newport beach cosmetic dentistryCosmetic dentistry refers to procedures that address common aesthetic issues with the appearance of your smile, from stained teeth to missing teeth. Our team provides an array of them to offer results that make patients feel great and inspire confidence. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA, dentist talks about our approach to cosmetic dentistry.

The Need for Cosmetic Dentistry

When you have concerns about the beauty of your smile, then you may benefit from cosmetic dentistry. This could include stained teeth, but also misshapen, damaged, or even missing teeth too. Our team can help you start your journey to a stunning new smile with our cosmetic dental treatments. But first, we need to figure out which treatments you need so we can start improving your smile!

Getting Started

To get started, we will talk to you about your smile, so we better understand what imperfections you want to see treated. Our team will then conduct a detailed examination with digital technology, such as digital x-rays, so we can assess the severity of these concerns and the underlying factors too. Our team then creates a custom treatment plan, one tailored specifically for your smile. For some, cosmetic dentistry could mean a single visit or possibly multiple treatments, depending on the state of your oral health.

Ceramic Dental Crowns

If you have a cracked, chipped, broken, or misshapen tooth, or one with severe decay, then you may need a restoration. Fortunately, we can offer one with a cosmetic touch. Ceramic crowns are a common part of cosmetic dentistry, and used to repair and transform the tooth. The ceramic material can handle daily bite forces and pressures with ease. We can also color match it to blend with the rest of your smile, and are typically reserved for the more front facing teeth. Ceramic crowns not only repair teeth, but as we will discuss further one, they can aid in replacing missing teeth by supporting a dental bridge firmly in place.

Whitening Your Smile

Teeth stains are a common issue that people want to see addressed, and we can help with cosmetic dentistry. Our team can provide professional teeth whitening, so you obtain results that are more dramatic and longer-lasting then those possible with store bought strips and toothpastes. The procedure can be completed in-office and only takes one visit to finish, so you leave with a much brighter smile. Our team applies a powerful bleaching gel to the surfaces of the teeth, and then we activate it with a light, breaking up and removing your stains. The result is a brighter appearance, with results that can last for months to come. An excellent choice if you need results quickly, such as before a first date, job interview, or special events, like a graduation.

Custom Bridges

If you have lost a tooth, or as many as three in a row, then you need a prosthetic to preserve the beauty and function of your smile. Our team can create custom dental bridges, prosthetics that contain new teeth with crowns attached to each end. We then use the abutment teeth on each side of the gap to support these teeth. Each one is custom-made to ensure a proper fit and is shaded to blend with your smile seamlessly. The process takes about two visits, and can help you avoid the major complications of untreated tooth loss. With cosmetic dentistry, we can handle minor tooth loss and help you smile with confidence again!

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers can offer a smile makeover for people with multiple cosmetic issues. These are restorations that cover the teeth, changing the front and side instantly to mask multiple cosmetic imperfections. Each one is custom-made for your smile to ensure a proper fit and a lifelike appearance, as we also color match them to blend with your smile. Porcelain is very strong and able to handle daily bite forces and pressures with ease, so your new restoration can last for years to come. Our team can mask permanent teeth stains, fill gaps between the teeth, reshape malformed or damaged teeth, and even lengthen worn down teeth or correct the appearance of minor misalignment.

If you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry, or if you would like to get started on your journey to a stunning new smile, then please reach out to our team today!

Contact Us to Learn More About Cosmetic Dentistry

A smile that grabs someone’s attention is possible with our cosmetic results. To find out more about our approach to cosmetic treatment, or schedule a visit, please contact your Newport Beach, CA dentist’s office at (949) 630-0143.