What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Smiling with confidence makes you feel great. A beautiful smile is also an important social and professional asset. Yet there are many people who avoid showing their teeth in public or in photographs because they don't like what they see. If that describes you, then why not start the process of getting the smile you've always wanted with a smile makeover?
A smile makeover goes beyond simply responding to dental problems as they arise. It's a comprehensive smile-rejuvenation plan that's uniquely suited to your own facial features and aesthetic preferences. The results can be quite dramatic — both in terms of how your will look and how you will feel. These are the major steps involved:
Take a look. The makeover process is all about giving you the smile of your dreams. So take a good look at your smile and note what you like and don't like about it. Some questions you can ask yourself are:
- Are your teeth as white as you'd like them to be?
- Are any teeth chipped, cracked or worn?
- Does your smile have a gummy appearance?
- Do your teeth seem too large or small?
- Do you like the alignment and spacing of your teeth
- Are you self-conscious about crookedness or gaps?
Remember, beauty is in the eye of the beholder… and that's you! Check out some of our Cosmetic dentistry solutions:
If you want to brighten your smile and remove years of stains then professional teeth whitening can give you the brilliant results you deserve. Whether you are planning your wedding or just looking to give yourself a little makeover, Dr. Setareh can achieve a visibly whiter smile in often just one chairside whitening session. If you are dealing with stains caused by aging, smoking, foods or drinks, then professional teeth whitening might be right for you.
You’ll be happy to hear that not all cosmetic issues require intensive cosmetic dentistry. This non-invasive technique involves using a tooth-colored resin (the same material used to fill a cavity) to mask small imperfections such as stains, cracks, chips and even gaps between teeth.
The resin is applied, shaped and trimmed, and then hardened into place with a dental laser. Bonding doesn’t require anesthesia, drilling or other invasive techniques and can often be performed during your next dental cleaning.
Sometimes discolorations, minor misalignments or cosmetic damage are a bit too difficult for bonding or teeth whitening to handle alone. If you have multiple aesthetic issues you want to address then your smile could benefit from what dental veneers have to offer.
These custom-made, tooth-colored porcelain shells are restorations that are bonded to the front of your teeth to change the alignment, shape, size or color of one or more teeth. If you want that Hollywood smile then veneers may just be the best option for you.
Do you want to enhance your smile?
Then call Dr. Setareh today at (805) 764-0222 to learn about all of our dental cosmetic services or to book an appointment!