Many people in the Los Angeles region including professionals, students and retirees are enjoying the lasting benefits of cosmetic dentistry. A beautiful smile not only looks great, it makes you feel great! The change can be so dramatic that for quite some time you surprise yourself when you first look in the mirror in the morning. You go to brush the same old teeth, and then your dazzling, perfect smile hits you and you remember: I fixed my teeth, and they look great!
We have highlighted the features and benefits of different cosmetic and restorative dental procedures available at Infinite Dental Wellness in previous posts, but let’s review some of the most common:
These implements are permanent, substitutes for individual natural teeth and they are intended to correct more extensive tooth problems. They are used in a variety of situations such as the final restoration following a root canal or to restore teeth damaged by decay, injury or periodontal disease.
A bridge is one or more false teeth anchored in place by fixing each end to adjacent healthy teeth. Bridges are another strong, natural looking replacement for one or more missing teeth. They have been used with success for many years.
These are a more expensive route than some other procedures but dental implants are without question the best fixes for a missing or heavily damaged tooth. They are becoming a popular and effective alternative to bridges and partial dentures in Glendale and surrounding areas, especially among middle-aged professionals and people in the public eye.
These are wafer-thin covers that adhere to teeth and give the illusion of a perfect smile for patients who would not benefit from orthodontics or don’t want to put in the time and trouble. Porcelain veneers are strong and have the translucency of natural teeth. They correct chips, stains and misaligned teeth that do not require orthodontia. There are several companies that fabricate veneers. One of the most well-known brand names is Lumineers, which we carry.
Professional Tooth Whitening
This process is done in our office or, with approval, sent home in a kit for you to use yourself. Whitening is the least invasive and quickest way to brighten your smile several shades. One of the most popular systems is called Zoom!, a one-hour intense whitening treatment done in our office.
Even if you are still a bit hesitant, remember: discussing your options with a cosmetic dentist does not require a commitment of any kind. It is merely a relaxed way to get the most reliable information. If you are interested in any of these safe and effective procedures, schedule a consultation at IDW today.