It’s Not About Vanity: Cosmetic Dentistry in Kelowna

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We all seem them every day: people who seem to have it  together, with bright eyes and great smiles. At Choose Your Smile in Kelowna, we want you to be on the same footing: to look and feel your best. It’s not about vanity, it’s about reality in any professional community. With cosmetic dentistry, we can create a stunning smile so you’ll look and feel your best.

Teeth whitening, for example. This is one of the most in-demand treatments of modern dentistry. There are countless over-the-counter whitening products available, but none of them compare to the results you’ll get from professional teeth whitening. We offer Zoom! Whitening that can give you great results in a single office visit, and bleaching kits you can do yourself at home.

Porcelain veneers are also popular. These are thin shells of medical-grade ceramic that are attached to the front of your teeth. They’ll cover chips, cracks, and other imperfections, and produce a dazzlingly white smile.

Dental implants are an excellent way to replace a missing tooth. A titanium post is implanted in the jaw, where the old tooth’s root used to be, and a restoration goes on top of that. Not only do they look and function like a natural tooth, the implant prevents bone loss.

Cosmetic dentistry has other techniques to give you a beautiful smile. Call Choose Your Smile in Kelowna to schedule a consultation. We also provide general dentistry, gum disease treatment, and sedation dentistry.

Contact Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

778-478-3693

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

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

 


Quirky Dental Facts From The Kelowna Dentist

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At Choose Your Smile in Kelowna, we lighten up from time to time, and share some fun facts about dentistry. Enjoy!

  • A five thousand year old Sumerian text attributes tooth decay to “tooth worms.”
  • Before there was formal dental training and licensing, barbers often performed dental procedures. So did blacksmiths! How would you like your dental visit to involve tools used to hammer hot metal?
  • The Mayans were accomplished cosmetic dentists. One smile style in Mayan culture was bejeweled teeth – a procedure that involved the drilling of holes to embed precious gems. That’s a grill with major bling!
  • The average human produces 25,000 quarts of saliva in a lifetime. That is enough to fill up two swimming pools. (Not a very pleasant image, right?)
  • Nylon toothbrush bristles weren’t introduced until 1938. Prior to that, pig hair was a common bristle material.
  • A popular toothache treatment in medieval Germany was to kiss a donkey. There is no evidence that it worked.
  • Every person’s tongue is unique – just like a fingerprint.
  • In medieval Japan, black teeth were considered appealing. Style-conscious women used roots to stain their teeth.

At Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair, you won’t find pig hair, donkeys, or anvils. You will find first rate dental care and a caring team of dental professionals. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, and sedation dentistry.

Contact Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

778-478-3693

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

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

 


What You See And What You Don’t: Orthodontics in Kelowna

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If you’ve had restorations, orthodontic work, or a complete smile redesign, you want people to notice the results. In this post, those of us at Choose Your Smile in Kelowna describe three important smile makeover procedures that may not be apparent when you smile.

Invisible Braces
Modern orthodontics offers more than just traditional braces. While metal braces are the best option for some patients, clear braces provide a more convenient system. They are removable, so you can take them out when eating and sleeping. They’re also nearly impossible to see when being worn.

White Fillings

If you have metal fillings, you might be interested in replacing them with composite fillings that match your surrounding teeth. You can’t undo the decay, but you can make the metal disappear.

Tooth Implants

A dental implant is a metal (usually titanium) rod implanted into the jaw bone to replace a missing root. The crown and supporting structure are securely and permanently attached to the post. Titanium is super strong and well tolerated by the jaw. When the final crown is placed, your new tooth is indistinguishable from the others.

Choose Your Smile has been providing dental care since 2004. In addition to the orthodontic and cosmetic services previously mentioned, ask us about teeth whitening and sedation dentistry. We look forward to meeting you.

Contact Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

778-478-3693

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

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

 


Happy With Your Kelowna Dentist?

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Do you have a dentist? If you are in need of a dentist or are not happy with your current one, we invite you to visit Choose Your Smile to meet with us and discuss your dental needs. You don’t have to choose us, but we encourage you to find a dentist you like!

Our approach to dentistry emphasizes you, the patient. Our first priority is exceeding expectations. It’s essential that we t become familiar with each patient, which is why your first consultation may take some time. We can’t get to know each other in five minutes.

