By Dr. Michael A. Kezian, DDS

What Cosmetic Dentistry In Los Angeles Can Do For You!

Cosmetic Dentist In Los AngelesCosmetic dentistry is a type of dentistry that specializes in improving your smile. In the past Cosmetic Dentistry was only used to replace and restore damaged teeth. It’s incredible how cosmetic dentistry techniques and materials have evolved over time. Now, this type of dentistry covers a wide range of treatments that include Tooth Whitening, tooth bonding, tooth-colored restorations, fillings, porcelain veneers, orthodontics, dental implants and more! Selecting the right Cosmetic Dentist Los Angeles is important. It’s important to have an honest and realistic discussion with your Cosmetic Dentist Los Angeles about your cosmetic goals. It’s important to ask questions and inform yourself by researching ahead of time.

            What can Cosmetic Dentistry do for you? There are 5 major benefits to Cosmetic Dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry can correct aesthetic flaws by concealing and correct misshapen teeth, stains, chips, cracks, gaps and more. They make you look younger by correcting discoloration caused by aging. It can even enhance your career if you work in the entertainment industry as a model and actor. Having a beautiful smile allows you to be more confident and it boosts your self-confidence.

            Five types of cosmetic dentistry procedures that are used most commonly to restore and enhance are: Inlays and onlays, cosmetic bondings, dental veneers, Tooth Whitening and implants. Composite bondings are used to repair damaged, discolored and decayed teeth. Inlays and onlays are used whenever the patients tooth has moderate in a small area of the tooth – This enables us to not have to drill unnecessary tooth structure and keep as much of the original healthy tooth as possible. Porcelain material is applied to those areas with bonding to strengthen and restore the teeth. Dental veneers are made out of high grade/quality porcelain ceramic and are used to close gaps, hide chips, cracks, unsightly staining and other defects in the enamel like tooth decay and worn down edges.

Tooth Whitening is often done before major restorative treatments like inlays, onlays, crowns and dental veneers in order to brighten and whiten a patient’s. Our teeth are not by nature, perfectly white. This allows the doctor to match the permanent restoration to the new shade, getting a nice balanced look. cosmetic-dentistry-can-do-for-you-2Tooth Whitening is one of the most basic and easy cosmetic dental procedures that change a patients smile. Most people acquire from eating and drinking certain foods and beverages over the years. Even medication, age and personal habits like smoking or the way we brush our teeth and the materials we expose them to change our smile. Teeth whitening options include: At home whitening, professional whitening and laser whitening. There are also cheaper options available like tooth pastes, strips and pens available at the drug store. Good oral hygiene is essential in preserving your tooth whitening results. Brushing, flossing and mouthwash are important. Brushing your teeth or rinsing out with water after consuming foods that stain your teeth or using a stray also helps. Avoiding foods that are acidic in nature and make sure not to brush your teeth until 30 minutes after consuming acidic foods to not erode the enamel and preserve your enamel and results for longer periods of time.

If you’re thinking about improving your smile cosmetically, call Dr. Michael A. Kezian DDS and his staff at the Larchmont Dental Associates to set up a cosmetic consultation. There are many options available that will accommodate your cosmetic needs.

Larchmont Dental Associates – 581 N. Larchmont Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90004 (323) 465-2127