If you are considering having a dental implant, you must consult first if you are suitable for the procedure. A dental professional will help you determine if you can be a candidate for a dental implant. After understanding everything, you and your dentist will decide if to proceed or not with the implant, and if negative, the dentist will offer the best alternative according to your treatment needs. This illustrates how important interaction between the patient and the dentist is. 

Patient Evaluation

A dental professional will evaluate the patient’s medical and oral health.

Systemic health conditions are considered to adversely impact dental implants, some of these conditions are:

  • Diabetes
  • Hemophilia
  • Immunological disorders
  • Lupus and lichen planus
  • Malabsorption syndromes
  • Osteoporosis and osteopenia
  • Paget’s disease
  • Polycythemia vera
  • Prolonged bisphosphonate treatment
  • Radiation treatment of head and neck cancer
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
  • Sjögren’s syndrome
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Uncontrolled hypertension

Oral health factors in implant success or failure:

  • Bone quality and availability at the implant site
  • Periodontal disease
  • Infection
  • Rampant dental caries
  • Implant placement adjacent to an existing lesion, e.g., a cyst
  • Immediate implant placement if extraction necessitated by infection or periodontal disease
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Patient age and gender
  • Systemic or jaw osteoporosis

Oral infections hazardous to dental implants:

  • Pathology at or near the implant site
  • Infected tooth sockets
  • Acute or chronic periodontitis
  • Placement adjacent to an undiagnosed endodontically‐involved tooth

A dentist will be vigilant in checking the clinical situations of the patient, especially regarding bacterial infections, notably apical lesions, periodontal disease, and dental caries, all of which have to be addressed before undertaking any implant procedure. Although implant failure or impaired osseointegration is not inevitable, the prognosis may be compromised when it is placed adjacent to an existing lesion, e.g., a cyst, or when rampant caries or periodontal (chronic or acute) disease exists in adjacent teeth.

There are numerous risk factors for dental implant failure, these include:

  • poor bone quality,
  • chronic periodontitis,
  • certain systemic diseases,
  • smoking, and
  • unresolved caries or infection.

Clinical predictors of implant success or failure include:

  • implant location,
  • short implants,
  • acentric loading,
  • an inadequate number of implants,
  • parafunctional habits and
  • absence/ loss of implant integration with hard and soft tissues.

The inappropriate prosthetic design also may contribute to implant failure. Nevertheless, after infection, bone quality appears to be the most important factor in implant success and failure.

Type of bone and its characteristics

  • Type I Entire jaw comprises homogenous compact bone
  • Type II Core of dense trabecular bone surrounded by a thick layer of compact bone
  • Type III Thin layer of cortical bone surrounding a core of dense trabecular bone
  • Type IV Core of low-density trabecular bone surrounded by a thin layer of cortical bone

Ideally, the patient should have Type I or Type II bone if the highest rate of success is to be achieved. A patient with Type III or IV bone is less likely to be a good candidate for dental implants. A patient suffering from osteoporosis has a greater risk for implant failure.

Immediate implant placement is justified following tooth extraction because of trauma or tooth cracking provided that there is good or satisfactory bone quality and quantity at the extraction site. Under these circumstances, placing an immediate implant should be straightforward.

The condition of the jawbone is both ages‐ and site‐specific although increased age does not affect the clinical potential for osseointegration. In contrast, the jaw site is related to osseointegration potential with such integration tending to be more successful with mandibular sites than maxillary sites.

Provided the patient meets these health criteria, the dentist can initiate a discussion of what treatment the patient wants to have and, in turn, what can be provided. Then the Dentist will inform the patient of their options and let them and their desires lead to the best treatment plan.


Patient’s factors

Clinical studies indicate that many patient factors such as age, gender, body mass index (BMI), or, indeed, the implant site, and even smoking should have a little significant impact on implant survival.

A patient’s attitude and expectations of implants might have an impact on the success of implants. A patient is unhappy and often downhearted to learn that there might be a long period between implant placement and fabrication of a restoration. The dental professional needs to assess the patient in all the aspects of placing implants so that the patient understands what the procedure involves before treatment are initiated.

