Dr. de la Vega and his staff are experts at regaining the natural smile of your teeth and with a quick and non-invasive procedure are able to bring back their natural white luster in a matter of minutes. Cosmetic Dentistry includes teeth whitening and other cosmetic procedures to increase the luster and brightness of your natural tooth color.
Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance (though not necessarily the function) of a person’s teeth, gums and/or bite.
Dental bleaching, also known as tooth whitening, is a common procedure in general dentistry. According to the FDA, whitening restores natural tooth color and bleaching whitens beyond the natural color.
Common cosmetic dentistry options
Cosmetic dentistry may involve:
- the addition of a dental material to teeth or gums – examples: bonding, porcelain veneers (laminates), crowns (caps),gum grafts
- the removal of tooth structure or gums – examples: enameloplasty, gingivectomy
- neither adding nor removing dental materials, tooth structure, or gums – examples: teeth whitening (bleaching), gum depigmentation