How Long Does Dental Crown Last?

There are lots of different factors that affect how long does a dental crown last, especially if there is any decay present in your mouth, gums, or your teeth. However, as long as you have a good diet and good oral hygiene the general rule is between five and fifteen years and some dental crowns can potentially last several decades. Find out more

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Dental Crowns Vs. Porcelain Veneers

Hi, I’m dr. Wong from Hidden Valley Smiles and I want to talk a little bit about dental crowns and veneers today because a lot of people don’t know the difference between them. Find out more


What Are the Types of Dental Crowns?

You might think a cracked tooth is a disaster but dentists can make your smile as good as new, thanks to an artificial covering known as dental crown. Imagine having a tooth with a big filling, the pointed tip of the tooth, the cusp has been so weakened that one day you get a nasty surprise. It looks bad but there’s still hope. Dentists have a way to strengthen the remains of your broken tooth by binding it together with a hard artificial covering called a crown. Find out more

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Cosmetic Dental Crown Procedure Explained

This article will show the full dental crown procedure that can be performed in either your dental office for one appointment visit or to have them fabricated in a dental lab which would make it a two appointment visit. Find out more

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What is CEREC?

Hi, my name is Peter Wong from Hidden Valley Smiles and I’m going to offer you information regarding one of the most frequently asked questions that we get here in our dental office: “Can you make a crown for me in one visit?”

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What is CEREC Machine?

In this article, we are going to talk about something we refer to as the CEREC machine. Now there are several other machines on the market but the CEREC unit has been around the longest. The CEREC machine is a computer that’s similar to a CAD-CAM machine in which allows and enables us to do a crown all in the same day. Check more here!

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What is a CEREC Crown Made of?

CEREC crowns are available in porcelain, zirconia, resin, and composite materials, however, porcelain and zirconia are the most common. Continue reading to learn more about each type and how to determine which one is best for you. Read more!

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How Much Does a CEREC Machine Cost?

Years of dental marketing research shows that being able to complete this sophisticated operation in a single dentist appointment is more likely to attract customers to your practice rather than your competitor’s. Read more

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What is a Root Canal and How is it Done?

f you need a root canal and you don’t know what to expect, you’re in the right place! I’m dr. Wong and I am going to walk you through the root canal procedure and help you better understand why it can be an effective way to eliminate your tooth pain, remove your tooth infection and save your tooth. Find out more

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Is Root Canal Therapy Safe?

 am dr. Wong from Hidden Valley Smile in Bellevue and in this article I want to address a couple of main claims that the opponents of root canal treatments make and see if I can adequately address them. Find more!


What is a Partial Root Canal?

One of the most frequent questions we hear from our Bellevue patients is “why did my dentist give me a partial root canal”? First, I’m going to assume that a partial root canal is the same as an incomplete root canal. With that premise in mind, there are various clinical reasons why you could need a partial root canal, the most important of which being infection! Find more.

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What are the Symptoms of Root Canal Infections?

n this article, we’re going to talk about symptoms of a root canal infection. When you have an infection that starts in the tooth, it spreads down through the root and gets into the bone underlying the root. Find more

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What is fixed bridge?

Your teeth can help you chew, speak and smile. If you’re missing one or more teeth you may find these simple actions difficult. Fortunately, missing teeth can be replaced and the solution may be a fixed bridge. Find more here!

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How to clean a fixed bridge?

Why should you use superfloss? The health of teeth and gums will be affected if you do not take good care of a fixed bridge. Find more about here!


Types of Dental Bridges?

Bridges belong to the family of accessories aiming to fill toothless spaces. A bridge replaces a missing tooth with a false one and it’s anchored in place by the remaining healthy teeth. Find out  more!

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Dental Implants vs Fixed Bridges

I am dr. Wong from Hidden Valley Smiles and today I’m coming to you with answers to a common question that we get every single day here at the office and the question is what’s a bridge and what’s an implant. Find more here!


What is Composite Filling

So have you ever wondered what a composite filling is? Well, my name is Peter Wong and I’m a dentist at Hidden Valley Smiles here in Bellevue. I’m here to explain to you what a composite filling is. Learn more here!

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Composite Filling Procedure

composite is a tooth-colored filling used to repair a tooth affected by decay, cracks, and fractures to improve your smile. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth is first removed and the cavity is then filled with composite. Composite fillings are widely used because they can be closely matched to the color of the existing teeth. Find more in our article!


7 Types of Composite

Today we’re going to talk about seven different types of composite that you should know. So, why should you know these seven different types of dental composite? Well, if you’re a general dentist and you’re doing restorative dentistry on a regular basis you’re really the subject matter expert for restorative dentistry so nobody should know these materials better than you and I’m a firm believer that if you understand why you do things and you understand the materials that you use it’s gonna be to your advantage in the clinic on a regular basis. You’re gonna be able to make good sound clinical decisions because you understand the materials and how to use them. Find more

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Composite Restoration Tips

Composite materials are used widely in modern construction because they’re strong, durable, and cost-effective. But what happens when these materials break down? Learn about the best tips to restore them here!

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What is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is a simple treatment that involves applying a tooth-colored resin to specific parts of a tooth and hardening it using a particular light. It is one of the most cost-effective and straightforward cosmetic dentistry procedures available.

It’s used in a variety of situations, including…! Read more

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Dental Bonding VS Porcelain Veneers

Hello, everyone, this is HVS’s, Dr. Peter Wong. Thank you for taking the time to learn about the distinctions between dental bonding and porcelain veneers. Read more!