Post‐placement patient factors such as poor oral hygiene, gingivitis, plaque, and calculus accumulation around the implant will trigger gingival recession around the implant. With the continued build-up of plaque and calculus around the implant, pockets will deepen, leading to bone loss. As the latter progresses, the stability of the implant will steadily decrease and might potentially lead to failure. Thus, patients who have dental implants must be encouraged to have a routine (at least six months) follow‐ups and dental hygiene appointments to avoid the accumulation of plaque and calculus around their implants.

In addition, chewing on pens or pencils and other para-functional activities, including bruxism, can overload the implant or cause lateral stresses. Lateral displacements of implants will inevitably result in the loosening of the implant, eventually failing. For this reason, patients subject to bruxism should be encouraged to wear a custom‐fitted nightguard to avoid undue stress being placed on the implant.

Please note, that the factors that do affect implant survival are often those related to the implant itself, notably length and type (cylindrical or tapered) and the surgical technique followed during placement.

The patient must agree to certain commitments during patient-dentist consultation, some of these are:

  • A significant financial investment.
  • Time commitment.
  • Complete trust and reliance on the dentist.
  • Several visits to the practice for CT scans, radiographs, impressions, etc.
  • Some discomfort is possible during the osteotomy.
  • A potential delay of weeks or months during osseointegration for edentulous sites.
  • The need for temporization if teeth were extracted.


During the patient consultation, the practitioner must discuss the different treatment options as they relate to masticatory forces, cleavability, esthetics, and longevity. The patient-dentist interaction is an important aspect of any process, the patient will present motivating factors and these will help the dentist to arrive at a customized treatment plan.


An In-depth Discussion of the Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment of Bruxism or Teeth Grinding

Have you been waking up with painful jaw muscles or a headache in the morning? You may be experiencing early symptoms of bruxism. The same as any other dental problem, bruxism creates a grave threat to one’s oral and overall health. If not treated early on, it may result in painful and loose teeth. Bruxism may affect the teeth’s surrounding bone and gum tissue in some worst cases.

This article will tackle bruxism or teeth grinding symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment. Learning about bruxism may help patients to better manage this condition, which in turn, will have a positive effect on their oral health. 

What is bruxism or teeth grinding?

Bruxism is the medical term for teeth grinding. It is a condition where patients constantly grind or clench their teeth. It involves rubbing the teeth against each other while making a chewing movement. It can happen while the patient is awake or asleep; consequently, it is referred to as awake bruxism and sleep bruxism.

According to the United Kingdom’s Bruxism Association, at least eight to ten percent of the population has bruxism. Both adults and children are affected by this condition.

What causes bruxism?

There is no definite or identifiable cause for bruxism; however, some studies have shown that it can be associated with several factors depending on the type of bruxism.

Primary bruxism – It happens when bruxism or teeth grinding naturally happens and is not a consequence of any other underlying condition. This can be due to the following reasons:

  • Lifestyle habit – It was found in a study published in The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) that there is an association between bruxism and alcohol, caffeine, tobacco, and drug use. The study claims that smokers and alcoholic drinkers are about two times more likely to have bruxism, while coffee drinkers who consume eight cups of coffee daily are 1.5 more likely.
  • Stress – A study that was published in the National Library of Medicine asserts that there is a connection between stress and bruxism. Stress is a prevalent cause of bruxism among adults.
  • Misaligned bite – Some patients with misaligned bite experience bruxism since their bite is not aligned, or some of their teeth are missing. This can result in irritation in the mouth that may trigger patients to constantly grind or clench.
  • Growing teeth – Bruxism among children is common. At least 40% of the population suffering from bruxism are kids. They usually experience it when their teeth are still growing.

Secondary bruxismIt is a result of another medical condition that may either be of the following:

  • Medications – Bruxism can be considered an effect of any medications such as antidepressants and antipsychotics. A study published in the National Library of Medicine found a connection between selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and bruxism.
  • Mental health conditions – Most likely that people who are experiencing depression and anxiety may suffer from bruxism since these mental health conditions are big contributors to stress.
  • Sleep apnea – It is a condition when a person’s breathing temporarily stops while asleep. This greatly affects the person’s sleeping conditions. A night of disturbed sleep may promote teeth grinding or clenching.
  • Neurological conditions – Several different neurological conditions like Huntington’s and Parkinson’s disease may affect the quality of sleep due to constant movement and may lead to bruxism.

