Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village, CA
When you meet someone for the first time, what’s the first physical feature you notice? If your answer was “their smile,” you are not alone. In fact, in a recent study conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 71 percent of responding women and 58 percent of responding men said that teeth were the first feature they noticed when meeting a potential significant other for the first time. However, you might be self-conscious about showing your smile because of what you consider to be an aesthetic flaw. Read on to see how the highly trained and experienced dentists at Integrative Dental Arts use cosmetic dentistry in Agoura Hills to produce beautiful-looking smiles.
Smiles have been grabbing the attention of people throughout human history
Using dentistry to improve the appearance of smiles dates back well before modern society. Ancient burial sites in both Egypt and Italy have unearthed people who were buried wearing a variety of dental appliances: metal bands and wires to straighten teeth in a precedent to modern braces, dental crowns made of gold, and false teeth made of ivory. Artists and architects aim for symmetry and proper proportion in their work—and people naturally are predisposed to seek similar symmetry and proportion in their physical appearance.
Dentists put these same principles into practice through the use of cosmetic dentistry, a specialization of dental science that aims to provide a healthier, better looking smile. Cosmetic dentists combine their extensive training with state-of-the-art technology, and then use top-of-the-line materials and an aesthetic eye to produce fabulous smiles. Whether teeth are damaged, misshapen, or missing, a cosmetic dentist can restore your teeth using cosmetic dentistry. Many patients also report that, after undergoing cosmetic dentistry, their teeth actually function on a higher level in addition to looking better.
How does cosmetic dentistry produce beautiful smiles?
Integrative Dental Arts uses some of the latest advances in techniques and technology in our program of cosmetic dentistry, which includes a variety of different treatments and services, including the following.
Veneers can be applied to the front of teeth, simultaneously correcting a host of different aesthetic flaws. Our veneer options include those made of dental porcelain, as well as Lumineers that do not require the need to alter the tooth’s natural structure.
Are you looking to produce straighter teeth without the hassle of braces? We offer Invisalign and Six Month Smiles, both of which consist of wearing sets of clear plastic aligners that produce straighter teeth through the application of consistent gentle pressure.
Teeth whitening is the most popular treatment in all of cosmetic dentistry. Brightening your teeth by a few shades can make a huge difference in the appearance of your smile. Receive an in-office whitening treatment using Zoom!™, which uses professional strength whitening gel that is light activated to provide you with results in as little as one hour.
Dental bonding is one of the most cost-effective and convenient treatment options in cosmetic dentistry, and like veneers, can be used to resolve several small aesthetic problems. The biggest differences between bonding and veneers are that bonding uses a composite material instead of porcelain, and the procedure can be completed in a single visit.
Our dentists Kathleen Carson and Cristina Markiewicz are ready to put their education and experience to work for you to give you a fabulous smile you always wanted. The next step is to schedule a consultation, where your health history can be evaluated, and your aesthetic goals can be discussed in more detail. Make an appointment for your consultation today by calling (818) 889-0400.
Integrative Dental Arts serves patients in Agoura Hills and Westlake Village in southern California.