At Mission Creek Dental, we are inspired by how our patient’s lives are changed and improved when we give them the smile they have always dreamed of. We take the approach of assessing patient’s facial features and natural tooth form to create veneers or crowns that complement the face and do not overpower the existing features. We do not want to create smiles that look like artificial; instead we want our patient’s smiles to be radiant and natural.
Cosmetic dentistry is exciting because it can truly enhance a person’s life. Even though cosmetic dentistry is elective and often not health related, benefits can be as far reaching as improving self-confidence, improving job prospects, and giving a person a more youthful appearance. Cosmetic dentistry is used for correcting, or concealing various concerns including stains, misshapen teeth, proportionately small teeth, chips, cracks, gapped teeth, and ragged gum lines, that often diminish a person’s self-confidence in his or her smile. Most patients do not enjoy coming in for a filling, however, getting a smile make-over or enhancement can be life transforming. Dr. Kim loves making people excited by the transformation of their smile.
Oh my goodness, I am so happy that I found Dr. Kim for my dentist! I recently had 7 crowns and a bridge done and am overjoyed with the care I received from Dr. Kim and his staff. It is a large procedure and naturally I was scared. Everything was explained to me so I knew what to expect. I was never uncomfortable or in pain. I didn’t even feel the needle! Dr. Kim is extremely skilled! My teeth look …read more testimonials.
Porcelain veneers are a great option for creating a beautiful smile and disguising teeth that have broken, chipped or discoloured over time. Veneers are also a great solution for patients who are unhappy with the shape or length of their teeth. A veneer is a thin layer of material usually made from porcelain that is custom made to match the shape and colour that best suits the teeth then bonded to existing tooth structure. A is generally used to improve the aesthetics of a tooth or to protect the tooth from damage and can often be an alternative to crowns. The material use is durable but may need to be replaced in the future.
A dental crown (commonly known as a cap) is a dental restoration that replaces the outer surface of your tooth with ceramic material and/or gold. It is commonly used to restore a tooth when it is too damaged to support a filling or only. A crown will strengthen your tooth, improve its colour and restore it to an ideal shape to improve your bite and smile.
Dr. Kim and his staff are friendly and welcoming. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone. They instantly make you feel at ease. Thanks again… read more patient testimonies.
Composite (tooth coloured) fillings are used to restore a tooth that has decay, fractures, or cracks. Composites and silver amalgams are materials that are used for dental restoration. Since composite fillings come in a variety of shades they can be easily matched to the colour of the existing teeth and are more aesthetically pleasing for anterior teeth. The treatment is usually placed in one appointment and you may experience sensitivity to hot and cold when the composite fillings are first placed. As with most dental filling material there are advantages and disadvantages. You will be able to discuss with your dentist the option that best suits you.
I’ve been a dedicated Mission Creek Dental patient for over 20 years now, and I welcome the opportunity to give them the highest praise! You’d be hard pressed to find a better Dentist than Dr. Kim in all of Kelowna. He’s kind, knowledgeable, gentle and very efficient. And the support staff are absolutely the best, bar none. And you have to check out their new office! It’s boss!
A whiter, brighter smile is beautiful – it can help you feel better about yourself and make a memorable impression. Staining culprits such as coffee, tea and red wine as well as the aging process can stain and darken your teeth. We will make you custom fit whitening trays that you can use during the day or night with a whitening gel that will remove stubborn stains from teeth and brighten your smile.
A very pleasant experience as a first time patient. Gorgeous clinic, so beautifully thought out and the views are amazing. It makes a huge amount of difference looking at an incredible view whilst having your teeth attended to! Dr Kim is exceptionally gentle and very kind. Highly recommend Dr Kim and his staff.
Implants are a perfect dental solution for replacing lost or extracted teeth and overall, create a functional and natural look. Implants enhance your smile as well as your lifestyle. Dental implants are among the most common treatment alternative for missing teeth. A wide variety of dental implants provide a number of dental benefits and are an excellent option for missing, broken, or cracked teeth. Dental implants are an excellent option for ensuring proper tooth and chewing function and completing your smile. They can replace a singular tooth or multiple teeth. Miniature dental implants can be placed with one visit.
Dental implants anchor a prosthetic tooth (Crown) within the jawbone, and under the gums. Implants can last for a lifetime when given appropriate preventative dental maintenance. Most importantly, because of their established durability, dental implants provide a long-lasting dental health solution. Implants are so integrative and low maintenance, that patients often forget they even have them as the years go by.
Quality aesthetic implants are created from titanium but some types may be composed of metallic, ceramic or biocompatible materials such as zirconia, stainless steel and titanium alloy. Implants are firmly anchored in the mouth, and for this reason, do not impact speech. In contrast to bridges, dental implants do not require adjustments to adjacent teeth and are therefore less invasive. After implants are placed and a Crown is attached, the new ‘tooth’ is fully operational and look just like a natural tooth.
Whether replacing one tooth or a full arch, implants provide many advantages over other tooth replacement alternatives. They are a suitable choice, if an adult has healthy gums, and there’s enough healthy bone in the jaw to hold the implant. While, dental implants are a fairly substantial financial investment, flexible funding alternatives may be arranged. Please call us for a no charge consult to see if implants are the right option for you.