A sparkling set of pearly white but naturally shaped teeth are often thought to be the secret behind the ultimate winning smile - not to mention Hollywood-esque good looks.
A perfect celebrity smile is composed of a few key ingredients:
* White teeth
* Straight and uniform tooth alignment
* No breakage or wear and tear
* Maintained cleanliness and oral health
A perfect smile comes from a combination of routine cleaning and aesthetic dentistry, and Beverly Hills dentists are fully equipped for both.
TOP SMILE ENHANCING PROCEDURES:
* E-Max Veneers: a quick and effective way to repair all imperfections on teeth for a more aesthetically pleasing and functional smile in only two visits.
* Teeth Whitening: if your only issue is dull and yellow teeth, whitening (or bleaching) can also help you achieve a celebrity smile in just two visits.
* Invisalign: a discreet alternative to braces that straighten your teeth for a more uniform smile.
* Full Mouth Reconstruction: a personalized combination of multiple procedures to give you your best possible smile.
* Dental Cleaning and Prevention: the most important element of a celebrity smile because a beautiful mouth starts with cleanliness and health. It is essential to visit your dentist twice a year for cleanings.
For more information on how you can perfect your smile, schedule a consultation with one of the best cosmetic dentists in Beverly Hils today.
This revolutionary cosmetic solution is exclusively available at Smile Designers Dental Center, its unlike traditional veneers because they require no shots, no drilling of tooth structure and no pain!
Custom designed NNN VENEERS can give you the beautiful smile you have always wanted, it’s a painless and permanent cosmetic solution for stained, discolored, chipped or misaligned teeth.
They are contact-lens thin veneers that are directly applied over existing teeth by our NNN VENEERS licensed dentists to bring out a beautiful, healthy and permanent white smile.
3-Zirconia Crowns and Bridges
Zirconia is a form of the metallic element Zirconium and is similar in properties to a natural diamond, so it combines the strength and beauty to make it the perfect solution in replacing missing teeth, strengthening week teeth, implant supports and also widely used in smile make overs no matter how complicated the case was to give the best results.
What is smile design?
Ever wondered about how some of the famous celebrities suddenly improve their smiles overnight? A smile design is a quick and minimal-invasive procedure. Properly planned and executed by an experienced team of Dentist and Ceramists, it creates straighter, whiter and beautiful natural looking smiles.
Smile designs can do wonders to fully restore your dental health and appearance regardless of the original state of your existing teeth. We at the GDDC, work with our own specialized ceramist to create veneers and crowns in the most precise and esthetic fashion to deliver the smile you deserve.
Composite veneers is a simple conservative way to improve the appearance of your smile, during the process our skilled dentists will place composite material directly onto the tooth surface in order to lighten the color, repair chips, fill gaps, and make other minor cosmetic changes, then the composite is hardened and polished to give an aesthetic restoration with little or no preparation in just one comfortable and painless visit.
There are many products and techniques available for patients who want to achieve a brighter smile, and with so many options available, it can be difficult to choose the method that is right for you. The best way to begin any teeth-whitening regimen is to schedule an appointment and talk to your doctor about the differences between in-office professional whitening and at-home whitening.
IN-OFFICE TEETH WHITENING
The first professional option is commonly referred to as in-office whitening. This procedure is performed in a dental office. During an appointment, your dental professional will apply a whitening gel to the surface of your teeth. The entire office visit generally takes about 90 minutes and you will be able to see results immediately.
AT-HOME TEETH WHITENING - TRAY WHITENING
Tray bleaching is a type of professional whitening that uses custom-made trays and whitening gel only available through your dentist. The whitening gel is placed in custom-fitted trays that fit perfectly over your teeth. As the peroxide in the gel breaks down, hydroxyradicals help whiten stained teeth. Unlike strips, this process whitens all your natural teeth and may contain ingredients intended to provide maximum comfort. At-home professional tray whitening generally takes ten to 14 days, although you may notice results in as little as three to five days.
