People today are living longer, healthier lives and that has made it necessary for cosmetic and reconstructive dentists to perform dentistry practices that were uncommon a generation or more ago.
One reconstructive dentistry technique being performed more frequently these days is that of repairing worn teeth.
Reconstructive dentistry involves reconstructing missing, worn or broken teeth, tissues or bone, said Dr. Anthony Mobasser, a world-renowned reconstructive and cosmetic dentist.
A lifetime of chewing and normal wear can cause teeth to shorten. That in turn can cause an aged appearance.
“Something as simple as lengthening and rounding the edges of your front teeth can actually make you look younger,” Mobasser said.
As a cosmetic and reconstructive dentist, Mobasser first seeks to educate patients on the importance of repairing worn teeth and the available options, he said. Another primary concern for Mobasser is the finished product, and ensuring that the teeth look as bright, white and straight as possible.
For that reason, Mobasser combines the aesthetics of cosmetic dentistry with the necessity of reconstructive dentistry to generate the best possible results for the patient.
Damaged and worn teeth are more than just visual detractions. They can affect the alignment of other teeth.
How to repair worn teeth depends on the extent of the damage. A general dentist might place a crown over the damaged tooth to strengthen and reinforce it, but Mobasser frowns upon that method.
“Your smile is your most noticeable feature,” said the Los Angeles cosmetic dentist. “Why wouldn’t you want to do all you could to ensure that your smile is your best feature?”
Mobasser’s preferred method of repairing worn teeth is through the use of porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin coverings custom made to the patient’s specifications. The patient chooses the shade they want.
Porcelain veneers provide the most natural look in cosmetic dentistry. The veneers are made to fit precisely over the front surface of the teeth and are held in place using an adhesive bonding technique.
Other tooth maladies can be corrected through the use of porcelain veneers, Mobasser said. These include the following:
The translucency of porcelain is the key to making them look natural, Mobasser said. The porcelain lets light through to appear natural and entirely real. Porcelain veneers are much more durable than bonded plastic resins and are relatively maintenance-free.
If you would like to learn more about recontructive cosmetic dentistry or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mobasser at his Los Angeles cosmetic dentistry office, please call: (310) 550-0383; or visit his web site: www.celebritydentist.com.
About Los Angeles Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Anthony Mobasser
Dr. Mobasser offers state-of-the-art cosmetic treatment to his patients in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and around the world. He is one of the pioneers of modern cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry and is one of the most experienced and qualified dentists in the world. Dr. Mobasser offers full-mouth reconstruction, cosmetic dentistry, porcelain veneers, sedation dentistry, porcelain crowns and bridges, implants, TMJ treatment, smile makeover, and more. To complement his dental training, he also holds degrees in mathematics and engineering. Please visit his website at www.celebritydentist.com.