Smile the Best Smile You Can!
“A smile is the light in the window of your face that tells people you’re at home.” ~Author Unknown
A beautiful smile can light up a person’s face and convey a whole array of positive feelings and emotions which do not even require words. A smile is a very powerful thing, as is the impression that smile gives off to other people. People blessed with brilliant white, straight teeth are able to confidently flash their perfect smile and let their happiness and light beam. The reality, though, is that most people are not blessed from birth with the perfect teeth to outfit a dazzling smile. Consequently, too many people are self-conscious about their crooked or chipped teeth, the discolored stains, the missing or misshapen teeth they were born with or developed through life. Dr. Daniel Jeffrey Cohen, DDS understands smile-power and he is the dentist in Mission Viejo, California to restore yours through cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Cohen specializes in family and cosmetic dentistry. The field of cosmetic dentistry has changed millions of smiles through painless, relatively inexpensive procedures. Dental implants, tooth restoration, porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns, and porcelain fixed bridges are all cosmetic procedures which can be used to repair your teeth and update your smile. Dr. Cohen will carefully examine your teeth, make a recommendation for your case, and will then discuss the options with you.
Restorative dentistry, for example, focuses on returning a broken or decayed tooth or teeth back to its original shape, function, and appearance. While tooth decay is less destructive to teeth in modern times than in the past due to fluoride-rich toothpastes and better oral hygiene, there are still many ways in which teeth can be damaged. Consider the face-first fall from a bicycle, the too-hasty bite into a piece of hard candy, or the family who eats unhealthy amounts of sugar and soda. Dr. Cohen, a nearby dentist to Laguna Niguel, CA, and his team will clean your teeth and determine the best way to fix chips, rough edges, cracks, cavities, etc. You do not need to suffer embarrassment or pain due to issues such as these.
Missing teeth are a relatively common occurrence for any age group and may occur for a variety of reasons, including trauma or disease. Two common treatments for this used by Mission Viejo dentist Daniel Jeffrey Cohen are dental implants and porcelain fixed bridges. Dental implants can replace one or more missing teeth with an artificial tooth and root. This is often made from titanium which makes implants extremely strong and long-lasting and they are implanted surgically into the jaw bone.
Porcelain veneers and crowns are permanent ways to improve the color and shape of any one tooth or multiple teeth in order to improve the overall quality of your smile which you seek. Veneers are professionally made to suit and match your smile by a dentistry laboratory. They are thin layers of customized porcelain which are bonded to the actual surface of your existing teeth. They can even out surface mars, for example, and can be made to brighten up the shade of your smile. Crowns are similar to veneers in that they are also professionally and custom made to suit your teeth. Crowns are placed over existing teeth to restore the shape and function to teeth unable to be fixed through other means of cosmetic dentistry. Porcelain is the most desired material for this, although Dr. Cohen will discuss the materials available, as well as the cost differences and other benefits and negatives.
Cosmetic dentistry is a widely available field and offers brilliant possibilities for you and your smile. Dr. Cohen strives to make every person’s smile as attractive and healthy as they want it to be. As a Mission Viejo dentist, Dr. Cohen’s location is convenient to all of South Orange County and new patients are heartily welcomed.