Posts for category: Cosmetic Dentist
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.
Some patients have to wait years and go to many dental appointments to get the beautiful smile that they’ve always wanted. If waiting that long simply isn’t an option for you, talk to your dentist about dental veneers. With veneers, you get a big difference in the appearance of your smile with a very small procedure that can be completed in about two or three appointments. Learn more about veneers from your Palmdale, CA dentist.
What Are Dental Veneers?
A veneer is a covering placed over the surface of a tooth to make it look more attractive, whiter and more naturally shaped. It’s commonly made of porcelain, which is a very tough and durable material that resembles natural tooth enamel. The veneer resists staining and fixes a number of common cosmetic problems, including chipping, gaps and ridges in the teeth.
What Will Happen at the Veneer Appointment?
When it’s clear that veneers can help your smile, the next step is to get your teeth prepared for them. The preparation process involves removing a small amount of tooth enamel from the front of the tooth to make room for the veneer and ensure a proper bond. Since a veneer is as thin as a contact lens, less than a millimeter of enamel is removed from the surface of the tooth. The Palmdale, CA dentist will take an impression of the tooth so that a proper veneer can be made. At the final appointment, the veneer is bonded and shaped to perfection.
How Long Will this New Smile Last?
Veneers are a wonder of cosmetic dentistry not just because they give you a big difference in your smile with a small procedure, but also because they are long-lasting. Once a porcelain veneer is bonded, it can last for as long as 20 years—maybe even longer. It’s important to treat your veneers with as much TLC as your other teeth to keep them looking great for as long as possible.
How Do You Care for Veneers?
The veneer has a strong bond to your tooth, but you have to keep it clean and free from plaque buildup to ensure its ongoing health and resilience. Brush around all surfaces of the tooth and floss between the teeth daily. Avoid biting hot foods (or drinking hot beverages) with your veneers as much as possible and drink less sugary beverages. One of the most important things to remember after you get veneers is to keep up with twice-yearly appointments for cleanings and checkups.
Contact your Palmdale, CA Dentist
Veneers can give your smile a makeover that you never imagined was possible, and it only takes one small dental procedure to make a big difference. Call your Palmdale, CA dentist for a veneers appointment today.