Transforming Smile Beauty With Cosmetic Restorations

santa monica cosmetic restorationWhen you have multiple cosmetic issues with the shape and color of your teeth, then whitening treatments are not enough. Instead, we could offer cosmetic restorations, such as porcelain veneers or Lumineers, to instantly transform your smile. In today’s blog, your Santa Monica, CA, dentist talks about improving your smile with veneers and more!

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are very thin shells that we place onto the front of the teeth to instantly reshape them. Our team will first numb the teeth and then gently remove a layer of enamel from them to make room for the restoration. We then gather detailed digital images and measurements of the prepared teeth and use them in a lab setting to design and craft your custom restoration. When you return for a second visit, we will attach the completed veneer to them with a powerful bonding agent, the same we use to secure crowns and bridges. Once in place, this will blend with your smile seamlessly and offer instant esthetic improvement. We could use one or more to offer a smile makeover!


Lumineers are similar to veneers in that they are a thin restoration that is attached to the front of the tooth to offer instant cosmetic transformation. However! These are much thinner and are designed so that your tooth requires little enamel removal or in some cases, the tooth can stay completely intact. These are also made from porcelain, as the material is very strong and durable. In fact, we also use it to make bridges, crowns, and implant restorations. The material is also translucent like enamel and can be shaded to blend with the rest of your smile.

The Cosmetic Potential

What cosmetic concerns can these thin restorations address? We can use them to mask teeth stains that are intrinsic, meaning they do not respond to whitening treatments. Our team can also close gaps and black triangle spaces between the teeth. We can repair minor damage and reshape malformed teeth, and also lengthen structure worn down by bruxism (teeth grinding). If you have misalignment, we can offer a straighter looking smile in some cases, so you don’t need aligners or braces.

If you have any questions about our porcelain veneers or Lumineers, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help transform your smile this summer, and that starts with an initial consultation!

Schedule Your Next Cosmetic Appointment Today

You can call Santa Monica Dental Arts in California at 310-395-1261 to schedule an appointment to address the imperfections in your smile, so you can enjoy better oral health and feel more confident. Our team can also discuss treatments like teeth whitening, or bonding and contouring, to make positive changes to the appearance of your smile.