Cosmetic Dentistry In La Verne
What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry deals specifically with how your teeth look. However, improving their shape and appearance also yields functional results. For example, while a gently chipped tooth may retain its health, you may occasionally snag your tongue on a sharp corner or feel uncomfortable with the way your bite feels. We offer the latest cosmetic procedures to providing stunning, quality results. Our team’s goal is to help you create a smile you can feel confident about.
What Does Cosmetic Dentistry Include?
Our La Verne cosmetic dentists specialize in procedures that will improve the esthetics of your smile.After hearing your smile goals, we will work to improve the appearance of your natural teeth. Dr. Hakimzadehoffers several options for improving the beauty of your teeth, including.
Am I a Good Candidate?
If you have a set of predominantly natural, healthy teeth, cosmetic dentistry is usually a viable option. Dr. Hakimzadeh will discuss ways of whitening your teeth, smoothing the surface texture, creating a more appealing shape, closing gaps, and gently covering your teeth with veneers to address multiple smile imperfections. If you already have mostly crowns, dentures, or implants, speak with our team about restoring the components of your current smile.
What Are the Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry?
We become accustomed to our smiles and can even appreciate their unique appearances. However, when there is something bothering you about your teeth, whether that includes unsightly stains,crooked teeth, embarrassing gaps, or a rough surface texture, you don’t have to settle for a less-than-perfect smile. Share your goals with us so that we can help you make the leap from feeling embarrassed or shy about your smile to feeling confident. Let your smile shine bright, reflecting your personality and inner strength.
What Can Tooth Contouring Do for Me?
Perhaps you have an even smile but the shape of your teeth has always bothered you. We will gently shape your teeth to the size and shape that best fits your features. Whether your teeth are a bit jagged, rough around the edges, too broad on the bottom, pointy, or otherwise esthetically unappealing, allow us to help.
Tooth contouring can also address other issues, such as overlapping teeth. While extreme crowding typically requires orthodontics, such as braces, our team will address mild overlapping with tooth contouring. We will remove millimeters from your teeth to correct the esthetic problem for a well-lined smile.
What Can I Expect?
Dr. Hakimzadeh and our team at Pearl Dental Group will examine your teeth and take digital X-rays for a thorough view of your tooth’s structure. Because we will remove part of your tooth, we must carefully map out which portion of the tooth is safe to remove. Our goal is always to maintain the integrity of your natural teeth and your overall oral health.
Am I a Good Candidate?
If you have minor issues with the shape or alignment of your teeth that we can address by removing a portion of one or more teeth, speak with us about tooth contouring. This procedure is well-suited for most people, as it requires no anesthetic or recovery period.
However, if your teeth require additional structure to fix the concern, such as a gap, you may consider teeth bonding, which is an additive process. Or, speak with us about orthodontic treatments, such as Invisalign, if you suffer from moderate alignment problems.
What Is Teeth Bonding?
Tooth bonding is an additive process. Our team at Pasha Hakimzadeh, DDS, will gently add white composite – the same material used for white fillings – to build up your tooth structure. The composite will fuse, or bond, to your tooth for the appearance of a natural smile free of imperfection.
What Are the Benefits and Uses of Teeth Bonding?
This procedure does not require numbing or extensive treatment and is less expensive than other cosmetic and restorative alternatives. We will add composite to areas of your tooth that need help without using more expensive options, such as veneers or crowns. Because Dr. Hakimzadeh can shade the composite to match your teeth, the finished product will be virtually unnoticeable. This process addresses a variety of cosmetic dentistry concerns, including:
- Gently chipped teeth
- Mildly cracked teeth
- Teeth that appear too small
- Stained teeth, particularly those that respond poorly to bleaching or other whitening methods
- Gaps between teeth
- Protection of exposed teeth as a result of a receding gumline
- Awkwardly shaped teeth
Am I a Good Candidate?
Dr. Hakimzadeh and our team will provide a comprehensive oral exam to determine the health of your teeth. Bonding is appropriate for natural teeth. Digital imaging, such as X-rays, will give us a better view of the structure of each tooth. Technology, such as DIAGNOdent will also assist us in identifying any tooth decay or cavities before we add to your teeth. Once deemed in good health, we will create a plan to reshape or repair your tooth.
If your teeth are in poor health or if your smile is composed of prosthetics, such as implants or bridges, we will need to discuss other options with you. We aim to please our patients by addressing your hopes for your smile. For those patients in need of alternatives to bonding, we will review every procedure available to your unique needs to help you reach your smile’s full, beautiful potential.