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Cosmetic dentistry is a specialized discipline of general dentistry. It focuses on techniques and treatments designed to improve the appearance of your smile. The specific cosmetic imperfections and their severity will determine the most effective methods presented by the dentists at Preferred Dental Care’s Los Alamitos, California clinic.

In the case of a dental staining problem, our dentists can administer a dental bleaching treatment to safely remove unsightly shades from deep within your tooth enamel. With your white smile fully restored, your dentist can then help you understand simple things you can do to maintain your smile’s appearance.

This might include making alternative food and beverage choices. It could also include using whitening toothpaste or whitening strips to remove minor surface stains from the teeth in your smile before they have a chance to set in.

Porcelain dental veneers are also a highly effective way to improve the appearance of teeth suffering from multiple cosmetic imperfections. Each one is custom-crafted in a dental lab to fit over the face of the teeth in your smile. They can be shaded to match any color of enamel you would like for your smile.

If you have a tooth with a previous filling or one that simply lacks sufficient enamel to mount a veneer, we might recommend a porcelain crown restoration. This will completely replace the entire tooth enamel layer with durable, dental-grade porcelain.

If you live in the Los Alamitos, California area and you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, you should call 562-431-1349 to schedule a consultation at Preferred Dental Care’s dental offices.