Fluoride is effective in preventing cavities and tooth decay and in preventing plaque from building up and hardening on the tooth’s surface.
A fluoride treatment in your dentist’s office takes just a few minutes. After the treatment, patients may be asked not to rinse, eat, or drink for at least 30 minutes in order to allow the teeth to absorb the fluoride.
Depending on your oral health or your doctor’s recommendation, you may be required to have a fluoride treatment every three, six, or 12 months.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF DENTAL SEALANTS?
Sometimes brushing is not enough, especially when it comes to those hard-to-reach spots in your mouth. It is difficult for your toothbrush to get in-between the small cracks and grooves on your teeth. If left alone, those tiny areas can develop tooth decay. Sealants give your teeth extra protection against decay and help prevent cavities.
Dental sealants are plastic resins that bond and harden in the deep grooves on your tooth’s surface. When a tooth is sealed, the tiny grooves become smooth and are less likely to harbor plaque. With sealants, brushing your teeth becomes easier and more effective against tooth decay.
Sealants are typically applied to children’s teeth as a preventive measure against tooth decay after the permanent teeth have erupted. However, adults can also receive sealants on healthy teeth. It is more common to seal “permanent” teeth rather than “baby” teeth, but every patient has unique needs, and your dentist will recommend sealants on a case-by-case basis.
HOW LONG DO SEALANTS ON TEETH LAST?
Sealants last from three to five years, but it is fairly common to see adults with sealants still intact from their childhood. A dental sealant only provides protection when it is fully intact, so if your sealants come off, let your dentist know, and schedule an appointment for your teeth to be re-sealed.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are substitutes for the roots of missing teeth. They act as an anchor for a replacement tooth or crown or a set of replacement teeth.
Am I a candidate for implants?
Implant patients are of all ages and implants may be the right choice for anyone missing one or more teeth due to injury, disease or decay. They are especially practical for patients who can no longer wear removable dentures.
Are there different kinds of implants?
There are many shapes, sizes and brands of implants available. We will let you know which implant is the right one for you.
Do I have enough bone?
It is important for a patient to have enough bone to support the implant. If you do not have enough bone, there are many safe and effective ways to correct bone deficiency. Your dentist will assess this and advise you if additional bone material is needed.
Will this take a long time?
Treatment time can vary greatly depending on your needs. Each situation needs a separate evaluation.
Dental Implants for Tooth Replacement
Your teeth were designed to last a lifetime, but sometimes they don’t! Replacing missing teeth is important to your general health and to the health of your other teeth. Not only do you lose chewing ability when a tooth is lost, but unreplaced teeth can cause other teeth to be lost, tipped or crowded and create subsequent problems. Also, there are the obvious problems of poor appearance and loss of self-esteem caused by one or more missing teeth.
Dental implants should always be considered as an option to replace a failing or missing tooth. Replacement of lost teeth with dental implants has been used for treating missing teeth for more than 50 years and is recognized as an effective treatment choice. Treatment is considered more predictable than bridgework, resin bonded bridges and endodontic treatment
* Temporomandibular joint disorders
* Oromandibular dystonia
* Mandibular spasm
* Pathologic clenching
* Dental implant and surgery
* Gummy smile
* Masseteric hypertrophy
* Facial wrinkles
Dermal fillers are also used for lip augmentation and are used by dentists for high lip line cases, uneven lips, and to make the peri-oral area more esthetic. The face looks more youthful and is the perfect complement to any esthetic dentistry case that you do.
SINGLE VISIT ROOT CANAL TREATMENT
Good News The majority of root canal procedures can be now performed in a painless single visit. With the application of modern techniques in dentistry, root canal is now easy and fast. However, some cases with severe infection or difficult anatomy still need more time and extra visits, in order to obtain the best quality treatment.
HAS YOUR DENTIST TOLD YOU THAT YOU NEED ROOT CANAL TREATMENT?
If so, you’re not alone. Millions of teeth are treated and saved each year with root canal, or endodontic, treatment.