What are the signs and symptoms of bruxism?

Since bruxism is an unconscious habit, most patients with bruxism are unaware that they have it. It is only known by the patients when:

  • They wake up with a sore jaw or a headache.
  • Someone notices that they are producing a grinding sound while they are asleep.
  • They discover that their teeth have worn down.
  • When they notice their enamel has been fractured due to grinding.

Again, signs and symptoms of bruxism vary from one patient to another. However, here are some of the common signs most patients experience:

  • Facial muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Abraded or scraped teeth
  • Broken or cracked teeth
  • Sore jaw
  • Worn out teeth enamel
  • Exposed dentin
  • Clicking in the TMJ
  • Tongue indentations
  • Wear facets
  • Dislocation and locking of the jaw
  • Exceedingly sensitive teeth

When you are experiencing any of these signs and symptoms of bruxism, talk to your dentist as soon as possible for proper medication and intervention.

An In-depth Discussion of the Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment of Bruxism or Teeth Grinding

What is the treatment for bruxism?

The most effective treatment for bruxism depends on what causes it. It can be best identified with the help of a dentist. Depending on the severity of your bruxism, your dentist may suggest either of these treatments or a combination of any of the following:

  • Mouthguard or mouth splint – Your dentist may recommend you wear a mouthguard at night during your sleep to absorb the force of grinding or clenching. You can also wear it during the day when you have awake bruxism. The mouthguard will lessen the teeth damage and prevent further dental problems such as diminished enamel and damaged bone and gum tissue.
  • Behavior or lifestyle change – Your dentist may advise you to lessen your tobacco intake and alcohol and caffeine intake. Your dentist may also teach you how to properly rest your tongue, teeth, and lips which alleviates discomfort on the jaw.
  • Biofeedback – This uses an instrument that captures and measures the amount of the mouth and jaw muscle activity. It works by signaling you when too much muscle activity is happening so you can easily change it to normal activity. This is much useful to patients with awake bruxism.

To prevent constant teeth grinding or clenching, patients may also try to:

  • Find ways to relax and lessen stress
  • Improve sleeping patterns to avoid disruption of sleep
  • Try jaw exercises
  • Have regular dental checkups
  • Cutting off alcohol, caffeine, drug, and nicotine intake

It is important to understand what causes your bruxism to have a feasible treatment. Always seek professional help

An In-depth Discussion of the Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment of Bruxism or Teeth Grinding

Why is bruxism harmful?

As mentioned above, bruxism or teeth grinding is a grave threat not just to the patient’s oral health, but also to the overall health. If not treated, it may result to loosen or fractured teeth, and when this happens, teeth bridges, crowns, root canals, implants, and all types of dentures may be necessary.       It can also affect your facial appearance and can cause or even worsen TMD/TMJ conditions.


Bruxism should be taken seriously as it threatens our oral health. Unlike any other dental problem, there is always an intervention needed to address bruxism. It is imperative that people who notice early signs of bruxism talk to their dentist as soon as possible to prevent further complications and damage to the teeth.

Close-up of woman wearing orthodontic silicone trainer. Invisible braces aligner.

Invisalign vs. Other Forms of Braces – Part 1

When considering orthodontics or braces, there are a lot of factors for patients to consider – the length of time for the treatment, which type to get, and how the type they choose will affect the patient’s everyday life.

How long is the length of treatment with the Invisalign?

There is no set answer to this question. The length of treatment is different according to each patient’s specific case. The average range of treatment time can be anywhere from a year to a year and a half.

Many times, a prospective patient may inquire how long the Invisalign treatment may take to straighten and align their teeth; it is important to know that it is not possible for the Invisalign specialist to give an accurate answer unless the proper testing has been done as this allows the Invisalign specialist to have a clear and accurate idea of the patient’s case. Otherwise, any answer is a guess and inaccurate.

In the instance that the patient is interested in proceeding with the Invisalign treatment, the patient may opt to get the iTero scan and ClinCheck. The iTero scan will allow the Invisalign specialist to take a 3D scan of the patient’s teeth so that the specialist can check the dimensions of the patient’s teeth from all angles as necessary. As for the ClinCheck, it provides a visual simulation of how the teeth will move as the specialist will plan out the steps in which the patient’s teeth will move using the specialized software. This will allow the Invisalign specialist to determine with great accuracy when the patient’s treatment can be completed.

