Poway and Rancho Bernardo, CA
Who doesn’t want a nice smile with bright white teeth that are perfectly aligned and shaped? It’s not vain to want a perfect smile. In fact, studies report that people with straight teeth are thought to be more successful, smarter, and get more dates. If this sounds like a win-win to you, then read on to learn about four ways that your Poway cosmetic dentist, Dr. Nicol Cook, can improve your smile.
- Teeth Whitening
Most everyone develops stains on their teeth. It can be caused by the foods or beverages that we consume, to not practicing good oral hygiene habits, or being a tobacco user. For some, however, dental stains develop as a natural part of aging. As if your ever-growing list of aches and pains weren’t enough to deal with! Thankfully, professional strength teeth whitening treatments are available by Dr. Cook. Unlike store-bought products that only slightly change the shade of your teeth, professional-strength whitening can reverse stains almost immediately, leaving you with teeth that are 2-3 times whiter than they were when you stepped into our office.
- Cosmetic Bonding
While having white teeth certainly can improve the look of your smile, most often people seeking cosmetic dentistry desire more than just whiter teeth. Cosmetic bonding offers a great solution to fixing minor cosmetic issues, such as stained teeth that do not respond to whitening treatments, or teeth that are chipped or slightly crooked, too short, or otherwise oddly shaped. Cosmetic bonding uses a composite resin material that is expertly shaped and bonded directly to the surface of each tooth. One of the best benefits of cosmetic bonding is that it can be completed in as little as one office visit. This means that you can walk out of one appointment with the smile that you’ve always wanted!
- Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers offer yet another option for patients wishing to fix those minor imperfections that bonding can hide. The difference is that veneers are crafted from dental porcelain. Each veneer is custom made to fit each individual tooth, and possess the same look and feel as natural dental enamel. There are many reasons why a patient may opt for veneers over cosmetic bonding, one being the impeccable results that can be achieved with veneers, and the longevity of the material.
- Full Mouth Rejuvenation
Need more than a simple fix? Full mouth rejuvenation focuses on rehabilitating the entire mouth, bite, and all. It may include different cosmetic dental treatments to address aesthetic issues with individual teeth, as well as laser gum treatments to shape and contour the gum line for a more symmetrical look. In some cases, Dr. Cook may recommend replacing missing teeth with dental implants, or another type of dental prosthesis, and focus on rebuilding the patient’s bite for comfort, aesthetic appeal, and optimal chewing ability.
One of the greatest aspects of being a dentist is that no two patients are alike. Each patient presents his or her own set of needs, making dentistry an art. Dr. Cook is a highly sought after dentist in Poway due to her ability to create award-winning smiles. If you would like to learn more or to get started by scheduling a consultation, please contact Smiles by Dr. Cook today, or call (858) 673-0141. Dr. Cook would love to meet with you to discuss your smile needs and devise an individualized treatment plan to address all of your dental health needs. We welcome patients of Poway and Rancho Bernardo, California.