Cosmetic Dentistry in Irvine, CA
At Jeffrey C. Robertson, DDS, we understand the importance of a healthy and beautiful smile. A great smile helps with confidence and our emotional well being. Additionally, an aesthetically appealing smile indicates health and wellness to others. It instills a sense of pride and makes you want to smile, want to get out into the world and take charge.
The team in our Irvine, CA dental office also understands that damage and decay occur for several reasons, and we hold no judgments. It is simply the goal of Dr. Robertson and everyone at Jeffery C. Robertson, DDS to help you on your journey to a winning smile.
If your smile is holding you back in life, contact our Irvine dental office today at (714) 838-7272. We’d love to schedule a consultation for you with our top cosmetic dentist. At your consultation, Dr. Robertson will discuss your options and help you make the best decisions to bring your smile in line.
- Am I a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry?
- What types of cosmetic dentistry options do you offer?
- Will my cosmetic dentistry look natural?
- How much will my cosmetic dentistry cost?
- What are porcelain veneers?
- What is the porcelain veneer process?
- How do I take care of my porcelain veneers?
Professional Teeth Whitening
- What types of professional teeth whitening treatments do you offer?
- What is the difference between store-bought kits and professional teeth whitening?
Am I a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry?
As part of your cosmetic dentistry consultation, Dr. Robertson will evaluate your dental health and ask about your physical health and wellness history. Based on his findings, he will decide whether cosmetic dentistry is a good and safe option for you, including the best cosmetic dental options to give you the smile you deserve. Your consultation is also a great time to ask Dr. Robertson any questions that you may have about cosmetic dentistry or oral health in general.
If it is determined that cosmetic dentistry is a good option, Dr. Robertson will provide a diagnostic wax-up, which shows you what your smile will look like following cosmetic dentistry in our Irvine dental office. Our patients love these models because it gives them an opportunity to make suggestions and to point out what they like and don't like.
What types of cosmetic dentistry options do you offer?
At Jeffrey C. Robertson, DDS, we offer several cosmetic dental options, and our Irvine patients love their results.
Our cosmetic dental options include:
- Porcelain veneers
- All-porcelain crowns
- Teeth replacement
- Professional teeth whitening
Will my cosmetic dentistry look natural?
Many of our patients are concerned that their cosmetic dentistry will look fake because they have seen people on television or people they know who have had dental work done that does not look quite right for their face or age.
Dr. Robertson is highly skilled in the art of cosmetic dentistry. He will talk to you extensively about the type of smile you want. Then, he will take into consideration your age, facial structure, and bite so that your cosmetic restorations fit with your appearance and function well with the rest of your natural teeth.
Restorations, like veneers and crowns, can look completely natural when they are done correctly. The shade for your cosmetic restorations will be carefully chosen to match the color of your natural teeth. You may choose to whiten your teeth prior to beginning any cosmetic work so that you can have whiter restorations that still look completely natural.
Cosmetic dentistry is really an art form. When you come to our Irvine, CA office for your cosmetic dentistry needs, we will make sure to discuss what you really want. Whether you just want to cover imperfections or you desire a true Hollywood makeover, Dr. Robertson can help you achieve the smile of your dreams.
How much will my cosmetic dentistry cost?
It is always hard to give an estimate over the phone, but we would love to invite you into our office for a no-charge consultation on the area of concern. This gives you an excellent opportunity to meet Dr. Robertson and his staff, and at the same time, we can give you an accurate estimate of the fee for your cosmetic dentistry.
How much a treatment plan costs is affected by the number of teeth involved, the types of procedures necessary, and how much you would like to change your existing smile. We can create treatment plans based on your budget, addressing areas of the most concern first and then moving on to other secondary procedures later.
We know cost is a concern for most of our patients, so we proudly accept most PPO plans, where you can choose your own dentist. We are also in-network for Cigna and Delta premier. Insurance is not a catch-all for your dental expenses but helps to cover some of the costs you may incur.
We also accept all major credit cards. For those patients who still need a little extra help covering dental expenses, we do offer financing through CareCredit.
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin porcelain shells bonded to your teeth to conceal imperfections including:
- Small chips
- Small breaks
- Small gaps
- Deformities of shape such as narrowness
- Mild erosion
What is the porcelain veneer process?
If you're a good candidate for porcelain veneers, our skilled Irvine dentist will prepare your teeth for your new veneers. These thin shells are aesthetically appealing and always created to match existing teeth in the shade and shape.
Dr. Robertson bonds the veneers to your teeth to conceal imperfections. Following this, our team will give you aftercare instructions to help you get the most out of your new smile.
How do I take care of my porcelain veneers?
At Jeffrey C. Robertson, DDS, we want your porcelain veneers to last for a long time, and with proper care, there is no reason why they won’t!
Some of the tips we suggest include:
- Brush, floss and rinse twice per day or following meals
- Visit our top Irvine dental office regularly
- Floss carefully according to our cosmetic dentist’s instructions
- Limit tooth-staining foods and drinks
- Try to quit smoking or using tobacco
What are all-porcelain crowns?
All-porcelain crowns go over existing teeth that have been damaged due to decay or trauma. A dental crown can also save a tooth weakened by a large cavity or past root canal. A dental crown is sometimes necessary when a filling will not do the job.
All-porcelain crowns are just as sturdy as metal crowns, but most patients prefer all-porcelain crowns, especially if the damaged or decayed tooth is located near the front of their mouth. All-porcelain veneers blend in with your smile and are colored to match your surrounding teeth.
All-porcelain crowns are both cosmetically enhancing and tooth saving!
How do I care for my all-porcelain crown?
Our skilled Irvine dentist will give you aftercare instructions following crown placement, but as a rule, you will want to brush and floss twice daily and visit our Irvine dental office every six months for regular dental cleanings and checkups. This is also the advice of the American Dental Association.
What types of professional teeth whitening treatments do you offer?
One of the least expensive and quickest ways to improve your smile is with professional teeth whitening systems.
At Jeffrey C. Robinson, DDS, we offer Opalescence Home Whitening in three strengths. From our experience, we feel you get great results and less sensitivity from home whitening. With home whitening, you have custom trays taken from a mold of your mouth.
You use these trays at home, along with our prescription whitening gel to keep your teeth looking great with only occasional touch-ups. The system is effective and simple to use. It is also opportune because you use it at your convenience.
Professional whitening can whiten your teeth by up to eight shades, depending on the level of staining you have. Whiter teeth look healthier and improve your appearance by eliminating unsightly stains from food, beverages, or tobacco use.
What is the difference between store-bought kits and professional teeth whitening?
Unlike over-the-counter products, professional teeth whitening systems are offered under the supervision of your dentist. The results are better, more predictable, and faster than over-the-counter products.
Additionally, custom teeth whitening trays help protect your gums from the whitening gel, and with a dentist prescribing a professional teeth-whitening system, you know that the system is safe and recommended.