Are dental flaws keeping you from sharing your smile with the world? Dr. Ray Carpenter can help. The sought-after prosthodontist offers a wide variety of treatments and procedures to transform your smile and boost your confidence. Thanks to Dr. Carpenter’s expertise, Rancho Bernardo cosmetic dentistry patients enjoy gorgeous smiles and greater confidence.
What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is intended to improve the appearance of the teeth, gums and overall smile. Special treatments and materials are used to hide or fix aesthetic imperfections and create a more attractive smile. Depending on the needs of the patient, a single procedure may be performed by itself, or several procedures combined for a complete transformation.
Dr. Carpenter is uniquely qualified to perform cosmetic dentistry because he has invested over a quarter of a century in learning the details, dynamics and disciplines of the specialty. His mastery of cosmetic dentistry allows him to handle even the most complicated cases. Dr. Carpenter listens carefully to what patients say and strives to satisfy their wants and needs in the best way possible.
Am I a Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?
You may be a suitable candidate for cosmetic dentistry if you have good overall dental health, yet feel embarrassed by one or more of the following:
- A chipped or cracked tooth
- Unevenly shaped or sized teeth
- Small gaps or spaces in between the teeth
- A dull or discolored smile
- Other aesthetic imperfections that keep you from smiling, laughing or showing off your teeth
Teeth whitening is the process of lightening dull or discolored teeth to create a dazzling white smile. The treatment breaks up deep-set stains and improves the appearance of yellow or brown teeth. Dr. Carpenter offers chairside teeth whitening treatment, which he performs in the office in under an hour; or, he can create customized whitening trays for you to use at your convenience.
Porcelain veneers can be used to cover up a multitude of problems, including cracked, crooked, misshapen or discolored teeth. These thin pieces of porcelain are placed over the surface of the teeth to hide imperfections and create a more attractive tooth. Dr. Carpenter can place one veneer or a set of veneers, depending on the needs of the patient.
Dental bonding is a simple and conservative way to transform imperfect teeth. A composite resin material is applied to the tooth to hide flaws or improve the color and shape of the tooth.
Smile makeover is the process of combining two or more cosmetic dentistry treatments to completely redesign the smile. Every smile makeover is different; the treatment plan is based on the specific concerns and needs of the patient. Because of the complexity of a smile makeover, the process should be managed by a trained, experienced and skilled cosmetic dentist like Dr. Carpenter.
Schedule a Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation
If you would like to improve one or more aspects of your smile, Rancho Bernardo cosmetic dentist Ray Carpenter can help. Call (858) 487-2301 or email our office today to schedule an informational consultation with him.