Cosmetic Dentistry in San Diego, CA
Achieve Your Dream Smile With Personalized Cosmetic Treatments
Cosmetic dentistry has become increasingly popular in recent years as more and more people seek to enhance the appearance of their teeth and achieve a brighter, more confident smile. Whether you’re looking to straighten crooked teeth, whiten stained teeth, or improve your overall smile, our San Diego cosmetic dentist Dr. Sabine Purps has the solutions for you! The team at Fine Dentistry of San Diego has helped patients in Chula Vista, Lincoln Heights, and Mission Hills achieve beautiful smiles.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry improves the appearance of a person’s teeth, gums, and smile. While traditional dentistry is primarily focused on preventing and treating dental problems that affect the health and function of the teeth and gums, cosmetic dentistry is concerned with enhancing the aesthetic appeal of the teeth and smile.
Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry offers a range of benefits, including:
- Improved Appearance: Cosmetic dentistry can enhance the appearance of the teeth, gums, and overall smile. This can boost self-confidence and improve social interactions.
- Enhanced Oral Health: Some cosmetic dental procedures can also improve oral health by correcting bite issues, repairing damaged teeth, and reducing the risk of gum disease.
- Increased Functionality: Procedures such as dental implants or bridges can improve the functionality of the teeth, making it easier to eat and speak properly.
- Long-Lasting Results: Many cosmetic dental treatments provide long-lasting results that can improve the appearance of the teeth and smile for years to come.
- Customized Treatment: Cosmetic dentistry offers a personalized approach to treatment, with options that can be tailored to an individual’s specific needs and goals.
- Comfortable Procedures: Advances in dental technology and techniques have made many cosmetic dental procedures more comfortable and less invasive than in the past.
Our Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments
Porcelain Fixed Bridges
Porcelain-fixed bridges replace one or more missing teeth. They are permanently attached to the neighboring teeth and are made of porcelain to match the natural color of the surrounding teeth.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are custom-made to fit over the front surface of a tooth. They can improve the appearance of teeth that are discolored, misshapen, chipped, or slightly crooked.
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure that uses a bleaching agent to lighten the color of the teeth. It can help to remove stains caused by aging, tobacco, and certain foods or beverages, resulting in a brighter, more youthful-looking smile.
Invisalign® is a type of clear aligner system that is used to straighten crooked teeth and correct bite issues. The aligners are made of clear plastic and are custom-fit to the patient’s teeth, making them nearly invisible when worn.
Smile analyses evaluate a patient’s smile and identify areas that can be improved. It involves examining the teeth, gums, and facial features to develop a customized treatment plan that will enhance the overall appearance of the smile.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is cosmetic dentistry harmful to your teeth?
Cosmetic dentistry procedures, when done correctly by a qualified and experienced dentist, are not bad for your teeth. Some cosmetic dentistry procedures can even improve the health of your teeth and gums, such as teeth whitening or orthodontic treatments.
Can cosmetic dentistry straighten teeth?
Yes, cosmetic dentistry can straighten teeth. Orthodontic treatments like Invisalign can effectively straighten teeth and correct bite issues. Other cosmetic procedures, such as dental veneers or bonding, can also improve the appearance of crooked or misaligned teeth.
Does insurance cover cosmetic dentistry?
Most dental insurance plans do not cover cosmetic dentistry procedures because they are considered elective or cosmetic. Some cosmetic dental procedures may be partially or fully covered if they also serve a functional purpose, such as orthodontic treatment to correct bite issues. It is best to check with your dental insurance provider to understand the specifics of your coverage.
What is the best procedure for perfect teeth?
The best procedure for achieving perfect teeth varies depending on an individual’s dental needs and goals. For example, if someone has crooked teeth, clear aligners might be the best option. Consult with a qualified cosmetic dentist to determine the most effective treatment plan.
A Stunning Smile is One Consultation Away
If you’re interested in improving the appearance of your teeth and smile, schedule a consultation with our skilled San Diego cosmetic dentist. Dr. Purps will evaluate your oral health and develop a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.
Don’t wait any longer to get the beautiful, healthy smile you deserve. Call our office at (619) 295-6500 or fill out our online contact form.