Why Choose Cosmetic Dentistry
Your smile is your greatest asset!
With our comprehensive and focused approach to cosmetic and restorative dentistry, our team can help improve your teeth and smile, which in turn improves your confidence and quality of life. Our restorative services can make a difference in your overall health and contribute to your wellness.
The Benefits of Improving Your Smile
- A youthful appearance – Chipped, stained or crooked teeth can make you look older than you are. Cosmetic treatments will rejuvenate your smile’s appearance.
- A healthy mouth – Cosmetic dentistry has more than just aesthetic benefits. Treatments like our clear aligner system can straighten your teeth and provide you with a better bite. Veneers can also help strengthen your teeth and protect them from damage.
- Improved oral hygiene – When our patients have a beautiful smile, they’re more likely to take better care of it, which reduces the possibility of future issues like cavities and tooth decay.
Cosmetic & Restorative Treatments
- Crooked, uneven or misaligned teeth– Clear aligners are usually the best option for treating misaligned or crooked teeth in adult patients. As long as you have only minor-to-moderate orthodontic issues, aligners are a great choice. Veneers can also be used to treat sightly crooked teeth.
- Chipped, misshapen or small teeth– Usually, veneers are a good choice for fixing teeth that are chipped, small, or misshapen, as they can cover up the affected teeth and restore your smile.
- Stained, yellowed or discolored teeth – Teeth whitening is a quick, non-invasive way to treat stained and yellowed teeth. If the stain is internal or extremely hard to remove, however, you can also opt to cover stained teeth with veneers.
Cosmetic Dentistry Services
To prepare for a dental crown, your existing tooth structure is trimmed significantly to remove damaged material, and shape the area into a stable, smooth, and strong platform for the crown. The crown is built to cover up this structure and be permanently bonded onto your tooth, covering it up all the way to the gum line.
Once the crown is placed, it will replace your natural tooth, and provide excellent protection for up to 10-20 years or longer, depending on your oral hygiene, how the crown was placed, and a few other factors.
Onlays also fit inside the tooth, but extend onto the chewing surface of a back tooth to replace one or more cusps. Making the onlay of ceramic/porcelain allows the restoration to be bonded to the tooth.
Keeping our teeth their whitest is a lot harder than it sounds. With all the coffee, wine, smoking and other foods that have the ability to stain our teeth on a daily basis, even proper maintenance sometimes leaves them a little lackluster. Teeth whitening is an excellent way to restore the natural color of your teeth or even make them whiter than your natural color if you would like.
To accomplish the whitening of your teeth, we utilize a product called ZOOM!, which is a chairside whitening procedure that uses a safe whitening gel and a low intensity light to activate the gel. This combination allows us to provide you with teeth that are 6-10 shades whiter in about an hour!
Restorative Dentistry Services
Implants are composed of two primary parts. The post functions as an artificial root. It is implanted into the gum line, and bonds to the surrounding gum and jaw tissue.
After the post has healed, a dental crown that’s shaped just like your missing tooth is permanently bonded to the post’s abutment.
This tooth is indistinguishable from a natural tooth, providing an attractive and permanent restoration for your missing tooth.
Root canals occur when the soft inner tissue inside the tooth is diseased or injured. A cracked tooth, deep cavity, complications with a large filling or dental injury can expose the soft inner pulp of the tooth to bacteria, decay and injury. When these inner nerves and blood vessels are affected, you may feel pain in the tooth and throughout the jaw. If left untreated, a root canal can worsen and affect the surrounding teeth or bone in the jaw, resulting in tooth loss or the need to remove a damaged tooth.
Dr. Yap and Dr. Chen will apply a local anesthesia to the affected area to numb the bothersome tooth and remove any pain. Next, a small hole is made into the surface of the tooth to access and remove the infected pulp. The empty root canal is then carefully cleaned with medicine to remove bacteria or infection. It is then filled with a rubber-like substance that shares a similar consistency as the pulp of a regular healthy tooth. Finally, the tooth is sealed with a color matched composite filling or dental crown to maintain the tooth’s natural strength and appearance.
Dr. Yap and Dr. Chen have performed many extractions during their careers for patients of all ages and for many reasons including periodontal issues, crowding, decay, trauma, or wisdom teeth removal.
You may need a dental implant if you have missing or damaged teeth, or do not want bridges, dentures, or crowns to replace those teeth.
Learn more and see if you’re a candidate for dental implants at a consultation appointment with Dr. Yap.
The treatment takes about two appointments, and is almost entirely pain-free. Each veneer is crafted to fit over your existing tooth, and is permanently adhered after the tooth has been prepared. Veneers can be preserved with regular brushing and flossing. Your smile will be fuller and brighter for years to come.
If you’re experiencing tooth or gum pain, issues with chewing or biting, or need dentures, Dr. Yap will discuss your options during a consultation appointment. Contact our office to schedule yours today!
Crowns and Restoration
Call our office today to schedule an appointment- the sooner we can see you, the sooner you can get back to smiling!
Trusted By Our Patients
“My visit with quick, in and out for crown placement!! Dr. Yap and Linda took great care of me, he takes his time to ensure my crown fit nicely, many rounds of grind to left, right, tap tap tap LOL… front, back, tap tap tap 🙂 taking sure the fit and feel was perfect. Linda worked just as hard to make sure I’m comfy, well vasolined up!! Always asking if I’m okay, thank you! Yeah cant go wrong with this office!!
Dr. Yap and his team are amazing, I’m glad I found a “home” office. We’re at a point where, theres little to fix, because hes fixed everything!! Highly recommend this office!!”
The staff is amazing and very friendly, I recommend this place. It was easy for scheduling and they open early so you can get appointments in before work.”
He made a partial denture appliance that I have used for almost two years now to great success. My mouth is now healthy and whole. Do not hesitate to make an appointment with the entire crew at Dr. Yap’s practice, you won’t regret it!”