“My front teeth look cracked” and other uses for cosmetic dentistry in San Francisco
Do you have a tooth that is misshaped, cracked, chipped, or crooked? Now you don’t have to. Cosmetic dentistry offered by Dr. Leo Arellano is helping patients from throughout San Francisco improve the appearance of their smile and their self-confidence with general and cosmetic dentistry.
While general dentistry is widely known as the necessary procedures to keep your mouth healthy, cosmetic dentistry includes a wide variety of services to help patients feel more confident, more assured and more likely to show off their smile. From simple bonding to whitening to veneers, cosmetic dentistry is the perfect option when a tooth still functions well, but could look better.
Here are some examples of how Dr. Arellano and his team can help improve your smile:
Dental bonding uses a composite resin to reshape a chipped or cracked tooth, or to make a short tooth longer. The resin is created for each individual patient so it exactly matches your original teeth.
Porcelain veneers, are thin shells that are adhered to the front of the natural tooth to improve your smile in an instant. Veneers are used when the patient needs more of a change than can be achieved using bonding. Veneers are made offsite in a laboratory. When applied the dentist only needs to roughen the natural tooth which requires minimal enamel removal.
Porcelain crowns are used on teeth that have been damaged from improper care or trauma. Crowns are a great option to protect and strengthen a tooth.
Tooth whitening done in a dentist’s office is often far more effective than using over-the-counter white strips available in the grocery store. Under the care of a dentist, you can be sure that you achieve results that are several shades whiter than your current teeth.