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Cosmetic Dentistry

Recent Improvements In Cosmetic Dental Procedures

Dental professionals are using new techniques to help their patients find the perfect smile. Among the newest dental specialties are teeth whitening, bonding, reshaping and resizing, veneering and contours.

In a survey conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the findings show that approximately 96% of the US population believe that it is important to have an attractive smile if you want to get the opposite sex to notice you. Many people are not happy with their own smile. This is the main reason why cosmetic dentistry has become the most popular medical procedure.

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Cosmetic dentistry is the most promising section of dentistry. If you need to have your teeth whiter, shiner and more beautiful, you’ll need to find a cosmetic dentist to help you improve the beauty of your smile. Scripps Family and Cosmetic Dentistry can access your needs and will be able to help you get that perfect smile you desire. There are several cosmetic dental options available to dental patients.

 

Available cosmetic dental options:

1.    The most popular cosmetic dental procedure is tooth whitening or bleaching. The procedure provides patients with teeth that are whiter and brighter, resulting in smiles that are more appealing.  Teeth whitening procedure can be done at home or in your dentist’s office. It is important that you consult with Scripps Family and Cosmetic Dentistry can before you decide on any teeth whitening procedure. Teeth whitening procedure is simple, painless and the most affordable of all cosmetic dentistry procedures.

2.    The second most popular cosmetic dental procedure is dental implants. Dental implants are artificial teeth similar to dentures but they are fixed permanently to replace your missing teeth. The placing of dental implants require surgery. The patient who needs dental implants must be in good both oral and physical health before the procedure can be done. That’s why only patients with healthy gums and dependable bone structure that can support the implants are recommended for this procedure. Dental implants are the current teeth replacement alternative to dentures. However, Scripps Family and Cosmetic Dentistry can still offer dentures to patients who are missing their teeth.

3.    There are several other cosmetic dentistry procedures and products available to individuals. These include crowns, bridges, braces, veneers, and bonds. Veneers are shell-like custom-built structures that are used to cover the front side of a tooth that is permanently stained, chipped, poorly shaped or crooked.  Crowded or crooked teeth are treated with braces in order to correct and align the teeth. On the other hand, teeth binding is used to help in improving the general appearance of teeth that are cracked, chipped or broken. In this procedure materials which resemble the tooth enamel are applied to the affected tooth.

4.    Crowns are actually covers that provide support for teeth that are weak. Crowns also enhance the appearance of the teeth as well as providing strength for teeth that are problematic. Bridges are made from porcelain, gold or alloy materials. Bridges are used to replace teeth. In this procedure, the structure made is attached directly to the patient’s gum tissue or jaw. Bridges can be removable or fixed. Only qualified dentists are recommended to fit patients with bridges.

Cosmetic dentistry is very popular and as technology advances more and better options in dental procedures will become available

Scripps Ranch Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

We encourage you to bring your personal MP3 player to your dental appointments.  Listening to your favorite music while getting dental treatment helps you relax and take your mind off the sounds associated with dental treatment.

Smile Makeovers-  Cosmetic Dentistry is one of the most exciting areas of dental treatment for a patient.  With the utilization of porcelain veneers and tooth whitening with Zoom2!, many aesthetic enhancements can be made to your smile and overall appearance.  The most appropriate cosmetic options for you can only be determined through a comprehensive oral exam that takes into consideration an overall picture of your dental health.

Cosmetic Dentistry-  This can be anything done to correct imperfections in the appearance of the mouth. Anyone who is unhappy with their smile can have it fixed. The upper teeth show, usually, only when smiling, while the lower teeth remain hidden. This is reversed when talking, with the upper teeth remaining hidden while the lower teeth show. The color, alignment, spacing as well as regularity of the teeth are the characteristics that give the overall appearance. Any of these can be repaired to give a stunning look to the mouth.

We offer a wide variety of cosmetic options. Some of these options are whitening, smile design, re-contouring of the shape of the teeth, veneers, bonding, and all ceramic/porcelain crowns.

We encourage you to bring your personal MP3 player to your dental appointments.  Listening to your favorite music while getting dental treatment helps you relax and take your mind off the sounds associated with dental treatment.

Porcelain veneers and tooth whitening with Zoom

Smile Makeovers –  Cosmetic Dentistry is one of the most exciting areas of dental treatment for a patient.  With the utilization of porcelain veneers and tooth whitening with Zoom2!, many aesthetic enhancements can be made to your smile and overall appearance.  The most appropriate cosmetic options for you can only be determined through a comprehensive oral exam that takes into consideration an overall picture of your dental health.

Why would we recommend a porcelain veneer?  Porcelain veneers are an excellent alternative to crowns or fillings in many cases.  They provide a much more conservative approach to changing a tooth’s color size or shape.  Porcelain veneers can mask undesirable defects, such as teeth stained by tetracycline , by and injury, or a discolored tooth from a root canal procedure and are ideal for masking discolored fillings and/or white “spotty” appearance.

Patients with gaps between their front teeth or teeth that are chipped or worn may consider porcelain veneers.  Generally, veneers will last for many years, and the technique has shown remarkable longevity when properly performed and well maintained.  Veneer consultations are always FREE at our office!  Call us today to set up an appointment!

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