Category Archives: Cosmetic Dentistry

Caring for Dental Implants

One of the best things about dental implants is that they function like your own teeth. But like your natural teeth, they require consistent, basic care – brushing, flossing, regular cleanings and visits to the dentist. There are also a few other things you must keep in mind after you get your implant(s). A dental implant needs to integrate into…

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A Glamorous Smile with Veneers

There are many ways to improve the appearance of teeth, lips, and gums. While many of these procedures are highly effective and may be the best treatment option under certain circumstances, they also can require anesthesia, discomfort, and significant downtime. Not so with veneers – for a specific group of patients, veneers can provide significant cosmetic improvement without some of…

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Conquer Your Fear of the Dentist’s Chair

We’ve all seen it a countless number of times, the tense expression on someone’s face as they say, “I have to go to the dentist today.” It almost always elicits a sympathetic response, because it’s something that many of us can relate to – a deeply rooted fear of dental work. Any dentist can explain in great detail the importance…

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Defining Cosmetic Dentistry

Ideally, any and all dental work should be performed with the aim of not only helping you feel your best, but also helping you look your best. While most dentists will have this in mind as they fit you with braces, place a bridge, or even just clean your teeth, there are some instances when having a specialist is probably…

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Dentist vs. Periodontist: How to Choose

“Do I need a periodontist or a dentist?” It’s a simple question with a surprisingly simple answer. The fact is, a periodontist is a dentist, just one with specialized skill. As with other branches of medicine, a Los Angeles dentist may specialize in a certain area. A periodontist specializes in surgical and non-surgical treatment of the bone and tissue that…

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