Do you need a smile makeover? People want cosmetic dentistry for various reasons. Some people may want to look younger, while others may feel they have never had attractive teeth. Any issues you have with the appearance of your smile can be resolved with a variety of cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures.
Modern cosmetic dentistry offers a wide variety of treatment options to enhance your smile. Smile makeovers may require one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures (listed in detail below) to achieve the look you want.
Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry has advanced with natural-looking, tooth-colored dental materials. Lasers and other technology can also preserve as much of the tooth structure as possible. Here are some common cosmetic dentistry procedures that might be right for your teeth.Whitening:
Teeth can get stained from smoking, food, drink or poor oral hygiene. Teeth whitening (bleaching) is one of the most commonly recommended cosmetic dentistry procedures. Going to a dentist for in-office teeth whitening produces far better results than over-the-counter whiteners at the local market.Inlays and Onlays:
Inlays and onlays are made of porcelain or composite materials. They are a long-lasting cosmetic way to create a "filling" in teeth that have tooth decay or other structural damage. Inlays and onlays are pre-built before being adhesively bonded to your teeth by your dentist.Dental Bonding:
If you have chipped, discolored or decayed teeth, they can be corrected with composite bonding. A dental composite material is applied into the cavity or onto the surface of a tooth, and sculpted into shape with a high-intensity light (laser). This restoration can blend right into your teeth.Veneers:
Dental veneers are made composite or porcelain materials that are bonded to the surface of a tooth to improve a worn down appearance or severe discoloration. Veneers may also be recommended if you have gaps in your teeth, or if teeth whitening hasn’t delivered the smile you want.Dental Implants:
A dental implant is an artificial tooth and root that actually replaces a missing tooth. It is surgically attached to the jawbone over two to three visits. A dental implant can actually make some people look younger.
A full mouth reconstruction may necessary if there are serious problems with your bite, muscles, teeth and bone structure. Fortunately, today’s dentures (false teeth) look very natural and many folks won’t even notice you have them.
Cosmetic dentistry costs vary widely and some may be covered (or partially covered) by dental insurance if the main purpose is to repair a structural problem that could affect your health of your mouth. Usually, functional and restorative dentistry is covered in part by insurance.
Finding a cosmetic dentist requires careful consideration. Cosmetic dentistry is as much an art as it is a science. To see the potential transformation of your smile, see the “before and after” pictures of our patients.
If you’d like to learn how you could have a cosmetic makeover, then call (949) 760-0363 to make an appointment with our dentists who will speak with you about all the possibilities. Learn how you can get a Hollywood smile at reasonable prices!