We want to know how are you doing. We’ll ask bout the current condition of your teeth and gums, what your fears and expectations are, and whether you have financial concerns about your visit. We understand that each patient has a unique set of circumstances.

At Choose Your Smile, we emphasize preventative dental care. When restorative dentistry is necessary, we always recommend the most conservative procedures. We discuss your options and consider the long term consequences of each treatment.

If you are interested in cosmetic dentistry, we can help. This is an umbrella term that includes dental implants, crowns, and teeth whitening, among other procedures. Miracles are possible with cosmetic dentistry.

Choose Your Smile is a no-pressure practice, and we encourage all our patients to get a second opinion about whatever we may discuss during your visit. Please call us to book a consultation. We’re confident you will feel good about choosing Choose Your Smile for your dental care.

Contact Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

778-478-3693

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

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

 


Live Better In Kelowna With Dental Implants

Kelowna Implant Dentistry Ill-fitting dentures can cause more problems for Kelowna denture wearers than they solve. If you live with loose dentures, you probably regard them as a necessary evil. Though they certainly look better than a toothless mouth, in practical terms they leave much to be desired because they affect two essential activities: eating and talking.

Unfortunately, many frustrated Mission denture wearers have quit dining in restaurants or engaging in social activities because they are afraid their dentures will slip.

Implant dental procedures are allowing former denture wearers to re-engage in life.

Consider the advantages of implant anchored dentures:

  • They are stable because the implant is anchored in the bone.
  • Your denture is fixed, it will not move around in your mouth.
  • They prevent bone loss that can occur when teeth are removed.
  • They eliminate the necessity of regular denture relines.
  • They do not irritate gums.
  • No denture adhesive is required.

V1Y 8B7 patients who have replaced their traditional dentures with implant overdentures enthusiastically say that the dental implant cost was more than worth it.

Do you want to eat normally again? What is the value of maintaining your facial shape? Can you put a price on confidence?

If you want more information about dental implants, call 778-478-3693 to schedule a consultation with Stephen Malfair. Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair is located at 301-1890 Cooper Rd in Kelowna. We have been providing advanced Kelowna dental care since 2004.

We work hard to exceed your expectations.

 

Contact Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

778-478-3693

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

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

 


Amazing Dental Implants

Cosmetic Dentistry The best permanent tooth replacement treatment available to Kelowna people who are missing teeth are revolutionary dental implants.

A dental implant is a metal (usually titanium) rod implanted into the bone to replace the missing root. The crown and supporting structure are securely and permanently attached to the rod. Titanium is amazingly strong and extremely well tolerated by the human body. There are very few instances of rejection. In fact, many Kelowna implant dentists are not familiar with any such cases.

Tooth implants offer a long-term solution to tooth loss. Are you a good candidate for tooth implant surgery?

Because the metal rod is anchored into the jaw bone, it is critical that you have enough healthy bone at the implant site. Dr. Stephen Malfair can determine if you do. Age is rarely a factor. Dental implants have proved to be successful for V1Y 8B7 people of all ages.

There are a few medical issues that may affect your eligibility for implants. These include diabetes, osteoporosis, radiation therapy for cancer, parathyroid disorders, bone disorders and leukemia. The presence of one or more of these conditions does not necessarily mean an implant cannot work for you; discuss any health problems with Stephen Malfair during your implant consultation.

Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair is located at 1890 Cooper Rd Ste 301 in Kelowna. Call 778-478-3693 to schedule an implant consultation.

Contact Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

778-478-3693

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

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

 


Tooth Restoration: Dental Implants And Dental Bridges

Kelowna Dental Implants and Dental Bridges When my Kelowna patients ask me about Kelowna tooth restoration, I usually tell them about fixed (or ‘traditional’) dental bridges or tooth implants. A dental bridge is an artificial tooth which replaces a missing tooth. The false tooth (called a ‘pontic’) is fused to porcelain crowns on either side of the missing tooth.

Tooth replacement has been a highly requested procedure at my Kelowna dental practice. Patients from the V1Y 8B7 area and V1W 3C6 area have expressed concern about tooth replacement for many years. Most of my questions in the Kelowna area have to do with the strength of the tooth replacement and durability.

Dental implants are also popular. A dental implant consists of a titanium post surgically inserted into the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. The post integrates with the bone to provide a stable foundation for the replacement tooth.

