Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the appearance and aesthetics of your smile. It aims to create a more balanced, symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing smile. Common cosmetic dental services include teeth whitening, dental bonding, veneers, and tooth and gum contouring.

Cosmetic dentistry might be an option for you if you have::

  • Chipped or cracked teeth.
  • Small gaps or spaces between your teeth.
  • Discoloring and staining.
  • Misshapen teeth.
  • Misaligned teeth.

As long as you have healthy teeth and gums, you can pursue these treatments. But if you have extensive cavities or gum disease you will need to address those conditions first. Dr. Soto The Downey Dentist is ideal as we offer a full-line of dental services.

Teeth whitening – Over time, dark-colored foods and drinks (like coffee, tea and berries) can stain your teeth. Professional teeth whitening can dramatically and safely lighten the shade of your teeth and brighten your smile. In-office whitening takes about one hour to complete.

Dental bonding – Using  tooth-colored composite that matches your teeth colore, Dr. Soto can cover up and conceal cracks, craze lines (hairline cracks), discoloration and other cosmetic imperfections. Dental bonding can change the shape of a tooth to make it longer, wider or more uniform.

Porcelain veneers – Porcelain veneers are thin, strong shells that adhere to the front surfaces of your teeth. There are many types of veneers, including traditional and minimal prep. Like dental bonding, veneers can conceal a wide range of cosmetic flaws, including chips, cracks and discoloration.

Tooth contouring – This procedure removes small amounts of enamel to change the shape of your teeth and can complete tooth contouring during a single office visit. Because you only have so much natural enamel, there’s a limit to how much tooth structure can be removed.

Gum contouring – Some people are born with excess gum tissue. When this happens, it can make your smile appear “gummy” or unbalanced. During gum contouring, excess gum tissue is removed and your gum line is reshaped for a more symmetrical, balanced appearance.

Dr. Soto The Downey Dentist is dedicated to find the best ways to help you address your oral concerns by providing you with  a variety of cosmetic treatments in a relaxed, comfortable office.


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