Cosmetic Dentist Consultation

Mike Choi, DDS -  - General Dentist

Westlake Village Dental Health

Mike Choi, DDS

General Dentist & Prosthodontist located in Los Angeles, Westlake Village, CA

Cosmetic Dentist Consultation Specialist
At Westlake Village, California-based Westlake Village Dental Health's Dr. Mike Choi has helped many residents of Los Angeles improve their smiles. Many of his patients regard him as one of the area’s leading cosmetic dentistry specialists, and he’s highly respected by his peers.

Cosmetic Dentist Consultation Q & A

by Mike Choi, DDS

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry includes any dental procedure that is done for aesthetic reasons. The goal of cosmetic dentistry is always to restore and enhance the natural beauty of the patient’s smile. Depending on a patient’s needs and goals, cosmetic dentistry can help with the following:

  • To remove or lighten stains on teeth
  • To realign twisted teeth
  • To fix chipped teeth
  • To replace missing teeth

Although cosmetic dentistry is aesthetic in nature, a lot of procedures also fall under the umbrella of conservative dentistry. Unlike other fields of dentistry, cosmetic dentistry rarely involves extremely invasive surgeries and multiple prolonged treatments.

What Procedures Fall Under the Umbrella of Cosmetic Dentistry?

Many procedures fall within the field of cosmetic dentistry. Some of the most common cosmetic procedures that patients seek out include:

  • Porcelain veneers
  • Onlays
  • Full porcelain crowns
  • Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening can make natural teeth look brighter, but the possibilities are even greater with porcelain veneers, onlays, and full porcelain crowns. With these options, a skilled cosmetic dentist can give a patient a whole new smile.

Who Might Benefit from Cosmetic Dentistry?

Anyone who doesn’t completely like the way their smile looks might benefit from one or more cosmetic dental procedures. A few particular issues that cosmetic procedures can help with include stains from coffee, tea, and smoking, chipped teeth, twisted teeth, uneven teeth, and missing teeth. Certain cosmetic procedures may also help the appearance of the gums.

Why Does Cosmetic Dentistry Matter?

Cosmetic dentistry is an important field of dentistry because mouths are for more than just talking and chewing. They’re also for smiling, and smiling is an enormously important action that people do every day. Cosmetic procedures can give people smiles they don’t mind showing off. As people smile more frequently, they often have more confidence and feel better.  

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