Tailored Cosmetic Dentistry in Elk Grove, CA
Few things boost your confidence like feeling good about your smile. At Laguna View Family Dental, we offer personalized cosmetic treatment that can enhance your dental appeal and help you achieve your best smile yet. Dr. Leo Townsend takes a comprehensive approach that includes wellness as well as aesthetic, helping your smile to both look and feel great!
Whether you want to touch up your smile for an event or make some long-term changes, we’re excited to help you on your path to dental improvement. Contact our office and schedule your cosmetic consultation today!
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What Can Cosmetic Dentistry Fix?
With the wide range of cosmetic treatment options available, it’s possible to enhance nearly any feature in your smile. Whether you’d like to change the shape, size, or color of your teeth, there’s a cosmetic treatment that can be tailored to meet your smile goals. Some cosmetic treatments can also improve your oral health at the same time by strengthening and protecting your teeth.
Cosmetic dentistry is capable of correcting or concealing chips, cracks, discoloration, gaps between teeth, and much more. A consultation with Dr. Townsend will help you learn how cosmetic dentistry can help you achieve your best smile yet.
Our Cosmetic Dental Options
At Laguna View Family Dental, we know that everyone’s smile is unique and requires a personalized approach, especially when improving your smile’s aesthetic. That’s why we offer a broad range of cosmetic treatments to ensure that you receive the comprehensive and effective transformation you deserve.
Our cosmetic services include:
Building a Healthy Oral Foundation
When you seek treatment to enhance your smile’s appearance, you want to know that your results will last as long as possible. That’s why we emphasize creating a healthy smile before we begin cosmetic treatment.
Dr. Townsend knows how much good oral health will affect your smile’s aesthetic. To ensure that your smile looks, feels, and functions at its best, he is careful to look for any health concerns and address them first. A healthy smile looks better overall, so promoting good oral health can make cosmetic treatment simpler. Some treatments, such as fillings and crowns, provide both restorative and cosmetic benefits at once.
If you aren’t sure what kind of help your smile needs, schedule a cosmetic consultation. Dr. Townsend will discuss your smile goals and current health and work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that meets your individual needs.
Teeth Whitening for a Radiant, Youthful Smile
If your smile seems less vibrant, professional teeth whitening could make a world of difference. Our Opalescence take-home whitening kits can eliminate even the most stubborn stains, revealing your beautiful natural enamel underneath. Best of all, you’ll be able to enjoy professional-strength whitening in the comfort of your own home!
Each kit comes with a set of custom whitening trays to ensure even results across your entire smile. A quick visit is all we need to take impressions that let us craft your trays. You can then take them home and whiten at your own pace. From quick touchups to long-term whitening, these kits offer the flexibility and versatility to fit your lifestyle.
Why Are My Teeth Stained?
Teeth naturally absorb stains over time, especially with exposure to darkly pigmented foods and drinks. Common culprits for staining include coffee, soda, red wine, spaghetti sauce, and dark berries. While brushing twice a day and getting regular dental cleanings can help, professional teeth whitening is the most effective way to keep your teeth a flattering white.
Is Professional Teeth Whitening Better?
You’ve likely seen dozens of teeth whitening products in local stores and wondered how they compare to professional whitening. While most products use a similar ingredient to professional kits, they offer a much weaker concentration. This means you’d have to use much more of it to get the same effect, which could actually be harmful to your enamel.
A professional whitening kit is specifically designed to give you high-strength teeth whitening that is comprehensive and effective. When you follow the dentist’s instructions, you can safely whiten your teeth by several shades. Plus, since you have your own custom trays, you can easily reuse the kit simply by picking up a gel refill during your routine dental visit.
Overall, while over-the-counter whitening kits and toothpaste may be good for occasional maintenance, you’ll see much better results when you invest in your smile with professional whitening.
5 Ways to Help Your Whitening Treatment Last
When you take the time to whiten your teeth, you want your whitening treatment to last. While it’s impossible to stop teeth from ever being stained, there are things you can do to help them stay whiter longer. Here are some quick tips you can use to protect your pearly whites!
- Brush your teeth twice a day (or even after every meal!)
