How Bright Can You Shine?

Affordable Kelowna Cosmetic Dentistry

Do you want brighter, whiter teeth? Most people notice their teeth dull as the years go by. But foods, drinks, and even mouthwashes can stain teeth at any age. At Choose Your Smile in Kelowna, we can do something about that with cosmetic dentistry.

Or can you do it on your own? Over the counter products like whitening strips or toothpaste may slightly lighten stains, but for a truly dazzling smile, it takes professional-grade materials.

If you have dental veneers, bonding, or bridges, teeth whitening bleach will not impact the stains and your whitened natural teeth may make your dental work look even duller in comparison. At Choose Your Smile we can advise you about new dental work, including veneers or bondings, if these have discolored with age.

Brushing after meals can help prevent staining. But immediately after consuming acidic foods or drinks, just rinse your mouth with water. Brushing before the acids are neutralized or washed away can break down enamel.

In-office teeth whitening takes about an hour and bleaches teeth to a whiter-than-ever brilliance. Professional take-home whitening kits are also available and can produce fantastic results over time.

For more information about teeth whitening, contact Choose Your Smile in Kelowna. We also offer general dentistry.

Contact Choose 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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Are Dental Veneers Reversible?

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Whenever someone considers cosmetic dentistry to improve their smile, porcelain veneers usually come into the conversation. They are one of the procedures offered at Choose Your Smile in Kelowna.

Unlike a crown that completely covers the tooth, a veneer is a super thin layer of a heavy-duty, medical grade porcelain, composite bonding, or ceramic. When bonded to a tooth, the veneer creates a natural-looking new surface. It instantly improves the appearance of the visible portion of your tooth.

Porcelain veneers can fix many minor to moderate issues, including the size, shape, and color of your teeth. Gaps between teeth can be filled, as well as the lengthening or shortening of teeth to complete your attractive smile.

At our initial consultation, we’ll discuss your goals for the procedure, and both types of veneers: porcelain and prepless. Before a porcelain veneer is put on the tooth, we first removes a very thin layer of enamel. Enamel cannot be replaced, which is one reason this technique is permanent.

With prepless veneers, enamel removal is frequently not required. When no enamel is removed, the treatment can be reversible.

Additionally, it is possible to use both types of veneers for multiple teeth, depending on the condition of each tooth.

Veneers are one of the many cosmetic dentistry procedures available at Choose Your Smile in Kelowna. Please visit our smile gallery to see what we can do. We also provide teeth whitening, as well as general dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

250-860-8900

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

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

 


Deceptively Simple: Dental Implants in Kelowna

It’s a deceptively simple idea: replace a missing tooth by attaching an artificial one directly to the patient’s jaw. It’s an idea that has been around for a thousand years or more, but in the last half century, it has become an exact science. Dental implants are one of the specialties offered at Choose Your Smile in Kelowna.

First, let’s clear up one point: a dental implant refers not to the artificial tooth, but to the titanium post that is embedded in the jaw. It goes where the tooth root used to be, and because of that, helps to prevent bone recession. An artificial tooth sits on top of the post.

A bridge used to be the only real option for people who wanted to replace a missing tooth. Not anymore. The American Dental Association says that dental implants are one of the biggest advances in dentistry. They look and function just like a natural tooth.

Even people who are missing all of their teeth can benefit from dental implants. New, permanent styles of dentures can be supported in the jaw by implants. They are far more secure than traditional dentures.

If you have lost one or more of your natural teeth, dental implants may be just what you’ve been hoping for. Call us at Choose Your Smile in Kelowna to see if you are a viable candidate. We also provide sedation dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry procedures like teeth whitening. Make an appointment with us today.

Contact Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

250-860-8900

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

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

 


5 Reasons To Choose Cosmetic Dentistry

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When was the last time you looked into the mirror? Were you totally satisfied by what you saw? If the answer is, “Not really,” then you may want to check out at these 5 great reasons to talk to the team at Choose Your Smile in Kelowna about cosmetic dentistry procedures.

1. The first reason is that a little cosmetic dentistry goes a long way. Some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as teeth whitening, are simple and easy to do, but they can have significant results.

2. Next, you might be surprised at how economical it is! Next time you are in the office of your dentist, ask for a price chart. You may be pleasantly surprised.

3. Don’t worry about pain, your dentist will keep you comfortable. Many cosmetic dental patients expect the procedures to be painful, but dentists are trained to help you stay relaxed and free from discomfort. This is true whether you are getting dental implants, veneers, or a complete smile makeover.

