Cosmetic Dentistry – Los Angeles, CA

Creating Radiant, Confident Smiles

A warm, beautiful smile helps you make a great first impression during job interviews, dates, and other important events. Take a look at your smile in the mirror. Are you happy with what you see, or are there a few improvements that need to be made to achieve the grin that you’ve always wanted? You can call us to set up a consultation to discuss options for cosmetic dentistry in Los Angeles, CA at Rancho Park Dental Care; after listening to your story, Dr. Silvera will work with you to figure out the treatment(s) you’ll need to help your smile shine.

Why Choose Rancho Park Dental Care for Cosmetic Dentistry?

  • Long-Lasting, Lifelike Dental Veneers
  • Beautiful Metal-Free Dental Restorations
  • Fully Personalized Service

Porcelain Veneers

Animated smile during porcelain veneer cosmetic dentistry treatment

Veneers remain one of the most popular cosmetic treatments available thanks to their effectiveness at correcting numerous flaws at once. We simply place these thin sheaths of porcelain over the fronts of your teeth, instantly hiding all the stains, chips, cracks, and other imperfections that have appeared over the years. Your veneers will be carefully color-matched so that they look just like your natural teeth. Depending on the changes you want to make, you can get a single veneer or an entire set.

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Metal-Free Dental Restorations

Dentist examining smile after metal free dental restorations

Historically, dentists have used metal restorations to fill cavities and restore broken teeth. But thanks to the advancements made in the dental field, we can now offer restorations that are made out of metal-free, tooth-colored materials. Whether it’s a composite resin filling or a ceramic crown, it’s now possible to protect your teeth with restorations that are just as beautiful – and just as strong – as real enamel. Note that even if your teeth are undamaged, it is sometimes possible to have a crown placed as a cosmetic treatment.

Cosmetic Dental Bonding

Patient receiving cosmetic dental bonding

Cosmetic bonding, or direct bonding as it’s sometimes called, is a quicker, less costly alternative to veneers. Composite resin is applied to your tooth so that Dr. Silvera can carefully sculpt it layer by layer. This allows him to improve the shape, size, and color of the tooth in less than an hour. This procedure is generally used to fix minor chips, cracks, gaps, and stains. Not only is this treatment affordable, but the results can last for decades with the right care.

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Teeth Whitening

Closeup of smile after teeth whitening

You’ve probably seen plenty of products at the grocery store promising that they can give you whiter teeth. However, the source of dental discoloration often lies where these products can’t reach. A professional whitening procedure employs special ingredients that can penetrate your enamel in order to get rid of stains. At Rancho Park Dental Care, we offer quick, effective in-office whitening as well as convenient professional-grade whitening kits that you can take home with you.

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Smile Makeovers

Woman showing off her smile makeover

Are you ready to begin your smile transformation? The process starts with your first consultation! Dr. Silvera will listen to your cosmetic goals and outline the different treatment options available. Sometimes a single cosmetic treatment will be enough, but there are times where you might need a combination of services. He will only recommend the treatments that he feels are truly needed to help you achieve your goals.

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Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

How Do I Know If I Would Benefit from Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is a broad enough field that if you have just about any problem with your teeth, there’s a procedure out there that could help you. If you have stained or discolored teeth that you struggle to address with over-the-counter whitening solutions, professional whitening from an experienced dentist could help you. You can also easily repair chips and cracks with direct bonding or veneers, as well as closing up any gaps in your smile.

If you’re interested in learning more about whether cosmetic dentistry could be useful for you, the best thing to do is to ask a cosmetic dentist familiar with your situation.

How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Last?

As you can imagine, the time that you can expect your cosmetic dental treatment to last depends on several factors. The results of some procedures naturally last longer than others; generally speaking, the results of quicker treatments tend to fade faster. However, there’s also the matter of how well you personally take care of your teeth. If you are thorough with your dental hygiene and come in often for preventive appointments you can expect your results to last considerably longer as a consequence.

Does Cosmetic Dentistry Hurt?

If you’re reticent about receiving cosmetic dentistry because you’re worried about pain, there’s good news for you: esthetic treatments as a whole are completely painless and involve very little aftercare.

Most cosmetic procedures are non-invasive by their very nature, like teeth whitening and direct bonding. Even in the case of veneers where teeth will need to be modified, we’ll numb your mouth with local anesthetic so that you can feel completely comfortable for the duration of the procedure.

The most you’re likely to feel is a little bit of tenderness in the days after the treatment, but this can usually be handled easily with over-the-counter pain medicine.

What Is the Difference Between a Dentist and a Cosmetic Dentist?

Technically, “cosmetic dentist” isn’t a title that requires any specific certification like, say, a pediatric dentist. Anyone can claim that they’re a cosmetic dentist, which means that it’s unfortunately on the patients to make sure they’re dealing with someone qualified.

The best thing to do is to check your dentist’s website and see if they have any specialized training in cosmetic treatment. For example, Dr. Albert Silvera has studied occlusion and facial esthetics through Spear Education, and Dr. Nicole Sassounian has her Esthetic Professionals Masters. Qualifications like this are an excellent way to distinguish regular dentists from cosmetic dentists.