Do’s & Don’ts for a Hollywood Smile

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Most people aren’t born with perfect smiles, and that includes celebrities, too! If you’ve been comparing your smile to those that you see on the red carpet, you shouldn’t! Most celebrities have received high-end dental work to achieve their red-carpet-ready smiles. Want to get a smile that shines just as bright as the Hollywood stars? Here’s what you need to know about cosmetic dentistry!

Cosmetic Dentistry Don’ts

There are many at-home remedies and over-the-counter products that claim to improve your smile’s appearance, especially whitening products! You can even buy cheap veneers and clear aligner trays online! Some of these products can do permanent damage to your teeth. Getting an expert dental opinion and examination is the best route when altering your smile’s appearance. Your dentist will be able to determine if teeth whitening or other cosmetic dental treatments are the right option for your smile and oral health. Whether you’re considering a product from the store or something you read about online, the best rule of thumb is to ALWAYS consult with your dentist before trying or buying!

Cosmetic Dentistry Do’s

First and foremost, find a trustworthy, skilled dentist who offers a variety of cosmetic dental treatments! Your smile can completely change your overall look, so finding a competent, experienced dentist for cosmetic dentistry treatments is crucial! You want to ensure your dentist can help bring your dream smile to life and give you a smile you feel confident behind. Once you find a dentist you love, take the time to work with them to explore your cosmetic treatment options to determine the perfect route for your smile makeover.

Common Cosmetic Procedures

There are many different dental treatments that can be used to enhance your smile. The most common are teeth whitening, teeth straightening and dental veneers. Dental veneers can be used to correct the look of just one or two teeth, but they can also be used to totally transform an entire smile. Dental crowns can also be used to correct the size, shape or color of a tooth. Dr. Tin and the team at Villa Vista Dental offer all of these services and more. During your consultation, we can explore the many options available to give you a beautiful smile that fits your budget.

Schedule Your Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation in Elk Grove, CA

Ready to transform your smile? At Villa Vista Dental, we believe everyone deserves to have a smile they feel great about. If you’re looking for a high-quality dental practice in the Elk Grove area, our Villa Vista Dental team is ready and equipped to take care of your cosmetic dentistry needs! Please contact our office to schedule your consultation!

Dr. Tin provides many cosmetic dental treatments to enhance your smile!


Trying To Land a New Job? Cosmetic Dentistry Can Help!

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Are you in the job market and trying to make a great impression? Did you know that smiles are often one of the first things people notice when they meet? We want you to be able to put your best smile forward, every time. At Villa Vista Dental, we’re passionate about offering patients a variety of cosmetic dental treatments at our Elk Grove, CA office.

Advanced, Same-Day Crowns

If you have a damaged, uneven, chipped, or discolored tooth, a crown is a great option to repair its appearance and functionality! Thanks to advancements in restorative dentistry, some dental crowns can now be fabricated and placed in a single visit. CEREC® same-day crowns are state-of-the-art, high-quality dental crowns that will help you regain a healthy, beautiful smile.

Professional Teeth Whitening

Are your teeth yellow and dull? One of the fastest ways to boost your smile’s appearance is with professional teeth whitening. Whitening your teeth can really boost your confidence at your job interview! There are a variety of professional whitening options to choose from, such as in-office whitening treatments and take-home whitening trays. No matter which option you choose, you will be able to enjoy a dazzling smile in no time at all!

Porcelain Veneers

You can enhance your smile quickly with dental veneers because the thin sheets of porcelain are applied to the face of your existing teeth. Veneers are a beautiful way to correct smile imperfections like small gaps, chips, discoloration or misshapen teeth. You can have the veneer applied to just one problematic tooth, or you can go for an entire smile transformation.

Six Month Smiles®

Want to straighten teeth but don’t want to wear braces for years? Six Month Smiles is an expedited teeth straightening solution for patients with mild to moderate alignment issues. If you’re looking for faster teeth straightening results, Six Month Smiles may be the perfect solution for you! It won’t happen overnight, but results still come quickly!

