Cosmetic Dentistry in Los Angeles
Are there parts of your mouth that you want to improve? Chipped teeth, gaps, and discolouration can affect your confidence. Get your ideal smile, with our cosmetic dentistry procedures.
Cosmetic Dentistry is the field of dental work that is primarily concerned with improving the appearance of your smile, as well as the area around your mouth.
Cosmetic dentistry does not necessarily improve the functionality of your smile, although it can also help for that. It is not as useful for solving existing problems in your mouth, it is generally soley aesthetic.
At LA Dental Clinic we offer several cosmetic dentistry services. These include Veneers, Dental Bonding and Whitening. Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of your teeth, gums, and smile.
There are additional procedures that both improve the functionality of your mouth, as well as the appearance of teeth. For example getting braces may improve your bite, as well as straighten your teeth. The line between cosmetic an non-cosmetic procedures is difficult to determine at times.
Cosmetic dentistry procedures mainly focus on improving the overall look of your smile. They can have a dramatic affect on your overall appearance as well. The goal in all cosmetic dentistry procedures is to see our patients smile with confidence!
Is Cosmetic Dentistry Right For You?
Many people wonder if cosmetic dentistry is right for them. Generally, with cosmetic dentistry, there is nothing specifically wrong with your mouth in the practical sense. You have a good bite, you may have had orthodontic work in the past, and now you simply want to improve the appearance of your teeth themselves. Cosmetic dentistry can make a huge difference in your looks.
Many people seek cosmetic dentistry procedures as adults, whether it is to have a more aesthetic smile, get ahead at work or simply feel better about their smile. Here are some key indicators that cosmetic dentistry is right for you!
- You avoid smiling
- There is a part of your smile that has bothered you for a long time
- You have a cracked, chipped or broken tooth
- You have missing teeth
- Your teeth are misaligned or uneven
- Your teeth are deeply stained
- There are small gaps in your teeth
If there are things that bother you about your smile, you can look into cosmetic dentistry procedures as a good option.
Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures Can Be Used For:
The benefits of cosmetic dentistry are countless, here are the most common, immediate results of cosmetic dentistry procedures.
- Straightening the teeth
- Lengthening or shortening the height of your teeth
- Whitening teeth
- Replacing undesirable teeth
- Filling gaps or spaces between teeth
- Creating a flawless smile
In the past few years there has been an overwhelming interest in cosmetic dentistry procedures. A perfect smile is no longer exclusive to celebrities.
Personal image is more important than ever in the age of technology, where photo sharing on social media is more popular than ever. People want to look and feel their best. There is no better way to convey a positive image of yourself than with a beautiful, natural looking smile.
Types Of Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures:
At LA Dental we offer Veneers, Dental Bonding and Zoom Whitening as our core cosmetic procedures. Cosmetic dentistry procedures can also be combined with other dental procedures, in order to create the desired outcome. All of our procedures can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile.
Dental veneers are the most effective way to quickly and permanently change your smile. They give you a beautiful new set of white teeth, immediately after the procedure. Veneers are permanent and last for up to 20 years with proper care. Veneers are no longer exclusively for celebrities seeking the perfect on-screen smile. Now anyone wanting to improve the appearance of their smile has this option.
You can choose to have a full mouth of dental veneers, or simply have them applied to an individual tooth. It depends on what you are looking for. To have veneers, you must have your original teeth in place.
A veneer is a thin layer of restorative material placed over a tooth surface, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth or to protect a damaged tooth surface. It sits directly on the front of your tooth. You cannot use veneers to replace missing or lost teeth.
However, if you are missing teeth, but you are also unhappy with the appearance of your existing teeth, you can combine veneers with dental implants to re-create a beautiful smile. Our cosmetic dentistry procedures are often combined with restorative ones, for a full mouth makeover.
Dental bonding has a dual purpose, it can both improve the appearance of your teeth, as well as their functionality. It is both restorative and cosmetic, however it is most frequently used as a cosmetic procedure.
In dental bonding a tooth-colored resin material (a durable plastic material) is applied and hardened with a special light, which ultimately “bonds” the material to the tooth to restore or improve person’s smile.
Dental bonding is used to fill cracks in teeth, cavities, gaps between teeth, extend shorter teeth and improve the appearance of any permanent discoloration. Dental bonding is a fast and safe procedure, it is often compared to veneers. Dental bonding can last between 10-15 years, it does not require enamel to be removed, unlike veneers.
Dental bonding is a great alternative to veneers, and it is useful if there is a small or minor area of concern in your mouth. However, dental bonding tends to get discolored more easily than porcelain veneers.
Sometimes a simple tooth cleaning just isn’t enough to get yellow stains out of your teeth. All teeth are different and sometimes your teeth can be naturally more yellow, depending on the quality of your tooth enamel and dietary habits. For those who are looking to whiten their teeth, zoom whitening is a good option.
Zoom Whitening is the fastest way to get a whiter smile. The treatment takes as little as one hour to complete.
This system uses a light to activate the whitening material applied to your teeth. It works very fast (1 hr) and can get your smile up to 8 shades whiter.
After the whitening, we will apply some desensitizing medication to your teeth and send you home with a desensitizing mouthwash to avoid any possible sensitivity you may experience.
In addition to the immediate result, we will also give you a “touch-up” kit that you can use at home every few weeks to maintain your smile between appointments.
Get A Smile Makeover!
Our cosmetic dentistry treatments will leave you looking and feeling your best. Have the confidence to smile and know that your smile looks great! Come on in to LA Dental Clinic today and get started on your smile makeover!