Cosmetic Dentistry in Los Angeles, CA
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Cosmetic dentistry is your source of smile improvement. It’s not just a matter of appearance, as many cosmetic dentistry procedures also provide functional improvements and promote or restore your oral health. If you’re looking for a dentist to improve your smile, Suzanne Khalili D.D.S. at Adams Family Dentistry should be your first choice.
A step up from preventive care and routine dental cleaning, cosmetic dentistry includes a wide array of different treatments and procedures. A cosmetic dental treatment can improve your teeth in terms of both appearance and function, enhance your smile and promote better oral health. A good cosmetic dentist can make your teeth whiter, fix gaps between the teeth, cover crooked or chipped teeth and replace missing, badly decayed or broken teeth. The most common cosmetic procedures are listed below.
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Teeth tend to become yellowed or greyish with age, while smoking, coffee, wine and other foods or beverages can leave stains. Peroxide treatments bleach stains and restore the pearly whites you enjoyed when you were younger. Options for whitening include chair-side bleaching and home treatments.
Unlike old-fashioned metal fillings, composite fillings made from a special kind of resin or plastic can be color-matched to your teeth. The material can also be bonded to chipped or broken teeth and can cover exposed root surfaces if your gums have begin to recede. These fillings can be essentially invisible.
Thin, custom-made shells, porcelain veneers are applied to the outside surface of the tooth. They have the translucent appearance of a natural tooth and are used to cover crooked, chipped, poorly shaped or badly stained teeth. Although they don’t actually straighten teeth the way braces do, they can also give the appearance of straight teeth.
When a tooth is too badly broken or decayed to fix with a filling, a crown is the answer. Color-matched to your natural teeth, the crown is a prosthetic tooth that restores the broken or decayed tooth in terms of both appearance and function. Crowns offer a long-term, stable solution to the problem of missing teeth and promote dental health, especially the health of the jaw bone.
An implant consists of three pieces – a titanium metal artificial root, a second metal piece attached to the implant called an abutment, and a prosthetic tooth to cover the abutment. Used to replace one or more missing teeth, implants can also provide a secure anchor for bridges or replace removable dentures. An implant is a much better choice than dentures, as the compression from chewing helps keep the jawbone strong and healthy, which dentures cannot do.
If you’ve always wanted to improve your smile or have dental problems such as crocked or missing teeth, cosmetic dentistry can provide the solution you’re looking for. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment. Dr. Khalili can assess your situation and make a recommendation for care.