SAN FRANCISCO, CA-The word ‘cosmetic’ can be a bit scary at times. When a person considers having a cosmetic procedure (dentistry or otherwise), they often wonder whether the results will look artificial or natural.
Cosmetic dentistry is all about correcting and improving the appearance of one’s teeth, mouth and smile. But certain treatments can also provide restorative benefits to patients. This is evidenced by dental fillings used to treat decayed teeth.
Still, arguably the number one reason for wanting a cosmetic dentistry treatment is for psychological reasons.
“Our teeth are an imperative part of our lifestyle,” says San Francisco dentist Dr. Greg Larson. “We usually think of their main purpose as being for eating. But especially when we smile, we want our teeth to look our best.”
Years ago, cosmetic dentistry treatments were completely different in comparison to what they are today. For one, they didn’t look natural. Dentists were forced to use treatments that didn’t provide long-lasting results because of the poor technology.
“What we perform today aren’t gimmick treatments,” Dr. Larson explains. “Cosmetic dentists who have invested in countless post-graduate programs and who teach other dentists the latest techniques should be sought for their skill level. Patients now can trust that they’ll enjoy a reliable and effective treatment.
At Larson Dentistry, patients can enjoy the following cosmetic dentistry choices.
1. Porcelain Veneers
This particular treatment can fit the needs of many people. Those with chipped teeth, tooth discoloration, crowding and other issues can lead a person to wanting porcelain veneers. Think of veneers as your normal teeth, but with an enhanced appearance. Dr. Larson uses the most precise techniques to ensure that these porcelain laminates provide not only the best appearance for your teeth, but functionality as well.
By the second appointment with our team, patients will enjoy fantastic results with their veneers. And thanks to its durability and strength, you don’t have to worry about staining. As long as you maintain your good dental care habits, your veneers will continue to look and feel great.
2. Laser Gum Surgery
You may already have beautiful teeth. But many people don’t like how gummy their smiles can look. With laser gum recontouring from Dr. Larson, you can finally rest assured that people will focus on your teeth more than your gums when you smile. Using a soft tissue laser, Dr. Larson can sculpt your gum line in a way that will create smooth and symmetrical lines. The technique with the laser allows for an efficient and painless process for the patient. As soon as you leave the office, you’ll notice the results.
3. Full Mouth Rehabilitation
Whether it’s from an accident, gum disease or aging, our staff sees many patients who have dealt with tooth loss. Depending on the case, tooth loss can cause problems with eating and speaking. Many people without a full set of teeth experience a major drop in confidence. If you have been researching cosmetic dentistry treatments, don’t just settle for dentures.
To combat extreme tooth loss, Dr. Larson uses a combination of dental implants and full mouth rejuvenation. This technique is most effective because patients won’t have to worry about losing any more bone density with the procedure. The use of dental implants and crowns also helps people regain normal function of their teeth. Full mouth rehabilitation even improves one’s appearance by properly supporting important facial muscles.
4. Dental Implants
For those that aren’t in need of full mouth rehabilitation, dental implants alone could be the ideal option. Dr. Larson can drastically improve your oral health by reinforcing your bite with dental implants. Made from titanium, these can help you talk and eat without any more problems. The implants integrate securely and invisibly with the gums and bone, preventing it from deteriorating.
Patients who move forward with this procedure should know that the process involves an implant surgeon. Before Dr. Larson can insert the proper ceramic crown, the implant surgeon will place the small amount of titanium into the missing teeth spaces.
5. Teeth Whitening
We’ve discussed teeth whitening plenty in previous blog posts. Our staff has seen an influx of patients who come in for our teeth whitening treatments and we expect that trend to continue. If you want the easiest, safest and most efficient way to have brighter teeth, you can enjoy the results that come from our deep whitening systems.
Take away the hassle and guessing that often comes with over-the-counter methods. By the end of your treatment, you will be proud to have teeth that have been whitened up to 10 shades.
6. Smile Makeover Simulation
The previous five cosmetic dentistry treatments may sound great. But how do you really know which is right for you? Our office technology enables patients to literally see how a particular treatment will impact the appearance of their smile. These digital images can give you a better idea of expected results and eliminate any guesswork. We like to think of this simulation as trying on a new outfit before you choose to purchase it.
If you’re ready to transform your smile, as well as your life, visit our website or contact our San Francisco office at 415-397-2804 to learn more.
Larson Dentistry provides an array of elite cosmetic dentistry treatments in the Bay Area. To ensure your comfort during a procedure, we may be able to sedation dentistry for your treatment.
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