AllDent Dental Center

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Cosmetic Dentistry

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family smilingAt AllDent Dental Center, we are deeply committed to patient education, and we encourage questions about our services and procedures. We are pleased to offer a selection of some common questions about the care we provide. If your question is not answered here, please feel free to ask Dr. Chung or your dental hygienist. 

Cosmetic Dentistry

What are Dental Veneers?

Dental or porcelain veneers are thin coverings that are placed over the front of a tooth to fix stains, gaps, and chips. They look completely natural, so even your closest friends and family might not know tat you've had cosmetic dental work done.

The Best Candidates for Dental Veneers:

  1. They have overall good oral and physical health
  2. Their teeth are free from decay
  3. They don't have significant gum disease
  4. They are non-smokers
  5. They are committed to good oral hygiene habits including twice yearly checkups and professional cleanings
  6. They don't grind or clench their teeth

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Of course, every case is different. The best way to find out if veneers are right for you is to contact AllDent Dental Center and schedule a consultation with Dr. Tae Chung.

Amalgam Fillings versus Composite Fillings

Amalgam fillings are also called silver fillings, but that name is somewhat misleading. Mercury is actually one of the primary components of amalgam fillings. Studies have shown that the mercury used in amalgam fillings is safe, and no adverse health effects have been linked to the mercury found in amalgam fillings. Despite this, many people understandably feel uncomfortable about having even tiny amounts of mercury in their mouths or in their children's mouths. Some people have chosen to have their old amalgam fillings removed and replaced with composite fillings.

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To discuss your filling options with Dr. Chung and find out more about the differences between old amalgam fillings and newer composite fillings, please call our office in 92064 to schedule an appointment.

Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-colored wafers that are permanently affixed to the front surface of your tooth. Poway dental patients may be interested in fixing damaged or flawed teeth with this minimally invasive cosmetic dental procedure.

Porcelain veneers not only fix chipped or cracked teeth, but they also restore your mouth to a natural-looking, beautiful appearance. At Alldent Dental Center, Dr. Tae Chung can customize your dental veneers to blend in beautifully with your existing smile. 

What Teeth Flaws Can Porcelain Veneers Fix?

Dr. Chung may recommend tooth veneers for a variety of different issues; the most common are:

Gaps in teeth—Gaps in your smile can have an iconic and unique look (like Madonna or David Letterman), but not everyone is comfortable with significant gaps in their teeth. Porcelain veneers are an excellent option to fill in gaps and create an even smile.

Misaligned teeth—While crooked teeth usually require orthodontics, mild unevenness can be easily remedied using dental veneers in Poway. Many patients enjoy how quick and easy this dental process is—you could have a brand new smile in just a few weeks!

Discolored teeth—Professional teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dental solution to yellow and brown stained teeth; however, not all stains can be lifted or removed. For a truly brilliant look, a permanent alternative is stain-resistant tooth veneers. 

Porcelain veneers not only instantly enhance your smile, but they are also easy to maintain and take care of. Daily brushing and flossing, along with regular dental check-ups, will keep your veneers healthy and secure. 

Are You Interested in Dental Veneers?

If you are interested in your smile makeover options, give your Poway cosmetic dentist a call today!

To set up an appointment to see if veneers are right for you, contact our dentist office in Poway, CA to get started!

Your Habits Affect Your Results

Once your teeth have been professionally whitened, your results could last as long as two years. Results depend on how you care for your teeth after they have been whitened. To help your teeth stay brighter longer, avoid staining foods and drinks such as coffee and red wine (or brush your teeth soon after consuming them), keep up your good dental hygiene habits, and come to our office twice a year for professional cleanings.

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If you do find yourself in need of a quick touch-up, let us know. Maintenance of professional whitening is quick and easy and will help your results last even longer. Contact AllDent Dental Center in Poway, CA for a teeth whitening follow-up appointment with Dr. Tae Chung.

Our Recommendation

At AllDent Dental Center, we follow the guidelines set by the American Dental Association and recommend that you brush your teeth twice daily, morning and evening, and floss once daily before the evening brushing. We also recommend that you come to our office for professional cleanings twice a year.

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If you have any questions about proper brushing and flossing technique, please speak with one of our skilled dental hygienists, who will be more than happy to discuss good oral hygiene habits with you and give you a hands-on demonstration of good brushing and flossing technique. Contact our local dental office in Poway, CA for more information and to speak with a hygienist about good oral health habits. 

Dr. Chung Can Help

Certain foods and drinks have a reputation for staining teeth, coffee being a major culprit. If your teeth are stained or yellow, make an appointment with Dr. Chung to discuss your options. At AllDent Dental Center, we specialize in a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures to give you a healthy, beautiful smile that you can feel good about.

Options to Fix Stained Teeth

We offer professional teeth whitening that can significantly improve the appearance of your teeth. With professional teeth whitening, we can make your teeth up to eight shades whiter with just one visit. Our professional procedure is also safer than at-home kits because our team can monitor the procedure to prevent any gum irritation. If you are seeking a more permanent solution or your teeth are very heavily stained, veneers may also be an option that is right for you. Porcelain veneers are a natural-looking solution to chipped teeth, gaps, and stained teeth.

Contact our dental office in 92064 today to schedule an appointment.

At AllDent Dental Center, we offer comprehensive dental services for any oral health need.

Our Poway patients can benefit from regular dental check-ups and exams to a customized smile treatment plan that addresses specific smile goals. Dr. Tae Chung provides a healthy foundation for maintaining strong and healthy teeth and gums. For patients who are interested in enhancing the beauty of their smile, we can provide the perfect dental treatment. 

The first step is calling our Poway dental office and scheduling an oral exam with Dr. Chung to determine the current state of your smile along with your oral care and smile goals. Our dental team will listen to your wants and desires, along with concerns to draft the perfect smile makeover plan that is unique to your lifestyle and personality.

General and Preventive Dentistry in Poway, CA

Dr. Chung understands that you cannot build a house on a faulty foundation, which is why we highlight the importance of general and preventative dentistry. Through regular dental cleanings and exams alongside at-home oral health care, we can prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and infection—all conditions that can severely compromise your teeth and gums. 

Cosmetic Dentistry in 92064

While healthy teeth are exactly what most patients want, many of us weren't born with perfectly aligned or even teeth. Poway patients can enjoy a change in their oral appearance through a variety of cosmetic dental procedures that Dr. Chung offers, such as professional teeth whitening or dental bonding. 

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Whether you need a dental cleaning or are interested in changing the look of your smile, you can trust Dr. Chung's excellent dental training and skills. Give us a call today to schedule your next dental appointment in 92064.

Crucial Steps to Healthy Teeth

Flossing your teeth is a crucial part of good oral hygiene and preventing gum disease; however, using good technique is just as important. Follow these steps every time you floss for the best results:

  • Begin with about a foot and a half of floss.
  • Wrap one end of the floss (loosely) around each middle finger. You should have about 1 to 2 inches left in the middle to work with.
  • Use your thumbs and forefingers to hold the floss tightly and gently slide it up and down the inner surface of your tooth.
  • The floss should slide smoothly in between your teeth and up into the gum line. Be very careful that you don't snap the floss or try to work too quickly. You could injure your gums.
  • When you switch teeth, unwind the floss a bit so that you are always working with a clean segment.

Contact Us in Poway, CA

For more information about good flossing technique or for a hands-on demonstration, contact our 92064 dental office schedule a cleaning with one of our dental hygienists today.

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