What Does Cosmetic Dentistry Mean?


Cosmetic dentistry is a term that encompasses a number of treatments used to improve the appearance of your smile. In this blog, your Newhall, CA, dentist will explain some of the amazing treatments we offer to help our patients achieve the smile they’ve always wanted.

Invisalign® Aligners

If you wish your teeth could be straightened without the use of traditional metal braces, Invisalign® may be a great choice. This procedure uses a series of custom-fit alignment trays made especially for you by your dentist to gradually straighten crooked teeth. The trays are subtle to the eye and won’t irritate your soft tissue like metal brackets. The process is also typically shorter than traditional braces, with your sequence of trays used for two weeks each over the course of 9 to 18 months. Invisalign® trays can be removed for eating and cleaning, and are often found to be more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing than metal braces, making Invisalign® an easy choice for your smile.

Zoom! Teeth Whitening

Perhaps you want a solution for your stained teeth. This is a very common problem in adults as our teeth become exposed to certain foods and beverages, such as coffee and soda. Luckily, there are several cosmetic dental procedures that can remove these stains, including the Zoom! whitening treatment. This treatment involves a simple in-office appointment (usually lasting only one to two hours) followed by continued at-home treatments using custom designed whitening trays and whitening gel. Results are often seen in just ten days, proving Zoom! treatments to be a fast and effective way to whiten your teeth.

Other Procedures

If you have multiple teeth with different appearance concerns, veneers may be the option for you as they can address most types of blemishes in just a single treatment. Veneers look natural, mimicking the appearance of healthy teeth as they are tinted to match your own. The thin layers of porcelain can be permanently bonded to your teeth, instantly improving the quality of your smile.

Or, your concern may be chips, cracks, or gaps in your teeth. In our office, tooth bonding can be used to correct these issues and regain your confidence. In this process, tooth-colored composite resin is used to build up or restore your teeth, creating a natural looking finish that can increase your tooth’s strength and appearance. We may even combine both veneers and bonding for a smile makeover.

Ready to Upgrade Your Smile?

A smile you can be proud of is integral to maintaining your overall self-confidence, and, with the help of cosmetic dentistry, it is more attainable than you think. To learn more about our cosmetic treatment options, please schedule a consultation by calling Newhall Dental Arts in Newhall, CA, today at (661) 259-7760.