Your smile is an important part of your appearance. However, if you are like many adults, you may find things that you would like to change or improve. That is why it is important to find a dentist who offers a full suite of cosmetic dental services. Dr. Richard Evans of Summit Dental of La Mesa, CA, helps his patients keep their mouths happy and healthy. He helps patients understand how a cosmetic dentist can help improve their appearance and their health.
- Brighten your smile. Whether your teeth are stained from years of a morning coffee habit or frequent red wine happy hours, professional teeth whitening services offer far better results than over-the-counter options available at the drugstore. Patients can choose between in-office whitening treatment that delivers results quickly – usually in one appointment that lasts less than two hours, or at-home treatment that lightens the teeth gradually over a period of several weeks.
- Improve your teeth alignment. Many dental patients wish their teeth were a little straighter. In some cases, misalignment has never been treated before. In others, patients notice that their teeth are shifting years after traditional orthodontic treatment has been completed. Regardless, adults are often thrilled to find out that they can straighten their smile without the brackets and wires of traditional orthodontic treatment. With SureSmile clear aligners, teeth are gently shifted back into proper alignment with far less noticeability than braces.
- Improve your oral health. While cosmetic issues may be the incentive to schedule the consultation, there are often oral health benefits to cosmetic dentistry. For example, a broken tooth that causes patients to feel self-conscious can lead to more pain if not addressed. Teeth that are misaligned can cause headaches, crowding, and cavities. And a tooth that is missing can cause the remaining teeth to shift, can create pockets where food becomes trapped, and can cause the face to droop as the jawbone begins to weaken.
- Address several issues at once. Comprehensive care is an important part of dentistry. Most patients do not just have one issue that is causing them to feel self-conscious. With a trusted cosmetic dentist, you can discuss all your concerns and develop a complete plan to address them in the most effective order and with treatments that will work for your unique timeline, lifestyle, and budget.
Finding a cosmetic dentist does not have to be a challenge. However, it is important to find someone that makes you feel comfortable. Many patients find that asking their friends or family for a referral is a great place to start. Then it is important to meet the dentist and his team, learn about the practice and services they offer, and make sure you feel like a valued patient. Your dentist will also be able to show you before and after pictures so you can evaluate the quality of their work.
If you are not happy with your smile, call Dr. Evans at Summit Dental at (619) 494-2492. Dr. Evans and his team are committed to helping their patients achieve the smile they want and deserve.