Cosmetic dentistry is a field of dentistry that aims to improve the overall appearance of your teeth and smile. At OC Dental Arts - Steven Go, DDS, our dentist uses a variety of treatments to help you achieve your smile goals. For example, if you are unhappy with how crooked or gapped your teeth are, you could benefit from an orthodontic treatment like Invisalign to correct your alignment issues. Or, if you have stained teeth, you can whiten your teeth with a professional teeth whitening treatment.
The Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry
When it comes to teeth, you only have one set to last your entire life. That’s why keeping them in the best possible condition is essential, requiring you to take good care of them by maintaining good oral hygiene and seeing a dentist regularly. But what are the specific dental procedures available and how can they benefit your smile?
One type of treatment that your dentist may recommend is cosmetic dentistry. The treatments of this type of dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of your teeth and gums and how your smile looks overall. Some of these treatments can also help resolve issues that you may have with your teeth’s shape or alignment.
Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
There are many choices for brightening your smile, the most common of which are in-office or take-home kits. However, if your teeth are severely discolored from years of drinking coffee and soda, you may need professional-strength bleaching treatments to achieve results. Take-home kits are less expensive but may not be as effective as in-office solutions.
Bonding is a tooth-colored material applied directly to the teeth. Bonding is primarily used to repair cracked, broken, or chipped teeth, close gaps between teeth, and change the shape or color of teeth. The material used for bonding can be shaped and polished to match the color and natural appearance of your surrounding teeth. The procedure is painless and doesn’t require anesthesia. The process can be completed in one visit, lasting for five to ten years through proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that fit over the front of your teeth to change their appearance. They are customized to match your natural teeth and are stain-resistant and durable. Teeth that have been worn down or chipped by chewing on hard materials can benefit from this treatment. They are also an excellent choice for fixing irregularly shaped teeth.
Get in touch with OC Dental Arts - Steven Go, DDS, at 5779 E La Palma Ave, Anaheim Hills, CA 92807, or call (714) 779-7700 to schedule your appointment to see if cosmetic dentistry is right for you.