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Cosmetic Dentistry Specialist

The Dental Center of Hercules

Lovely C. Manlapaz Teodoro, DDS

Cosmetic, Implant, and General Dentistry located in Hercules, CA

According to a survey conducted on behalf of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, half of American adults believe a smile is the most memorable feature after first meeting someone. At The Dental Center of Hercules in California, Lovely Manlapaz Teodoro, DDS, can help enhance or restore your beautiful smile through the use of dental bonding, implants, Invisalign®, or porcelain veneers. To inquire about which cosmetic dentistry treatment is right for you, call the office today or book your appointment online.

Cosmetic Dentistry

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry focuses on aesthetic concerns, not on health-related ones, to help you achieve a beautiful smile. To achieve this, Dr. Teodoro and the team at The Dental Center of Hercules, alter your teeth’s color, shape, size, or position through the use of porcelain veneers, dental bonding, implants, or Invisalign. The Dental Center of Hercules uses the highest quality materials on the market to provide you with the most natural-looking smile.

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of tooth-colored shells that Dr. Teodoro cements to the front of your tooth. The reason Dr. Teodoro uses porcelain is that it’s stain resistant, sturdy, and long-lasting.

The veneers look like natural teeth and correct dental issues including crooked, chipped, or permanently discolored teeth. They’re an excellent option for anyone wanting to fix one tooth or have a smile makeover.

What is dental bonding?

Dr. Teodoro provides dental bonding as an affordable way to improve the appearance of chipped teeth, stained teeth, and gapped teeth. She applies a durable plastic, known as resin, to your tooth and uses a special light to harden it so the resin bonds to your permanent tooth. The resin material can be shaped and polished, so it looks as natural as possible.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth. Getting dental implants involves a two-step process in which Dr. Teodoro securely anchors replacement tooth roots into your jaw bone. After this step, your jaw bone needs a few months to heal. The second step is for Dr. Teodoro to place your new replacement tooth, called a crown, onto the implant.

Cosmetic dental implants help you feel confident in your smile because there won’t be any more gaps. In addition, they help you chew and prevent your jaw bone from atrophy.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an alternative treatment to traditional braces that aligns your teeth giving you a great smile and improved oral health. With Invisalign, there’s no need to worry about having metal brackets or wires in your mouth because Invisalign aligners are clear and made from BPA-free plastic.

Invisalign aligners are removable, so you’ll have the opportunity to eat and drink what you want making them convenient and comfortable.

The Dental Center of Hercules also offers teeth whitening to further improve the look of your smile.

If you’re looking to get a new smile or restore the appearance of your teeth with cosmetic dentistry services, call The Dental Center of Hercules today or book your appointment online.