Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is a sub-discipline of dentistry that focuses on improving the aesthetic appeal of a person’s teeth, gums, and overall, smile. A cosmetic dentist has all the same training as a regular dentist, but may have extra certifications, and workshop training, that makes them experts on dental aesthetics. General dentists and cosmetic dentists perform the same procedures, but the cosmetic dentist will have a higher success rate and provide better results in procedures such as placing crowns and veneers. Cosmetic dentistry is an art!

There are four fundamental methods that a cosmetic dentist may go about improving your smile:

1. Adding dental materials to your teeth, gums, enamel or other dental structures.
2. Removing tissues or tooth structures, including: teeth, gums, etc.
3. Changing the attributes of your tooth. An example would be whitening your teeth, which neither adds nor removes dental material, but changes the properties of your teeth.
4. Aligning teeth and bite.

Visit Beverly Hills Dentistry for an appointment with the Frawleys today and get the smile of your dreams! We use our knowledge of dental anatomy to improve the appearance of your teeth so you can smile confidently, always.

Cosmetic dentistry consists of a variety of treatments that can improve oral health and the appearance of the teeth:

  • Teeth whitening: Our office provides take home and in-office teeth whitening treatments to effectively brighten your teeth. It’s true that too many teeth whitening treatments can weaken your bone structure and effect your tooth enamel. Our doctors will provide tips to keep your teeth as white as possible. We can also advance-schedule whitenings for our patients that on a regimen that will be safe for their oral health.

  • Dental bonding: Similar to veneer treatments, dental bonding is a procedure that bonds a composite resin to a tooth. The resin is shaped and polished so that it looks exactly like your natural teeth. This treatment is great for improving the shape, color, and size of teeth that don’t fit in with your natural smile profile. Dental bonding can even fill in small gaps between teeth.

  • Fillings: Cavities can painful, and without treatment, decay can weaken your teeth causing infection and permanent damage. Where a general dentist may use amalgam fillings, a cosmetic dentist may opt for composite fillings. Composite fillings are virtually unnoticeable while effectively restoring your tooth.

  • Dental crowns: A crown looks and function like natural teeth. It is essentially an artificial tooth made of a durable dental material. It is place on top of a dental implant that is attached to a patient’s jaw bone. This is one of the procedure where general and cosmetic dentists overlap. A cosmetic dentist may be able to choose a better shade, and a better tooth profile that fits in with your natural teeth.

  • Veneers: A veneer is a thin porcelain laminate that is affixed to the surface of a patient’s tooth. Veneers are great for patients that have stains that are unresponsive to teeth whitening. They can also cover the facade of a tooth, hiding minor cracks and imperfections underneath.

There are a plethora of other cosmetic procedures we specialize in, feel free to schedule an appoint to learn more about what we can do for you! Get started today on the smile of your dreams!