Is Cosmetic Dentistry Only Aesthetic or Can It Address the Function of My Teeth?

Female in Dress Shirt Smiling BroadlyEvery year, Dr. Q meets with many Sierra Madre men and women who have questions about cosmetic dentistry. One of the top questions she’s asked is whether or not cosmetic dentistry can correct the function of their teeth, while also improving the aesthetics of their smile.

You’ll be happy to hear that as a Sierra Madre cosmetic dentist, Dr. Q not only has the training and experience to improve the overall appearance of your smile, but she can also correct any functional problems you may be experiencing with your teeth. From cavities to dental implants, she’s got the expertise to provide it all.

Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures That Can Improve Both the Aesthetics and Function of Your Teeth

The truth is that there is some overlap between the procedures performed by a cosmetic dentist and a general dentist, but because Dr. Q is a board-certified dentist in Sierra Madre, she can perform any procedure that falls within either category. No matter the procedure you need or require, Dr. Q will work to keep your teeth healthy while improving their overall appearance.

Procedures that improve both the function and aesthetics of your overall smile include:

  • Dental bridges

    A dental bridge is not the only option for patients who are missing a tooth, but it is good for patients who do not want to undergo the process of having a dental implant placed. Dr. Q will have your dental bridge custom made to match your surrounding teeth, giving you restored oral function and a beautiful smile.

  • Dental veneers

    Veneers are thin shells that fit on the visible surface of teeth. Patients who have teeth that are chipped, uneven, or discolored can experience renewed oral function and improved appearance.

  • Dental implants

    When Sierra Madre men and women have loose or missing teeth, dental implants can restore full oral function and aesthetics by mimicking the structure of your natural teeth. Using cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Q will surgically place dental implants into your jawbone for a permanent tooth-replacement option.

  • Invisalign

    If you have teeth that are out of place, angled, or uneven, you may be exploring Invisalign to correct the function and appearance of your teeth. When you choose Invisalign and cosmetic dentistry to correct the alignment of your teeth, the appearance of your smile will be maintained by avoiding traditional metal braces.

When you visit Dr. Q for your first cosmetic dentistry consultation, she will perform a full evaluation of your mouth, talk to you about your concerns, take any needed X-rays and images, and work with you to develop a treatment plan that will meet your desired goals.

Choose Dr. Q for Your Cosmetic Dentistry Needs

If you’re in need of a cosmetic dentistry procedure to improve either the aesthetics or function of your smile (or both), call Dr. Q in Sierra Madre. She has more than a decade of experience as a cosmetic dentist and treats each patient with the respect and consideration they expect and deserve so that they feel comfortable in her care.

Call (626) 599-9819 to schedule your initial consultation.