To understand a root canal procedure, it helps to know about the anatomy of the tooth. Inside the tooth, under the white enamel and a hard layer called the dentin, is a soft tissue called the pulp. The pulp contains blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue, and helps to grow the root of your tooth during development. In a fully developed tooth, the tooth can survive without the pulp because the tooth continues to be nourished by the tissues surrounding it.
Root canal treatment treats the inside of the tooth, and it is necessary when the pulp becomes inflamed or infected. The inflammation or infection can have a variety of causes: deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, faulty crowns, or a crack or chip in the tooth. In addition, trauma to a tooth may cause pulp damage even if the tooth has no visible chips or cracks. If pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can cause pain or lead to an abscess.
HOW DOES ROOT CANAL TREATMENT SAVE THE TOOTH?
During root canal treatment, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. Afterwards, the tooth is restored with a crown or filling for protection. After restoration, the tooth continues to function like any other tooth.
Contrary to jokes about the matter, modern root canal treatment is very similar to having a routine filling and usually can be completed in one or two appointments, depending on the condition of your tooth and your personal circumstances. You can expect a comfortable experience during and after your appointment.
Saving the natural tooth with root canal treatment has many advantages:
• Efficient chewing
• Normal biting force and sensation
• Natural appearance
• Protects other teeth from excessive wear or strain
Root canal treatment helps you maintain your natural smile, continue eating the foods you love and limits the need for ongoing dental work. With proper care, most teeth that have had root canal treatment can last as long as other natural teeth and often for a lifetime.
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF NEEDING ROOT CANAL TREATMENT?
Signs to look for include pain, prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold, tenderness to touch and chewing, discoloration of the tooth, and swelling, drainage and tenderness in the lymph nodes as well as nearby bone and gum tissues. Sometimes, however, there are no symptoms.
WILL I FEEL PAIN DURING OR AFTER THE PROCEDURE?
Many endodontic procedures are performed to relieve the pain of toothaches caused by pulp inflammation or infection. With modern techniques and anesthetics, most patients report that they are comfortable during the procedure. For the first few days after treatment, your tooth may feel sensitive, especially if there was pain or infection before the procedure. This discomfort can be relieved with over-the-counter or prescription medications. Follow your endodontist’s instructions carefully.
Bleeding gums is a sign of an underlying problem that needs periodontal therapy, it can take various forms, but the goal is always to restore diseased tissue to health.
Our periodontists are specialized at diagnosing and treating all forms of gum disease, which includes treating the related damage to the teeth and jawbone that results from gum disease. They also use thorough diagnostics, patient education and advanced minimally invasive procedures to effectively treat gum disease and save teeth and bone.
After conducting a comprehensive exam to discover the extent of gum disease and determine the appropriate treatment we take digital x-rays to get a complete picture of the gum and bone level and when necessary we take a 360 degree 3D image of the entire jaw using our 3D CT scanner then a treatment plan will be formulated to educate you on your case so you know exactly what will go on and what will happen during your treatment.
The first line of attack against periodontal disease is a full deep cleaning, where we remove the accumulated bacterial plaque and calculus on the tooth surfaces above and below the gum line ,we also smooth out the root surface ,which makes it harder for bacteria to attach to the tooth and easier for the gums to reattach .we use ultrasonic scalers for gentle and effective scaling and they emit high-frequency vibrations that gently remove plaque and calculus from the tooth surfaces without damage to the tooth or root structure.
The use of dental lasers is very effective in periodontal diseases, it gently removes damaged tissue and eliminates bacteria from deep pockets, so its main use is disinfection and speeding up the healing process.
*Gum Surgery /Gum Grafting
Our doctors can graft gum tissue over your tooth roots where your gums have receded and restore your natural gum line. This not only enhances your smile, it protects your roots from decay and preserves the stability and health of your teeth.
*Cosmetic Gum Treatment
Uneven gum lines and gums that are too large around your teeth can cause your smile to look unattractive, and in some cases can affect your overall oral health.