- Limit staining substances like coffee, soda, or berries
- Drink plenty of water
- Avoid tobacco and limit alcohol
- Visit our office for routine cleanings
Porcelain Veneers for Effective Aesthetic Enhancements
If you need a more dynamic transformation, porcelain veneers customized to your smile can work wonders. Each veneer is a thin shell of porcelain crafted to fit over the front surface of your most visible teeth. Whether you’re dealing with stubborn discoloration, a chipped tooth, or something more, veneers offer a simple yet effective fix.
What Do Veneers Do?
Veneers cover your tooth’s front surface, altering the way your teeth appear when you smile. The porcelain material used to make them mimics natural enamel in its color, shine, and translucence, which allows them to blend in naturally with the rest of your smile.
Veneers are highly versatile and can be used to transform:
- Chips or cracks
- Gaps between teeth
- Severe discoloration
- Worn or misshapen teeth
- Minor misalignments
Are Veneers Right for Me?
Most adults would be good candidates for veneers. Along with considering your smile goals, the two most important factors are your overall oral health and the state of your enamel. To place the veneers, a thin layer of enamel must be reshaped so that they bond well and don’t look bulky. If your enamel is already thin, veneers may not be the healthiest choice for your teeth. Likewise, if you have gum disease or tooth decay, Dr. Townsend will recommend treatment to ensure that your veneers have a healthy foundation to help them last.
Composite Fillings For Lasting Strength and Appeal
Tooth decay can happen to anyone, even if you brush and floss diligently. Fortunately, a cavity doesn’t have to be the end of your smile’s aesthetics. With composite fillings, our dentist can fully repair your teeth while also preserving a natural look for your smile.
Benefits of a Composite Filling
Composite fillings have been in use for decades, and the composite material continues to improve and become more effective to this day. A composite filling has many positive qualities, and are:
- Effective – The composite material bonds tightly to the tooth enamel, creating a firm seal that prevents leaking and keeps decay or bacteria from returning.
- Conservative – Since composite can fit into very small spaces and is easily moldable, the dentist can save as much healthy enamel as possible when placing a filling.
- Healthy – The composite material is bio-safe, containing no harmful materials, and are both mercury-free and heavy metal-free.
- Appealing – The dentist can match the color of the filling to the surrounding enamel, helping it to blend in seamlessly.
What is Dental Bonding?
If you’re looking for a cosmetic treatment that’s low-impact on your teeth but high-impact on your smile’s appeal, consider dental bonding. This simple process uses the same composite resin as a composite filling, shaped on or over the tooth to alter and enhance its appearance.
Bonding is shade-matched to your enamel and is easy to shape into a variety of functions. Dr. Townsend can use bonding to complete a chipped tooth, conceal discoloration, make teeth appear more uniform, or fill in minor gaps within your smile. He can shape the bonding directly on your teeth, allowing him to complete your enhancement in as little as a single visit.
How Long Does Bonding Last?
Dr. Townsend uses high-quality materials and careful application to help your bonding treatment last as long as possible. With consistent care, your bonding can last upward of five or even ten years. To help your bonding last, make sure to keep your six-month dental visits so that our dentist can monitor your restoration, and ask for tips on what you can do to protect your bonding from day to day.
Porcelain Crowns Protect and Transform Teeth
If your smile needs repairs, you won’t have to worry about sacrificing your smile aesthetics to restore it to health. Porcelain crowns completely encase a tooth in a strong, protective layer, and the high-quality material looks and functions just like a natural tooth.
Each crown is custom-made to fit well, look natural, and enhance the symmetry of your smile. Dr. Townsend combines his knowledge of oral health with an artistic eye to design a crown that improves the visual and functional harmony of your smile in a single comprehensive treatment.
Reasons to Get a Crown
Crowns serve both cosmetic and restorative functions, which makes them highly useful. You may receive a crown for a variety of reasons, including:
- To restore the look and functionality of a worn or broken tooth
- To support and cover the remaining parts of a damaged tooth
- To encase parts of a broken or cracked tooth
- To protect a dental implant
- For cosmetic enhancement
Discover Your Best Smile in Elk Grove
When it comes to enhancing your smile, you want to know that your care is handled by a committed and capable dental team. At Laguna View Family Dental, Dr. Townsend and the entire team are excited to help individuals and families enjoy their healthiest, most appealing smiles through quality dental services.
Don’t wait to get the care your smile needs. Schedule your visit today!
CALL US: (916) 683-1335 REQUEST APPOINTMENT