Cosmetic dentistry is used to beautify your smile. But you also get a ton of other benefits when you fix cosmetic issues. Cosmetic dental problems often mask a bigger problem that’s underneath. Dr. Fabrizio Dall’Olmo, a cosmetic dentist in Santa Monica, CA, discusses the cosmetic dentistry options his practice offers and how they can help your smile.
Professional teeth whitening can give you much better results than over the counter products. The professional whitening gel that dentists use is designed to cause less sensitivity to your teeth and gums, while still giving you the brighter smile that you’re looking for.
Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular forms of cosmetic procedure. A thin layer of dental ceramic is shaped and sized to go over the tooth you want to be covered. Porcelain veneers can cover discolored teeth, misshapen teeth, teeth that are broken or chipped, along with other dental problems. These can be colored to match the rest of your smile, or you can go whiter if you would like.
Dental crowns are common in both restorative and cosmetic dentistry. For cosmetic purposes, a crown can cover a chipped or cracked tooth. Crowns can also be used to cover discolored teeth. A crown is like a cap for your tooth, going fully over the top of the tooth. It can also provide additional stability and restore the full functionality of the tooth or teeth you’re unhappy with.
Missing teeth are both a cosmetic and a restorative issue. Dental implants can fix both sides. You can replace those missing teeth with a natural-looking solution so you aren’t afraid to smile. Implants help stimulate jawbone growth as well, leading to the prevention of getting the hollowed-out look that can happen with missing teeth and bone loss.
While gum disease and receding gums are serious problems that need to be looked at, you may also just have aesthetic concerns with your gums. Using laser dentistry, Dr. Dall’Olmo can perform procedures on your gums in a minimally invasive way. Using the laser instead of surgery, you’ll have less bleeding, pain, swelling, and shorter recovery time.
Dr. Dall’Olmo performs gum contouring for both gummy smiles and receding gum lines. He’ll go over your cosmetic goals and determine how best to meet those goals.
Not all patients are eligible for laser dentistry. For more serious gum issues, surgery may be required. Dr. Dall’Olmo can perform crown lengthening treatments, gum lifts, or gum grafts to restore the gums for dental implants.
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