How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Fix Your Cracked, Misaligned, or Discolored Teeth (and More!)

When you smile, do you ever feel self-conscious, uncomfortable, or even nervous people will laugh or make a statement about your teeth? It’s not uncommon. In a world that constantly bombards us with advertisements, films, and other media that almost exclusively includes people with straight, white teeth, we can feel a little embarrassed if our own don’t measure up. Still, it’s important to recognize that most movie stars and models have had cosmetic dental work done for their teeth to look that perfect. Dr. Mimi Theerathada (or Dr. Mimi as she is often called by her patients), as well as the rest of our staff at Westlake Smile Studio, want to make sure you feel as comfortable and happy with your smile as everyone else. Cosmetic dentistry can fix many problems from misaligned to discolored to cracked teeth (and more!).

Fixing discolored teeth

You might be a smoker, a coffee drinker, or the whiteness of your teeth might have just disappeared a bit with age. All of these issues are common. If you’re hoping to make a change, though, it’s easy to do so with teeth whitening. We do all our teeth whitening in office with the Zoom® method, which can make your teeth whiter after just one visit to Dr. Mimi. Whether you’ve always wanted whiter teeth, we can give you the look you want.

Fixing cracked teeth

Cracked, chipped, and broken teeth are also a lot more common than people realize. But it can certainly make you feel self-conscious when you smile, and depending on the severity of the issue, it can actually be a problem for your health. Fixing cracked teeth can be done in several ways. We might use laser dentistry to fill a small crack, and for larger ones, a dental crown or even veneers could be your best option.

Fixing misaligned teeth

When your teeth aren’t lined up properly, it can give your smile—and your bite—a lopsided feel. This can be not only uncomfortable but impact your oral health, too. If you’re looking for a way to get your teeth in line and to have the straight smile you always wanted, Dr. Mimi offers Invisalign® clear aligners. These are nearly invisible, easy to wear, and can give you a straighter smile in an average of 18 months.

Fixing gum recession

If you’ve experienced gum disease in the past, gum recession can be a serious detractor from your smile. This is why we offer the pinhole surgical technique, which involves making tiny holes in the gumline. Once this is done, Dr. Mimi can loosen your gums and make them less recessive, which will add to the attractiveness of your smile.

Fixing gaps in your smile

One of the requests we receive most often is the request to fix gaps between teeth. Gaps can sometimes make people feel self-conscious, especially if they are used to looking at movie stars and other individuals who have no gaps in their smiles. We offer several ways to fix gaps in the teeth from veneers or bridges to implants and Invisalign. Depending on the specifics of your smile, you and Dr. Mimi work together to decide which of these options will be best for you.

Want to learn more about cosmetic dentistry?

Call us at 805-225-4239 and make an appointment at our Westlake Village, California, office. You can also request an appointment online at your leisure. Come in and learn more about how you can get the smile of which you’ve always dreamed!

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