About smile makeovers
Over your lifetime, you may have had injuries, dental issues, and other complications that have made your smile less than perfect. A smile makeover at Patrick Yoshikane, D.D.S. is a unique treatment plan of restorative and cosmetic procedures that can aid in improving the appearance of your smile and overall oral health. A smile makeover may consist of tooth whitening (in-office or at-home treatments), cosmetic bonding, and replacing metal fillings with tooth-colored fillings. Your smile makeover may also include restorations, such as bridges or crowns, to fill in gaps in your smile. If you want to know more about making over your smile so that it's healthy and beautiful, make an appointment with Dr. Patrick Yoshikane at his practice in Orange, CA to receive your custom treatment plan.
"Dr. Yoshikane and his staff are awesome. They have been my wife and her families dentist forever and have been my dentist for the last two years. They helped me out recently at the last minute with my wisdom teeth. I had been putting it off for 20 plus years because they never hurt and out of the blue the one on my upper left jaw became inflamed and began causing me pretty bad pain. I gave them a call and they got me in to check it out and after seeing the inflammation the set me up to get them out. Dr. Yoshikane asked me if I wanted sedation or local and I said local. I am not a big fan of sedation and dental work doesn't weird me out. The procedure went great and Dr. Yoshikane and his assistant checked on my pain level throughout the whole procedure to make sure I was not in pain. It was a great experience and I would recommend him to anyone local looking for a great dental office who does everything they can to help their patients as quickly as they can."- G.S. / Yelp / Nov 09, 2018
"Dr. Yoshikane and his team are friendly, informative and ease the anxiety that dental visits bring. Over the years I've heard many horror stories about wisdom teeth removal so when my turn came to finally part with mine, I was very apprehensive. Dr. Y took the time to thoroughly explain all the pros and cons, laid out a detailed plan then he and his team made sure my comfort and care during the procedure were top notch. Visits to the dentist no longer trigger anxiety attacks thanks to Dr Yoshikane's office."- L.M. / Yelp / Jul 24, 2019
"Dr. Patrick and his team far exceed all expectations! They take excellent care of their clients! They are great at communicating your appointments, costs and tips on keeping your teeth healthy! When you walk into the office you won't feel like you're in a dentist office because EVERYONE is so friendly and personable! Every employee goes out of their way to introduce themselves to you. Just like most people, I used to hate going to the dentist but now I look forward to my appointments every time! I can't wait to see everyone in the office! Dr. Patrick and his staff really are the best of the best!"- H.F. / Yelp / Apr 12, 2019
"Best pain free dentist I have ever met"- E.C. / Facebook / Jun 28, 2019
"Dr. Yoshikane and his team are an incredible group of people. I came in for a gum contouring experience and was blown away by how nice and welcoming everyone is, and I am even more amazed by how good my smile looks now. Dr. Yoshikane will take good care of you and you can always be sure you're in good hands no matter what."- M.N. / Yelp / Apr 30, 2019
A smile makeover may be helpful if you would like to enhance the look of your teeth, or if you desire multiple cosmetic or restorative procedures. Dr. Yoshikane will personalize your smile makeover treatment plan to fit your goals and address your concerns, but it may include whitening to address discoloration and stains on your enamel. Other cosmetic procedures that may be included in your plan are bonding and contouring to correct the length and shape of your teeth, and to mask minor openings between teeth. Restorations (bridges and crowns) may be used to replace a lost tooth or teeth. At Patrick Yoshikane, D.D.S., we offer custom restorations to ensure they match your natural teeth for a seamless look.
Prior to performing any cosmetic treatments, Dr. Yoshikane will have to ensure that your gums and teeth are healthy. If you have any restrictive oral health issues, such as a dental malocclusion or periodontal disease, then this will have to be treated first.
What To Expect
Each smile makeover is unique so Dr. Yoshikane will discuss exactly what to expect throughout your treatment, such as the number of visits you might require. He can work with you to plan out your appointment(s) to complete all of the steps in your makeover. Local anesthesia will be needed before a few of your treatments, but other sedation options may be suggested if you need help relaxing due to dental worries or anxieties. During your smile makeover, Dr. Yoshikane, along with his team, will be available to answer any questions or help you feel more comfortable.
As soon as your smile makeover is complete, you should maintain the health and brilliance of your smile with an ideal home oral care regimen (both flossing and brushing daily). Along with daily maintenance, you need to schedule dental examinations and cleanings at Patrick Yoshikane, D.D.S. so Dr. Yoshikane can monitor your progress. With proper care, the outcomes of your smile makeover should last for several years. Touch-up procedures every couple of years, such as teeth whitening, might help to refresh your smile. Restorations and veneers might also have to be replaced or repaired, which will all be discussed with Dr. Yoshikane during your visits.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Yoshikane can help create a smile makeover plan that matches both your goals and budget. He can estimate the price of your treatment program and go over payment options we take, like low-interest dental financing. The cosmetic treatments in a smile makeover are usually not covered by dental insurance, although some restorations may be partly insured. Our office will contact your insurance carrier to ascertain your exact coverage and personal expenses.
makeover your smile
Let Patrick Yoshikane, D.D.S. help you create a smile you'll be proud to show the world with a custom smile makeover. At your consultation with Dr. Patrick Yoshikane, he will go over the restorative and cosmetic dental procedures that fit your esthetic objectives. Contact our Orange, CA office to schedule your smile makeover consultation.