Many patients feel anxious about undergoing cosmetic or restorative dental treatments because they are afraid that their smiles won’t look natural post-treatment. Our Toluca Lake cosmetic dentists completely understand these concerns, and we’re here to tell you that treatment simply isn’t one-size-fits-all in our office; we customize dental care to suit the patient’s unique smile.
Here are some of the key considerations that we keep in mind when tailoring cosmetic and restorative treatment:
1. Size of restorations
Creating a restoration that is an appropriate size for the patient’s is crucial for the appearance and the function of the post-treatment smile. If a crown or veneer is not appropriately sized it can lead to uneven dental wear and tear as well as bite damage down the road. Our team designs restorations so that they are comparable in size to the patient’s natural teeth, and, most importantly, fit in with the overall structure of the mouth.
2. Shape of tooth
Many people don’t realize that we all have naturally different dental shapes—some teeth are more angular, while other are more rounded with soft edges. When we create restorations and shape composite resin we mimic the patient’s natural dental shapes, so that the post-treatment tooth blends in seamlessly with the existing smile.
3. Dental shade
Finally, our dentist makes sure that treated teeth and restorations are shaded so that they look natural and fit in adjacent teeth. Keep in mind that if you want to lighten your natural teeth, we recommend that you do that first, before receiving your restoration or bonding. This ensures that we can match your restoration to your newly whitened enamel shade.
Every cosmetic and restorative dentistry case is different, so the best way to determine how we can improve your smile is to schedule a personal consultation with our dental team. Call our Toluca Lake dentists to get started, or use the Contact Us page on our site to submit an inquiry!