Dr. Karen Ho, DDS | Palm View Dental
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When you visit our Alhambra dental office, your smile and dental health are our top priorities. Dr. Karen Ho and Dr Min Hee Oh, DDS are dedicated to providing you with the personalized, quality dental care that you deserve.

What are Cosmetic Dental Procedures?

Cosmetic dental procedures are procedures that are handled by a dentist purely for cosmetic reasons. While there can be some medical or physical benefits to cosmetic dental procedures, they are primarily used to improve one's appearance. There are numerous types of cosmetic dental procedures that are commonly used today, including the following:

Tooth Reshaping

If you've had a tooth that's been broken or damaged, a cosmetic dentist can reshape it for you so that it has a natural appearance. Teeth that are misshapen can also be shaved down and rebuilt so that they have the correct appearance. This tooth reshaping process is one cosmetic dentistry procedure that is commonly performed after oral injuries, such as when someone is assaulted or trips and falls, causing damage to the teeth.

Cosmetic Dental Implants

One way to repair a tooth that has decayed, been broken, or is damaged severely is to replace it entirely with a cosmetic dental implant. In these situations, a cosmetic dentist mounts a permanent implant in place of the tooth. This eliminates the problem tooth, while filling the space it would leave with a solid, attractive, natural looking new tooth. These implants are permanent and can be brushed and cared for like a natural tooth.

Professional Teeth Whitening

Over time, substances like coffee, tea, and cigarettes can cause the enamel of your teeth to turn yellow. This unattractive appearance can be fought temporarily with over the counter tooth whitening kits, but it may not fix the problem entirely, especially if the staining is severe. A cosmetic dentist can professionally whiten your teeth, using stronger chemicals and applying them precisely, so that the stains are removed. Professional teeth whitening will provide you with higher quality results than over the counter kits.

Cosmetic Orthodontics

If you've struggled with crooked teeth your entire life, it may be time to consider cosmetic orthodontics. A cosmetic dentist or cosmetic orthodontist can evaluate the way your teeth are positioned in your mouth, then work to adjust their positions so that they're aligned correctly. It may take a bit of time to complete orthodontic treatments, but by the time you're finished you'll have the attractive smile and straight teeth that you've always wanted.

Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are another easy way to improve the appearance of your smile. If you've struggled with uneven enamel or simply wish you had a whiter, more even smile, cosmetic dental veneers are one way to achieve this goal. A cosmetic dentist can apply customized veneers to provide you with just the results you've been seeking. Ask a cosmetic dental professional about the options they have available, so you can choose the one that's most attractive to you. Then you can begin the application process as quickly as possible.

If you've been struggling with the appearance of your teeth and want to improve your smile, consult Palm View Dental today to learn more about what we can do for you. We'll be able to evaluate your teeth, jawline, and gums and provide you with a potential treatment plan.