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Whenever a patient comes to our Glendale cosmetic dentist office, looking to improve his or her smile, we sit down with the patient to talk about the changes he or she wants to achieve. We also advise our patients regarding the types of cosmetic issues that they should assess prior to beginning treatment—helping them work through the cosmetic possibilities prior to beginning treatment works to ensure that the patient ends up with optimal results.

So today we are going to be going through this same thought process. If you are considering cosmetic treatment, take a look at this list of ways to enhance your smile.

1. One of the first things that we consider is how we can enhance the quality of the patient’s dental enamel. The unfortunate truth is that dental enamel changes, discolors, and dulls with age. The good news is that there are many different treatments our team can employ to either enhance your natural enamel, or cover your teeth with cosmetic restorations.

2. We will also consider how we can optimize your dental alignment. A smooth, seamless smile gives a clean, fresh, and young appearance. Again, patients may want to move their natural teeth, or they may want to cover some teeth with strategically placed dental restorations. When considering alignment, we will also make sure that your smile appears wide enough so that it naturally fills your mouth when you smile.

3. Another obvious priority for our dental team is to correct any dental damage you may have sustained. Generally dental damage includes cracks and chips in the enamel, as well as prematurely worn down teeth.

Our Glendale cosmetic dentist office is here to help you get the most out of your own personal cosmetic dentistry process. Please feel free to contact us if you are ready to get more information!

If you have multiple things that you’d like to change about your smile, you’re not alone! Many patients come in to our Glendale dentist office looking to achieve a true smile transformation. Thanks to modern cosmetic dentistry, your dream smile is actually closer than you may think. As you approach cosmetic dental treatment, it’s best to start out by developing a long-range plan of how you’d like your treatment to progress. During your consultation, our dental team will work with you to devise a treatment strategy that works for you.

A total smile transformation generally involves both structural and surface changes to the teeth. But before we get started with any of those changes, we have to make sure that your smile is in tip-top shape health wise. You don’t want to use cosmetic treatments to improve the appearance of teeth that are otherwise unhealthy or damaged.

Once you’re cavity-free, and you have a clean slate of dental health, we can begin cosmetic dental treatment…

  • If you’re missing teeth you may want pursue dentures, dental bridges, or dental implants.
  • To resurface the appearance of teeth you can use porcelain veneers for a seamless enamel appearance. Veneers are used to correct damaged teeth, discolored enamel, and spaces between teeth.
  • You can also brighten and straighten your natural teeth with dental whitening and orthodontic treatment, respectively.
  • It is generally best to have your teeth whitened before you have your dental implants or veneers placed. You can have your natural teeth whitened, and then shade your veneers and implants to match!

When you meet with out Glendale cosmetic dentists, we’ll help you devise a treatment plan that works for you and your timeline. To start getting the smile of your dream, feel free to give us a call or schedule your consultation online!

As a patient, it’s critical that you’re able to identify dental problems in your own life so that you can seek treatment right away. Too many patients take a “wait and see” approach with dental problems—unfortunately, this often means that patients have already sustained serious dental damage by the time they seek treatment.

Our Glendale dentist office is here to help you understand how toothaches originate, and what you should do when you notice dental pain. Read on to learn more about how toothaches develop.

Most of the layers of the tooth, like the enamel and dentin, don’t have pain sensors. These layers actually protect the inner core of the tooth from harm. The core of the tooth has dental nerves, which can cause a toothache when they’re irritated or inflamed.

How does this happen?

Any dental problem that reaches the dental nerves will cause a toothache. Common causes of toothaches include:

  • Cavities that have progressed through the outer layers of the tooth into the dental pulp
  • A dental injury that cracks or chips the tooth down to the dental pulp
  • An infection caused by gum disease where the infection moves through the gum tissue to the dental tissue

What can you do about it?

Once you’re experiencing a toothache, you really need restorative dentistry to restore the health of your tooth. A dentist can clean dental and gum infections, and fill or cap the damaged tooth.

Whatever you do, don’t just wait to see if the pain improves on its own. If left untreated, these conditions can lead to serious infections, tooth loss, and even bone deterioration.

To schedule a consultation with our Glendale dentist give our dental office a call. We work with our patients to both treat existing dental problems and prevent future toothaches.