Smile Design

A beautiful, healthy smile makes the first impression last. In our dental center, every patient who wants a perfect smile will be examined carefully. We will take the impression of your jaw. Then our specialist will study your case thoroughly using the smile design software and will recommend the best treatment(s) for you. Finally, we can help you achieve the gorgeous smile through the wide range of services we offer at our dental center.

Smile design is the process of improving the appearance of your smile through one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as veneers, composite bonding, tooth implants and teeth whitening.

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SMILE DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

Smile design takes into consideration your facial appearance, skin tone, hair color, teeth (color, width, length, shape and tooth display), gum tissue and lips, to develop your ideal smile. Smile makeovers are performed for many reasons and customized according to your specific needs.

Dental Esthetics include the following components:

Tooth Color: Dark or discolored teeth may suggest an aged mouth. A beautiful smile comprises of bright, white teeth tends to a youthful appearance. Silver or amalgam fillings can be replaced with natural, tooth-colored composite restorations, while teeth whitening can improve the color for stained or dulled teeth. Tooth color and shading are very important factors during our evaluation and preparation for various procedures (such as porcelain veneers, crowns, bridges, composite bonding and dental implants). Cosmetic dentists are skilled at finding the right balance between providing you with a brighter, whiter smile and maintaining a natural tooth color.

Alignment and Spacing: Teeth that are crooked, overlapping or have gaps between can be straightened and aligned if necessary through orthodontics or Invisalign, and can also be improve with veneers.

Missing Teeth: One or more missing teeth can affect the appearance of your smile, your bite and increase the risk of tooth decay. Replacing missing tooth is an integral part of oral health and facial esthetics. Missing teeth can be replaced by dental implants, bridges or over-dentures.

Harmony and Balance: Uneven, chipped and cracked teeth can be cosmetically bonded to improve appearance, and a gummy smile can be re-contoured to improve the overall smile.

Fuller Lips, Smile and Cheeks: An unusual or aging face can be improved or rejuvenated with certain smile design procedures, including orthodontics and/or oral maxillo-facial surgery.

A cosmetic dentist will work closely with you and other specialists to develop a treatment that can achieve exactly what you want for your makeover. This treatment plan may consist of many cosmetic and functionally restorative procedures, potentially including teeth whitening, composite bonding, veneers, dental crowns, orthodontics (braces), oral maxillofacial surgery and gummy smile reduction.

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AESTHETIC COMPONENTS OF A SMILE MAKEOVER

There are several attributes for your teeth and smile that your cosmetic dentist will evaluate when planning your smile makeover. These include the following:

Tooth Length: Long teeth lend a youthful appearance. Aging produces wear and tear that often results in shorter teeth, and a gummy smile also can make teeth appear shorter. Smile design treatments for shorter teeth may include reshaping and lengthening the two front central teeth with composite bonding or porcelain veneers. If you have a gummy smile, your cosmetic dentist can modify the gum line and lengthen the appearance of the teeth using laser dentistry procedures. You may also be referred to a periodontics for crown lengthening if necessary.

Before and after photo of crown lengthening

Teeth lengthening can improve your overall facial appearance. For example, shapely, long, square teeth on a round-faced individual can provide a slimming effect.

Smile Line: The smile line is an imaginary line that follows the edges of your upper teeth from side to side, which ideally should be the same as the curve of your lower lip when you smile. This standard point of reference for smile makeovers may be used to help determine how long your new teeth should be.

Tooth Proportions: Your cosmetic dentist will examine your teeth to determine if they are in correct proportion with each other. Most people recognize a good-looking smile as one in which the two central front teeth are dominant and have a width-to-length ratio of 4-to-5. This proportion guides the length and width of other teeth in the esthetic zone so that the smile line appears balanced.

Tooth Texture and Characterization: Cosmetic dentists performing smile makeovers are adapt at blending functionality and esthetics. An artistic dentist can characterize your crowns or veneers to create a more feminine or a more masculine appearance, in addition to matching the look and feel of natural teeth.

Smile Design

Dr. Hung & Associates Dental Center

5 out of 5 stars based on 74 Crowns and Veneers, Dental Crowns and Dental Veneers reviews.

Patient Review By Carol B

The crowns fit like a glove and the value was excellent I have had ten crowns fitted as most of my molars had large fillings from many years ago and were beginning to fail. The crowns fit like a glove and the value was excellent compared to Australia. I chose Dr. Hung Dental after a lot of research on the internet, as his reputation is excellent. I was not disappointed. The clinic is spotless and all the staff are very efficient and extremely courteous."

