A Porcelain Crown Can Provide Great Support For Your Tooth

While dental problems can permanently affect a tooth, the right dental restoration can have lasting value. Porcelain dental crowns can serve as great support for a tooth that has been treated by your dentist. The material, while attractive, is also capable of handling the serious biting and chewing pressures that are normally exerted on the tooth being treated. Your Santa Monica, CA dentist can work with you to make sure your crown is an ideal look, and fit, so that you can feel fully confident in the work done to protect your vulnerable tooth. (more…)

Can I Really Count On Clear Braces To Be Discreet?

If you want to properly address cosmetic problems created by crooked teeth, the right procedure can take time. You may worry that this means you will spend an extended period with your smile affected by conspicuous braces. Fortunately, it is possible to make improvements with discreet clear braces! These orthodontic appliances are made to be hard for others to observe, so you can wear them without worrying that they draw unwanted attention. Your Santa Monica, CA dentist can talk to you about using clear braces to improve your smile. (more…)

Supporting A Quality Restoration With A Dental Implant

Your concern over your lost tooth should not be limited to your worry over the space left behind in your smile. After all, a missing tooth also deprives you of your tooth root, which helps keep neighboring teeth stable, and provides stimulation in your jawbone. A prosthetic tooth can help with some problems created by tooth loss, but to address these concerns as well as the concerns from your loss of your tooth root, a dental implant is needed. Your Santa Monica, CA dentist can talk with you about providing a dental implant to hold your lifelike restoration securely in position. (more…)

Lumineers Make Smile Improvements Easier Than You Expect

Modern cosmetic dental procedures can make remarkable changes to the way you look. In some cases, those improvements can require less work than you may expect, particularly when it comes to changing your tooth structure. Your Santa Monica, CA dentist can talk to you about hiding smile flaws through the placement of Lumineers. Lumineers are a slimmer alternative to traditional veneers. They can require less alteration of your tooth structure, or even no alteration, to be placed. Once in position they can hide problems like discoloration, dental damage, and more, leading to a great smile transformation. (more…)

Treating Your Cavity Without Disrupting Your Smile

Will the formation of a cavity mark the end of your smile as you know it? Tooth decay can cause serious problems, particularly if you delay seeking the appropriate restorative dental treatment. You can be relieved to know that when you do have your tooth problem addressed, your Santa Monica, CA dentist can offer support with a lifelike restoration that preserves your appearance. Modern fillings and crowns can imitate your enamel, so your tooth seems unchanged once a cavity is removed. While these modern materials can be praised for their appearance, they also offer the support you need to continue placing biting and chewing pressure on your tooth. (more…)

Your Periodontal Health Can Have An Effect On Your Smile

Maintaining a healthy smile will help you maintain one that is attractive. Of course, you should remember that your smile is about more than just your teeth – you also need to pay attention to your gums. If you develop a periodontal infection, these tissues can appear red, and swollen. Bleeding, gum line recession, and bad breath can also create problems for you. Your Santa Monica, CA dentist is ready to help you fight periodontal troubles when they form. It is important to take treatment seriously – if nothing is done in time, the condition can progress and put you at risk for problems like tooth loss. (more…)

Yes, We Can Make Your Smile Brighter After One Appointment

Imagine how you would feel if you woke up tomorrow with a brighter, whiter smile. How excited would you be to show off your improvements to your friends and coworkers? How eager would you be to show off your smile in general? While it might seem far-fetched to believe drastic changes are possible in a short time, your Santa Monica, CA dentist can actually make your teeth noticeably brighter in just one appointment! A Zoom! whitening procedure allows for impressive improvements in the span of a single procedure. The whitening treatment your dentist relies on can have a more potent effect than you receive from a store bought whitening product, as it can address stains that are difficult for those over the counter products to reach. (more…)