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COSMETIC DENTISTRY

Patients are able to achieve an optimal smile through the vast array of cosmetic dental procedures available at NEWPORT IRVINE DENTAL.  These procedures include teeth whitening, smile design, porcelain crowns & veneers, enamel shaping, clear braces and dental implants.  When you consult with Dr. Grupe he will gather information to determine what your wants and needs are, and make his professional reccomendation so that you can make the right decision that’s best for you!

 

 

Cosmetic Veneers

Frequently Asked Questions

What is bonding?

Bonding involves applying a tooth-colored composite resin to the surface of chipped, broken or discolored teeth.  The composite resin can also fill in gaps between the teeth and protect root surfaces that are exposed from the unwanted affects of gum recession. The entire procedure is virtually painless and is usually completed in one visit.  In some instances, complex cases may require several appointments.

What are porcelain crowns?

Porcelain crown technology has evolved to a state that can virtually duplicate the beautiful appearance of natural enamel.  It is one of our most important tools for creating, restoring or enhancing your appearance.  Dr. Grupe will be happy to share with you the possibilities that exist for improving your smile.

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made, tooth-colored shells that cover the front of the teeth.   The process of applying veneers usually involves two visits.

What is enamel shaping?

If your teeth are very slightly overcrowded or uneven, or have very tiny chipped edges they can be slightly contoured in a procedure called enamel shaping or cosmetic recontouring. For instance, a tooth looks much longer than the rest, some enamel can be removed and your tooth can be reshaped. The process is usually quick and painless.

 What are dental implants?

A lost tooth or teeth can be replaced with dental implants.  A dental implant can be regarded as an  artificial root that is attached directly into the jawbone.  They can be expensive and the entire process can be quite lengthy.  Implants provide a definite benefit for very specific dental conditions.  A consultation with Dr. Grupe can provide valuable information as to when an implant would be to your best advantage.