Category Archives: Cosmetic Dentistry

Bioclear Can Help with Receding Gums and Black Triangles

Everyone’s gums recede to some degree as we get older. One unfortunate consequence of this recession is the formation of black triangles at the base of the area between teeth. This blackness is simply the dark interior of the mouth that is now showing through thanks to the gum recession. Porcelain veneers or bonding have […]

What to Do About Black Triangles After Invisalign

It’s not unusual for a person to find that they have black triangles — dark triangular spaces between their teeth where the gum isn’t filling the space — after their teeth are moved with Invisalign or other orthodontic treatment. These black triangles are the blackness of the dark mouth showing between the teeth in spaces […]

Your Teeth Look Mah-vel-lous, Darling!

In Southern California, you could say we’re pretty cognizant of how we look and try to take care of ourselves. This doesn’t simply apply to our waistlines or sun damage on our skin. It also applies to our smiles. Many people who come see Dr. Fong have healthy teeth, and don’t have any pressing issues […]

Veneers, But Not Like Those at Ikea

Everyone loves to traipse around the Costa Mesa Ikea store, appreciating the design used by the company…along with their Swedish meatballs, of course. Ikea is known for its affordable furniture and much of it relies on veneers. A dresser will have a thin veneer of a fine wood masking a lesser-looking wood that is making […]

Bioclear, A Great Alternative to Porcelain Veneers

When a patient has cosmetic flaws with his or her teeth, the go-to fix has been porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are placed on the fronts of the teeth to change their shape, cover staining, hide chips, and the like. But the problem with placing veneers has always been the […]

Porcelain Veneers Are a Cover-Up Even Robert Mueller Would Be Proud Of

No one’s teeth are naturally perfect: some are a little bit crooked; some have a slight gap between a couple teeth; some are stained beyond what whitening can correct; and some are chipped or cracked. Sure, living in L.A. where many people have had “some work done” it’s easy to assume other people have perfect […]

Crowns Don’t Need to be Covered with Jewels

When a tooth becomes weakened to the point that it can’t safely hold a filling, or if a tooth is cracked, chipped, or fractured, a porcelain crown can return its strength and appearance. The crown saves the tooth, eliminating the need for extraction and a replacement such as an implant. As the name suggests, a […]

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