Most of us have something about our smile that we would like to change. With cosmetic dental care you can fulfill this wish!Dr. Steven R. Bergaraoffers high-quality cosmetic treatments tailored to each patient, helping you achieve a smile you feel confident in.
From teeth whitening to dentures, we can offer all levels of cosmetic makeover. Make your beauty appointment today and find out what we can do for your smile!
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What can aesthetic dentistry do?
Thanks to advances in modern dentistry, cosmetic dentistry can solve any cosmetic problem you want to fix! From simple changes like removing enamel stains to completely restoring your smile, our practice offers a wide range of cosmetic dental treatments to enhance your aesthetics and create your new, confident smile.
Our cosmetic tooth options include:
- teeth whitening
- porcelain veneers
- composite link
- Dentures and partial dentures
- porcelain crowns
- Clear Invisalign® braces
- Implant-supported restorations
- Complete reconstruction of the mouth
What treatment should I have?
To ensure your cosmetic treatment results in a personalized and flattering smile, we tailor each cosmetic treatment to your unique goals and challenges. We start with a detailed consultation in which Dr. Bergara knows you and knows what you want to achieve with your smile.
After understanding your goals, our dentist will perform a thorough examination of your smile. He pays very close attention to aesthetic aspects, the structure of your smile and whether any health problems need to be clarified before we start the cosmetic treatment. He will then discuss your cosmetic options and work with you to create a personalized plan that will achieve the best results for your smile.
Customize your cosmetic treatment
When planning your cosmetic treatment, Dr. Bergara carefully considers all the factors that affect your smile. It's not just your teeth and gums, it's the shape of your lips, the way your mouth moves, your skin tone, and your facial structure.
No detail is overlooked - your habits, lifestyle and personality are just as important as your physical characteristics. The result is a truly personalized plan to help you achieve your best smile.
How much does aesthetic dentistry cost?
Just as each treatment is unique, the cost of cosmetic enhancements varies from patient to patient. Your price depends on what treatments you receive, how many teeth are improved, and whether you receive a single treatment or multiple treatments.
Doctor Bergara understands that there are several factors to consider when it comes to your cosmetic treatment. He takes the time to educate you about your treatment options and will not force you into more treatment than necessary. Our friendly and patient team will be happy to discuss the pricing options with you and, if necessary,financingis available for your treatment.
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Stained nail polish is one of the most common cosmetic problems that adults face. Luckily, it's also one of the easiest to fix. Our teeth whitening service will help you remove years of discoloration to reveal your natural, attractive enamel underneath. When you take advantage of powerfulprofessional teeth whiteningIn our practice or conveniently with a bleaching kit to go, Dr. Bergara has the solution you are looking for!
In the office or to take away: which one should I buy?
Our in-office and at-home teeth whitening options use professional whitening gels to help you achieve a beautiful new smile. The most important thing to consider is which method best suits your lifestyle and whitening goals.
Tooth whitening in practiceoffers powerful and visible results. Some patients can achieve up to eight shades of whitening in a single hour-long visit. Our dental team carefully apply the whitening gel to ensure consistent results and minimize tooth sensitivity.
Each whitening treatment is divided into three 15 minute sessions, with breaks to rest your teeth and improve effectiveness. We compare your teeth before and after treatment in a shade chart so you can see how effective your whitening treatment is. Once you're done, you can leave the office ready to show off your new bright smile!
Take-home teeth whitening kitsare a great choice for those whose busy schedules make long visits to the office challenging. A short visit is enough to get impressions for your individual teeth whitening tray. When you're ready, you can select your custom kit and begin whitening at your own pace.
The custom tray and gel make it easy to whiten at home and get dynamic results for your entire smile. It also gives you the flexibility of whenever and wherever you feel comfortable, whether before bed or in preparation for an important personal event. The customized kit is yours, and you can easily pick up more whitening gel at our office whenever you want to refresh your smile.
5 ways to protect your teeth from staining
After teeth whitening, you want to keep your smile looking fresh and attractive. Here are five simple things you can do to minimize nail polish stains and keep your smile whiter.
- Brush your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes.
- Limit contact with staining foods and beverages (coffee, soda, spaghetti sauce, etc.)
- Drink water and rinse your mouth after meals.
- Use a teeth whitening kit to refresh your smile before events.
- Always save your six-month teeth cleaning.
Personalize your smile with porcelain veneers
Correcting cosmetic issues doesn't have to be an invasive process. With porcelain veneers, we can discreetly and effectively transform your smile, whether you want to fix a chipped tooth, a gap in your teeth, worn teeth, or something else entirely.
EveryVeneer is a ceramic shellcustom made to match your smile and give you a natural aesthetic that reflects your personality. A single visit to the office can be enough to find out if veneers are the right choice for you!
