Los Angeles Cosmetic Dentistry Blog

Cosmetic Dentistry for Beverly Hills & Los Angeles, CA

April 10, 2013
“Instant orthodontics” is a popular term used to describe the effects of porcelain veneers. If you have an uneven smile, porcelain veneers can correct its appearance without the time and effort required by regular orthodontic treatment. Common problems like gaps between teeth, crooked teeth, and cracked teeth can all be solved by porcelain veneers in just two short office visits. Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of high-quality dental porcelain that are applied to the front surface of your teeth to create more balance in your smile line, and to mask your teeth’s cosmetic flaws. Each... Read More
April 10, 2013
If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants are the best replacement option available today. A dental implant is anchored to your jawbone using a titanium root, giving it the same strength and durability as your natural teeth. Additionally, the replacement tooth itself is custom-crafted to match the color and shape of your surrounding teeth, ensuring it naturally blends with your smile. Other major benefits of dental implants include: Longevity – If you take care of your dental implants, they can potentially last a lifetime. Preservation of bone – By supporting your jawbone,... Read More
March 31, 2013
 Teeth whitening is one of the most effective ways of beautifying your smile. Many people have discolored or stained teeth after years of drinking coffee, wine, soda, and tea. Although foods like tomato sauce and soy sauce can stain your teeth, other foods – and certain natural remedies – can help brighten your smile. Some of the most common home remedies for teeth whitening include: Baking soda – Experts agree that baking soda is one of the strongest teeth whitening agents. Baking soda is a mildly abrasive acid neutralizer that gently removes stains from your enamel. If your toothpaste... Read More
February 20, 2013
Many people are under the misguided impression that cosmetic dentists are only concerned with the appearance of your smile, and nothing more. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Good oral health is the foundation for all successful cosmetic dentistry treatments. Our experienced Beverly Hills dentist Dr. Kevin Sands is dedicated to helping his patients meet all of their dental health needs, so they have the best possible foundation for a beautiful smile. Cosmetic dentists have the same training and focus as general dentists – they just take general dentistry one step further by... Read More
February 12, 2013
As one of Beverly Hills’ premier cosmetic dentists, Dr. Kevin Sands takes patient comfort seriously – both during your appointment, and while you wait. Our office recently underwent a remodel to enhance our patients’ experience on every level. If you have never come in before, we invite you to schedule a free initial consultation to see the Dr. Sands difference for yourself. We offer luxury amenities to ensure your visit is comfortable and relaxing, including: Complimentary Starbucks lattes Masseuses DVDs PlayStation 2 During your initial consultation, Dr. Sands will meet with you one-on-... Read More
November 12, 2012
 Dental crowns and porcelain veneers are both common cosmetic dentistry restorations used to improve the appearance of your smile. However, they both achieve different purposes. It is important to understand the difference between the two to ensure you choose the right restoration to address your oral health needs and aesthetic goals. Porcelain veneers are thin shells of dental porcelain that get bonded to the front surface of your teeth to improve the appearance of a variety of aesthetic flaws such as: Chipped teeth Crooked teeth Stained teeth Overly worn teeth Irregularly shaped teeth... Read More
November 12, 2012
Porcelain veneers are an excellent way to improve the appearance of aesthetic flaws in your smile such as chips, gaps, overly worn teeth, crooked teeth, or stained teeth. However, because they are so thin (only .5 millimeters thick), many of our patients wonder if porcelain veneers will be durable enough to withstand the forces your teeth must exert while chewing and biting. The dental porcelain used for your veneers is a very strong and durable material that is highly resistant to chipping, shattering, or staining. Dental porcelain also is not impacted by fluctuations in temperature,... Read More
November 12, 2012
 Tetracycline is an antibiotic medication commonly used to treat bacterial infections in your body. For many decades, they were prescribed to pregnant women or young children whose teeth had not fully developed. One unintended side effect of tetracycline when prescribed to pregnant women or young children is severe tooth discoloration in the child. During the 1980s, this side effect was discovered and as a result, tetracycline is rarely prescribed to pregnant women or young children anymore. Tetracycline tooth stains can come in a wide range of colors. At first, the staining is generally... Read More
October 24, 2012
Porcelain veneers are one of the most versatile cosmetic dentistry restorations available. They are able to address a variety of aesthetic imperfections with one convenient procedure. For this reason, Dr. Kevin Sands often recommends porcelain veneers as part of a smile makeover. Common cosmetic issues that can be corrected with porcelain veneers include: Chipped or cracked teeth Gapped teeth Crooked teeth Misshapen teeth Overly worn teeth Discolored teeth Porcelain veneers are often referred to as “instant orthodontics” since they can cover crooked teeth to make them appear straight in... Read More
October 24, 2012
Sedation dentistry is becoming increasingly common in dental offices across the country. It involves the use of medication to place you in a more relaxed state throughout your dental procedure. Many patients have found that sedation dentistry vastly improves their dental experience.   Perhaps the greatest benefit of sedation dentistry is that it can help you overcome severe dental anxiety. If you have been putting off important dental treatments for years due to a fear of the dentist, you may want to consider sedation dentistry. During your procedure, you will be in a relaxed, often semi-... Read More

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