we will always thoroughly explain your options and provide professional advice. We want to empower you to make the most informed decision for your well-being.

If you have any questions regarding the general dental services we provide, please call our office at (909) 525-2525.

Patient Resources

Our friendly, courteous staff are ready to answer any questions you may have if you contact us. To save time you can fill out your new patient registration forms online by clicking the button below. We also offer convenient Care Credit Financing options below. We look forward to seeing you in our office!

Exams & Cleanings

Prevention is key with regular exams and cleanings.

Why schedule your exam and cleaning today?

The most basic dental appointment is also the most necessary: this is the bi-annual exam and cleaning. Routine exams and cleanings cement a strong base for your oral health. Keeping up with these appointments is important in maintaining exceptional oral health and preventing disease and decay. 

In the long run, these visits will save you time, money, and the headache of dealing with serious oral conditions that can develop when you don’t visit a dentist office regularly. Our staff will do our best to make your visit as comfortable as possible. 

Teeth cleaning and exams to keep your teeth healthy for a lifetime.

What to Expect During Your Visit

Routine dental exams are generally quick and easy. You’ll likely be in and out of the office within 45 minutes to an hour.

Exam

The exam portion of your appointment consists of a few “bite downs” and “open wides”. That’s it. The process of checking for dental issues is rather simple. Depending on your case, the dentist may want to conduct a quick set of X-rays.

Cleaning

The cleaning portion of the exam is more effective than any toothbrush. Following the removal of plaque and tartar, your dentist will conduct the deepest clean possible, using a high-powered electric brush. Your dentist will then floss your teeth for you and will finish off the session with a fluoride treatment that protects teeth against cavities for months on end. You will leave the dentist’s office not only looking sharp but also feeling fresh.

Dental Matrix's Commitment to Your Health

Everyone deserves excellent dentistry with a warm, respectful human touch. At Dental Matrix, we believe that prevention and education is key to achieving great oral health. This is why we work with each and every patient to develop and establish a customized dental hygiene plan that incorporates dental exams, digital x-rays, and thorough dental cleanings. If any additional treatments or procedures are needed, we will always thoroughly explain your options and provide professional advice. We want to empower you to make the most informed decision for your well-being.

If you have any questions regarding the general dental services we provide, please call our office at (909) 525-2525.

Patient Resources

Our friendly, courteous staff are ready to answer any questions you may have if you contact us. To save time you can fill out your new patient registration forms online by clicking the button below. We also offer convenient Care Credit Financing options below. We look forward to seeing you in our office!

Cosmetic Dentistry

The smile of your dreams is possible.

Whether you want a touch-up or a full-scale mouth makeover, we’re prepared with the best expertise and tools to improve the look and function of your mouth.

We offer a plethora of advanced dental services for cosmetic purposes:

  • Dental implants
  • Dental crowns
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Teeth whitening
  • Bridges
  • Dental bonding
  • And more

What’s in your mouth affects much more than just how you look; in fact, confidence in adolescents plummets in cases of those with dental disorders. Cosmetic dentistry can have profound effects on the way you feel, and thus also affects school, social, and job performance.

Come in for a smile consultation with our Chino Hills cosmetic dentistry experts!

Give us a call and request a smile consultation where you can let us know how you would like to enhance your smile. If you are uncertain on what you would like to change, but would like to improve your smile overall, our experts can evaluate your smile and give recommendations!

Dental Matrix's Commitment to Your Health

Everyone deserves excellent dentistry with a warm, respectful human touch. At Dental Matrix, we believe that prevention and education is key to achieving great oral health. This is why we work with each and every patient to develop and establish a customized dental hygiene plan that incorporates dental exams, digital x-rays, and thorough dental cleanings. If any additional treatments or procedures are needed, we will always thoroughly explain your options and provide professional advice. We want to empower you to make the most informed decision for your well-being.

If you have any questions regarding the general dental services we provide, please call our office at (909) 525-2525.

Patient Resources

Our friendly, courteous staff are ready to answer any questions you may have if you contact us. To save time you can fill out your new patient registration forms online by clicking the button below. We also offer convenient Care Credit Financing options below. We look forward to seeing you in our office!

Orthodontics

You can have a straighter smile with a healthier alignment.

Orthodontics are used to straighten teeth for an enhanced smile and to restore functionality to your jaw and bite.

The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that all children should have an evaluation with an orthodontist by the age of 7 regardless of how many teeth have grown out. Orthodontists are able to predict if any structural changes will occur to the child’s mouth and cause future issues.

Adults who lacked access to an orthodontist as a child or who suspect their once-treated teeth are shifting may also consider a visit to the orthodontist. There are teeth-straightening methods available for both children and adults.

clear aligners

No more ugly metal braces!

Clear aligners offer great results and are barely noticeable. Plus, you can take them out any time you need to. The choice is absolutely clear.

  • Nearly-invisible appliances
  • No dietary restrictions
  • No obstructions to flossing or brushing
  • Controlled single-tooth movement
  • Remote monitoring options

Dental Matrix is your Chino Hills orthodontics team!

Dental Matrix's Commitment to Your Health

Everyone deserves excellent dentistry with a warm, respectful human touch. At Dental Matrix, we believe that prevention and education is key to achieving great oral health. This is why we work with each and every patient to develop and establish a customized dental hygiene plan that incorporates dental exams, digital x-rays, and thorough dental cleanings. If any additional treatments or procedures are needed, we will always thoroughly explain your options and provide professional advice. We want to empower you to make the most informed decision for your well-being.

If you have any questions regarding the general dental services we provide, please call our office at (909) 525-2525.

Patient Resources

Our friendly, courteous staff are ready to answer any questions you may have if you contact us. To save time you can fill out your new patient registration forms online by clicking the button below. We also offer convenient Care Credit Financing options below. We look forward to seeing you in our office!