Cosmetic Dentistry & Smile Makeovers
Experienced Dentist for a Beautiful, Confident Smile!
Nothing provides an immediate boost in self-confidence like a beautiful new, white smile. Whether you need a full makeover or just want a few cosmetic adjustments, Dr. Kim can provide you with the smile you are looking for!
Dr. Kim has been performing cosmetic dentistry for over 20 years and has helped hundreds of patients achieve the smiles they’ve always wanted. In addition to being a general dentist, Dr. Kim is a Harvard-trained prosthodontist, a specialist in the aesthetic and functional restoration of teeth. Due to their advanced training in the aesthetic aspects of dentistry, prosthodontists are considered the closest thing to cosmetic specialists.
Complimentary Cosmetic Consultation
Take advantage of our Complimentary Cosmetic Consultation to find out how you can get the smile you want. You will meet with the doctor, find out your treatment options and get all your questions answered. Your visit will include:
- Meet with the doctor
- Get your questions answered
- Learn about treatment options
*This consultation does not include x-rays
To make an appointment, call 949-288-2690 or click here to request an appointment online.
Veneers are thin porcelain coverings that are bonded to the front surfaces of teeth to change their shape, size and color. Their versatility allows Dr. Kim to truly create the ideal smile for each patient. Dr. Kim is very experienced with veneers and uses a detailed process to ensure that your new smile will look natural, address the issues you want to correct, and complement your unique individual features.
Another advantage of veneers is that you can get results relatively quickly. In just two or three visits, you can have the perfect, beautiful new smile you want.
Chairside Veneers: Composite Bonding
To fix minor cosmetic and structural flaws, Dr. Kim uses dental bonding—also known as “chairside veneers.” Dental bonding is a tooth-colored paste that is carefully molded on the teeth in layers and hardened using a curing light.
Dental bonding is not as natural-looking and durable as porcelain veneers, but it can be a great solution if you only need to make small changes. Dr. Kim takes a conservative approach to cosmetic dentistry, and will use the minimum treatment possible to get the results you want. He will let you know which options he recommends for you, after a detailed oral exam.
Dr. Kim provides durable and aesthetic dental crowns created from high-quality porcelain. As a prosthodontist, he is a specialist in the restoration of broken-down teeth, and he has special training in the fabrication of crowns that are optimally aesthetic and functional.
Dr. Kim provides single crowns in one visit. He uses our in-office dental CAD/CAM unit to design and mill your crown while you wait, so you won’t have to wear a temporary or come back for a second appointment.
Whitening is a relatively simple way to make a tremendous difference in the appearance of your smile—but not all whitening systems are the same.
Dr. Kim uses the premium KöR® whitening system to provide both the best experience and the best results in teeth whitening. KöR is renowned as the most effective teeth whitening system available, and it also produces the least sensitivity. KöR whitening consists of a process spanning several weeks, and includes both in-office treatment and whitening at home for the best results. With KöR, you will get a noticeable and long-lasting improvement in brightness, while protecting your teeth from unnecessary irritation and discomfort.
Teeth Straightening with Invisalign and Fastbraces
Dr. Kim provides effective teeth straightening for adults and teens using Invisalign® clear aligners and Fastbraces®.
Dr. Kim uses the Invisalign system to comfortably straighten teeth with a series of clear, removable plastic aligners instead of metal braces. Invisalign treatment takes about the same amount of time to complete as teeth straightening with traditional braces and is just as effective.
For patients who require traditional metal braces and brackets, Dr. Kim uses the revolutionary Fastbraces system. Fastbraces have a patented triangular bracket design that enables faster tooth movement using only very gentle forces. With Fastbraces, the roots and crowns of the teeth are repositioned simultaneously, instead of just moving crowns during one stage and roots during another stage. Because of this, treatment is usually twice as fast as with traditional braces.
Gum Recession Treatment
Our in-house gum treatment specialist, Dr. Deborah Ruprecht, provides minimally invasive, effective treatment for gum recession. He uses a gentle technique to treat up to 14 teeth in one appointment, without the need for sutures or grafting.
For patients who are not candidates for this procedure, Dr. Ruprecht provides expert traditional gum grafting.
Treatment for a Gummy Smile or an Uneven Gumline
Having too much gum tissue can detract from the beauty of a smile—but excess gum tissue is not just a cosmetic issue. A gummy smile can make your teeth more difficult to clean and can increase your risk of gum disease.
Using an advanced dental laser, Dr. Kim gently removes excess tissue and creates a symmetrical, aesthetic gumline that is in harmonious proportion to the size of your teeth. This is a quick, gentle procedure that involves minimal recovery time and discomfort.