Cosmetic Dentistry in Santa Monica, CA
Dr. Bobak Morshed specializes in cosmetic dentistry and is highly skilled in a wide variety of cosmetic dental procedures including porcelain veneers, dental implants, composite veneers, crowns, bonding, and tooth whitening.
People choose esthetic dental procedures/surgery for various reasons-to repair a defect such as a malformed bite or crooked teeth, treat an injury, or just improve their overall appearance. Whatever the reason, the ultimate goal is to restore a beautiful smile.
Cosmetic dentistry has been described as both an art and a science due to the skill and technique required to design a functional and natural looking dental restoration that fits each patient's specific needs. Most people are familiar with professional teeth whitening, a very popular procedure that can brighten the color of your teeth by up to eight shades in a single treatment (over the counter tooth whitening products can help, but they won't deliver the same results as a professional treatment with a dentist, and may also contain abrasive ingredients).
Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
Whiter teeth may be at the top of virtually everyone's wish list, but there is more to a healthy and attractive smile than tooth color. Teeth that have been damaged by tooth decay, accidents or sports injuries, genetics, or even the natural aging process can be restored and improved through cosmetic dentistry. Other cosmetic dentistry procedures include:
- Bonding: Bonding is used to fix minor cosmetic imperfections like small chips or gaps between your teeth, as well as stains and discolorations. The material used to bond a damaged or decayed tooth is a natural looking plastic and glass mixture known as composite resin.
- Veneers: Veneers can change the size, shape, and color of a damaged tooth. A veneer is custom made from a thin layer of porcelain that is bonded directly onto the damaged tooth and is a more permanent and long term option than bonding. In some cases, a small layer of enamel may have to be removed for a smooth and natural looking finish. With good oral hygiene and regular dental care, veneers can last anywhere from five to ten years and much longer.
- Dental Implants: Implants are both cosmetic and restorative in that they replace a missing tooth from root to crown, fixing a broken smile and improving your oral health in the process.
Find a Cosmetic Dentist in Santa Monica, CA
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Contact Morshed Dentistry in Santa Monica, CA
by calling 310-393-9664 to schedule an appointment today!