Cosmetic dentistry refers to procedures that are designed to not only address damaged or decayed teeth, but to do so with a lifelike appearance. From teeth whitening to natural-looking implant restoration, we can boost your smile’s beauty. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA, dentist talks about how we address smile imperfections with cosmetic dentistry.
Your Cosmetic Consultation
To begin, we want to examine your smile and talk to you about your cosmetic concerns, so we can understand the causes of your esthetic issues and know what you hope to see addressed. Our team then creates a personalized treatment plan to correct these concerns, using one or possible multiple cosmetic treatments to achieve optimal results. Every smile is unique, and so we create a unique plan to address smiles and offer optimal oral health.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
If you have stained teeth, we could offer a brighter smile in one visit with cosmetic dentistry. In-office teeth whitening can brighten smiles by multiple shades in only one to two hours total. The procedure is a simple one. Our team will apply a powerful bleaching gel to the surfaces of your teeth and then activate the bleaching ingredients with a special light, which breaks up and removes teeth stains. You then leave with a stunning smile. This option is great if you need results quickly, such as before a first date, job interview, or a special event.
Porcelain veneers alone can offer many people a smile makeover. These are thin shells of porcelain, which are translucent like enamel and can be shaded to blend with your smile. Once placed, they cover the front and sides of each tooth. The placement process takes just two visits, and we can mask permanent teeth stains, reshape malformed teeth, repair minor damage, and even lengthen worn down structures too. Placement could also close gaps between the teeth and even correct the appearance of minor misalignment, so you can have a straighter-looking smile without the need for metal braces or plastic aligners. With proper care and attention, these can last for years to come.
Ceramic Dental Crowns
Our team also offers ceramic dental crowns as part of our approach to cosmetic dentistry. Ceramic is a strong material that can handle daily bite forces. The material can be color matched to blend with your smile too, so the results look natural. Since these cover a tooth’s visible portion, we can repair major damage and fractures, reshape malformed teeth, and even improve the overall balance of your bite too. Placement could repair advanced decay and complete a root canal for an infected tooth. As we will discuss further on, these can also be used to aid in the replacement of missing teeth!
Dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth. Our team can use them to address between one and up to three or four missing teeth in a row with cosmetic dentistry. The prosthetic contains new teeth with crowns attached to each end. Made from ceramic, they can be color matched to blend with your smile. We remove structure from the teeth on each side of the gap and affix the crowns to the, securing your new teeth firmly in place. These can last about 10 to 15 years on average, and proper care keeps them bright and ensures they can last as long as possible. Our team could also discuss securing them with one or more dental implants!
Dental implants are a lifelike tooth replacement that are inserted into the jaw, where they bond with the smile like natural root structure. We can use them to address a single missing tooth or to support a bridge. To ensure the visible portion of your tooth looks natural and can handle daily bite forces, we can use ceramic crowns to restore them. You then enjoy a new tooth that looks natural and allows you to eat your favorite foods again.
If you have any questions about our approach to cosmetic dentistry, or if you would like to see which of our treatments is right for you, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to ensure that our patients can smile with confidence and enjoy good oral health and optimal bite function as well. Everyone deserves the smile of their dreams, and we can help with cosmetic dentistry.
Talk To Your Newport Beach, CA Dentist About Cosmetic Dentistry
We employ cosmetic dentistry to help patients enjoy repair and even tooth replacement with a lifelike appearance. To find out more about our approach to cosmetic dentistry, or schedule a visit, please contact your Newport Beach, CA dentist’s office at (949) 630-0143.