Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Request Sedation During My Dental Treatment?
Absolutely! Sedation is perfect for anyone who wants to be relaxed as possible, or avoid any possibility of discomfort. Our sedation options can be used for just about any dental procedure, from cleanings to smile makeovers.
Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?
Our highly skilled dentists are licensed and extremely experienced in the field of sedation dentistry. Your safety is assured throughout the entire visit, where we implement advanced monitoring equipment and medication to ensure only the safest level of sedation during the entire procedure.
What Are Instant Orthodontics?
Instant orthodontics are a great way to have instantly straight teeth without wearing braces or Invisalign. Instead, we use porcelain veneers or crowns to create straight, white, perfect looking teeth in just a couple of visits to our Bay Area office.
What is the Difference Between an Onlay and a Crown?
Crowns cover the full surface of your tooth above the gumlines; onlays cover only 3/4 of the tooth, which is why they are sometimes called “three quarter crowns.” Onlays minimize the amount of tooth preparation and maximize how much healthy enamel is retained.
Can I Whiten My Dental Veneers/Crowns?
Choosing the right shade of porcelain for your cosmetic dental treatment is important, because that color is permanent. However, we can remove superficial stains from your veneers or crowns during your preventive cleaning appointment.
What if I’m Traveling Out of Town for My Dental Care?
Allure Dental Care works with out of town patients to arrange fast smile makeovers and coordinate travel plans on your behalf. Travel vouchers are available for guests coming from further than 100 miles away.
Are Dental Lasers Safe?
Absolutely! Dental lasers are extremely safe to use on both hard and soft tissues, often eliminating the need for injections and drills.
What are Dental Lasers for?
Dental lasers are a minimally invasive way to treat cavities, prepare teeth for cosmetic restorations and even perform soft tissue procedures like gingival recontouring or treatment for cold sores.
What is Full Mouth Restoration?
Full mouth rehabilitation involves repairing or replacing all of the teeth throughout the mouth, returning form, function and aesthetics.
How Long to Dental Implants Last?
Dental implants have the highest success rate of any dental therapy. When cared for properly, implants can last an entire lifetime.
What Qualifications do Allure Dentists Have?
Dr. Trinh Lee, DDS and Dr. Suzanna Lee, DDS are the very first female dentists in the Northern California area to be granted dual accreditation status by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and Diplomates of the American Board of Oral Implantologists (DABOI/ID.) They also hold licenses in sedation dentistry.