Your dentist is no longer just the go-to person to fill a cavity or perform a cleaning; now there are also many procedures that can be performed to enhance the appearance of a person’s smile. In fact, cosmetic dental procedures are especially popular here at Dr. Sands’ office in Beverly Hills, a city where on-screen and on-stage smiles must look their best to get the part. However, you don’t have to be a star to enjoy the benefits of these cosmetic procedures.
The placement of porcelain veneers is the number one requested procedure here at Dr. Sands’ office, perhaps because of the natural-looking results our patients experience. Veneers are placed onto the front portion of teeth to correct cracked, misshapen, discolored, and chipped teeth.
The material used for veneers is very similar to natural tooth enamel and is extremely durable. Because veneers are so thin, minimal grinding of your natural tooth is needed. Molds are then taken of your teeth, and your new custom-fit veneers are secured in place, giving you a beautiful smile with straight, white teeth.
Tooth discoloration is one of the most common effects of aging, so it doesn’t surprise us that our second most popular cosmetic procedure is teeth whitening. Dr. Sands uses various approaches for the procedure, including in-house bleaching, laser whitening, and Zoom!® whitening. While it isn’t a permanent procedure, teeth whitening can provide long-lasting results that can significantly improve your confidence in your smile.
Dental implants are extremely popular for replacing lost teeth, especially for those who no longer wish to deal with the embarrassment and hassle of dentures. They look and feel much like a natural tooth and are secured into the jaw bone with screws. The function, feel, and look of your teeth can be significantly improved with dental implants.
A great alternative to braces, Invisalign is our fourth most requested procedure. Many who want straight teeth without the look and feel of metal braces desire this removable option. The benefits of Invisalign include the ability to remove them for cleaning or eating, comfort in comparison to regular braces, and their virtually invisible appearance.
Our final most in demand procedure is cosmetic dental bonding to restore the natural appearance of the teeth. Bonding uses layers of resin to correct gaps, chips, and discolorations, and it may also help repair fractures and re-shape teeth. Although bonding is a quicker and more cost-effective procedure compared to porcelain veneers, it is not guaranteed to last as long because the plastic resin is not as strong as natural tooth enamel.
Whatever your cosmetic needs, Dr. Sands would love to see you for a consultation at his Beverly Hills office. To schedule an appointment, call (310) 273-0111 or fill out our contact form today.