4 Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments

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A dazzling smile is a powerful way to make a great first impression. Over time people have come to learn how a great-looking smile can enhance your self-esteem and your overall appearance. Cosmetic dentistry is increasingly popular with every passing year, with new treatments being released frequently. We’ve provided a selection of some of the most popular whitening treatments available on the market today. Learn how each of these treatments can enhance the beauty of your smile.

Teeth Whitening Treatments

Teeth that are beautifully white is a core component of a traditionally beautiful smile, standing as a testament to excellent dental hygiene practices. Teeth whitening is one of the most least expensive and readily available methods available for improving the overall appearance of your smile. From over-the-counter treatments available at your local pharmacy to in-office treatments that can tackle the toughest dental discoloration, teeth whitening options are available for everyone. Between OTC treatments and professional in-office treatments lay a middle ground in the form of take-home trays prescribed by your dentist. The results of teeth whitening don’t last forever, typically lasting 3-5 years. The more meticulous you are about your dental hygiene practices, the longer the improvement will last.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are a fantastic cosmetic dentistry option that can resolve cosmetic dental concerns beyond the reach of dental whitening. Whether you have chipped or cracked teeth, teeth that are misaligned or otherwise uneven, or have dental stains that are too tough for traditional whitening treatments, porcelain veneers can save the day. When receiving this form of cosmetic dentistry, a thin layer of enamel will be taken from the surface of your teeth to create space for the restoration. A consultation with Dr. Movassaghi will reveal how much material needs to be removed and whether this treatment will work for you.

Dental Implants

When one or more teeth are beyond saving and must be extracted, dental implants can restore your smile. More than just a way to make your smile look great again, dental implants are able to provide a natural chewing and speaking experience that’s beyond the reach of other full restorations. Even more important, the titanium rods that are used to support the implants actually strengthen your jawbone by inducing bone regrowth. Beautiful, impossible to tell from your natural teeth, and able to actually strengthen your jaw, dental implants are the crème de la crème of restoration technology.

Bioclear/U Veneer

This technique is effective in treating discoloration, decay, chipping, or other damage to your teeth. The material used is nearly indistinguishable from your natural enamel and is molded directly onto your teeth. This method of application ensures that it will perfectly bond to your natural teeth. Its initially malleable nature makes it possible for Dr. Alireza Movassaghi to keep their appearance consistent. This is largely thought of as the next generation of veneers and is favored due to its durability, appearance, and cost-effectiveness.

These are just four of the most popular treatments to manage aesthetic concerns about your smile. Call today and arrange a meeting with Dr. Movassaghi at the Alvarado Family Dental Center in Los Angeles, CA. We’ve been proudly serving our community with affordable cosmetic dentistry options for years, and are ready to welcome you to our patient family.

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