What Is Cosmetic Dentistry in Chula Vista?
Cosmetic dentistry is one of our most asked-about treatments. We enjoy cosmetic dental works because they instill confidence in our patients. Improving a smile is just as much art as it is science based. In order to provide the best care we have the most progressive and current tools and procedures.
Right now, the most popular – not only in our offices but also on the big screen – are veneers and teeth whitening. We must warn you, only patients with the best overall dental health are able to even think about cosmetics at our office.
To alter the smile means that you need to have the basics of overall health. Usually this means that we want to treat any possible gingivitis before we go ahead and implant veneers or whiten the teeth.
Because of the nature of teeth bleaching, it is not permanent if patients do not develop new habits. Those patients who smoke tobacco, constantly drink wine and coffee, will slowly begin to lose their shiny new whites.
Veneer Teeth – Tell Me More!
What is it?
Veneers are a kind of outer layer we apply to teeth. This outer layer of thin sheets of porcelain are the right shade of white, and are custom designed to cover each tooth with a perfect shape and size.
This creates a perfect smile with just the right shade of white. When considering how much are veneers, you will have to think hard. They are pricey, as a custom sheet is made for each tooth.
Whitening Teeth | What’s the best method?
When considering how to whiten teeth, there are many ways:
- In-office teeth bleaching
- Take home trays
- Over-the-counter products like strips, gels, toothpastes
The important thing is that you speak with your dentists before considering any of the above solutions.
Coming into our office is our recommendation. Allowing a professional to bleach the teeth results in the least chance of detrimental effects. While we do not implement orthodontics, one can consider teeth straightening to be cosmetic in nature.
As we are not specialized in braces and orthodontics, we work closely with a trusted professional in Chula Vista who helps our patients re-align their teeth.