Cosmetic Dentistry2018-11-28T23:05:38+00:00

Cosmetic Dentistry 

woman smiling with perfect teeth

Cosmetic Dentistry 

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What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry addresses the dental issues that bother you when you look in the mirror: the shape and color of your teeth, gaps, position, stains, etc.

4M Dental Implant Center is the premier cosmetic and restorative dental practice. Whatever you need to achieve that perfect smile we can do. 4M Dental Implants, porcelain veneers, Invisalign, dental crowns, whitening, single implants, or a combination of any of our offered treatments, beautiful, white teeth are within your reach.

Below are a few of the cosmetic treatments we offer. Come in for a consultation and see what we can do for you.

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LONG BEACH
(562) 242-2075

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(949) 646-2420

4M veneer patient After

Porcelain Veneers

There are a number of reasons for unhealthy looking teeth: a lifetime of poor hygiene, an illness, gum disease, a genetic predisposition, even certain medicines can cause weakened or discolored teeth.

Porcelain veneers, are a cosmetic dental procedure that consists of thin porcelain ‘shells’ that are permanently bonded to the fronts of your teeth.

With this one procedure you can whiten your teeth, fix chips and cracks, close large gaps, and make teeth appear straighter, and protect yourself from sensitivity due to worn enamel.

To prepare a tooth for a veneer approximately a 1/2 millimeter of enamel is removed, called etching, from the surface of your tooth which ends up being about the thickness of the veneer.

veneers before close up

I knew exactly what type of smile I wanted, and I never had a doubt that Dr. Sean and his fantastic team would deliver. They did everything possible to make me comfortable throughout the process, and I think my new smile looks great. Thank you Dr Sean!  ~Halie

Crowns

dental crown

 As a rule of thumb, you want to keep your natural tooth if at all possible and dental crowns can help you do just that. 

Only a real tooth has roots and roots are what keep your jawbone healthy and strong. A strong jawbone retains the shape of your face and integrity of the other teeth; without a root, the bone in your jaw very quickly begins to wear away.

A dental crown encases, or caps, a chipped or otherwise unhealthy tooth, restoring it’s appearance and function while protecting the natural tooth and root within.

A crown is usually made from porcelain and designed match your other teeth. It’s fitted onto an existing tooth by filing down the tooth in question so the crown can fit over the top like a cap. 

Dental crowns can be used in conjuncture with dental bridges and dental implants or any of our other cosmetic treatments to complete your ideal smile. 

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Sarah cosmetic dentistry before and after
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Sarah cosmetic dentistry before and after

Single Dental Implants

single dental implant

Dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth; nothing looks more natural or lasts longer. 

The implant is a screw made from medical grade titanium that replaces your tooth root by being implanted into your jaw bone. Secured to the implant is an abutment, which connects the implant to the crown, (tooth). Your crown is crafted to match your remaining teeth and all together your dental implant restores natural function and appearance. 

Single implants are an excellent option if the majority of your teeth are healthy. Single implants, in combination with many of the other cosmetic or restorative treatments we offer, can be the answer to your perfect smile. 

dental implant parts

Parts of a dental implant: crown, abutment, implant w/ crown

Single Dental Implants

single dental implant

Dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth; nothing looks more natural or lasts longer. 

The implant is a screw made from medical grade titanium that replaces your tooth root by being implanted into your jaw bone. Secured to the implant is an abutment, which connects the implant to the crown, (tooth). Your crown is crafted to match your remaining teeth and all together your dental implant restores natural function and appearance. 

Single implants are an excellent option if the majority of your teeth are healthy. Single implants, in combination with many of the other cosmetic or restorative treatments we offer, can be the answer to your perfect smile. 

dental implant parts

Parts of a dental implant: crown, abutment, implant w/ crown

Invisalign

Invisalign is often referred to as “clear braces” and is ideal for correcting over crowding, over and underbites, spacing issues and minor relapses following traditional orthodontics and has become a very popular cosmetic dental treatment. 

The appeal of Invisalign is that it doesn’t ruin the aesthetic of your smile, being essentially invisible. 

Your Invisalign are custom made clear trays or aligners worn for 20 – 22 hours a day in stages to gradually move teeth into a desired position. 

An exam is necessary to start your Invisalign case, so come in to 4M Dental Implant Center Orange County and get started today.

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traditional upper dentures

Dentures

For years dentures have been the way to replace one’s teeth.

If you want to smile again, restore the structure of your face, and return your ability to speak more clearly, dentures are worth considering. Though you can’t dive in and eat anything you want, many foods are accessible with dentures.

Dentures can be removed by you and should be every night in order to clean them. Make sure to handle them with care because they can break if they’re dropped.

Common complaints are their tendency for ‘floating’, shifting around in your mouth while speaking or eating, sometimes at inopportune moments, but dental adhesives can be used to help keep them in place. Dentures are bulky and cover up tastebuds which will affect how well you taste food.

Dentures can quickly restore the aesthetics of your smile at a lower cost, but with you aren’t going to get the quality of life back you can with dental implants.

man smiling holding chin

Teeth Whitening

It only takes Zoom whitening an hour to whiten and brighten your smile.  Zoom whitening uses an accelerated bleaching process to lighten stains and discoloration on your teeth.

Smoking, red wine, certain medications, coffee, and aging can all contribute to dark spots on your teeth. Zoom uses a bleaching mixture that penetrates your tooth’s enamel to bleach from the inside out. With the help of the Zoom Advanced Power Lamp, it activates and accelerates the bleaching process so your teeth can get up to 8 shades whiter in one office visit.

The in office Zoom procedure consists of three 15 minute, same day, sessions. Prior to starting, you’ll need to have your teeth cleaned.  Your lips and gums will be prepped to keep the gel from getting on them and the gel will remain on your teeth for each 15 minute session.

For those of you who prefer the control or a more subtle, gradual change, we offer a Zoom take home kit. We’ll provide you with custom shaped bleaching trays with the same professional strength bleaching gel you would get here in our office. This is a terrific option for patients with extra sensitive teeth.

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LONG BEACH (562) 242-2075

NEWPORT BEACH (949) 646-2420

SCHEDULE A COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION TODAY!

LONG BEACH
(562) 242-2075

NEWPORT BEACH
(949) 646-2420