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Reduce Wrinkles with Cosmetic Dentistry

In the wonderful world of Beverly Hills, aging is more of a choice than an inevitability. With countless cosmetic procedures available within the area, guessing someone’s age can be a rather difficult task. While injections like Botox or Juvederm have been the popular choice for improving the look of your skin, there are other options. Rather than receiving routine injections, you can solve the root of your wrinkles with cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry can make you look younger while also improving your smile and overall look. Porcelain Veneers Porcelain veneers are truly the answer to every cosmetic dental issue, however, they also have a great impact on your face’s appearance. We’ve already addressed how veneers can make your lips look fuller (which gives a more youthful appearance). Veneers can also help rid your face of wrinkles. A cosmetic dentist will transform your mouth with veneers while also paying close attention to […]

What to Do When Teeth Whitening Doesn’t Work For You

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Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures in Beverly Hills. Bleaching offers an effective solution for yellowed teeth, however, there are some instances where it doesn’t work. Teeth whitening may not be right for you if you have severe stains or damaged teeth. Not to worry, there are alternatives to give you the bright smile you deserve! Porcelain veneers are a foolproof way for getting a whiter, more beautiful smile that lasts. Why Porcelain Veneers Work Professional whitening works best on stains that reside on the surface of your tooth’s enamel. These types of stains are caused by food, beverage, or the use of tobacco products. Bleaching cannot correct discoloration due to a weakened enamel, decay, and trauma. That’s where porcelain veneers come in. Porcelain veneers are able to fix: Cracked, damaged, or broken teeth Uneven or crooked teeth Awkward and unwanted gaps between teeth Overall tooth size […]

Should You Use Invisalign or Porcelain Veneers?

Whether you’ve had braces yourself or watched friends endure the lengthy process, you’re probably familiar with orthodontics. You’re more than likely familiar with train track braces, various colored elastic bands, retainers, and even dreaded headgear. If your teeth need straightening, you may be hesitant to commit to orthodontic hardware in your adult years. Luckily, there are several options available that efficiently correct misalignment without the overly complicated gear. Advancements in cosmetic dentistry have allowed for effective solutions to orthodontic issues. The most popular modern alternatives are Invisalign or porcelain veneers. Invisalign Much like braces, Invisalign aligns teeth over time. It is a clear and discrete customized retainer that is removable so it doesn’t impede on your oral hygiene routine. Invisalign is an easy alternative to braces as it does not require the use of cumbersome metal and is not bonded to your teeth. You are free to eat whatever you […]

Five Reasons You’ll Love Your New Smile

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Cosmetic dentistry is one of the most popular beautification industries because it can improve your overall appearance while restoring form and function to your smile. If you’re considering cosmetic dentistry in Beverly Hills, consider visiting top aesthetic dentist Dr. Rodney Raanan. Our patients always leave with bright and beautiful smiles that they are proud to wear. Here are five reasons you’ll love your new smile from Dr. Rodney Raanan, DDS, MMSc: 1) Get Your Confidence Back Dental issues can make you feel insecure. A smile makeover can restore the natural structure of your teeth, enhance your grin, and also give you the confidence you need to be your best self. Cosmetic dentistry can help you break out of your shell and give you the freedom to express yourself without apprehension. Be the happy and positive person you want to be and look beautiful while doing it! “My teeth and my smile are now […]

Divine Proportion for a Divine Smile

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If you’ve ever read the Da Vinci Code or watched its film adaptation, you might have an understanding of what the golden ratio is. This blend of mathematical and artistic proportion is said to quantifiably measure true beauty.  It should come as no surprise that the art of cosmetic dentistry also relies heavily on this golden rule. Beverly Hills dentists consider the divine ratio while observing the distance between your pupils in relation to your lip line to craft a true “Mona Lisa smile”. Using the golden ratio in dentistry has a profound impact on your overall appearance. Divine Proportion in Your Smile The divine ratio enhances several components of your smile. It should be observed in tooth width, the span of your smile (in relation to other facial features), and the dimensions of your two front teeth, to achieve optimal results. Tooth Size: The golden rule of proportion exists from tooth to […]