4. You’re never too old! Many mature men and women think that cosmetic dentistry procedures are only for the young, but teeth continue to change throughout your life and these procedures may be exactly what is needed. Plus, many satisfied patients say they look years younger after their procedures are complete.

5. Your cosmetic dentist can treat your particular cosmetic dental problem. Some folks have been led to believe that they have to live with chipped, cracked, or missing teeth, but today’s dentists have the tools and procedures to fix a wide array of dental troubles.

At Choose Your Smile in Kelowna, we would love to serve you. Please visit our smile gallery to see what we can do. In addition to cosmetic dentistry, we provide general dentistry. Make an appointment with us today.

Contact Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

250-860-8900

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

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

 


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:

250-860-8900

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:

250-860-8900

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:

250-860-8900

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

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

 


Teeth Whitening in Kelowna: A Popular Procedure

Teeth whitening is quickly becoming one of the most popular dental procedures in Kelowna. It seems that everyone is whitening their teeth to help their smiles look younger and brighter.

Many men and women are turning to over-the-counter solutions to whiten and a brighten their smiles. It may seem like the path of least resistance, but there can be disadvantages to this approach.

There are pitfalls to using these over-the-counter product to whiten your teeth. Here is some basic advice on teeth whitening from Choose Your Smile:

First, we encourage you to visit our office before starting a tooth whitening system. Dr. Stephen Malfair can help you determine whether your teeth can be safely and effectively whitened. He can also recommend the teeth whitening solutions that will work best.

Over-the-counter teeth whitening products will provide varying degrees of efficacy. If used incorrectly they can lead to problems, including tooth sensitivity, over-whitening, damage to tooth enamel, and uneven coloration.

Most manufacturers of teeth whitening product recommend that you visit your dentist if things go wrong. We recommend the opposite: talk to us first, to help you avoid any problems in the first place. An ounce of prevention, after all, is worth a pound of cure.

Our caring team is available to discuss your options and check your teeth. We want to make sure you will get the best possible teeth whitening results available in Kelowna.

Contact Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

250-860-8900

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

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

 


Want Whiter Teeth?

Whiter Teeth for Kelowna Teeth whitening has become very popular as an affordable, manageable way to enhance your smile with little effort and no pain.

Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair can help you understand your options for teeth whitening and the effects you may expect from various teeth whitening options.

Over-the-counter whitening systems can give varied effects, with many users not happy with over-the-counter teeth whitening products.

Your cosmetic dentist can help you whiten your teeth effectively and obtain professional results. If you are ready to try a teeth whitening product, please give us a call at 250-860-8900 to schedule a teeth whitening consultation.

Our caring staff would love to answer any questions you have about general, cosmetic, restorative, or pediatric dental treatment. Here are some of our services:

Cosmetic Dentistry
Dental Implants
Sedation Dentistry
Teeth Whitening
Porcelain Veneers

If you are searching for quality, friendly dental care in the Kelowna area, call us here at Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair. We are currently accepting new patients at our comfortable, state-of-the-art dental office. Our experienced staff is committed to providing superior dental care to our valued patients.

 

Contact Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

250-860-8900

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

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

 


Does Whitening Toothpaste Work?

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Are yellowing teeth getting you down? If so, you are not alone! Some of the most common concerns of Mission, V1Y 8B7, and V1W 3C6 dental patients pertain to cosmetic dentistry procedures like teeth whitening.

Because many dental products such as toothpastes and mouthwashes say they can illuminate your teeth, it’s natural to consider changing your brand of toothpaste.

Whitening toothpastes work by adding chemical agents that can gently polish and whiten teeth. However, these substances can only remove stains that are on the surface of the teeth. This commonly results in whitening by roughly one shade.

On the other hand, plenty of Kelowna dentists offer quick in-office teeth whitening procedures that can usually beautify your teeth anywhere from three to eight shades. That is quite a difference!

Once you see the dramatic changes that can happen with in-office whitening, why not go for the whole smile makeover? Using unprecedented cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers, crowns, inlays, braces, dental implants, bonding, gum contouring, Kelowna dentists are helping patients get the fantastic look they desire.

Hi, I’m Dr. Stephen Malfair, a Kelowna dentist. If you are looking for quality dental care in the Mission, V1Y 8B7, or V1W 3C6 area, I hope you’ll give us a call at 250-860-8900.

Here at Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair, we offer Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Implants, Sedation Dentistry, and Teeth Whitening.

Call for your appointment today!

 

Contact Choose Your Smile – Dr. Stephen Malfair:

250-860-8900

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

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