Cosmetic Dentistry Burbank
Did you know that smiling can add seven years to your life?
Here at My Dentist Burbank, we are aware of the positive changes which an attractive smile can bring to your life and we strive to offer the highest quality cosmetic dentistry services to our patients.
What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is any general dental work that improves the attractiveness, and sometimes the functionality, of teeth, gums and/or bite. It mainly concentrates on improving the position, shape, color, alignment, and the overall aesthetic.
Cosmetic dentistry allows you to restore damaged teeth and recover their natural whiteness. It restores the strength of your teeth, giving you a more beautiful smile beautiful and more confidence.
A beautiful smile is a cumulative concept. It includes the ideal shape of each tooth and the harmonious arrangement of all the teeth in a row. The upper and lower arch of the teeth should be proportional and symmetrical with respect to each other. In addition, the color and texture of the tooth surface both play a significant role.
The main task of cosmetic dentistry is to make your smile perfect. Bad teeth make you feel insecure. In addition, it can make your speech inarticulate, disrupt facial expressions and, as a result, cause premature wrinkles.
Cosmetic dentistry allows dentists to help patients with a wide variety of problems:
- align deformed teeth;
- correct bite;
- eliminate clefts;
- correct the diastema – a noticeable gap between the front teeth;
- clean the interdental spaces;
- restore natural whiteness;
- restore missing teeth;
- restore chipped teeth;
- improve the color and shape of teeth through their lining.
4 Reasons Cosmetic Dentistry Is Right for You
Cosmetic dentistry is used by patients who want to restore the look of their teeth due to various defects in the tooth enamel:
- Stains from smoking, consumption of tea and coffee
- Chipping due to mechanical damage
- Partial destruction of enamel
- Darkened enamel after treatment or removal of the nerve.
Cosmetic dentistry makes teeth beautiful, eliminates defects, and also creates a spectacular image.
When restoring the front teeth from the filling material, a variety of shades and good polishability is required. It is necessary to transfer the shine of restoration to a shine similar to that of natural teeth. Typically, a set of filling material includes several containers with differences in color and transparency composites. You can restore the tooth in such a way that it will be as close to natural as possible in shape, color, and transparency.
Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment Methods
There was an excellent opportunity to cope with the imperfection of teeth by the following methods:
- Orthodontic treatment – alignment of the teeth with braces
- Metal-free ceramics – prosthetics based on all-ceramic crowns
- Restoration of teeth – cosmetic restoration by building up dental tissue or by making an artificial analog of a damaged element
- Professional cleaning of tartar and plaque
- Installation of veneers
- Professional teeth whitening for a snow-white smile
Types of Cosmetic Dentistry
Most people believe that cosmetic dentistry refers to tooth whitening or porcelain veneers. However, a cosmetic dentist can offer much more.
At present, cosmetic dentistry has evolved continuously to a level where cosmetic dentists are able to solve aesthetic, as well as functional concerns.
Cosmetic dentistry treatments currently in use include:
Inlays and onlays are also known as indirect fillings. They are made from composite or porcelain materials. Inlays and onlays are used in those cases where there is significant tooth decay and its restoration with the help of composite materials is not possible.
Inlay and onlay serve as a support for a removable or non-removable prosthesis. A distinctive characteristic of the use of such materials is the presence of the following condition: the patient has enough healthy teeth, and there is no need to install a crown. However, the destruction has reached a critical state that interference is inevitable. Carrying out the role of fillings, lining, and dental inserts (inlay and onlay) allows the dentist to preserve as much of the original structure of the patient’s teeth as possible.
Bonding is a tooth-colored material which is utilized by a cosmetic dentist to fill in gaps between teeth or to alter the tooth color. It necessitates only one visit to the dentist and it lasts for a few years.
a commonly used chemical treatment which is meant to whiten the patients’ teeth. Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure that will allow you to have a pristine snow-white smile. Whitening is perfectly safe for teeth and other parts of the body. There are many methods of teeth whitening. Teeth are often darkened from smoking, drinking tea or coffee, drinking red wine, eating red sauces or dark-colored fruits, or poor oral hygiene. The bleaching procedure changes the color of natural teeth.
Veneers are pieces of porcelain or plastic applied to the front teeth to change the color or shape of the teeth;
Dental veneers are one of the most significant achievements of cosmetic dentistry. With their help, you can hide existing defects in the front teeth and make your smile ideal.