Invisalign vs. Other Forms of Braces – Part 1

(from Invisalign website)

How long is the length of treatment with other forms of braces?

The other form of braces may be grouped into one category as many of them are the variants of the traditional form of braces – the ones with the wires and brackets (metal / ceramic white squares that are glued to the teeth that hold the wires).

With the traditional type of braces, there are not any testing or software that has been developed so far to help orthodontists in estimating how long it will take for the braces treatment to be completed. The only tool that is available is the experience of the orthodontist themselves so the estimation that one patient gets between different orthodontist may differ.

On average, it is said that depending on the patient’s case, braces treatments last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years and a half. The time it takes to complete treatment for patients with traditional braces again comes down to how severe the misalignment is, patient’s bite, etc.

Invisalign vs. Other Forms of Braces – Part 1

(from Invisalign website)

Changes to Patient Lifestyle

Comfort Level


As the aligners are made to fit the patient’s teeth and gums precisely, they may feel more comfortable when worn. There may be some discomfort / a feeling of pressure that is put on the teeth so that they move.

Traditional Braces

As with all forms of braces, with traditional braces, patients may feel discomfort when their teeth move as the pressure from the wire help guide the teeth in place. As the teeth move, the end of the wire on the teeth may poke and cut the inside of the patient’s cheek. The wire is cut, of course, with the movement but until the patient is able to see their orthodontist at their next appointment, this may be a discomfort. Patients need to use wax that is given by the orthodontist and place it at the end of the wire inside the mouth to prevent the wire from poking and cutting them.


Oral Hygiene Routine


An advantage with the Invisalign treatment is that patients are able to maintain regular oral hygiene – this means that patients can brush their teeth normally. Patients are to remove their Invisalign aligners and brush their teeth and then put the aligners back in, allowing them to maintain their regular oral hygiene routine.

Traditional Braces

Oral hygiene with traditional braces can be tricky at first. Some differences that the patient would experience would include the movement of their toothbrush when brushing and when they floss. The way that the patient is instructed to brush their teeth is a little different as the movement may feel a little awkward at first. Flossing becomes a little more difficult as the floss needs to be looped through between the wire and teeth.

These of course are not all the differences between the Invisalign and normal braces but are some factors that can be considered when trying to decide between the two types – Invisalign and traditional wire braces.

teeth night guard

Teeth Night Guard – What You Should Know Before Getting Teeth Night Guard

teeth night guard

Teeth night guards are the best way to prevent damage to the teeth because of too much clenching. A lot of people are suffering from the harmful effects of teeth grinding more than we think. These effects can cause damage to the teeth and even bring about a lack of proper sleep. No one likes to experience pain, especially after and during hours of rest; this is why teeth night guards were made. If you want to maintain those beautiful teeth and wake up to a pain-free morning, then a teeth night guard might work best for you. 

What is Teeth Night Guard?

Teeth Night Guard - What You Should Know Before Getting Teeth Night Guard
teeth night guard

teeth night guard, also called a dental guard, mouth guard, nocturnal bite plates, or bite splints, is a device made of hard acrylic or thermoplastic. It is used to cover the teeth to provide a barrier between the upper and lower teeth, especially if someone has bruxism (grinding of the teeth while sleeping). 

There are three main types of teeth night guards, namely, the disposable dental guards, boil-and-bite dental guards, and customized dental guards. The disposable dental guards are for those with light bruxism and are made of thin plastic that can only last for one to two weeks.

Boil-and-bite dental guards, on the other hand, requires you to boil them before biting into them to make a correct imprint of your teeth. Customized dental guards are the most expensive type and require you to go to a dentist to have it custom made. It is also the longest-lasting type and does not only protect the teeth from grinding but also the jaw. 

Teeth Night Guard - What You Should Know Before Getting Teeth Night Guard

Why must I have Teeth Night Guard?

If you have bruxism and are experiencing headaches, jaw pain, face pain, and fatigue due to lack of sleep from teeth grinding, then you should get a teeth night guard. The dental guard will help in alleviating the effects of teeth grinding.

