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.
"I recently was involved in a Bike accident where I sustained many injuries, one of those injuries being my front teeth being knocked out. I was worried, depressed, stressed about finances & in a lot of pain. Luckily after making some calls I was referred to the offices of Dr. Patrick Yoshikane, & I am so fortunate I was. The offices knew my emergency & they were able to fit me in first thing in the morning to make sure I was okay & to fix my issue with my teeth. Upon arrival I was greeted by a wonderful staff who were so attentive, professional, & kind. My injuries were painful, I was upset, hurt & in shock still from the trauma & they did everything they could to make me relaxed, comfortable & at ease. The staff even took time to go over billing options so that I would be able to make it work with my finances which really was amazing to see them go above and beyond to breakdown & explain everything vs most places that just send you home with forms. After meeting with Dr. Yoshikane he reassured me I was in good hands & they were going to help me..... & they did! I left feeling like a new person, able to smile again & feel this burden of depression and stress lifted from shoulders. Every moment spent there was great, each person from their staff was so attentive & caring & answered all my questions, helped me, & made me comfortable. Also their follow up after my appointment has been so impressive & leaving the office I knew I found my new permanent Dentist office. Thank you so much again Dr. Yoshikane & Staff!!! Each of you helped me in my recovery so much & I look forward to seeing you all again & calling your offices my permanent Dentist home."- C.M. / Yelp / Nov 08, 2019
"Dr. Yoshikane is amazing! I went in Friday morning to my dentist in south Orange County and found out that I needed a root canal. Since my general dentist does not do them. I was referred out to an endodontist who was very pushy and way overpriced. I called my husband in tears and he reached out to Dr. Yoshikane who totally took care of me. First of all it was Friday his day off and he said how quick can you get to my office. I went straight in. The office staff was warm and kind and did everything they could to help me be comfortable. Even when Dr. Yoshikane gave me shots to numb me I could barely feel it. I was in and out within 40 minutes. His service , dedication, perfectionism and commitment was amazing. He even reached out to me over the weekend to make sure I was doing okay. I would highly recommend him to any friends and family."- S.H. / Yelp / Oct 14, 2019
"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
"Dental Cleaning with Shirley Shirley is absolutely the best dental hygienist I've ever experienced. She's professional, gentle, attentive, and doesn't make you feel like a failure if there is a problem. I highly recommend Shirley and Dr. Yoshikane for all your dental needs."- D.B. / RateABiz / Nov 06, 2019
"I am writing this review on behalf of my wife. She started to feel some tooth pain last night and by 5 this morning, she was nearly in tears. At 8 am, she went to her dentist in Mission Viejo and it was a clear diagnosis, she needed a root canal on her back molar. She was referred to a local endodontist who was ready to do the work but because we are a cash patient, they ended up pricing the procedure way out of the ballpark. She called me and I called Dr. Yoshikane. Not only did he open his office today (Friday, October 11 2019) but he provided the most amazing experience. I wasn't there but my wife drove right to her office and was in and out within an hour. By 11, she called me to tell me how painless and wonderful Dr. Yoshikane was chairside. She has been singing his praises all day. Dr. Yoshikane- thank you so much for taking such great care of my wonderful wife. You LITERALLY saved my weekend!!!!"- M.H. / Yelp / Oct 11, 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.