Achieve a Stunning Smile to Make Lasting Impressions
Do you hide your smile when out with loved ones? Do you often shy away from a camera or wish you could have a smile makeover? With cosmetic dentistry treatments from the office of Dr. Lavi, you can achieve the movie star smile you deserve!
Our Los Angeles County dentist proudly offers cosmetic dentistry to improve the appearance of your smile through the use of advanced dental procedures. A flawless smile gives you the ability to make lasting first impressions, which comes with many benefits, such as giving you the confidence you need to succeed and make lasting impressions. Learn what cosmetic dentistry is all about at our conveniently located Southern California dental offices.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry consists of treatments designed to enhance your smile’s appearance and give your smile a refresh. Because most of these treatments address broken or missing teeth, cosmetic procedures can double as restorative dentistry services. Dr. Lavi has helped countless patients reclaim their smiles and self-confidence with cosmetic dental treatments, and he can do the same for you.
Our Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments
You may have seen over-the-counter whitening products sold in stores for cheaper prices and easier access. However, whether they’re whitening strips or toothpaste, they aren’t nearly as effective as professional teeth whitening treatments. These commercial treatments produce uneven results that fade fast and typically result in tooth sensitivity.
With whitening treatments from our Studio City cosmetic dentist, you can remove years’ worth of stains deep in your teeth’s enamel. If your teeth are yellowed or discolored, you may benefit from this simple and affordable procedure.
Dental bonding is one of the most cost-effective cosmetic procedures that repairs cracked or chipped teeth in no time. By using composite resin to help enhance the health and beauty of your smile, Dr. Lavi can enhance and restore your smile’s image.
Thanks to skillfully placed resin designed with your smile in mind, no one will be able to notice you had cosmetic dental work done. This treatment can also be used for restorative dental issues, as chipped teeth can impact the functionality of your smile.
If minor cosmetic imperfections in your smile are holding you back in social situations, you may benefit from porcelain veneers. Also known as dental veneers, this simple cosmetic treatment can conceal cracked, stained, or misshapen teeth to give your smile a refresh.
These thin, porcelain shells are affixed to the fronts of your teeth for a flawless appearance. Dental veneers are made to withstand your daily activities, so you won’t have to worry about them coming loose or shifting while you chew or speak.
Also known as dental caps, dental crowns are used to restore and protect a tooth that’s been damaged, cracked, decayed, or that simply needs a cosmetic enhancement. Crowns are placed over your tooth to preserve its natural structure and shield it against harmful bacteria.
Dental crowns are versatile enough to be used for both cosmetic and restorative purposes, which is why they’re a feature of restorations like dental bridges and implants. Our Los Angeles cosmetic dentist will ensure your crowns match the shape, size, and color of your teeth for a natural appearance.
Dental bridges can effectively replace up to four adjacent missing teeth. Using prosthetic teeth known as pontics, dental bridges “bridge” the gap left by missing teeth to restore your smile and prevent shifting teeth.
This treatment utilizes two dental crowns on either side of the bridge to hold the restoration in place. The addition of crowns as anchors also makes for a discreet appearance, so no one will be able to tell you were ever missing teeth.
Dental implants are a restorative and cosmetic procedure that can replace a number of missing teeth. Implant restorations are one of the longest-lasting tooth replacement options available today.
Implant posts replace a tooth’s root, preventing jawbone deterioration. This common tooth loss related issue often leads to a sunken appearance, which can take a toll on your confidence. However, only patients with sufficient jawbone density and gum health can receive implants. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Lavi to learn if you’re an ideal candidate.
Frequently Asked Questions
Typically, dental insurance doesn’t cover cosmetic dentistry because it’s not a medical necessity. In some cases, your dental insurance might cover a portion of your treatment if it’s needed to restore the health and function of your teeth. This can all be discussed with your insurance provider prior to moving forward with your procedure to ensure there aren’t any surprises throughout the process.
Cosmetic dental treatment’s lifespan will vary on the type of procedure it is and the material used for it. Most cosmetic procedures can last anywhere from five to 30 years, but oftentimes you’ll need minor adjustments or replacements throughout.