Cosmetic dentistry has skyrocketed in popularity over the past few decades. At Brea Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry, we specialize in several cosmetic services aimed at improving the appearance of your teeth and overall smile. From minor cosmetic changes to full-tooth restorations, we have got you covered!
Crowded or crooked looking teeth can be embarrassing and can also lead to speech and self-esteem issues. Such orthodontic problems can have genetic roots. However, wearing regular braces is no longer the only option available to correct teeth alignment issues. Nowadays, patients of all ages are opting for a viable alternative called Invisalign®. Less obtrusive than traditional braces, this provides a less noticeable option than braces.
Invisalign are removable clear aligners used in orthodontic treatments to straighten misaligned teeth and correct bad bites without using metal components or wires. Made of BPA-free plastic, Invisalign fits over your teeth, and as you go through the series of aligners, they apply gentle pressure that gradually moves your teeth to the desired position. At Brea Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry, our dentists Dr. Michael Han and design the perfect Invisalign treatment for you after a thorough consultation and examination. They will ensure that these custom invisible aligners help you get the best possible alignment.
Are you having trouble deciding which way to go in order to straighten your teeth? You’re not alone. For most people, it turns out to be a challenge, especially when they are unaware of the pros and cons of each approach. Choosing between Invisalign and braces is not as easy as it seems. For this reason, at Brea Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry we make sure to guide you through the costs and benefits of each intervention so you can make an informed decision. The type of treatment you choose depends on the type of problem that needs addressing.
A smile is crucial in making a first impression. Not only do teeth play a role in showing someone your smile, but gums are often just as important. A gummy smile is when you have excess gum tissue which covers the teeth to such an extent it makes them look stout. Aesthetic gum lift involves removing the gum tissue to expose more tooth surface. This procedure hides the gums behind the lips and is typically done in concert with other procedures like dental veneers.
A smile makeover improves the overall appearance of your teeth when you smile and is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for all patients. A combination of cosmetic bonding, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and tooth-colored fillings may be recommended to dramatically enhance your self-confidence and facial appearance through a smile makeover.
What is a dental exam, and why is it important? Do you even need a dental exam during the year, or is it something you opt for once you witness tooth damage or decay? Dental exams are important as they can help you avoid many cosmetic dentistry procedures in the future. Tooth damage can result from negligence, including not brushing your teeth often or not visiting the dentist for regular checkups. Dental exams can help you avoid major procedures as you grow older. At Brea Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Michael Han and are available to provide you with a full dental exam and answer all of your questions regarding your oral health.
One of the most common complaints we receive involves the brightness of our patients' smiles. For this reason, we offer professional teeth whitening treatment. Teeth whitening is one of the most basic and cost-effective ways to improve your smile. Stains from certain foods, drinks, medications, and personal habits, also known as extrinsic stains, are easy to remove with a bleaching solution. However, many store-bought bleaching products leave people dissatisfied with the results. Because we are trained professionals, we use a bleaching agent with a much higher concentration than store-bought alternatives. Our whitening treatment could make your teeth up to eight shades brighter in just a single appointment!
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that completely covers the visible portion of a damaged or decayed tooth. In previous years, a dental crown was fabricated using a gold or silver amalgam. These days, porcelain is usually the material of choice. Porcelain is a ceramic compound that mimics the light-reflective properties of natural enamel. It can also be textured and color-matched to your existing teeth. Thanks to porcelain and other ceramics, crowns can also be used to fix the aesthetics of an unsightly tooth.
A dental veneer is a razor-thin shell that is bonded to the front surface of a tooth. Like our dental crowns, our veneers are typically made from porcelain. Veneers can be used to fix teeth that are severely discolored, worn down, chipped or broken, misaligned, uneven, irregularly shaped, or even gapped. During the procedure, we have to remove a small amount of enamel to accommodate the thickness of the veneer. For this reason, the veneer procedure is considered irreversible.
Patients looking for a less-invasive and more cost-effective solution may benefit from dental bonding. Dental bonding involves the application of composite resin, a putty-like material, to the surface of an aesthetically displeasing tooth. For example, dental bonding is an excellent solution for minor chips or cracks. During the procedure, the composite resin will be color-matched to the existing shade of your enamel, making it virtually indistinguishable from the rest of your tooth.
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If you are unsatisfied with the current state of your smile, you may qualify for cosmetic dentistry! Call (657) 341-0808 to schedule your consultation now!