Cosmetic Dentistry Specialist

Juan Sebastian Moran, DDS

Dentist located in Torrance, CA

Today’s cosmetic dentistry treatments and procedures can help anyone enjoy a more attractive, more confident smile. At Moran Dentistry, Dr. Sebastian Moran provides patients in Torrance, CA. with the most appropriate treatment options to help them enjoy better-looking teeth and more attractive smiles.

Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is a specialty area of dentistry that focuses on the appearance of the teeth, gums, and smile. Several studies have shown the important role an attractive smile can play in how we feel about ourselves and in the way others perceive us. Cosmetic dentistry addresses many of the defects that can detract from our smile and take a toll on our self-confidence.

What issues can cosmetic dentistry address?

Today, there are many procedures and treatments that can be used to improve smile aesthetics, including:

  • teeth whitening
  • cosmetic dental bonding
  • dental veneers
  • crowns
  • bridges, dentures, and implants
  • inlays and onlays
  • white or tooth-colored fillings
  • Invisalign® alignment

What is a smile makeover?

While some patients may have a single issue that they feel needs to be improved in order to feel more confident about the way their smile appears, others may have multiple issues they want to have addressed. For these patients, a smile makeover can be a regat option. In a smile makeover, multiple treatments are planned out in a specific sequence to achieve optimal results so patients can get the beautiful smile they’ve been hoping for.

What are inlays and onlays?

Inlays and onlays are similar to fillings in that they’re used to treat areas of decay. But both inlays and onlays can be used to treat areas of more extensive damage, and like a crown or veneer, they’re custom-made in a dental lab so they fit perfectly and blend beautifully with the natural tooth material, making them virtually undetectable.

Can cosmetic dentistry improve oral health?

Some cosmetic dentistry treatments and procedures do provide an oral health benefit in addition to improving the appearance of the teeth, gums and smile. For instance, closing gaps between teeth can make it harder for decay- and disease-causing bacteria to take hold and also make it easier to clean and care for teeth and gums. Tooth-colored resin fillings can bond more closely with the tooth surface, preventing decay-causing bacteria from “seeping” beneath the restoration so teeth stay healthier. Dental implants can preserve bite mechanics and prevent additional tooth loss while also preserving healthy jaw bone.