Cosmetic Dentistry in Temecula, CA
Dr. Reza, Dr. Papworth, Dr. Olivotto and their talented staff take great lengths to make every cosmetic dental restoration look natural. Whether it is a full smile makeover or a single filling, your cosmetic dental work should look genuine. With modern aesthetic materials and with considerable artistic abilities your cosmetic dentistry will blend beauty, form and function for an attractive smile. Elevate Dental's team will work closely with you to establish the right treatment for you.
Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry
You might think cosmetic dentistry is just for show, but it has a number of functional benefits, as well. In addition to restoring the beauty of your smile and giving you a confidence boost, cosmetic procedures can help to prevent further damage due to tooth decay, cracks, chips, and tooth loss.
When imperfections like cracks, chips, and cavities are properly treated, it helps to prevent further breakage and decay, preserving remaining natural tooth. Restorations following tooth loss not only fill a gap to preserve the appearance of your smile; they ensure other teeth won’t lean into the gap, disrupting bite patterns. At Elevate Dental, we’re happy to address your cosmetic concerns and prevent further damage in the process.
Modern dental materials are strong and esthetic and free of the metal needed in the past to strengthen dental restorations. Previous porcelain crowns used a reinforcing metal core that produced dark shadows at the gum line. Similarly, amalgam (silver) fillings darken with age and cast a grey tone within the tooth. Those shortcomings can now be eliminated and Dr. Reza, Dr. Papworth and Dr. Olivotto are all supremely experienced in metal free restorations.
Crowns may be necessary if a tooth is either broken, very severely decayed or naturally blemished. New technology has advanced the durability of an all porcelain crown so metal is no longer needed to make it strong. In many cases an all porcelain crown is the best esthetic solution to re-create a natural, lifelike tooth and a spectacular smile.
Porcelain onlays are a desirable, conservative restoration for teeth that are moderately broken down. A porcelain onlay is fitted precisely onto the affected site and bonded or cemented to significantly strengthen its integrity. Onlays can be made entirely of porcelain to blend beautifully with the existing enamel.
Tooth Colored Fillings
Decay that is not too invasive can be treated with a tooth colored filling called a composite. These composite fillings are bonded to the tooth giving it additional strength. They are available in a variety of tooth colored shades to make them practically indistinguishable from the natural tooth. Composite fillings are a great alternative to the traditional silver fillings.
Veneers are small, wafer-thin sheets of porcelain custom made to fit over the front of teeth. They are masterfully crafted to change the shape and size of teeth for a more pleasing alignment. Veneers can also transform a smile by hiding unsightly blemishes and discolorations. An almost infinite range of white shades can brighten teeth for a more exciting smile.
Teeth whitening is a very safe procedure to improve the appearance of teeth. It is commonly referred to as bleaching yet the materials used are not bleach. The whitening solution is a formula specifically designed to safely whiten teeth. Discoloration either from stains or from the natural aging process can be removed. Teeth whitening is an easy way to rejuvenate the brightness of your smile.