Having a beautiful smile can give you an advantage in almost any social or professional situation. People often say that a smile is one of the first things they notice when they meet someone – and you only get one chance to make a first impression.
At Smiling Hills Dental, we can help you improve the appearance of your smile so that you feel great about the way you look!
Having a cavity should not mean a permanent scar on your smile. We use highly esthetic tooth-colored fillings to repair decay so your smile remains beautiful. We match the color perfectly to your natural teeth and shape and polish your filling so it blends in.
Patients often wonder if they should replace their metal restorations with tooth-colored fillings. We don’t recommend replacing fillings that are still in good working order. Silver fillings sometimes break down over time, however. If we see this happening, we will let you know right away so we can discuss your treatment options.
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are restorations designed to make bigger repairs to your teeth than a filling can provide. You can think of them as a cross between a filling and a crown.
Inlays and onlays have a number of advantages:
- They preserve natural tooth structure.
- They blend in with your smile.
- They are durable and long lasting.
- Inlays and onlays are made of porcelain.
- Prepping your tooth for an inlay or onlay is easier than preparing for a crown.
We take impressions and direct our local dental lab to create your restoration just for you.
Protective Porcelain Crowns
If you crack a tooth or have deep decay, a porcelain crown can give your tooth another chance! A crown covers the entire structure of your tooth and absorbs force when you chew. It also holds together your tooth and protects it from additional damage.
We take precise impressions so the dental lab can create a high-quality dental restoration that looks great and feels comfortable.
One of the easiest ways to improve your smile is by bleaching away the stains that occur over time from tobacco, coffee, soda, and colorful foods. Professional teeth whitening is a far more effective way to whiten your teeth than any over-the-counter option. When used under the supervision of an experienced dentist, teeth whitening is safe and effective!
We also offer our Lifetime Whitening program for those patients who maintain their regular hygiene appointments. Contact us to learn more about Lifetime Whitening.
If you want to make dramatic changes to the appearance of your teeth, porcelain veneers might be the choice for you!
We can correct a number of esthetic issues using porcelain veneers:
- Gaps in your smile
- Worn or misshapen teeth
- Irregular-looking teeth
Porcelain veneers are thin porcelain restorations that cover the front of your teeth and give you a whole new look.
Contact Us for a Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation
We invite you to come to our Chino Hills Dental office for a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Michael Alano. We will discuss your goals for your smile and help you find the right treatment options to help you achieve a smile that makes you feel great about the way you look.