All of us dream of having a beautiful smile, one that we can proudly show to others. With cosmetic dentistry, you smile can be improved tremendously. When finding a dentist to perform smile enhancement procedures, it is always best to opt for a prothodonitst just like Dr. Mahallati.
What is cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry refers to any dental procedure that improves the appearance of a patient’s teeth, gums, and/or bite. However, these procedures do not necessarily improve the function of one’s teeth.
Who can benefit from cosmetic dentistry?
People with teeth that are stained, chipped, broken, uneven, or worn can benefit from various cosmetic dentistry procedures.
What are the different cosmetic dentistry procedures available?
Teeth can become discolored or stained over time. It may be due to smoking, intake of certain medications, or consuming tooth-staining beverages and foods. Dr. Mahallati can do an in-office procedure to whiten your teeth or provide you with a teeth whitening system to use at home. LEARN MORE.
This procedure improves the appearance of teeth that have excess gaps between them, as well as teeth that are chipped, stained, cracked, or broken. Bonding materials can also be used to protect an exposed tooth or fill in small cavities. The procedure can be completed in one visit where an etching solution is applied before tooth-colored materials are applied to the tooth’s surface. LEARN MORE.
These are custom-made shells that are made of porcelain and used to cover the front surface of the teeth, changing their shape and color. Veneers last longer than dental bonding and are known for their superior appearance. Veneers can enhance teeth that are poorly shaped, slightly crooked, stained, chipped or worn, and have spaces between them. LEARN MORE.
These dental restorations completely cover a tooth to restore its normal shape. A crown may be needed if a tooth is misshapen or discolored, weak, broken, or has a large filling. A dental crown can also hold a dental bridge in place, cover a dental implant, and cover a tooth that has gone through a root canal procedure. LEARN MORE.
This procedure removes or improves the contour of the dental enamel to enhance the appearance of your teeth. Enamel shaping may be done in conjunction with a dental bonding procedure. This cosmetic dentistry treatment can correct overlapping, crooked, and chipped teeth. It can also correct minor bite problems.
Sometimes called a fixed partial denture, dental bridges replace missing teeth with artificial teeth. Bridges are anchored onto surrounding teeth after they are prepared for crowns. A false tooth is then joined to the crown before the bridge is cemented onto the teeth.
Implants are implanted surgically into the jawbone and provide a long-term solution for missing teeth. Implants can replace a tooth or several missing teeth. LEARN MORE.