Top 5 Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments to Consider

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Are you considering a smile makeover? What is considered cosmetic dentistry can vary, depending on your oral health and aesthetic needs. Our dentist in Downtown San Diego offers a wide range of cosmetic dentistry treatments to enhance your best accessory: your smile!

Since every smile makeover is unique, what is a cosmetic dentistry treatment for one person might be different for the next. But when we’re working to make the biggest impact on the overall appearance of your teeth, these top 5 treatments are popular choices with our San Diego clients:

Veneers and Lumineers

Porcelain veneers in San Diego are the premium smile makeover treatment. Veneers make your teeth look perfectly straight, whiter, and fuller. We can use veneers to mask cosmetic flaws on the teeth behind them and the results are complete within just a couple of visits.

If you’re not convinced that porcelain veneers are right for you, you can also select a reversible, no-prep veneer option: Lumineers. Lumineers can be removed later on and they don’t require any adjustments to your tooth enamel before they’re bonded into place.

In either scenario, you can plan exactly what you want your smile to look like. Be sure to ask about seeing some of our before-and-after veneer makeover photos.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a safe, affordable, and non-invasive way to significantly enhance your smile. By whitening your enamel and erasing natural discoloration, your teeth appear healthier and more youthful.

Whitening is the perfect stand-alone smile makeover treatment. You can also combine it with therapies like Invisalign, bonding, or before updating your white fillings and crowns (so that everything matches.)

You’ll get the best teeth whitening results by working directly with a dentist. Since professional grade ingredients remove deep stains and discoloration, you’ll see a higher level of brightness compared to using over-the-counter products.

Gum Recontouring

Uneven gumlines or “gummy” smiles can detract from even the most gorgeous teeth. By adjusting and evening out your gumlines, we can create the perfect frame for your smile. Gum recontouring allows for fuller, even-looking tooth size from one side of your smile to the other. If you seem to have excessive gum tissues or your teeth seem too short, consider adding this treatment option to your smile makeover plan.

You can try gum recontouring on its own, or along with treatments like bonding, whitening, veneers, and more.

Composite Bonding

When you have a minor chip in your tooth, composite bonding in Downtown San Diego offers fast, drastic results. Bonding physically covers small surface flaws in teeth to erase them from your smile zone. It’s a great alternative for people who don’t need the full coverage of dental veneers. Anything from chipped enamel and small gaps between teeth to surface irregularities or uneven teeth can be addressed. The bonding material is specifically matched to your tooth so that you can’t tell where it starts or stops.

Porcelain Crowns

For teeth that are structurally weak, cracked, or severely decayed, a ceramic crown provides both optimal function as well as attractive aesthetic results. Crowns are also recommended for replacing old, large, leaky metal fillings. Since a crown covers your entire tooth, we can specify exactly how it will look. We can also place them on top of dental implants to replace missing teeth.

How Much Does Cosmetic Dentistry Cost?

At Fifth Avenue Dental Arts, we tailor your smile experience to fit your lifestyle. Your investment is one that impacts every aspect of your day-to-day life. That’s why we offer flexible financing options and payment plans. Easily budget your transformation on a monthly basis without having to wait for the smile of your dreams. Contact our office in Downtown San Diego today to reserve a consultation.