Do you have the smile that you want? Improving the appearance of your teeth may be easier than you think. Drs. Meester and Olafsen can change the shape, size, or color of your teeth, and even restore missing teeth with composite fillings, crowns, bridges, porcelain veneers, and Zoom whitening. Cosmetic dentistry can transform uneven, stained teeth into a brilliant, beautiful smile quickly and conveniently, without long-term treatments like orthodontics. If you want to enhance your appearance, schedule a consultation in San Diego, CA to learn about the following procedures:
Composite fillings are a made up of a tooth-colored resin material that can be used to fill a cavity instead of metal amalgam. Composite fillings blend into the tooth structure, strengthening your tooth without detracting from your smile.
Dental crowns are restorations that fit over your teeth to preserve your ability to chew. They are custom designed to look exactly like your surrounding teeth so that they may blend into your smile. Crowns can be utilized to cover teeth that are broken, decayed, misshapen, severely stained, or cracked.
Bridges replace missing teeth. When you lose a tooth, it can affect the way you look and the way you feel about yourself. Drs. Meester and Olafsen can restore your smile with dental bridges. Made up of crown units, bridges can be bonded to your natural teeth for a permanent, secure replacement.
Because of recent TV shows such as Extreme Makeover and The Swan, Porcelain Veneers have dramatically gained in popularity and have become recognized by many as the forefront for changing and improving the look of your smile. Porcelain Veneers can create the perfect smile. Porcelain Veneers are custom-made tooth colored porcelain laminates designed to cover the front portion of your tooth and are generally recommended to improve the following dental conditions:
- Spaces between front teeth
- Cracked or chipped teeth
- Crooked or poorly shaped teeth
- Permanently stained teeth
- Worn teeth
- Instant Orthodontics
Veneers are customized to match the color of your existing teeth, or you may choose to create a whiter smile by combining Tooth Whitening with your new veneers or changing the color of your teeth altogether with the use of veneers. Spaces between teeth can be closed, stains and cracks disappear! In many cases, you can have a great smile with perfectly straight teeth in a matter of weeks instead of years required when straightening teeth with braces. That is to say, Veneers can be used to create Instant Orthodontics!
It is important to note that this procedure requires advanced post graduate training to obtain great artistic and predictable results. Drs. Meester and Olafsen are known as LVI Dentists because they have completed advanced technique training courses at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute For Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). As of current, this facility is the premier cosmetic dental institute in the world and their graduates are recognized as being in the top 1-2% of all practicing dentists.
A Zoom whitening session with Drs. Meester and Olafsen takes less than an hour yet delivers a dramatically whiter smile. With Zoom whitening, a brighter smile is achieved with the application of a whitening gel followed by light activation. Zoom whitening safely and effectively removes the stains and discoloration that are marring your smile.
For every custom smile makeover analysis, we begin with a visual evaluation and a personal consultation with the doctor and his professional team. We will analyze your lip line, facial shape, jaw angle, eye symmetry, tooth color and shape, wear patterns, and overall condition of the teeth. Radiographs, photographs, and impressions of your teeth will also be taken. We will then discuss your needs and concerns, taking into account your personality and subjective aesthetic desires, and answer your questions. We believe that each of these elements is essential in artistically designing the most beautiful "natural smile" for each individual patient.
After your evaluation is complete, Drs. Meester and Olafsen will plan your Smile Makeover. Their philosophy is to use the most up-to-date dental techniques available to artistically create the perfect smile for you. Your smile makeover may include one treatment, or a combination of treatments that may be right for you. Most procedures are relatively simple, painless and fast, and can fit your budget. Through the use of full smile makeovers, we are able to fill in spaces, repair chipped teeth and restore your smile to proper function while taking years off of how you look. Everyone deserves a smile to share with the world. Call us today to reserve your appointment time and let us help you change your life!
Enamel recontouring refines your smile. If the horizon of your smile is jagged due to chips, slight crowding or cuspids that appear too long, enamel recontouring may be your best option. Enamel shaping modifies your teeth by gently contouring and smoothing the enamel to balance the elements of your smile. The doctor will carefully reshape your enamel and smooth any rough edges to give you a natural, more attractive smile.
Because recontouring involves the enamel, local anesthetics are not usually necessary for this procedure and the improvements are immediate and permanent! The result is a natural looking, more youthful smile.
Too much gum tissue showing when you smile or irregular shaped gums can also detract from your beautiful teeth and smile. Do your teeth appear to be shorter that average? Is your gum line uneven? Have your gums receded leaving large spaces between the teeth, exposing root surfaces? If any of these gum related concerns prevent you from having a perfect smile, we may have a solution for you.
If your teeth appear to be too short and you have always wanted a "toothy smile", not a "gummy smile", then gum lifting or reshaping may be the perfect solution. This procedure can generally be completed in one visit. The doctor will remove a small amount of your gum tissue using a special laser and artistically contour it to expose more of your teeth and creating a fuller smile. The results are instant and dramatic. If you are tired of seeing more of your gums than teeth when you smile, ask us if gum recontouring would improve your smile.
The application of tooth colored filing material (composite) to the teeth has been a dental technique for many years. Recent advances have increased the strength, durability and longevity of these restorations. Bonding material can be molded and shaped to achieve outstanding results, including tooth lightening, closing gaps and spaces, making teeth appear straighter, and repairing chips and cracks. When polished, bonding gives the appearance of natural tooth structure.
An advantage of dental bonding is that it is less expensive and is a conservative way to restore a tooth. The disadvantage is that it can discolor over time and is more prone to breakage than a veneer. Together, you and the doctor can assess your situation and determine what is best for your smile. Schedule an appointment at our office in San Diego, CA.
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I knocked a front tooth out over the weekend and Dr. Meester met me on the same day to get the replacement started. The replacement looks amazing. He's a real artist and his staff is amazing.