Cosmetic Dentists in Simi Valley - Jerrold D. Guss, DMD and Carmen Rahimi, DMD
Our cosmetic dentists in Simi Valley, CA have over 20 years of combined experience in providing both restorative and cosmetic dentistry. With these treatments, patients regain the natural appeal of a smile, as well as its full function. Whether you are looking to replace a missing tooth, or to correct spacing in your smile, our tooth-colored restorations and cosmetic solutions allow you to walk out of our office with a pleasing smile.
Choosing the Best Cosmetic Dentistry Options
Our Simi Valley cosmetic dental practice emphasizes patient education and communication. Dr. Jerrold D. Guss and Dr. Carmen Rahimi work to understand your concerns, and propose treatment based on what will benefit the long-term appeal and health of your smile. Using the digital images we obtain of your teeth, jaws, and face, we discuss your diagnosis and show you what each proposed treatment entails, so that you can make an informed choice. Your comfort is our priority; we never rush or pressure you into choosing a certain treatment.
What Cosmetic Dentistry Can Do
No matter what keeps you from achieving your ideal smile, our Simi Valley cosmetic dentists are dedicated to providing you with treatment that boosts your confidence. Aesthetic dental care can accomplish all of the following:
If teeth have experienced damage that includes cracks, chips, or decay, porcelain restorations may be ideal. These treatments guard the tooth against further damage while enhancing your smile’s appeal. Porcelain inlays and onlays are used for conservative treatment, or porcelain crowns are used when the tooth has been more severely compromised.
Cosmetic repair can also include, dental bonding, which provides an option for repairing superficial damage from chips and cracks on a tooth. Our dentists apply composite resin that is matched to the shade of your tooth, fixing any aesthetic damages that may have occurred.
Replacing Lost Teeth
Whether a tooth needs extraction due to severe decay or was avulsed in an accident, our team restores stability and cosmetic appeal with dental implants.
Drs. Guss and Rahmini provide patients with cosmetic enhancement through topical whitening treatments and porcelain veneers. Topical treatments are ideal for patients whose teeth have lost their luster from age, staining, and other external factors. We offer whitening both in-office and as a take-home kit through Zoom!® and BriteSmile®.
Veneers are used for our patients looking to correct deep stains that cannot be corrected with topical whitening treatments. These porcelain laminates are applied to the teeth to create a smile that looks natural and bright.
With Invisalign® and porcelain veneers, our dentists can address spacing and crowding issues. For minor alignment problems, veneers can be applied to create a uniform and attractive smile. Patients experiencing moderate orthodontic concerns can benefit from Invisalign clear braces at our office. If you are interested in orthodontic treatment through Invisalign®, click here.
Cosmetic Enhancement with Porcelain Inlays and Onlays
Porcelain inlays and onlays are also known as indirect fillings or partial crowns. They treat mild to moderate tooth damage and decay while providing a natural look. Porcelain inlays are added to the top surface of your tooth while onlays repair an area that extends over the cusp of a tooth. Inlay and onlay restorations work well for:
- Cosmetic enhancement
- Large fillings
- Fractured or broken teeth
- Fractured fillings
You will need at least two appointments for an inlay or onlay. The first appointment involves collecting a series of impressions used to design your custom restoration. We will remove any old filling materials or decay, then clean and shape the surface for proper fit. A temporary filling protects the tooth while the lab manufactures the inlay.
On your second dental visit, your onlay or inlay will be carefully placed on the tooth, and any necessary adjustments made, so your bite feels and functions comfortably. To conclude your treatment, our team will give you specific care instructions. Regular dental visits, proper diet, and good dental hygiene will prolong the life of your new onlay or inlay.
Improving Your Smile with Veneers
Dental veneers, also known as porcelain laminates, are shells made of natural-colored materials that cover the front surfaces of the teeth. They can change the shape, length, size, and color of a tooth. Veneers are made of resin composite or porcelain materials. Most people prefer porcelain veneers since they are stain-resistant and are more natural-looking compared to resin veneers. We will help you choose the best material for your unique needs. Veneers can correct:
- Discolored teeth
- Teeth with unwanted spaces between them
- Misaligned, irregularly shaped or uneven teeth
- Broken or chipped teeth
The dental veneer procedure typically requires two visits to our office. The first for a planning and imaging consultation, and the second to mold and affix your veneers. New technology and materials provide a wide variety of options for veneer treatment. Some veneers can be applied with very little alteration of your original enamel. We offer Lumineers®, Empress®, and DaVinci® veneers so we can cover any kind of damage.
When it comes to repairing and protecting teeth, few solutions are as effective and as versatile as crowns. A dental crown is often the perfect answer for restoring a tooth that has extensive damage or decay. Because crowns are made specifically to fit over vulnerable teeth, they provide lasting protection against further wear and infection and reliable stability that can withstand everyday use.
We offer crowns crafted from the highest-quality porcelain material to look, feel, and function exactly like natural teeth. These beautiful crowns allow you to enjoy a healthy smile once more.
Contact Our Simi Valley Cosmetic Dentistry
If you need a full smile makeover or a few quick enhancements, Dr. Jerrold Guss and Dr. Carmen Rahimi offer a wide range of services. These services perfectly pair with modern techniques and technology to achieve the radiant smile you’ve always wanted. For the personalized cosmetic dental care from a skilled team of compassionate professionals, you can trust, contact our Simi Valley practice today!
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