Cosmetic Dentist in Escondido

Cosmetic dentistry is a form of dental work which addresses and corrects aesthetic imperfections to make your smile shine brighter and fuller. For the best cosmetic dentist in Escondido, you're in the right hands.

Cosmetic Dentistry

This umbrella term encompasses several procedures that have smile-boosting abilities. With the implementation of our top-tier technology, we can send you home with new crowns in just one visit!


Standing for economical chairside restorations of esthetic ceramic, this involves a few steps. First, we will need to conduct x-rays and photos of your teeth and mouth, which we'll render as a 3D model on our computer. In addition, we will also match your tooth color, so when we stain your newly printed crowns, we can assure they will be the right color.

Once we take a good look at your digitally rendered teeth, we can start the process of printing crowns. These are formed from solid blocks of porcelain, which we stain on the spot. Then comes implementing them into your smile, which can take some adjusting.

As is evident, the main benefit is convenience and expedience of it. In the past, you would have received temporary crowns before your new one's arrived via mail. Since these are made the same day, we can adjust or craft a new one on the spot, making just one visit required.

Cosmetic dentistry also provides you with procedures such as veneers, teeth whitening, and smile design. From crooked teeth to newly installed crowns, there isn't much that cosmetic dentistry can't improve.

Porcelain Veneers Escondido 

Veneers, while are often a great solution, don't fix the underlying issues. These are porcelain coverings that mask the appearance of the teeth underneath. The following conditions would benefit from veneers:

  • Discolored teeth
  • Stains from drugs
  • Worn down enamel
  • Chipped teeth
  • Misaligned, uneven, or spaced out teeth

Stains caused by smoking can't be treated by cleaning; the only solution is to cover them. The most commonly used solution for smoker's teeth is porcelain veneers. Additionally, even drugs such as tetracycline can change the color of your teeth.

Veneers typically require three trips to the dentist. The first visit is a consultation which includes an examination. This entails x-rays, and sometimes pictures will be taken of your teeth. This stage will determine if you are a candidate for veneers or if you require another action plan.

During the second visit, impressions are made, but we will trim away excess enamel before doing so. Remember, this is a cover, so if the teeth aren't trimmed, they'll look larger and therefore out of place. Trimming them is essential for crafting an improved smile.

On the third and final visit, we will fasten your veneers to your teeth and go over how to clean them. As with proper oral hygiene, you will want to brush twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and floss once. While doing these, be mindful around veneers and bridges, as being too rough on them may result in damage.

Looking for a Cosmetic Dentist in Escondido?

Our team of highly skilled dentists and hygienists takes pride in delivering you and your family top-notch care. Contact us today to set up your first appointment or to ask us any questions you have.

Mark T. Galli, DDS

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