Cosmetic DentistryIt is important to feel great about your smile. Confidence in your teeth allows you to more easily navigate through life; you won’t worry about how your mouth looks in pictures or around friends and family. This gives you more time and energy to focus on the things that truly matter to you. Unfortunately, many of us have things we wish we could improve about our smiles. Whether we wish our teeth were whiter, straighter, or generally more aesthetically pleasing, there are luckily myriad ways to adjust the way they look via cosmetic dentistry. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA dentist discusses the cosmetic procedures we offer and the ways they can help you improve your smile.

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are a great way to solve several cosmetic issues with just a single procedure. They are made from biocompatible porcelain, which provides the same look and feel as your natural teeth. They are bonded with a strong adhesive that allows them to last for decades with proper care. Because we want them to be indistinguishable from the rest of your smile, we precisely color-match them, so they look completely natural. They can cover up discoloration, mask chips and cracks, and can even help fill in gaps between your teeth.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is one of the most common cosmetic procedures. When a professional does it — as opposed to over-the-counter strips, rinses, and toothpaste — you can rest assured you will get noticeable results. When you come in for whitening, we will apply a bleaching gel to your teeth and activate it with a specialized laser. This breaks up your stains, providing you with a bright, radiant smile.

Dental Bridges

If you are missing a single tooth or a couple next to one another, a dental bridge can help. A prosthetic is placed between your existing teeth on either side of the space and is supported by crowns affixed to these teeth. Once you have had an extraction, we will suggest either a bridge or a dental implant to fill the gap.


Ceramic crowns are a great way to restore damaged teeth. Whether you are suffering from decay or have chips, a crown will help strengthen your smile and also improve its appearance. We typically use ceramic crowns on your front teeth because they blend in well, and we use metal crowns on your back teeth because they need to support your bite pressure.

Contact Us To Learn More About Cosmetic Dentistry

If you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry, do not hesitate to reach out to us. You can schedule an appointment by calling Balboa Oral Surgery in Newport Beach, CA at 949-630-0143. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.