Palo Alto, CA
Your mouth has a significant effect on your facial appearance. Your smile might be the most significant determinant of your facial attractiveness. Cosmetic dentistry involves any procedure meant to improve the look of your mouth and your overall appearance.
Cosmetic dentists will provide you with many options on how to improve your smile. It is in your best interest to know the different types of cosmetic dentistry procedures to understand what you need and which is best for you. We utilize up-to-the-minute dental technologies like 3D imaging and x-rays along with sedation dentistry to make your cosmetic dental care as safe, effective, and fast as possible. Our cosmetic dentistry services at Palo Alto Oral Health include:
Also known as teeth bleaching, teeth whitening is one of the most common cosmetic dental procedures on the planet. Teeth whitening removes discoloration and stains from teeth, making them brighter. A brighter smile is seen as more attractive hence many people will brighten their teeth to improve their appearance. Moreover, teeth whitening is a simple and easy way to enhance your smile.
Though there are at-home whitening strips, professional teeth whitening procedures have the best results. There are two main types of teeth whitening procedures, the first being use of a bleaching agent, and the other involves using lasers. Consult with your dentist to determine the best option for you.
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Composite Teeth Filling
If you have large cavities in your teeth, they will negatively affect your facial appearance. Cavities will grow if not addressed leading to more severe issues which could further affect your appearance adversely. Composite teeth filling involves using composite resins or tooth-colored fillings. Because they have the same color as natural teeth, they are hard to notice and improve facial appearance. They are durable and can be used on any tooth, which makes composite tooth filling a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure.
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Composite Dental Bonding
Composite dental bonding is the process of fusing foreign tooth-colored materials into teeth. The composite material used in dental bonding is a putty-like resin or a durable plastic substance. The dentist will attach the material to your tooth using ultraviolet or laser light rays.
You will require cosmetic dental bonding services if you have chipped, cracked, decayed or broken teeth. Composite bonding is an excellent alternative to silver fillings, and the procedure typically takes 30 minutes to an hour for a dentist to complete.
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Dental crown placement is another popular cosmetic dentistry service. You have probably seen someone with a dental crown but did not notice. A dental crown or cap is a custom cover for a tooth that covers and fits over an entire tooth up to the gum line. Dental crowns are made from acrylic and porcelain fused with metal to enable the cap to withstand biting pressure.
Dental crowns are a solution for cracked, chipped, or broken teeth as they keep the tooth from breaking and hold it together. They are also used in cosmetic dentistry to cover misshapen, discolored, and stained teeth to make them appear brighter and more aesthetically pleasing.
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Porcelain Teeth Veneers
A dental or teeth veneer is a thin shell made from porcelain or resin that covers the surface of teeth. They are coated with the same color as teeth which helps them be barely noticeable and improves the appearance of teeth. Porcelain teeth veneers are custom shaped and fused to the front side of a tooth after removing half a millimeter of enamel from the tooth’s surface.
Veneers are durable and greatly mimic natural teeth. You can use porcelain veneers for chipped, crooked, discolored, stained, and cracked teeth as well as cover spaces between teeth. The veneers will change the size, shape, color, and length of teeth to make them look more appealing.
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A smile is seminal to your facial appearance and a smile makeover can make you much more attractive. Smile makeovers are different from teeth whitening procedures, which is crucial to note. A smile makeover refers to a combination of cosmetic dentistry procedures specifically meant to improve someone’s smile.
Therefore, a smile makeover includes the use of other cosmetic dentistry services. It could involve changing your tooth color, length, shape, alignment, and spacing, as straightening and balance of your entire oral cavity. It could also involve enhancing lips and cheeks to improve your smile.
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Many cosmetic dentistry procedures can improve your teeth, smile, and facial appearance. You should contact Palo Alto Oral Health to consult a dentist about how to change and improve your smile. We will guide and advise you on the best option. Call (650) 321-9693 to schedule an appointment with us.