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Cosmetic Dentistry Helping You Smile with Confidence

July 15, 2019

Cosmetic Dentistry Helping You Smile with Confidence

Have you tried to hide your smile when taking photographs? Avoid smiling when meeting people? Are you feeling the lack of confidence because of your teeth? If you answer yes to some of these questions, cosmetic dentistry can help shape your smile. A vast majority of adults believe that a smile is a valuable social asset. Some adults feel that being confident and attractive can significantly help improve their career advancement opportunities.

Advances in cosmetic dentistry and technology means that it’ll take less time for you to achieve the smile you always want. Improvement in dental materials and techniques used to perform corrective cosmetic procedures minimize painful and invasive treatments. When you consult with your dentist, he or she will guide you through the treatment plan, so that you can achieve your desired smile.

Getting to know your cosmetic dental options

Teeth Whitening

During your consultation, your dentist may ask you what you would like to improve most about your smile? Often people may want their smile to be brighter. Natural and food stains over time can dramatically reduce the bright white color of a tooth. Teeth whitening options that could be bought off the shelf from drug stores can help whiten your teeth. However, to achieve the best results, visiting a professional for in-office tooth whitening is more effective and efficient to achieve the desired result.

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain used to recreate the natural look and feel of teeth. A small area of the tooth enamel is removed in preparation for a veneer. The veneer is manufactured at a dental lab then placed on the prepared tooth. Veneers can be a good solution for misshapen teeth, stained teeth, teeth with gaps, or correct a bite problem. Veneers are not just for aesthetics, but it is also used to restore function to a tooth.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is the process of applying tooth-colored composite resin to a decayed, chipped, or discolored tooth. Bonding is often used to improve the appearance of a chipped or discolored tooth. Bonding can be completed in a single visit and is an inexpensive procedure require no anesthetics. The tooth is coated with a resin material and molded then smoothed. This process corrects for your bite.

The most beautiful thing about a smile is the way how you feel. If you have questions about what dental procedure is involved in restoring the look and function of your smile, please contact California Dental Group at (800) 407-0161 to schedule your next appointment.

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