If you could change the appearance of your smile, would you?
What would you change?
Would you improve the color of your teeth? Cover aesthetic flaws like chips and enamel damage? Make your teeth longer? Straighter? Fill in gaps?
Thanks to cosmetic dentistry, you can make all of these changes and more. Call our Tustin, CA dental office today to schedule a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Keith Reber to discuss your goals and find out what the different procedures we offer can do for you.
Smart Cosmetic Procedures
Your teeth may be perfectly healthy, but if you still find yourself giving friends tight-lipped smiles or covering your mouth with your hand when you laugh, something isn’t right. Your smile is often the first thing that people notice, and it says so much about you. What do people think when they see your smile?
When you’re considering cosmetic dentistry, it’s crucial to find a dentist you can trust; one with skill, experience, and proven results. Dr. Reber has been in practice for 25 years. He takes time to meet with every patient, discuss your goals and needs, and explain what can be done with cosmetic dentistry. His exacting, meticulous nature gets proven results.
One of the procedures we offer to our patients who need help brightening their smiles and erasing discolorations is professional teeth whitening. Unlike over-the-counter whiteners, your whitening program will be customized to fit your needs, and even those with sensitive teeth can use it comfortably for the recommended time.
If your teeth have discoloration resistant to even professional teeth whitening or if you have other cosmetic flaws that need repair including chips, cracks, short or eroded teeth, widely spaced teeth, and teeth with damaged enamel, porcelain veneers might be a good option for you. Porcelain veneers are a permanent solution to all of these problems and can give you a smile that even a movie star might envy.
Some veneers require preparation of the tooth by removing a thin layer of enamel while others can be bonded directly to the surface of the tooth. We’ll discuss which option is best for you depending on your goals and the specific problem we are treating.
Placing veneers typically requires two appointments – one to prep the teeth and take impressions to send to the lab and another one once the veneers are back from the lab to bond them to the teeth.
Dental bonding is another option to repair minor cosmetic issues. Bonding can fix many of the same problems as veneers with minimal tooth preparation necessary. It can also be done in a single dental appointment.
Dr. Reber applies the composite resin bonding material to the tooth and shapes it as needed to create the desired effect. Once the resin is appropriately shaped, it’s cured using a specially designed light.
All-ceramic crowns are another cosmetic option that can fix larger aesthetic problems including severely eroded or damaged teeth. The crown fits over the shaped tooth to cover it completely and protect it. Unlike older crowns, ceramic crowns look completely realistic and don’t leave a tell-tale gray line at the gumline.
Ready to learn more about which cosmetic dentistry procedures are right for you? Call today to schedule your cosmetic consultation with Dr. Reber.