A beautiful smile can make all the difference in your life. It affects the way you interact with people, the way you confidently present yourself, and the overall aesthetics of your facial structure. People with displeasing smiles may wish that they had a better one, which would draw in a lot of compliments. A smile makeover is a solution to all your oral issues.
Dr. Lum offers various types of dental treatments and restorations that give you a smile you've always desired for. We have some of the best dental equipment and qualified staff at our dental practice, which is what makes it one of the very best in the Milpitas, CA, area.
What does a smile makeover involve?
Implants: Implants are metal studs combined with ceramic crowns. They are used to replace missing teeth, which may have been extracted due to external trauma, infections, gum diseases, or cavities. The titanium implant, along with a durable ceramic prosthetic tooth, offers the perfect replacement for a lost tooth.
Crowns: Dental crowns are cap-like structures that are placed on damaged, worn out, or weak teeth to give them an aesthetic makeover and prevent them from crumbling. The crowns are made from tooth-colored ceramic and can be customized to a great extent, making them look exactly like natural teeth.
Bridges: Bridges are replacement prosthetic teeth that are made from ceramic as well. They do not require surgery but are held in place with the help of crowns on either side. With a bridge, you will be able to bite, chew, and smile like you usually do.
Dentures: Dentures are used to replace a large number of missing teeth. They can be fabricated as either complete dentures or partial dentures, depending on the number of teeth to be replaced. The best part about them is that they are removable.
Veneers: Veneers are wafer-thin restorations used to treat the surface imperfections on the teeth. They are used to restore teeth that are cracked, broken, chipped, discolored, or badly worn out.
Fillings, Inlays, and Onlays: Fillings are material made from ceramic, composite, or amalgam. They are used to fill cavities caused due to tooth decay. Inlays are custom restorations that are alternatives to fillings. They are pre-fabricated and placed in the cavity, after which they are permanently bonded. Onlays are used to restore the worn-out biting surfaces of the teeth.
Teeth whitening: The teeth tend to develop stains on their surfaces due to the consumption of colored foods, beverages, aerated drinks, chewing tobacco, smoking cigarettes, and improper brushing of the teeth. These stains can be gotten rid of to give you a sparkling white smile using teeth whitening solutions. We offer in-office, custom-tray, and laser teeth whitening options.
Schedule an online appointment or call us at (408) 262-1710 to have a consultation with Dr. Lum.