Cosmetic dentistry is another name for any number of dental procedures designed to improve the look of your smile, including teeth whitening and veneers. These procedures can also improve your oral health by replacing or repairing damaged or decayed teeth. Here are some of the common procedures that can help you get your dream your smile:
While porcelain veneers in Manteca, CA, are effective and are wafer-thin shells that are bonded to the front of your teeth. They are an ideal choice for patients who want to correct minor imperfections in their smile. The technique requires minimal preparation of your natural teeth; in most cases, we remove only a small amount of the enamel from your tooth to accommodate the veneer.
When cared for properly, porcelain veneers can last for many years before needing to be replaced. However, the lifespan of your veneers will ultimately be determined by your unique oral habits and history of oral health.
Cosmetic dentistry can transform your smile! One of the most effective ways to transform your smile is through cosmetic bonding, sometimes called direct tooth bonding or composite resin bonding. This treatment involves the application of a composite resin material that is matched to your tooth color and then used to fill in chipped areas, reshape teeth, and close gaps between your teeth. The entire process only takes one appointment to complete and is non-invasive. Your dentist will mold the resin material to the exact shape of your teeth so that it blends in seamlessly when complete. Unlike dental crown treatments, cosmetic bonding can be reversed if you decide you would like to switch back to your original smile. In this case, your dentist will restore your natural tooth structure by removing the bonded material and filing down the treated area. Although this treatment does not last as long as other cosmetic dentistry procedures, it is an affordable option that can be completed quickly.
When you opt for cosmetic dentistry, your dentist can reshape and contour certain teeth to help improve your smile's appearance and function. Here are a few examples of what cosmetic contouring can accomplish for your pearly whites:
If your teeth are stained or discolored, our dentists may recommend professional teeth whitening at our dentist's office. This is a safe and effective process that can brighten your teeth by several shades in just a single visit! Unlike over-the-counter strips or trays, our professional treatments use stronger bleaching agents that are activated with a laser for faster, more noticeable results.
Your teeth can become stained from foods, drinks, cigarette smoke, certain medications, or age. Regardless of why your teeth have become discolored, our dentists can use an in-office treatment that can remove deep stains caused by these products safely. Our powerful bleaching agents can effectively whiten your smile by up to eight shades in one appointment at our office. If the discoloration of your teeth is more severe, we may recommend additional appointments to gradually whiten your smile by up to a full ten shades.
For a comfortable dental experience, please reach out to our dental practice in Manteca, CA, to have a consultation with our family dentist. Please call us at (209) 823-9218 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll guide you further.