Oral health and aesthetics go hand-in-hand, as both of them are equally important. Having a great smile but poor oral health, or vice versa, isn't good enough. This is why an entire branch of dentistry is dedicated to improving the appearance of one's smile. Cosmetic dentistry includes several treatment procedures that are mainly intended to improve the aesthetics of the smile. Some of them include dental crowns, veneers, bridges, implants, teeth whitening, composite bonding, tooth-colored fillings, inlays, onlays, gum contouring, etc.
Veneers are thin ceramic restorations used to cover the frontal surface of a tooth that is either cracked, chipped, worn out, or badly stained. Since the veneer is tooth-colored, it does the perfect job of staying under disguise, and anyone who looks at your smile wouldn't be able to distinguish between the veneer and the adjoining teeth.
Crowns and Bridges
A dental crown is a thin-walled porcelain cap used to cover the entire surface of a tooth. It is used to restore teeth that are weak, worn out, chipped, or broken. Also, they act as a tooth replacement when coupled with an implant stud. A bridge is a prosthetic tooth used to restore a missing one. It is coupled with crowns on either side to give the prosthetic tooth the necessary anchorage. Since it is made from tooth-colored ceramic material, it isn't easily distinguishable.
Discoloration of the teeth is a common concern among individuals of all ages. The most common causes of teeth staining are the consumption of colored foods and improper oral cleaning. The teeth can be brought back to their ideal color using teeth whitening procedures such as in-office, custom-tray, and laser teeth whitening. As an advanced procedure, we offer KoR teeth whitening as well.
An implant is a titanium stud that's combined with a ceramic crown and acts as a replacement tooth. It is considered one of the best options to replace an extracted tooth as it restores both the tooth root as well as the crown. With the addition of durability and excellent strength, they last many years and improve the functionality of the mouth as well.
Fillings, Inlays, and Onlays
Cavities are the most commonly experienced oral issue. They are caused due to the accumulated plaque and tartar that release acidic substances capable of eroding the enamel. Tooth-colored composite fillings are the best and simplest option to restore a cavity-infected tooth. Inlays, the custom-fabricated fillings can also be used for the purpose. Onlays are used to restore the cusp (the biting surface) of severely worn out teeth.
Please schedule an appointment online or call us at (503) 574-4000 to have a consultation with Dr. Sepehri, and we will be happy to help.