Common Cosmetic Dental Problems

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Using state-of-the-art materials and techniques, the cosmetic dentistry team of professionals at Glen Park Dental seeks to improve the appearance and functionality of our patients’ smile. Not only will your smile look gorgeous, but it will feel good too!

Many individuals have flaws in the way their teeth look that they wish to change.

Cosmetic dentistry can resolve many aesthetic issues with teeth that actually are quite common.

Discoloration: The most common complaint in dentistry can be caused by a variety of factors, such as a natural change in color as you age or consuming substances that will stain your teeth like coffee, tea, red wine, or using tobacco. At Glen Park Dental, we can perform a laser whitening treatment to give you a whiter, brighter smile that will last longer than results from any over-the-counter teeth whitening kit you can find.

Uneven teeth: Do you have teeth that are too long, too short, crooked, or crowding other teeth? Cosmetic dentistry has an assortment of procedures that can correct these issues whether big or small. We can use a variety of cosmetic procedures to correct the problem ranging from dental bonding to dental implants—all of which can hide imperfections with your smile without orthodontic treatment such as braces.

Malfunctioning older dental work: Those metallic fillings have been a tried-and-true treatment option in dentistry for the past several decades, but that is exactly what they are – a thing of the past. They cause unsightly dark patches in your teeth that can make you self-conscious about smiling. Not to mention, those old silver fillings tend to damage your teeth over time. Glen Park Dental can safely remove those older fillings and replace them with tooth-colored fillings that will match the shape and color of your existing teeth.

Cracked, chipped, or broken teeth: If you have a tooth that has sustained major damage due to injury or tooth decay, we can install a crown to replace the entire exterior of the affected tooth. A dental crown will look and feel like a natural tooth but adds durability and strength.

Missing tooth: A lost tooth creates a gap in your smile, causes an uneven bite, and can impact your self-confidence. The single best tooth replacement option available is a dental implant – a titanium post that is surgically placed into the jawbone, topped with a dental crown. Other tooth replacement options may be a dental bridge – three dental crowns fused together with the appearance of separate teeth. Partial dentures are also a viable tooth replacement option that patients find to be affordable. If all of your teeth are missing, a full set of dentures may be the option for you.

After receiving cosmetic dentistry at Glen Park Dental, you will not only feel confident about your new smile, but it will also function better than ever. A lost tooth, for example, could affect your ability to eat and chew, while also potentially disrupting the alignment of your bite. Several of the other issues listed above also can impact your bite in a negative manner, which can cause an assortment of oral health issues including temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ).

Are you ready for the beautiful smile that you have wanted your entire life? Take the next step and schedule a consultation today at Glen Park Dental by calling (415) 585-1500.

Glen Park Dental is proud to serve the oral health needs of patients in San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, California.