Balboa Victory Dental wants you to have a beautiful and healthy smile. Most people who are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth do not realize the numerous ways general and cosmetic dentistry can heal a smile. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry can correct crooked teeth, spaces between your teeth, stained or discolored teeth, chipped teeth, broken or missing teeth and having a “gummy” smile. Dr. Menalagha can work with you to create a customized dental care treatment plan based on your age, goals, and your financial comfort level.
You may be quite happy with the size and alignment of your teeth. However, time tends to dull or yellow their surface. Balboa Victory offers several teeth whitening programs, including at-home treatments and professional treatments in the office. A brilliant smile may be as close as a single whitening treatment away and is an affordable method of enhancing your overall appearance.
When your teeth are missing, your smile undergoes significant changes. Missing teeth cause you to chew differently, experience mouth pain, and, as your remaining teeth work to compensate for the loss, gaps and spaces form that only make the situation worse. A porcelain bridge, custom designed by Dr. Menalagha, keeps your smile aligned and your bite functional. Bridges are anchored to existing teeth or crowns on either side of the missing tooth. They are semi-permanent, meaning they can only be affixed or removed by a dentist and are a long-term restorative solution to your damaged smile.
You can erase years of wear and tear with porcelain crowns. Sometimes called “caps,” porcelain crowns are customized for you, covering broken, cracked or discolored teeth. Crowns are a durable, strong, long lasting method of enhancing both the look and functionality of your smile. After some preparation of the tooth or teeth that will receive the crown(s), your dentist will position a custom milled, lifelike porcelain crown over your damaged tooth, restoring and rejuvenating your oral health.
When the decay has been taken out of the tooth, it is replaced with “filling” material. In the past, amalgam (silver) fillings were placed into the cleaned out portion of the tooth. With advancements in dentistry, you can now have tooth-colored fillings instead of silver fillings resulting in a brighter, whiter smile.
Bonding refers to the placement of tooth-colored resin by a dentist to correct chipped and broken teeth, discolored teeth and in some cases, spaces between teeth. Bonding is generally considered more conservative than veneers or other cosmetic dentistry. The benefits of bonding include the ability to maintain the natural structure of the tooth and the ability to color and sculpt the resin to create natural looking teeth. Like a natural tooth, the resin may stain with the use of coffee or other staining foods.
It is important to address missing teeth for several reasons. Your ability to speak correctly and to chew the foods you love goes a long way in ensuring your self-confidence. Keeping your natural tooth function helps prevent the breakdown of the bone and other supportive structures of your jaw.
A natural smile and a perfect fit – are two of our primary denture goals. A proper fitting set of dentures is very important, as a good fit ensures that your dentures will allow you to retain much of your function. Your custom-fit dentures from Balboa Victory Dental will keep you looking and feeling healthy and will help you retain a natural lifestyle.
A partial denture will provide you with a natural-looking way to restore your smile to its original brilliance. You will be pleased with how your new partial denture restores the gaps in your smile due to your missing teeth that cannot be corrected by a bridge. Your partial denture will be removable and made from a synthetic material supported by lightweight metal that mimics your gum tissue and teeth to give you a beautiful new smile. The partial denture will preserve your bone structure and the integrity of your existing teeth by preventing them from shifting and tilting in towards the gaps created by your missing teeth.
Your teeth undergo a tremendous amount of wear and tear during your lifetime. Teeth may show this wear in a variety of ways, including discoloration, chipping and cracking. Crowns restore your teeth and your smile to look brilliant once again. Porcelain crowns can be made out of porcelain pressed to metal or are porcelain throughout and can be shaded to match your other teeth. Crowns made of precious metal are also an option. After some tooth preparation, crowns are specially fitted to give you back the look and functionality of your smile. If you have pain when chewing or temperature sensitivity, ask our dentist if crowns are for you.
When teeth are missing, your smile undergoes significant changes. Missing teeth cause you to chew differently, may cause mouth pain, and as your remaining teeth work to compensate for the loss, gaps and spaces form that only make the situation worse. A porcelain bridge, custom designed by your doctor at Balboa Victory Dental, keeps your smile aligned and your bite functional. Bridges are anchored to existing teeth or crowns on either side of the missing tooth. They are semi-permanent, meaning they can only be affixed or removed by a dentist and are a long-term restorative dental care solution to your damaged smile.
Regardless of the general dentistry services you require, Balboa Victory Dental offers the professional dentists to not only get the job done but to make you feel comfortable and welcome while doing administering your dental care. Contact us today to book your appointment in Los Angeles’ Encino neighborhood.