Melissa S. Chun DDS: Your Inland Empire Dentist
Patients describe Dr. Melissa Chun as painless, on time, caring and very personalized. Dr. Chun and her team aim to work together with patients to achieve complete dental health through a comprehensive dental plan. She and her team believe in helping patients keep their teeth for the rest of their lives. Their patient care approach is unlike any other in the Inland Empire.
“It is by focusing on comprehensive individualized care that we can take care of our patients to the most exceptional level. I believe in treating patients the way I would want to be treated, both personally and professionally. Patients are our family and we want them to know that it’s about more than “just teeth.” It’s about you. Being exceptional begins by understanding our patients.”
– Dr. Chun
Since beginning dental practice, Dr. Chun has completed hundreds of hours in continuing education, with an emphasis on head, neck and facial pain treatment including treatment of TMD, dental cosmetics and complex dental reconstruction. She has obtained her fellowship degree from the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, the premier post-graduate educational center for cosmetic and neuromuscular dentistry. This training has allowed Dr. Chun to make a huge impact on patient’s lives by changing their overall physical health.
“It’s about listening to your patients and helping them to find health, balance and beauty. You can have both function and esthetics!”
Dr. Melissa Chun and her team continually take numerous continuing education programs to keep up to date with science, technology and exceptional patient care.
Memberships and Professional Associations:
American Dental Association
California Dental Association
Tri County Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry
International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics
Education and Important Courses:
Loma Linda School of Dentistry
Las Vegas Institute
General Dentistry – General Dentistry involves the care and prevention of oral health conditions, diseases and disorders.
Cosmetic Dentistry – Cosmetic dentistry is the best way to improve your smile, whether you’ve missing or damaged teeth…
Teeth Whitening – Whitening technology has enabled dentists to whiten teeth without affecting the tooth structure.
Root Canal – Root canal treatment is the process of going inside the pulp space and removing the tissue.
Crowns & Bridges – A crown (cap) is a restoration that is placed on teeth that have lost a lot of their structure.
Veneers – Veneers can enhance the shape of your teeth, make your teeth as white as you want..
Invisalign – Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten teeth, without metal or wires.
Inlays & Onlays – Inlays and onlays are restorations that are placed on teeth when the structure is too large.
Dental Sealants – Sealants are one of the most effective methods of preventing decay on the surfaces where they are placed.
TMJ Treatment – TMJ is the joint that connects the lower/upper jaw. TMJ stands for Temporo-mandibular Joint.
Dental Implants – Most patients with adequate bone mass can have implants, although it varies among individuals.
Agility Guards – Protect your teeth from contact damage. Agility guards are comfortable and durable.
Porcelain Fillings – Porcelain fillings are made from durable ceramic that is similar to teeth.
Periodontal Therapy – Periodontal Therapy is a more focused and comprehensive approach to treating periodontal infection.
Ask Your Dentist: Melissa S. Chun, D.D.S.
Q: Are porcelain veneers right for me?
ANSWER: Porcelain veneers are great for anyone who wants to have a smile makeover, straighten teeth quickly or obtain long lasting whitening. Something as simple as 2 veneers can change the appearance of your entire smile! Talk to a cosmetic expert about what is right for you.
Q: Are all cosmetic dentists the same?
ANSWER: No. You want to make sure that the dentist you entrust your smile to is highly qualified. That qualification includes advanced education in not only “cosmetics” but in the areas of smile design, bonding and evaluation of the teeth/bite to ensure a long lasting beautiful outcome. It’s about being able to achieve the result predictably and without any guesswork.
Q: What is the best way to whiten your teeth?
ANSWER: There are many ways to whiten your teeth. Some of these are over the counter whitening strips, whitening toothpastes, trays that are custom fit for your mouth and professional whitening that is done under a dentist’s care. What is right for you can be determined between what your expectations are and the advice of a trained professional.
Q: How can a dentist help my migraines?
ANSWER: It is amazing how teeth (your bite) can affect the overall health of the head and neck area. Sometimes, if your bite is not in harmony, it can affect the way the muscles of the head and neck and your TMJ functions. Over time, this can lead to muscle imbalances and pain (migraines) and TMD (temporal mandibular disorder). It’s about finding balance between the teeth, joints and muscles. A qualified dentist can help by determining if it is your bite that is contributing to your migraines and then help balance that bite.
Q: What is TMD?
ANSWER: Temporal mandibular disorder is caused by problems with the jaw, the jaw joint and the surrounding muscles that control chewing and movement of the jaw. This can result in clicking and popping of the joint, a grating sound/feeling and facial pain at the joint or in the surrounding muscles. This can also lead to what is commonly known as migraines.