Just as there is more than one way to skin a cat, there is more than one way to fix a tooth. With cosmetic dentistry from Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego, there are lots of ways.
If you are the lucky owner of a set of perfectly healthy teeth, you may never need any of these procedures. But if you’re like most of us, you will probably need to restore a tooth eventually. This post looks at some of the most common ways to repair or improve your teeth:
Veneers are wafer-thin covers that can hide a chip or crack, or fix the alignment of a tooth. Made from medical-grade porcelain, they are permanently attached to the front of the teeth.
This is one of the most popular procedures in cosmetic dentistry. Professional-grade teeth whitening far surpasses any commercial, over-the-counter product. We use Zoom! in-office bleaching to transform your teeth from dull to dazzling in a single office visit.
Invisalign clear braces eliminate the need for traditional metal braces. They are clear plastic trays, custom-made for each patient and similar to an athlete’s mouth guard. People love them because they come out at mealtime, and are almost unnoticeable.
Many dentists consider dental implants to be the ultimate restoration because they restore the entire tooth, both root and crown. A titanium post is surgically implanted in the jaw, and the restoration is fitted on top of it.
Most dental implant recipients report that the implant is indistinguishable from a natural tooth, and can prevent bone recession.