- Carol B

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Patient Review By Vanessa W

My parents and I were travelled to Ho Chi Minh city and we had our dental check-up & treatments during the trip. We all have beautiful smile and nice teeth, staff are friendly and helpful. Receptionists are super responsive to the email and messages. Special thanks to Dr. Tri who helped me for the 6 veneers, he is a humour and friendly dentist. They care about the patients' feelings and make sure the whole treatment is painless. Also, they do explain clearly what are the treatments and procedures we have to go through in order to avoid we feel insecure, especially we are the foreigners to the country. Clean, neat, bright, professional.

- Vanessa W

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Patient Review By Joshua C

The dental work performed was perfect I initially came to Dr Hungs Clinic for Dental Implant after an Australian dentist diagnosed that I needed an extraction on one of my molar teethe that had partially broken off. Dr Hung and his team said I would not need this done and they performed a root canal and crown along with 3 other crowns. In addition 7 fillings All the staff from reception to clinical were all very professional. They picked me up from the Airport and to the hotel. The dental work performed was perfect. No complaints of significant pain or discomfort. They saved me a lot of money compared to an Australian dentist. I plan to come back to this clinic for any further dental work and would rcommend it to anyone

- Joshua C

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Patient Review By Terry W

We would highly recommend this clinic to anyone interested in having dental work done My husband and I both had treatment. He had 27 crowns and 2 bridges. I had 9 crowns, 1 bridge, one amalgam removed and replaced with a porcelain filling, 2 wisdom teeth removed. Plus teeth whitening. My husbands teeth were in very poor condition- just worn out.He was really in need of a major overhaul. We are both extremely happy with how it all went and the outcome is fantastic. We would highly recommend this clinic to anyone interested in having dental work done at really reasonable prices and very professionally done. Wonderful. We had this clinic recommended to us by a friend who had had done work there and knew other people who also had been there for treatment and were very happy with their experience. We were very impressed from the moment we arrived at the clinic. The Clinic itself if very modern and welcoming. The staff are exceptional from the ladies behind reception to the dental nurses and the dentists themselves. All very professional and caring and kind. We have absolutely no bad comments to say about the experience we had at this clinic. Highly recommended...

- Terry W

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Patient Review By Clyde B

Treatment received was 15 crowns both aesthetic at front & protection of back molars. Teeth whitening also. I would definitely recommend this dental centre to family and friends for both excellent value and an outstanding result. I researched dental clinics on the Internet for several countries. Dr Hung Dental Center stood out for presentation and a professional image. The whole process from greeting, introduction to staff, importantly the treatment and follow up was outstanding. I could not be happier with the result. The center, the professional treatment and result, the staff: all aspects warrant a 5 star rating.

- Clyde B

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Patient Review By Rick D

I am 64 years old and have lots of work done on my teeth. I live in The united states. I had an emergency crown done, cost me $1250. They told me that I needed 4 more crowns. My sister-in-law is Vietnamese, so I occasionally go to Vietnam. So I found Dr. Hungs office in HCMC and made an appointment. When they were cleaning my teeth, they found another crown that was starting to deteriorate, so I had five crowns in total installed. I am very happy with my experience in Dr. Hung’s office. It started out at 1 o’clock in the morning they picked me up from the airport, and took me to my hotel. The next morning they picked me up at my hotel and took me to the clinic, to make sure that I could find my way. Then they took me on a tour of their totally modern facility. I was able to view the sterilizer room, all of the operatory, the surgery suite, x-ray suite and they have their own in-house dental lab. All of the equipment appeared to me to be new and modern. They told me that the equipment was mostly made in Germany. I allocated eight days for the dental treatment. They were very conscientious, and managed my appointments very well so that I had plenty of time for the dental work and a little time afterward, incase I had a problem. By the time the last crown prep was completed, I was tired. If I had many more crowns to be done, I think I would’ve had to wait for them until the next day. It is hard to keep your mouth open that long. All of the people that I needed to talk to spoke English, and I did not have any problem with the communications. They provide a wide range of choices for the materials, I picked the best materials for my crowns, solid ceramic. And of course, all of the work I had done, cost a little more than the one crown that I had replaced on an emergency basis at my dentist here in the states. Overall the process was painless, except for a small amount of discomfort on one of the shots of anesthetic. Both the dentist and the assistant were conscientious and constantly checking with me to make sure that I was comfortable. At first I was kinda suspicious of whatClinic. However I discovered during this review process, they actually called my cell phone, for me to verify that I left this review. I think that is interesting, and gives me a lot of confidence in this review process. I checked the prices of half a dozen clinics in Ho Chi Minh City, I found Dr. Hung's clinic to be competitive with their prices. I would highly recommend this clinic to anyone. If someone was interested, they also do laser treatments (skin treatments) in the same building.