It serves as a barrier between the teeth while also assisting in lightening the tension in the muscles of the jaw area. When you use teeth night guards, you are protecting your teeth enamel from damage, and you experience no or less jaw and face pain. 

Teeth Night Guard procedure

As there are three different types of night guards, how they are made also varies. For disposable dental guards, they are made generically so that one size fits all. On the other hand, boil-and-bite dental guards require the following steps: 

1. Boil the dental guard or put it in hot water so that the thermoplastic becomes soft enough to imprint your teeth. 

2. Once the dental guard becomes soft, you bite it for the device to follow your teeth’s shape. 

3. Let it cool, and once cooled, you can remove it from your teeth, and it will be ready for use. 

However, if you want a nightguard that not only protects your jaw and teeth but is also a perfect fit, then a customized dental guard is for you. The first part of the procedure is impression taking, which only takes 20-30 minutes and one week for fabrication or creation of the night guard. The following are the steps in making a teeth night guard: 

Teeth Night Guard - What You Should Know Before Getting Teeth Night Guard

A. Impression taking

– Initially, during the first visit to the dentist, they will take an impression of your mouth as well as the upper and lower teeth using a mold. Once they have created the mold, it will be sent to the laboratory for the creation of the teeth night guard. 

B. Fabrication 

– In the laboratory, they will first use the impression mold to shape the acrylic material to form a perfect fit on the patient’s teeth. When they have finished creating the night guard, the same mold is used to check whether it fits perfectly and if the bites match. 

C. Delivery 

– Some custom made night guards are delivered to your home, but for some, you need to go back to your doctor’s clinic to get it. When you visit your doctor, they will have you wear the night guard to see if it fits your teeth comfortably and correctly. The night guard will also come with a case where you can safely put it in whenever you are not using it. 

Teeth Night Guard Before and After

Teeth night guards are a great help for people who have suffered long enough from teeth grinding, especially while sleeping. With the help of a teeth night guard, individuals suffer less from the effects of bruxism. Pain in the jaw, as well as headaches, are alleviated, and most importantly, the teeth’s enamel is protected from being damaged in the long run. 

In conclusion, dental night guards are helpful devices in lessening the effects of bruxism in individuals with such conditions. They are made of acrylic or thermoplastic that can serve as protection for the teeth and jaw when teeth grinding happens. With its three types, the best choice is the custom made dental guards. They offer longevity and capability to protect the teeth as well as the jaw. It may cost more and take longer to make than the two other types but is worth it, especially for those with severe bruxism. 

It is a must to have a dental night guard made if you have been suffering from bruxism for a long time since it will prevent more damage to your teeth and jaw. For the best custom made dental guards in Korea, you can contact Oaks Dental Clinic or Seoul Guide Medical. We will guide you in getting your night guards from consultation all the way to a successful delivery. 


For whom is Teeth Night Guard most recommended?

A teeth night guard is most recommended for someone who suffers from bruxism or teeth grinding, especially while they are sleeping. Other reasons as to why your doctor will recommend you to have a teeth night guard are the following: 
· Those who want relief from TMJ jaw syndrome 
· Those who suffer from headaches due to teeth clenching 
· Those who have damaged teeth because of severe teeth grinding 

Can a night guard shift your teeth?

A night guard can shift your teeth, most especially if it was not custom-made to make a perfect fit in your mouth. If you use an over the counter night guard or ones that only cover the front teeth, more than likely, your back teeth will shift due to the pressure that your jaw exerts on them. This is why having a custom made night guard is better because it protects not only the teeth but also the jaw, thus lesser possibility of teeth shifting. 

Should you wear a nightguard every night?

Yes, you should wear a night guard every night, especially if you experience severe bruxism. Not wearing your teeth night guard every night will still result in damaged teeth only at a much slower pace. You may also experience the side effects of bruxism if you are not diligent in wearing your teeth night guards, especially when going to bed. Your doctor will also advise you as to how often you should wear your teeth night guard, and you should strictly follow their instruction. 

How long should a night guard last? 

A teeth night guard usually lasts for about two to five years. Some well-made guards can even last up to 10 years. However, the longevity of your night guard entirely depends on how severe your teeth grinding is. The more it is exposed to the stresses of teeth grinding, the more it thins out, and the higher the possibility for it to break. 

