Top 5 Cosmetic Dentistry Myths

When it comes to modern cosmetic dentistry, not everyone has the whole picture.  A lot of folks think it’s all about teeth whitening or simply making your smile look “prettier.”  The truth is, cosmetic dentistry is a diverse field that employs the latest cutting-edge dental techniques.  We can address almost any cosmetic dental issue you may be facing and work to boost your overall appearance—and confidence!

Let’s clear things up!  Here is our list of the top 5 cosmetic dentistry myths.

Myths of Cosmetic Dentistry

  1. Cosmetic dentistry is all about teeth whitening.
    While Whitening Dentistry is a large part of what we do, it’s certainly not the only thing we do.  Cosmetic dentists also correct the appearance of broken, chipped, misshapen and misaligned teeth.  You can think of us as “smile makeover” specialists.
  2. Crowns are the only way to fix chipped teeth.
    While this may have been true in the past, it certainly isn’t today!  Often, we can use Porcelain Veneers to restore teeth to their natural shape, size and color.  Veneers—often called porcelain laminates—are very thin tooth-colored shells that are bonded to the fronts of the teeth.  Often, veneers can also improve the appearance of “gapped” teeth or teeth that appear too big or too small.
  3. It has to be painful.
    So many patients avoid the “dreaded” dental visit.  Why?  Because they think it has to be painful.  Folks with irrational fears, negative past experiences or high tooth sensitivity can often benefit from Sedation Dentistry.  Prior to treatment, patients can be administered a sedative that will keep them calm and relaxed throughout the procedure.   Many have little or no memory of treatment.
  4. Braces are just for teenagers.
    Far too many adults are living with crooked, misaligned teeth.  For many, it’s all about avoiding the metal brackets and wires associated with traditional “teenage” braces.  Thankfully, we offer a comfortable, virtually-invisible alternative: Invisalign.  This remarkable system uses clear plastic aligners that help straighten teeth comfortably without metal bands, brackets or wires.
  5. Every dentist knows the latest cosmetic techniques.
    Simply put, not every dentist has training in cosmetic dentistry.  He or she will not know the latest, most powerful cosmetic techniques available to you.  For patients looking for trusted quality care, often the best bet is turning to a Specialist in Cosmetic Dentistry.

Cosmetic Dentist Consultation

To learn more about what cosmetic dentistry can do for you, contact us today.  Our offices are located in Beverly Hills, serving the surrounding areas.  Schedule your consultation at (310) 273-0111. We look forward to working with you.


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