Cosmetic Dentistry

In the past decade there has been a dramatic interest in cosmetic dentistry. We all realize that having a healthy, bright, beautiful smile enhances our appearance and allows us to smile with confidence. Thanks to the advances in Arcadia Medi modern cosmetic dentistry at Arcadia Medi-Dental Group we are able to improve our teeth and smiles with quick, painless and surprisingly affordable treatments.

 

Cosmetic dental treatments can:

  • Change the size, shape, and alignment of certain teeth.
  • Fill in unattractive spaces between teeth.
  • Improve or correct bites.
  • Lighten or brighten the color of teeth.
  • Repair decayed, broken, cracked, or chipped teeth.
  • Replace missing teeth.
  • Replace old, unattractive dental treatments.

Remember, your smile speaks before you even say a word!

Call our office to schedule an appointment today at (626) 515-8090.

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A composite (tooth colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling.

 

There are many types of filling materials available at Arcadia Medi-Dental Group, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. You and Dr. Natalie Tung can discuss the best options for restoring your teeth. Composite fillings, along with silver amalgam fillings, are the most widely used today. Because composite fillings are tooth colored, they can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth, and are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or the more visible areas of the teeth.

As with most Arcadia Medi dental restorations, composite fillings are not permanent and may someday have to be replaced. They are very durable, and will last many years, giving you a long lasting, beautiful smile.

Reasons for composite fillings:

  • Chipped teeth.
  • Closing space between two teeth.
  • Cracked or broken teeth.
  • Decayed teeth.
  • Worn teeth.

How are composite fillings placed?

Composite fillings are usually placed in one appointment. While the tooth is numb, your dentist will remove decay as necessary. The space will then be thoroughly cleaned and carefully prepared before the new filling is placed. If the decay was near the nerve of the tooth, a special medication will be applied for added protection. The composite filling will then be precisely placed, shaped, and polished, restoring your tooth to its original shape and function.

It is normal to experience sensitivity to hot and cold when composite fillings are first placed, however this will subside shortly after your tooth acclimates to the new filling.

You will be given care instructions at the conclusion of your treatment at Arcadia Medi-Dental Group. Good oral hygiene practices, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new fillings.

Veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth shaped porcelain that are custom made (for shape and color) by our professional in-house dental laboratory. They are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile.

 

Arcadia Medi-Dental Group can completely reshape your teeth and smile. They can often be alternatives to crowns and the ideal solution in treating many dental conditions.

As with most dental restorations, veneers are not permanent and may someday need replacement. They are very durable and will last many years, giving you a beautiful long lasting smile.

Reasons for porcelain veneers:

  • Cosmetically, to create a uniform, white, beautiful smile.
  • Crooked teeth.
  • Misshapen teeth.
  • Severely discolored or stained teeth.
  • Teeth that are too small or large.
  • Unwanted or uneven spaces.
  • Worn or chipped teeth.

What does getting porcelain veneers involve?

Getting veneers at Arcadia Medi-Dental Group. usually requires two visits to complete the process, with little or no anesthesia required during the procedure. The teeth are prepared by lightly buffing and shaping the surface to allow for the thickness of the veneer. A mold or impression of the teeth is taken and a shade (color) will then be chosen by you and our dentist, Dr. Natalie Tung, MD, DDS, MBA

On the second visit the teeth will be cleansed with special liquids to achieve a durable bond. Bonding cement is then placed between the tooth and veneer and a special light beam is used to harden and set the bond.

You will receive care instructions for veneers. Proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new veneers.

When you have teeth that are discolored or stained, it can make you self-conscious and hesitant to smile. If you are suffering from having teeth that aren’t as white as you would like, the Zoom tooth whitening solutions provided by Dr. Natalie Tung, MD, DDS, MBA can provide you with the smile you desire. The Arcadia Medi-Dental Group specializes in beautifying smiles across Los Angeles. We offer many cutting edge Arcadia Medi Dental cosmetic dentistry procedures, one of the most simple and effective ways is through Zoom tooth whitening. Professional teeth whitening offer patients who want whiter teeth amazing results in just one

 

quick session. The Arcadia Medi Dental Zoom!® system brings out your movie-star smile in less than an hour. Our Arcadia Medi Dental office also offers at-home teeth whitening with custom-fitted bleaching trays. makes it possible to visit us during your lunch hour and return to work with a beautifully white smile an average of eight shades lighter.

Because having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most dental patients, there are a number of ways to whiten teeth. The most popular method is using a home tooth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically. Since tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc. Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.

Why whiten your teeth?

  • Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development).
  • Normal wear of outer tooth layer.
  • Stained teeth due to medications (tetracycline, etc.).
  • Yellow, brown stained teeth.

*Zoom Tooth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up maybe needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.

Call our office to schedule an appointment today for Zoom!® whitening today at (626) 515-8090.