Cosmetic Dentistry and You

The doctors from Saddleback Dentistry love learning new things, especially new dental things. In fact, this dental practice in Orange County is the place where you will find dental technology, including cosmetic dentistry that isn’t offered at other dental practices in the area.

Dental Technology Cosmetic Dentistry Laguna Hills

Dental technology is fascinating to both Dr. Ryan Conkle and Dr. Dean Garcia. So much so, that they both continue education in all things dental whether it’s state of the art cosmetic dentistry procedures or brand new restorative treatments.

Digital x-rays and other high tech dental technology is just the beginning with Saddleback Dentistry. In addition the team also provides products and services that you will not find at other dental practices in Laguna Hills.  As a result, you are getting the best care.

From porcelain veneers to cosmetic dental crowns and dental implants you are in the best hands when you schedule a cosmetic dentistry evaluation with Saddleback Dentistry.

You can even replace missing teeth that have been gone for years thanks to All on 4 dental implants. These tooth replacements are the answer if you are tired of missing teeth, partial or full dentures.

All On 4 Dental Implants

All on 4 dental implants are best for patients who wear dentures and for people who have missing teeth.

If you are about to lose the majority of your teeth, talk to Dr. Dean Garcia and Dr. Ryan Conkle as this dental implant system could be the perfect solution for missing teeth.

Using four posts per arch, the All on 4 Dental System is fast and easy. In addition, you will be able to walk out of the dentist’s office the same day with a temporary set of All on 4 Dental Implants in Laguna Hills.

Just like single or multiple dental implants, All on 4s are surgically implanted into or on your jawbone. Depending on how quickly you heal, you could have your new dental implants in as little as 6 weeks. Most patients are completely healed in 9 to 12 weeks.

If you are one of the rare patients that need a bone graft you can add an additional few weeks to your healing time.

Cosmetic Dentistry and Dental Implants

Dental Implants, including All on 4s are considered both restorative and cosmetic as both restore teeth back to function.

If you would like to learn more about cosmetic dentistry in addition to dental implants, call or send a text. The team will evaluate your situation and come up with a personalized dental plan that will suit your personality and most importantly your budget.

When you become a patient of Saddleback Dentistry in Laguna Hills you are in great hands. Call or send a text today. 



Porcelain Veneers the Smile Fixer

If you have had your teeth bonded but would like to go one step further, talk to a cosmetic dentist in Laguna Hills about porcelain veneers.

Porcelain veneers are the best solution if you would like to resurrect your smile and go for something more permanent.

Porcelain Veneers the Next Step

While cosmetic dental bonding fixes a multitude of problems, it isn’t as strong as veneers and doesn’t have the shelf life that the thin sheets of porcelain do.

With proper care, bonding lasts between 5 and 7 years. Porcelain veneers can look beautiful for 10 to 15 years as long as you take good care of them.

While veneers cost more upfront, they are more wallet friendly as the years go by because they won’t have to be touched up like bonded teeth do.

Dental Bonding

If you follow the Saddleback Dentistry Blog you will have learned the dental bonding is done chairside in a single dental appointment.

Because bonding repairs chips and cracks and is sometimes used for inlays, onlays and fillings, it is the affordable option when it comes to repairs and restorations.

With that being said, cosmetic dental bonding usually made from resin, stains more easily than veneers. Bonding also chips more readily as well.

Porcelain Veneers

The best way to shorten or lengthen teeth or to totally change the appearance of your smile is with porcelain veneers.

Made from dental grade porcelain the thin sheets are custom designed to fit over the tops of your natural teeth. Because you want the best fit possible. Dr. Dean Garcia or Dr. Ryan Conkle shaves some of the enamel off the tooth or teeth.

This makes the veneer procedure permanent. Unlike bonding, which is reversible, veneers must be replaced with new ones or cosmetic dental crowns.

The Porcelain Veneer Process

Before you can proceed with dental veneers, your Laguna Hills cosmetic dentist will examine your smile.  Your teeth and gums must be healthy for this type of dental restoration.

If no issues are found Dr. Ryan Conkle or Dr. Dean Garcia will pick a color from the guide that best matches your teeth. After the shade is chosen a portion of your enamel is removed. Once removed an impression is made for your new veneers.

Because your teeth won’t look so great while you are waiting for your custom veneers, you’ll be fitted with a temporary set of dental veneers.

When your veneers are ready, which takes a couple of weeks, Saddleback Dentistry will check for fit and color. If everyone is happy your new restorations are cemented into place before polishing.

Porcelain Veneers in Laguna Hills

If you would like to learn more about porcelain veneers, call or send a direct message and talk to a team member from Saddleback Dentistry today.