Your smile is the first thing that many people notice about you. It is often the very first impression that you leave, whether or not you know it. Any imperfections in your smile, no matter how small they are, can have a major impact on its quality. These imperfections can also affect your confidence as well. There are many components involved in a beautiful, confident smile. At Encino Cosmetic Dentistry, we can help you but to achieve your ideal smile with a smile makeover.
Composite BondingBonding is a simple, straightforward procedure performed to treat minor cosmetic imperfections including chips, cracks, gaps between teeth, and misshapen teeth. This treatment uses composite resin, a material made up of plastic, fine glass, and other substances. It is a tooth-colored material, meaning that it blends in perfectly with the color of your natural teeth, providing you with gorgeous, natural results. The process for bonding is quick and simple and requires only a single visit.
Porcelain VeneersPorcelain veneers are another treatment used to improve the appearance of teeth affected by minor flaws. Veneers are thin, shell-like structures that are bonded to the front surfaces of the affected teeth, effectively covering over the flaws and transforming the appearance of your smile. Porcelain is stronger than composite resin and looks exactly like your real teeth. Not only can it be stained to perfectly match the color of your natural teeth, but it also reflects light like tooth enamel.
Dental ImplantsDental implants are the modern solution for replacing missing teeth. This treatment uses small titanium posts, which we surgically place into your jawbone. Your bone fuses to the posts as you heal. This is a natural process called osseointegration, and it turns the posts into strong, secure roots that provide your replacement teeth with stability. Your replacement teeth are ceramic crowns, which perfectly match your natural teeth. Not only is your smile perfectly restored, Dental Implants feel and function just like your real teeth.
Teeth WhiteningYour tooth enamel is naturally white in color. However, many factors can lead to tooth discoloration, which can significantly dull the beauty of your smile, even if your teeth are otherwise perfect. Teeth whitening helps to eliminate stains from your teeth, restoring their bright white brilliance and enhancing the beauty of your smile. We can help you to achieve these results with an in-office procedure known as chairside whitening, or with whitening trays that allow you to whiten your teeth from the comfort of your own home.
Clear AlignersMisaligned teeth cause many issues, including affecting the appearance of your smile. Traditionally, crooked teeth have been corrected using metal braces. While effective, metal braces are highly visible and stand out significantly in your smile. Today, we can help you to achieve straight teeth in a much more discreet manner with clear aligners.
Aesthetic Gum LiftYour teeth are not the only factor involved in your smile. Even if your teeth are otherwise perfect, excess gum tissue can cause them to appear small, which can have a serious impact on your smile. An aesthetic gum lift is a procedure that involves using a dental laser to eliminate excess gum tissue. We can sculpt a more natural, more aesthetic gumline. As a result, the appearance of your smile is greatly improved.
Gum GraftingOn the opposite end of the spectrum, gum recession can also significantly affect your smile. When your gums recede, your teeth appear longer, which can cause you to appear older than you are. Gum recession can also affect your oral health. Gum grafting is a surgical procedure that involves transplanting soft tissue to the affected areas of your gums. This tissue is typically harvested from another region of your mouth. The tissue is sutured in place and fuses with your existing gums, helping to restore a healthier, more aesthetic gumline.
Full Mouth RestorationThose of us here at Encino Cosmetic Dentistry want you to understand that a full mouth restoration is just that: the rebuilding of your entire mouth by replacing all of your teeth. Both aesthetics and restorative dentistry are combined here to improve your mouth’s health, beauty, and overall function. This procedure is specifically tailored for each person because everyone will need something different depending on whether you’re suffering from tooth loss, some type of damage to your mouth, or visual inconsistencies. Read more about full mouth restoration
If the appearance of your teeth and gums are impacting the quality of your smile and leaving you feeling embarrassed, a smile makeover may be the solution. For more information, and to schedule your consultation, call Encino Cosmetic Dentistry at (818) 783-0408 today.