Cosmetic dentistry is any dental procedure that improves your smile's appearance or esthetics. At Dr. David Hakham, Dentist in Montebello, our dentist offers cosmetic dentistry treatments that can transform your smile. If you have chipped, cracked, stained, or gapped teeth, we can address these imperfections to improve your smile.
The Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry
There are many reasons to choose cosmetic dentistry procedures. It's common for people to pursue cosmetic dentistry treatments to improve the appearance of their smiles. However, you should know that cosmetic dentistry offers more than just aesthetic benefits. You may also experience improved oral and overall health.
Cosmetic dentistry treatments can repair cracked, chipped, and broken teeth. You may feel discomfort, pain, and irritation when your teeth have structural issues. In addition to restoring your oral function, cosmetic dentistry can improve your smile's appearance.
Types of Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic process used to improve the color of a patient's teeth. Many patients choose teeth whitening, as they can brighten the appearance of their smile in a relatively short amount of time.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond to the front of your teeth. They are custom-made to be the exact shape, size, and color you want. Veneers cover cosmetic imperfections such as cracks, chips, discoloration, gaps, misalignment, and even minor orthodontic issues. Veneers are durable, stain-resistant, and resistant to chipping.
Lumineers are a popular option for those looking to improve the appearance of their teeth. They look like natural teeth but don't require as much enamel to be removed. The lumineers can be placed directly over your existing teeth, providing a natural look that will improve the look of your teeth.
Dental bonding is one of the most accessible and affordable cosmetic dentistry treatments. Bonding can conceal the imperfection when a tooth is chipped, stained, or slightly misshapen. The dentist applies a tooth-colored resin to the tooth, shapes it, and hardens it with a special light. The dentist can place bonding on the front of a tooth or part of a tooth to repair it.
A dental crown is a cosmetic restoration that encases a tooth, restoring its appearance and function. The custom-made restoration is a tooth-shaped "cap" that fits like a cap over a tooth. Dental crowns protect and strengthen damaged teeth and improve the appearance of teeth that are misshapen or discolored.
To discover more about the benefits of cosmetic dentistry, visit Dr. David Hakham, Dentist in Montebello at 6451 Whittier Blvd, Los Angeles 90022, or call (323)728-0241.