Smile With Confidence: The Transformative Power of Cosmetic Dentistry
A good smile can make all the difference, helping you look more professional and attractive while encouraging you to smile your best. However, it can be hard to achieve that winning smile you’ve always dreamed of without professional help. Fortunately, you’re not alone in your fight for a better smile. Our San Luis Obispo cosmetic dentists, Dr. Carrie Ramirez and Dr. Clayton Johnson, offer cosmetic dentistry services to help improve the look of your smile.
What Are Cosmetic Dentistry Services?
Cosmetic dentistry is a field focused on improving the aesthetics of your teeth. Your San Luis Obispo cosmetic dentists can use methods such as whitening, bonding, and crowns and bridges to improve the look and health of your smile. While the goal is to look aesthetically pleasing, many cosmetic dentistry services have restorative benefits as well.
Our Cosmetic Dentistry Services
Professional teeth whitening is the most requested cosmetic procedure in the world. It involves using personalized treatment to remove stains and discoloration from your teeth. Unlike retail whitening treatments, professional teeth whitening is tailored to the patient’s needs, safely delivering stunning results while protecting their teeth, gums, and other oral tissues and structures.
Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-shaped shells that one of our cosmetic dentists will adhere to the front of your teeth. Once applied, porcelain veneers will immediately improve the look of your smile by concealing cosmetic flaws like chips, cracks, and discoloration.
Crowns and Bridges
Crowns and bridges are versatile restorations that can complete the look of your smile after a tooth is damaged or lost. Our crowns and bridges are customized to seamlessly blend into your natural smile. These restorations are made with CEREC technology, which allows you to have your smile restored on the same day as your appointment.
Crowns are tooth-shaped, caplike restorations that can be fitted over a tooth to restore its form and function and protect it against further damage. Bridges are a row of false teeth called pontics with dental crowns attached at both ends. The crowns are fitted over the healthy teeth adjacent to the space left by tooth loss, holding the pontics in place and ‘bridging the gap’ that was created by the missing teeth.
Composite fillings are non-metallic versions of traditional metal fillings. Like metal fillings, they’re used to repair damage to your teeth such as cracks, chips, and holes. However, composite fillings blend seamlessly with your natural smile. Additionally, composite fillings are non-conductive, non-toxic, non-allergenic, and non-staining.
Smile design refers to the specialized treatment plan your San Luis Obispo cosmetic dentist will design for you. Your smile design plan will usually consist of multiple cosmetic dentistry treatments, which will be carried out over a matter of months. Your treatment is personalized to your specific needs and made to fit your schedule, so you can conveniently get the smile you want.
Re-contouring, also known as odontoplasty and enameloplasty, involves removing small amounts of enamel from a tooth to correct its length, size, and shape. This process is especially useful for teeth that are too long, overlapping, or otherwise irregularly shaped. Re-contouring is a non-invasive and virtually painless procedure with immediate results.
Dental implants are the gold standard for smile restoration because they replace missing teeth from root to crown. Dental implants drastically improve the look of your smile by providing stable tooth replacements that look and function like real teeth. Your dental implants won’t move around or fall out, so you can eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
Frequently Asked Questions
The exact costs of your cosmetic dentistry services will vary. Common factors that determine the cost of your cosmetic dentistry treatment include what kind of treatment you undergo, how extensive the cosmetic damage in your smile is, and whether or not your insurance provides coverage. You should contact your insurance provider beforehand to confirm which costs they can cover.
Cosmetic dentistry services aren’t painful. Some cosmetic dentistry services don’t even require the use of local anesthetic, but your dentist will use anesthetic as needed to ensure your procedure is comfortable.
Cosmetic dentistry services address problems that can make your smile look less appealing. Common cosmetic issues that cosmetic dentistry can solve include:
- Crooked Teeth
- Misshapen Teeth
- Missing teeth
Some cosmetic dentistry services are purely aesthetic, while others have restorative benefits. For example, dental bonding can improve the look of your natural tooth while repairing small cavities, chips, and cracks. Your cosmetic dentist can let you know about all of the benefits of your cosmetic dentistry service during your consultation.
Call Your San Luis Obispo Dentist About Cosmetic Dentistry Services
If you’re ready to enjoy your smile to the fullest, our San Luis Obispo cosmetic dentists are ready to help. We offer cosmetic dentistry services to new and returning patients from San Luis Obispo and surrounding areas such as Santa Margarita, Arroyo Grande, and Pismo Beach, CA. Look and feel your best by calling our San Luis Obispo dental office at (805) 549-8483. You can also schedule an appointment by clicking the button below and one of our friendly team members will get back to you shortly.