Cosmetic Dentistry in Stockton, CA
At Deer Park Dental, it is one of our goals to provide our patients with beautiful smiles through cosmetic dentistry. Our Stockton cosmetic dentists, Dr. von Tersch and Dr. Janice Scott, are equipped with the knowledge and experience to transform smiles. They also make use of the latest technology not only to give healthy and beautiful smiles, but also to improve oral function.
What is Cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry deals with giving patients more attractive smiles. Aside from making teeth attractive, cosmetic dentistry also improves one’s dental function. Our cosmetic dentists understand the specific needs of patients and only recommend treatments that will address the client’s condition. Instead of selling you on an unnecessary and expensive procedure that does not suit your unique needs, we will fully explain your options and you will be free to decide.
Who needs cosmetic dentistry?
A Stockton cosmetic dentist treats various smile imperfections, which include worn, chipped, or cracked teeth, missing teeth, misshapen or broken teeth, gapped teeth, and irregularly-sized teeth. Our cosmetic dentists at Deer Park Dental also address stained and discolored teeth.
What dental procedures can be done under cosmetic dentistry?
Deer Park Dental offers the latest cosmetic dentistry procedures for the benefit of our patients in Stockton. A simple cosmetic problem can be treated with a few crowns or multiple procedures for a complete smile makeover. Procedures that are commonly done under our cosmetic dentistry practice include the following:
- Dental Bonding
- Composite fillings
- Porcelain veneers
- Dental crowns
- Dental bridges
- Teeth whitening
When recommending treatments, Dr. Janice Scott and Dr. von Tersch always emphasize function together with form. Not only do they aim to improve the appearance of your teeth, your bite and teeth function are considered as well.
Dental bonding is one of the most popular, versatile, esthetic and affordable cosmetic and restorative dental procedures performed today. At Deer Park Dental we perform Dental bonding, or teeth bonding to restore, reshape and rejuvenate the appearance of teeth, improving both their function and appearance.
Composite fillings are tooth colored fillings that are used to replace tooth structure lost from cavities and from tooth fracture or erosion. Composite fillings are more time intensive than silver fillings and thus are often more expensive than silver fillings. A composite filling is a technique sensitive material and must be placed in small increments and cured properly. The bonding technique and isolation of the filling from moisture is also very critical to its success. Composite fillings can be very esthetic. They are also an acceptable, less expensive and more conservative alternative to all porcelain crowns, porcelain veneers and porcelain inlays when the restoration needed is smaller in size compared to the amount of tooth remaining.
Porcelain veneers may be used to create a small change or to completely make over your smile. These sheaths of quality porcelain are created in a dental lab based on a model of your teeth. Before they can be bonded, surface enamel must be slightly reduced. This keeps the veneers from standing out away from the gums. The purpose of dental veneers is to enhance the entire tone of the smile. This may be done in numerous ways, such as enhancing the size and/or shade of the teeth, or by disguising a prominent gap.
Teeth whitening or bleaching products brighten teeth that have been stained or darkened by food, beverages, tobacco, age or injury. There are a variety of dentist prescribed and over the counter whitening products to reduce or eliminate such stains. Teeth whitening also has the potential in reflecting a positive and happy image to others. Our motto is: bleaching is for you, not for us! If it is something that is right for you, we can help you chose the best method for you to whiten your teeth and smile.
Can I get a glimpse of how my teeth will appear after treatment?
At Deer Park Dental, we provide ways for you to get an idea of how your teeth will appear after your dental procedure. Dr’s Scott and von Tersch utilize models and photographs to help you picture out the results of your treatment. Before undergoing the procedure, your preferences regarding the appearance of your smile will also be discussed to guide both of you in choosing the appropriate treatments.
Are cosmetic dental procedures expensive?
The cost for each patient varies. It is the duty of our front office staff to discuss the costs of the different treatment options our Stockton cosmetic dentist will recommend to you. Payment options will also be outlined for your convenience. We only provide straightforward, honest, and transparent payment outlines to our patients to prevent you from becoming surprised upon receiving your final bill.
Schedule a Consultation
For more information on how you can have a beautiful smile and better oral health through cosmetic dentistry, contact Deer Park Dental today. You may also fill out this online contact form to schedule an appointment with a Stockton cosmetic dentist.