Your teeth serve many important purposes. One of their most important jobs is biting and chewing, allowing you to eat properly and stay healthy. They aid in speech by controlling air flow. Your teeth are also one of the first things that people notice about you. When your teeth are discolored, misshapen, damaged or missing, your ability to perform the simple tasks of eating or speaking become more difficult. These defects also affect your smile and can give people the impression that you are older than you really are, or they may be all the other person can focus on. At Ford Dental Group in Huntington Beach, your dental concerns are our dental concerns, and if the appearance of your teeth is affecting your eating, speaking or appearance, we want to help. We offer cosmetic dentistry services to solve your teeth issues.
Tooth loss, whether it is one tooth or all of them, has a major impact on your life. Chewing and speaking become more difficult, and missing teeth are often attributed to old age. On top of all of that, missing teeth lead to bone resorption, which alters the shape of your jaw.
Dental implants are the latest in tooth replacement technology. It is a surgical procedure in which titanium rods are implanted into your jawbone. Implants act as the “roots” for false teeth, and, unlike dentures, can help to stop the bone loss associated with tooth loss. Implants can be used to replace any number of missing teeth. In fact, it only takes a few implants to support a full bridge of false teeth. Because it is a surgical procedure, dental implants will require some time to heal. While the exact time depends upon the exact number and your ability to heal, the end result is a full, natural, beautiful smile.
- Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants
- Benefits of Dental Implants
- Dental Implant FAQ
- Dental Implants and Osseointegration
- Dental Implants and Titanium
- Dental Implants vs. Dentures
- How to Maintain Dental Implants
All-On-4® Treatment Concept
The All-On-4® Treatment Concept was developed to provide our edentulous patients (dental patients with no teeth) with an efficient and effective restoration using only four implants to support an immediately loaded full-arch prosthesis. The All-On-4® Treatment Concept allows Ford Dental Group in Huntington Beach to streamline the time needed for dental implant treatment, giving you the smile you’ve always dreamed of in less time.
- All on 4
- All on 4 vs Traditional Dentures
Porcelain Veneers, Crowns, Onlays, Inlays
Porcelain veneers, crowns, onlays and inlays are a wonderful cosmetic option that can help to solve a myriad of imperfections. These thin shells are used to cover over your natural tooth and take on the appearance of the rest of your teeth. They can restore a white smile when no other whitening option is available (such as discoloration from trauma). Porcelain veneers, crowns, onlays and inlays can be used to cover over gaps between your teeth or teeth that are misshapen. They can also be used to cover over a tooth that has suffered damage, such as a chip or crack, giving your teeth back their form and their function.
Placing Dental Crowns
Are you thinking of getting dental crowns? Dr. Jonathan Ford and at Ford Dental Group recommend opting for this treatment if you want to improve the appearance of decayed teeth or boost tooth function. Dental crowns are small caps made to fit on top of your tooth. They are used to restore the damaged and decayed teeth that require support to function properly.
Types Of Dental Crowns
There are many types of dental crowns. While we will help you decide which type is best for your needs before placing dental crowns, here’s a quick rundown of the different types of crowns available and their benefits. There are many different types of crowns available that fit every patient. We will help you decide which type is best for your needs.
- Porcelain Veneers
- Porcelain Crown
- Veneers vs. Dental Crowns
- Inlays & Onlays
Invisalign® uses 3-D computer imaging technology to depict the complete treatment plan, from the initial position to the final desired position, from which a series of custom-made clear “aligners” are produced. Each “aligner” moves teeth incrementally and is worn for about two weeks, then is replaced by the next in the series until the final position is achieved.
- Benefits of Invisalign
- Invisalign for Adults
- Invisalign for Teens
- Invisalign vs. Braces
When your teeth are discolored, your smile ages you. You might be embarrassed to smile for pictures or while around others, whether you’re meeting them for the first time or you’ve known them for years. Discoloration may have any of several causes. Food and beverage can stain, as can smoking. Medication can also alter the color of your teeth. Sometimes, even poor oral hygiene is the culprit.
While whitening products are available in most pharmacies and grocery stores, these products are abrasive, and can only help to get rid of surface stains. Ford Dental Group offers professional whitening services that can help to penetrate the enamel and return your teeth to their former brilliant white beauty. Visit us at our Huntington Beach, CA dental practice for the teeth whitening results you’ve dreamed of.
Custom Tray Whitening
Our office now offers a healthy antidote to normal dental staining. We have both an in-office and an at-home brightening procedure. The product is effective and gentle. All of our patients and staff members who have chosen the “Opalescence Technique” are pleased with their new bright smiles.
Choosing a whitening service at our office is generally the best option for whitening your teeth safely and effectively. While there are a variety of systems available at your local pharmacy or super store, these options have pros and cons that you need to consider before you use them. If you are interested in whitening your teeth, and would like to know what options we have available, contact our Huntington Beach office today to discuss your options!
Schedule Your Cosmetic Dental Appointment
If you are less than happy with your smile, cosmetic dentistry can help give you back your confidence. Contact Ford Dental Group in Huntington Beach today at (714) 409-6161 for more information!