Our doctors can lengthen the crowns of your teeth and re-sculpt your gum line to correct the following cosmetic or dental concern:
* A “gummy smile”, caused by the gums covering too much of the teeth making the teeth appear short.
* An uneven gum line.
* The crown of a tooth which is too short for a dental restoration.
* A tooth which has never erupted through the gums or descended to its proper place in the dental arch. This leaves a space in the arch that adversely affects the bite.
By far the most common form of braces, they are made from a high-grade stainless steel. These braces will straighten your teeth using brackets and arch wires. Ask our orthodontist about the fun color options for your elastics to give your braces a more personalized look!
Clear (Ceramic) Braces
Clear braces are made from a ceramic that is less visible on your teeth than the traditional metal braces. They are typically used as a cosmetic alternative to the metal braces for patients who are concerned about the look of the metal in their smile.
Our orthodontists are certified Invisalign providers, this training allows them to offer a way for you to get the beautiful, straight smile that you have always wanted without the metal braces.
During the treatment, you will wear a series of clear aligner trays, that are nearly invisible as well as comfortable and they are custom made for your specific case using digital scans and 3D imaging technology. They will gradually straighten your teeth, you will wear each set of aligners for about two weeks and then you will move to the next aligner. Your teeth will begin to gradually move week by week, until they have moved to their desired position, and unlike traditional braces you will not need to modify your diet and daily routines to help ensure the treatment is effective, in fact you are able to remove the invisible aligner so you can eat, drink, brush and floss just as you already do.
This technology also provides the ability to see how your straightened teeth will look when you finish your treatment by using their digital imaging.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO BEGIN ORTHODONTICS?
Though an Orthodontist can enhance a smile at any age, there is an optimal time period to begin treatment. Beginning treatment at this time ensures the greatest result and the least amount of time and expense. The Canadian and American Association of Orthodontists recommend that the initial orthodontic evaluation should occur at the first sign of orthodontic problems or no later than age 7. At this early age, orthodontic treatment may not be necessary, but vigilant examination can anticipate the most advantageous time to begin treatment.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF EARLY ORTHODONTIC EVALUATION?
Early evaluation provides both timely detection of problems and greater opportunity for more effective treatment. Prudent intervention guides growth and development, preventing serious problems later. When orthodontic intervention is not necessary, an orthodontist can carefully monitor growth and development and begin treatment when it is ideal. We will offer annual complimentary recall examinations to monitor your child’s jaw growth and dental development until comprehensive orthodontic treatment will be most beneficial.
THE RIGHT TIME FOR BRACES
Most people believe that if they didn’t get braces while they were adolescents it’s too late to get them as adults. The truth, though, is that you can get braces no matter how old (or young) you are. Obviously there are some risks involved with putting them in a very young mouth or on baby teeth, because nobody can predict what will happen with the adult teeth once they have grown in. As soon as someone has had his entire set of adult teeth come in, though, he can get braces whenever he (or his parents) wants him to have them.
If you are a mother or father and you have a son or daughter that needs braces, the earlier your child gets them, the better for your child. An orthodontist will even see children as young as second or third grade because it is common for teeth to need to have at least some degree or preparatory work done before the braces can be put once the child has gotten older. If you think your son or daughter might need to have braces, make an appointment with an Orthodontist as soon as your child is old enough for the visit. More than a few people have discovered that if the work gets done early enough in life, the braces don’t have to be kept on the teeth for nearly as long.
Inpiduals who wait to get braces until they are adults are going to have to have the work done over a longer period of time. This is because an adult jaw is completely formed. Your teeth have stopped moving and are in what you believe to be their final spaces. As you grew up, your teeth stayed pretty loose—at least in terms of positions so that there would be room for new teeth as they grew in. After your teeth have stopped growing in, though, the roots become secure and correcting a tooth’s position gets much more difficult.
That doesn’t mean that if you are an adult you can’t get your teeth straight. A lot of people wait until they are all grown up to have work done on their teeth because their parents couldn’t afford to do the work when they were kids. A quarter of all orthodontic patients are grownups.