“Cosmetic dentistry” is the umbrella term for dental treatments performed to restore or improve the appearance of your teeth. And while appearance is the main focus of cosmetic dentistry, most treatments under it also restore tooth functionality and health.
There are various treatments and types of treatments under cosmetic dentistry:
Tooth Replacement Options
Losing a tooth, especially in the front, can not only be very embarrassing but can also compromise your ability to chew and speak clearly. Therefore, we offer different tooth replacement options:
Dentures: These are detachable dental appliances that consist of artificial teeth and an acrylic gum-colored base (complete dentures) or a metal framework and attachment clasps (partial dentures).
Dental bridges: A bridge is used to replace a missing tooth or teeth that are flanked by healthy teeth on either side. It consists of an artificial tooth or teeth that are attached to crowns that will be placed over the prepared healthy teeth on either side of the gap.
Dental Implants: A dental implant is a special titanium screw that is placed into your jaw to work as a replacement tooth root. The implant can be used to support a single crown or, in tandem with other dental implants, a bridge or even fixed dentures.
Teeth can get stained by certain foods, drinks, and medications. Teeth whitening treatments remove deeply seated stains using a special peroxide solution to whiten and brighten your teeth.
Tooth Structural Restorations
A tooth can get damaged and become structurally compromised. We offer different treatment options to address different types of damage:
Composite bonding: This restoration is used when conventional fillings are not enough to repair the damage. The bonding composite material is tooth-colored and can be molded to resemble the section of the tooth it is supposed to restore.
Inlays and onlays: Inlays and onlays are dental-lab-fabricated restorations that cover dental damage on the top surface of the tooth, covering the section between the cusps or covering even the cusps should the damage extend that far.
Dental veneers: These are thin, custom-made shells that are bonded to the front of the teeth to conceal their imperfections, which include cracks, discoloration, crookedness, or gaps between teeth.
Contact Dr. Todd Curley, DDS, at (951) 698-6220 for inquiries or to book an appointment. Visit us at 39755 Murrieta Hot Springs Rd., Ste. D110, Murrieta, CA 92563 for the best dental treatments.