- Rick D

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Patient Review By Kusumita D

A brighter and happy smile I had many holes in my teeth. Some were broken and badly decaying. I had 2 root canals and had crowns and bridges fit along with several fillings and wisdom teeth out. They also whitened and cleaned them to give me a bright and happy smile. Thank You. I was very happy with the professionalism and cleanliness of the clinic. They were very gentle and I had minimal pain- I wasn't in Ho Chi Minh for a very long time and they managed to get all my treatment done.

- Kusumita D

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Patient Review By Jade G

Wearing Denture for more than 10yrs. Too many loose and unhealthy teeth and was very hard for me to eat, smile and to socialize with other people due to low self-confidence, and thus low self-esteem. I thought I will not be able to smile again with confidence and that it is in my dreams only… Until I met Dr. Hung & Associates Dental Center. I live in United Arab Emirates and had the Oral Treatment here in Vietnam and so far, it’s a great experience and it’s really worth. Had 6 extractions of decayed teeth, filling and crowns of some teeth, and had 3 fixed bridge (upper and lower) and they gave me free whitening treatment as a gift.They allowed me also to stay for free with their Patient’s lounge/accommodation with complete home appliances for 12 days (the total days that I stayed with them for the actual treatment and had some time to explore the Tourist destinations in their country). Excellent and amazing experience. Excellent and friendly staff, their Doctor’s are really accommodating and caring to patients. Almost majority of the Patients are from different countries (including me) and I really saw the passion of caring with them. Even the Doctor’s assistant, they will really care for you. All of the staff of this clinic is really the best and very friendly. It’s really an amazing experience and I wont regret that I traveled that much from Middle East to Vietnam for the Oral Treatment. Thumbs up for my experience with them, and the cost of the treatment is really different and quite cheap than other Countries offering Dental Tourism/Treatment but, the products that they used/utilized is/are really top of the class. Thankyou Guys! I can smile confidently again.

- Jade G

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Patient Review By Kira Orlow K

I had been needing to have crowns on my front teeth done for some time but could not justify spending upwards of $16,000 (for crowns, gum treatments, etc.). I had heard about good dentistry offerings in Vietnam (even cheaper than Thailand) so I did thorough research before settling on Dr. Hung's clinic. I cannot believe the results and the high standard of treatment. The dentists worked together to discuss my options and treatment and the level of service was amazing. The dentists actually picked up on a gum infection missed by two dentists in Australia. The treatment was virtually painless and the dentists and all assistants were most caring and reassuring. To anyone unsure about going overseas for dental treatment, please read my and other reviews and speak with the consultants here if need be, and do not be intimidated or scared by the dental profession in Australia or elsewhere in seeking an alternative to Australian dentists. I cannot fault the service offered by this clinic and the staff. The collaborative approach by the professionals was fantastic to see and the double checking of all procedures by various dentists and Dr. Hung himself was worlds apart from the way that dentistry is conducted in Australia. I conducted months of research to ensure that I would be receiving the best treatment, and the clinic and treatment still managed to exceed my expectations. Australian dentistry is extremely overpriced and the level of care is nowhere near the standard offered by this clinic. Both my partner and I were able to holiday in three countries, as well as pay for my dentistry and still have well over $5,000 remaining due to the discrepancy in pricing between here and Australia. I will never again be attending an Australian dentist and paying the earth for very mediocre treatment. Thank you to all the staff at Dr. Hung & Associates Dental Center - I will most definately be recommending to anyone I speak to about dentistry back in Australia

- Kira Orlow K

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Patient Review By John D

I arranged everything from NZ. The clinic were very good with their communication. They rang me before I left NZ to make sure I was up to date with the information. When I arrived at the clinic the staff were amazing answered all my questions and made sure I was at ease.(as I was nervous prior to my work)

- John D

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Patient Review By Daisey T

I've always hated going to the dentist, so I kept putting it off until I broke my front veneer. I'm on vacation, so I wanted it fixed as quickly as possible. They suggested replacing my veneer with a crown, because it would last longer. After assessing the rest of my teeth, they suggested a few other fixes, including replacing another broken crown, a few fillings and a deep cleaning. I immediately felt I could trust their suggestions and the price was right. I'm happy I had it all done because I can chew again, on all sides, and my front tooth is BEAUTIFUL!!! I even made an appointment for my husband and he also had a wonderful experience. I chose Dr. Hung's office because it was right down the street from my hotel and he was the first to reply to my desperate message. Also, based on their website, they use modern, state of the art equipment and specialize in aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry. After it's all been said and done, I wouldn't trust anyone else with my front tooth. 🙂

