The American Dental Association does not consider Cosmetic Dentistry a dental specialty area, and many dentists call themselves “cosmetic dentists” without having specific education or training in this field. The experts at Crystal Dental Centers, on the other hand, have significant knowledge and experience in Cosmetic Dentistry, as well as extensive training in the latest equipment and techniques. It’s expertise you can trust.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic Dentistry is primarily focused on improving the appearance of the teeth, gums and/or smile — not to mention, a patient’s self-confidence. Since a person’s smile is often the feature others notice first, an unsightly mouth can be a deterrent in his or her social life and career. Which explains why Cosmetic Dentistry is growing so rapidly in popularity. Cosmetic dentistry is not all about aesthetics, however. It is important not to overlook the dental health aspects of cosmetic procedures, which can range from repairing chips and rough spots to placing missing teeth. Generally, an attractive mouth is indicative of good oral health.
Cosmetic Dentistry includes a broad range of procedures:
Some of the most common include:
- Filling cavities with tooth-colored materials
- Teeth reshaping
- Closing gaps between teeth
- Straightening teeth
- Tooth bonding – In this process, the dentist attaches or “bonds” materials directly to the tooth. Through bonding techniques, natural tooth enamel and dentin are fused to create a strong structure that looks and functions much like the original tooth. This is an excellent solution for chipped teeth and also serves as a superior filling material over metals.
- Gum lifts – This involves reshaping the tissue and/or underlying bones to create longer or more symmetrical-looking teeth.
Not all cosmetic dentistry involves oral surgery. At Crystal Dental, we provide many non-surgical cosmetic services —including porcelain veneers and crowns and teeth whitening — to help you attain that beautiful smile and keep your teeth healthy.
Results that looks real.
Cosmetic procedures have evolved significantly in the past several years, and today cosmetic improvements to the teeth can be made entirely of porcelain or other composite materials that closely mimic the appearance of natural teeth. While dentists in the past used metal or amalgam materials, which were durable but unnatural in appearance, today’s cosmetic improvements look surprisingly real. To ensure the best possible results, the cosmetic specialists at Crystal Dental work closely with the finest dental labs in Southern California. We believe cosmetic dentistry is a fine art.
Want to improve your smile – and your outlook?
If you’re not happy with the way your teeth or gums look, you can do something about it. Why go through life feeling self-conscious every time you open your mouth? Make your smile an important asset. Contact us to make an appointment for a consultation, and learn what we can do to improve your appearance – and confidence. You won’t believe the difference it can make. Contact Us!