Of course, your teeth are absolutely essential when it comes to things like speaking and eating, but they have a social component as well. Your teeth make up your smile, which allows you to express yourself and display feelings like happiness and joy to the world. If you feel stifled because of chipped, stained, cracked, or gapped teeth, cosmetic dentistry may be exactly what you need. The treatments listed below are able to dramatically improve the appearance of the smile in every way you can imagine, and when provided by an expert like Dr. Alhamdi, results are guaranteed to be beautiful, natural-looking, and can be trusted to last. If you’re ready to have the kind of smile that always fills you with confidence instead of doubt, give us a call today.
Porcelain veneers enable patients to customize their smile in whatever way they like. Thin sheathes of ceramic are affixed to the front of the teeth, improving their shape, size, and color to create a spectacular look. Veneers are extremely strong and placed using dental cement, meaning a patient will enjoy a smile that is both stunning and practical. Every veneer is custom-made for every patient, and you can get one or a complete set in just two easy appointments.
While porcelain veneers are made of a high-quality ceramic, composite veneers are made using compressed plastic. This makes them lighter and a more budget-friendly alternative to porcelain veneers. They’re still able to deliver the same gorgeous results and remove multiple flaws at the same time, just at a lower price.
Lumineers are an extremely thin type of veneer that can be placed directly onto the teeth without the enamel needing to be altered at all. With other types of veneers, a small amount of enamel has to be removed so they will lay flat against the teeth and look natural, but this step is unnecessary with Lumineers. They offer a fantastic way to transform the smile without actually changing the teeth in the slightest, making them a more conservative option that many of our patients prefer.
Modern-day dental materials offer the best of everything when it comes to aesthetics, strength, and function. Instead of using a gold or silver crown to repair a decayed/broken tooth, Dr. Alhamdi can place a porcelain crown, inlay, or onlay that resembles real enamel down to the finest detail. These restorations are so lifelike that they even recreate how enamel reflects light. In just two appointments, they can make a dental problem seem like it was never there in the first place.
Minor imperfections like small chips, stains, and gaps can be eliminated in just an hour or less thanks to direct bonding. The affected tooth is covered with a color-matched composite resin, and then Dr. Alhamdi sculpts it to cover the offending flaw and look like a regular part of the enamel. After hardening the resin with a curing light, the result is seamless, and a patient can walk out with a smile that looks completely renewed.
Zoom! Teeth Whitening is able to get rid of stains that took years to accumulate in just an hour or less. Whether caused by coffee, wine, tobacco, or aging, our in-office treatment can quickly make discoloration disappear and help the teeth brighten by up to eight shades in a single appointment. It’s perfect for someone looking to quickly spruce up their smile in time for a special event, and it’s one of the most affordable cosmetic procedures as well.
If you’re looking for the convenience of a home whitening treatment without the disappointment, you’ll get from a kit you bought at the store, we recommend you try Opalescence whitening from Del Mar Dental Arts. Our kits consist of custom-made mouth trays and a bleaching gel multiple times stronger than anything you can buy on your own. Simply use our kit daily for about two weeks whenever you’re reading, watching TV, or doing chores, and you’ll see before your eyes as your smile becomes lighter and lighter. This allows you to keep going until you find the perfect shade!
The perfect smile shows just the right proportion of teeth, lips, and gums. For many patients, however, their gums always overshadow their teeth, leading to a less than optimum appearance. With a dental laser and just a few minutes, Dr. Alhamdi can painlessly remove excess gum tissue to expose previously hidden enamel and help the teeth appear longer and the smile more balanced. Results can be enjoyed instantly, and recovery is extremely quick as well because the laser encourages healing.
Looking to improve the appearance of your smile, but don’t know where to start? Uncertain whether you want whitening, veneers, or both? Dr. Alhamdi would be happy to provide clarity at a smile makeover consultation. At this appointment, you can describe what you’d like to change about your teeth, and then he can make recommendations for treatments that will turn your ideal look into a reality. Based on your input, he can combine multiple procedures to create the big, bright, and beautiful look you’ve always wanted no matter what state your teeth might be in right now.