Cosmetic Dentistry

Artistic Smiles

Cosmetic Dentist & General Dentist located in Agoura Hills, CA

Millions of men and women don’t like their smile, and more than 40% of Americans say it’s the first thing they’d change if they could. If you’re unhappy with your smile because of yellowed, stained, or crooked teeth, or some other type of issue, the cosmetic dentistry treatments at Artistic Smiles can give you a reason to smile. Expert cosmetic dentist John Abajian, DDS, performs treatments like veneers, Invisalign®, and teeth whitening on-site in the Agoura Hills, California, office, so a gorgeous smile is within your grasp. Call the office or click the online booking tool to set up a consultation.

Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is any dental procedure or treatment that’s designed to improve your appearance. Among a variety of cosmetic dentistry options are veneers, Invisalign teeth straightening, and teeth whitening.

If you want a complete smile transformation, you can also get a smile makeover: Dr. Abajian combines cosmetic dentistry procedures to create the results you want. You can even preview your new smile before you start treatment with the Artistic Smiles pretreatment imaging system. 

How do veneers work?

Veneers are sliver-thin porcelain sheets that Dr. Abajian bonds to your teeth to create a brand-new tooth surface. They cover the front part of your teeth to improve the shape, size, or color of teeth based on your goals. 

Veneers can be perfect for issues like:

  • Spaces between your teeth
  • Severe tooth discoloration
  • Irregular tooth shape
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Worn teeth

Dr. Abajian can also create a new tooth surface with composite resin veneers, but resin veneers aren’t stain-resistant like porcelain types. 

Similar to veneers, crowns are porcelain tooth coverings. However, crowns are best for situations where you need the entire tooth covered, for example, when you have serious tooth damage or have lost a significant part of the tooth’s surface. 

Crowns are sometimes used in cosmetic dentistry treatments, but in many cases, they’re part of a necessary tooth restoration procedure like a root canal. 

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign is a teeth-straightening system that improves alignment to give you straight teeth without braces. The Invisalign system consists of clear, high-grade plastic aligners that you change every two weeks. 

Every aligner moves your teeth closer to the ultimate goal of straight teeth, so it’s an ideal way to get the smile you want without suffering years with a mouth full of metal. 

How does teeth whitening work?

At Artistic Smiles, Dr. Abajian offers two options for teeth whitening, chairside (in-office) whitening and a take-home system. Both products use safe and powerful professional-grade products to remove stains from the enamel of your teeth. 

With chairside whitening, you get immediate results. With take-home whitening, you see results within a few weeks of daily use. 

Find out what your smile can look like with a cosmetic dentistry preview at Artistic Smiles. Call the office or use the online scheduler to book an appointment.