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Cosmetic Dentistry

Steven H. Chang, DDS

Family Dentists & General Dentists located in Monterey, CA

A healthy, bright smile will never go out of style. Thanks to advances in modern cosmetic dentistry, Steven H. Chang, DDS, and his team can dramatically enhance your smile at their office in Monterey, California. They can change the shape, size, and color of your teeth for beautiful, natural-looking results. To schedule an appointment at the office of Steven H. Chang, DDS, call or book online today.

Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on enhancing and improving the way your smile looks. Maintaining the appearance of your smile can boost your confidence and self-esteem. Many cosmetic treatments may also restore the function of your teeth if you struggle with chips, cracks, and other common concerns.

What can cosmetic dentistry treat?

Cosmetic dentistry may have the right treatment for you if you have:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Teeth worn down from grinding
  • Yellow teeth or tooth discoloration
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Missing teeth
  • Weak teeth
  • Teeth with large fillings

Cosmetic treatments can even relieve pressure from your teeth or jaw if you have a malocclusion (a bad bite).

What are the most common cosmetic dentistry treatments?

Dr. Chang and his team perform an array of cosmetic treatments at their office, including:

Porcelain crowns

Crowns are tooth-shaped caps that fit over the visible portion of your teeth. They can change the shape, size, or color of your teeth. The team typically recommends porcelain crowns if you have cracked, weakened, or severely stained teeth. Porcelain crowns are stain-resistant and color-matched to your teeth for natural-looking results.

Composite fillings

Composite fillings use a tooth-colored material to repair damage from tooth decay. They’re especially well suited for teeth that are visible when you smile.

Teeth whitening

Dr. Chang and his team offer BriteSmile® teeth whitening. Unlike other professional whitening solutions, BriteSmile doesn’t use lasers, heat, or scraping to whiten your teeth. Instead, it brightens your smile with a combination of a safe, gentle whitening gel and blue light.

Porcelain veneers

Veneers are wafer-thin pieces of porcelain that bond to the surface of your teeth. These thin shells can change the shape, size, or color of your teeth. They’re durable and stain-resistant, so you never have to worry about discoloration.

Porcelain fixed bridge

A bridge is a restorative treatment for missing teeth. Bridges use the teeth surrounding your missing tooth for support. Dr. Chang and his team offer porcelain fixed bridges because they’re discreet and look natural.

Porcelain inlays and onlays

Inlays and onlays are porcelain filling materials. They’re strong and durable, similar to fillings and partial crowns.

Dental implants

A dental implant is a small titanium post that replaces your tooth roots if you have a missing tooth. It bonds to your jawbone, so your results are permanent.

Full mouth restoration

A full mouth restoration is a treatment that uses two or more cosmetic treatments to restore your smile.

To learn more about the cosmetic treatments available at the office of Steven H. Chang, DDS, call or book an appointment online today.