Cosmetic Dentistry Los Alamitos CA
A beautiful, healthy smile is important. It makes you look good and feel good, gives you confidence, and helps your self-esteem. But sometimes you need a little help to make your smile look its best. If your smile isn't everything you want it to be, Dr. Edward Luong, your dentist in Los Alamitos, offers a variety of cosmetic dentistry services that can help.
Whether you have cracked or damaged teeth, teeth that are misshapen or have gaps, or just want a whiter, brighter smile, we can help. Cosmetic dentistry can be used to fix one or two teeth, give you a whole smile makeover, and everything in between.
Dr. Luong will meet with you to evaluate your needs and take pictures of your teeth. From there, he will help you create a customized treatment plan that addresses your concerns. We offer a full range of cosmetic services, from inlays and onlays to veneers, crowns, and bridges, even implants. Dr. Luong is committed to improving his knowledge in cosmetic dentistry to offer the best and most up-to-date treatment options to all of our patients and completed the UCLA Aesthetic Continuum in September in this ongoing effort.
Bonding and Veneers
Bonding can be used to fix a misshapen tooth, fill gaps between teeth, and treat other dental issues using a tooth-colored composite resin. It can also be used to replace old, worn out silver amalgam fillings for a natural, metal-free smile.
Veneers are thin porcelain or composite resin shells that are bonded to your teeth to give a natural-looking fit. Veneers can cover crooked teeth, gaps, teeth that are too short, cracked, or chipped. They can also improve the appearance of stained or discolored teeth and are an excellent alternative if you have teeth that don't respond well to whitening treatments. Porcelain veneers are a bigger initial investment but offer longer-lasting results.
Crowns and Bridges
A crown is a cap that fits over your natural tooth, providing strength and support to teeth that are cracked or chipped, or after a root canal to protect the tooth from breaking. They can also be used to change the appearance of your tooth if you have a tooth that is twisted, uneven, deeply stained, or too small. We use beautiful, metal-free porcelain crowns for the best balance of strength and esthetics.
If you have a missing tooth, a porcelain bridge can restore your missing tooth or teeth and give your smile a very natural appearance. Bridge restorations use healthy teeth on either side of the missing tooth to anchor supporting crowns, usually with the restoration of the missing tooth between them.
If you are missing one or more teeth, the best solution available today is a dental implant. Dental implants consist of a titanium implant embedded into your jaw bone and allowed to fuse with the bone, giving a very stable and secure foundation to attach a crown, bridge, or even special connectors for full dentures.
Improve the Appearance of Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry
If you would like a better smile, we're here to help! Contact our Los Alamitos dental office today to schedule a consultation.