A Smile that Conveys Health, Confidence and Beauty
Thanks to modern dentistry techniques and technology, no one has to live with a smile they don’t like. There are treatment solutions for virtually any dental imperfection — including teeth that are crooked, chipped, cracked, discolored or stained. When performed individually or in tandem, cosmetic dentistry treatments can give you the picture-perfect smile you desire.
To achieve remarkable results, it is essential to work with the right cosmetic dentist. Dr. Andrew Hunter is one of the top cosmetic dentists in El Cajon. He understands what makes a smile warm and inviting, and how to highlight its best qualities. Drawing upon a range of cutting-edge cosmetic dentistry treatments, Dr. Hunter creates smiles that project youth, health, confidence and happiness.
Porcelain veneers are small pieces of porcelain laminate that are placed over the surface of the teeth to conceal minor cosmetic flaws. Dr. Hunter places veneers over teeth that are chipped, cracked, stained or discolored. He can also use veneers on teeth that are uneven in shape or size to create uniformity.
Teeth whitening brightens teeth that are dull, discolored or stained. Dr. Hunter can perform chair-side teeth whitening with a special light-activated bleaching gel, or he can provide customized, well-fitting whitening trays for patients to use at home.
Bonding is a conservative treatment that involves applying a composite resin material to the teeth to reshape them or repair slight cosmetic flaws. Bonding can repair teeth that are chipped, cracked, fractured, discolored or decayed. The treatment can also make the teeth appear longer or wider, closing gaps between the teeth or creating uniformity within the smile.
Smile design is the process of visualizing and creating an attractive smile. A newly rejuvenated smile can brighten up the entire face. A smile makeover treatment plan typically includes two or more cosmetic dentistry procedures that are combined to make over the smile. This could include any combination of the following:
- teeth whitening
- the placement of porcelain veneers
- dental bonding
- the placement of a dental implant
The most effective way to replace the look and feel of a natural tooth is with a dental implant. Implants consist of a small titanium screw or post, which is placed in the jawbone, where it becomes part of the anatomy. Once it has healed, the post is topped with an artificial tooth that matches the shape, size and color of the surrounding natural teeth. Implants support full chewing ability and clear speech, and provide the confidence to smile naturally.
Dentures are special appliances that recreate the look of the teeth and gums. They are usually recommended to patients that have lost most or all of their teeth. Dentures may be removable for cleaning or fixed in the mouth and secured with a few dental implant posts.
Schedule a Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation
To learn more about any of the treatment options mentioned on this page, please contact El Cajon cosmetic dentist Dr. Andrew Hunter and request an informational consultation. Call (619) 444-6157 or email our office today!