Cosmetic dentistry involves changes in the appearance of the teeth, gums, and bite to improve the smile’s general appearance. Dr. Dana Samet and her team at Dental Arts of South Bay offer exceptional cosmetic dentistry in Torrance, improving the teeth and bite of patients and giving them a reason to smile every day.
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Factors Influencing a Great Smile
Based on the following factors, your doctor will decide the ideal cosmetic treatment plan for you:
- Color: Ideally, your smile should be friendly, bright, and a bit translucent so that it looks natural. Additionally and more preferably, the color should match the whites in your eye or be brighter.
- Alignment: How crooked or straight are your teeth? Are any areas of your teeth overlapping? Cosmetic dentistry procedures depend on the severity of your alignment.
- Width of your smile: In some cases, patients have charming front teeth. However, their back teeth may be narrow, causing their smiles to appear narrow and not as full as they should be. Generally, an attractive smile is broad, but depends on the lips.
- Smile line: When you smile, the edges of your lip and the edges of your teeth (from front to back) should have a seamless flow.
Examples of Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
Dr. Samet offers diverse and personalized dental treatments such as:
Teeth whitening or bleaching
This procedure is the most common, necessary, and useful way to improve your smile. Teeth whitening procedure improves the color of your teeth. Your doctor will use chemicals during the procedure to fix discolored teeth, making them brighter.
During a dental bonding procedure, your dentist will apply a resin material to reshape and resize the tooth. Bonding is a cost-effective way of improving your smile without removing too much tooth structure. This procedure can be used to treat discolored, chipped, and gapped teeth.
Your dentist may bond a thin piece of porcelain (a glass-like substance, ceramic, made in the laboratory) to your teeth to change the shape, color, or contour of your smile. Veneers are commonly used cosmetic materials to treat a few or a full set of a patient’s teeth.
Patients with missing teeth can benefit from dental implant care, which involves oral surgery. Dental implants are made up of three parts: a titanium part which your surgeon fuses into your jaw bone, an abutment that your dentist will fit over the part of the implant that appears above the gum line, and a crown to make your teeth appear natural.
Things to Consider Before Cosmetic Dentistry
The experience and expertise of the practitioner
You must see examples of work on cases dating back several years. A case that is precisely the same as yours will help you know the results to expect.
Using digital technology
When performing cosmetic dentistry, your doctor has to analyze all parts of the mouth. To create a beautiful overall appearance, your dentist uses digital technology to create a smile that suits you.
Contact Dana Samet’s office to learn about other cosmetic procedures offered and schedule an appointment to enhance your smile today.