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Cosmetic Dentistry

Southern California General & Cosmetic Dentistry

Ryan J. Fait, DDS

General & Cosmetic Dentist located in Long Beach, CA & Avalon, CA

Dr. Ryan Fait’s friendly demeanor and attention to detail makes patients of all ages feel relaxed during dental procedures at his Long Beach and Avalon, California practices. Dr. Fait and the experienced team of professionals at Southern California General & Cosmetic Dentistry uphold the highest standards and latest technology in cosmetic dentistry. For crowns, veneers, bridges, and any other restorative treatment, Dr. Fait and his team are dedicated to creating healthier, happier smiles. Call or schedule an appointment online to learn more about all the cosmetic dentistry options Dr. Fait offers.

Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is the type of dental work that focuses on improving the overall appearance of a patient’s teeth, gums, and smile. Although it may also improve function, the primary purpose of cosmetic dentistry is to enhance tooth color, position, and alignment for an aesthetically appealing result. Though cosmetic dentistry is not always required for a patient’s overall health, it is often an option men and women of all ages choose to feel more confident about their smile.

What does cosmetic dentistry correct?

Some of the most common cosmetic dental procedures correct a variety of concerns, including:

  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Stains caused by coffee, red wine, medications, and tobacco
  • Gapped teeth
  • Irregular gum lines
  • Misaligned teeth

Cosmetic dentistry treatments prevent further dental damage and strengthen teeth. Patients experience a boost in self-confidence knowing their teeth look better, feel better, and are ultimately healthier as a result of cosmetic dentistry.

What treatments are considered cosmetic dentistry?

Having a beautiful, white smile is not only a confidence boost, but also a health benefit. When your teeth look better, they help you chew and talk more easily. When you have decayed teeth, an incorrect bite, or missing teeth, it’s harder to chew or speak correctly. Eventually, untreated dental issues lead to more serious or painful dental issues, like root canals, which are more painful to treat.

Cosmetic dentistry can change the size, shape, and alignment of your teeth, and fill in gaps or holes. Bridges, crowns, veneers, and implants can correct these problems and restore your mouth to its ideal condition. Bridges fill in space between missing teeth and prevent other teeth from shifting out of position.

Crowns or “caps” cover individual broken or decayed teeth, and veneers are bonded to your teeth wherever you need to reshape or brighten your smile. Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth that are surgically and permanently attached in your mouth. They are a natural-looking solution to missing teeth. Teeth whitening, composite fillings, and Invisalign® are also part of cosmetic dentistry.

To learn more about the variety of cosmetic dental services Dr. Fait and his team offer, call the office or schedule an appointment online.