Santa Monica Cosmetic Dentist Discusses Treatment Timeline Considerations

by Dr. Follette | Date Published: 2016-10-11

Many dental patients come to see our Santa Monica cosmetic dentists because they want to improve the appearance of their smile for a special occasion. We know how important it can be to feel confident and happy with your smile at events like weddings, reunions, and anniversaries. That is why we offer a number of different aesthetic treatment options to suit various timelines.

If you are looking to achieve cosmetic results in a short period of time, you may want to pursue:

Professional dental whitening treatments work quickly to minimize existing dental stains and help restore your dental enamel to its previous level of whiteness. Many people achieve visible results after just one or two applications.

Dental bonding is another treatment option that can deliver restorative and aesthetic results in just one appointment. Using this treatment our dentist applies composite resin over the natural enamel; then, we cure the resin so that it becomes hard and shiny like natural enamel. This treatment is used to do everything from correcting dental damage, to whitening the patient’s smile, to making the patient’s smile appear better aligned and balanced.

Porcelain veneer’s treatment takes slightly longer to complete than bonding and dental whitening, but this treatment is also very efficient. Our dentist applies custom-crafted, individual porcelain veneers to individual teeth, in order to make teeth appear perfected. The entire treatment process generally takes about three appointments to complete. Once your veneers are in place they will look bright and exceptionally natural. They are also simple to care for and live with.

When it comes time to transform your smile, you may be able to achieve your desired results with just one of these treatments; however, if this is not the case, we can also combine cosmetic treatments to fit your needs.

Call our Santa Monica cosmetic dentists to learn more about fast and effective cosmetic dentistry options!