Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

smileredlipswhiteteethHave you ever wished for a smile that looked more to your liking? Do you wish you knew more about the benefits of cosmetic dentistry but can’t quite put your finger on what you may need to improve your appearance? We often find that patients have a strong desire to receive treatment but have a variety of questions that cause them to hesitate or that keep them from identifying exactly what they need to reach their goals. We have compiled and answered some common FAQs to help guide you toward the treatment you need to feel wonderful about the appearance of your smile.

Frequently Asked Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry

Question: What can you achieve with this field of dentistry?

Answer: If your teeth do not require restorative care, which means the problem is aesthetic and does not threaten your oral health, we can improve nearly any problem you can imagine. From whitening your teeth to improving their shape, length, and alignment, you can achieve the improved appearance you desire.

Question: What if I suffer from a wide variety of problems? Will I need several treatments?

Answer: Depending on your particular needs, we may be able to solve all of your problems with a single treatment called porcelain veneers. Within only two visits, we can place these thin ceramic shells over your natural teeth to achieve the following: filled gaps between teeth, a whiter smile, improved tooth shape, improved tooth length and size, and the appearance of a slightly more aligned smile.

Question: What if I have severe aesthetic damage or I am missing my teeth?

Answer: For severe damage, we may suggest porcelain crowns. Unlike veneers, which only gently cover the visible portion of your teeth, crowns cover your entire tooth for complete aesthetic improvement, protection, and functional support. If you are in need of comprehensive tooth replacement, we may offer complete dentures to revitalize your smile.


At A New Smile Dental Group, our dentists strive to offer each patient individual care and access to the latest in modern dentistry at an affordable price. If you would like to schedule a consultation, us at our San Fernando Valley office at (818) 897-5771. We proudly serve communities in Canyon Country, Pacoima, San Fernando, Porter Ranch, Granada Hills, Sylmar, and Mission Hills.