Cosmetic Dentistry Marina Del Rey
For the finest cosmetic dentistry in Marina Del Rey and the Westside, trust Elegant Dentistry. Patients from throughout Greater Los Angeles rely on our elite team of dental professionals to restore the luster and natural look of their smiles.
We offer the most popular paths to a gorgeous smile, including:
Living with discolored or stained teeth can be flat-out embarrassing. Patients may be reluctant to smile or take pictures and, no surprise, may suffer from a lack of self-confidence. Elegant Dentistry is happy to do everything possible for beautiful new smiles with professional teeth whitening services.
Thinking about taking the DIY approach? Keep thinking. Compared to over-the-counter products and sometimes questionable home remedies, professional treatments are much more likely to be successful with a lower risk of significantly damaging teeth.
How’s it done?
When patients come to Elegant Dentistry for whitening, our first step is to do a routine cleaning and comprehensive dental exam so that we are sure that teeth are healthy and ready for whitening. At that point, we offer two options.
- Take-home whitening trays that are customized to the patient’s teeth for the best, safest results.
- Zoom! 45-minute teeth whitening treatment, which uses the power of highly focused light combined with the bleaching powers of hydrogen peroxide. Before patients leave, we give them a side-by-side picture showing their teeth before and after their visit.
Dental veneers can be thought of as both an attractive covering and a shield of sorts. They enhance and protect the look of a patient’s real teeth that are either vulnerable to damage or discolored. Veneers at Elegant Dentistry always appear natural and are virtually indistinguishable from real teeth.
Our office primarily uses porcelain or composite resin veneers. Both types have their advantages and disadvantages, though many patients prefer porcelain because of its more natural appearance and resistance to staining.
Gaps between broken lower teeth; poor occlusion; difficulty biting and chewing food.
Lower teeth are restored in a single office visit. Outcome appears natural due to the use of composite white fillings with a correct balance of translucency and opacity.
If a patient’s tooth is damaged, yet does not necessitate a full extraction, a crown may be installed to restore function and protect the remainder of the natural tooth following a root canal treatment. Also used for dental implants, zirconia crowns offer superior durability, using the hardest material employed in cosmetic dentistry. Additionally, they are faintly translucent, which makes them appear more natural in comparison to metallic crowns. Zirconia crowns are also biocompatible, meaning there is very little chance of rejection by the body.
Ceramic inlays have given serious competition to composite and amalgam fillings as they blend in more with a patient’s natural teeth in terms of appearance. Inlays function similarly to crowns in that they protect vulnerable teeth from further damage; however, instead of capping the tooth, they function as a filling. Patients are typically very pleased with their natural appearance and effectiveness.
Questions and Answers with Dr. Marjaneh Moghimi
Why use a crown instead of a large filling?
A large filling on a back tooth increases the chance of a crack or fracture due to excessive pressure during chewing. Therefore, a crown is recommended to protect the tooth.
What is the difference between an inlay and a filling?
A filling is a type of restoration performed entirely in a dentist’s office using material that is directly placed in the mouth by the dentist. Fillings can be made from two types of material: amalgam (silver) or composite (white). An inlay is a longer process in which the doctor takes an impression, sends it to the laboratory, and then a custom restoration is made which the dentist will then cement on to the tooth.
What is the difference between veneers and crowns?
Veneers are largely intended to hide damage or discoloration in a tooth or to protect it from further damage. Veneers don’t necessarily restore lost function. Dental crowns, on the other hand, protect a damaged tooth and restore a patient’s ability to use the affected tooth.
Will people notice cosmetic enhancements to my teeth?
To the untrained eye, most dental prosthetics are very hard to notice. At Elegant Dentistry, our priority is to make sure that your teeth look as great as can be using prosthetics that are designed to look near-identical to your natural teeth. The best work never draws attention to itself.
Elegant Dentistry strives to offer patients the best cosmetic dentistry in Marina del Rey, the Westside, and beyond. If you are need of a brighter, complete smile, please do not hesitate to contact us at (310)827-2792 for a free initial consultation. You can also get in touch through our contact page.