Lake Forest Dental Center
Cosmetic Dentistry & General Dentists located in Lake Forest, CA
Are you embarrassed about missing, crooked or misshapen teeth? The dentists at Lake Forest Dental Center in Lake Forest, California, can safely, effectively, and affordably fix nearly everything that bothers you about your teeth with their top-notch cosmetic procedures. Call or schedule a consultation online today to get the smile you’ve always dreamed of.
Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A
What is cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry generally means any dental work that improves the appearance of your teeth, gums or bite. Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving your dental aesthetics, such as the color, position, shape, size, alignment, and overall appearance of your teeth and smile. It does not include general dental health, such as fixing cavities or treating dental diseases.
For the most part, cosmetic dentistry is an optional treatment that can help your teeth and mouth look better. At Lake Forest Dental Center, the experienced dentists offer the following cosmetic procedures:
In-office products and treatments can whiten your teeth significantly faster than over-the-counter products.
Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells of porcelain or resin that normally cover the front surfaces of your front teeth. They look natural and can hide chips, misshapen teeth, severe discoloration, gaps, and more.
Dental bonding involves applying a tooth-colored material to your tooth and hardening it with an ultraviolet or laser light to repair decayed, chipped, cracked, or misshapen teeth.
Dental crowns are customized caps that are placed over decayed, cracked, or damaged teeth to restore their shape, size, strength, and appearance.
Bridges are false teeth that replace missing ones and are attached to teeth on both sides of the gap. The teeth on both sides of the gap are also fitted with crowns as part of the process.
Partial dentures are removable false teeth that are not attached to the teeth beside them. They are attached to a plastic base with a metal framework underneath that attaches to the gumline.
Are braces considered cosmetic dentistry?
Braces are not necessarily considered cosmetic dentistry. Braces correct crooked and misaligned teeth, so they do improve the appearance of your mouth. However, braces can also improve the functionality of your teeth, such as improving your bite. Therefore, braces can be considered necessary for your dental health in many cases.
What type of cosmetic dentistry is right for me?
The type of cosmetic dentistry that’s right for you is a personal choice. But the experienced team at Lake Forest Dental Center can assist you in deciding what type of treatment would provide the most benefits.
To help in your determination, your dental specialist conducts a comprehensive evaluation of your teeth and oral health, including the use of state-of-the-art digital X-rays. This advanced imaging tool allows your specialist to evaluate your oral X-rays on the computer, instead of X-ray film.
Lake Forest Dental Center provides state-of-the-art cosmetic dental procedures in a relaxed, professional environment. The experienced dentists will work with you to give you the smile you desire. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone today.