A Quick Guide
A Quick Guide
Element Dental is the premier Cosmetic Dentist on the Central Coast
Cosmetic dentistry involves the design of a new smile and there are many avenues to achieve the desired result. Cosmetic dentistry is not just veneers, it is any treatment that can improve the smile. Treatments can include teeth whitening, gum sculpting, orthodontics, restorations, crowns, onlays, and implants. It can involve one tooth or can involve all teeth in cases where vertical dimension has been lost. In addition to the management of the teeth, a big part of the smile is the surrounding soft tissues. We address gummy smiles through botulinum products, and thinning lips and deep nasolabial folds through the use of hyaluronic acid fillers.
Most people looking to have their smile improved are unhappy with certain aspects but very often they just do not like their smile and they do not know how to improve their smile. It is our responsibility to determine what each individual does not like and what they would like changed. It is also our responsibility to identify if there are any additional areas to correct. Commonly people do not like one thing, and it is only on thorough discussion that we find there are several things they would prefer to have corrected. There are also times where people are not bothered by what might be expected to be a bothersome issue, so it is so important to understand and address what the patient desires. This is where training and experience in smile design, an artistic nature, and excellent communication are so important.
Smile Design Gallery
Cosmetic dentistry is a minimal part of dental education and you need to ensure you are seeking a practitioner with additional training that is experienced. It is always good to review before and after photos. Please have a browse through our Gallery below to see some of our smile design cases.