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Are you looking to enhance your smile?

Improving your smile can make a significant difference to your appearance and your confidence in your smile.

At your initial consultation, Dr. Yen will thoroughly assess and discuss  your aesthetic desires, and the realistic options to achieving the smile you’re after.

Achieving your look can start from simple re-contouring, whitening, bonding, to more complex treatments using crowns, bridges, orthodontics and implants. Whether you’re looking to change the shape or colour of teeth, close spaces between teeth, replace missing teeth or align your teeth, Dr. Yen will be able to provide you with a professional opinion and treatment options to make this possible.

Some of the most popular procedures include:

Teeth whitening
Boost your confidence with brighter, whiter teeth. Say goodbye to stained teeth from years of discolouration from tea, coffee, red wine, smoking or simply ageing. Lightening them by a few shades can take years off your appearance and brighten your smile. We offer both In-Office whitening and professional take-home whitening kits.

Veneers
Dental veneers are the ideal standard in the delivery of this cosmetic enhancement of your teeth. They are highly aesthetic, effective and offer longevity in the preservation of your new smile. Whether you have chipped or worn down teeth, crooked teeth, or even gaps, veneers can be bonded over the top, creating a harmonious, aesthetic appearance.

Veneers are thin facings of porcelain (about 0.5mm in thickness) handmade for your teeth. They can effectively restore unaesthetic teeth to their ideal beauty and strength. The main advantage of veneers is that they require minimal preparation of the teeth, compared to more extensive procedures like crowns. This, therefore, offers a conservative means to achieving optimum aesthetics.

What is involved in the procedure?
At the first appointment, your dentist will thoroughly assess your teeth. Following that, a detailed discussion is carried out, where the dentist will explain the different options available, taking into consideration your aesthetic desires.

Once the treatment objectives are established, the teeth are prepared with meticulous care to ensure minimal reduction for the fabrication of the porcelain veneers.  Over the next two weeks while the veneers are being handcrafted by a highly skilled technician, you will have a set of composite veneers bonded to your teeth as a preview of the final result. This will allow you to assess the aesthetics and functionality of the final product.

At the fitting appointment, your dentist will assess the veneers for precise fit and aesthetics, and upon your satisfaction and agreement, the veneers are carefully bonded in place.

White fillings
White (or composite) fillings, also known as resin bonding, are a popular choice in restoring teeth with decay, small chips or large breaks. White fillings can range from small to full tooth restorations. Dr. Yen can discuss with you the best filling material suitable for your teeth.