Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry in El Segundo, CA

Dr. Smile is proud to offer cosmetic dentistry to help you achieve the beautiful smile you want in El Segundo. Cosmetic dentistry covers all the procedures that have the goal of improving the appearance of a smile, treating issues such as chips, gaps, and stains in teeth. At our office, your dentist will be able to assess the condition of your teeth, consider your goals and needs, and recommend the best procedure for you.

Teeth whitening

This is one of the most common and popular dental procedures. While there are many products available over the counter that promise results, a professional whitening treatment can dramatically change the appearance of a smile in just one short visit, removing discoloration from the diet, personal habits like smoking, or simply aging.

Cosmetic veneers

For slightly damaged teeth with chips or cracks, cosmetic veneers can be very effective. These are thin, custom-made shells that are placed onto the front of the teeth to conceal flaws and improve their appearance. Issues with stained teeth and tooth alignment can also be addressed with veneers. They are a popular choice in dental treatments because they are effective but also quick and affordable.

Dental crowns

Crowns are most often used to cover up a badly damaged or severely decayed tooth, but they can also be used cosmetically to address chips, cracks, and discoloration in teeth. They are most often made of tooth-colored material and completely cover a tooth when placed to change the way it looks.

Teeth replacement

There are several options available for replacing missing teeth. Bridges and dentures are the most common devices, and they are effective for restoring some function to the teeth. They also do a good job of restoring the appearance of a smile. A more stable option is dental implants. Unlike bridges and dentures, which sit on top of the gums, dental implants are surgically inserted directly into the jawbone and support a dental prosthetic. This enables them to function the most closely to natural teeth. Though implants are generally the more expensive option, they allow fuller usage of the teeth and are longer-lasting than bridges and dentures.

If you are interested in making cosmetic improvements to your smile, make an appointment at Dr. Smile in El Segundo.

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