Cosmetic Dentistry vs. General Dentistry

Kelowna Cosmetic Dentistry

This post from Love Your Smile in Kelowna describes the ways that general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry are different.

Family dentistry, also called general dentistry, is dedicated to preventing and treating oral diseases such as cavities and gum disease. When a problem is diagnosed, like a cavity between two teeth, a general dentist will establish the best way to restore the tooth involved.

Cosmetic dentists offer elective dental procedures that make a smile more attractive. Available procedures include teeth whitening, tooth-colored fillings, dental bonding, porcelain veneers, inlays, onlays, and dental crowns.

Many dentists provide both general and cosmetic dentistry. In some cases there is some overlap. For example, if a patient comes in after receiving an injury that chipped a front tooth, the tooth must be restored to prevent decay. The tooth is also less structurally sound, so it is vulnerable to further damage. In addition, the tooth affects the overall appearance of the smile.

At Love Your Smile in Kelowna, we want our patients to have healthy smiles that look great! General dentistry achieves the first goal, and cosmetic dentistry the second. Find out why patients from Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6 trust us with their smiles. Contact us today!

Contact Love Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

250-860-8900

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301-1890 Cooper Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 8B7

 

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Restoring Smiles At Love Your Smile

Restoring Smiles at Love Your Smile - Dr. Stephen Malfair in Kelowna

At Love Your Smile in Kelowna, we believe a great smile is essential for putting your best face forward. We not only restore teeth to their original condition; we make many smiles better than they ever were before!

Some patients have only a few problems they wish to correct. Perhaps one or two teeth are misshapen and seem out of alignment.

If the problem teeth are only superficially crooked – meaning they do not need to be moved into place with orthodontics – porcelain veneers may be the solution. Veneers are wafer-thin porcelain shells that are attached to the front of one or more teeth.

They are extremely versatile and can correct shape, colour, or both. Another plus: they are essentially non-invasive and do not influence healthy tooth structure.

If you are ready to illuminate your smile, give us a call at Love Your Smile in Kelowna. We offer complete cosmetic dentistry. People from Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6 also come to our practice for general dentistry and dental implants. Contact us today!

Contact Love Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

250-860-8900

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301-1890 Cooper Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 8B7

 

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How Your Lifestyle Affects Your Tooth Color

teeth whitening Kelowna

Most people want to have white teeth and a great smile. But the majority of people have discoloured or just plain yellow teeth, especially in a world of tea and coffee drinkers. At Love Your Smile in Kelowna, we can fix that.

Did you know that tooth enamel is like skin? It has pores that can get clogged and discoloured. The most common habits that work against you are:

  • Tobacco and other smokable substances.
  • Sodas and other dark coloured drinks, like coffee, red wines, and teas.
  • Not practicing daily oral hygiene.
  • Not having proper dental care.

If you want to lighten your teeth, the above will consistently work against you. We advise kicking these habits to the curb if you want the whitest teeth possible. There are compelling health ramifications as well.

If, in spite of your best efforts, your smile is still dull, professional teeth whitening from Love Your Smile in Kelowna can revive it. People from Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6 trust us their smiles! We also offer complete cosmetic dentistry. Contact us today!

Contact Love Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

250-860-8900

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301-1890 Cooper Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 8B7

 

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4 Smile Boosters

V1W 3C6 cosmetic dental and tooth implants

Cosmetic dentistry is a term that refers to using proven dental techniques to enhance the appearance of your smile. We have improved countless smiles with it at Love Your Smile in Kelowna.

In this post, we will highlight four ways that cosmetic dentistry can improve your smile.

Teeth whitening is quick and non-invasive. External tooth whitening occurs when whitening agents bleach the teeth directly.

Dental implants are titanium posts secured into the jawbone in place of a missing tooth root. The post supports an artificial tooth. Several posts can support a bridge, and even a full dental arch.

Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin shells of medical-grade porcelain that are attached to the front of your teeth. They’ll improve any smile by covering chips, cracks, or gaps between teeth.

At Love Your Smile in Kelowna, we improve smiles with cosmetic dentistry every day. People from Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6 also come to our practice for general and restorative dentistry. Request an appointment today!

Contact Love Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

250-860-8900

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301-1890 Cooper Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 8B7

 

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Gummy Smile?

Gummy Smile?

Many people with a gummy smile undergo crown lengthening surgery to bring proper balance and symmetry to their smile. It’s a cosmetic dentistry procedure offered at Love Your Smile in Kelowna.

Gum tissue and, in some cases, bone is removed to expose more of the visible part of a tooth. It is a safe procedure that does not affect healthy tooth structure.

A ‘gummy smile’ is a term used to describe a smile with teeth that appears too short because an unusual amount of bone and soft tissue hide part of the crown. But crown lengthening is not used solely for cosmetic reasons. When a tooth is injured and breaks at the gum line, or if a filling or crown comes off a tooth that contains decay, crown lengthening makes additional tooth structure accessible for further restorative work. It is also used to treat some types of periodontal disease.

