Dr. K. Pat Brown, DDS, is one of the most highly skilled and experienced cosmetic dentists in Temecula, CA, and neighboring cities. He has received extensive training in various restorative procedures. At our dental office, Dr. Brown provide the highest quality cosmetic dental services to restore the beauty of our patients’ smiles and their self-esteem.
What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry addresses how the teeth look. If you have a couple teeth that are a different shape, size, or color, cosmetic dentistry provides the best dental treatment solutions for them.
Different cosmetic solutions can be used by a cosmetic dentist in Temecula or Murrieta to address specific problems such as tooth discoloration, fractures or chips, crookedness, and irregularity in shape and size. Dr. Brown will first give you a complete dental examination to determine what dental problems can be fixed using cosmetic dental treatments. He may recommend restorative treatment be done first in addition to cosmetic ones if your teeth or gums show evidence of decay or infection.
Why Should You Get Cosmetic Dental Treatments?
Getting cosmetic dental treatments will give you the following benefits:
- Your smile will look much better.Your smile is one of the first things people remember about you, and this is exactly what makes chipped, crooked, or discolored teeth embarrassing. Imagine if people remembered you as “the guy with the broken tooth” or “the girl with dark teeth”. Studies have shown unaesthetic smiles can negatively impact a person’s life in a big way. Cosmetic dental treatments can fix this and so you won’t be embarrassed to smile.
- Your confidence will increase.Having a beautiful smile makes you want to smile and laugh and interact with others. Being able to do those everyday things without having to worry about what you think people are thinking about your smile takes a lot of pressure and strain off. And you can focus on other things.
- Your social life will improve.With beautiful teeth, you won’t be afraid to meet and talk to people. You also won’t be worried about other people judging your facial appearance because of unsightly dental problems. Some studies have even shown that a healthy looking smile can influence a potential employer into choosing one employee over the other.
- Your teeth will be healthier.Cosmetic dentistry improves dental structure as well as overall oral health. When cosmetic treatments are applied to teeth that have been damaged by tooth decay as part of an overall restorative dental treatment plan, not only are the imperfections fixed, but the vulnerable parts of the teeth are protected from becoming reinfected by bacteria.
Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures in Temecula, Murrieta, Fallbrook, and Helmet
Dr. Brown provides cosmetic dentistry treatment options for patients living in the areas of Temecula, Murrieta, Fallbrook, and Hemet. These treatments may include:
Drinking coffee and smoking all your life and eating strongly pigmented foods can stain the teeth over time. Luckily, modern whitening solutions are available to restore the brightness of your smile. Our dental office offers in-clinic and take-home teeth whitening solutions to remove the stains on your teeth and give you a dazzling new look.
In-clinic teeth whitening is a quick and painless procedure which makes use of a strong bleaching agent and powerful UV light. The appointment lasts less than an hour and can make teeth up to six times whiter. It is also longer-lasting compared to other at-home or store-bought whitening solutions. You can get teeth whitening annually from our office to maintain the color of your teeth.
If in-clinic whitening is not your choice of treatment, you may use take-home whitening trays which can be custom-made in our dental office. The trays will be fabricated based on the actual impression of your teeth, giving them a perfect fit. Using the whitening gel as instructed can make teeth 3-4 times whiter with regular use.
Dental bonding uses composite resin to fix minor imperfections, particularly small fractures and cavities that have been cleaned out. The bonding material is a flexible and soft compound which can be shaped in any way the dentist wants it to. It can be made to match your natural tooth color.
Dental crowns are used to replace the visible part of the tooth, also called the crown. If your tooth is fractured and cannot be restored by simple bonding, a crown may be suggested. To prepare the tooth, it must be trimmed down into the shape of an abutment. The crown will only replace the outer visible surface of the tooth, while the natural structure of the tooth remains underneath it.
Dental Bridges & Implants
If you have a single missing tooth, you can get a dental bridge to restore it. Bridges are a combination of crowns and a pontic or false tooth. The pontic is cemented between two crowns and the entire prosthetic is attached on the adjacent teeth. To make way for the crowns, the adjacent teeth will be trimmed into abutments on which the crowns will be cemented. In some cases, dental implants can be used to support a single tooth or bridge restoration.
Veneers are aesthetic solutions to cover up teeth that may not benefit from other cosmetic treatments. These have been popularized by celebrities who got veneers to improve their smile. If you have a single discolored tooth due to internal decay or root canal treatment, getting a veneer is the best way to fix it. This is also a great solution to fix individual teeth that are crooked, misshapen, inclined, or broken.
Before installing a veneer, the surface of the tooth will need to be trimmed slightly to accommodate the thickness of the prosthetic. The veneer is cemented onto the tooth and finished to ensure a perfect fit.
Smile Makeover Program
If you have multiple issues with the appearance of your teeth, Dr. Brown can help you fix all of them through a smile makeover program. Dr. Brown will develop an overall treatment plan to give you the perfect smile you’ve always wanted.
Give our office a call if you would like to know more about this program.
Why Choose Dr. K. Pat Brown, DDS?
At K. Pat Brown, DDS, Inc., Dr. Brown use the latest tools and techniques to give our patients the most beautiful smile. You can schedule an appointment for a dental consultation so that our dentists can give you some professional advice about your oral health. Just call us at (951) 695-6269 or send us a message through this online form.
We look forward to showing you how amazing your smile can be!