In a world where plastic surgery and injections are the norms for making you look younger, you may be surprised to hear that our Newport Beach cosmetic dentistry procedures can not only enhance your smile, but give you a more youthful appearance as well.
How Does Cosmetic Dentistry in Newport Beach Make You Look Younger?
Missing teeth can cause your face to sink, in giving you a prematurely aged appearance. It can also cause wrinkles because your teeth aren’t filling out your face, making your skin look droopy. Cosmetic dentistry can replace your missing teeth and help your face look more youthful.
Heavily stained teeth can also age your appearance, but cosmetic dentistry in Newport Beach can help. If you’re a smoker, or a heavy coffee, or red wine drinker, you may want to look into makeover options to brighten your teeth to help them look years younger.
What Different Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures are Available?
There are three main kinds of cosmetic dentistry procedures that we offer in Newport Beach, all of which fit different budgets. There’s a solution for everyone.
- Teeth Whitening
The most affordable cosmetic option would have to be teeth whitening. This is a great solution for patients that aren’t missing any teeth, and their smile is uniform and aligned correctly.
Bleaching your teeth can be as simple as grabbing a whitening product over the counter at your local pharmacy. If you prefer more professional results, The Center For Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry can make you a pair of custom bleaching trays and provide you with a prescription strength whitening solution which you’ll use at home over the course of a week or two.
Some patients would rather get the same results of an at home professional bleaching system with the benefit of having it done for them in one sitting. Our expert staff can do just that! This whitening option is done rather quickly in our Newport Beach office and it’s super easy. All you have to do is sit back and relax while we apply the whitening gel and accelerate it with a special light.
- Dental Bonding
If your teeth are slightly crooked, uneven, chipped, or gapped and could benefit from being slightly adjusted, you may want to consider bonding as your cosmetic dentistry option.
During a dental bonding treatment, our Newport Beach dentist will roughen the surface of the teeth being made over. This will help the bonding agents stick better. The teeth are then cleaned and prepped just before applying a composite material to them. It’s made to match your smile and our dentist will mold it to a shape that compliments your facial features.
Bonding comes with a friendly price tag, but this option can stain over time and occasionally the material pops off, requiring a touch up. But for small areas, it’s usually a good choice.
- Cosmetic Veneers
When looking into cosmetic dentistry options in Newport Beach, most people want porcelain veneers. Getting a full set of veneers (6 – 10 teeth) is known as the ultimate smile makeover.
Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are cemented to the front of your teeth and slightly wrap around the back side for extra retention. Their shade can be whatever you’d like, with most people choosing a bright, yet natural-looking appearance.
Veneers are great because they don’t stain like bonding can and they last a very long time. Porcelain veneers can turn a crooked, gapped, or crowded smile into a younger, more beautiful you.
The benefits of veneers are reasons you’ll see a higher investment for this cosmetic dentistry procedure.
The options listed above can also be combined with other procedures like dental implants or bridges. These are commonly used as a cosmetic option to replace missing teeth and are fixed solutions, unlike partial dentures.
Which Cosmetic Dentistry Procedure Is Right for Me?
If you’re truly interested in getting a smile makeover, then give us a call. Our Newport Beach dentist Dr. Desiree Yazdan would love to see you for a consultation. We’ll listen to your concerns and hear your smile makeover goals. After our assessment is complete, we’ll discuss with you in detail what your cosmetic dentistry options are, and answer any additional questions that you may have.
Your consultation is important because not one patient is the same, and all will require different treatment. It’s not uncommon to perform a combination of the procedures listed above in order to get the desired look you’re hoping for.
The Center For Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry in Newport Beach, CA can provide you with a custom treatment plan that’ll make you look and feel younger than you have in years. Give us a call today. We look forward to meeting you!