Cosmetic dentistry can help you enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile. It can also help you regain confidence in your smile’s appearance. Cosmetic dentistry procedures can help correct common aesthetic flaws. These include:
- Stained teeth
- Uneven teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Misaligned teeth
- Missing teeth
- Gapped teeth
Cosmetic dentistry includes a broad category that includes many different types of treatments, such as:
Dental bonding is a non-invasive procedure used to repair minor cosmetic dental imperfections. It’s often used to treat minor chips, cracks, and gaps in teeth. It can also be used to make teeth appear whiter by covering up stains and discolorations. In most cases, dental bonding is a one-time procedure. Your dentist will use a bonding material that matches the color of your tooth. They will then apply it to your tooth and mold it to ensure a comfortable fit. After they’ve shaped the material, they will use a special light to harden it.
Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are designed to cover the front surface of your teeth. These veneers can conceal a variety of cosmetic blemishes, including cracked, chipped, stained, or slightly misaligned teeth.
The dentist will prepare the teeth by removing a small amount of enamel from each tooth. Then, they will make an impression of your teeth. The impression is sent to a dental lab. It usually takes about two weeks for the dental lab to make your veneers. During the two weeks, the dentist may give you temporary veneers to use. Once the permanent ones are ready, the dentist will replace the temporary ones with them.
Teeth whitening is the process in which whitening solutions are used to lighten the color of stains on your teeth. In-office teeth whitening is performed in a dental chair, while take-home whitening kits are worn at home.
Whitening kits contain peroxide-based bleaching agents, which work to remove stains from the surface of your teeth. Your dentist will work with you to determine which type of whitening treatment is best suited to your needs.
In-office teeth whitening is stronger than at-home products. Professional teeth whitening can whiten teeth up to 8 shades lighter and the results can be seen after one appointment. Your dentist is experienced as to how to best use these powerful whitening agents to get the optimal results. Additionally, they will monitor your progress throughout treatment to make sure your teeth don’t become overly sensitive.
If you are seeking a discreet treatment to straighten your teeth, consider clear braces. They are composed of tooth-colored ceramic brackets and clear wires, and they are able to blend in with the natural color of your teeth. This option is also great for people who want to avoid metal brackets.
To learn more about our dental services, you can schedule your appointment with our dentist by calling us at (310) 543-1655 or visiting us at 3556 Torrance Boulevard, Suite C, Torrance, CA 90503. We will be happy to guide you further.