1 Day Dental Veneers – Laser Whitening / Cleaning

1 Day Dental Veneers – Laser Whitening / Cleaning

Treatments: Dental Veneers (Laminates) / Laser Whitening / Cleaning (Scaling)

Treatment Time: 1 Day

Details: Oaks Dental Clinic is rated the top cosmetic dentist in Korea and an expert in veneers. This blog post takes you through a veneer case study from a Korean American Patient. 

This patient flew from Los Angeles, California, USA to the Oaks Dental Clinic in Seoul, Korea. He found out about us through social media and on-line reviews. The patient came because he was shy when smiling due to crooked, damaged and discolored teeth in his visible smile line. He choose Korea and the Oaks Dental Clinic because the technology and techniques are the best in the world and the price is less expensive when compared to other developed countries. The reason for the lower pricing in Korea is because of economies of scale. Korea simply has more people doing this procedures in a smaller space leading for more competitive pricing and higher advancements in technology and skill.  Many patients find this procedure to fit in very well with their medical tourism plan. Our clinic is located right at Gangnam Station making it a center for his tourism plans with great shopping, restaurants and entertainment locations as well as sights to see.

He first sent in an On-line request with his photos and details. We then provided an estimate and he came in for the treatment. He arrived early in the morning and had an X-ray and check-up done with Dr. Chulmin Bae.  A treatment plan was made and once he approved it, the work began. He first had his teeth cleaned, molds made and digital scans taken. We then whitened his teeth and prepared them. His case did not qualify for no-prep veneers (Lumineers) because those kinds of veneers are meant for people with undersized teeth and large gaps. He qualified for prepped veneers which require the removal of some enamel in order to get the proper fit. Without removing the enamel, the teeth would look bulky and not fit correctly. However, veneers require less enamel to be removed then crowns so it is a more conservative treatment and to the patient it makes no difference as the patient will never see the original tooth as it will be covered perfectly with the veneer.

Our in-house dental laboratory created 6 new dental veneers for the visible teeth in his upper smile line and bonded them on after they teeth were prepared. His right side upper front tooth was badly misaligned and so special work was done on that tooth to bring it back to alignment. By 4 p.m. in the afternoon the work was completed which included a one hour lunch time and other waiting times while the veneers where being created. He came in the next day for a check up and with that, his life was changed. With a full warranty, he left stress-free. He sent us an e-mail a couple of months afterwards and thanked us for the work and explained how his whole personality had changed due to the increase in confidence when meeting people and taking photos. He is no longer afraid to smile and show the world who he is.


*Higher technology

* Higher dentist skill

* Better service

* Economies of scale leading to lower pricing

* Clinic location in Gangnam, Seoul is perfect for tourism and shopping

* Faster treatment times

* Native English speaking assistants

* In-house laboratory

* Full warranty

Learn more about our clinic: http://facebook.com/oaksdentalclinic | Instagram: oaksdentalclinic

See a video which explains about no-prep veneers: https://youtu.be/K6SIucE-i6A

Learn more about other medical procedures in Seoul via our partners at: http://facebook.com/seoulguidemedical | http://seoulguidemedical.com

Rabbit Teeth Makeover – Dental Veneers & Cleaning

Rabbit Teeth Makeover – Dental Veneers & Cleaning

Treatments: Dental Veneers (Laminates) & Cleaning

Treatment Time: 1 Day

Details: This post will show you how Dr. Bae did a smile make-over for his wife. Oaks Dental Clinic is the highest rated dentist in Asia and a cosmetic dentistry expert.

Sophia is the wife of our founder and head dentist Dr. Chulmin Bae. She had always wanted to improve her smile as her front two teeth and her adjoining teeth were out of proportion. As she described it, “I have teeth like a rabbit so I’m really shy when I smile.” After seeing the success of so many patients, Sophia decided to go ahead with the treatment. She started at 10 in the morning by having her teeth cleaned, molds made and digital scans taken. As the lab technicians began processing the molds and scans, Dr. Bae began to prepare her teeth by removing some enamel. Although her adjoining teeth were undersized, she did not have enough spacing to do no-prep veneers (Lumineers). To get a perfect fit, some tooth enamel needs to be removed in this kind of case. Oaks Dental Clinic has the most advanced technology so in under 2 hours, her porcelain veneers were ready to be put in.