Porcelain Veneers for Luscious Lips

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One of the most coveted forms of beautification in Beverly Hills is increasing the fullness of your lips. With a rise in popularity of fillers and injections, it seems as though everyone has a set of luscious lips. These seemingly simple cosmetic procedures can have severe side effects such as infection, tissue loss, and ulceration. Cosmetic dentistry offers a solution for thin lips that is more permanent and natural-looking than uncomfortable injections. Porcelain veneers offer more youthful and enhanced looking lips while restoring structure and function to your mouth. If you’re searching for fuller lips in Beverly Hills, then why not consider improving your smile at the same time? Aging & Thinner Lips One of the most noticeable signs of aging is thinner, sunken lips. Lips can begin to lose their fullness in as early as your twenties. Loss of jawbone density or loss of teeth that is common with aging can […]

Bruxism: The Effects and Causes of Tooth Grinding

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We all have some sort of destructive nervous habit, whether you’re a fidgeter or a nail-biter, these habits all have some sort of negative impact on your life. Bruxism is a habit that can be detrimental to your oral health as well as the appearance of your smile. If you have an issue with grinding your teeth, there are several ways to leave the grind behind. What is Bruxism? In order to cure yourself of bruxism, it is important to understand what the condition is. Bruxism is the unconscious grinding of the teeth or clenching of the jaw. It can occur while you are awake or, quite commonly, when you are sleeping. If you are the victim of sleep grinding, it can be very difficult to diagnose the issue before it starts t0 affect your oral health. Several issues can arise if your bruxism is not properly managed. These issues […]

Porcelain Veneers: Frequently Asked Questions

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Porcelain veneers are one of Beverly Hills’ favorite corrective and cosmetic dental procedures. They enhance your smile and update your overall appearance while restoring complete functionality to your mouth. When considering veneers, patients often have several questions regarding the process, their function, and their lifespan. Some of the most frequently asked questions include: How strong are veneers? Porcelain is the most durable option for veneers. Its lifespan averages about a decade but it can sometimes last up to twenty years. A strong dental cement is used to bond veneers to your teeth for increased durability. While veneers are strong, it is important to avoid any foods that are too hard or sticky to extend the amount of time they’ll last. Do porcelain veneers discolor or stain? Veneers do not stain or discolor like natural teeth. Porcelain effectively repels and prevents staining. It is still very important to maintain the appearance of […]

How to Choose the Best Veneers for Your Face Shape

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Porcelain Veneers have gained widespread popularity in the Beverly Hills area. Their ability to correct structural and cosmetic dental issues in a short amount of time make them the most sought after of cosmetic dental procedures. When it comes to porcelain veneers, there are endless options to choose from. Selecting the right veneers for your face can be just as important as selecting the right cosmetic dentist. There are many variables you and your dentist will have to consider when selecting the right veneers for your mouth. These variables include: Tooth Color: The appropriate color for your porcelain veneers is determined through the use of a standardized dental color chart. This chart is divided into four categories (gray, reddish yellow, reddish brown, and reddish gray) and eleven sub-categories for a wide range of tones. You should select a shade for your veneers that is about two shades lighter than your natural teeth. Tooth […]

Reclaim Your Youth With Cosmetic Dentistry

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Beverly Hills is a fountain of youth with endless options for cosmetic procedures that take years off your appearance. While people target skin and wrinkles to achieve a younger look, they oftentimes forget that our smiles age too. Cosmetic dentistry can have you looking and feeling years younger in as little as two visits. The Tell-tale Signs of Oral Aging: Discoloration: Over the years, continual consumption of colored foods, beverages like coffee and wine, and cigarettes and tobacco products can darken and stain your teeth and give you an aged appearance. Worn Away Teeth: With time, tooth enamel erodes to reveal the darker layer of dentin underneath. The length of our teeth also reduces with age and everyday use. Shorter, worn down teeth give off an impression of old age. Missing Teeth: Ageing also often involves losing teeth. Many seniors face this issue and loss functionality while putting an age […]