Cosmetic dentistry in Santa Monica, CA is used to beautify your smile at our office. However, cosmetic dental procedures can also help prevent cosmetic blemishes from developing into real oral health concerns. You get a ton of other benefits when you fix cosmetic issues!
Dr. Dall’Olmo provides patients with dental care primarily centered around restoring the health and function of your natural smile. We use a unique blend of periodontics, dental implant services, and cosmetic dental treatments to help patients achieve their best smile.
Cosmetic Dentistry Services We Provide
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. Teeth whitening treatments at the dentist are an effective and efficient way to brighten and safely whiten your smile. We use modern teeth whitening gels that cause less sensitivity for your teeth and gums while still giving you the brighter smile that you’re looking for.
While gum disease and receding gums are serious problems, 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, and swelling and a shorter recovery time.
Gum contouring treatment varies and uses a combination of techniques, including laser dentistry, to bring balance to the teeth and gums. Dr. Dall’Olmo performs gum contouring for both gummy smiles and receding gum lines. He’ll review your cosmetic goals and determine how best to meet those goals.
Not all patients are eligible for laser dentistry. For more serious gum issues, you may require gum surgery to restore the health and function of your gums. Dr. Dall’Olmo offers crown lengthening treatments, gum lifts, and gum grafting. Gummy smiles or a receding gum line can cause oral health issues if left untreated.
Missing teeth are both a cosmetic and a restorative issue. Dental implants can fix both sides. Many patients feel embarrassed sharing their smiles when they have missing teeth. 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, preventing the hollowed-out look that can happen with missing teeth and bone loss. We offer full-service dental implants from the comfort of our Santa Monica, CA dentist office.
Porcelain veneers treatment is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures at our cosmetic dentistry. A thin layer of dental ceramic is shaped and sized to go over the tooth you want to be covered. Porcelain veneers can cover yellow teeth, misshapen teeth, broken teeth, and other dental problems. We can color-match the veneers to your smile, or you can go whiter if you would like.
Because the veneer covers the front and sides of your tooth, it can conceal many cosmetic flaws. They’re chosen frequently because they’re versatile and can take care of multiple cosmetic dental problems at once. Each of the veneers is custom-made to fit perfectly with your smile. We design them to look natural with your facial structures.
Dental crowns are common in both restorative and cosmetic dentistry. A crown can cover a broken, chipped, or cracked tooth for cosmetic purposes. We can also use crowns 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.
Does getting a dental crown hurt?
No. Dental crowns are usually bonded to root canal-treated teeth. These teeth don’t have nerves anymore. Therefore, you won’t feel any pain. However, If you feel any type of discomfort, the dentist will use anesthesia.
How can cosmetic dentistry fix my gummy smile?
Every case is different. Therefore, there are different approaches depending on the case, such as gingivectomy, crown-lengthening surgery, laser gum contouring, lip repositioning surgery, or botox.
Does teeth whitening work on a dead tooth?
Yes. However, conventional teeth whitening applications will not work. The dentist will need to deposit the bleaching agents inside the tooth for it to reach the pigments.
What is the difference between cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry?
The main difference is that general dentistry is in charge of the treatments and procedures that solve dental health problems and discomfort. Meanwhile, cosmetic dental treatments are more implicated in the aesthetic improvement of your smile.
How long do veneers last?
The duration of the veneers will depend on the material. Composite veneers usually last between 5 to 7 years on average. On the other hand, porcelain veneers normally last around 10 to 15 years.
What is the difference between porcelain and composite veneers?
They are two different materials. Porcelain has better aesthetic properties than composite and will look more natural. Moreover, it is also stronger than composite resulting in a longer-lasting veneer.
Cosmetic Dentist in Santa Monica, California
Are there cosmetic issues with your teeth that you want to fix? Schedule a complimentary consultation today! Your consultation will include one-on-one time with Dr. Dall’Olmo, a cosmetic dentist in Santa Monica, CA, so you can discuss your oral health and cosmetic concerns. Together, you will build a cosmetic treatment plan that will help enhance and rebuild your smile. Call us today or schedule an appointment online to get started.
Dr. Dall’Olmo has over 20 years of professional experience and continues to advance his knowledge. An accredited American Academy of Periodontology member, Dr. Dall’Olmo is a highly qualified periodontist who provides compassionate, quality, and natural dental care.
Dr. Dall’Olmo practices complete dentistry that focuses on the natural integrity and conservation of teeth. He offers many dental services at his office in Santa Monica, CA. Our dental practice also provides dental care to patients in the Los Angeles area. Our dental office also encourages open lines of communication to build strong patient-dentist relationships.