Professional Cosmetic Dentistry at Michael Kim DDS

Cosmetic Dentistry Services in Mequon WI with Dr Michael Kim DDS and Dr Melissa Lentz

Why Do I Need Cosmetic Dentistry?

At Michael Kim DDS, we offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry treatments. Drs. Kim and Lentz understand that your smile is part of who you are and your identity. Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you. Patients seeking cosmetic dental treatments often comment to our dentists that they hide their smile because they don’t feel comfortable with it. They’re coming to Michael Kim DDS for the best cosmetic solution that they can find. Here at Michael Kim DDS we look forward to serving cosmetic patients located in Mequon, WI and the surrounding areas.

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is a type of dentistry that focuses on improving the aesthetic of your smile. If you find yourself uncomfortable with your smile and sometimes stop yourself from smiling then cosmetic dentistry is something you should consider. Here at Michael Kim DDS we provide a wide array of cosmetic dental services. After a quick consultation, the dentist will be able to suggest cosmetic dental procedures that will not only you feel comfortable with your smile but will also help strengthen your teeth so that your smile can last your entire lifetime.

Some of the cosmetic dental services we provide are:

These procedures vary in cost, complexity, and results. It is important to discuss your options with your dentist to determine the best procedure for you. The condition of your teeth is a major factor in finding a treatment, and the same technique that worked for someone else may not be the right one for you.

Gathering all the necessary information before a cosmetic procedure is critical to being happy with the results. In particular, you should find out what the changes will look like, what to expect during treatment, and what kind of upkeep is required afterward. You should also ask to see before and after pictures to ensure your expectations are realistic.

Dental Stains and Teeth Whitening Trays

There are two types of stains that you can have on your teeth. Surface, or “extrinsic” stains, caused by smoking and diet, occur on the surface of the enamel. “Intrinsic” stains are deeper and happen inside the tooth as a result of trauma or caries. Those can only be removed with internal bleaching.

Internal bleaching is the process of bleaching or whitening a tooth from the inside. Unlike traditional tooth whitening, where whitening agents are applied to the outside of the tooth, internal bleaching is completed from the inside out, eliminating stains by chemical means.

Another way to improve the appearance of a tooth with intrinsic stains is crowning or bonding the tooth surface in order to mask the discoloration. Oftentimes, a combination of internal bleaching and restorative dentistry is used.

What Are Veneers?

For teeth with aesthetic imperfections that go beyond stains, such as chips or slight alignment problems, veneers could be a good solution. A veneer is a custom-made thin layer of porcelain or resin that covers the front surface of teeth.

Veneers improve the overall aesthetic of a smile by changing the shape, closing up spaces between front teeth, and covering up significant stains from coffee or red wine. The porcelain veneers are hand-painted and glazed for the most aesthetic and natural tooth look possible.

Dental Bonding for Damaged Teeth

Veneers aren’t always the best option, however. In cases of discoloration, minor chips, or spacing, another way to improve the teeth’s appearance is dental bonding. At our dental offices, we provide cosmetic bonding to help solve these small issues that will crop up from time to time without the cost of major procedures.

The bonding procedure is very simple. The dentist chooses a resin that matches the color of your teeth. After cleaning the area, they apply the bonding resin layer by layer until the area has the desired look, before using a UV light to harden it.

Smile Makeovers

A smile makeover goes beyond responding to dental problems as they arise. A smile makeover is a comprehensive plan that’s uniquely suited to your own facial features and aesthetic preferences.

Why Drs. Kim and Lentz Are Considered Leading Cosmetic Dentists in Mequon, WI

Not every general dentist provides cosmetic dental services. Some general dentists are not interested in providing higher quality services or they may not have received the proper training. In addition to receiving additional training, our dentists have keen eyes and talent for creating fantastic-looking smiles. Here at Michael Kim DDS, we pride ourselves in helping our patients, friends, community, and families feel confident about their smiles.

What Are My Next Steps For Cosmetic Dental Treatment?

If you live in Mequon, WI give us a quick call at 262-241-5558 or send us an email. In a short conversation and consultation we can answer all of your questions about how cosmetic dentistry can help you start feeling great about your smile. You can learn more about us on our business page, and make sure to check the map before heading our way.