Cosmetic Dentistry Can Change Your Life
As a leading cosmetic dentist in Beverly Hills, Dr. Valentine always considers how dental work will look, which is why she approaches restorative dentistry with a cosmetic mindset. She offers the finest in cosmetic services, such as teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and clear braces for adults and teens. When multiple procedures are required to create the ideal smile, Dr. Valentine recommends a custom smile makeover. She will help you understand and discover the right balance for your smile. Some of our patients are seeking a great deal of change with a total makeover, while others prefer minimal but noticeable improvements like teeth whitening. Dr. Valentine will help you decide which choices are best for you.
Porcelain Veneers & Lumineers
Porcelain veneers and Lumineers can reshape, recolor, and resize front teeth to refresh and add brilliance to your smile. Made from thin shells of porcelain, veneers resist stains and create a natural-looking smile so that no one will notice your restorations. Instead, all you’ll see is your gorgeous smile.
Metal-Free Restorations are non-toxic, safe and offer a more aesthetically appealing, natural look. They provide a full restoration of tooth shape and function while matching the color of the original toothed. Valentine offers these non-metal – non-toxic - all-ceramic, tooth-colored restorative materials. They are used for her crowns, inlays, onlays, and bridges.
When you’re in need of a relatively minor cosmetic fix (such as a small gap between teeth, a tiny crack, or a stubborn stained spot), direct bonding can be a fast and effective solution. The process is simple – Dr. Valentine will apply tooth-colored composite resin to the affected area and carefully sculpt it so that it both hides the flaw and looks beautifully natural. After it’s been hardened with a curing light, you’re ready to return to your regular routine with a beautifully improved look.
Professional Teeth Whitening
Take your smile from dull to dazzling with 'professional-strength' teeth whitening. Our office has several safe & effective professional whitening options available for stained and discolored teeth. Dr. Valentine is considered among the 'Best' for teeth whitening results in Beverly Hills and will help you determine which option is right for your individual teeth whitening goals.
Opalescence Boost Teeth Whitening
Are you looking for an instant, dramatic, long-lasting whitening results? We offer in-office professional strength whitening using 'Boost' by Opalescence - Advanced Tooth Whitening Treatment - Proven Professionally Powerful and Safe. In just (1) 20-40-minute session, this in-office procedure can whiten teeth several shades.
Air Abrasion Teeth Whitening
Do your teeth suffer from dark, yellow stains? Do you feel like there’s no hope for your smile? Dr. Valentine can remove years’ worth of build-up caused by tobacco, coffee, red wine, and other factors with air abrasion whitening. This revolutionary whitening method whisks away heavy stain to reveal the natural luster and beauty of your teeth.
Take-Home Teeth Whitening Kits
If you always want to look your best, an at-home tooth whitening kit is an essential part of maintaining and achieving whiter, brighter teeth. We will provide you with custom-made bleach trays so that you may apply the gel whitener at home. Our cosmetic dental patients love the flexibility of being able to use teeth-whitening products whenever it fits into their busy schedule and before any special occasion.
Gum Recontouring/Crown Lengthening
If your smile appears uneven, it may be the contour of your gum tissue. Thankfully, Dr. Valentine can improve with aesthetic gum recontouring using a state-of-the-art soft tissue laser. She will remove excess gum tissue, smoothing down unsymmetrical areas, and revealing beautiful dental structure that was previously hidden.
Do you feel embarrassed by your smile because your teeth are uneven lengths? Maybe you’ve suffered some oral trauma or injury, and you’re now left with chipped or fractured teeth? No matter the reason, Dr. Valentine has the solution for you. She uses state-of-the-art methods to transform your smile to improve the proportion of your teeth. You can enjoy lasting results after just one appointment with smile contouring.
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
Cosmetic dentistry is a big investment, so you are certain to have a few concerns before you’re ready to commit to a treatment. We understand your apprehensions, but we’ll walk you through the road ahead during your consultation. To help ease your nerves, here are the answers to a few of the most common questions patients ask us about cosmetic dental work.
Which cosmetic procedure is right for me?
Advancements in dentistry provide more options than ever to achieve the results you want. With a plethora of solutions, it’s impossible to determine which procedures you’ll need without first performing an examination and learning more about your goals. Depending on your concerns, you might be a candidate for one or more treatments, such as:
- Porcelain veneers
- Metal-free restorations
- Direct bonding
- Teeth whitening
- Gum Recontouring
- Smile contouring
Will my smile look natural?
Yes! Our office uses the latest technologies to create personalized plans to meet your exact specifications. We combine our training and qualifications to provide modern treatments that combine the art and science of dentistry. We only use high-quality materials to ensure your new smile looks natural, so no one will know you’ve had any dental work.
How long will the process take?
Every patient has different needs and expectations, so no two plans are the same. We’ll explain how long you can expect the process to take depending on your treatments. Some patients only need a single appointment, while others may require multiple visits. We know your time is valuable, which is why we embrace state-of-the-art solutions to streamline your care. You’ll spend less time in the dental chair without compromising the results you achieve.
How much does cosmetic dentistry cost?
There isn’t a set price tag for cosmetic dentistry because every treatment plan differs. We’ll provide you with a custom estimate during your initial consultation and discuss the fees associated with your plan. We accept several payment options to keep your dream smile within your budget. Besides traditional payment methods, we also accept third-party financing. You are given the funds to pay for your treatment based on your credit’s approval. You’ll repay the balance using a plan that fits your budget.
Can I use my dental insurance to pay for cosmetic dentistry?
It’s rare for a dental insurance company to pay for cosmetic dentistry because the treatments are elective; however, there are some exceptions. Many cosmetic procedures also offer restorative benefits, like metal-free restorations and direct bonding. If your dentist determines a procedure is necessary for your oral health, you may be able to use your coverage to offset the cost after reaching your annual deductible. We know dental insurance can be confusing, but we’re here to help. If applicable, we’ll work on your behalf with your insurance company to maximize your yearly benefits, so you have one less thing to worry about. A member of our team will explain how your coverage is being used and if there’s a remaining balance.