Some dental issues, like staining or minor chips, don’t necessarily pose a threat to your oral health. Still, you might consider them eyesores that affect your appearance. At Century Park Dental Care in the Century City area of Los Angeles, California, Jaami Baig, DDS, and Shaan Baig, DDS, regularly recommend cosmetic dentistry services like veneers, teeth whitening, or Invisalign® to fix minor defects. To set up a consultation, call or book online today.
Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of oral health care that aims to make your smile look as beautiful, white, symmetrical, and healthy as possible.
While many cosmetic dental services don’t improve your oral health and functioning, they can offer you an unmatched boost in self-esteem by giving you a more attractive smile.
At Century Park Dental Care, the team employs cosmetic dentistry principles in strictly cosmetic procedures as well as restorative procedures like implants and crowns. They make sure that your cosmetic procedures or repairs result in a smile that still looks like your own but better.
Cosmetic dentistry can address natural features in your smile or new damage and discoloration. A few features that cosmetic dental services can address are:
Treating certain cosmetic issues, like malocclusion, can ultimately improve the way your teeth fit together by aligning them to reduce pressure.
Beyond the cosmetic appeal of treating these issues, addressing them can result in functional benefits like easier teeth cleaning and more comfortable chewing.
Century Park Dental Care offers the latest in cosmetic dental services and advanced diagnostic procedures.
Before your treatment, the team might recommend getting digital X-rays or cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) 3D scans in order to look for underlying signs of disease that they’ll need to address beforehand.
A few available cosmetic treatments and services are:
Many people hold negative opinions about their natural tooth shade. Aging, tobacco use, and certain foods can all contribute to yellowing or staining that affects the appearance of your teeth. With teeth whitening, you can remove much of the staining to enjoy a brighter smile.
Veneers are thin, flat shells made to look like the front surface of your teeth. Your dentist attaches custom-made porcelain or ceramic veneers to the front of your teeth to mask unattractive shapes, shades, or areas of damage.
Fillings are a common treatment for cavities. To effectively cover the area of damage left by decay, you can get tooth-colored fillings that blend in with the natural shade of the tooth.
Invisalign can treat mild to moderate cases of crowding, wide gaps, overbite, underbite, and other forms of malocclusion. Unlike braces, Invisalign aims to be inconspicuous as it shifts your teeth. After meticulous planning, you’ll use a series of custom clear plastic aligners to get straighter teeth.
Optimizing your smile’s appearance with cosmetic dentistry can lead to more self-confidence and better interactions with others. To schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation, call Century Park Dental Care or book online today.