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Are You Considering Porcelain Veneers?

If you have been considering porcelain veneers, it’s time to schedule a consultation with your cosmetic dentist in Pasadena. Dr. Paul Shinto, Dr. Kyle Low, and their team have been successfully placing porcelain veneers for decades and are preferred and licensed cosmetic dentists.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin sheets of dental grade porcelain that your Pasadena cosmetic dentist places over the fronts of teeth. Because you will need a tight and natural looking fit, a portion of the tooth is removed. This makes porcelain veneers permanent.


When are Porcelain Veneers Used?

Dental veneers fix a multitude of problems. These include chipped and cracked teeth, teeth that cannot be lightened with professional tooth whitening and teeth that are too short or too long. Porcelain veneers from your Pasadena cosmetic dentist can literally change your entire smile.


Are Porcelain Veneers Used on All Teeth?

While some patients choose veneers for all teeth, others opt for veneers on the six to eight teeth that show when you smile. Some patients choose porcelain veneers for the front teeth while opting for cosmetic dental crowns or CEREC® for the rest of their teeth. 

Your cosmetic dentist in Pasadena will evaluate your smile to determine what types of restorations would be best for your new smile.


Is There and Alternative to Porcelain Veneers?

If you are unsure that you want a permanent solution, talk to Dr. Shinto or Dr. Low about cosmetic dental bonding. Dental bonding is a procedure that is completely reversible.

Bonding works virtually the same as veneers as it repairs chips and cracks and can change the color of your teeth. Talented cosmetic dentists in Pasadena can even change the shape of the tooth with cosmetic dental bonding.

Porcelain veneers can literally change your smile.


If you have been thinking about cosmetic dentistry, pick up the phone and call your dentist in Pasadena.

Dr. Paul Shinto, Dr. Kyle S. Low, and Dr. Bert K. Funatsu are dentists in Pasadena who have the skills you need to smile again. From one-day dentistry to dental implants, you are in good hands when you schedule an appointment with a cosmetic dentist in Pasadena.


21st Century Dental Technology in Pasadena

Dr. Paul Shinto and his team have always prided themselves on new dental technology. The team is constantly adding new products and services and taking classes and seminars to keep up with the ever-changing world of dental technology. When you schedule your appointment, you will be impressed.


One-Day Dentistry with CEREC®

Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of dentists are well versed in the art of one-day dentistry using CEREC®.

CEREC® is an amazing chairside technology that allows your dentist to place a dental crown in one dental appointment. Unlike traditional crowns, which take at least two dental appointments, CEREC® is completed in a couple of hours. Best of all you won’t have to deal with goopy and messy impressions or a temporary crown.

CEREC® has been around for decades and is one of the best materials you can use for dental crowns. CEREC® is matched to the rest of your smile and is as strong as conventional crowns.


Clear Braces with Invisalign®

Another dental technology that is taking the world by storm is clear braces. If you follow Dr. Shinto’s blog, you will remember that clear braces from Invisalign must be prescribed by a dentist and are nothing like those mail order braces that you see all over the internet. Invisalign® is a safe alternative to conventional wires and brackets, and will give you amazing results.

If you would like to learn more about cosmetic dentistry, call and schedule a consultation with Dr. Paul Shinto, Dr. Kyle S. Low, or Dr. Bert K Funatsu today. 


If you have a bad tooth, bleeding gums, or any other issues, it is time to schedule an appointment with your dentist in Pasadena. 

Without regular comprehensive dental examinations, oral problems can get worse. Your small cavity could develop into a larger one requiring a dental crown over the filling. In some cases, the tooth decay can infect the nerve of the tooth. If this occurs, you will need root canal therapy or may even need an extraction.

Pasadena Dentist Health and Safety Precautions

While we have always made infection control a top priority, Team Shinto is taking extra precautions recommended by infection control agencies such as the CDC, OSHA, the American Dental Association, and the California Depart of Public Health to name just a few. Your Pasadena dentist is always up to date when it comes to new guidance and/or rulings.

