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Brighten your Smile
Cosmetic dentists with advanced training from the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies specialize in quality craftsmanship and functional designs. Function simply means that your teeth fit together in a way that promotes overall balance and stability. An advanced cosmetic dentist in Long Beach, such as Dr. Tang, will protect your investment by ensuring that your mouth is structurally sound.
A Variety of Choices
We offer a wide range of cosmetic dental services that provide for patients with different styles and goals. If you want to brighten your teeth and refresh your look, Dr. Tang may recommend professional teeth whitening. To overhaul your image and give you the smile of your dreams quickly and safely, Dr. Tang provides porcelain veneers and custom smile makeovers.
Why Cosmetic Dentistry?
Are you tired of being self-conscious about your smile? If you’re like many people in your position, you find yourself smiling with your mouth closed and even covering it with your hand when speaking and laughing with other people. If this sounds like you, you’re undoubtedly tired of not being comfortable enough to relax in social and professional situations. Fortunately. there are a number of cosmetic dentistry options designed to make your smile shine. Many people have significantly improved their appearance by having cosmetic dentistry performed.
Different types of cosmetic dentistry procedures exist for various types of issues. The most popular types of cosmetic dentistry include the following examples.
Whitening. Some people simply need to give their smile a boost, and whitening is a quick and inexpensive way to make this happen.
Bonding. Also designed to whiten and brighten the smile, bonding is a process that involves the application of tooth-colored composite resin on the surface of the teeth.
Crowns. These are used to cover teeth that are chipped, highly decayed, or otherwise damaged.
Dental Contouring. This procedure removes or modifies tooth enamel for the purpose of improving the appearance of the teeth.
Straightening. Those with crooked or misaligned teeth can benefit from straightening procedures. Clear aligners are available for optimal discretion.
Dental Implants. These are used to replace individual teeth that have decayed or fallen out.
Veneers. These are custom made to fit the individual teeth and are constructed from high-quality porcelain.
Inlays and onlays. Performing the same function as fillings, these are used to replace tooth material lost as the result of decaying. They’re typically made from tooth-colored dental composite or porcelain. Onlays perform the same function as inlays, but they also extend to the chewing surface of the back of the teeth
Crown Lengthening. This procedure is used to recontour the tissue of the gums to allow more tooth surface to be exposed. This benefits those whose smile shows too much of their gums and not enough of their teeth.
Who Does Cosmetic Dentistry Benefit?
There are two primary types of people who benefit from cosmetic dentistry. The first, and most prevalent type is those who are seeking to improve their appearance out of personal preference. For instance, someone may choose to use clear aligners to straighten their teeth or have teeth whitening procedures to turn up the wattage on their smiles.
The other group consists of those requiring restorative cosmetic dentistry for the purpose of repairing damage caused by injuries or disease. For instance, someone who plays contact sports may get a chipped tooth during practice or a game, and their dentist may recommend a veneer in order to restore the player’s appearance. People who have been in vehicle accidents may require cosmetic dentistry as well, and it’s also used to reinstate the smiles of those who’ve suffered from serious tooth decay or gum disease.
What Are Some Advantages of Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry promotes a healthy sense of self-esteem by improving the appearance. Increased self-esteem leads to greater levels of self-confidence, which has both professional and personal rewards. For instance, those who feel self-assured are more likely to follow challenging career paths and pursue personal relationships, both of which increase overall life satisfaction. Also, it’s possible to be skipped over for promotions or not offered certain jobs due to overly stained, chipped, or missing teeth.
Keep in mind that cosmetic dental procedures generally aren’t covered by most insurance policies, so be sure to speak with your dental care provider about available payment options.
You dentist can work with you to develop a customized cosmetic dentistry strategy that puts your smile front and center. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us to find out more about how our cosmetic dentistry services can provide you with the smile you deserve.
Let us Help You
Discover the benefits of cosmetic dentistry, and then call Dr. Tang’s Long Beach dental office to schedule your appointment. We provide residents of Long Beach, Lakewood, Belmont Shores, Naples, Seal Beach and Los Alamitos with aesthetic and functional dentistry for smiles that last.