Outside of general dentistry, including check-ups, regular dental cleanings, and preventative dentistry such as sealants, bonding, and porcelain crowns, Park Place Dentistry in Irvine also provides a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services. Our office uses the latest dental technologies to provide better smiles, and Dr. Masi Hashemian is dedicated to helping you find which cosmetic dentistry option is best for you.
At your Irvine cosmetic dentist office, you can fix the problem of a lost tooth by asking about our dental implants. Rather than being faced with the options of dentures or bridges, or simply living life with a missing tooth altogether, you can opt for a more permanent solution. Our implants involve a total root replacement along with a crown portion that is anchored securely to the root. This ensures your implant will not slip or fall out with normal activity like eating, brushing your teeth, or talking. The permanent aspect of the dental implants provide you with more comfort and self-esteem, and if you take care of your implants, they will last a lifetime. If you think that a dental implant would work for you and would like to discuss the option with your Irvine cosmetic dentist, simply call our office. We will be happy to answer any of your questions or concerns, and if you’d like, schedule you for a consultation with Dr. Masi Hashemian. Dental implants are an especially good option for you if your gums are healthy enough to support the root replacement.
If you have a smile that you wish were straighter, you might be hesitant to consider getting it fixed due to the cumbersome look and feel of traditional metal braces. Fortunately, a new technology allows you to get the benefit of aligners without the downside of braces. Invisalign aligners, offered right at Park Place Dentistry by your Irvine cosmetic dentist, are a virtually undetectable clear alternative to braces. Most people won’t even be able to tell that you are wearing them.
Your Irvine dentist will evaluate your smile during an initial consultation and help you determine if Invisalign will work for you. Your dentist will also fit you for your aligners and go over a treatment plan with you. You will need to have new aligners placed every two weeks or so in order to keep your orthodontic treatment plan moving in the right direction.
Unlike braces, Invisalign aligners do not carry restrictions on the types of foods that you can eat. This is because Invisalign aligners are made to be removed when you eat, and then easily popped back in when you are done. You can also take out your aligners in order to brush your teeth, so your oral care routine can stay the same. The aligners themselves are even easy to clean, and can simply be brushed like your teeth and then rinsed in warm water. There are also Invisalign cleaning kits available for you to try.
Are you self-conscious of your smile due to superficially stained teeth, fractured or chipped teeth, gaps between your teeth, or a smile that simply looks worn out and aged? At Park Place Dentistry, we offer veneers made from porcelain that are bonded to your teeth permanently. The material is designed to mimic the look of your real, natural teeth and provides strength and durability that is similar to your natural teeth.
Your Irvine cosmetic dentist will work with you to determine which cosmetic improvements you are seeking to make to your smile and will help you decide if porcelain veneers are your best option. Once you decide on veneers, the entire process can take place in only two visits to our office.
Since each veneer is carefully tailored to your teeth, no two are the same – and the result is a flawless looking smile that looks like your natural teeth. Your veneers will repel any future stains that could be caused by coffee, tea, or cigarettes.
To apply veneers, your dentist will remove a small amount of tooth enamel in the location to make room for the veneer. A resin that is sensitive to light will be placed between your tooth and the thin veneer shell, and then hardened with a curing light. This creates a bond that will last, which is crucial when it comes to comfort and durability of your smile.
If you would like to find out whether cosmetic dentistry is best for you, then contact our office today. We will schedule a time for you to consult with our experienced Irvine cosmetic dentist.