Beautiful Smiles by Leading Santa Clarita Cosmetic Dentist
Preventive care is designed to establish optimum dental health. Our goal is to educate and inspire our patients to uptake an active role in their dental health. With maintenance of good oral hygiene, the chances of having plaque retention, tooth decay, tooth loss or periodontal disease can be eliminated.
Some patients require the help of the dental professional to restore their unhealthy gums. Scaling and root planning is a non-surgical treatment carried out to eliminate gum disease made by bacterial infections that cause bone loss and the loss of teeth over time. Properly treated conditions eliminate the need for gum surgery. Scaling and root planning encourages tissue preservation and regeneration. An adjunct to this treatment is sub-gingival irrigation and Arrestin®, a local delivery medicament which assists your body in restoring healthy gum tissue.
This procedure is carried out either at the office or at your leisure via custom fabricated trays designed to fit your teeth. It can allow for fast predictable results. It is a safe effective mechanism to brighten your teeth even with tetracycline staining. Zoom! Whitening has proven to bring your smile up to eight shades whiter.
A smile makeover is a comprehensive step-by-step treatment using minimally invasive dentistry that is designed to address all of your cosmetic concerns. Factoring in the physical elements to a smile and making the proper adjustments can give you an esthetically pleasing smile. The aligning of crowded, spaced out teeth, reducing gummy smile, widening a narrow smile, changing the length or shape of teeth, and tooth replacement can have a drastic influence on a patient’s all around beauty. Recontouring or reshaping the appearance of one’s teeth and gum tissue is another possible esthetic adjustment. By making a well-designed treatment plan to suit each individual we can create a unique smile to meet your expectations.
A simple minimally invasive procedure used to correct malposed, chipped, stained or unaesthetic teeth, which will deliver dramatic results. Form fitted extremely thin porcelain covers are cemented directly onto the tooth’s surface and offer a conservative alternative to crowns. It delivers highly esthetic results in the anterior and posterior regions of the mouth. This cosmetic procedure can maintain its brilliance and strength for a long time and is key in delivering a smile makeover for the individual.
A restorative as well as a cosmetic procedure used for compromised teeth due to severe decay or fractures, as well as for esthetic purposes. An all ceramic zirconia crown placed creates elegant teeth designed to imitate your natural teeth in function. Crowns may also be used to correct malocclused teeth which can have great hygienic benefits. Malocclusion may affect your gum health creating a niche for plaque tarter retention which leads to mouth odor. Properly positioned teeth are easier to brush and floss and can lead to a healthier gum appearance.
Inlays and onlays are used when large, defective fillings or tooth fractures need to be fixed. Inlays and onlays are made of porcelain and cover the grooves of the teeth. The difference between an inlay and onlay is that an onlay covers one of more cusp or corner of the tooth as opposed to the smaller inlay. Also used to replace large silver fillings, they can strengthen the tooth by acting as a core or backbone to the tooth, hence maintaining tooth integrity. The onlays and inlays differ from composites since they are harder and more durable than a composite filling and do not stain over time. They are cemented to the tooth’s surface, creating a watertight seal. As opposed to crowns, onlays and inlays are a conservative option, saving more of your natural tooth structure.
It is a highly esthetic procedure to fix cavities as well as chips and fractures to the tooth structure. The composite material is applied directly to the tooth’s surface and hardened to achieve strength and superb esthetic effect. Customized to match your tooth’s color and shape, it bonds to the tooth structure and is a better alternative to the “old” silver fillings. With composite restorations you attain stronger fillings and avoid tooth fractures and the unaesthetic look commonly associated with silver fillings.
A clear alternative to braces, Invisalign is a treatment designed to substitute traditional metal braces. This system is a virtually invisible solution for malposed teeth; it uses clear, removable customizable aligning trays to align teeth gradually. A series of aligning trays are worn by the patient while offering the advantage of removing and replacing them at will. It is common for patients undergoing orthodontic treatment with Invisalign to go unnoticed by their friends and family. Invisalign users achieve a brilliant smile.
Implants can restore your missing teeth in all areas of the mouth. Implants are a titanium post that serves as an artificial root for crown placement. Placement of implants can have many positive effects such as stimulating healthy bone regeneration and preserving and enhancing the surrounding bone and gum tissue. Implants may also be used in conjunction with dentures for better retention of the dentures and their overall function.
An alternative to tooth extraction, root canal has an extremely high success rate in providing the patient with an opportunity to retain their teeth. Through removal of the affected nerve tissue and subsequently sealing it the tooth is saved. The patient is therefore able to keep his/her teeth and maintain proper function.
Crown lengthening is used to establish harmony and balance to the esthetic zone of the mouth as well as facilitating the placement of crowns or restorations. It involves removal of an indicated amount of bone to create a natural and healthy periodontium. Gingivectomy is a procedure used to correct and balance esthetic zone tissue as well as restoring one’s teeth.
Suggested for those who are suffering from lack of proper function, pain upon chewing, malocclusion, and worsening facial esthetics. This treatment acts to recreate a proper relationship between gums, bones, muscles, and the teeth. Lacking a proper bite can lead to impaired chewing, wearing down of the teeth, soreness of the jaw and neck area, along with migraines. In rehabilitating the mouth, the patient can find relief with improved function and better oral health.
A detachable dental prosthesis used for the replacement of the certain missing teeth. These plastic dentures are custom made to your natural gum color and can be made of solid construction or of that of a semi-flexible design for more comfort. Precision attachment partial dentures incorporate a locking mechanism, allowing the denture to hold in place securely and provide better support for the denture.
This treatment involves delivering to the patient a dental prosthesis to replace the missing teeth, soft tissue, and bone structure. Candidates have either lost all their teeth, or are in the process of losing them. Complete dentures can be custom made to fit a single arch or both arches of the mouth. Complete dentures by themselves can lead to progressive bone loss, hence the loss of retention over time. To provide solid support for dentures, implants are recommended to stimulate the surrounding bone, and provide patient comfort.
We use fiber optic surgical headpieces, which provide great visibility and minimal discomfort to the patient. Third molars can cause you to lose adjacent teeth since they can be unhygienic, which can cause gum disease, tooth decay, or malocclusion. Their removal can create a healthier mouth with less attention to their existence.
If you are looking for Cosmetic Dentistry in Santa Clarita, our skilled and caring Dental team can help! On our site you’ll find information about some of our most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures such as Invisalign (clear braces), Porcelain Veneers (for a more beautiful smile), Teeth Whitening (for a whiter brighter smile) and Dental Implants for missing teeth.