13Oct

5 Impactful Ways To Improve Your Smile’s Appearance From Our Santa Monica Cosmetic Dentist

by Dr. Follette

If you know that you want to improve the appearance of your smile, but you are not sure how to get started, our Santa Monica cosmetic dentists are here to help. Keep reading to learn more about aesthetic goals and how we achieve them.

Start With A Clean Slate

Before we begin any treatment protocol, we will complete a thorough professional cleaning on your smile as well as an oral cancer screening. Treatments like professional dental whitening are much more effective when your teeth are fresh and clean. This process also gives our team the opportunity to understand how the different components of your smile are working together, and to make any structural or restorative treatment recommendations that may be necessary.

Erase Stains

Teeth tend to accumulate environmental stains—from foods, beverages, and tobacco products—over time. Professional whitening is designed to lift discoloration from the tooth structure, thus restoring your smile to its natural level of whiteness.

Cover Enamel

Whether you are dealing with discoloration or existing damage, covering affected teeth with composite resin or porcelain will help your smile look its best. Both of these materials mimic the appearance of natural dental enamel, so once treatment is complete your smile will look healthy, bright, and natural.

Build Up Small Teeth

Sometimes adult teeth develop with disproportionate dimensions. Certain teeth can also become worn down due to conditions like bruxism, also known as dental grinding. Building up diminished teeth resin or porcelain will bring your smile into balance aesthetically, while supporting healthy chewing and jaw function.

Smooth Rough Edges

If you are living with cracked or chipped enamel, your smile may be looking older than it really is. That is why our Santa Monica dentists use restorative materials to round out angular tooth shapes, thereby achieving a more seamless appearance.

As always our Santa Monica dental team is happy to answer any questions you may have, and to help you schedule a personal consultation. We look forward to speaking with you!