Esthetic Dentistry’s Impact on Wellbeing

Feb 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Cosmetic Dentistry, More dental news

esthetic dentistryDo you get embarrassed if someone makes you laugh out loud in public? Have you perfected the art of smiling with your mouth closed? Are you tired of trying to exert such control over everyday gestures just so you won’t accidentally flash your teeth at someone? If so, esthetic dentistry can help. Also known as cosmetic dentistry, esthetic dentistry refers to any dental work that improves the appearance of the teeth. Here are your options for cosmetic dentistry at Hilltop Family Dental.

Esthetic Dentistry treatments with Porcelain Crowns and Veneers

If your teeth are stained, chipped, irregularly shaped, or have spacing problems, porcelain crowns or porcelain veneers are an effective way of transforming your smile.  Porcelain crowns, also known as “caps,” fit over the tooth and give it an esthetically pleasing appearance. Porcelain veneers are thin shells that cover the front surface of the teeth to give them the color, shape, and size that you desire. Both look very natural and can transform your smile quickly.


Invisalign is an effective esthetic solution for straightening teeth. The system uses a series of clear aligners that fit over the teeth and gently guide them into place. About every two weeks, you will switch to a new aligner. The entire process takes about a year in most cases. Invisalign is so discreet that your friends and coworkers may not even notice you are wearing the aligners; it is a popular treatment for those who do not wish to have the look of traditional braces.

Advantages of Esthetic Dentistry

A healthy, beautiful smile conveys total wellness to the world. When you correct the imperfections in your mouth, you are more confident, smile more, and have a better overall attitude. In addition to the mental health benefits, perfecting your smile affects your physical health in positive ways. Because straight teeth are easier to brush and floss, your risk of tooth decay and gum disease is diminished. An excess of oral bacteria has been linked to serious conditions such as heart disease, so taking care of your mouth has far-reaching effects.

If you feel it’s time to smile with confidence again, call Dr. Moiceanu at (510) 758-7222 to schedule a consultation. At Hilltop Family Dental, we happily treat patients in Richmond, San Pablo, El Sobrante, Vallejo, Pinole, El Cerrito, Hercules, Benicia, and the surrounding areas.

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