Cosmetic dental treatments have surged in popularity over the past several decades. The reasons? They not only improve your appearance, but they provide a boost to your self-esteem and self-confidence. Even better, cosmetic dental services have become more affordable in recent years, and CareCredit third-party financing can be used to pay for cosmetic treatments. Read on for what to know about services cosmetic dentists in Anaheim offer.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry defines cosmetic dentistry as a method of professional oral care that focuses on improving the appearance of your teeth. However, some cosmetic treatments, such as Invisalign, porcelain crowns, and dental implants not only improve the appearance of your teeth, but they also promote good oral health, and improve the function of the teeth, and jaw.
Cosmetic dentistry services can correct a variety of imperfections in your teeth and bite including:
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Misaligned teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Missing teeth
- Open bite
- Pointy teeth
- Small teeth
- Stained teeth
- Unevenly sized teeth
- Yellowed teeth
Types of Cosmetic Dental Treatments in Anaheim
Cosmetic treatments run the gamut from noninvasive treatments such as teeth whitening and cosmetic dental bonding, to surgical procedures such as dental implants.
Dental bonding is a non-invasive, affordable cosmetic treatment that can quickly improve the appearance of your smile. Your dentist may recommend dental bonding if you have small chips in your teeth, or a small gap between teeth.
Dental bonding uses a special, tooth colored resin applied to the surface of the teeth to even increase or decrease length or width of teeth. Cosmetic bonding can also be used to change the shape of a tooth to match the adjacent teeth.
Dental crowns offer both cosmetic benefits and restorative benefits. As a restorative dental treatment, dental crowns protect teeth that have suffered severe damage, decay, or previously had a root canal. They are also used to restore broken teeth.
As a cosmetic treatment, dental crowns, made of tooth-colored porcelain or ceramic can improve the shape of a tooth. A tooth that is permanently stained from certain medications, previous trauma, or death, may also be capped with a dental crown to improve the appearance of your tooth. Dental crowns are also often used to support a missing tooth or teeth by supporting a dental bridge.
Dental implants are the premier solution for missing teeth. Dental implants are also the most involved cosmetic dental treatment in Anaheim. Dental implants require surgery to place a biocompatible screw into your jaw.
This screw serves to both replace your missing tooth root, and to support the artificial tooth that will attach to it. Dental implants offer many cosmetic benefits including preserving your jawbone, so that you don’t develop a sunken, aged appearance around your mouth.
Dental implants also look like natural teeth in color, shape, and size. As both a cosmetic and restorative treatment, dental implants may be used to replace a single missing tooth. They can also be used to replace multiple missing teeth in a row, with an implant-supported bridge. They can also be used to replace all the teeth on the upper or lower arch, using just four dental implants.
Dental implants are the most durable treatment for replacing missing teeth. With good oral hygiene, dental implants will last more than 20 years. Many people will find that they can last a lifetime, with regular dental exams, cleanings, and excellent care. Dental implants will never develop cavities, and they are very stain resistant.
Dental veneers are a non-surgical cosmetic dental treatment that can transform your smile from dull to dazzling. A favorite of high-profile individuals and celebrities, veneers are thin shell-like coverings that are bonded to your natural teeth. Dental veneers offer a variety of benefits, including whiter teeth, evenly sized teeth, perfectly shaped teeth, and perfectly aligned teeth.
Invisalign is a cosmetic dental treatment that also offers functional benefits. Invisalign corrects improperly aligned teeth and can be used to fix problems with your bite, such as an overbite, underbite, crossbite, or open bite. Correcting problems with your bite can help prevent wear and tear on the teeth from grinding. Correcting problems such as crowding or overlapping can reduce your risk of tooth decay, and gum disease, all the while giving you a nice straight smile.
Teeth whitening is a fast, affordable, and effective cosmetic dental treatment that can lighten your teeth up to eight shades in a single office visit. Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments because the results are immediate, and long lasting. Zoom! teeth whitening is also a very affordable cosmetic treatment in Anaheim.
Is Cosmetic Dental Treatment Right for You?
Most people will be excellent candidates for cosmetic dental services. You will need to be free from active gum disease. Some procedures and services may require additional treatments. For example, if you need dental implants, but you’ve been missing teeth for a while, you may need bone grafting before implant surgery to reinforce your jawbone.
Other individuals opt to combine one or more cosmetic dental services for a smile makeover. Commonly combined treatments include following up Invisalign treatment with teeth whitening.
If you’re not sure if cosmetic dental services are right for you, schedule a cosmetic consultation with a dentist to learn more.
Schedule a Cosmetic Dental Treatment Consultation in Anaheim
If you’ve been longing to upgrade your smile, schedule a cosmetic dental consultation at Smile Brite Dental in Anaheim. Dr. Desai is one of Orange County’s leading dental implant dentists, and he is a certified Invisalign provider and Lumineers providers. Dr. Desai is an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and he is also certified in Adult Oral Conscious Sedation.
Specializing in aesthetic dentistry, Dr. Desai’s office is equipped with all the latest dental technologies, including digital x-rays, digital scanning equipment, 3D scanning technology and more to ensure your comfort and excellent results.