Cosmetic Dentistry

Kevin D. Fong, DDS

Dentist located in Hayward, CA

Whether it’s a job interview or a date, your smile can make or break your first impression. Luckily, Dr. Kevin Fong provides effective cosmetic dentistry procedures at his Hayward, California, office that enhance smiles and produce game-changing results. He can improve the appearance of discolored, crooked, or missing teeth with a variety of services that also maintain the health and function of your teeth. To learn more about cosmetic dentistry, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry aims to enhance your smile and provide aesthetic benefits, while also improving the function and health of your teeth and gums.

Modern advances in cosmetic dentistry allow you to address a variety of imperfections that might hinder your smile, including missing, crooked, cracked, chipped, or discolored teeth.

What are some types of cosmetic dentistry services?

Dr. Fong offers a variety of cosmetic dentistry services that can help restore or enhance your smile, including:

Veneers

Veneers are thin porcelain layerings that are bonded to your natural teeth. Porcelain can be made to match the shade and appearance of natural teeth. Veneers help cover flaws like misaligned, discolored, or cracked teeth.

They’re custom-made in a dental lab using impressions of your teeth. They’re sturdy, long-lasting, and don’t affect functions like chewing and speaking.

Teeth whitening

In-office or at-home teeth whitening can give your smile the boost it needs.

With either a convenient, short procedure at the office, or a steady regimen of wearing a whitening tray at home on your own time, you can whiten your teeth by several shades and smile confidently.

The effects are long-lasting but not permanent.

Bonding

Bonding refers to using a tooth-colored composite plastic to repair decayed, fractured, or chipped teeth to improve their appearance. The composite used in bonding can be shaped and polished to match your natural teeth.

Bonding can be done in a single visit with Dr. Fong.

Gum surgery

Severe gum recession can lead to oral health problems and a “gummy” smile. Cosmetic gum surgery enhances the appearance of your gums and involves using grafting techniques to stimulate gum tissue regeneration.

What are the benefits of cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry helps fill in the appearance of your face, enhance your smile by addressing flaws in your teeth and gums, and provides a boost to your self-confidence.

Leaving issues like gaps in your smile, discolored teeth, or receding gums untreated can lead to a host of problems like decay, tooth loss, or the problematic shifting of your teeth.

Also, cosmetic dentistry helps keep you looking and feeling younger and healthier.

Is cosmetic dentistry safe?

Yes, the cosmetic dentistry procedures Dr. Fong performs are perfectly safe and achieve excellent, transformative results.

As is the case with all procedures, there are potential side effects such as tooth sensitivity or minor swelling, but these generally subside quickly and present minimal discomfort.

To learn more about Dr. Fong’s cosmetic dentistry offerings, call or schedule an initial consultation at his office today.