Discussing Your Treatment Options For A Damaged Tooth

How serious is a problem with a damaged tooth? Some injuries will be so serious that you can experience pain and limited bite support until you have treatment, while others can cause cosmetic issues rather than problems with your oral health. With that said, even a minor injury can feel like a big problem if it impacts your smile and confidence! At our Santa Monica, CA dentist’s office, we are prepared to help patients when they need to do something about a tooth that is cracked, chipped, or broken in some other way. If necessary, we can restore the tooth with a dental crown to protect it, or we can use a more conservative cosmetic dental procedure to improve the way you look! (more…)

Making Sure Your Teeth Stay White After Cosmetic Treatment

When you begin to look into teeth whitening treatment, you can have a clear picture in your mind of how you want your smile to look.  While store bought whitening products can have limited benefits, a whitening treatment provided by your dentist can help you see significant changes in the color of your enamel. Of course, once you have these changes, what will you have to do to preserve them? It may be necessary to change your diet, as this adjustment can limit your exposure to products that cause discoloration. To further help you, our Santa Monica, CA dentist’s office can provide you with a take-home whitening kit and gels that you can use to “touch up” your smile after you undergo your original teeth whitening procedure! (more…)

A Single Cosmetic Dental Procedure Can Address Many Issues

When a person has several issues that make them self-conscious about their smile, they can feel more intimidated by the idea of a cosmetic dental procedure. How long will it take you to see the results you want, and how many procedures stand between you and your ideal smile? At our Santa Monica, CA dentist’s office, we have experience helping people who are affected by multiple problems with their teeth. Through the placement of porcelain veneers, we are often able to take on many problems at one time. Once a procedure is completed, you can be delighted to see that your smile has been transformed! (more…)

What Treatment Options Help Patients With Chipped Teeth?

A chipped tooth may still be healthy enough to absorb pressure when you bite and chew. Of course, even if you have no reasons to worry about the oral health impact of damage, the visible change caused by that harm can make you uneasy. At our Santa Monica, CA dentist’s office, we can talk with you about cosmetic dental procedures that effectively hide damages. Custom porcelain veneers require little preparatory work and only occupy a small amount of space on a tooth. Despite this, they able to provide impressive, long-lasting cosmetic changes. We can talk to you about the benefits of using porcelain veneers to restore teeth, or we can look into whether your chipped tooth might be in need of restorative dental work. (more…)

Why We Use A Digital Scanner To Plan Orthodontic Work

Before we can begin treatment to fix problems with your smile alignment, it is necessary to carefully measure your teeth and oral structures. By doing so, we are able to plan out your adjustment, and we can ensure that the aligners you receive will fit your teeth. At our Santa Monica, CA dentist’s office, we actually rely on digital scanning technology to take measurements. In addition to providing a more comfortable experience for patients, the digital scanning process can yield highly detailed measurements to help us prepare your adjustment with Invisalign or ClearCorrect aligners. (more…)

Do You Wish You Had Whiter Teeth? Your Dentist Can Help!

Even if your smile is evaluated and found to be cavity-free, you may find yourself feeling unhappy with it. Healthy teeth can look less attractive when teeth stains have built up over time and left your enamel dull or discolored. At our Santa Monica, CA dentist’s office, we are prepared to help patients deal with frustrating stains. You can rely on a professional whitening treatment to deal with discoloration that you have struggled to address over time. If we find that your issues with your smile color are not connected to stains, we can review other cosmetic dental procedures that might benefit you. (more…)

Enjoy Significant Smile Changes From Custom Dental Veneers

The path to your ideal smile could be shorter than you realize. With a single cosmetic procedure, you can address dental flaws like discoloration, poor alignment, wear and tear, and even naturally occurring issues with the shape and size of certain teeth. These results are made possible with the placement of custom dental veneers. These personalized porcelain shells only occupy the fronts of teeth, which leads to less preparatory work than the placement of dental crowns. At our Santa Monica, CA dentist’s office, patients who want to learn more about cosmetic dentistry can find that the right treatment with veneers can make incredible changes to the way they look! (more…)