What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry, a significant component of our San Diego practice, takes general dentistry several steps further by focusing on the function and form, as well as the aesthetics of your smile. In short, it’s an effective way of keeping your teeth performing optimally while looking terrific. The advancement of new materials and state of the art techniques give us the ability to correct common dental problems such as teeth stains, gaps, chips, missing teeth, and other imperfections while giving you the smile of your dreams. Cosmetic dentistry is its own dental field, and therefore requires more training and expertise for dentists. Dr. Bradley A. Ross has undergone numerous hours of additional educational and hands-on courses in cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Ross’s expertise allows him to combine science and artistry to restore function and beauty to your teeth, and give you the smile that will light up a room!
Porcelain Dental Veneers
Porcelain dental veneers are durable ceramic shells that can correct the appearance of a number of dental issues, including gaps, chips, misalignment, and stains on the teeth. These treatments are some of the most effective and popular in the field of cosmetic dentistry, and can dramatically improve your smile with results that can last for decades.
A porcelain crown is one of the strongest and most visually pleasing solutions to saving a tooth that can’t be helped with a filling. These durable treatments are designed to fit your tooth as comfortably as possible, giving off the appearance of a natural tooth while simultaneously protecting the underlying tooth from decay. Dental crowns fit over the entire tooth for total protection and aesthetic beauty. In fact, porcelain crowns look and feel so natural, no one has to know you even have one unless you tell them!
For mild chips, cracks, and discoloration in the teeth, dental bonding can provide an effective alternative to porcelain veneers. The bonding material is affixed onto the surface of your teeth and can cover an array of imperfections for a healthier appearance to the teeth. Dental bonding can be performed in one quick office visit.
With procedures like Opalescence® and Zoom® teeth whitening, we can lighten your teeth eight shades or more in just one quick office visit. Our practice also offers at-home teeth whitening kits that are proven effective at giving you a brighter, whiter, healthier-looking smile.
At Mission Trails Dentistry, we can design a brand new smile for you that addresses a number of issues with your teeth. We offer a comprehensive smile design process that begins with giving you the best idea of what we can do to improve your smile before you even have the procedure.
Please contact Mission Trails Dentistry to schedule an appointment for any of our effective cosmetic dentistry options.