Cosmetic Dentistry in Glendora
Your smile is your most noticeable and memorable feature. When you’re less than satisfied with the way it looks, it could hold you back from really showing your personality. At the dental office of Anna Lee, DDS, our team believes your smile is much too important to hide. That is why we provide a wide variety of cosmetic dentistry services chosen to address your needs and exceed your aesthetic aspirations.
Whether you’re looking for quick teeth whitening before an important event or you require smile rehabilitation with implant-supported restorations, our Glendora team has the treatments, techniques, and technology to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!
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Discover the 7 Significant Benefits of Modern Cosmetic Dentistry
Today, most of us would love to enjoy a healthier, functional, and more visually-appealing smile. Fortunately, modern cosmetic dentistry can offer:
- Improved Self-Confidence
- Cost-Effective Treatment
- More Comprehensive Procedures
- Greater Accessibility
- Shorter Treatment Times
- Less Downtime & Pain Overall
- Greater Results with Maximized Comfort
These are just a few of the many important benefits of modern cosmetic dentistry. If you’re not happy with your current smile, contact Dr. Anna Lee and her Glendora team to schedule your consultation!
Isn’t Cosmetic Dentistry for the Famous or Wealthy?
While dental care focused on improving aesthetics is often thought to be reserved for the rich and famous only, the truth is, cosmetic dentistry of today is much more comprehensive and affordable.
With more dental offices working with insurance providers, offering a wider range of services, and implementing the latest in treatment techniques and technologies, cosmetic dentistry is becoming more affordable now than ever!
Our Available Cosmetic Dentistry Services
We happily serve the many needs of your smile by providing a wide range of aesthetically-focused dental treatments. They include:
Find Out Which Treatment is Best for Your Smile
Dr. Lee and her team enjoy helping you achieve the beautiful smile you deserve. We begin your consultation with a detailed discussion regarding what you dislike and like about your current smile as well as what you’re hoping to achieve. From there, we conduct a thorough examination, inspecting your teeth, gums, and other vital structures, while also looking out for any signs of decay or infection.
At the beginning of your appointment, we also take a series of digital x-rays that allow our team to analyze the essential foundations of your smile, making sure there are no underlying issues present.
Once ideal oral health is confirmed, our team then analyzes all contributing factors associated with your desired smile; these include your hair color, skin tone, eye color, how your lips move when you speak, and many others. We will conclude your consultation by only recommending the treatments we feel will work best for your smile.
Fillings & Crowns for Cosmetic Restoration
Our team offers many ways to repair damage to your smile while also improving aesthetics. Enamel-colored, or composite fillings are a mixture of body-safe plastic and glass materials used to restore minor chipped, cracked, fractured, or decayed teeth. Composites are also used to enhance your smile by improving the color of teeth or evening out their shape.
Crowns differ from fillings as they entirely cover and encase the compromised tooth, preserving its structure and protecting it from further damage or infection. Porcelain crowns are made of this durable, lifelike material that is widely known for its ability to mimic the contours and translucency of natural, healthy teeth.
- Repair small and mid-sized cavities
- Bonds to enamel directly
- Preserves more natural enamel
- Restores weakened tooth structure
- Covers large fillings and decay
- Enhances tooth shape and bite
Should I Replace My Metal Crowns or Fillings with Tooth-Colored Ones?
In most cases, we don’t recommend replacing your existing metal fillings with newer white or tooth-colored fillings, unless our dentist discovers damage, cracks, or decay around your metal fillings.
Because amalgam (metal) fillings do have traces of mercury components in them, the damage could lead to nerves and gums being slightly exposed to these materials.
If you do want to replace your metal fillings for more aesthetically-pleasing ones, call our office to schedule consultation to find out your options.
What If I’m Unhappy with the Current Appearance of My Smile?
Porcelain veneers can provide you with an appealing and symmetrical smile. Additionally, they are difficult to stain, making them a popular choice for those looking to obtain truly luminous dental aesthetics.
Veneers are thin yet durable shells of porcelain used to redesign the natural look of teeth, while also providing strength and resilience almost identical to natural tooth enamel. They are custom-crafted to the contours of your teeth and are permanently bonded to enamel during a series of in-office procedures.
