Transform Your Smile
Whether you are interested in a major repair to your smile or simply need a subtle change, Dr. Cassell Cosmetic Dentistry in Mission Valley, CA can perform a variety of procedures in order to improve your smile. This is known as cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentists offer options and techniques to treat teeth that are chipped, misshapen, discolored, or missing. A cosmetic dentist can reshape the teeth, restore worn teeth, close spaces, and alter the length and appearance of your teeth. The procedures will make a big cosmetic improvement to your smile. They can also be restorative, correcting oral problems like your bite alignment.
An Overview of Cosmetic Dental Treatments
All treatment options that are considered cosmetic dentistry will work to improve the appearance of your teeth. Other procedures can improve your oral health and restore function, as well. Some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry options include:
Tooth-colored resin will be attached to the teeth to improve the strength and appearance of teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored, or have other minor imperfections. The process requires only minimal preparation of the teeth.
Veneers consist of thin, hard shells of material that match the color of your teeth. They are designed to substitute for the natural enamel and are useful in masking numerous dental imperfections.
If your teeth are heavily damaged, you may be able to cover them with a porcelain crown. This cosmetic option also serves as a restorative solution to replace the natural tooth structure.
Inlays and Onlays
In some cases, a filling may be fabricated from composite or porcelain at a dental lab to match the color of the natural teeth. If applied to the inner portion of the tooth, it is called an inlay. If it is attached to the tooth’s biting surface, it is called an onlay.
These restorations are made out of titanium in order to replace a missing tooth root. They will fuse to the jawbone in order to become a permanent fixture of your mouth. The implant is then fitted with a crown to give your teeth a natural-looking replacement.
A smile makeover will involve a complete assessment of the esthetics of your smile in order to improve the overall appearance. This will typically involve several cosmetic dentistry procedures, including veneers, implants, and whitening. The end result should be a smile that will make you proud.
Full mouth reconstruction
When talking to us about your smile makeover, we may discover that we need to provide other treatment to correct a functional problem with your teeth, bone structure, muscles, or bite. If you are in need of a full mouth reconstruction, we can help to provide you with a functional and durable treatment plan that also appears natural.
If you are interested in how we can improve the appearance of your smile, contact us today at 619-220-7475 to set up your cosmetic dentistry consultation.