Your smile plays an important role in your self-esteem. When it's dull or damaged, it's hard to feel confident when you look at yourself in the mirror. Thanks to a variety of innovative cosmetic dentistry treatments, you don't have to live with a smile that doesn't reflect the true you. Our San Diego, CA, cosmetic dentists - Dr. Connie Pierce, Dr. Brandon Pierce and Dr. Jennifer Pierce - discuss a few treatments that will transform your smile.
Bonding changes the shape of teeth, repairs damaged areas and covers imperfections with composite resin, a flexible material that becomes as tough as tooth enamel when it hardens. Bonding is very effective and is one of the least expensive types of cosmetic dental procedures.
Veneers hide common tooth problems under a thin layer of porcelain. The tooth-shaped shells provide coverage for chips, bumps, cracks and discolorations that affect the front of your teeth. They're also used to conceal crooked or oddly shaped teeth, lengthen teeth or cover space between teeth. Would you like to brighten your smile? Stain-resistant veneers offer a long-lasting alternative to teeth whitening.
Crowns and bridges
Crowns just may be the most versatile type of dental restoration available in San Diego. Also called "caps," these hollow restorations fit over teeth that have been reduced in size. Crowns prevent fragile teeth from breaking and also restore teeth that have already broken. They lengthen teeth that are too short to be restored with bonding or veneers, change the shape of teeth and conceal imperfections. Crowns are also joined together to form bridges, restorations that replace one or more missing teeth.
Dental implants replace your entire tooth from the root to the crown. The titanium implants fuse to your jawbone, providing a stable foundation for dental crowns. Implants are often recommended to replace a single missing tooth, but can also be used to restore an entire arch of teeth. Implant-supported dentures not only feel more comfortable than removable dentures, but also don't affect your biting power the way that dentures do.
Why not improve your smile with one of these cosmetic dentistry treatments? Call our San Diego, CA, cosmetic dentists - Drs. Connie, Brandon or Jennifer Pierce - at (858) 484-3300 to schedule your appointment.