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How to Start Your New Year With Your Best Smile Ever

How to Start Your New Year With Your Best Smile Ever

Millions of people make New Year’s resolutions every year. They set their minds to losing weight, getting more organized, improving their finances, and kicking countless other habits. Sadly, 80% of them ultimately fail (often within the first few months). 

But if fixing your smile is on your list of things to get done this new year, we can help you accomplish it.

Our expert dentist, Dr. Fait, and our team at Southern California General & Cosmetic Dentistry, located in Long Beach and Avalon, California, explore some of the advanced cosmetic dentistry techniques and procedures we offer that can fix your smile before you can sing “Auld Lang Syne.”

How we can help improve your smile

From cracks and chips to discoloration and severe alignment issues, there’s a lot that can go wrong with your smile. Fortunately, we have the comprehensive services necessary to give your smile a makeover. Here’s a closer look at each of our procedures.


Dental bridges are custom-made appliances that fill in the space when one or more of your teeth are missing. Bridges are prosthetic teeth secured to either natural teeth or dental implants. 


Dr. Fait uses a crown to cover imperfections in your teeth and restore their shape. Crowns are typically made of metal, porcelain, resin, or ceramic. We first have to carefully prepare the tooth by cleaning it and filing it down. We place a temporary crown to wear while you wait for your custom-made crown. 


Veneers are thin, tooth-colored shells. We attached them to the surface of your natural teeth to correct a range of issues, including broken and chipped teeth, severe and uneven discoloration, gaps, small teeth, and unusually shaped teeth. 

Dental implants

If a missing tooth is keeping you from the smile of your dreams, there’s no better way to replace it than with a dental implant. Dental implants are prosthetic teeth attached to metal roots placed in your jawbone. They look, act, and feel almost exactly like your other teeth, giving you a cohesive, natural-looking smile. 

Teeth whitening

The things you eat and drink, trauma, and even aging can cause the color of your smile to change. No matter what’s caused your discoloration, you have teeth whitening options

We offer the Zoom!® whitening systems, which deliver some of the most powerful teeth whitening solutions available. Bonus: you can choose to have your teeth whitened in our office or the comfort of your own home.


One of the issues patients often see us for is misaligned and crooked teeth. That’s where Invisalign aligners come in. These clear plastic trays fit snugly around your teeth and gradually adjust your smile over time. They’re an excellent alternative to traditional metal braces because they’re practically invisible and don’t come with painful wires. 

Other benefits of a better-looking smile

Having a smile you can be proud of plays a huge role in your confidence and the way you present yourself to the world. But that’s not the only reason you should take steps to fix it. 

Living with smile problems takes a toll on your oral health, as well. For example, crooked teeth can make it hard to properly clean your teeth, and they can impact your bite. Missing teeth can cause your other teeth to shift and even change the shape of your face. 

Don’t spend another year living with your smile problems. Take care of your oral health and start the new year off on the right foot by requesting a consultation with Dr. Fait online or over the phone. We’re conveniently located in Avalon and Long Beach, California. 

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