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People are often unhappy with the way their teeth look. But, they are too scared to get cosmetic treatment.

Their ultimate question is: “Is cosmetic dentistry even safe?”

Well, if you are unhappy with your smile and think that it makes you feel self-conscious then considering cosmetic dentistry might not be such a bad idea.

The term “cosmetic dentistry” itself includes a long list of procedures that can correct several dental conditions and give you a smile that you can be happy with.

How safe are the cosmetic procedures?

As common with any type of medical procedure, people have a lot of questions and concerns about cosmetic dental procedures. A large number of these questions are associated with the safety of these treatments.

So, if you have any concerns about the safety of these procedures and are worried about the risks that are involved in them, you can rest easy knowing that there are almost no risks involved with these procedures.

Common Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

There are a large variety of cosmetic dental procedures that have been performed by dentists for the past few decades. All of these procedures have their own risks involved but none of these risks can be considered major enough that you cannot get the procedure done on your teeth.

With that being said, here we will talk about the most common cosmetic dental procedures that are being performed in San Diego and examine the common risks that are associated with them;

Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that is performed to remove the stains from the teeth and make them look whiter and more appealing. The great thing about the teeth whitening treatment is that you can get this treatment done at a dentist’s office as well as at your home with the help of a bespoke kit.

Risks Involved with Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is normally considered a safe and simple procedure and it has no risks. However, there is a chance that your gums can be allergic to the chemicals that are used in teeth whitening which can cause some irritation and teeth sensitivity.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns or caps are another common cosmetic dental treatment. This treatment involves the usage of a fixed device that is used to cover up and protect a damaged or decayed tooth or a dental implant. It is a tooth-shaped cap that can be made using a wide range of materials like metal and porcelain just to name a few.

Risks Involved with Dental Crowns

Similar to teeth whitening, dental crowns can also cause an allergic reaction if they are made applied to sensitive teeth. The crowns can also get chipped or break if they are made using a light material like porcelain.


Dental veneers are thin coverings that are applied to the teeth to improve their appearance. These are an ideal tool for covering up your cracked, discolored, or misshapen teeth with ease. Veneers are also very durable as they can last from 10 to 15 years if they are properly maintained.

Risks Involved with Dental Veneers

Dental veneers can cause an allergic reaction depending on the material used. They can also break or fall off which can cause tooth staining and infections.

All these risks can be avoided if your dentist is experienced, and uses hygienic equipment.

And, if you cannot find the safest and cleanest place for cosmetic treatments in San Diego, you can always contact us!

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