Are you looking for a way to enhance your smile? Your Santa Monica dentist has several cosmetic treatments that can help you achieve a bright, symmetrical grin. Whether you are looking for a way to simply remove stains from your teeth or looking to completely improve the symmetry and shade of your pearly whites, we have an option for you. Lumineers or porcelain veneers are a great option for patients looking to accomplish a flawless smile.
How Porcelain Veneers Work
Traditional veneers include shaving down part of your teeth and bonding a tooth-shaped shell over the front surface. This procedure will take several appointments including the consultation and placement of the shell. It is an irreversible process and is created to last a lifetime. For some people, orthodontic alignment and professional teeth whitening do not provide you with the desired outcome. The advantage of veneers is that they will be created for your needs so that you can have a perfect smile. You will be able to decide the shade of the cosmetic shell to either match your smile or have a brighter shade.
Lumineers For A Lighter Option
If you are looking for a similar treatment with less preparation, we also offer Lumineers. The application process is similar to traditional veneers but will not require your natural tooth to be sculpted. For many people, this is beneficial because you have the option of removing Lumineers in the future. The shells that are placed on your tooth are thinner, but they offer the same stunning results.
This cosmetic option can last for several years. The shells are made to withstand pressure from chewing and staining from dark-colored food and beverages. Remember to follow regular oral hygiene, even with these shells. Even though these cover your natural teeth, it is still important to brush, floss, and see your dentist regularly to avoid cavities and gum disease.
Alternative Options Like Invisalign
If you want to enhance your natural grin, Invisalign is a good solution as well. Instead of placing thin, tooth-shaped shells to cover unsymmetrical pearly whites, this process will adjust your teeth gradually. Within a couple of years, your smile will be straightened. You can pair this service with professional whitening and have a white, straight grin. We can offer whitening with Zoom in the office in under an hour or give you the option for take-home treatments. This method is great for patients who has extrinsic stains on their enamel.
Schedule A Consultation Today
Investing in your smile has many benefits. If you are interested in this cosmetic enhancement or others, talk to Dr. Koshki today. To schedule a consultation, call Santa Monica Dental Arts in Santa Monica, CA today at 310-395-1261.