Teeth Whitening and Celebrities

paparazziWhat are some things you envy about celebrities today? Chances are one of those things is the brilliant and impressive smiles you see them show off on red carpets. Here’s a secret: those smiles didn’t come easy. All of the celebrities of today have undergone some level of dental work. If you are looking to get a smile like theirs, there is one treatment that can get you on your way.

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental treatment that works to eliminate extrinsic stains and discolorations. These are often contacted by eating and drinking highly pigmented foods and drinks, such as berries, tea, and coffee. Some lifestyle habits, such as smoking, can also affect the brightness of the smile. These pigments get into the pores of the teeth beneath the enamel, and create an unhealthy, aesthetically displeasing look.

Fortunately, our teeth whitening dentist can eliminate these stains quickly with the right treatment. For example, Zoom whitening is a simple process that takes less than an hour in the dentist’s chair. It utilizes a safe whitening gel that is activated by a special dental laser. Afterwards, patients may notice their smile is as much as eight shades brighter.

If you are interested in getting a smile matches those seen on movie sets, talk to our Los Angeles whitening expert today.

What Makes Veneers Effective

Beautiful smiling woman .Veneers are one of the most commonly requested cosmetic treatments. Our cosmetic dentist in North Hollywood can use veneers to correct many flaws, including discolorations, chips, cracks, worn enamel, gaps, misshapen teeth, enamel defects, and other common problems.

They are fairly conservative compared to other types of restorations because they only cover the fronts of teeth. The porcelain is strong and durable, and attached to the front surface of the tooth using a bonding material. This allows veneers to strengthen and enhance teeth while repairing minor damage and improving functionality. The shape, color, and overall appearance of the teeth can all be changed to improve the look of your smile.

To place veneers, a small amount of enamel must be removed. The porcelain veneers are then shaped to fit over your teeth precisely. They are about as thin as a contact lens for maximum comfort, and have a lifelike luminescence that allows light to penetrate the porcelain and bounce off the underlying layer, just like our natural dental enamel.

You can get the smile of your dreams in about three dental visits with dental veneers. Call our veneers dentist in North Hollywood today to learn more about veneers or to schedule your consultation with our team.

What Zoom Whitening Can Do

Cute smileZoom whitening, a professional teeth whitening procedure, goes beyond regular whitening capability. Thanks to its unique formula and process, Zoom can be exactly what some patients need for a brighter smile. Below is an overview of what can be achieved with Zoom whitening.

Resolves Severe Stains

Like other whitening procedures, Zoom is performed to address surface stains, which cling on to tooth enamel. With three whitening cycles per session and a combination of two peroxide bleaching agents, Zoom is better equipped to eliminate heavy discoloration. Stains caused by wine, coffee, tea, chocolate, berries, and tobacco are examples of what Zoom can either eliminate or greatly reduce.

Whitens Smiles Repeatedly

Depending on their lifestyle, patients may desire professional teeth whitening from our cosmetic dentist on a regular basis. This can cause teeth sensitivity in some patients, but Zoom is designed to work safely in these cases. Zoom sessions include the application of fluoride to the teeth, making fairly regular whitening treatments more feasible.

Clearing discoloration from teeth can be easier with Zoom whitening. During a single one-hour session, our dentist can brighten tooth enamel by as much as eight shades. You can schedule a consultation with our expert in Zoom whitening in Northridge to find out what this treatment can do for you.

How CAD/CAM Technology Works

Woman at the dentistryCAD/CAM technology stands for computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing. In dentistry, we use CAD/CAM to design and create your restorations in a single appointment. You can enjoy all the benefits of beautifully crafted inlays, onlays, and dental crowns without the inconvenience and lengthy waits typically needed for conventional crowns and similar restorations.

Porcelain CAD/CAM restorations are similar to conventionally made restorations, but they do not require dental impressions. Instead, our dentist uses a handheld tool to take a digital 3D image of the tooth. We use this image with our CAD/CAM equipment to design your new restoration to fit precise specifications so that blends beautifully with the rest of your smile in structure and color. There is no need for a temporary restoration or multiple shots. Your restoration will be designed and c reated while you wait by our custom milling unit so that it can be bonded to your prepared tooth before you leave.

This revolutionary technology makes it easier than ever to restore badly damaged or decayed teeth. Call our office today to learn more about CAD/CAM one-visit dentistry or to schedule a consultation with our San Francisco dentist.

Traditional Braces Alternatives

dental braces

Traditional braces have always been the gold standard in correcting orthodontic structure for virtually any patient. Since the beginning of orthodontic practices, professionals have developed several deviations of metal braces. One of these variations is Damon braces.

Damon braces are still similar to traditional braces in that they use brackets bonded to the teeth, and wires that are threaded through them. The main difference between the two is that the wires are self-ligating. This means that they are able to shift and tighten on their own.

Self-ligating braces allows two main important factors. First, this allows for less hardware on the brackets. They no longer need bands in order to keep the wire in place, and therefore no need for the four pointy band holders. This allows for the brackets to be much smaller, and so much less noticeable. Self-ligating wires also mean that patients spend less time in the dentist’s chair. Our orthodontist in Los Angeles can offer clear brackets made of ceramic, meaning the appliance would be that much less noticeable.

Damon braces offer even more benefits, including a faster treatment time, and less pressure and friction on the teeth. Schedule a consultation appointment at our office to learn about Damon braces and other similar appliances.

In-Office Vs. At-Home Teeth Whitening

Two women hugging and smilingTeeth whitening is possibly the most popular dental treatment, as well as one of the safest. It is used for patients who have sustained extrinsic dental stains due to highly-pigmented foods and drinks, such as berries and coffee, and bad lifestyle habits, like smoking or chewing tobacco. Patients often have a choice between at-home and in-office treatment.

Our cosmetic dentist in Orange County can supply you with a whitening kit that you can take home to use on your own. This kit will include a liquid or gel, as well as a mouth tray. You will put the whitening material into the tray, which fits perfectly around the top or bottom arch. This will need to be kept in place for the instructed amount of time. The process will need to be repeated once a day for a few days to a week.

Teeth whitening in our office is completed during just one appointment. Our teeth whitening dentist in Orange County will apply the peroxide-based liquid onto each tooth, careful to avoid the lips, gums, and other soft tissues of the mouth in order to prevent irritation. This process can result in a smile up to eight shades brighter. Patients can ensure their results last by avoiding staining substances and attending regular professional cleanings.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implantPatients who have had a tooth extracted or knocked-out have a few options available regarding replacement. Many patients choose dentures or dental bridges, which each have their benefits and may be best for the patient. Dental implants, however, are recommended most often for patients with otherwise good dental and oral health.

Dental implants offer many benefits to patients. They are beneficial in large part due to the fact that they become ingrained in the jaw. Our Orange County dentist inserts a post made of titanium into the jaw bone. This material is able to fuse with the bone tissue without causing infection or complications. This means the implant is much more stable than other tooth replacement options. This gives the patient the benefits of both stability and comfort.

Another very important benefit of dental implants regards the negative effects that occur during tooth loss. These negative effects include the movement of the adjacent teeth, which can necessitate orthodontic work, and jaw bone loss, which can affect facial structure. Dental implants not only stop these issues from occurring, but reverse them, as well.

For more information about the dental implant benefits, talk to our dental implant dentist in Orange County today.