Cosmetic Dentistry In La Mesa, CA
Many patients have told us of a new wave of self-confidence which they felt when finally, sometimes for the very first time in their lives, they could smile widely and openly. As a culture, Americans put a great deal of value on white and even teeth and all of us are taught as kids to strive for that gleaming Hollywood smile. Alas—dental health is partially a question of genetics and some teeth are simply healthier and stronger than others. Luckily, nowadays there are many treatments available to correct your dental problems and set you up with a smile you’re not afraid to flash around. Our capable and caring team has years of experience dealing with implants, crowns, bridges, finding you the exact right shade of tooth-colored fillings, porcelain veneers, various whitening processes including the popular and quick Zoom! and Venus White Teeth Whitening systems. 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 a damage to a tooth’s surface. There are two main types of material used to fabricate a veneer: composite and dental porcelain.
Tooth Colored Feeling
Dentists are using more tooth-like materials (composite resins and porcelains) that are both safe and predictable. The most important feature, for many people, is that they look and react more 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 to a cavity in a tooth and cemented into place. An onlay is the same as an inlay, except that it extends to replace a cusp. Crowns are onlays which completely cover all surfaces of a tooth.
Teeth whitening is ideal for people who have healthy, unrestored teeth (no fillings) and gums. Individuals with yellow tones to their teeth respond best.
All Porcelain Crowns
This type of dental crowns provide 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 person’s smile.