Farshin Farokhian, DDS
Cosmetic Dentist & General Dentist located in Hillcrest, San Diego, CA
Having minor or major flaws with your teeth can make you feel highly self-conscious about your smile. These problems can have an adverse impact on your social life, leading you to avoid talking to other people whenever possible. Cosmetic dentistry treatments can give you a beautiful smile again that you’ll be proud to show others. Farshin Farokhian, DDS, provides cosmetic dentistry services for patients in the Hillcrest area of San Diego, California, who want to improve their smile.
Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A
What is cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry differs from preventive dentistry and restorative dentistry. When you have a cosmetic procedure done, it’s primarily to improve your appearance rather than to correct a dental problem that affects the health or function of your teeth or gums. For example, you can undergo teeth whitening to minimize the appearance of stains and discolorations, but this isn’t considered a necessary procedure. Dr. Farokhian can recommend cosmetic treatments that are suitable for you based on the kinds of dental flaws you have.
What are the benefits of cosmetic dentistry?
Although cosmetic treatments are optional, they do offer substantial benefits, such as boosting your self-esteem and enhancing your smile. When you’re confident about the way you look, this can have a positive impact in many situations, including social gatherings and job interviews. Dr. Farokhian will examine your teeth and suggest cosmetic treatments that can make your teeth look healthy again.
What kinds of cosmetic treatments are there?
You can have several different types of cosmetic dentistry treatments done, including the following:
- Teeth whitening to brighten your teeth and reduce stains
- Dental veneers to cover cosmetic flaws, such as discolorations, crooked teeth, cracked teeth, or gaps between teeth
- Bonding that covers tooth damage or discoloration with natural-colored composite material
- Dental implants that replace missing teeth with artificial ones that match your surrounding teeth
How many visits will I need for a cosmetic treatment?
It depends on the type of treatment you’re having, how severe your cosmetic flaws are, and how many flaws you’re having fixed. Some cosmetic treatments may only require one visit, while others, such as dental implants, are more complex and require that you come in for several visits or for a few visits that are spread out over a longer period.
Are the results of cosmetic dentistry permanent?
The results of some cosmetic procedures can last for many years if you take care of your teeth in general and go for routine checkups. Materials for implants, veneers, and other cosmetic treatments are designed to have a long lifespan, although they can end up needing to be repaired or replaced over time if they crack, break, or sustain serious damage.
If you’re interested in having cosmetic dentistry, please contact Farshin Farokhian, DDS, to make an appointment.