Cosmetic Dentistry

With the miracle of modern dentistry, there’s NO reason not to smile because of misplaced or misshaped teeth. Any tooth can be reshaped or altered to make it more attractive. Unsightly clasps can be removed. Gaps and spaces can be filled and a wonderful smile can be restored.

Take Home teeth whitening trays

Custom take home trays are a convenient way to achieve a brighter smile over time. First, we will take an impression of your teeth to be used as a guide for custom trays. During the second visit, we will make sure your bleaching trays fit properly and then show you how to apply the whitening gel. We will also help you find the perfect amount of time that will result in the brightest smile and the least sensitivity.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

These are thin specialized shells of ceramic porcelain that are placed directly on the front and sometimes the biting surfaces of the teeth. They are a great choice for enhancing your smile and maintaining your remaining tooth structure. As a simple procedure that enhances your smile, there is no reason to put up with gaps between your teeth, stained teeth, badly shaped or crooked teeth. A veneer placed on top of your teeth can correct these maladies, simply and quickly, to help you achieve a beautiful smile!

Porcelain Crowns or Porcelain to Metal Crowns

When a tooth is decayed, cracked, or damaged in any way, a crown may be necessary to repair the damage. Crowns are similar to porcelain veneers except that they cover the entire tooth to provide strong reinforcement. Crowns can whiten, reshape, and realign existing teeth, adding to a healthy and attractive smile. Previously, crowns done on front teeth were made with porcelain over a metal base. The metal base would cause an unsightly dark line at the top of the tooth. Today, we place all porcelain crowns with no metal base on front teeth. These crowns reflect light up through the root of the tooth and the dark line never appears, even if the gum recedes. Porcelain crowns look and feel like real teeth. For more information about porcelain crowns, contact our office today at (858) 484-3100.

What is Dental Bonding?
cosmetic-dentistryDental bonding is a conservative restorative dentistry technique in which a safe, durable, tooth-colored filling is adhered to natural teeth. Dental bonding is completed in one visit. The primary reason for bonding is to close spaces and to reshape front teeth.

The doctor will use a shade guide to select the composite resin color that blends in naturally with your existing tooth structure. Once chosen, he will roughen and etch the tooth before applying a special conditioner. When the tooth is prepared, the doctor will apply the resin and then mold and smooth it until it’s in the correct shape. The resin is then hardened with an ultra violet light. The bonding resin is not as strong and durable as a natural tooth or a porcelain veneer. The bonding can sometimes be chipped but taken care of it can last a few years.

Achieving superior esthetic results does not happen without the help of an exceptional dental lab. We partner with only a select few dental laboratories that will provide us with the results you expect. Visit to see first hand what can be achieved.

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