Having a healthy set of teeth is great, but do you know what’s even better? Having a smile that also fills you with confidence every time you show it off. Whether you want to enhance your look or get rid of longstanding flaws, our team can help you do exactly that with cosmetic dentistry in Alhambra, CA. From minor touch-ups to complete makeovers, whatever your dream look might be, she can make it a reality using the treatments detailed below and her artistic touch. If you’re ready to have the smile you’ve always wanted, contact us today to get started.
With porcelain veneers, a patient can basically customize their new smile however they like. Using thin ceramic sheathes bonded to the front of the teeth, we can improve their shape, size, color, and spacing all at the same time. Veneers can be used to cover stains, chips, cracks, and gaps in as little as two appointments, and once in place, they can be trusted to stay strong and look great for about 15-20 years.
Lumineers are just as effective as porcelain veneers at enhancing the smile, and they work in the exact same way: slim restorations are applied to the front of the teeth to mask flaws and create a beautiful, uniform appearance. The key difference is that Lumineers are much thinner than porcelain veneers, meaning they can be placed onto the teeth without them being altered. With porcelain veneers, a small amount of enamel has to be removed in order for them to lay flat, but with Lumineers, this step isn’t necessary. This provides a more conservative treatment that many patients prefer.
For a long time, if someone got a crown or filling, it was easy to tell, because you could instantly spot the metal in their mouth. Today, using composite resin and dental ceramic, our team is able to provide restorations that are not only strong and reliable but able to completely blend into the smile as well. With them, the only people who will know that you’ve had dental work will be you and your dentist!
Direct bonding can be used to make minor imperfections such as small stains, chips, or gaps disappear in as little as an hour. A composite resin is applied to the tooth, and then our team literally sculpts it to hide the blemish while improving the tooth’s overall appearance. The material is then hardened with a curing light, and a patient can look forward to the bonding lasting for well over 10 years.
If your teeth have developed stains or discoloration over the years, Opalescence teeth whitening can make your smile up to eight shades brighter with just one treatment. You can have the procedure completed in our dental office in just an hour, or we can send you home with a custom kit to use whenever and wherever you like. Whichever method you choose, you’ll see before your eyes as your enamel lightens and stains go and stay away.
When you smile, does more gum tissue show than teeth? This is a very common flaw that bothers a lot of patients, and it’s one we can easily fix using our soft tissue laser. It enables us to painlessly remove any extra gum tissue that is covering up the teeth to instantly help them appear longer, creating a more balanced and attractive smile. In most cases, this treatment can be completed in a single appointment, and the recovery time is extremely minimal as well.
For many patients, just one treatment simply won’t be enough to help them achieve the kind of results they want. With a smile makeover, our team is able to take a patient’s desires and turn them into a practical treatment plan that combines multiple procedures to be as efficient and effective as possible. No matter what condition your teeth may be in right now, with your own personalized makeover, the only limit truly is your imagination.