If patients are dissatisfied with their smiles, they can find a solution with cosmetic dentistry. Over time, teeth can change with daily wear and tear, leaving your smile dimmed. In a consultation with your dentist, you can develop a treatment plan to enhance your smile. There are many treatments available to assist you in reaching your aesthetic goals. The dentists at Premier Dental Care in Palmdale, CA describe how cosmetic dentistry can help.
Staining agents in dark-colored foods and drinks can cause teeth to become discolored. Staining or yellowing teeth can also occur due to smoking, poor oral hygiene, or some medications. Your dentist can provide a whitening treatment to brighten your smile. You can choose either an at-home or in-office procedure.
For patients who choose to whiten their teeth at home, patients will have an impression of their teeth taken so that they can receive customized trays that fit their unique mouth. You will then fill those trays evenly with a whitening gel and place the tray in your mouth. In-office treatment involves whitening gel coated over your teeth and then activated with concentrated light.
When teeth are crooked or misaligned, it can be difficult to brush your teeth adequately. This leaves room for plaque to cause tooth decay. Aligning your teeth with orthodontics can help. Straight teeth will also enhance the appearance of your smile. Many dentists also offer Invisalign to straighten teeth. This treatment involves a set of clear aligners that are made to fit your mouth using 3D imaging. These aligners are worn most of the day for several weeks to straighten your teeth gradually. The clear color is discreet, and their ability to be removed makes them easy to clean.
Teeth are durable, but sometimes they can crack or break due to impact trauma or structural instability. Restorative dentistry may be necessary for severe damage, but cosmetic dentistry can return your smile to its beautiful appearance. Tooth bonding can fill cracks in your teeth with a resin-like material. Once applied, your dentist will shine it for a natural appearance. Porcelain veneers can be a more permanent option for cosmetic treatment. Veneers are cap-like shells bonded to your teeth. Once in place, they can make your teeth appear whiter, straighter, and intact. Your dentist can determine if your mouth has a strong enough foundation for veneers.
Cosmetic dentistry available in Palmdale, CA
Premier Dental Care offers a variety of cosmetic dentistry services to patients in Palmdale, CA. Our practice also provides general and restorative dentistry to patients of all ages. To schedule an appointment with us, contact our office online or reach us by phone at 661.231.7031.