Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that involves the cosmetic repair of the teeth to improve appearance. Some people are born with dental issues that are unattractive, or have problems like tooth decay, chipped or broken teeth, or missing teeth developed over time. Years of drinking coffee or tea as well as certain medications can discolor the teeth, making them appear yellow or stained. Cosmetic dentistry techniques can improve both the appearance and often the function and strength of the teeth. An experienced cosmetic dentist can help you make your smile more attractive, giving you more confidence in everyday life.
Dental Crowns, Bridges and Implants
Dental crowns, dental bridges and dental implants are all ways to restore or replace teeth that have badly decayed or that must be extracted. Dental crowns are placed on a tooth when the tooth has deteriorated due to many fillings or has become worn or broken. They are also placed on a tooth after receiving a dental implant or to create a foundation for a dental bridge.
A dental bridge is an artificial tooth that fits between two adjacent crowned teeth. Dental implants are metal posts that are fixed into the jawbone upon which a crown can be placed to create a natural looking tooth. These implants serve as the new roots to the tooth. They are a more stable and natural alternative to traditional dentures, making it easier to talk, to eat, and to maintain.
Porcelain Veneers and Teeth Whitening
Porcelain veneers are custom-made shells that cover the front or visible portion of the teeth to give them a more natural look. Veneers improve the tooth shape and also the color, and are useful when the teeth are chipped, crooked, or stained. They can also improve the appearance of the teeth when there are spaces between them. Veneers are created in a laboratory from an impression that is made of your teeth.
By the time we’re adults, many of us have discolored teeth from taking medications, drinking wine or coffee, or smoking. Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that can correct this problem. A cosmetic dentist can whiten your teeth in the office in about one or two hours, giving you a more youthful and healthy appearance. You can buy a kit to whiten your teeth at home, but you’ll generally get a better result at the office of a professional dentist.
Call to Schedule an Appointment With a California Cosmetic Dentist Today
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, call to schedule an appointment with a California cosmetic dentist today. At Hilltop Dental, our experienced professionals can offer you the most modern cosmetic dentistry techniques and methods. You can consult with us and we will discuss your cosmetic dentistry goals and create a plan of care to implement them. We will also evaluate you for your general dental health so that any related problems can also be corrected. We serve the cities of Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Westlake Village, Malibu, and surrounding areas. Check out our web page at hilltopdentalcare.com or give us a call at 818-303-2241 and learn about how we can help you get a brighter smile today.