At Love Your Smile in Kelowna, cosmetic dentistry can give you the smile you’ve always wanted. Patients from Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6 also come to us for general and restorative dentistry. Request an appointment today!

Contact Love Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

250-860-8900

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301-1890 Cooper Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 8B7

 

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What is a Beautiful Smile Worth?

smile makeovers Kelowna

What is a beautiful smile worth? People who have used cosmetic dentistry at Love Your Smile in Kelowna to improve their smiles say it’s worth every penny of the cost.

Your smile is a part of you that you share with your family, friends, and colleagues every day. An attractive smile creates confidence. If you are uncomfortable with your smile, you waste mental and physical energy trying to hide it.

How would your life improve if you felt comfortable in every social and professional situation?

If you have been trying to hide your smile for years, what erroneous assumptions have others made about you? Do you come across as self-conscious or distant because you hardly laugh at jokes and barely crack a smile when you meet someone for the first time?

A cosmetic dentistry smile makeover can completely change your life and self-image. At Love Your Smile in Kelowna, we’ve improved the smiles of people throughout Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6, who also come to our practice for general and restorative dentistry. Request an appointment today!

Contact Love Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

250-860-8900

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301-1890 Cooper Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 8B7

 

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Cosmetic Dental Artistry

Kelowna Cosmetic Dental Artistry

Cosmetic dentistry at Love Your Smile in Kelowna is part science and part art. Our objective is creating positive changes to the teeth and smiles of our patients.

In order to achieve an attractive, yet natural looking result, we do more than recommend specific procedures. We consider the shape, alignment, colour and condition of the teeth. In order to create a balanced look, the facial shape and tooth shade is taken into account. The patient’s age, health condition and lifestyle all influence the plan.

In other words, there is no one-size-fits-all treatment plan.

Smile enhancement through cosmetic dentistry can have dramatic results in your overall appearance. Even one procedure, such as teeth whitening, can make a big difference in how you see yourself.

Your teeth take a lot of wear and tear over the years, but cosmetic dentistry from Love Your Smile in Kelowna can restore your smile’s youthful appearance. People from Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6 also come to our office for complete general dentistry. Request an appointment with us today!

Contact Love Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

250-860-8900

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301-1890 Cooper Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 8B7

 

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Lighten Up!

Lighten Up In Kelowna

Most adults have watched as their smiles have grown dull with time, and would love to have a brighter, whiter smile. At Love Your Smile in Kelowna, brightening smiles has never been easier.

You might think that a teeth whitening product from the store is the quickest way to whiter teeth. It’s true there are lots of choices, from whitening gels and strips to toothpastes. But they won’t deliver the results you’ll see from professional whitening.

We offer in-office Zoom!® whitening, a light-activated system that can whiten your teeth in a single appointment, as well as take-home strips. Zoom!® penetrates deep into the tooth enamel to bleach away years of stains and discolorations, and take home trays are an effective at-home option.

At Love Your Smile in Kelowna, we lighten smiles with teeth whitening every day. People from Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6 come to us for whitening and other cosmetic dentistry procedures. Request an appointment!

Contact Love Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

250-860-8900

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301-1890 Cooper Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 8B7

 

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What Does A Beautiful Smile Say About You?

What a Beautiful British Columbia Smile Says About You

A beautiful smile can make you look more intelligent and interesting, and even more friendly and successful. If nature didn’t bless you with a great smile, you can improve what you have with cosmetic dentistry from Love Your Smile in Kelowna.

Cosmetic dentistry is a general term that refers to a group of procedures that improve the appearance of any smile. If your smile has dulled over the years, or if there are gaps or cracks that diminish its appearance, cosmetic dentistry may be just the thing for you.

Available Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

  • Teeth whitening will out-whiten any product you can buy at the store. You’ll be amazed!
  • Porcelain veneers are thin shells of super-strong porcelain attached to the fronts of teeth to cover chips, cracks, and gaps.
  • Clear braces from Invisalign® bring crooked teeth into proper alignment, without any metal brackets.

There has never been a better time to upgrade your smile with cosmetic dentistry from Love Your Smile in Kelowna. People from Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6 also come to us for general dentistry services. Request an appointment today!

Contact Love Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

250-860-8900

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301-1890 Cooper Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 8B7

 

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Is Cosmetic Dentistry For You?

Kelowna smile makeover

Many of the patients who visit Love Your Smile in Kelowna have questions about cosmetic dentistry. There is some reliable information online, but there are many questions that only a dentist can answer.

New improvements in cosmetic dentistry have made it safe, affordable, and worth your consideration if you want to improve your smile and look younger.

Cosmetic dentistry is all about making positive changes to the appearance of your teeth and smile, while at the same time complementing the integrity of your dental health. We use it to improve the colour of your teeth, fix any flaws, and even replace missing teeth.

The procedures we offer do more than just improve the appearance of your smile. Many of the available treatments can address specific issues, like an improper bite.

Cosmetic dentistry from Love Your Smile in Kelowna can transform your smile! Patients throughout Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6 also come to our practice for restorative and general dentistry. Request an appointment today!

Contact Love Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

250-860-8900

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301-1890 Cooper Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1Y 8B7

 

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