5 Ways Cosmetic Dentistry Improves Self-Image

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry

cosmetic dentistrySanta Cruz, Scotts Valley CA

It’s hard if you’re not proud of your one-and-only smile. Feeling embarrassed of your teeth — whether they’re discolored, crooked or missing, for instance — may keep you from smiling in photos or freely laughing at someone’s jokes. This is no quality of life, and our cosmetic dentist in Santa Cruz has several treatments to address any number of your dental issues that keep you from smiling confidently and living your best life!

Let’s take a look at five ways that cosmetic dentistry can help you feel your best self:

Crooked or gapped teeth

Spacing in the mouth can sometimes cause teeth to be pushed together. In turn, the teeth twist because it’s the only way to fit. Space in the mouth can simply be too small for all the teeth to fit. On the other hand, some people have gaps between their teeth. Either one of these issues can cause a person to feel embarrassed about their smile. Our cosmetic dental team in Scotts Valley can correct these issues, eliminating any discomfort you have of being in social settings. Imagine a life in which you’re comfortable and confident in job interviews, on dates and while smiling for photos and meeting new people each day. It’s possible, and one consultation with our dentists can get you well on the way for this to become a reality!

Discolored teeth

People who are fortunate enough to have straight, healthy teeth can still have an issue with the color or shade of their teeth. Our teeth — because of foods and beverages we enjoy … and sometimes because of factors like medications — can become stained, yellow or dingy over time. Coffee, wine, tomato sauces and sodas are notorious for staining teeth. Our dental team can have your smile bright white in as little as one visit to our cosmetic dentist’s office in Los Gatos.

Broken, chipped or cracked teeth

In the same way discoloration or spacing issues can keep a person from feeling his or her best, small problems like breaks, chips or cracks in teeth can prevent someone from feeling free to smile and laugh. Injuries and accidents can cause aesthetic issues or more serious oral health hazards. Our cosmetic dentists are trained in a variety of methods, including veneers and porcelain crowns, to repair these dental issues.

Missing teeth

A lost tooth, or one that needs to be extracted, can be demoralizing to a person. It can also impact the ability to chew and enjoy certain foods. We can replace missing teeth with bridges or dental implants that are custom-made to look and function exactly like your other, natural teeth.

Signs of aging

As the saying goes: we can’t stop the hands of Time. And our smiles, unfortunately, can start to age even before our bodies. Teeth that are damaged, discolored or missing make people appear much older than they actually are. But our dentists can reverse the signs of aging, taking years off your smile and face with simple cosmetic procedures that make huge differences!


If you’re not 100 percent happy with your smile, please call our office at (831) 824-5111, or reach out to us online to schedule a consultation today. Let our cosmetic dentists at Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry give you something to smile about!