If you avoid smiling for pictures because of stains, chips, cracks, or misshapen teeth, it’s time to consider cosmetic dentistry. At Daniel Tebbi, D.M.D., we use this field of dentistry to make your smile more beautiful and can help lower your anxiety about smiling. It also improves your bite and can prevent the long-term damage caused by misaligned teeth. We also serve areas including Sherman Oaks 91403, 91495, 91423, Studio City 91604, Van Nuys 91436, 91411, and Reseda 91335.
Some patients hesitate to take the first step because they aren’t certain whether they are an ideal candidate for cosmetic dentistry. It’s important to have realistic expectations about it. If you aren’t bothered by your smile’s appearance, or if you aren’t experiencing any pain or discomfort, you may not need treatment. However, if you are dealing with stains, chips, cracks, or misshapen teeth, cosmetic dentistry could be a great option for you.
Here are some most common cosmetic dentistry treatments:
Teeth whitening is a good solution for the discoloration caused by foods, beverages, and smoking. Stained teeth can negatively impact your smile, making you look older than you are.
Teeth whitening brightens up your smile by removing stains using bleaching solutions. These solutions contain hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide, which help break down the stains, leaving you with a brighter smile.
Composite fillings, also known as tooth-colored fillings, are a type of dental restoration that blends in with the natural color of your tooth. They’re a great option for repairing teeth that have been damaged by decay or trauma. These fillings are durable and can last for several years with the right at-home oral hygiene routine. They are a great choice when you want a restoration that blends in with your tooth.
Porcelain veneers are very thin shells of porcelain that are placed on the front and sides of the teeth. They are custom-made to fit each patient and match their ideal smile.
Veneers can address several dental problems at once. They can:
- Improve the appearance of stained teeth
- Fix the appearance of cracked or chipped teeth
- Make teeth appear more symmetrical
- Correct the appearance of very slightly misaligned teeth
- Improve the appearance of teeth that are too small
- Correct the appearance of teeth that are too large
- Correct the appearance of teeth that are too square
- Make teeth appear whiter
- Enhance the shape and length of the teeth
- Correct the spacing between teeth
Dental implants are a versatile option because they can be used for many different types of restorations. A dental implant can be used to replace one missing tooth, several teeth, or an entire arch. They are a good solution for people who are missing a single tooth or more teeth.
Dental bonding is one of the simplest and most affordable cosmetic dentistry treatments. The dentist applies a tooth-colored composite resin to the tooth. They then use the dental light to harden and bond the resin to the tooth. This treatment can be used to change the shape, size, or color of the tooth. The dentist can also use dental bonding for cosmetic purposes to cover stains or discolorations.
Dental bridgework is a restorative dentistry treatment intended to replace one or more missing teeth. The treatment entails the use of a dental bridge. This is essentially a dental appliance with one or more artificial teeth positioned between two crowns. The artificial teeth (or pontics) are fused to dental crowns (or abutments), which are cemented to the natural teeth on either side of the gap. Once in place, the fixed bridge restores the appearance of your smile and allows you to once again enjoy all the foods you love.
To learn more about our cosmetic dentistry, visit our Daniel Tebbi, D.M.D. office at 16661 Ventura Blvd Ste 620, Encino, CA 91436, which is quite close to Sherman Oaks 91403, 91495, 91423, Studio City 91604, Van Nuys 91436, 91411, and Reseda 91335. You can also reach us at (818) 789-2034.