Effective and Aesthetic Cosmetic Dentistry in Santa Maria
While cosmetic dentistry is capable of transforming your smile for the better, cosmetic treatments aren’t necessarily just about giving you a Hollywood smile. There are many restorations that offer cosmetic benefits while concurrently improving the strength and function of your smile. At our Santa Maria cosmetic dental office, we provide care that allows you to smile with confidence and enjoy renewed oral health.
Improving your Smile with Cosmetic Treatments
Cosmetic procedures routinely correct flaws in your smile that include:
• Missing teeth
• Broken teeth
• Mild misalignment
• Old, unattractive dental prosthetics
With cosmetic care from our Santa Maria dentist, your smile will look balanced and remain healthy and strong. If you have missing teeth, or teeth that have been weakened by decay, treatment will allow you to bite and chew with renewed strength. For patients who have older, silver restorations, we provide natural-looking smiles with life-like prosthetics that match real dental enamel. Whether you’re looking to correct a dental problem that has bothered you for years, or if you’ve just recently begun to notice discoloration on your teeth, Santa Maria Family Dentistry can help.
Cosmetic Dental Care in Santa Maria
The first step to take toward a rejuvenated smile is to contact our office for your consultation. During your first visit, Dr. Riforgiate provides multiple options to meet your dental goals and will assist you in selecting the right procedures, based on your preferences. Our whole team loves working with patients to help them achieve the smiles they’ve always wanted.
Cosmetic treatments available at our practice include:
Crowns – Crowns are typically indicated for instances of more severe tooth decay and to replace the top portion of a damaged tooth. Dr. Riforgiate uses all-porcelain crowns so that treated teeth look exactly like real teeth. Our office loves providing these natural-looking cosmetic restorations for patients, as they hold-up better over time. If your gum begins to recede slightly as you get older, an all-porcelain crown won’t display a tell-tale black line like a metal-based restoration would. These types of crowns are also perfect for use in restoring your dental implant to full function and aesthetic appeal.
Teeth Whitening – We use Opalescence take-home whitening kits to gently lift surface stains from teeth and give you a more radiant smile. Opalescence's formula helps significantly minimize any post-treatment sensitivity, for effective and long-lasting whitening.
Composting Fillings – When you have a cavity, traditional treatment involved filling that small spot of decay with metal amalgam. While this addressed the issue of tooth decay, the silver color on teeth isn’t aesthetically appealing. Generally speaking, composite fillings even make teeth stronger, whereas silver amalgam does not. We use composite fillings made from tooth-colored resin to give you the best in restorative and cosmetic care. We can even remove old metal fillings and replace them with composite in order to rid your smile of all metal-based treatments.
Porcelain Veneers – This cosmetic procedure is capable of giving you a whole new smile in as few as two visits to our office. Veneers cover and conceal cosmetic flaws by using thin porcelain shells, which are bonded to the front of teeth. If you are experiencing multiple cosmetic problems, veneers may be the best treatment choice for you.
Fixed Bridges – This is a popular treatment for many patients with missing teeth. A dental bridge is a set of crowns and replacement teeth that fill the gap caused by a lost tooth. Bridges are permanent, non-removable restorations, unlike partial dentures. For maximum cosmetic effect, we can create your dental bridge out of all-porcelain materials.
Questions about Cosmetic Dentistry?
We’re here to help you achieve a smile that is beautiful and healthy. If you have questions about what cosmetic dentistry can do for you, or if you’re finally ready to treat the dental problem that’s been negatively affecting your smile for years, call our Santa Maria cosmetic dentist, Dr. Riforgiate, for your consultation.