General Dentistry


Care & Compassion for Your Teeth

A healthy mouth and a beautiful smile start with routine dental checkups. At Luminous Smiles, we can’t stress enough the importance of a regular cleaning and exam to maintain oral health and help identify any potential problems. Our general dentistry services in Newport Beach include cavity fillings, tooth extractions, fluoride treatments, and more. We use only the best tools and technology to provide the most thorough experience.

Restore Your Tooth Function with Luminous Smiles

Did you know that archeologists have discovered that the process of artificially implanted teeth dates back to the Egyptians and the Mayans? Today, according to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, there are 3 million people who have one or more dental implants. Implants offer a permanent solution to missing or damaged teeth, and more and more people are electing to have this procedure every day. At Luminous Smiles, we work hard to stay up to date with the latest innovations in dental implant technology, and our dentist in Newport Beach can help you determine if dental implants are a viable option for you.

Get the Look You Want with Luminous Smiles

If you have misaligned teeth or are simply unhappy with the shape of your teeth, bonding or tooth contouring might be a good solution for you. This cosmetic dental procedure is designed to adjust the look and shape of your teeth so that you can achieve a more regular, desirable look. Our dentist in Newport Beach has extensive esthetic dentistry training and is a member of the Orange County Dental Society, the California Dental Association, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Dimple Desai is committed to helping patients improve their self-confidence through providing superior cosmetic dentistry procedures, like bonding and tooth contouring.

Our Newport Beach Dentist Can Help You Protect Your Teeth

At Luminous Smiles, we offer custom BPA-Free bite guards and sports mouth guards to patients of all ages. There are many reasons people choose bite guards to protect their teeth, and customized mouth guards offer a viable solution that is often more effective than over the counter mouth guard options. Once your dentist has determined that a bite guard is right for your situation, a mold will be taken of your mouth and a dental lab will use your oral impression to create a bite guard that is custom fitted to your mouth.

Bite guards are often prescribed to protect:

  • Teeth from nighttime grinding and chronic clenching
  • Teeth, cheeks, and tongue during sports and/or high-impact activities
  • Delicate bridgework or other dental work
  • Lips and cheeks from metal braces

Luminous Smiles Helps Bring Your Smile Back

If you have missing teeth, dentures might be a good, affordable solution that offers an improved look and a return to normal tooth function. In recent years, great strides have been made in denture technology, and at Luminous Smiles, we are committed to providing patients with the best dental services available and only use the highest-quality materials and the most state-of-the-art technologies. If you are considering full or partial dentures, call our office in Newport Beach to learn more.

Get Help with Problematic Teeth

Sometimes, when you have decayed or damaged teeth, the best option is to extract the tooth. This is a routine procedure that is done to preserve your overall oral health. Our Newport Beach dentist will do everything possible to preserve your natural teeth. However, if an extraction is recommended, we will ensure that you understand all of your treatment options, including any replacement options, such as a dental implant or prosthetic. We know that the prospect of getting tooth extractions can be nerve-wracking. At Luminous Smiles, we will do everything in our power to ensure that you are as comfortable and relaxed as possible throughout your procedure.

Composite, Tooth-Colored Fillings

If you have a cavity, broken tooth, or if you have an old filling that needs to be replaced, our dentist in Newport Beach can help. We are well-versed in the latest dental filling technology and we can help you select the procedure that is right for you. At Luminous Smiles, we only use state-of-the-art equipment and our modern sterilization system surpasses OSHA requirements. Furthermore, we know that you may be nervous at the thought of receiving a filling treatment. Our warm, caring team of driven dental professionals will always greet you with a smile, answer any questions you may have, and work hard to put you at ease.

Restoring Confidence in Your Smile

Have you experienced trauma that has left your teeth damaged or even missing? Luminous Smiles has the solutions for patients with tooth damage of any kind. We provide the best restoration dentistry in Newport Beach. If you’re looking to repair teeth from tooth decay, tooth loss, or other damages, you should meet with Dr. Desai and our team to discuss the ways in which we can remedy your dental imperfections. Our restoration dentistry experts also serve Costa Mesa, Laguna Beach, and the surrounding areas.

If you’ve suffered trauma to your teeth, it’s important that you contact a dentist immediately. Call Luminous Smiles at (949) 247-8484 to learn about our restorative dentistry services.

Luminous Smiles Can Help You Preserve Your Natural Teeth

Many people are nervous when they hear they have to get a root canal, but this procedure has the potential to help you preserve your natural teeth through repairing the damaged nerve. As a conservative dental practice, here at Luminous Smiles, we work hard to help you maintain your natural teeth as long as possible, and one way we are able to do that is through root canal procedures. We also know that many people feel anxiety when going to the dentist. When you visit our office, you will always be greeted with a smile, and our friendly staff works hard to make you feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible.

We Can Help Quiet Snoring

Did you know that snoring is a primary symptom of sleep apnea? However, not everyone who snores has sleep apnea. If you suspect you or a loved one might have sleep apnea, you should contact a doctor familiar with treating the condition.  A custom mouthpiece made to your bite/mouth to help with sleep and reduce snoring & promote better living.

At Luminous Smiles, Dr. Dimple Desai has experience treating patients with sleep apnea as well as those with issues snoring. We are committed to helping our patients live better, healthier lives by providing them with expert, patient-focused treatments.

Make Your Smile Shine with Luminous Smiles

Routine dental cleanings are an important step to preserving good oral health. Periodontal health & Gingivitis play a vital role in the risk of heart disease, low term birth weight, and diabetes. It is very important for us to teach you and implement effective oral hygiene habits to prevent deterioration of the bone and a healthy oral environment.

We’re a TMJ Dentist With Experience

If you are worried that you suffer from TMJ, you will need to schedule an appointment with a dentist familiar with treating the disorder, as you will need to be formally diagnosed before treatment can begin. Treatment for TMJ varies depending on your individual situation and needs and your experience is likely to be very different than the next person’s. Our dentist in Newport Beach has extensive experience treating TMJ and can answer any questions you may have. As a conservative practice, we take a patient-focused approach and we will be sure that you understand all of your treatment options so that you can feel confident making medical decisions.

To discuss your needs with our TMJ dentist in Newport Beach, call (949) 247-8484.

What Is TMJ?

“TMJ” stands for “temporomandibular joint,” which is the bone structure, muscles, and connective tissues in the jaw. This joint controls chewing. If you suffer from a disorder associated with this joint, it is referred to as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD).

Symptoms of TMD include:

  • Pain in the jaw
  • Tenderness in the jaw
  • Popping or clicking when speaking or chewing

Treatment for TMJ disorders can vary, and at Luminous Smiles, we typically begin with more conservative treatments, including lifestyle adjustments, physical therapy, and bite guards. If your situation warrants it, you might also be prescribed medication to relax the jaw or to relieve any pain you may be experiencing as a result of your disorder. If a patient doesn’t respond to these more conservative treatments, further options, such as surgery or joint injections, can be explored.

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