Cosmetics Specialist

Michael  Kim, DDS -  - Cosmetic, Family and General Dentistry

Michael Kim, DDS

Cosmetic, Family and General Dentistry located in Mequon, WI

You can smile with confidence when your teeth are whiter and straighter. Michael Kim, DDS, offers a variety of cosmetic procedures to get your smile looking its best. If you live near Mequon, Wisconsin, call his office or book an appointment online to find out how whitening, crowns, and veneers can change your smile.

Cosmetics Q & A

What are cosmetic dentistry procedures?

Any dental procedure that intends to boost the look of your smile falls under the category of cosmetic dentistry. Often these procedures can also offer better oral health, too.

You might consider cosmetic procedures if your teeth are discolored, chipped, broken misshapen, or have large gaps between them. Dr. Kim works with you to create a treatment plan to get you a better, more uniform, and whiter smile.

What is teeth whitening?

With professional teeth whitening, teeth that are yellowed due to food, tobacco, or aging stains can be brightened to reveal a whiter smile. You can opt for in-office or take-home teeth whitening at Michael Kim, DDS. An in-office option takes just one appointment and gets your teeth considerably whiter all at once. A take-home option involves trays that you wear daily to gradually reduce staining on your teeth. Talk to Dr. Kim about your options and which is best for you.

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain that fit right over your existing teeth to create a whiter, more uniform smile. Dr. Kim bonds the porcelain to your teeth to enhance the beauty of your smile.

Veneers can improve smile imperfections including:

  • Chips, cracks, worn teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Irregularly sized teeth
  • Moderate gaps between teeth
  • Severely stained or discolored teeth

Veneers match the color and translucence of your existing teeth to give you a smile that’s natural, but better.  

What is dental bonding?

Dental bonding is a conservative way to improve the appearance of your smile. The bonding process involves placing a composite resin material directly onto the tooth structure. The resin is moldable and putty-like, so Dr. Kim can shape and sculpt it to fit your tooth and correct any flaws in the tooth’s appearance. The resin is then hardened, trimmed, and polished to match your natural teeth.

What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns are usually made of porcelain and fabricated to match your existing teeth. You may opt for a crown to cover a tooth that’s had a lot of dental work, such as a root canal, or to top a dental implant. Dr. Kim can help you decide when a crown is the best option for your smile.

To learn more about how you can achieve a glowing smile with cosmetic procedures, call the office, or book an appointment using the online tool.