Feeling good about your smile is an experience everyone deserves. However, most people need a little help to get there. Yuki Lu, DDS, and the expert team at Pearl Dentistry in West Covina, California, provide expert cosmetic dentistry services to their patients, helping them attain the beautiful smile they’ve always wanted. To learn more, use the online booking feature or call the office today to schedule your first appointment.

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What is cosmetic dentistry?

They say that the smile is the first thing you notice when you meet someone new. Knowing this, it’s no wonder so many people want to improve their smile with the help of cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry is a popular branch of dentistry that utilizes a wide variety of specialized dental treatments in order to improve the look and appearance of your smile. 

Because cosmetic dentistry encompasses so many different kinds of treatments, it can serve to address a wide range of conditions that might impair the appearance of your smile. Dr. Lu and the team at Pearl Dentistry have extensive experience helping their patients achieve the cosmetic dentistry results they want. 

What are common cosmetic dentistry procedures?

Each cosmetic dentistry procedure is designed to address a different issue. Common treatments include:

Teeth whitening

Perhaps the most popular and well-known cosmetic dentistry treatment, professional teeth whitening utilizes a special formula to dramatically improve the color and appearance of your teeth.

Composite filling

When your tooth needs a filling due to cavities or other forms of decay, a composite filling provides a durable and natural-looking option to ensure a beautiful result. 

Diastema closure

A diastema is a thin but visible gap between teeth. Diastema closure is a specialized procedure that serves to close the gap and restore the function and appearance of your teeth. 

Restorative dentistry

Restorative dentistry is the branch of dentistry that aims to replace or restore missing teeth. While it is it’s own specialized branch of dentistry, restoring or replacing lost teeth is an important aspect of improving the cosmetic appearance of your mouth. 

What should I expect at my appointment?

Initially, Dr. Lu meets with you and discusses your treatment goals. She may order X-rays or other imaging tests in order to create a detailed plan of care. She works with you to create a collaborative plan of treatment. 

Depending on the work that will be performed, treatment may take several appointments to complete. Dr. Lu is happy to answer all of your questions throughout the process in order to keep you informed about your care and achieve the results you desire. 

To learn more about how you can enhance your smile, call the Pearl Dentistry office today or use the online scheduling feature to book your first appointment.