ClearCorrect™ Clear Aligners

Another great orthodontic treatment that will enhance your smile’s appearance is ClearCorrect. This orthodontic treatment uses a series of clear aligners to straighten teeth. It is also not a treatment that will result in a new smile immediately, but the sooner you start the process, the sooner you’ll have that straighter smile you’ve always wanted. And because it’s a discreet way to straighten your teeth, you will be able to continue to smile with confidence when trying to land a new job!

Start Your Smile Transformation

Are you ready to achieve your dream smile and knock your job interviews out of the park? We’ve got you covered! Our team at Villa Vista Dental would love to be your go-to dentist for all of your cosmetic dentistry needs. Please contact us to schedule your appointment!

Our cosmetic services can help you make a great first impression!


When To See a Cosmetic Dentist?

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If it’s more normal for you to hide your smile rather than show it off, it’s possible that you’ve already considered getting some cosmetic dental work. Rather than restorative dentistry, which is focused on restoring the function of teeth, cosmetic dentistry is focused on the aesthetics of your smile. So, when is it the right time to see a cosmetic dentist? If you relate to any of the following statements, then we believe it’s worth scheduling a consultation with Dr. Tin at Villa Vista Dental.

I Want My Teeth To Be Whiter

Not everyone is born with pearly white teeth, and even if you were, there are plenty of foods and beverages that can lead to staining. A cosmetic dentist can help boost the brightness of your teeth with professional teeth whitening treatment. By going to a dentist rather than trying to whiten your teeth on your own, you’re ensuring that you’ll get a fully personalized treatment with professional-level results in a safe and supervised environment.

I Don’t Like the Size or Shape of My Teeth

Is one of your teeth noticeably longer or shorter than the other? Maybe there’s something else about the size or shape of your teeth that’s always bothered you. A cosmetic dentist can help with that! We use custom-made dental veneers, which are super-thin shells of porcelain, to adjust the appearance of your teeth. Dental crowns are another option available to correct misshapen teeth.

I Want To Fix the Alignment of My Teeth

Villa Vista Dentistry also offers several orthodontic options to correct the alignment of your teeth. We provide Six Month Smiles® and ClearCorrect® clear aligners. Our team can walk you through each treatment and help you decide what’s best for you.

I Want to Love the Look of My Teeth!

If you’re ready to see what cosmetic dentistry can do for you, we invite you to schedule a consultation at Villa Vista Dental. We provide a suite of cosmetic dental services at our practice in Elk Grove. Our experienced team would be more than happy to help you design your dream smile. We look forward to hearing from you!

Love the look of your smile!


Can Dental Veneers Be Replaced?

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Veneers are an amazing long-term cosmetic treatment that can transform your smile into something you’ll want to show off daily! Veneers are permanent, but as with anything they are subject to wear and tear over time. In this post, we’ll explore veneer replacement and some other key facts about veneers!

Are Veneers Permanent?

Porcelain veneers are considered a permanent procedure. This means that they are an irreversible procedure. That is because the process involves removing a layer of the enamel from the surface of the teeth. This is done because the tooth needs to be shaped in order for the veneer to be bonded to the surface. With great oral care, veneers can be expected to last for 15 years. They are a popular cosmetic procedure for adults of all ages.

Replacing Veneers

Yes, porcelain veneers can be replaced! Some signs that you may need to replace a veneer include a chip or crack; decay to the natural tooth underneath; effects of gum disease; or a bad fit. The replacement process won’t differ greatly from the initial veneer application process. Dr. Tin will remove the veneer as well as the residual bonding agent from the tooth. Then, new impressions will be taken to ensure your brand new, custom-fit veneer. Once the new veneer is available, Dr.Tin will once again bond the veneer to the tooth, and you’ll have that stunning smile back!

Porcelain Veneers in Elk Grove, California

Think you might be a good candidate for porcelain veneers? The road to a perfect smile starts with a consultation here at Villa Vista Dental. Get started by calling our office today. Or, you can go online and request your visit using our convenient form. While you’re at it, check out the array of other cosmetic services we offer!

Call us today to learn more about porcelain veneers!