Dr. Diaz and his dental team are all highly trained specialists in cosmetic dentistry to correct all forms of dental malformations and aesthetic problems, such as crooked, misshapen, uneven, discolored, fractured and chipped teeth. Our dental team also provides a comprehensive treatment plan for patients who wish to restore their teeth or have a complete smile makeover.
Our dental clinic provides the following cosmetic dental treatments:
- Dental Bonding
Dental bonding makes use of a flexible dental prosthetic made of composite resin. This resin can be applied on any part of the tooth to protect, cover or reshape it. The resin is very pliable and can be formed into any shape. The color can be blended to match the tooth or whiten it. Bonding is often used to fill in gaps between teeth, whiten discolored teeth, and fix small imperfections.
- Contouring and Reshaping
For patients who have cracked, chipped, crooked or misshapen teeth, contouring and reshaping can be done to restore or improve the appearance and alignment of teeth. This procedure involves the use of a rough sanding tool that abrades the tooth to achieve the desired shape and size. Once sanding is finished, the tooth will be polished and smoothed out to restore its natural texture.
- Porcelain Crowns and Bridges
Porcelain crowns are used to restore single teeth that have been severely damaged but have enough structure left to support it inside the mouth. This is often an alternative to extracting a tooth for some patients. Crowns are made of porcelain, and Dr. Diaz can perfectly match the color of the material to the patient’s natural tooth color so restorations blend seamlessly with existing teeth. They are often used to restore root canal-treated teeth, but Dr. Diaz can use crowns to restore teeth damaged from extensive decay, wear or trauma. The procedure involves cleaning the tooth of decay, cutting down the shape to make room for the restoration, and cementing the crown in place once Dr. Diaz receives it from the dental lab.
Bridges, just like crowns, are porcelain replacements for lost teeth, particularly one or two right in a row. The bridge consists of a pontic or false tooth that is cemented between two crowns. Dr. Diaz attaches the crowns to the adjacent teeth to keep the false tooth in place. Bridges are best used if the adjacent teeth also have some form of damage that can be corrected or covered up by the crowns.
Porcelain veneers are made from high-grade medical ceramic. Their color can be adjusted to match or whiten the patient’s natural teeth. Veneers are very thin prosthetics that are cemented onto the front surface of the tooth. Using veneers, patients can cover up or protect a severely decayed, crooked, misshapen or damaged tooth. Veneers are ideal to use on the incisors because of their very natural aesthetic effect.
- Gum Recontouring or Crown Lengthening
Crown lengthening is performed on patients who feel that their teeth are too small or short for their age or mouth. Some patients’ permanent teeth still look like deciduous teeth because they are very small, but other patients simply have gummy smiles. In a crown lengthening procedure, Dr. Diaz removes some of the excessive gum tissue covering the teeth to expose more of the crown, giving an optical effect that the teeth are longer and bigger than before. This procedure, also known as a gingivectomy, makes use of laser dentistry or a regular cutting tool to trim tissue. The surgical procedure is usually done inside Diaz Restorative Dentistry & Orthodontics with a local anesthetic. Not only can Dr. Diaz use this treatment to make teeth look longer but can also reshape the gum line so it is more even and symmetrical to teeth and other facial structures.
- Teeth Whitening
Extrinsic tooth discoloration is one of the most common problems that patients want to resolve with cosmetic dentistry. Luckily, with the latest teeth whitening technologies, patients can now achieve up to six times whiter teeth in less than an hour inside Dr. Diaz’s clinic. The basic procedure involves a light activated whitening gel Dr. Diaz applies directly to your teeth. It goes to work against stains while you sit back and relax. Usually after three 15-minute applications the treatment is complete and you can leave the office with a whiter, brighter smile. But whitening isn’t for everyone. Be sure to ask Dr. Diaz about various whitening methods, such as dental trays, bleaching and laser whitening so you can decide which whitening treatment will give you the best results..
- Smile Makeover
For patients who have multiple problems with the aesthetics of their smile, Dr. Diaz provides smile makeover treatments that involve a comprehensive plan to fix all of the patient’s cosmetic problems in multiple steps. The smile makeover may take several weeks or months to complete depending on the amount and extent of the corrections needed. Smile makeovers may involve any of the following procedures: bonding, orthodontic treatment, veneers, crowns and bridges, dentures, dental implants, teeth whitening, contouring and reshaping, and crown lengthening. When you work with Dr. Diaz, he will walk you through each procedure and together you can develop the perfect plan to revitalize your smile.
Cosmetic Dentistry at Diaz Restorative Dentistry & Orthodontics
Before any cosmetic procedure is done, Dr. Diaz first examines every patient to determine the best plan of action. Dr. Diaz may recommend more than one treatment option if it is applicable to your dental condition. He will explain every treatment and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each one.
To find out more about any of these cosmetic dental treatments, call us at (954) 437-9288 and to set up an appointment. You may also set up an appointment online through our request form. You may forward any inquiries through our hotline. Our dental staff will be happy to help you.