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Are you dissatisfied with your smile? If so, you need to learn about all of the different cosmetic dentistry procedures offered by your dentists at Pacific Dental Care in Palmdale, Rosamond, and Lancaster, CA, that can transform your appearance.
Would you like to brighten your smile?
Brushing alone sometimes isn't enough to keep your smile looking bright and white. Stains from coffee, tea, cola, wine, and nicotine can make your teeth look dull and yellow. Fortunately, professional teeth whitening offers a simple solution to this issue! Taking just about an hour at one of our offices in Palmdale, Rosamond, or Lancaster, CA, this treatment bleaches away stains and leaves you with a radiant smile that can last for years. Custom take-home kits are also available from our offices.
Do flaws and imperfections make you want to frown?
Your dentist offers several cosmetic dentistry treatments that can improve the way your teeth look including:
- Bonding: Bonding hides discolorations, repairs chips/other damage, closes gaps, and improves tooth shape. During treatment, flexible, tooth-colored composite resin is applied to your teeth to then be bonded to the enamel with a curing light.
- Veneers: Thin veneers are attached to the fronts of your teeth, in order to hide a chip or shallow crack, eliminate between-teeth gaps, or change the shape or length of a tooth. They can also also be used to hide one discolored tooth or whiten all of your teeth.
- Crowns: Dental crowns fit over problematic teeth to not only improve their discolored appearance and odd shaping, but also to fortify them from possible damage.
Have you lost a tooth?
A missing tooth changes your appearance and may make chewing difficult. Depending on the number of teeth you've lost, you may want to consider restoring your smile with a bridge, dental implant, or dentures.
Do you have a gum issue?
Removing excess gum tissue during a minor oral surgical procedure can improve your gummy smile. If your teeth look too long due to receding gums, your dentist may recommend a gum graft to restore your gum tissue.
Give us a call!
Renew your smile with a cosmetic dentistry treatment! Schedule an appointment with your dentists at Pacific Dental Care by calling (661) 267-5700 for the West Palmdale, CA, office, (661) 285-8600 for the East Palmdale office, (661) 256-2500 for the Rosamond office or (661) 948-8187 for the Lancaster office.
Have you ever wondered how braces realign your teeth? Whether you have crooked teeth, large spaces between teeth, or a bite problem, your Pacific Dental Care orthodontists offer braces that can improve your smile! Read on to learn how their offices in Rosamond, Lancaster, West Palmdale, and East Palmdale, CA, can improve your alignment!
Pressure is the key
The roots of your teeth are connected to your jawbone with fibrous connective tissues called periodontal ligaments. The ligaments have a little give to them, which allows your teeth to gradually reposition themselves if they receive constant pressure from braces.
If you choose metal or ceramic braces, your orthodontists in Rosamond, Lancaster, West Palmdale or East Palmdale will attach brackets to your teeth with dental cement before threading metal wires through them. You'll then visit the office approximately every four to six weeks for adjustments to the tension of the wires.
Lingual braces, which are attached to the backs of teeth, also use the wire and bracket method.
Clear aligner trays, the newest orthodontic option, use a different approach. With this treatment, you will receive a series of aligner trays, each of which will be worn for about two weeks. No adjustments are needed with clear aligners. Your trays exert constant, gentle pressure on your teeth and are designed to accomplish specific straightening goals. Additionally, unlike metal and ceramic braces, you can remove your clear aligners when you eat, brush and floss, or play sports. However, the trays must still be worn for 20 to 22 hours per day.
Interested in treatment? Give us a call!
Schedule an appointment with your Pacific Dental Care orthodontist by calling (661) 256-2500 for the Rosamond, CA, office, (661) 267-5700 for the West Palmdale, CA, office, (661) 948-8187 for the Lancaster office, or (661) 285-8600 for the East Palmdale, CA, office.
Find out the most effective way to get the straighter smile you’ve always wanted.
If you are dealing with a crooked or misaligned smile, then you already know that getting braces could improve both your appearance and your oral health. That being said, there are so many different kinds of braces on the market today that it can often be difficult to decide which type is right for you—this is where our Palmdale, CA, dentists can help.
When you think about braces, chances are you that you're picturing traditional metal bracket-and-wire braces. Of course, don’t let this classic look fool you; metal braces have changed a lot over the years. They are now lightweight and sleeker than ever before, making them more comfortable to wear.
Those who are looking to correct more complex alignment issues, need jaw realignment, or are looking for a more budget-friendly orthodontic treatment are all ideal candidates for traditional metal braces.
Ceramic braces function and look just like traditional braces, but the key difference is that the brackets are made from a clear ceramic making them less visible. As you might imagine, ceramic braces allow patients who require traditional braces to be able to have a more discreet and aesthetically pleasing option.
Of course, it’s important that the wearer is dedicated to maintaining good oral hygiene, as the elastics can become discolored if you don’t thoroughly brush and floss on a regular basis.
