Things to Consider When Choosing a Cosmetic Dentist

Your smile is the first thing people notice, so it’s not surprising that most people would like to fix or change something about it. Whether it’s whiter teeth, replacing old dental fillings, or changing the size and shape of one or more teeth, fixing dental imperfections is a priority for many Americans. 

At the Center for Implant & Esthetic Dentistry in Beverly Hills, California, our periodontist Dr. Ramin Mahallati and our cosmetic dentistry team offer a range of services to help you achieve a perfect smile.

What to look for in a cosmetic dentist

Even simple cosmetic dental procedures like teeth whitening should always be performed by a licensed dental professional under the supervision of a board-certified dentist. 

Over-the-counter and commercial whitening products can help, but they won’t yield the same results and effectiveness as a professional teeth whitening treatment. They can also do more harm than good over the long term if they continue harsh and abrasive ingredients that damage your tooth enamel. 

Your cosmetic dentist should also be a general dentist

Many cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures overlap, and your cosmetic dental issues may be caused by or connected to an oral health problem that needs to be addressed. In other cases, you may have to get a restorative dentistry procedure before you get your cosmetic procedure. Certain oral health issues may affect the type of cosmetic procedure that works best for you.

Oral health problems like cavities or gum disease are usually treated before moving ahead with your cosmetic procedure. If you’re experiencing tooth loss, dental implants are a great option to address the accompanying oral health and cosmetic problem of missing teeth. 

Cosmetic dentistry is often referred to as an art as well as a science, so you’ll want to look for a dentist with the best dental technology and a solid track record of experience.

The most common restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedures include:

At your consultation, Dr. Mahallati will perform a comprehensive dental exam and discuss your options depending on your oral health and the improvements you’d like to make to your smile. 

For more information about the cosmetic dentistry services we offer at the Center for Implant & Esthetic Dentistry in Beverly Hills and to find the right treatment for you, contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mahallati or book an appointment online.

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