Cosmetic Dentistry Creates the Smile of Your Dreams
Dr. Ben Mandel and the staff at our La Mesa dentist office believe that each of our patients deserves a smile they can be proud to show off. We offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry solutions to correct such common aesthetic flaws as stained teeth, broken teeth, or teeth that are chipped, cracked, misshapen, or crooked. Be sure to visit our online smile gallery to see some of the stunning results Dr. Ben Mandel has achieved for our cosmetic dentistry patients. We invite you to learn more about the cosmetic dentistry procedures offered by Dr. Ben Mandel and then contact us at 619-660-0022 to schedule your smile makeover consultation.
Teeth can often be whitened by the several new techniques of “bleaching” available today. The most common methods used are the “in-office” method where a strong bleaching agent is placed over the isolated teeth and a special light is used to assist the bleaching material lighten the teeth. This teeth whitening method is generally more controlled and probably better for people who have tetracycline stains or streaks on their teeth. The “home” techniques involve making trays which fit into the mouth and these are then filled with bleaching materials. When worn for a few hours a day, noticeable results are seen generally within a few days to a couple weeks. Results vary from individual to individual and it is probably best to check with your La Mesa dentist to help decide which method works best for you. Some of the factors involved include the intensity of the stains, whether or not you have fillings or crowns on your front teeth as well as what may have caused the stains.
Dental implants, simply put, are replacements for the roots of teeth that were lost. They are typically titanium posts that are embedded into the jawbone and then plastic or porcelain teeth are placed over the portion of the implant that sticks out of the gums. On the upper jaw, they can take up to 6 months or longer to complete since the bone is not as dense as the lower. On the lower, it may take 4-6 months. The bone must fuse to the posts before any kind of pressure can be put on the implant itself. The typical brand of implant that we utilize at our office are the American made implants OCO Biomedical and Bicon. Dr. Mandel does both the surgical portion and the restorative portion which is done at our office. Dr. Ben Mandel has been treating implant patients for over 30 years now and has hundreds of successful cases. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Mandel to find out if you are a candidate for dental implants.
To learn more about the cosmetic opportunities available to our patients, we encourage you to make an appointment to consult with a member of the dental team at our La Mesa office.
Call us today at 619-660-0022 to learn more about how we can help you smile brighter.