Cosmetic Dentistry - La Cañada Flintridge, CA
Dazzling Treatments for Beautiful Smiles
Dr. Albert’s job is to give you teeth you can be proud of in every way. That means keeping them healthy, of course, but for many people, it also means hiding the various imperfections that could make smiling and laughing in front of others an embarrassing prospect. Is there a chipped tooth that keeps bothering you? Or are you simply distracted with how faded or stained your teeth have become over the years? Call us to schedule a consultation where you can tell us more about the improvements you want to make.
Why Choose Harry T. Albert, DDS for Cosmetic Dentistry?
- A Philosophy of Quality Over Quantity
- Small Family-Friendly Practice
- Wide Range of Natural-Looking Cosmetic Treatments
Veneers are extremely useful if there are multiple cosmetic issues that you want to eliminate at once. These thin shells hide the front of the teeth, completely covering up cracks, stains, small gaps, and misshapen enamel. They are typically made of porcelain, a durable material that can match and enhance the color of the rest of your smile and resist discoloration from darkly pigmented foods and beverages. Ask about veneers if you’re considering a full smile makeover!
Not all crooked smiles require metal braces. Teens and adults who don’t want bulky brackets and wires distracting from their appearance can instead opt to use Invisalign to make mild to moderate orthodontic corrections. In just 12 to 18 months, these see-through alignment trays can give your teeth a dramatically improved appearance. And since they can be taken out of your mouth at any time, you won’t have to give up any of your favorite meals during the treatment!
Broken or weakened teeth naturally need to be repaired, but in the past, the trade-off for fixing them was getting an unsightly metal crown or filling in your mouth. Nowadays, there are more natural-looking options. Minor cavities can be filled with a tooth-colored composite resin while more extensive damage can be covered with a ceramic crown designed to resemble a real tooth as closely as possible. This is the type of dental work that no one will ever notice, but you’ll certainly enjoy the difference in the mirror.
In addition to fixing cavities, composite resin also has purely cosmetic applications. It can be used to make quick corrections such as sealing small cracks or covering minor problems with a tooth’s shape. Compared to other treatments, cosmetic bonding is generally less costly, and it can be done in just one visit. This makes it a very convenient option if you’re only looking to make a small improvement. We can touch-up the results during follow-up visits to help them last as long as possible.
Whitening strips and certain brands of toothpaste can be somewhat useful for brightening your teeth, but there are many stains that they simply can’t remove. With Ultradent Zoom, Dr. Albert can bleach your smile and whiten it by several shades in about an hour. He can also provide professional whitening kits that you can take home with you so you can enhance your smile on your own schedule.