After it has bonded with the bone (it usually takes three to six months), a smaller post is attached. This post extends above the gum line. The artificial tooth (crown) is then attached. The entire process takes several months, but consistently yields terrific results for Kelowna tooth restoration patients.

Both British Columbia smile restoration options preserve or restore facial contour and allow you to talk and eat normally. Tooth replacements prevent adjoining teeth from gradually shifting and can help correct bite problems, also.

Tooth implants and dental bridges can replace one or more missing teeth. Many Kelowna area dental patients have been treated successfully with these tooth restoration alternatives.

Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair is located at 1890 Cooper Rd Ste 301 in Kelowna. We serve the Kelowna, Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6 communities with superior dental care.  We offer a full range of general and cosmetic dental procedures. Ask us about Teeth WhiteningSedation DentistryCosmetic Dentistry and Dental Implants. 

Contact Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

778-478-3693

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1890 Cooper Rd Ste 301
Kelowna, BC
V1Y 8B7

 


All On 4 Implants

You can get permanent, secure teeth in a cost every way thanks to All On 4 Implants.

The reason All-on-4 procedure is attractive to people with dentures or in need of full upper and/or lower restorations is how cost effective and efficient this technique is. Receive just 4 implants and a full set of new replacement teeth in only one appointment.Dr. Malfair and the Choose Your Smile Dental Clinic team can help you say goodbye to dentures. The procedure only takes one day and you can eat anything you want immediately after. All on 4 Implants don’t require grafting, so you will have a quick recovery time.

We also offer Sedation to ensure that your dental procedure goes as smoothly as possible.


Are Implants For You?

Get the smile you’ve always dreamed of.

Dr. Malfair and the team at Choose Your Smile in Kelowna focus on the best long-term solution for missing teeth. There are various dental implants that can be used to restore your smile and your confidence.

Implants are your second chance to enjoy the foods you love and partake in photos that you usually avoid. Dr. Malfair and his team have been practicing and leading the way in implant systems to create procedures that are effective and have reduced recovery times.

Dental implants are artificial roots and are a great option for filling spaces as you can attach anything to them once they have set in the bone. They are strong, durable and look great. This choice has big advantages over bridge work on teeth for filling gaps because dental implants:

  • can’t get decay under them like bridges can;
  • leave the teeth on either side of the space remain untouched;
  • can support anything so can be useful much further into the future;
  • are far more cost effective (over the long haul) than either root canal and crown treated teeth or bridgework;
  • can look far better esthetically because the teeth are not joined;
  • are easier to maintain.

The team at Choose Your Smile Dental Clinic has been restoring and placing dental implants since 2006. You can services done that vary from single tooth replacements, implants supported bridges, implant supported dentures and several other full mouth procedures.

We also offer IV Sedation and Relaxation Dentistry to ensure your service is done with as little anxiety as possible.


All-on-4, Get a Permanent Smile

All-on-4 Dental Implants offers both long-lasting and immediate benefits to your smile both aesthetically and functionally. Not only will this implant technique improves your overall look, you will be able to eat whatever you want and heal faster than traditional methods.

These are permanent implant supported teeth that look and feel like natural teeth. They are much more comfortable than dentures as they don’t move around. You can’t even take them out if you want to! On top of that All-on-4 implants prevent bone deterioration and restore your facial features.

The procedure only takes 5 hours per arch. The All-on-4 procedure requires little bone grafting for most patients, unlike many traditional implant procedures. All-on-4 dental implants save time, money and ultimately discomfort.

Published studies show a 98% success rate using All-on-4 dental implants. The perfect candidate for this procedure is someone who is currently wearing dentures or who is going to need dentures in their future. There is no age limit, but the patient must be in good health.

You have the choices between getting your upper or lower arch or both arches done. Dr. Malfair and his team will determine which procedure meets your needs when it comes to your health and budget. Also, all fees will be discussed during the consultation appointment prior to your surgery.

Once you have had the procedure done, our team of specialists and dental hygienists at Choose Your Smile Dental Clinic will review oral hygiene instructions with you and will recommend the most appropriate oral hygiene treatment plan.

It is time to create the smile you have always wanted. You will get the functionality and look you deserve. No one will know you have implants unless you tell them. If you would like more information please feel free to reach out to us on our Contact Us page.