Cosmetic Dentistry in Van Nuys, CA
A smile can improve your mood, boost your self-confidence, and help alleviate anxiety. But if you are one of the many people who doesn’t like to show their smile because they are not happy with it, you might be surprised to learn just how easy it is to change your smile into something you want to show off all the time!
Whether your teeth are chipped, cracked, discolored, spaced oddly, or missing, you don’t have to go through life with a smile you are ashamed to show the world. Talk to your Van Nuys dentist at The Dental Care Center to learn how cosmetic dentistry can ensure that you are not missing out on the power a smile can have on your entire well-being.
Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures That Will Transform Your Smile
When you come in for your consultation, you will quickly learn that our dentists have more than 40 years of experience and hundreds of successful cosmetic dentistry cases in the books. We work with only the highest quality laboratories to ensure our patients enjoy the highest quality results.
During your consultation, we will ask you questions about what kind of smile you are hoping for, and we will make our recommendations for treatment. Depending on your needs and your goals, we might recommend any of the following:
Porcelain veneers – If you would like to transform an uneven or misshapen smile without braces, talk to us about getting porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are whisper-thin shells of medical grade ceramic that attach to the front of the teeth. They are a very effective, permanent solution for restoring teeth that are cracked, chipped, or oddly spaced. Porcelain veneers will transform your smile from dull to brilliant by masking any flaws. Maintenance is easy and results are long lasting.
Ceramic and porcelain crowns – A ceramic or porcelain crown will restore the strength and appearance of a broken tooth or a tooth that has been damaged because of a large filling. If you are getting a dental bridge or dental implants, or if you need a tooth restored, your dentist may recommend a crown as part of your treatment plan. Porcelain crowns are more durable and slightly more expensive than ceramic crowns. Ceramic crowns do run the risk of cracking without proper care, but they can be equally as effective as porcelain crowns for restoring a damaged tooth or capping a dental implant. Crowns are also used to improve the appearance of a misshapen or discolored tooth.
Dental implants – When one or more teeth are missing, it is important to address the problem immediately before additional teeth in the mouth are affected. Not only are aesthetics a consideration, but eating and speaking might also become difficult if teeth are missing. As an alternative to dentures for complete edentulism (the loss of all teeth), dental implants provide a more natural solution, providing you with the form and function of your regular teeth. Because dental implants are placed directly into the jawbone, they also prevent bone shrinkage so you don’t develop a sunken-in, aged look.
Composite fillings – If you have decayed, chipped, or cracked teeth, composite fillings can restore damaged teeth in the color that matches the rest of your teeth. Metal-free composite fillings bond easily to the existing tooth structure and blend in with your natural teeth. Because of this, they are ideal for fillings that might show when you smile or for repairing a tooth in the front of the mouth. Composite fillings also serve to strengthen the existing tooth structure.
Teeth whitening – Teeth whitening is one of the simplest cosmetic procedures, but it will instantly brighten your smile. You can have teeth several shades whiter in just a single visit with this safe, easy, cost-effective cosmetic dental procedure.
Ridge augmentation – Sometimes, with tooth loss comes an “indentation” in the gums or jawbone where the missing tooth used to be. Because there is nothing to support, the jawbone shrinks, resulting in an unnatural look. The natural contour of the jaw and gums can be rebuilt with ridge augmentation. After the procedure, a dental implant can be placed, resulting in a natural-looking jaw and smile.
Come in for a Consultation to Get the Smile of Your Dreams
Learn more about cosmetic dentistry treatments by scheduling your appointment at The Dental Care Center today. Let us answer your questions, clarify the procedures, and reassure you that the end result of treatment will be a smile you can’t help but smile about!