Once you have decided that it’s time to improve the appearance of your smile with cosmetic dentistry, it’s time to assess your treatment options. Our Santa Monica cosmetic dentists are here to help you get all of the information that you need to make a sound decision for your smile. Today, we’ve put together this short overview of aesthetic treatments and technologies. Let’s get started!
The first thing to determine is what, exactly, you want to improve about your smile. There are a number of effective treatments that can actually achieve a number of common cosmetic goals with just one treatment. Veneers, for example, are used to cover stains, close gaps between teeth, improve the appearance of disproportionate teeth, and correct damage.
On the other hand, a treatment like professional dental whitening is really designed to do one thing: whiten and brighten natural dental enamel. This treatment minimizes existing discoloration, and helps to restore the tooth to its natural color—you don’t have to worry about your teeth appearing “too white” or “too bright.”
Dental bonding is another versatile treatment, that can be used to achieve a number of objectives. Using composite resin, our team can repair damaged teeth, make the smile look straighter, and resurface dull or stained enamel. One of the key benefits of this option is that the entire process can be completed in just one appointment. Dental bonding is also easily repaired if it becomes damaged.
Another increasingly popular treatment option is Invisalign. This orthodontic treatment offers a welcome alternative to traditional metal braces. Using clear plastic aligners, you can achieve a perfected smile without dealing with metal brackets and wires for months or years.