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3 Most Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments at San Francisco Aesthetic Dentistry

Submitted by Dr. Samir Ayoub on June 7, 2019 - 9:00 am

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, cosmetic dentists like Dr. Samir Ayoub can draw from a variety of tools and techniques to improve it. Cosmetic dentistry treatments and technology continue to advance, offering you more options than ever to achieve a bright, healthy looking smile. Take a moment to learn about three of the most popular cosmetic dentistry options at our dental practice.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

What treatment entails:

Professional teeth whitening can be completed in one or two appointments. The procedure involves applying a gel with a powerful bleaching agent to the teeth and allowing it time to penetrate the tooth enamel and break up stains or discoloration. After about 10 minutes, the gel is wiped off and the process is repeated two to three more times.

At the end of the treatment, you may receive customized whitening trays and gel to use at home to enhance your results.

Why patients love teeth whitening:

  • Great for lifting stains caused by red wine, coffee, tea, smoking, the effects of the aging process and certain medications
  • Minimal pain or discomfort (some patients may have sensitivity)
  • Rapid, even results
  • A whiter smile looks healthier and more youthful
  • Relatively cost-effective

Porcelain Veneers

What treatment entails:

Porcelain veneers are tiny shells or pieces of ceramic that are bonded to the front surface of the teeth to hide imperfections and create a more uniform-looking smile. Veneers are commonly used to hide small tooth chips or cracks, uneven tooth edges, stains or discoloration that won’t respond to whitening or abnormally shaped teeth.

Veneers typically require one to two visits to design and place; an outside lab constructs the restorations.

Why patients love veneers:

  • Can transform an imperfect or lackluster smile into a flawless one
  • Customized to match the surrounding teeth for a uniform result
  • Little tooth structure needs to be removed
  • Lasting results with the proper care and maintenance

Dental Bonding

What treatment entails:

Dental bonding is the application of a tooth-colored resin material to mask tooth chips, cracks, stains or abnormal spaces in between the teeth. The material can be sculpted and molded as needed to improve the tooth’s size, shape and spacing. It blends in seamlessly with the natural tooth structure and is virtually indistinguishable.

Bonding usually takes one office appointment to complete.

Why patients love bonding:

  • Quick treatment
  • Little tooth structure needs to be removed
  • Inexpensive
  • Results last a long time

Contact Dr. Ayoub Today

For more information about the cosmetic dentistry treatments available with Dr. Ayoub, please contact our San Francisco practice today.