What to Expect from Your Dentist in Pasadena

When you arrive at our office, you will be screened for Covid-19 symptoms before having your temperature taken. To keep the waiting room clear, all patients are asked to stay in their vehicle with only one patient coming in at a time. One guardian or caretaker is allowed if the situation arises.

The front desk has been fitted with sneeze guards and hand sanitizer is placed throughout the dental practice. Masks are required and capacity has been reduced to allow for physical distancing.

Aerosol production has also been reduced along with the addition of air purifiers with HEPA filers. extraoral vacuum units, and DryShield oral evacuation systems are located in every operatory. Each room is fogged with hypochlorous acid after every use.

If you haven’t seen your dentist in Pasadena lately, call and schedule an appointment with Dr. Paul Shinto and his team today.


The Latest Cosmetic Dentistry Technology 

Dr. Paul Shinto, Dr. Kyle S. Low, an Dr. Bert Funatsu, are experienced and caring dentists in Pasadena who are ready to make you smile. Using the latest restorative and cosmetic dentistry technology your new smile will be both healthy and beautiful.

Your team of Pasadena dentists restores teeth with affordable options such as porcelain veneers, cosmetic dental crowns and professional teeth whitening. You can even straighten your teeth without wires and brackets when you become a patient. You can even walk out with a brand new crown in a day when you become part of the family.


Porcelain Veneers 

Porcelain veneers are thin sheets of porcelain that are custom made to fit your teeth. Dental veneers are a permanent solution for chipped and cracked teeth and work wonders for teeth that cannot be lightened with professional teeth whitening.


Pasadena CEREC® One Day Dental Crown

If you follow Dr. Shinto’s blog, you will remember that CEREC® is a remarkable one-day dental crown procedure that is fast and affordable. CEREC® is matched to the rest of your smile and is just as strong as a traditional crown.


A Preferred Pasadena Invisalign® Provider

Unlike those mail order braces, you see online, Invisalign® is custom made to fit your smile. With Invisalign®, you will receive a custom set of clear plastic aligners that will gradually straighten teeth in 12 to 18 months.


Professional Teeth Whitening

Sometimes all a patient needs is a professional teeth-whitening session. Teeth that have yellowed with age or teeth that have seen too much red wine, coffee, and tea will see great results with in office or take home tray professional teeth whitening.


Cosmetic Dentistry 

If your smile is not what it used to be, call and schedule an appointment for a cosmetic dentistry consultation. You really can have a smile sooner rather than later. Call and schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation with Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena dentists today.

While some may think those online removable braces are a good idea, your dentist in Pasadena disagrees. Without supervision, you could cause permanent damage to your teeth and gums, but that’s not the only issue with mail order braces.

What Could Possibly Go Wrong with Mail Order Braces?

According to Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena dentists, plenty.

Mail order braces are made from a photo and impression that you take yourself. Once you send the information to the clear braces company, your sets of aligners are made and sent directly to your home. Of course, you are probably saying that’s great, but in reality, it isn’t great at all. Firstly, there are no x-rays taken. Secondly, there is no consultation with a real doctor.

More Issues with Mail Order Braces

Your Pasadena dentist explains that clear braces move bones, not just teeth. While the cost of mail order braces may be enticing, doing it yourself could end up costing you far more than you had bargained for.

Any type of orthodontic treatment that isn’t carried out property could result in occlusion and even tooth loss, not to mention gum recession and root damage. Dr. Paul Shinto explains that orthodontic treatment is complicated and should only be carried out by a professional provider.

No Supervision with Mail Order Braces

Dr. Paul Shinto is a licensed and preferred provider of the Invisalign® clear braces system and while you won’t have to see him every two weeks as you would with conventional wires and brackets, you will still need to see him every month or so to make sure your Invisalign® treatment is going according to plan.

Don’t Risk Online Braces

Your smile is permanent; don’t risk damaging it with mail order braces and talk to your Pasadena dentist. Dr. Paul Shinto and his team will be able to determine if you are a good fit for Invisalign®.

Call for an Invisalign® consultation today.

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