The veneering process
The first step in this process is to determine if veneers are the right cosmetic option for you. Veneers are very versatile and can address a variety of aesthetic concerns, including:
- broken teeth
- spaces between the teeth
- Worn or deformed teeth
- Crooked teeth or minor misalignments
- Enamel discoloration
After deciding on veneers, Dr. Bergara designs the veneers to look natural and flattering. The number of facets needed depends on what problem we are tackling and how we make it look natural. The six front teeth in the upper jaw usually benefit the most from veneers.
A qualified dental laboratory creates your custom veneers based on the designs and impressions provided by Dr. Bergara sends. This process usually takes about two weeks. You may be given temporary veneers to use during manufacture.
Once they have arrived, we invite you to come back to our office to place your veneers. A small layer of enamel is formed on the front of each tooth to prevent the veneers from looking bulky and to improve the bonding process. Each veneer is placed with a special dental cement, making it a permanent part of your tooth. You can leave the office with your new smile!
Are veneers permanent?
Once in place, veneers become part of your teeth, just like crowns or fillings. However, like these restorations, veneers wear out over time and may need to be replaced. On average, veneers last 10 to 15 years. With proper care and regular visits to the dentist, yours can last even longer before being replaced.
You can help your veneers by following these five simple tips:
- Gently brush veneers with a soft-bristled toothbrush.
- Be careful when biting into crunchy or chewy food.
- Don't bite into hard things like ice cubes or jaw crushers.
- Never use your teeth to bite, cut, or tear non-food items.
- Be sure to keep your six-month checks and cleanses.
Should I get veneers or bonding?
Both veneers and bonding are great options for reshaping teeth and hiding tooth imperfections. Which one is best for you depends on your individual case and what you want to fix.
Collageuses a composite material that is poured over the front of the tooth. It requires very little tooth preparation and can be used to cover a single tooth or multiple teeth. Adhesion can be performed in a single office visit and is effective on a variety of cosmetic issues. On average, with proper care, a bond lasts 5 to 10 years.
veneersare prefabricated from ceramic (usually porcelain) according to an individual design in the dental laboratory. A thin layer of enamel on the front of the tooth is reshaped to accommodate the veneer, which is held in place by dental cement. Veneers cover the same issues as bonding, but can also be used to hide minor misalignments and typically last several years longer than bonding.
Composite fillings for a beautiful, healthy smile
When tooth decay occurs, a filling can quickly and effectively restore the health and function of your tooth. Although traditional amalgam (metal) fillings are large and obvious,composite fillingsare designed to blend into natural tooth enamel and protect your teeth without compromising your smile.
These restorations use a composite resin carefully matched to the color of your tooth enamel. Our dentist cleans the decayed area and then carefully places and shapes the composite material to match the surrounding tooth structure. When it's done, it may even be difficult for you to tell you've got a filling!
Are composite fillings worth it?
Composite restorations offer numerous advantages. Here are three reasons why you should consider composite fillings if you're struggling with tooth decay.
- aesthetics– These fillers are carefully designed and applied to make your smile look natural.
- Conservative– The composite material fits into smaller gaps and bonds to the enamel once in place, allowing our dentist to preserve more of your natural enamel.
- Health– In contrast to amalgam restorations, composite restorations do not contain any mercury or heavy metals.
Porcelain crowns for discreet tooth protection
Crowns are the dentist's preferred solution to many oral health issues, from advanced cavities to correcting alignment issues. When made from an aesthetically pleasing material like porcelain, they are also a valuable cosmetic enhancement option.
We offer high quality porcelain crowns that are shaped and shaded to match your smile. Crowns can correct the same cosmetic imperfections as veneers and offer greater strength and coverage. Because of their durability, they can also be attached to other teeth where the bite force is too strong for treatments such as veneers. Best of all, they provide protection for teeth that have suffered from tooth decay or advanced damage such as cracks, fractures, fractures, or worn enamel.
Straighten your smile with Invisalign treatment at the Alhambra
Misaligned teeth not only affect the appearance of your smile - they can also cause a number of oral health problems. Fortunately, correcting mild to moderate deformities can be convenient and unobtrusiveInvisalign clear braces.
These braces use custom-made clear trays to gently guide your teeth into a healthier alignment. Each tray is removable so you can eat and brush your teeth as usual, and since they're made to fit your teeth, most people won't even notice you're wearing them!
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Your most beautiful smile, made just for you
The doctor. Steven R. Bergara and his team love helping our patients feel comfortable with their smiles. Whether we're helping you stay healthy with thorough exams and teeth cleanings, restoring your teeth with quality restorations, or using cosmetics to transform your smile, you can count on us to always put your health and goals first place.
Ready to get emotional while smiling? Start planning your visit to our Alhambra office today!
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- teeth whitening
- Porcelain crowns (caps)
- Fixed bridges made of porcelain
- porcelain veneers