Finding an experienced cosmetic dentist is not always an easy task. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth and mouth, Cosmetic Town can help you find the best dentist to give your mouth the appearance you desire. The following is our 2018 list of the “Ten Best Cosmetic Dentists in Beverly Hills” as determined by the Cosmetic Town intelligent system:
- Kouroush Maddahi, DDS
- Kevin Sands, DDS
- Michael D. Kosdon, DDS
- Arthur Glosman, DDS
- Dustin Cohen, DMD
- Brian LeSage, DDS
- Michele L. Frawley, DDS
- David S. Frey, DDS
- Steven M. Greco, DDS
- Jamielynn Hanam-Jahr, DDS
Want to know more about the methods used by Cosmetic Town to determine the best cosmetic dentists in Beverly Hills? Here are the criteria used to choose the top doctors in this article: Cosmetic Town makes it Easy to Find the Best Beverly Hills Doctors in 2018.
Popular Beverly Hills Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
The appearance of the teeth and mouth can be augmented and improved through a variety of techniques. These treatments can correct teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored or unevenly spaced. Some of the most popular treatment options include:
- Dental bonding is when a tooth-colored composite is applied to the teeth and is shaped to look like other teeth. The procedure is relatively straightforward. The tooth-colored composite resin (plastic) is applied to repair a decayed, chipped or discolored tooth. Unlike veneers, which are manufactured in a laboratory and require a customized mold to achieve a proper fit, bonding can be done in a single visit. The procedure is called bonding because of the materials that are bonded to the tooth. The materials used during the procedure can be shaped and polished to match the surrounding teeth. Bonding is mainly used for cosmetic purposes such as improving the appearance of the teeth; closing gaps between the teeth or making the teeth look longer. In most cases, anesthesia isn't needed prior to the procedure. The procedure begins with the selection of a composite resin color that matches the color of the tooth. Then, the surface of the tooth will be slightly etched and abraded to roughen it. This is followed by lightly coating the tooth with a conditioning liquid which is essential to properly placing the bonding material. Following the full preparation of the tooth, a tooth-colored, putty-like resin will be applied. The resin is molded and smoothed until it is the proper shape. The material is then hardened with an ultraviolet light or laser. After the bonding material hardens, the dentist will further trim, shape and polish the material until it matches the sheen of the rest of the tooth surface. The procedure takes approximately 30-60 minutes to complete. The resin can be stained by tea, coffee and cigarettes so, for the first 48 hours after the procedure, patients are advised to refrain from these foods. In order to maintain the results, patients are told to brush the teeth often and have them cleaned regularly by a dental hygienist.
- Dental implants are artificial roots placed in the jaw, with a prosthetic tooth on top of it, to replace missing teeth. They provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match natural teeth. Dental implants are used to improve the appearance of the teeth, improve speech, increase self-esteem and improve the oral health of the mouth. The procedure begins with the development of an individualized treatment plan which addresses each patient's specific needs. Next, the tooth root implant, which is a small post made of titanium, is placed into the bone socket of the missing tooth. As the jawbone heals, it grows around the implanted metal post and anchors it securely in the jaw. The healing process can take six to twelve weeks. Once the implant has bonded to the jawbone, a small connector post called an abutment is attached to the post to securely hold the new tooth. To make the new teeth, impressions are created to match the shape and size of the teeth. The replacement tooth, called a crown, is then attached to the abutment.
- Porcelain veneers are ceramic shells placed on the front of the teeth to cover chips or cracks that are present and visible in the teeth.
- Teeth whitening is performed to remove stains and lighten the appearance of the teeth.
- Dental crowns are made from a mold of a badly damaged tooth and placed on the tooth to repair it.
- Gum contouring reshapes the gum line to enhance the smile of a patient.
- Dental bridges fill the space where teeth are missing. There are several types of dental bridges:
- A traditional dental bridge is made of a false tooth or teeth that are held in place by dental crowns that have been cemented onto each of the abutment teeth.
- Implant-supported dental bridge uses dental implants as opposed to crowns or frameworks. Typically, one implant is surgically placed for each tooth and these implants hold the bridge in position. If that isn’t possible, the bridge may have a pontic suspended between two implant-supported crowns.
- Inlays and Onlays are restorations used to repair damaged teeth. Inlays are made out of porcelain or a composite material in order to be placed into the damaged chewing surface of the tooth. Onlays are used to treat damage or decay to the cusp of a tooth as well as the biting surface in areas that are too big to use a cavity to address the damaged area.
Beverly Hills Cosmetic Dentistry Popularity
Cosmetic dentistry is regularly performed all over the United States. Patients from all over the country travel to Beverly Hills, as well as the surrounding cities of West Hollywood, Santa Monica and Bel-Air, thanks to its reputation as one of the leaders in cosmetic dentistry.
See who made our list for Best Cosmetic Dentists in Beverly Hills in 2021.