Learn more about the different kinds of cosmetic dentistry in Sacramento.
Have you been contemplating how you can enhance and improve the appearance of your smile? If so, you may be wondering what type of cosmetic dentistry is the right one for you. This is where our Sacramento, CA, cosmetic dentist, Dr. Jeff DiMariano, comes in. If your smile is less than perfect, don’t worry; cosmetic dentistry can help.
What is cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry refers to dental work that is performed in order to boost and even improve the look of your teeth and gums. There are a variety of cosmetic options out there to meet your needs. Here are some of the top cosmetic treatments our Sacramento dentist offers and how they could benefit you.
Unlike the over-the-counter whitening treatments, professional in-office whitening ensures that you get a smile that is several shades whiter in often just one session. Say goodbye to dull, yellowing teeth. Many people achieve the whitening results they want in just one session but if your stains are severe then it may require more than one whitening session. In about one hour we can get your smile several shades whiter.
Sometimes we have teeth that are extremely pointy or uneven. If the issue is minor then all we will have to do is shave down some of the excess enamel to improve the shape and size of the tooth. This is a very minor treatment and it doesn’t require anesthesia or numbing gel because it’s completely painless. This treatment can even be performed during your next dental cleaning.
In some instances, it is excessive gum tissue that can leave your teeth looking very small. If you are dealing with a “gummy smile” we can help by removing small amounts of gum tissue to reveal more of your teeth and to improve the look and shape of your gums.
If you have minor flaws such as chips, cracks, or discolorations these can easily be covered with the same material used to fill a tooth after a cavity. This tooth-colored resin is completely moldable, making it easy to contour and shape around the imperfection to hide it completely. This is another completely painless and non-invasive treatment option.
If you have widespread or more serious cosmetic imperfections that bonding can cover, then you may just want to turn to veneers. These thin porcelain shells are bonded to the front of one or more teeth to improve the overall color, shape, and size of your smile. It can even improve minor alignment issues and give you a straighter smile.
Are you ready to take the next step and discuss cosmetic dentistry with our dentist, Dr. DiMariano? If so, give our Sacramento, CA, dental office a call and let us know that you want to sit down and discuss your cosmetic dentistry options.