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Dental Bonding Procedure

I’m Dr. Peter Wong from HVS, and I’m here to discuss one of our most popular topics. So, composite bonding is when a tooth-colored resin substance is applied to the teeth’s surfaces. It’s a terrific approach to adjust the curve of your teeth somewhat. Read more!

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What Should You Know About Dental Bonding?

I’m Dr. Peter Wong and we are going to be talking about dental bonding which is something we get asked quite a lot at HVS. This topic is definitely trending and has been trending for a while, Read more


How Long Does Composite Bonding Last?

Hi guys, it’s Peter Wong from HVS, and a fair amount of my work is composite bonding. One of the most common questions I get asked is how long does composite bonding last? Learn more!


The Pro's & Con's of Invisalign!

So, if invisalign is so amazing why does anyone still choose braces? Like most things in life, there are pros and cons to invisalign and it may not be the perfect option for everyone. In this article, I’ll be telling you all about the good and bad sides of invisalign for my own experience and that of my patients. Read more here!

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Invisalign vs Braces

It’s Dr. Wong from HVS in Bellevue and today we’re gonna talk about one of the most common questions we get at the practice: What is the difference between invisalign versus braces? Read more!


10 Things to Know When Starting Invisalign

Hi! I’m, Dr. Peter Wong. I’m one of the dentists at Hidden Valley Smiles, and here are ten things you should know as you start your Invisalign journey. Read more!

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How Invisalign Attachments are placed?

Hello, I am Dr. Peter Wong in today’s article we’re going to be talking about invisalign attachments and invisalign buttons. Read our article here!

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How to Speed Up Invisalign Treatment

Hey guys in today’s article I’m going to be talking about a few different ways that you can speed up your invisalign treatment to finish invisalign sooner. Read more here!

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How do Veneers Work and How Much do They Cost?

If veneers are made with a very skilled pair of hands either the dentist’s hands, for example, making composite veneers often called bonding, or the master ceramic technicians that make porcelain veneers. In essence, the skill of the craftsman making those two things is the most important factor in having them look natural. The second most important factor is the desire of the patient. Learn more here!


How Long do Porcelain Veneers Last?

How long do veneers last really depends on the individual person and what type of veneer they’ve had, For example, the different materials and veneers can be composite veneers or porcelain veneers.  Find more.

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How to Whiten Porcelain Veneers?

So a common question that we get in our HVS office is this: “Once I have porcelain veneers can I whiten them?” and the answer is unfortunately no. Porcelain is like fine china, once we pick the color it doesn’t discolor or change over a period of time. Veneers can get a surface stain like from normal eating and things like that, but that’s easily polished away. Find more!

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How to Take Care of Porcelain Veneers?

Once you have got dental veneers it’s very common to get this feeling of taking more care of your new smile. A question like should I implement a special cleaning routine for my new teeth and what can I do to keep my veneers for many years are topics that now we are more interested in. It all makes sense because if you take proper care of your veneers then you won’t have to spend money on future repairs. That’s why in this article we in HVS reunited some tips to help you properly care for and maintain your dental veneers. I’m dr Wong, a general and cosmetic dentist in beautiful Bellevue and I’m here to help you get the beautiful smile you desire. I’m glad to see more people getting interested in taking care of their dental health so I love this opportunity. Read more…

What is the Difference Between Composite and Porcelain Veneers?

Hi everyone today we are going to talk about composite veneers versus porcelain veneers. They’re both different types of veneers and there’s a big price difference between the two. Let’s talk about the pros and cons, which is better, and if applicable which one is the right choice for you. Read more!

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3 Best Ways to Whiten Teeth

Today let’s talk about teeth whitening. So, you want whiter teeth and it’s a trend that’s been around for a long while. Let’s talk about the three steps you need to take in order to properly and safely whiten your teeth. Find more

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How long does teeth whitening with Zoom last?

o how long does tooth whitening last? It depends on how well you look after your teeth after you’ve whitened them and as long as you keep your whitening topped up by whiten your teeth using your custom-made trays one or two nights a month that will help to maintain the color of your teeth. Find more here!

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Is Zoom whitening the same as bleaching?

What is the difference between whitening and bleaching. Whitening is usually the mechanical removal of extrinsic stains – that’s called tooth whitening. It can be done with prophylaxis in our office or it can be done with airflow in our office. Find more!

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How to manage tooth sensitivity with Philips Zoom! Whitening

Until recently, tooth sensitivity was a concern with such a rapid whitening time-frame, however Philips Zoom utilizes advanced treatment and aftercare that minimize any sensitivity. Find more!


The Risks of Teeth Whitening

Hi everybody! I’m Dr. Peter Wong. I’m a periodontist in Bellevue, WA and today I want to talk about some of the concerns with tooth whitening. Read more!

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Why dental implants hurt?

Why would an implant hurt and what makes it a painful process? We at HVS think that’s probably one of the things most people think about when they’re contemplating replacing a missing tooth with an implant. Read more!

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9 Facts About All On 4 Dental Implants

Today we’re going to talk about 10 things that you may not know about All On 4 Dental Implants. Read more!

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What to Expect From Dental Implant Surgery

More and more people are looking at dental for replacing their missing teeth. Patients who have had done surgical care by an oral and facial surgeon relate that the final result is like having their natural teeth. Read more!

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DENTAL IMPLANTS - Frequently Asked Questions

Hey guys we’ve been getting a lot of questions lately here at Hidden Valley Smiles about implants. There is a pattern among the questions so we are gonna run through the most common implant questions we get. We are gonna try to answer these quickly for you to get you a little more familiar with questions that either you should have the answers to or you might want to ask your dentist. Read more!