Again, if our Palmdale, CA, general dentist has determined that the most effective approach to a straighter smile will be with traditional braces you may also want to weigh the pros and cons of lingual braces. They function just like traditional metal braces, but instead of being bonded to the front of the teeth, they are actually adhered to the back for complete discretion.
Of course, lingual braces aren’t ideal for all patients. Those who play certain instruments or sports, as well as those with underbites may not be good candidates for lingual braces.
This orthodontic option is popular for older teens and adults who want to fix their misaligned smiles but with a subtler approach. Clear aligner systems such as Invisalign make it possible to fix everything from overbites and underbites to gaps between teeth and overcrowding through the use of transparent, plastic aligners rather than brackets and wires. Aligners are also removable so you can brush, floss, and eat the way you normally would even without braces.
Do you have questions about the type of braces that would be ideal for your smile needs? Want to find out if your smile could benefit from orthodontic treatment? If so, call Pacific Dental Care today. We offer comprehensive dentistry to Palmdale, Rosamond, and Lancaster, CA.
West Palmdale, CA, (661) 267-5700; East Palmdale, CA, (661) 285-8600; Rosamond, CA, (661) 256-2500; Lancaster, CA, (661) 948-8187.
Want a smile that radiates beauty? Professional teeth whitening can rejuvenate your smile and erase years of dental stains through a safe and proven process. Pacific Dental Care, with offices in West Palmdale, East Palmdale, Rosamond, and Lancaster, CA, routinely provides this treatment to patients with fantastic results. Read on to learn how teeth whitening can rejuvenate your smile!
1. It will give you a brilliantly white smile
Professional teeth whitening comes in two different forms that can both give you a dazzling white smile. Take-home whitening involves custom-fitted dental trays filled with tooth whitening gel that you can use at your own residence. For in-office bleaching, on the other hand, your dentist will combine tooth whitening gel with heat or light to speed up the whitening process. You will look and feel more attractive after a teeth whitening treatment!
2. You will get dramatic results
You will get winning results in less time if you have your teeth professionally whitened. Although many over-the-counter teeth whitening systems and products are available, including whitening mouth rinses, strips, and toothpastes, most people will not see great results with them. However, the bleaching gels that our dentists use are much stronger than OTC whitening kits and provide much better outcomes.
3. You will see results quickly
You can whiten your teeth in a flash with a professional in-office teeth whitening treatment, as it takes less than 45 minutes to create a bright-white smile. A professional take-home teeth whitening treatment also provides outstanding results, although it takes one or two weeks of use.
4. You will take years off your look
This reason is why teeth whitening is such a popular procedure among Hollywood celebrities. Despite our advancing age, many people want to look younger, and according to a survey conducted by Oral-B, healthy-looking teeth help adults achieve this. The study also showed that teeth whitening is even more effective in restoring a youthful appearance than a facelift!
Interested? Give Us a Call!
Ready for a smile makeover? Start your journey today! Call one of our offices to make an appointment for a dental consultation—West Palmdale, CA, (661) 267-5700; East Palmdale, CA, (661) 285-8600; Rosamond, CA, (661) 256-2500; Lancaster, CA, (661) 948-8187. We want you to live your best possible life!
Discover what makes someone an ideal candidate for a professional whitening treatment.
Teeth whitening is one of the most common cosmetic dental treatments our Palmdale, CA, dentists offer. This is because it provides your smile with vibrant, whiter results without having to undergo invasive dentistry. In fact, most patients get the results they are looking for in just one session. So, what makes someone right for professional teeth whitening?
Most adults with healthy teeth and gums are ideal for professional teeth whitening, no matter whether you choose to get professional in-office or at-home whitening care from us. Before you undergo teeth whitening, our Palmdale cosmetic dentist will want to examine your smile to make sure that your teeth and gums are healthy enough for treatment.
Patients who have yellow dental stains are often the best candidates for professional teeth whitening treatment as compared to those dealing with brown stains or internal stains, which are often blue in color. Internal stains aren’t usually responsive to professional teeth whitening; however, there are other ways to cover these discolorations.
It’s also important to note that dental restorations such as crowns and fillings also won’t whiten with treatment; professional whitening only works on natural tooth enamel. Of course, this is something to discuss with our dentist in Palmdale, CA, during your consultation because this doesn’t necessarily mean that teeth whitening isn’t for you. If we determine that the fillings or crown is visible after whitening treatment we can replace these restorations for more even results.
Of course, teeth whitening isn’t an ideal option for everyone. You may not be the best candidate for teeth whitening if:
- You are pregnant or currently breastfeeding
- You are under 16 years old
- You have active gum disease or cavities
- You have sensitive teeth
- You are allergic to peroxide or other ingredients found in the whitening gel
- You are looking for permanent results
Here at Pacific Dental Care, we believe that getting your ideal smile shouldn’t be that difficult. If you are interested in finding out whether professional teeth whitening is right for you, call one of our offices in Rosamond, West Palmdale, Lancaster and East, Palmdale, CA, to schedule your consultation. Let’s give you something to smile about.