Cosmetic Dentistry In La Mesa, CA
Many patients have told us of a new level of self-confidence they feel when finally, sometimes for the first time in their lives, they no longer have to cover their smile. There are many treatments available to correct existing dental problems and set you up with a smile you’re not afraid to show. Our capable and caring team has years of experience dealing with implants, crowns, bridges, finding the right shade of tooth-colored fillings, porcelain veneers, and various whitening processes. There’s no reason to go through life with closed lips!
Our Dental Cosmetic Procedures
In dentistry, a veneer is a thin layer of material placed over a tooth, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth or to protect from a damage to a tooth surface. There are two types of material used to fabricate a veneer: composite and porcelain.
Tooth Colored Fillings
We use tooth-colored materials (composite resins and porcelains) that are both safe and predictable. The most important feature, for many people, is that they look and feel like natural teeth.
In dentistry, an inlay is an indirect restoration (filling) consisting of a solid substance (as gold, porcelain or less often a cured composite resin) fitted in a tooth and cemented into place. An onlay is similar to an inlay, except that it extends to replace a cusp.
Teeth whitening is ideal for people who have healthy, unrestored teeth (no fillings) and gums. Individuals with yellow tones to their teeth respond best. In our office we offer a chairside teeth whitening, as well as take home whitening kits.
All Porcelain Crowns
This type of dental crown provides a better natural color match than any other crown type and may be more suitable for people with metal allergies.
Dental bonding is a procedure in which 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 a person’s smile.