Tim S. from West Hartford, CT (Source: Yelp)
First, let’s talk about pain: there was virtually none, during neither the shots nor the procedure. Even though I required shots in the roof of my mouth, which is the most painful shot to get, I barely felt it at all. Of course it was a big fat needle and there was no getting around that, but Dr. Nghiem is very gentle and caring and he knows what he’s doing: a true professional During the procedure he observed me intently during every step of the procedure so as to make sure to stop if he notices me flinch in pain. I felt so safe and relaxed. Also, I never felt the drill. There is nothing whatsoever to fear in his chair. I often feel that dentists don’t take enough time to make sure I’m not feeling anything, but Dr. Nghiem stopped so often to check on me, it almost felt coddling! I felt so cared for and I can say that even more confidently considering I was having him finish the job of another dentist that 1) couldn’t get me numb and 2) didn’t care whether I was numb and seemed annoyed with me for not getting numb. Well, it’s been 2+ years now since getting my two front teeth crowned and they look as beautiful and feel as great as ever. Not one time have I felt like someone was looking at me, questioning whether or not my teeth are real. Nor have experienced any pain, chipping or issues whatsoever. I will update this review as the years go on, but so far so perfect!! Now here’s the REAL proof of Dr. Nghiem’s expertise as a cosmetic dentist: I am currently dating a girl I was previously friends with for 6 months. I didn’t tell her my two front teeth were fake until well after we started dating (8 months after meeting her!). She had no idea. I almost think they look better than my real teeth would. The cosmetic dental technology they have these days is miraculous and Dr. Nghiem is a master with it. Highly recommended !