- Daisey T

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Patient Review By Evelyn D

5 years ago I lost 2 teeth in the front I decided that wearing a plate long term was not for me! I decided to investigate if I was a candidate for an implant. Due to my worn and discoloured teeth a bridge was the best result for a better smile and a replacement for the plate that i wore. If you are thinking of this procedure I had 14 crowns with 4 of them replacing teeth that were missing! This is not for the faint hearted, but all was went well. this is day 8 of my new smile and I am very happy with the new look. I have sensitivity in only 2 areas, but I know that this will recede in a few more days:) We initially chose this clinic after researching all the options for 6 months. From the outset, I was very impressed with the professionalism of the clinic. From the moment I was collected from the airport to the time we had the final check up, the staff were excellent. The cleanliness of the clinic, from the waiting room through to the general dentistry department was exceptional. I customer care was very good, and one small area for improvement would be the the communication between the dentist and the patient. Information is not always volunteered, however if you know to ask, then all the information is provided.

- Evelyn D

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Patient Review By Vasily P

It's wonderful to have some discounts from time to time 🙂

- Vasily P

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Patient Review By Dianna H

A big thank you to the team at Dr Hung Dental Centre! Immaculate customer service from the staff members and the doctors, I felt very comfortable and very relaxed thanks to their warm welcome. No words can describe how happy and satisfied I am with my result. I would definately recommend Dr hung and Dr Loc because they gave me the beautiful smile that I have always dreamed of. They listened to what I want and put so much effort into every single details, I will definately come back to do more dental work in the future and will recommend this centre to everyone who is looking to rectify their smile and get amazing results done by high class professionals.

- Dianna H

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Patient Review By Dana A

Excellent staff that really know they're stuff and are friendly and pleasant. Happy with my results so far.. Hopefully I wouldn't need to come back for further dental work 😛

- Dana A

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Patient Review By Philip Shaun Roberts Edwards P

Very happy with the results, six veneers. Would recommend this treatment to anyone. With three different appointments the result was finished. Very natural looking just what I wanted however much whiter than my old teeth. The clinic is very professional, made me feel welcome as soon as i arrived. Very helpful and professional will recomend this dentist further. Overall very happy with my new smile. Great service, great staff

- Philip Shaun Roberts Edwards P

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Patient Review By Paul

I'm speechless with the work they have done and what I looked like before,and now looks like a work of art. Put it this way, I can actually smile and not be ashamed of my teeth. I've done the whole teeth in my mouth and I fully recommend this clinic with thumbs up. My wife done some work too and she's very happy. The staff is excellent and very friendly, you feel like home here. Price wise is value for money,and more. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to the team that took care of me.

- Paul

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Patient Review By Stewart Odgen

When I decided to do something about repairing my worn and damaged teeth I began researching for a suitably qualified dental team to carry out the work. After reading testimonials and even contacting a few people I decided to contact Dr Hung with the many questions I had, which he answered personally and promptly. Even before arriving in Saigon I was contacted to enquire about my flight details so that a driver could meet me and bring me to the clinic, thus taking the worry out of actually locating the clinic for the first time. Everything about going to Dr Hung's clinic has been fantastic: the cleanliness, the friendliness of the staff, and of course the treatments. I have had 20 crowns including 3 bridges. For the first time in many years I greet people with a broad and happy smile and no longer keep my mouth closed shut when it's time for photos. I highly recommend to anyone with dental problems to go and see Dr Hung and his team of professionals where you will be given first class treatment.

- Stewart Odgen

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Patient Review By Lesley Bereford Ward

Were you pleased with the treatment?On our holiday in Vietnam I developed an abscess that required treatment. I found Dr Hung through the internet. From the moment I arrived at his surgery I felt confident that he would deal with my problem. I had been advised by my UK dentist that I needed new crowns to my upper and lower jaw caused by grinding. During the treatment I asked Dr Hung to quote for this work. As the price was well below what I had been quoted in the UK I decided to proceed. I am so pleased that I did as every aspect of the service from start to finish was excellent. Dr Hung and his team took great care to ensure that I was informed of the procedure along the way. I am extremely happy with the final result and would be happy to recommend his service to anyone.

- Lesley Bereford Ward

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Patient Review By Phillip Orne

Were you pleased with the treatment?All the staff on reception were very friendly. I had a consultation with Dr. Hung who spoke perfect English and clearly set out the steps we would be taking to achieve what I wanted. The price was very good (compared to the UK) although I am unsure how this would measure up with local prices. My experience at Dr. Hung's Clinic was faultless.

- Phillip Orne

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