What Other Benefits Can I Expect with Veneers?
Surprisingly, veneers are used to address both aesthetic and functional issues, including:
- Chipped, cracked, and damaged teeth
- Severely discolored teeth
- Abnormally-shaped or gapped teeth
- Slightly crooked or misaligned teeth
- Weak or worn-down teeth
How Do I Care for My Veneers Properly?
Surprise! Dental veneers do not require special care! Though they can completely transform your smile, they are strong and sturdy enough that you won’t need to make any significant adjustments to your oral hygiene routine.
Our dentist will, of course, provide specific recommendations, but don’t be concerned if she urges you to continue caring for your teeth as you always have.
Don’t be afraid to brush or floss your veneers - they are designed to handle the pressure! However, we do recommend using a non-abrasive toothpaste and soft-bristled toothbrush. And, just as importantly, be sure to keep up with your regular dental visits, scheduled for every six months.
What If I Just Want to Whiten My Teeth?
Teeth are exposed to a lot, especially when we eat and drink. With the consumption of stain-causing foods and drinks like coffee, tea, red wine, and dark berries, enamel discoloration is inevitable.
While there are endless choices for brightening your smile, none are quite as effective and long-lasting as professional teeth whitening.
How Innovative Whitening Improves Your Experience and Your Results
Professional teeth whitening involves specialty-grade whitening agents penetrating past the enamel painlessly and harmlessly to reach stain residue and eliminate them.
At our dental office, we happily provide an even more effective way to help you get rid of enamel stains with laser teeth whitening from Biolase! This process uses innovative light energy to remove surface stains from your teeth, even if you’ve had this discoloration for years!
Dr. Lee or a trusted member of our team will protect your gums with a barrier gel during the procedure and apply professional-strength whitening gel evenly throughout your smile. Then, using our Biolase laser, we activate the whitening solution, lifting the staining away from your teeth.
The entire process takes about 20 minutes and has been known to enhance smiles up to nine shades brighter! It is important to note, however, that treatment time and results may vary depending on your level of discoloration.
Is Laser Teeth Whitening Safe?
Absolutely! There are no notable after-effects of laser teeth whitening. It is a safe, gentle procedure administered by trained professionals and monitored with expert supervision.
Over-the-counter products used at home can be too abrasive, increasing the risk of enamel sensitivity and damage. A team of dental professionals should always perform teeth whitening.
7 Benefits You Can Expect with Laser Teeth Whitening
- Non-invasive treatment
- Immediate and visually-noticeable results
- Longer-lasting effects
- Quick and painless procedure
- Effective methods
- Safe and predictable
- Effortless confidence booster
Before and After Laser Teeth Whitening
Can I Still Achieve a Beautiful Smile if I have Missing Teeth?
With the many comprehensive treatments and techniques available today, a beautiful smile is achievable for anyone, regardless of current dental or oral health issues.
If you have lost your teeth due to an accident, decay, or advanced gum disease, Dr. Lee and her team can help! We offer a large variety of traditional restorations as well as those supported by dental implants for full tooth replacement.
What are My Implant-Supported Options for Tooth Replacement?
While traditional restorations may rely on adhesives, natural suction, or neighboring teeth to remain in place, our implant-supported treatments are secured by dental implants.
- Crowns for single tooth replacement
- Bridges for replacing one to several missing teeth
- Dentures for restoring up to an entire smile of missing teeth
Restorations affixed to implants are long-lasting solutions that provide unparalleled durability and essential stimulation once more to the jawbone. These factors are crucial for a healthy jawbone that contributes towards the preservation of facial features and keeping remaining teeth in place.
Achieve the Smile of Your Dreams with Anna Lee, DDS Today!
Are you ready to achieve a smile worthy of highlighting your natural beauty and personality? Then look no further than the exceptional skills of Dr. Anna Lee and her team! If you have any questions, concerns, or wish to schedule your cosmetic dentistry consultation, call our Glendora office today!
CALL US: (626) 335-5114 REQUEST APPOINTMENT