If you have gotten into the practice of covering your mouth when you laugh or smile, or if you try to find the nearest door when someone wants to take a picture, perhaps it is time to speak with our dentist. You can learn more about our options for cosmetic dentistry in Woodland Hills, California, in the links below and you call Kathy Cosmetic Dentistry at 818-347-1550 to schedule your visit with Dr. Kathy Daroee.
Your smile has many jobs, and while maintaining good oral health habits is integral in helping you eat and speak properly, your smile also complements your appearance and is front and center whenever you try to make a good first impression. Age, injury and poor hygiene habits can all affect your teeth, and many people are self-conscious about the ways their dental health affects the way they present themselves overall. In a study conducted by the American Dental Association®, researchers found that more than 30% of young adults are reluctant to smile due to unattractive teeth and gum issues, while 28% said the appearance of their smile undermines their ability to interview for a job and 20% have reported cutting back on socializing due to dental problems. There is no need to feel self-conscious, though! Whether you are looking for a brighter, straighter or smoother smile, our team can help!
If you do not feel confident in your smile at work or when socializing, it is time to explore your options for cosmetic dentistry. Unlike most general dentists, Dr. Daroee specializes in this branch of dentistry and will ensure that your new smile looks its absolute best when you leave our office. This means focusing on all aspects of your smile, including your gums, mouth and overall smile, instead of just your teeth. Our dentist can address such issues as:
- Teeth that are the wrong shape or size
- Teeth that are improperly spaced
- Discolored or stained teeth
- Teeth with small alignment problems
- Uneven teeth
- Missing teeth
- Teeth with minor damage, such as cracking or chipping
Dr. Daroee will be happy to meet with you to discuss the goals you have for your smile and help you choose the treatment or combination of treatments that will suit you well. After a thorough discussion, our dentist and team will design a personalized treatment plan that targets the insecurities you have in your teeth and helps you along your journey to a new, aesthetic and healthy-looking smile using gentle care and state-of-the-art technology. You can learn more about cosmetic dentistry and get started on your “smile makeover” by contacting our office today. Remember, a healthy mouth makes for a beautiful smile — ask our team about our general dentistry options as well!
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQ
What is cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is a field of dental care focused on improving the appearance of your teeth to give you a more aesthetic smile. It includes purely cosmetic treatments as well as preventive, restorative and orthodontic care. Common cosmetic treatments include:
- Composite (tooth-colored) dental fillings
- Dental bonding
- Dental crowns and bridges
- Dental implants
- Dental veneers
- Smile makeovers
- Teeth whitening
Our dentist will discuss your smile goals and oral health with you to determine which treatment or combination of treatments is right for your smile.
What are the benefits of cosmetic dentistry?
The primary benefit of cosmetic dentistry is a beautiful smile. Having a beautiful smile boosts your self-confidence and has a positive impact on your overall well-being and self-esteem. Cosmetic dentistry also tends to improve your oral health and function – teeth which are properly aligned are easier to take care of with regular brushing and flossing and are less likely to develop problems such as cavities or gum disease.
How long will my cosmetic treatment take?
The length of your treatment will depend on the condition of your teeth and the type of treatments you are receiving. For example, dental bonding and teeth whitening can usually be completed in a single appointment, but dental veneers typically require two visits. We will discuss your treatment plan with you so that you know what to expect and about how long it will take.
Are my treatment results permanent?
In some cases, such as with teeth whitening, you may find that you need to occasionally “touch up” your teeth to maintain your smile. However, as long as you maintain good oral health with regular brushing and flossing and continue to visit Dr. Daroee regularly, your results should last for many years to come.
Will my insurance cover cosmetic dentistry?
This depends on your dental insurance provider. Insurance coverage for cosmetic dental treatments vary, and depending on your provider, you may find that cosmetic treatments are completely covered, partially covered or not covered at all. If coverage is available, our office will coordinate with your insurance provider to maximize your benefits. We also encourage you to speak with our team about financing options and treatment costs before beginning treatment so you can find the payment options that fit your budget.