The veneers fit very well and before they were bonded, she had a chance to see how they would look. After giving us her approval, Dr. Bae bonded the veneers to her original tooth material and with that, she was all done. By 12:30 p.m. she was having lunch with her new smile. All our work comes with a full warranty, so you can be stress-free. A couple of days after her process, Sophia said, “I had seen patient after patient undergo this procedure with outstanding results but I was honestly scared to do it. I don’t know why I was so scared because it was quick and easy. I feel like a different person now because I can smile without hiding teeth. I feel free.”

Review of work done by the Oaks:

*4 upper teeth veneered in under 2 hours

* Higher dentist skill

* Better service

* Economies of scale leading to lower pricing

* Clinic location in Gangnam, Seoul is perfect for tourism and shopping

* Faster treatment times

* Native English speaking assistants

* In-house laboratory

* Full warranty

Learn more about our clinic: http://facebook.com/oaksdentalclinic | Instagram: oaksdentalclinic

See a video which explains about no-prep veneers: https://youtu.be/K6SIucE-i6A

Learn more about other medical procedures in Seoul via our partners at: http://facebook.com/seoulguidemedical | http://seoulguidemedical.com

Veneer Design Simulation In Korea | Amy’s Real-time Smile Design

Veneer Design Simulation In Korea | Amy’s Real-time Smile Design

Amy is an Entertainer from Canada who underwent the veneer design simulation at the Oaks Dental Clinic with Dr. Chulmin Bae. Dr. Bae is a well-known Korean dentist in Seoul and has even been featured on 10mag.com . Using this veneer design simulation gives you full control of your smile and the Oaks Dental Clinic is one of the few dental clinics in the world that provides this incredible service.

After filling out a form and having an initial consultation with a Seoul Guide Medical staff member you’ll head to an x-ray room filled with the most advanced dental x-rays in the world. With electronic images sent electronically to a monitor by your chair, Dr. Chulmin Bae will go over the basic information with you and examine your mouth to see which veneers you qualify for.

Prepped Veneers: Required for most people and require teeth to be shaved down in order to fir them properly.

Non-Prepped Veneers: Meant for people with large gaps and undersized teeth with minimal or no tooth reduction.

We recommend porcelain veneers for the best long term results. Oaks Dental Clinic can make veneers in as little as one day. Using their innovative full veneer computer simulation, you too can enjoy the perfect smile that you deserve with no surprises!

Veneer Design Simulation In Korea | Amy’s Real-time Smile Design
Veneer Design Simulation In Korea | Amy’s Real-time Smile Design

Invisalign For Spanish Vlogger JEKS Coreana

Invisalign For Spanish Vlogger JEKS Coreana

In this Blog, we are looking at the recent procedures for Eun Jae of JEKS Coreana, who produces quality educational videos of life in South Korea, for Spanish speakers.  Whenever she has needs for skin care, dental or health care she comes to Tony Medina.  Tony is the CEO of the Seoul Guide Medical, which is the leading provider of medical services to international patients in Korea.  She came to Oaks Dental Clinic, which helps international patients with a variety of dental needs.  Tony accompanied her, as he is a bit of an expert, having undergone the treatment to move a crooked tooth.

Eun Jae had some problems with her teeth, and she did not want to get metal braces.  She was hoping that the Invisalign procedure could help her get the results she was looking for without having to get traditional braces.  The new metal alternative has been around for several years and is useful for a variety of problems, such as overbite and under bite.

After she checked into the clinic and completed paperwork, her face was scanned into the highly advanced computer system at Oaks Dental Clinic.  Dr. Bae and his staff were able to review the photos and simulate every stage of the treatment.

The Invisalign system is a safe and effective way to deal with misaligned teeth, that allows doctors to move multiple teeth, like metal braces.  Because the Invisalign fittings are clear (Hence the name), they are difficult to notice and barely noticeable while in the mouth.  Unlike traditional braces, they can be removed and are not painful.  The doctors were able to design her clear braces which will take several months to fully work.  The clear braces, take around a week to make and need to be worn for 15 hours a day at least, but more is suggested.  They need to be replaced every 1 to 2 weeks depending on the stage of the treatment.

To find out if Invisalign is right for you to email us for a free consultation at oaksdentalkorea.com