Cosmetic Dentistry

Dentist Porcelain Crowns Inglewood, Bridges, Dental Veneers

The practice of dentistry encompasses an amazing array of services and procedures, all with a common goal: to help you to preserve your natural teeth as long as possible, ensure your oral health, and keep you looking and feeling great throughout life.

There's so much that can be done these days to improve the appearance of a person's smile — at any age. From powerful, professional whitening treatments to amazingly realistic porcelain veneers to state-of-the-art dental implants, there's a wide range of exciting possibilities.

The first step in any smile makeover is a thorough dental examination to make sure that your cosmetic problems really are just that, and not a sign of underlying dental disease. Once your health has been established, your smile can be cosmetically enhanced in a variety of ways.

Cosmetic & General Dentistry Procedures

Modern dentistry offers a wide range of services to make sure your teeth stay healthy, function well and look great. These procedures include:

Cleanings & Oral Exams, to keep your teeth and gums healthy, and catch early signs of dental disease
Cosmetic Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks
Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth
Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today
Extractions, to remove unhealthy teeth that cannot be saved
Fillings, to restore decayed teeth
Inlays & Onlays, to fill teeth with larger cavities
Invisalign Clear Aligners, for highly discreet orthodontic treatment
Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect a dangerous disease that can be cured if caught early
Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position
Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth
Removable Dentures, to help you smile again
Root Canal Treatment, to rescue diseased teeth
Sealants, to help prevent cavities
Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile
TMD Treatment, for pain in the jaw area that can interfere with biting and chewing
Tooth-Colored Fillings, for a completely natural, healthy look
Tooth Decay Prevention, so you keep your natural teeth as long as possible

When to Visit the Dentist

Dental appointment.Many people only go to the dentist when something is wrong. That is truly a shame, because they are missing out on so many preventive services that can save discomfort — and expense — down the road. Regular dental visits are essential to make sure oral health problems — from tooth decay to oral cancer — are detected and treated in a timely manner. Some individuals may need to see the dentist more often than others to stay on top of problems like plaque buildup and gum disease, but everyone should go at least once per year.

Your regular dental visits will include a thorough oral exam to check the health of your teeth and gums; and oral cancer screening to spot any suspicious signs early; and a professional cleaning to remove stubborn deposits and make your teeth look and feel great. So don't miss out on the many benefits dentistry offers you and your family!

Your Smile Makeover

The most important job you have as a member of your own smile makeover team is to communicate exactly what you don't like about your smile and how you'd like it to be different. Before the first consultation, give some thought to the following questions:

What do you like or dislike about the color, size, shape and spacing of your teeth?
Are you pleased with how much your teeth show, both when you smile and when your lips are relaxed?
Do you want teeth that are perfectly aligned and a bright “Hollywood White,” or would you prefer a more natural look with slight color, shape and shade variations?
Would you like more or less of your gums to show when you smile?
It is extremely helpful for you to bring in pictures you have collected — of smiles you like, smiles you don't like, and/or photos of the way your own smile used to look, if that's the result you're aiming for. Now is the time to get started on creating a smile that will make you feel as good as you look!

People choose aesthetic dental procedures/surgery for various reasons-to repair a defect such as a malformed bite or crooked teeth, treat an injury, or just improve their overall appearance. Whatever the reason, the ultimate goal is to restore a beautiful smile.

For these and many other reasons, aesthetic dentistry has become a vital and important part of the dental profession.

Common aesthetic dental procedures can be performed to correct misshaped, discolored, chipped or missing teeth. They also can be used to change the overall shape of teeth-from teeth that are too long or short, have gaps, or simply need to be reshaped.

Some of the more common procedures involve:

Bonding

A procedure in which tooth-colored material is used to close gaps or change tooth color.

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Contouring and reshaping

A procedure that straightens crooked, chipped, cracked or overlapping teeth.

Veneers

A procedure in which ultra-thin coatings are placed over the front teeth. Veneers can change the color or shape of your teeth. For example, veneers have been used to correct unevenly spaced, crooked, chipped, oddly shaped or discolored teeth.

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Whitening and Bleaching

As the term implies, whitening and bleaching, a rapidly increasing procedure, are used to make teeth whiter.

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Which techniques should be used to improve your smile? A dental exam will take many factors into consideration, including your overall oral health.


Interested in learning more about the cosmetic dentistry services and treatments we offer here at New Smiles Dental in Inglewood, CA? Call our office at (310) 674-5555 to schedule your appointment today! 

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