Cosmetic dentistry offers the opportunity to feel great about the smile you share with the world. At Perfect Smiles Dental of Pleasant Hill, men and women from Pleasant Hill, California, and the surrounding region have access to Nupur Gupta, DDS, a highly skilled dentist with extensive experience in cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment online or by phone today to begin exploring the possibilities cosmetic dentistry can provide.
Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A
What is cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is an area of dental practice focused on improving the appearance of your smile. There are many services that fall under the umbrella of cosmetic dentistry. Some examples include:
- Dental bonding
- Teeth whitening
- Dental veneers
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Inlays and onlays
Several of these options deliver restorative benefits as well as cosmetic improvements. For example, dental crowns not only improve the appearance of the treated tooth, they also serve to protect and strengthen a damaged tooth.
What is InvisalignⓇ?
Invisalign is a patented system that uses a series of clear plastic aligners to slowly move your teeth into optimal positioning. It’s a great alternative to metal braces and can treat many of the same dental issues.
Invisalign can improve many common alignment issues, including:
- General misalignment
- Cross bite
- Spaces in teeth
Digital imaging and special software can even let you see what your smile will look like after treatment.
You’ll receive a set of clear aligners that fit snugly over your teeth. You wear your aligners around the clock, removing them only to perform dental hygiene and when eating or drinking. Every few weeks you’ll change to the next set of aligners and come in for Dr. Gupta to evaluate your progress from time to time.
How do I know which cosmetic dentistry options to choose?
Don’t let the sheer volume of available options overwhelm you. When you come in for your initial consultation Dr. Gupta will examine your smile and discuss your treatment goals. She’ll explain which options are best suited for you, and help you make a decision that is in line with your goals and budget.
If you have any existing dental health issues, you may need to have those addressed before moving forward with your cosmetic dentistry plan. For example, existing decay or gum disease needs to be corrected prior to having dental veneers placed. Veneers fit directly over the surface of your natural teeth, and can completely change the shape, size, and color of your smile.
Teeth whitening is another common cosmetic procedure. In-office or at-home whitening can boost your smile by several shades, but it is important to take care of any decay or gum disease prior to beginning the whitening process. If you are choosing tooth-colored fillings, be sure to let Dr. Gupta know so she can select the right color for those materials.
Begin the cosmetic dentistry process today by booking an appointment with Dr. Gupta. You can call the office to check appointment availability, or spend a few moments on the online booking page.