General and Cosmetic Dentistry

General dentistry is a term used to refer to the broad spectrum of activities performed within the dental field, which fundamentally consist of diagnosing, preventing and treating oral problems of patients. General dentistry covers all the specialties of dentistry, with all the benefits, techniques and safety to guarantee the patient’s health.

If the patient requires a routine checkup or a treatment, Dr. Vanessa Arzola will provide the correct attention according to the needs.

Cosmetic dentistry is the process of improving the appearance of a person’s teeth, gums and smile. Dr. Vanessa Arzola specializes in dental cosmetics and is highly trained and experienced in improving her patient’s oral appearance and aesthetics.

Cosmetic dentistry procedures usually differ from general dentistry and restorative dentistry because they are procedures that are often chosen by the patient, while dentistry in general is often necessary. Cosmetic dentistry has the added dimension of art as well as the combination of oral health benefits of general and restorative dentistry to give patients the smile they have dreamed of.

Recent advances in dental technology have allowed cosmetic dentists to use materials that are durable and aesthetically pleasing. The amount of additional training that cosmetic dentists undergo allows them to blend art and science into smiles that are healthy and beautiful. Materials such as porcelain or composite materials are very much matched to resemble the appearance of your original teeth, giving a natural look of your teeth and smile that enhance one’s oral appearance.

Cosmetic dentistry has also taken steps in using less invasive techniques that retain as much natural tooth as possible. These practices along with advancements in natural, tooth-colored tooth materials make today’s cosmetic dental treatments more durable and predictable than in recent years.

Modern advances in dentistry have replaced dental fillings and other dental restorations made of gold, amalgam and other metals. Modern materials more closely resemble the appearance of natural teeth with materials such as porcelain or composite resin. The difference is that these materials are more natural in appearance and closely resemble the durability of the actual teeth. These materials adhere to the underlying dental structure with resin adhesives and handmade by the cosmetic dentist to look like your natural smile.

Some procedures of cosmetic dentistry are:

Dental Implants: A dental implant is a form of cosmetic dentistry used to replace lost teeth for an appearance that is natural. Dental implants are long-term substitutes that your cosmetic dentist or oral and maxillofacial surgeon places surgically in the maxillary bones.

Dental Bonding: Bonding of the tooth is the application of a resin material of the color of the tooth using adhesives and a curing light of high intensity. Bonding is normally used for cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of a discolored or discolored tooth, to close spaces between teeth, to make the teeth look longer or to change the shape or color of the teeth.

Dentures: Dental prostheses are used to replace lost teeth that can be removed and put back into your mouth. In general, there are two types of prosthesis available: complete dentures and partial dentures.

Teeth Whitening: Dental whitening is the most common procedure of cosmetic dentistry because it can significantly improve the appearance of teeth at least cost and inconvenience than other techniques.