07Aug

It is very common for dental patients to develop aesthetic issues as time goes on. Now, however, thanks to advancements in the world of dentistry, cosmetic problems don’t have to plague you forever. Today, our Toluca Lake cosmetic dentists are going to be reviewing various treatment options for common cosmetic complaints. We hope that this information helps you visualize what’s possible with cosmetic dentistry!

Let’s say, for example, that you have noticed that your smile is looking dark or stained. Our dental team will guide you through your treatment options, so that you can find a solution that meets all of your needs. Professional teeth whitening, for example, is used to lighten natural dental enamel, and return it to its previous shade. There are additional treatments that cover unsightly enamel with fresh, white, and natural-looking materials like dental resin and porcelain.

You also have options if you’re looking to make your smile appear straighter. Using Invisalign, you can perfect the alignment of your natural teeth. Invisalign allows patients to meet their orthodontic goals without resorting to metal brackets or wires. Alternatively, you may choose to undergo dental bonding or porcelain veneer application, both of which can build out individual teeth so that the smile looks better aligned and seamless. When you assess your treatment options, you’ll want to consider your ideal timeline, your budget, and what type of post-treatment maintenance you’re comfortable with.

Many cosmetic dentistry patients end up combining aesthetic treatment options in order to achieve their desired results. Our Toluca Lake cosmetic dentists are here to walk you through your treatment options, so that we can ultimately build an aesthetic plan that works for you as an individual. The easiest way to get started is to call our dental team and schedule a personal consultation. You can also use the Contact Us page on our website to submit a question for our dentists. We look forward to speaking with you!

26Jun

If you are one of the many people who find the thought of dental care anxiety-producing, our Toluca Lake dentists are here to help. We offer a number of sedation options to help you take control of your oral health. Today, we are going to be talking about the ways in which sedation treatment can help you get the most out of your dental care. Keep reading to learn more!

Sedation treatment is designed to help people feel confident and calm during treatment, and to minimize discomfort.

So, the first reason that you may choose to use sedation is to overcome dental anxiety. Some people are so overwhelmed by the very idea of dental care, that they are unable to even make it to their scheduled appointments. In these situations, oral conscious sedation can help you relax before you get in the dentist’s chair.

Another reason one might use sedation is to increase the efficiency of dental treatment. This applies particularly to those patients who are undergoing complex or multi-phased treatments. Generally speaking, when a patient is sedated, the dentist is able to get more done in a shorter period of time. This is because the patient does not become fatigued or sore as quickly during treatment. So, if you are looking to achieve a smile transformation, talk to your dentist about whether sedation can help.

Finally, as you would imagine, sedation treatment reduces the amount of discomfort for the patient. Oral conscious sedation even has amnesic effects, so that you will not remember much of the treatment process once you’re all done.

Sedation dentistry has transformed the treatment experience for all kinds of dental patients. If you want to learn more about how this treatment works, you can always call our Toluca Lake sedation dentists, and schedule a personal consultation with our team. We look forward to speaking with you!

12Jun

It used to be that the only way a patient could move his or her teeth into better alignment was with metal braces. Unfortunately, this kept many people from pursuing cosmetic treatment; they simply didn’t want to bother with the hassle of conventional orthodontics.

Now, however, advancements in dental technology have made it possible for our Toluca Lake cosmetic dentists to perfect dental alignment without metal brackets and wires. Our team uses Invisalign to comfortably and discreetly perfect our patients’ smiles.

Invisalign works by outfitting the patient with a series of custom-crafted plastic mouth pieces. These aligners fit snugly over the patient’s natural teeth, providing constant and consistent pressure to the teeth. As the patient wears their aligners, their teeth begin to shift accordingly. Once the patient has had one aligner in place for two to three weeks, they will move on to the next aligner in the series.

The average treatment time for Invisalign is about a year to a year and a half. Of course, depending on your needs, your treatment time could be longer or shorter. When you come in for an Invisalign assessment, our team will make sure that your smile is healthy enough for treatment, and that Invisalign can meet your needs.

You can use Invisalign to:

  • Close gaps between teeth
  • Correct bite problems, like overbites, underbites, and crossbites
  • Straighten a crooked smile
  • Widen the smile, so that it is more attractive

Invisalign allows you to perfect your smile without suffering through or months or years with metal braces. You’ll find that using this treatment it’s simple to eat, speak, and keep your smile clean.

As always, our Toluca Lake Invisalign dentists are here to give you any additional information that you may need. Please give us a call to get started, or use the Contact Us page on our website!