Enhance Your Entire Appearance with Cosmetic Dentistry
Smile Design begins with an examination and a personal consultation with Dr. Hoffer or Dr. Kim. Your lip line, facial shape, jaw angle, and eye symmetry are examined. Radiographs, impressions, or photographs may be taken. The doctor will discuss with you your needs and concerns, and answer all of your questions. Dr. Hoffer and his team believe that each of these elements are essential in designing the most beautiful, natural smile for each of our patients. After your smile design evaluation is complete, Dr. Hoffer and Dr. Kim will plan a smile makeover with you. Our philosophy is to use the most conservative dental technologies available to create the perfect smile.
Also referred to as Indirect fillings, an inlay fits into the prepared space left after a cavity or old filling has been removed while an onlay sits on the tooth and builds up its shape. Inlays and onlays arrest often made from a tooth colored ceramic or porcelain material. They are also produced using Cad Cam technology and can be completed in one appointment utilizing CEREC. Generally inlays and onlays are more durable and far out-last fillings.
There's no reason to put up with gaps in your teeth or with teeth that are stained, badly shaped or crooked. Today a veneer placed on top of your teeth can correct nature's mistake or the results of an injury and help you have a beautiful smile. Veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front side of teeth. They're made by a dental technician, usually in a dental lab, working from a model provided by your dentist. They can also be made chairside utilizing CEREC®technology which allows for same-day completion.
Direct bonding is a more rapid cosmetic solution that can be used to mask stains, close spaces and repair fractures. The color of the bonding material is carefully matched to the other teeth to ensure a truly natural appearance. The closely matched materials are then applied, or bonded, to the tooth surface.