Your smile is an important feature. It is often the first thing that others notice about you and has the power to leave a lasting impression before you ever utter a word. If there are any imperfections in your teeth or gums, even if they are minor, the quality of your smile can be significantly affected. At Encino Cosmetic Dentistry, we can provide the cosmetic dentistry services you need to improve the quality of your smile and significantly boost your confidence.
Teeth WhiteningDiscoloration of your naturally white enamel can significantly affect the quality of your smile, even if your teeth are otherwise perfect. Whitening helps to eliminate this discoloration, restoring the bright white brilliance to your teeth. This enhances the beauty of your smile and boosts your confidence. We can whiten your teeth with an in-office procedure called chairside whitening. This requires one visit and an hour of your time. You can also whiten your teeth from the comfort of your own home with whitening trays. More about Teeth Whitening.
Dental BondingDental bonding uses composite resin to correct a variety of minor flaws in your teeth, including small chips, cracks, gaps between teeth, and misshapen or small teeth. Composite resin is a tooth-colored material that can be shaped and molded to meet many different needs. It can fill gaps and cracks or transform the shape of a tooth, completely transforming the appearance of your smile. The process for bonding is quick and simple and requires only one visit. More about Dental Bonding
Porcelain VeneersPorcelain veneers are another option for treating minor flaws. This treatment uses thin shell-like structures made from porcelain that is bonded to the front surfaces of your affected teeth. The veneers cover over the flaws in your teeth, completely transforming your smile. Porcelain is stronger than composite resin and lasts longer. It also provides a more natural appearance. Porcelain can be stained to perfectly blend in with the color of your natural teeth. It also reflects light just like natural tooth enamel. There is no telling the difference between the veneers and your natural teeth.More about Porcelain Veneers.
Dental ImplantsDental implants are a treatment for replacing missing teeth, providing a modern alternative to bridges and dentures. Ceramic crowns are supported by small titanium posts, which are surgically implanted into your jawbone. Your bone fuses to the posts in a natural process called osseointegration. This process stabilizes the posts within your jaw, turning them into replacement roots that hold your ceramic crowns perfectly in place. You can bite, chew, and speak normally as well as smile confidently. Your teeth will not shift around or fall out of your mouth, and they look exactly like your real teeth. More about Dental Implants.
Gum TreatmentsYour gums also play an integral role in the appearance of your smile. Even if your teeth are perfect, excess gum tissue or too little gum tissue can cause aesthetic issues. Excess gum tissue causes your teeth to appear too small. This can be corrected with an aesthetic gum lift. Too little gum tissue, caused by gum recession, can be addressed with a surgical procedure known as a gum graft.
Correcting Tooth Alignment with Invisible AlignersBraces have long been the solution for dealing with crooked teeth. While effective, braces are highly visible and take over your smile throughout the duration of your treatment. Invisible aligners allow you to correct tooth alignment in a much more discreet manner. The aligners disappear from view when placed in your mouth, rendering them unnoticeable to those around you.
Smile MakeoverThere are many factors that go into creating a perfect smile. If there are several issues affecting your smile, we can address them all with a treatment called a smile makeover. This treatment is customized to meet your needs, allowing you to achieve your ideal smile, which can greatly boost your confidence as well. More about Smile Makeovers.
Inlays & OnlaysInlays and onlays are used to restore portions of the tooth, or to strengthen a tooth. They are alternatives to using fillings or a crown to restore the integrity of the tooth. Read more about Inlays & Onlays.
BridgesA dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance and is one of the traditional dental methods for replacing missing teeth. Read more about Bridges.
CrownsA crown is a covering that will wrap and protect the entire surface of a tooth, allowing it to look and function just like the original tooth. Read more about Crowns.
With cosmetic dentistry, we can help you to achieve an ideal smile, and significantly boost your confidence. For more information, and to schedule your consultation, call Encino Cosmetic Dentistry at (818) 783-0408 today.
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