Why Does Cosmetic Dentistry Matter to Every Practice?

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry

importance of cosmetic dentistrySANTA CRUZ, SCOTTS VALLEY CA

Our smile is one of the first things people notice about us. Think of all the areas in your life in which your smile plays a role: family gatherings, social outings, job interviews and your romantic life, just to name a few. Our smiles can convey our feelings and reactions to the moments we’re a part of and to people we encounter.

Any time our smiles become tainted by years of wear and tear, leading to stained, damaged or misaligned teeth, we tend to turn inward and become self-conscious about it, seeking ways to hide that deteriorating smile when we take photos or interact with others in-person.

This is the reason cosmetic dentistry is so valuable. It helps to not just restore an ailing smile, but also one’s quality of life. Your cosmetic dental professionals in Scotts Valley offer exceptional results in rejuvenating smiles for patients of all ages. Today on the blog, we discuss the range of solutions that the advancements in cosmetic dentistry make available to people everywhere that need a true smile makeover.

  1. Teeth whitening. Professional teeth whitening is quick, easy and effective. Years of stains from color-heavy foods like tomato sauce and beverages like wine and coffee can be brushed away easily, usually in under two hours. Whiter teeth can make an instant and dramatic difference in your smile. At Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry, we offer the Zoom! Whitening system, which can be administered in the office or in pre-filled trays you can use at home.
  2. Alignment. Very few people are born with a perfect smile. Crooked, misaligned or crowded teeth are not uncommon. Traditional metal braces or clear aligner therapy, like Invisalign, can straighten teeth usually in under two years, restoring or even improving upon the stellar smile you once had.
  3. Dental veneers and crowns. Dental veneers are wafer-thin porcelain “shells” cosmetic dentists color-match to surrounding teeth. The shells adhere to an affected tooth’s surface, covering cracks, chips, gaps or other issues. Crowns also cover cracks, but also cover the entire tooth instead of just the surface. They’re usually used on the larger back teeth.
  4. Dental implants. Millions of Americans live with at least one missing permanent tooth. Are you one of them? If so, a dental implant represents the ideal method of tooth replacement. A dental implant looks, feels and functions like the real thing more than any other type of replacement tooth, to the point that most people would never know the difference. In this procedure, a titanium post is inserted into your jaw and fuses with the bone, serving as a virtually permanent tooth “root.” An abutment connects a crown to the titanium post to complete the process.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Scotts Valley and Los Gatos in California

Your smile is a huge part of your confidence. Just because you’ve lost that smile, doesn’t mean it’s lost forever. At Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry, our dedicated team has the expertise to help you to regain everything you may have thought you’d lost. To learn more about our range of services in cosmetic dentistry, call our office today at (831) 438-4411 or visit us online to schedule a consultation.