At the office of 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 conveys health and wellness to others. You’ll want to smile at every opportunity. It is not an overstatement to say that beautiful smiles inspire patients to live life to the fullest!
Our dental team in Irvine, California, also understands that damage and decay occur for several reasons. It is the goal of Dr. Robertson and everyone at our office to get you on the right track as partners in your oral health and wellness journey. If your smile is holding you back, we encourage you to contact our practice to schedule an appointment with Dr. Robertson. In the meantime, we’re happy to answer some of our patients’ most frequently asked questions about cosmetic dental procedures.
Am I a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry?
Dr. Robertson evaluates your dental health and reviews your medical and wellness history during a consultation. Based on his findings, he will recommend the best options to give you the smile you desire and deserve. He welcomes any questions you may have.
What types of cosmetic dentistry options do you offer?
You may be a great candidate for one or a combination of the following service(s):
- Porcelain veneers
- All-porcelain crowns
- Invisalign Treatment
- Professional teeth whitening
Will my cosmetic dentistry look natural?
Many patients are concerned that their cosmetic dentistry will look unnatural. They have seen people they know or well-known people with obvious dental work. Dr. Robertson is highly skilled and experienced in the art of cosmetic dentistry. He takes the time to understand the type of smile that you want. He then considers your desires, facial structure, and bite. The result is your cosmetic restorations will fit with the appearance and function of your natural teeth.
Restorations, like veneers and crowns, can look natural when done correctly. You may opt to whiten your teeth before beginning cosmetic work. Then, you can get whiter restorations that will blend in naturally with the rest of your smile.
How much will my cosmetic dentistry cost?
During your consultation, we provide an accurate estimate of treatment costs. Factors that contribute to the total cost include:
- Number of teeth involved
- Types of procedures
- Length of time involved with Invisalign treatment
We address primary concerns first before moving on to secondary procedures. We know most patients are concerned about dental expenses. We do everything possible to make your dentistry affordable and attainable to our patients.
What are porcelain veneers?
Veneers are thin layers of dental porcelain bonded to the front of your teeth. They conceal a range of imperfections, including:
- Small chips
- Small fractures
- Minor gaps and spacing issues
- Shape-related deformities
- Discolored teeth
- Mild enamel erosion
What are all-porcelain crowns?
Porcelain may also be shaped to fit on top of prepared teeth. These porcelain crowns restore the strength and appearance of teeth weakened or damaged by decay or other trauma. Porcelain crowns also mimic the appearance of natural teeth. Treated teeth can last a lifetime with regular dental check-ups and cleanings at our office.
How do you whiten teeth?
We use professional teeth whitening systems, such as Opalescence®. From our considerable experience, patients get great results and less sensitivity with home whitening. This method involves wearing whitening trays that are customized to fit your mouth. The trays are filled with a prescription whitening gel. When worn as directed, the whitening gel is evenly, comfortably, and safely transferred to the teeth. Trays used at home are convenient and only require occasional touch-ups to maintain results. Your teeth may be lightened by up to eight shades, depending on the level of stains.
To find out what is best to regain your smile’s healthy vibrance, schedule a smile consultation at our office in Irvine, CA. Call us at (714) 908-7472