Are you ready to improve the health and appearance of your teeth?
Whether you’d like to brighten up your smile with teeth whitening, fix chips and gaps with dental veneers, or trade in your dark metal fillings for composite tooth-colored fillings, our office can help you get the sparkling smile you’ve always wanted with our cosmetic dentistry services.
Professional teeth whitening can give you phenomenal results in a short amount of time. Usually, just one session is all it takes for your teeth to become up to eight shades whiter, unlike the strips that are sold in drug stores that take weeks to give you far less impressive results.
The concentration of the whitening ingredient is much higher when you get a professional whitening, and you are actually less likely to experience any sort of irritation. We are careful to avoid letting the whitening product come in contact with your gums, and in addition, many professional whitening systems blend an additional desensitizing ingredient to prevent irritation towards the teeth. Call today to find out more about our professional teeth whitening options.
Dental porcelain veneers are used to fix a variety of cosmetic dental flaws. Veneers can whiten stained teeth, cover chips, and even make your teeth longer and wider to give you a more complete smile, free of gaps. Porcelain veneers mimic the way natural teeth look. Most people will never know what type of work you have had done, except that your smile appears more complete, even to your close friends and family members. People who meet you for the first time will only see that you have a beautiful, natural smile.
If you are interested in dental veneers, schedule an appointment at our Poway dental clinic to discuss the process with Dr. Chung. He will perform a dental examination to make sure that your teeth and gums are healthy enough to support dental veneers, and thoroughly explain the procedure.
Composite fillings are non-metallic, and made up of tooth-colored resin. Once they are placed, they blend in perfectly with your natural tooth undetectably and nobody will be able to tell that you have any fillings at all. Silver, or amalgam fillings are easily visible when you open your mouth to laugh or yawn, and if a tooth has enough amalgam filling in it, it can discolor the entire tooth.
Additionally, amalgam fillings contain mercury. While multiple studies have been conducted and they all show that the mercury in fillings is stable and cannot cause adverse effects, many people are still uncomfortable with the idea of having any mercury at all in their mouths. Like any metal, amalgam fillings expand and contract in response to heat. Over time, these minute movements can cause the filling to come loose and even fall out.
Unlike metal fillings, composite fillings actually bond to the inside of the tooth and help support the structure of the tooth from the inside. Call our office to discuss these and other cosmetic dentistry procedures. Our goal is to give you a beautiful smile, and through our expertise and experience, we can’t wait to get you started!