Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures: Teeth Whitening, Porcelain Crowns, Porcelain Veneers and More in Palm Desert, California
From teeth whitening to porcelain veneers and porcelain crowns, our practice serving the Coachella Valley, offers the full-range of cosmetic dentistry procedures to help bring out your best smile.
- Porcelain Veneers
- Teeth Whitening
- Porcelain Crowns
- Porcelain Inlays and Onlays
- Direct Bonding
- Tooth-Colored Fillings
- Cosmetic Laser Dentistry
- Contact Our Cosmetic Dentistry Practice
- Porcelain Fixed Bridges
With porcelain veneers, you can have whiter, straighter teeth and a natural looking, attractive smile that will last for years with proper maintenance. Crafted from thin layers of porcelain that are bonded to the front surfaces of your natural teeth, veneers can hide cracks, gaps, and chips. With this form of “instant orthodontics,” discolored teeth can be whitened and crooked teeth straightened. Veneers can also be used to make small teeth look longer or to make uneven teeth the same length. Porcelain veneers can be matched to your original tooth color, making your beautiful smile look completely natural.
Your porcelain veneers can be placed on your teeth at our Palm Desert area practice and can brighten your smile in as little as two visits. We offer a variety of brands including Lumineers®, and more to best fit your needs. During your first visit, a small amount of enamel will be removed from the front surfaces of the teeth in need of treatment. Then an impression will be taken so that your veneers can be custom made to fit your teeth. After about a week or two, when your veneers are ready, they will be bonded onto your teeth. Your smile will be brighter, straighter, and more beautiful, yet will look extremely natural.
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures for lightening teeth stained by tea, coffee, soda, and tobacco. We offer both in-office and at-home teeth whitening to provide our Palm Desert area patients with maximum convenience.
In-office teeth whitening affords patients the opportunity to achieve whiter teeth in less than an hour. First, a bleaching gel is applied to the teeth and then activated by exposure to a specially designed whitening light. Alternatively, at-home teeth whitening systems offer our patients the flexibility and comfort of being able to whiten their teeth in the privacy of their own homes. We help our patients choose the correct product for optimal results. We offer Opalescence®, Day White®, home teeth whitening products at our Palm Desert area office. Results can be dramatic, yet many people will only notice that you look better without knowing exactly why.
When teeth are damaged due to injury or decay, porcelain crowns can be used to repair them. Crowns slip over the damaged tooth like a jacket. They can restore strength to cracked teeth and cover significant areas of decay. All porcelain crowns can be matched to the original color of the teeth so they look completely natural. In addition to the structural benefits of crowns, they can also be used for purely cosmetic reasons -- to reshape, recolor, or realign a person's teeth.
Porcelain Inlays and Onlays
When teeth in the back of the mouth suffer decay, inlays and onlays can be used to fill them. Sculpted to ensure a precise fit, inlays fill cavities and restore strength to damaged teeth. Onlays are more extensive than inlays, covering the entire top surface of the tooth. Onlays are most often used when the extent of tooth decay makes inlays and regular fillings unsuitable treatment options, but the decay or damage is not sufficient enough to require porcelain crowns. Both inlays and onlays are made from tooth-colored material so that your results will be both durable and natural-looking. These restorations are ultimately bonded to the tooth, thus strengthening the tooth.
This simple procedure can produce dramatic results. Bonding uses a composite material to repair cracks and chips, conceal stains, and fill in unwanted gaps between teeth. Bonding is a quick and easy procedure that does not require any of your original tooth enamel be removed, unlike porcelain veneers and crowns.
Unlike inlays, onlays, or porcelain crowns, tooth-colored fillings are done in a single appointment. They are a good way to treat small cavities in teeth. Though they look excellent and are bonded directly to teeth, they are not necessarily as durable as porcelain inlays or onlays.
Contact Our Cosmetic Dentistry Practice in Palm Desert
An overall beautiful smile can help you make strong first impressions and generally feel better about yourself. For further information on cosmetic dentistry treatments, including porcelain crowns, porcelain veneers, and teeth whitening
Contact Dr. Tellissi for an appointment today!
72695 Highway 111 Suite A-8
Phone : 760-340-2160