Long N Phan, DMD, FAGD
General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Murrieta, CA
Cosmetic dentistry uses restorations, prosthetics, and whitening treatments to improve the aesthetic appearance of your smile. At TLC Dental in Murrieta, California, Long Phan, DMD, and the team offer cosmetic dentistry services, including composite bonding, veneers, and teeth whitening, to people of all ages. If you want a brighter, whiter, and more attractive smile, call the office or book online today.
Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A
What is cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry uses safe, effective treatments to address visible imperfections of the teeth and gums. Many people consider cosmetic dentistry treatments as elective, but they can improve your oral health as well.
Dr. Phan and the team at TLC Dental use cosmetic dentistry to treat various issues, including chips, cracks, gaps between teeth, and tooth discoloration.
What services does cosmetic dentistry include?
Dr. Phan and the team offer a comprehensive suite of cosmetic dentistry services, including:
Bonding is an inexpensive, noninvasive treatment that repairs chipped or otherwise damaged teeth. It uses composite, tooth-colored resin to restore your tooth to its near-original size and appearance.
Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that Dr. Phan bonds to your teeth. They improve the appearance of unusually shaped or smaller-than-average teeth and can address stains and discoloration that won’t respond to whitening.
Inlays and onlays
Inlays and onlays are indirect fillings, meaning Dr. Phan bonds them to the top of your tooth, similar to a crown. If you have one (or several teeth) with mild or moderate decay, Dr. Phan might recommend inlays or onlays to prevent further damage.
Teeth whitening uses FDA-approved bleaching solutions to remove stains from your teeth. Dr. Phan and the team offer in-office chairside teeth whitening and take-home teeth whitening kits.
If you have excess gum tissue that results in a “gummy” smile, you might benefit from gum contouring. During a gum contouring procedure, Dr. Phan uses special tools to remove unwanted tissue, giving you a consistent and even gum line.
CEREC crowns are caps that repair tooth damage or extensive decay. TLC Dental has a CEREC milling machine on-site, allowing for same-day crowns.
Bridges are oral prosthetics that close a gap caused by a missing tooth. There are several types of dental bridges: cantilever, Maryland, traditional, and implant-supported.
Orthodontics uses custom oral appliances to align and straighten your teeth. Dr. Phan and the team offer instant orthodontics, which can transform your smile in just two or three appointments.
If you’re missing one, some, or all of your teeth, Dr. Phan and the team might recommend dental implants. Dental implants are metal posts that integrate with your jaw. They provide a supportive base for restorations like crowns, a bridge, or implant-supported dentures.
Full mouth makeover
A full mouth makeover combines several treatments to help you achieve good oral health. Dr. Phan and the team tailor full mouth makeovers to an individual’s budget and needs.
Can I benefit from cosmetic dentistry?
If you’re unhappy with the color, condition, or position of your teeth, you can likely benefit from cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Phan and the team have many years of experience transforming smiles. They partner with top-notch dental laboratories to create quality prosthetics and positive patient outcomes.
To further explore cosmetic dentistry, request a consultation at TLC Dental. Book an appointment with the online scheduling tool or call the office today.