The way the smile looks can impact self-esteem. Dental imperfections often make people afraid to smile or laugh and lead them to feel shy in social situations. Most, if not all, cosmetic issues can be addressed with dental treatments and improved hygiene. Dr. Botrous loves helping people achieve a more beautiful smile and offers a wide range of options for cosmetic dental treatments at a dental clinic in Ontario, Fontana, and Rancho Cucamonga.
Common aesthetic problems he treats include teeth staining, minor chips or cracks, and crooked smiles.
Stains accumulate due to consuming foods and beverages that are dark or acidic. These surface stains are often easily addressed by changing dietary habits, or even by drinking through a straw. The persistent discoloration will need thorough treatment and professional teeth whitening from your dentist is often the best solution. These high-end brands are designed to be long-lasting and more effective than other, direct-to-consumer options, and can still be completed in the comfort of your own home.
Wear and minor damage can make a tooth look uneven or smaller than its neighbors. Misshapen teeth can be repaired with tooth-colored bonding material or covered with porcelain veneers. Bonding treatments apply a layer of the composite to thin or irregular areas, improving the appearance of the tooth. With proper care, the bonding can last for years but may need replacing later. Veneers are shells made of porcelain that are permanently attached to teeth. These cover internal stains as well as physical damage, making them a long-lasting cosmetic option. The only potential downside is the pre-treatment for teeth, as some enamel must be removed for veneers to fit properly.
Crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth do not always need traditional metal orthodontics to adjust them. Invisalign Clear Braces are a nearly invisible option for correcting teeth that are misaligned and are made of comfortable plastic material. Perfect for teenagers and adults who want discreet treatment, these clear aligners are custom-designed for each patient’s smile. Wearers of Invisalign get to enjoy meals as they normally would, not being limited by their aligners. Keep in mind that not everyone is a suitable candidate for these clear braces, which will be determined by Dr. Botrous during a consultation.
Dr. Botrous has skill and expertise in all cosmetic procedures and is passionate about renewing his patients’ appearance. To renew the appearance of your smile, contact our Rancho Cucamonga dental team!