Cosmetic dental flaws not only ruin your smile but are also contribute to a lack of self-confidence in some people. Of course, you don’t have to live with these flaws. The good news is, almost all of these flaws can be fixed using an assortment of cosmetic dentistry procedures that work on restoring your natural smile. Smile Select Dental offers the following cosmetic dentistry procedures in California.
Discolored teeth are an unnecessary nuisance when you want to look your very best. Soda, coffee, food and sometimes even meds that you consume every day tend to discolor your teeth and if left untreated can lead to permanent damage. Teeth whitening is the most frequently used procedure that is simple, safe and cost-effective. In this process, teeth will be safely whitened on your dental office visit. First, we remove plaque, tartar and any other sort of buildup on the teeth. This is followed by whitening the teeth, which removes stains, leaving behind your beautiful smile.
Dental veneers are sometimes called ‘Hollywood Teeth’ and rightly so. After all, actors and actresses want to always look good. Teeth may be crooked or may vary in size and color. In some cases, teeth may be chipped or cracked. Maybe your tooth enamel is damaged or the gaps between your teeth are unsightly. All these defects can be distressing, to say the least. Dental veneers are the saviors of the dental world. They cover up our unaesthetic imperfections. They’re are basically customized porcelain shells that resemble your natural teeth enamel. These veneers cover the visible portion of the teeth to hide any defects that may be spoiling your appearance. During the procedure, some enamel is removed to accommodate the veneer, which is then cemented to the tooth. The procedure is safe and effective, while it results in making your teeth look natural. These veneers will change the way you smile in a very dramatic way.
Decayed and/or damaged teeth are often a health hazard as well as a cosmetic disaster. Composite bonding, a type of cosmetic dental procedure, is used to repair the decaying and damaged teeth using a material that resembles the natural tooth enamel. This material is usually made of malleable resin or a durable plastic substance which is then hardened using ultraviolet rays once they’re sculpted onto the teeth in the right shape and size as desired. Cosmetic Bonding replaces the traditional silver fillings of the past; however, its cosmetic results are far superior and more aesthetic than the fillings.
Dental crowns look like teeth and are caps that fit right over cracked, broken, weak, decayed, and/or damaged teeth to make them appear normal. They strengthen and provide support to weak teeth whilst restoring their original shape and size. For a weak or cracked tooth, a dental crown will help in keeping the tooth in place and also provide it some strength and durability.
INLAYS AND ONLAYS
Inlays and Onlays replace traditional fillings and are materials that bond on to the surface of the tooth to protect from decay. In the past, these fillings were made of gold and silver but in recent years most people ask for Inlays and Onlays that are colored the same as their teeth so that they blend in. Hence, the use of resin and porcelain. Inlays are used to fill the inside of a tooth, while Onlays are used to on the outside biting area of a tooth.
Dental implants are the closest thing to replacing your natural teeth when they decay beyond repair or are knocked out due to unfortunate accidents. Dental implants are titanium screws that are secured to the jawbone and then an abutment is added to it that will ultimately hold the crown, making it the tooth assembly to replace your natural tooth. As time elapses, the jawbone begins to heal and fuse with the titanium screw providing anchorage to the replaced tooth and securing it in place. However, during the implant time, the patient needs to maintain good oral hygiene so that there is no plaque or debris around that area. Even after the implant procedure, proper care needs to be taken to maintain good dental hygiene.
If you’re not happy with the way your gumline looks or feels, there’s a way to fix that using surgery. Gum Reshaping, Gum Contouring or Gum Sculpting as it is variably called, is a surgical procedure that fixes uneven or low/high gumlines to restore your smiling confidence. In rare cases, high gumlines could lead to periodontal disease, which deteriorates the gum and teeth structure and can lead to irreparable damage. Scalpels, lasers, and radiosurgery are some of the tools used to do this procedure in the Dentist’s office. It may take a few days to recover from this procedure to allow the gums to heal and come back to normal.
Need any dental work done? Contact us at Smile Select Dental in California. We’ve offices all over the Socal region, in and around Los Angeles. For a consultation or to fix an appointment, please call us at (909) 334-4015 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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