As part of our commitment to ensuring your satisfaction as well as listening to your needs, the Glendale Dental Wellness Center wants to help you achieve a smile that you’re proud to show off to friends and family. Just because your oral health is in order doesn’t necessarily mean you are happy with the way your smile looks! Whether you want to remove subtle stains or completely transform your teeth, Dr. Sue and his team will make your process as comfortable and thorough as possible. Contact our dental office today to start your new smile journey!
Make your smile bright again with durable, custom-made veneers! Dr. Sue offers porcelain veneers to address common dental flaws and improve the overall appearance of your smile. Whether your teeth are uneven or you’re unhappy with stains and chips, veneers can correct flaws and make you fall in love with your smile again. Your teeth will look and feel natural, and you can eat and speak as you usually do. Veneers are stain-resistant, and you care for them like your natural teeth, using a high-quality toothpaste and a soft toothbrush to keep your veneers in great condition. You also need to floss between your teeth daily to prevent tooth decay.
Whether you need to fill a cavity or cover a damaged tooth, our metal-free restorations are sure to protect your tooth while effectively blending in with the rest of your smile. Tooth-colored fillings and all-ceramic crowns ensure that your teeth stay healthy for many years to come. Thanks to their biocompatibility, your metal-free restoration will integrate naturally with your existing tooth structure. Making your natural teeth last while still looking the way you want them to is our highest priority.
In many cases, patients would prefer to fix minor imperfections to their smile while still keeping the overall cost of treatment relatively low. Direct bonding is a perfect solution to hiding cosmetic issues, including chips, cracks and even gaps in between teeth. The material used is known as composite resin and is the same material used with tooth-colored fillings. Since the resin is color-matched to your existing teeth, you don’t have to worry about it effectively blending in with your smile!
Dr. Sue can create a custom whitening treatment plan to help you achieve brighter, whiter teeth that make you want to show off your smile. By choosing professional dental whitening services, you can ensure your teeth and gums are well-protected from the whitening agents. Mistakes can be made with home whitening treatments, and improper use of these products can cause increased sensitivity or tooth and gum damage. Professional whitening services also offer much better results than off-the-shelf whitening products. Dr. Sue can achieve whitening results that are up to eight shades whiter than your natural teeth using the ZOOM! Whitening system. ZOOM! uses an activated gel and LED light to gently break up the stains on your teeth without damaging your overall oral health.
If you’d prefer to take advantage of professional whitening solutions on your own time, you’ll find much to gain from NiteWhite and DayWhite take-home whitening kits! These custom-made oral trays and bleaching gels allow you to gradually whiten teeth over a two-week period, rather than have whitening performed in the dental office. By wearing them as directed, typically for about 30 minutes a day, you can expect the same levels of whitening you’d expect from a single in-office whitening treatment.
Cosmetic dental services are not exclusive to the teeth. Dr. Sue can also remove excess gum tissue that creates a “gummy smile,” therefore revealing more of the patient’s beautiful, natural teeth in the process. Gum recontouring (also known as crown lengthening) can showcase natural tooth enamel and give you more confidence to smile in the process. He can also balance uneven areas of gum tissue to make your smile look more uniform throughout.
Part of establishing a strong and mutually enjoyable doctor-patient relationship is clear communication. With the help of advanced digital imaging/virtual smile design technology, we can provide a preview of what your smile will look like before you begin treatment. With this technology, we can showcase what your new appearance will be following teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, or even ClearCorrect!
Many people want to straighten teeth, but may not necessarily want to undergo treatment via a series of metal brackets and wires. Alternatively, patients should consider ClearCorrect clear aligners to solve mild to moderate levels of misalignment and crowding teeth. Each series is custom-made for your unique case, ensuring that it effectively shifts teeth effectively and more quickly than traditional methods. Simply wear each pair of aligners for a set period of time, then move on to the next pair in your series. In about 8 to 18 months, you’ll have a smile that can be proudly shown off!
Can you fit the cost of a new smile into your budget? That’s a question that we can help you find a satisfactory answer to during your initial consultation. When we’re explaining your cosmetic options, we’ll let you know how much you’ll likely need to pay for each one. Additionally, our team will walk you through your payment options so that you can get the smile you deserve at a price that’s right for your wallet.
People who are thinking of having cosmetic dentistry done usually have one or more of the following goals in mind:
When you know what kind of improvements you want to make, you can start comparing cosmetic treatments and the costs attached to them. Some of the dazzling cosmetic treatments that we offer include:
The amount you pay for cosmetic dentistry can be well worth it in the long run. A more attractive smile doesn’t just look good; it can also help you feel much more confident in general and improve your overall self-esteem. You might also notice positive changes in different aspects of your life. For example, you may find yourself smiling more often at work, which helps you come off as more approachable to your coworkers.
Most of the time, dental insurance does not pay for treatments that are only meant to enhance the appearance of the teeth and gums. However, our practice has several ways to make cosmetic services more affordable. For example, we offer complimentary smile makeover consultations so that you start exploring your options without having to make any financial commitments. Also, we can help you apply for flexible financing through CareCredit, meaning you can pay in smaller, easier-to-manage installments.
Are you eager to enhance the natural beauty of your smile? There are many different cosmetic services out there to choose from. However, it pays to be well informed. Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we receive about cosmetic dentistry in Glendale. If you don’t see the information that you’ve been looking for below, just give us a call . We’d be happy to set you up with a consultation where you can learn more!
Many people associate cosmetic dentistry with expensive treatments, but this doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. Its pricy reputation may stem from the fact that dental insurance rarely covers cosmetic treatments, so you’ll typically have to pay out of pocket. Improving your smile may seem costly at first, but you need to consider the investment you’re making in your self-esteem, confidence, and quality of life.
As long as you’re under the care of a trained professional, most cosmetic dentistry treatments are perfectly safe for most patients. However, not every treatment is right for every patient. That’s why your dentist examines your mouth beforehand and gives you an honest assessment of which procedures may or may not be right for you. Some cosmetic services can pose a risk if an underlying oral health issue isn’t addressed first. For instance, placing a veneer over a tooth with a cavity can make the decay more difficult to treat later. However, these issues will be addressed ahead of time.
If you aren’t 100% confident in the smile you see in the mirror, you could most likely benefit from cosmetic dentistry. Stained or discolored teeth often can’t be fixed with over-the-counter whitening products, but professional whitening can get the job done. Chipped or cracked teeth can expose the center of the teeth to dangerous bacteria. This can oftentimes be corrected with a veneer or bonding. If you would like to appear more youthful, cosmetic dentistry can help with this too! The best way to find out if cosmetic dentistry is right for you is by scheduling a consultation. This way, we can discuss the goals you have for your smile and which treatment options would best be able to make these changes.
Many patients are hesitant to commit to treatment because they are worried that it will be painful. That’s why we do everything we can to make patients feel as comfortable as possible throughout the duration of their treatment. Most cosmetic dental treatments are non-invasive. For instance, whitening and bonding don’t even usually require a local anesthetic. If you need your tooth reshaped, for procedures like veneers and dental crowns, your mouth will be numbed ahead of time. You may experience soreness for a few days afterward, but this should be mild and temporary.