Teeth whitening is one of the most popular treatments in cosmetic dentistry today. Powerful whitening agents are used in in-office whitening treatments to wipe away longstanding stains and brighten your teeth in just about an hour. If you suffer from intrinsic stains, or stains caused by medication or damage to the teeth, you may benefit from the application of dental veneers or Lumineers as a part of your smile makeover. These thin porcelain shells are bonded to the fronts of your teeth to hide stains and imperfections.
Bite abnormalities and misalignments not only affect your smile’s appearance but can also affect its function. You may suffer from uneven wear, chips, cracks or an increased risk of gum disease or tooth decay when your teeth are misaligned. You may be able to choose from traditional braces or Invisalign to straighten your smile and correct your bite. Invisalign uses a series of virtually invisible aligners rather than brackets and wires to gently move your teeth.
Missing teeth are also a common problem, particularly as people age. Dr. Afar, Los Angeles dental implants dentist, can use dental implants as a part of your smile makeover to restore missing teeth. Dental implants are designed to replace the roots of those missing teeth. Once the implants have fused with the jawbone, the prosthetic tooth or teeth can be attached. Dental crowns, bridges and dentures can all be used with dental implants for a sturdy, long-lasting, remarkably natural-looking tooth replacement option.
A smile makeover can make over not just your smile but also your whole image. Give us a call today to learn more about your options or to schedule a consultation.