Give the green light to cosmetic dentistry in Murrieta, CA
From cars to vacation destinations, what we as a species consider to be “attractive” varies considerably from person to person. Yet, there is one feature that appears to be universally attractive: a healthy smile! Cosmetic dentistry in Murrieta, CA, at Dr. Valerie Scola’s office, restores the appealing teeth and gums that you used to have. Likewise, Scola Family Dentistry’s range of cosmetic treatments can help you get the beautiful smile that you have always wanted.
“Elect” for these cosmetic treatments
Some cosmetic dentistry procedures offered by Dr. Scola are elective, meaning that patients select them to improve the appearance of their smile. These procedures generally include professional teeth whitening and veneers. Teeth whitening at Scola Family Dentistry is safe and works. We design whitening trays that are customized to fit your mouth. We will show you how to fill those trays with professional-strength whitening gel. When worn as directed, these trays deliver the gel to your discolored teeth. They whiten teeth gradually.
At our office, you can also choose from either direct veneers (dental bonding) or indirect veneers (porcelain veneers). When composite resin is color-matched and applied to your teeth, Dr. Scola uses this pliable material to cover up cosmetic flaws – from stubborn stains that resist whitening, to chips and gaps. Porcelain veneers may be used to correct the same conditions that dental bonding is designed to disguise; however, instead of applying, sculpting, and bonding the material directly to the tooth’s surface, these layers of thin porcelain are prepared and fabricated to your specifications. After a small amount of natural enamel is removed to make room for the veneer, it is bonded or “fixed” directly to the surface of the tooth. If you are a great candidate for veneers, we can discuss the pros and cons of bonding or porcelain veneers with you during your visit.
Restorative treatments that are as aesthetic as they are durable
The above elective treatments to improve the appearance of your smile must be applied to healthy teeth and gums. If you need to resolve existing decay or disease, Dr. Scola offers restorations that are designed to look and feel indistinguishable from healthy natural teeth. We have listed a sampling of those treatments below:
- Tooth-colored fillings – No obvious looking silver that stands out (unnaturally) in your smile here. We use durable and toothlike composite that is matched to surrounding tooth structure to “fill in” cavities.
- Porcelain crowns – Sometimes, fillings can’t sufficiently resolve tooth decay. In those cases, a little more “coverage” is required. We prepare, design, and place crowns that fit precisely over the natural tooth. They look and feel no different than a natural tooth that is in great shape.
- Advanced tooth replacement – In addition to strong and stunning dental bridges to replace missing teeth, Scola Family Dentistry is a proud provider of dental implants. Each implant is designed to function as a tooth root. Other types of tooth replacement only replicate the portion of the tooth above the gumline, the crown. Since implant-supported crowns, bridges, and dentures are designed like natural teeth, you get the “best” in form (looks) and function.
We also offer cosmetic tooth straightening with Invisalign clear aligner trays. Give your smile the boost it deserves. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Scola at the Murrieta, CA office. We proudly serve Temecula, Menifee, Wildomar, Lake Elsinore, Sun City, and Canyon Lake, and neighboring communities in between. Call Scola Family Dentistry at (951) 692-4221.