How Digital Scanning Affects Your Invisalign Treatment

When you use Invisalign aligners instead of traditional metal braces to fix your uneven smile, you can be relieved to start an orthodontic treatment that will not interfere with your appearance. At our Santa Monica, CA dentist’s office, we are ready to help you address gaps, overlaps, and other problems with smile alignment by using clear aligners to move teeth into better positions. Detailed planning is an important part of your procedure. Thanks to our iTero digital scanner, we can gather detailed measurements of your teeth and bite to use for planning your procedure. With these measurements, we can provide you with customized appliances that can lead to both cosmetic and oral health improvements. (more…)

Your Dentist Can Work With You To Make Your Smile Whiter

If your smile is not as bright as it used to be, or if you have always lacked confidence in the color of your teeth, you can have doubts about your overall appearance that are difficult to shake. Those who attempt to fight discoloration with store bought whitening products only can come away feeling defeated, as these products may lead to only limited changes. Our Santa Monica, CA dentist’s office can help you if you feel unhappy with the color of your smile at this point. We offer more than one cosmetic dental procedure that can make your smile brighter. For those bothered by teeth stains, we can use a professional whitening treatment to make positive changes. Individuals who have discoloration that stems from other problems can benefit from the placement of porcelain veneers. (more…)

Using Porcelain Veneers To Make A Smile More Symmetrical

When you look at your smile, you may notice that the “small” issues affecting it lead to one big issue: an asymmetrical appearance. What can you do to address this concern? Symmetry can be an important feature, as an uneven smile can look awkward and less flattering. The good news is that this is a problem that cosmetic dentistry can address. With porcelain veneers, or with slimmer Lumineers, your Santa Monica, CA dentist can carefully change the shape, size, and color of teeth that make your smile look awkward. Restoring teeth in this way only calls for conservative changes to your tooth structure, but it can lead to long-term improvements that make you excited about your appearance! (more…)

Cosmetic Dental Work Can Address These Common Flaws

Whether you have always had some concerns about your smile, or only recently grew concerned about it, a conversation with your Santa Monica, CA dentist about cosmetic dentistry can benefit you. Through the right procedure, we can take on the issues you have with the way you look and give you a smile that you are eager to share with the world. Problems with discoloration, dental damage, wear and tear, and even naturally occurring problems with the spacing and look of teeth can be addressed after as little as one procedure. (more…)

How Your Dentist Plans Personalized Invisalign Treatments

When is it a good idea for a patient to pursue Invisalign treatment? Invisalign aligners, like traditional metal braces, improve a person’s smile by correcting problems with the poor spacing and alignment of teeth. Unlike metal braces, Invisalign aligners can be removed at any point during treatment, and they are easy to wear without drawing unwanted attention. At our Santa Monica, CA dental office, our patients can learn about what Invisalign can do for their appearance. With this corrective work, you can start showing off straighter teeth, you can enjoy a more uniform smile, and you can deal with embarrassing gaps and overlaps without traditional orthodontic treatment! (more…)

Why Does It Seem So Difficult To Remove Teeth Stains?

When you notice that your teeth no longer seem as bright as they used to, it can be difficult to maintain confidence in your appearance. Unfortunately, this is a realization that many people will have in time. Because so many foods and drinks leave particles that can stain our enamel, and because these stains can be hard to remove through daily oral care practices, stains can sometimes feel inevitable. Fortunately, your Santa Monica, CA dentist’s office is prepared to help! A professional teeth whitening treatment can address tough stains that have made you feel self-conscious. (more…)

Choosing A Treatment With Veneers Or Lumineers

By choosing to move forward with cosmetic dental treatment, you can choose to make positive changes to the shape, size, and color of your teeth. What will it take to address these different areas of concern? With treatment involving traditional veneers or Lumineers, you can have exciting improvements with just one procedure! Our Santa Monica, CA dentist’s office uses these restorations to carefully restore the shape, size, and color of teeth that look worn down, and we can use them to address naturally occurring problems with shape, size, and alignment. Both options can produce long-term improvements, but Lumineers, which are thinner, can produce results with less preparatory work. (more…)