People choose esthetic dental procedures/surgery for various reasons—to repair a defect such as a malformed bite or crooked teeth, treat an injury, or just improve their overall appearance. Whatever the reason, the ultimate goal of cosmetic dentistry is to restore a beautiful smile.
For these and many other reasons, esthetic dentistry has become a vital and important part of the dental profession. Cosmetic dentistry offers treatment options that can transform your smile and also improve your oral health and comfort.
Common esthetic dental procedures can be performed to correct misshaped, discolored, chipped or missing teeth. They also can be used to change the overall shape of teeth—from teeth that are too long or short, have gaps, or simply need to be reshaped.
Some of the more common procedures involve:
- Bonding – A procedure in which tooth-colored material is used to close gaps or change tooth color.
- Contouring and reshaping – A procedure that straightens crooked, chipped, cracked or overlapping teeth.
- Veneers – A procedure in which ultra-thin coatings are placed over the front of teeth. Veneers can change the color or shape of your teeth. For example, veneers have been used to correct unevenly spaced, crooked, chipped, oddly shaped or discolored teeth.
- Whitening and bleaching – As the term implies, whitening and bleaching, a rapidly increasing procedure, are used to make teeth whiter.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Thousand Oaks, CA
Which techniques should be used to improve your smile? A dental exam will determine the condition of your smile, including your oral health, so that a custom treatment plan can be created to give you a smile that is both healthy and beautiful.
During your consultation, Dr. Solomon and his team will discuss all treatment options with you, the process and costs involved, and what to expect from treatment. Call us today to schedule your visit with us.