Posted on April 9, 2021 in Cosmetic Dentistry
We all know about the importance of getting regular checkups and cleanings to promote good oral hygiene and help keep our teeth and gums healthy. But for people with stained or misshapen teeth, a healthy smile isn’t always the only thing desired. That’s where cosmetic dentistry comes in, with options for whitening, correcting the shape of teeth, or applying porcelain veneers to help you get a beautiful, confident smile.
Not all discoloration can be simply brushed away. Years of habits such as drinking coffee, tea, or smoking can lead to deep stains in the enamel that commercial products may be ineffective against. A cosmetic dentist can apply a potent hydrogen peroxide solution as part of an in-office teeth whitening treatment to lift the set-in stains causing a dim smile. We also provide kits for you to perform professional-strength teeth whitening at home if desired. In either case, you’ll benefit from the expert advice and care of Dr. Kandar.
If you’ve got excess space between your teeth that contributes to your smile appearance issues, Dr. Kandar can use bonding to fill in gaps and adjust tooth shape to give you a natural-looking and full smile. Bonding uses tooth-colored materials like resins placed directly on the tooth to shape and cover the affected tooth. Bonding can also cover discolorations from staining or fill small cavities.
The gum contouring process begins by adding or removing excess gum tissue as needed. Overall, this adds a move even look to your smile. During this procedure, Dr. Kandar can use a few different methods, including lasers to alter your smile landscape to achieve desired results. This procedure is usually only available to those with healthy teeth and gums, to ensure the smile you want.
Going one step beyond dental bonding, veneers cover a misshapen or discolored tooth with a front-facing porcelain or plastic piece that provides a natural shape and brightness to your smile. Veneers can be used to close gaps in teeth, cover up poorly shaped or crooked teeth, or to hide permanent stains.
Veneers are custom-fit for your specific needs, whether on one tooth or several, and they last longer than the materials used in dental bonding.
Cosmetic Dentistry in San Francisco, CA
No matter what your concerns about your smile, Uno Dental is here to help you get the beautiful teeth you want. As a highly experienced cosmetic dentist, Dr. Kandar is a great choice for whitening or other procedures beyond your regular checkups. To find out what your options are for correcting your unique needs, contact Uno Dental by calling our San Francisco office or filling out an online contact form today.