A white and gleaming smile projects an air of confidence and can be a very important part of making a good first impression. Cosmetic imperfections, like dental staining, chips, mismatched fillings or discolored tooth enamel, can often be remedied by the cosmetic dental options offered at Chino Hills Family Dentistry.
The specific imperfections you need addressed and their severity will dictate the treatment Dr. Alexander Santos recommends.
Chronic dental staining problems can often be improved with a professional bleaching treatment. With your white smile fully restored, Dr. Alexander Santos can then help you identify the causes of the staining in your life. You might also want to try using a whitening toothpaste or whitening strips to maintain your smile’s bright, white luster.
For a smile that is suffering from multiple imperfections, your dentist might recommend dental veneers. These porcelain shells are custom crafted in a dental lab out of porcelain that will fit over the faces of the teeth in your smile. Once they are installed, they will look exactly like natural tooth enamel.
The porcelain material is not as receptive to stains as natural tooth enamel, making it easy to maintain your white smile going forward.
If it is only a matter of one or two teeth being marred by chips or visible old fillings, your dentist might recommend replacing the entire tooth enamel layer with a porcelain dental crown.
If you live in the Chino Hills, California, area and you are struggling with an unappealing smile, you should call 909-342-7945 to explore the cosmetic dental options available at Chino Hills Family Dentistry.