Veneers are thin lining made of ceramic material. Elements are made by individual measurements and based on the shape of the teeth and the patient’s requirements regarding color. Before proceeding with their installation, the dentist removes the top layer of the enamel. After that the surface is treated with a special solution, which ensures a good grip of the tooth with the manufactured element. Porcelain veneers are optimal for breaking the outer wall of the front teeth – caries, aesthetic defects or non-aesthetic seals.
Dental implants are a constant way to restore your teeth. They look and feel better than full or partial dentures.
The dental implant screw is the artificial root that is placed into your jawbone. It holds an abutment, and then the crown is inserted in it.
Dental implants provide an opportunity to improve the quality of life and restore the full functionality of the teeth. It returns the appeal to a smile and also protects you from loss of bone tissue in the place of the missing tooth.
: Dental crowns are the most common type of permanent prosthesis. These cover a tooth to render it its natural shape and look. They are an artificial tip of the tooth – a small cap that is put on top of any base. Dental crowns are also used in other prostheses – in all removable dentures and dental bridges.
Dental crowns help to restore severely damaged teeth in the most hopeless situation. Crowns help teeth to return to their old form and function, and subsequently protect them from cavities. Modern dentistry offers not only reliable but also aesthetic orthopedic constructions that meet the highest requirements of patients.
Contouring and reshaping
A procedure which is used to correct crooked, irregularly shaped, chipped, or even overlapping teeth in only one session at our dentist’s office in Burbank.
Full mouth reconstruction
Dental examination for full reconstruction of the mouth is an important stage. Your dentist will check your teeth, jaws, periodontal tissue, occlusion and jaw muscles. Then he will be able to determine the exact types of dental procedures that you need to achieve the desired effect, as part of a complete program for reconstructing the oral cavity. The dentist will decide whether it is necessary to install dental crowns, bridges or implants to replace heavily covered with cracks or damaged teeth. Then, if there are problems with the gum tissues and if you have periodontal disease, the dentist will pick up solutions for this problem. To create a healthy dental structure you need to have a correct and stable bite. Correction of the occlusion is an extremely important part of the full reconstruction of the mouth. Thus, you can open and close your mouth and chew or talk without any problems.
You may need to wear braces or a special orthopedic device to reprogram the bite. Only after this problem has been cured, the dentist can begin to solve other problems with your teeth. The last aspect of the full reconstruction of the mouth is the aesthetic part. The dentist should make sure that to create stable, natural forms of teeth that are in good proportion. You can have a strong enough connection with your gums and all the facial musculature.
Cosmetic Dentist Burbank, Dr. Sahakyan
If you want to create a radically new look that can include changing the shape of a smile, correcting curved teeth, or replacing lost teeth, be very careful in choosing a dentist. Our experienced dentists will answer all your inquiries on the procedures necessary for your particular needs in order to improve the appearance of your smile.
In our dental office, the following procedures are carried out:
- bleaching of tooth enamel;
- building up chipped parts and correcting other similar deficiencies;
- correcting the shape of the teeth;
- building up;
- creation and installation of veneers.
It is important to understand the restoration of functional and correction of aesthetic parameters of the tooth (color, transparency, anatomical shape, gloss of the surface) by composite materials. The planning of aesthetic restoration work in cosmetic dentistry should focus on: shade, degree of tooth transparency, surface texture, proportion, symmetry, contours and imaginary lines, tooth effects.
At the same time, the smile, habits, and the state of oral hygiene are assessed. As well as a clinical examination: an intraoral camera, a back-illuminated mirror, an X-ray, a periodontal examination, the methods and cost are discussed.
Recommendations after the Procedure
After carrying out cosmetic dental procedures the patient should adhere to all prescriptions of the dentist:
- to observe hygiene of the oral cavity;
- use a soft toothbrush;
- if necessary, avoid rough, spicy, and hot food.
Cosmetic dentistry is designed to improve the condition of teeth and restore the natural beauty of a smile. Innovative technologies used in dental offices help dentists truly do miracles by transforming the patient’s appearance, returning health, and even youth. That is why the procedure of cosmetic contouring is so popular among patients aged 35 years and older.
In any case, the dentist always works for the perfect result. A dazzling snow-white smile is a measure of the professionalism of the dentist.
The most appropriate procedure is mostly dictated by the present tooth condition and the desired outcome.
If you need any cosmetic dentistry services, our dentists in Burbank are here to help – please contact our friendly staff to schedule a complimentary consultation.