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4 Issues Cosmetic Dentistry Can Fix – Restore Your Smile & Confidence

October 1, 2020
Posted By: Mario Godinez DDS

If you feel self-conscious about your smile in Encinitas, cosmetic dentistry from the office of Dr. Mario A Godinez may be what you need to restore your appearance and your confidence. But you may not be sure what issues cosmetic dentistry can fix, or what procedures may be necessary to restore your smile. Find out in this blog now! 


1. Treat Discolored Teeth With Teeth Whitening


Teeth stains can affect anyone, and are particularly common among older patients, as well as people who drink a lot of staining beverages like tea, coffee, wine, and cola. Stains can make you look older than you really are, and affect your self-confidence.


Teeth whitening from Dr. Mario Godinez is the solution. With professional teeth whitening, you can restore the natural color of your enamel with in-office treatments, or with take-home whitening kits that let you treat yourself in the comfort of your own home. 


2. Reshape Disproportionate Teeth With Veneers & Dental Bonding


It’s common for patients to have one or more teeth that are misshapen, affected by minor chips, or are simply disproportionate to the rest of their smile. There are two common ways that this issue can be treated.


Dental bonding is one option. This involves adding dental resin directly to a tooth, and then shaping, sculpting, and hardening it to restore the shape and size of the tooth. The result is a natural-looking tooth that fits in with the rest of your smile.


Veneers can also be used, and are usually preferred for teeth that are more severely misshapen. This treatment involves trimming away some of your enamel, then building custom shells of porcelain that fit over your natural teeth, and are bonded permanently in place to restore the fronts of your teeth. Depending on your situation, either treatment may be right for you. 


3. Replace Missing Teeth With Permanent Dental Implants


If you’ve lost one or more of your teeth, it may be harder to eat your favorite foods and speak clearly, and you may feel insecure about your appearance. Dental implants are the best way to restore your smile and replace missing teeth.


Dental implants are made from a piece of titanium, and are permanently inserted into your gum and jaw tissue, where they heal and bond with your jaw bone. Then, a crown can be attached to a single implant to restore one missing tooth, or a denture or dental bridge can be attached to multiple implants to replace multiple missing teeth. Implants look and feel completely natural, and can last 30 years or longer with proper care.


4. Straighten Crowded, Crooked Teeth With Invisalign 


Invisalign is ideal for treating mild-to-moderate issues with your teeth alignment and jaw position. It uses a series of clear, retainer-like plastic aligners to shift your teeth without using braces. Invisalign is invisible when worn, making it a much more subtle treatment, and it also is more comfortable and convenient, compared to braces.


Interested In A Smile Makeover? Contact Our Office Today! 


Dr. Mario Godinez is an expert in cosmetic dentistry, as well as orthodontic care with Invisalign and restorative dental treatments like dental implants. If you need a smile makeover in Encinitas, contact us online or call us at (760) 632-2410. Dr. Godinez can tell you more about your options, and develop a customized treatment plan to ensure you get the best results.

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