SCOTTS VALLEY, SANTA CRUZ, CA
If you’re thinking about upgrading your smile, cosmetic dentistry is an excellent choice. Whether you want to brighten your smile or need a complete smile makeover to address multiple aesthetic concerns, our Scotts Valley cosmetic dentists can help. But you may not know where to start or how to go about choosing the best treatments for you. Today on the blog, Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry shares treatments that our cosmetic dentists near Santa Cruz provide.
Professional Teeth Whitening
Everyone’s teeth stain, although good oral hygiene practices and routine dental cleanings can help decrease the severity of those stains. However, if you drink a lot of coffee, soda, or wine or eat other staining foods such as dark-colored fruits, you’re more likely to experience dingy or discolored teeth. At Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry, we offer Zoom! teeth whitening and Sinsational Smile, both of which use professional-strength whitening agents that provide dramatic results with reduced risk of tooth sensitivity. With a little upfront investment, you’ll experience far better results from professional teeth whitening compared to store-bought products, which are usually ineffective for most individuals.
If you prefer a more permanent option to whiter teeth or have teeth that have aesthetic issues, veneers may be right for you. Veneers are thin custom-made shells that fit over the front surface of your teeth, concealing common concerns like teeth that are chipped, slightly crooked, overlapping, uneven, misshapen or have an unwanted gap. The best part about veneers is that they won’t stain and may last a decade or longer. Plus, veneers are the quickest way to a new and improved smile.
Gum recontouring is ideal if your gums cover too much of your teeth, creating the appearance of a “gummy smile” that makes teeth look short or unevenly sized. In these instances, you may not need your teeth altered with restorations. Instead, the dentist uses a precise laser to gently remove excess gum tissue, cauterizing the tissue as it works to minimize bleeding and infection risk and complete the process with minimal, if any, downtime. In some cases, your Los Gatos cosmetic dentist may pair laser gum recontouring with porcelain veneers for the best results.
If you have multiple teeth that need work or most of your teeth are a concern for you, a smile design is the first place to start. Smile designs address every aesthetic concern with your smile, providing a solution for everything you want to improve when it comes to your teeth. This customized plan considers the state of your oral health, your time commitment to treatment, as well as your budget.
How long does it take to undergo cosmetic dentistry?
This is a popular question, and the answer is that it depends on your unique smile needs and the treatments you choose. Some options may have you smiling confidently after a single visit, others may take a few weeks, and in some cases, it may take several months or longer to achieve your results. But the wait is well worth it! The best way to reach your results the quickest is to get started right away by taking the first step, which is to schedule a consultation.
Cosmetic Dentists in Scotts Valley, Los Gatos and Santa Cruz, California
Cosmetic dentistry can be life changing, especially for adults that have lived with an embarrassing smile most of their lives. It’s never too late and the best time to start is now. Schedule your consultation by calling (831) 438-4411 today.