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Different Types of Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
Cosmetic dentistry can transform the look of your smile and provide you with a smile that you are proud to show off to others. Sometimes, cosmetic dentistry is combined with restorative dentistry to provide you with the smile of your dreams. It is important to discuss your cosmetic dentistry options with Dr. Kim before the procedure is done as one procedure may better suit you than another. If you would like to learn more about our procedures, continue reading below. You can also reach out to us by phone in our Torrance, CA office.
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You have likely heard about teeth whitening and for good reason. It not only lifts stains off your teeth but it provides you with a beautiful bright white smile. Many patients choose this option when they have stains or yellowing on their teeth. The nice thing about this option is that you will notice results immediately and can choose between in-home or in-office treatment.
Dental implants are used as a tooth replacement option and can be used to improve the look of your smile. They can replace a single tooth or multiple teeth in your mouth. During the procedure, an artificial tooth root will be implanted into your jawbone and once it is healed, a crown will be placed on top of the root. Dental implants provide you with a natural looking and feeling smile.
Bonding is an economical option and is used to cover up flaws in the teeth such as stains, damage, or even decay. A composite material is placed on your tooth and then activated with a light. The dentist will form the composite to your tooth. Once the composite is dry, which does not take long, it will be permanent and look as natural as possible.
Inlays and Onlays
Indirect fillings are utilized to help provide support to a tooth in need of a filling. Many times, teeth that are too damaged cannot support a traditional filling and to prevent the tooth from being extracted, an inlay or onlay is used. The inlay is placed on the biting surface of the tooth and the onlay is used to cover the entire tooth’s surface.
Made from durable ceramic, veneers are a great option for patients who want to hide flaws on their teeth. Veneers look natural and provide you with a great alternative to tooth extraction or dental implants. Many patients choose this procedure to hide flaws such as discolored enamel, cracks, and damage to the tooth.
Call Steve S. Kim, DDS Today
If you would like to learn more about our cosmetic dental procedures here in our Torrance, CA office, now is the time to call us. Dr. Steve S. Kim, DDS is here to help you fall in love with your smile again.
Your Takeaway – Cosmetic dentistry can help you improve the look of your smile through several different procedures. Talk to Dr. Steve S. Kim today to learn more.