Have you ever smiled in the mirror and wished you could change the way your teeth look? You can with the help of a cosmetic dentist in Beverly Hills! Cosmetic dentistry is an umbrella term that can be used to refer to a variety of customized treatments that enhance your smile. Learn about five of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments below.
Bonding is a quick and affordable way to improve your appearance. The treatment involves applying composite resin to teeth to address chips, gaps, stains, or size issues. A major advantage of dental bonding is its simplicity: no preparation is needed and anesthesia is typically not necessary. In addition, bonding can usually be completed in just a single visit to a dentist.
A veneer is a thin shell of porcelain that is placed on top of a tooth to conceal dental flaws. Veneer treatment can upgrade a single tooth, several teeth, or transform an entire smile in as little as two appointments. Although they are not permanent, veneers are considered irreversible since a tiny layer of enamel must be removed. However, veneers have been shown to last around 20 years with only minimal maintenance.
Professional Teeth Whitening
Research has shown that people with brighter smiles are generally found to be more attractive. You can remove stains and discoloration from your teeth by partnering with a cosmetic dentist in Beverly Hills. There are two types of professional teeth whitening available today: in-office and at-home whitening. If you choose in-office whitening, you can leave the dentist’s office on the very same day with a rejuvenated smile! At-home whitening treatment uses trays and professional grade whitening gel to gradually remove stains from enamel.
Gummy Smile Correction
Teeth are not the only area you can focus on when enhancing your smile. Many people have “gummy smiles”, or an excess amount of gum tissue covering their teeth. This can make teeth appear stubby or smaller than they should be. A cosmetic dentist can reduce the amount of excess gum tissue, leaving your smile fully visible and radiant.
While traditional metal crowns can protect broken and decayed teeth, they are also highly noticeable. The dark color of metal does not blend in with natural teeth. All-porcelain crowns, meanwhile, mimic the appearance of enamel and blend in seamlessly with surrounding teeth. No one other than you and your dentist will be able to tell you have a crown!
Make this year the moment that you finally achieve the beautiful smile of your dreams! Talk to your dentist today to learn which cosmetic dental treatment may be right for you.
About the Author
Dr. Jason V. Kboudi has over two decades of experience helping patients enhance the appearance of their smiles. He offers a full range of cosmetic dentistry services at his private practice, including veneers, bonding, teeth whitening, gummy smile correction, among others. To learn more about cosmetic dental treatments, visit the Beverly Hills Complete Dentistry website or call 310-561-1747.