Cosmetic dentistry may be one of the first things that comes to mind when you think about going to the dentist, even if you don’t know it by the specific “cosmetic” name. As the adjective implies, cosmetic dentistry can be used to label any type of dental treatment that improves the look of your smile. While this often evokes treatments like teeth whitening, some cosmetic treatments can significantly enhance your smile and your oral health.
If you are looking to improve your smile or find a solution for some of your oral health problems, come see the team at Mark Kramer, DDS in Tustin, California. Dr. Kramer and his team are proud of their patient-centric focus and the exceptional results their patients see. In this blog, Dr. Kramer discusses his cosmetic dentistry services
Veneers are tooth-shaped and -colored coverings that hide imperfections of your current teeth. These porcelain shells are bonded to your current teeth and require no extra care – you can eat, drink, and brush the same way as you would with normal teeth. Veneers are very adaptable and can be used for a variety of concerns, including:
Dr. Kramer uses porcelain veneers as opposed to resin because, although more expensive, they are longer-lasting and stronger.
There’s more to dentures than the classic pair that your grandma always seemed to misplace. Partial and complete dentures can be made. Partial dentures replace a certain amount of teeth and are attached to current healthy teeth. Complete dentures replace a full arch of teeth and are attached via suction or adhesive. Beyond improving your smile by filling the gaps left by missing teeth, dentures also make it easier to speak and chew.
If you want the gold standard in tooth replacement, look no further than dental implants. During implant placement, Dr. Kramer drills a hole into your jawbone, where he then places the post of the implant. As your jaw heals, it fuses with the implant, providing strength and stability similar to that of a natural tooth. Implants offer the best of both worlds because they significantly improve your smile while also preserving your oral and jaw health. Implants also support the teeth around them as natural teeth would.
Dr. Kramer uses TeethXpress to replace a full arch of teeth in a single appointment. During the procedure, he places multiple implants that will support a custom-made prosthetic. The end result is a new set of teeth that work, feel, and look like natural teeth.
Smile makeovers are treatments that combine multiple cosmetic treatments into one procedure instead of treating them one after another. Although many treatment options are available, Dr. Kramer most commonly combines teeth whitening and veneers for a smile makeover. As you might imagine, this combination can both correct tooth issues and give you a uniformly white smile.
To learn more about our cosmetic services and what may be right for you, book an appointment online or over the phone with Mark Kramer, DDS today.