Enhance Your Smile With Cosmetic Dentistry in National City

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When you look at yourself in the mirror, are you happy with the smile you see? Do you feel as though the current shade of your teeth needs improving? Do you have multiple aesthetic issues in your smile you’d like to address quickly? If so, the comprehensive treatments that make up cosmetic dentistry could be your answer!

At the National City dental office of Bernardita N. Lizan, DMD, our dentist provides cosmetic dentistry services designed to eliminate enamel stains, repair chips, and cracks, and even replace missing teeth. Dr. Lizan and her team use aesthetic treatments to improve the overall function and health of your smile, all while providing you with the self-confidence you deserve.

For a truly comprehensive approach to dental care, contact our San Diego County team today!


Improving More than Aesthetics with Cosmetic Dentistry

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Cosmetic dentistry treatments are often thought of as procedures purely focused on dental aesthetics that give little to no value beyond visually-appealing results. This, however, couldn’t be any further from the truth. While cosmetic dental care does emphasize enhancing aesthetics, many of these treatments are comprehensive, meaning they can also provide important benefits for your oral and dental health.

The lasting beauty of cosmetic dentistry heavily relies on a foundation of strong oral health. Healthy teeth and gums that are free of decay or infection lay the foundation for your cosmetic dentistry results. This means that when you receive cosmetic dental care, you can expect your smile to look, feel, and function at its very best.

What Cosmetic Dentistry Services Do You Offer?

Dr. Lizan and her team are proud to provide cosmetic dentistry treatments designed to provide you with a smile that’s as beautiful as it is healthy and fully-customized to your needs. Your cosmetic treatment plan can include one or many of the following:

Determining the Right Cosmetic Procedures for You

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A thorough examination of your current oral health and a detailed consultation of what you’d like addressed are needed before you can achieve your ideal smile. With this important process, our dentist can identify potential issues that may be present, allowing her to properly treat them beforehand.

Our practice prefers a conservative approach to cosmetic treatment, enhancing your smile's natural beauty safely and effectively. With a wide range of innovative procedures, Dr. Lizan will work with you to revamp, repair, and restore your smile to its optimal appeal.

I Want to Whiten My Smile - What are My Options?

Our National City dental team provides a safe, effective, and convenient method for whitening your teeth at your own pace with a take-home teeth whitening kit that’s completely personalized to your smile. These customized kits provided by our dentist come with a professional-grade whitening gel that you apply yourself to your trays, which you can wear anytime during the day.

Although these trays contain higher doses of the whitening solution, they are administered in a way that is entirely safe as long as you comply with our treatment instructions.

Professional Teeth Whitening vs. Over-the-Counter Options

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There are literally hundreds of whitening products available for you, which makes figuring out the right whitening method for you even more difficult. While over-the-counter products promise convenience, the level of safety and overall quality can often be overlooked, making these methods less effective than professional systems.

Professional teeth whitening is just that - it is distributed by a dental professional who is licensed to utilize a higher concentration of whitening that is monitored for safe and effective use. With our take-home kits, your trays are custom-made to fit your smile exactly, ensuring more even results. We also provide instructions on how to use this method safely, from start to finish.

Can Composite Fillings Enhance My Smile?

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Absolutely! Composite or white fillings are made from durable and natural-looking materials designed to blend seamlessly with your natural enamel and withstand everyday biting and chewing forces all while repairing your teeth. When using composite materials, our dentist can offer fillings that are personalized to the exact shape and shade of your teeth, making your treatment indistinguishable from the rest of your smile.

White fillings won't compromise your beautiful smile when repairing damage or wear to your enamel. Another advantage of composite fillings is that they require less removal of your healthy tooth structure, allowing you to keep more of your natural smile intact.

Can I Repair My Damaged Teeth While Improving Aesthetics?

When injury, deep decay, or larger fillings have hindered your smile’s appearance and left your teeth vulnerable, Dr. Lizan provides porcelain inlay, onlays, and crowns to help restore your smile like new. Continue reading to discover how each option can repair your teeth and improve your dental appeal!

Porcelain Inlays & Onlays

Porcelain Inlays & Onlays are used to help repair teeth with larger cavities and damage that aren’t enough for a crown to be necessary. These aesthetic restorations are inserts customized to fit perfectly in the spaces where tooth enamel was removed due to decay. Both inlays and onlays are made to be placed on the biting surfaces of your teeth, extending to the top and cusps of each tooth.

Porcelain Crowns

Porcelain Crowns are tooth prosthetics designed to look and function exactly like your natural tooth. Because crowns cover the entire structure of a vulnerable tooth, they help provide lasting protection and strength while also renewing aesthetics. With porcelain crowns, we can do anything from repairing damage to replacing a missing tooth.

7 Ways Porcelain Veneers Can Transform Your Smile

Made of top-quality, durable porcelain, veneers are thin, lifelike shells used to cover the surfaces of your teeth to help provide a more uniform smile.

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Veneers are used to mask these seven common cosmetic dental issues:

  1. Deep enamel discoloration
  2. Slight misalignment
  3. Cracks, chips, or fractures in the enamel
  4. Misshaped or worn-down teeth
  5. Unwanted dental gaps between teeth
  6. Crooked or uneven teeth
  7. Gummy Smile

Will My Veneers Look Like Natural Teeth?

Absolutely! Porcelain veneers are world-famous for their abilities to mimic the shapes, dimensions, and translucency of natural teeth. Before your veneer procedure, our dentist will analyze the unique characteristics of your smile and color match your veneers to the current shade of your teeth.

Because your veneers are resistant to staining and are placed on the most visible teeth in your smile, there is no need to whiten your teeth beforehand.

I Have Missing Teeth - Can Cosmetic Dentistry Help Me?

Cosmetic dentistry services aren’t just for whitening your teeth. Aesthetic dental restorations can replace lost or missing teeth completely, providing you with a full and beautiful smile that is functional once more. When you have a smile hindered by missing teeth, Dr. Lizan provides the following prosthetics to restore optimal health, function, and beauty:

  • Porcelain crowns for restoring a single missing tooth in your smile, from root to crown
  • Porcelain fixed bridges for replacing several missing teeth in a row
  • Full and partial dentures for restoring multiple to all teeth missing in your smile
  • Dental implants for providing a secure and long-lasting solution to tooth loss

Your Dream Smile is Only a Phone Call Away!

Are you ready to achieve a flawless smile that is as healthy as it is stunning? Look no further than the comprehensive cosmetic dentistry treatments provided by Bernardita N. Lizan, DMD! Whether you’re looking to replace lost teeth, or you simply need help determining the right treatment for you, our National City, CA, dentist can help. Contact our San Diego County dental office today!


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