SCOTTS VALLEY, SANTA CRUZ, CA
We’re all still preparing for Christmas, but you’ve probably already got your New Year’s resolutions on your mind. Most people aim to improve their health by losing weight, eating healthier, or committing to healthier lifestyle choices. For some, improving their smile may be at the top of their list! In most cases, having a healthy, beautiful smile requires committing to good oral hygiene habits, and you may need to invest in some cosmetic dentistry to revamp imperfections or address damaged teeth. So today on the blog, our Scotts Valley cosmetic dentists at Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry share five ways to reinvent your smile in 2022.
If you just need a quick fix for a couple of teeth, like concealing a gap between your front teeth or repairing a chipped tooth, dental bonding might be an excellent choice. This in-office procedure typically can be completed in one visit and looks incredibly natural. The dentist may prepare your tooth by slightly smoothing and removing a little bit of the natural tooth structure. This helps the bonding material adhere to the tooth. Then, our cosmetic dentist in Scotts Valley cures the composite bonding material and gives it a smooth finish to look just like a real tooth.
Porcelain veneers are what make Hollywood smiles. This versatile treatment can be used to conceal a multitude of imperfections and placed on one or more teeth visible when you smile. Dental porcelain is available in a variety of shades that mimic enamel and can be chosen to blend with your other teeth or a lighter shade if you desire a brighter, whiter smile. Veneers usually take two appointments set a couple of weeks apart to obtain results because a dental lab handcrafts each veneer. However, with good care and maintenance, your veneers can last for years.
Are your teeth crooked or twisted? Adults often feel too embarrassed at the idea of getting braces. Well, the good news is that you don’t have to resort to metal brackets and wires. Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry, an Invisalign provider in Scotts Valley, offers a simpler and more comfortable way to straighten your teeth. Clear aligners are practically undetectable and are removable. While you should wear your aligners for 22 hours a day, only removing them to eat, drink and brush and floss your teeth, you could take them out for special occasions or when having your photo taken. You can’t do that with braces! Many patients see results from Invisalign within 12 to 18 months, although timelines may vary, depending on your condition.
Missing teeth can make your look aged, cause your other teeth to drift, and make chewing and speaking a challenge. For years, partial dentures and bridgework were the go-to solutions to replace one or more missing teeth. However, with advancements in dentistry, many people no longer want removable prosthetics and desire a restorative option that functions like a real tooth. That’s exactly what you get with dental implants.
For patients needing work done on the majority of their teeth, a smile makeover may be the answer. Smile makeovers are unique in that they address individual smile concerns. You may need a combination of cosmetic treatments to achieve your results. The goal of a smile makeover is to enhance your entire smile, not just repair one or two teeth. The length of time to complete a smile makeover will also vary, depending on the treatments.
Cosmetic Dentists in Scotts Valley, Los Gatos, and Santa Cruz
If you’re ready to reinvent your smile for 2022, you don’t have to wait any longer! Schedule your appointment with Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry today by calling (831) 438-4411 and learn how cosmetic dentistry can give you the confidence boost you’ve been longing for.