Cosmetic dentistry is really essential for a successful life. In a recent survey of American adults, 96% said that a nice smile is important to anyone’s appearance, affecting both personal life and career. Yet few have perfect oral health by the time they are teens: crooked teeth, cavities, and even gum disease are already common. The good news is that it is never too late for a life-changing smile makeover.
Royalty going back thousands of years made efforts to beautify their teeth at great cost, but today the cosmetic specialists at Wilshire Smile Studio have the most advanced technology, new materials, and a highly-trained staff to produce extraordinary results at a non-royal price.
Are you embarrassed by any of these challenges to an optimum, healthy smile?
- Poorly-spaced teeth.
- Chipping and cracks.
- Teeth that seem too long or too short.
- A smile that shows too much gum.
- Unsightly or leaky fillings.
- A bite that does not fit together properly.
A revolution in technology and techniques for painless cosmetic dentistry has taken place over the last decade and our patients benefit from many options that our specialists can offer:
°Invisalign: Transparent trays like mouth guards now can move teeth towards your ideal smile without those embarrassing braces and wires, dietary restrictions, and difficulties with cleaning teeth. The Invisalign process takes much shorter and is also less expensive than traditional orthodontics.
°Whitening: Celebrities have made a gleaming Hollywood smile the international standard for every aspect of life and our Zoom Teeth Whitening System can lighten up to eight shades in one hour.
°Veneers: These are thin pieces of dental porcelain that are bonded to teeth and skillfully matched to their color by a top dental lab.
°Crowns: If a tooth has had a root canal, has lost a significant amount of its structure, or is cracked or broken, a filling will not be enough, but a porcelain crown can be placed over the remaining tooth and be made to look like the adjacent teeth.
°Implants: The best option for a tooth that has been lost or needs to be extracted is an implant, which involves placing a rod of bio-friendly titanium where the root was and capping it with a crown. Implants can last 10-120 years vs. 5-10 years for brides or partial dentures.
°Bridges and Dentures: Bridges are a quick and inexpensive way to put an artificial tooth into the space where one has been lost, anchoring it to neighboring teeth or making it a removable (partial). This prevents the other teeth from naturally moving in to fill the gap, causing misalignment and leading to serious periodontal disease. Dentures can be an option when multiple teeth need to be replaced and can be made as partials, a full set, or over dentures that go over remaining teeth, with implants anchoring them.
°Bonding, Inlays, and Onlays: White bonding resin can be easily applied to repair chipped teeth, close gaps, cover discoloration, and protect worn enamel or roots. Inlays and onlays can be made of porcelain, gold, or composite resin for a biting area that has been damaged and a regular filling would not be enough.
°Gum Sculpting: If you have more gum showing when you smile than you would like, painless surgery can create the ideal smile you’ve always wanted.
For a consultation to discuss the full range of options that would fit your unique cosmetic needs, set an appointment with the specialists at Wilshire Smile Studio: 323-DENTIST (336-8478).