Cosmetic Dentistry in Burbank, CA

Is cosmetic dentistry right for you?  If you are interested in a particular procedure it is likely that you’ve looked into the treatment or have heard about it.  This is good!  Whenever a patient desires our cosmetic services, we take time to walk them through the entire process.  Doing so helps us fill in any unknown knowledge about the details of the procedure.  It all begins with a consultation with Dr. Vazira.

What is cosmetic dentistry

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry And How Is It Different Than General Dentistry?

When you think of the dentist, you normally think of having the decay removed and a filling placed. Or maybe having a tooth replaced with a dental implant. These are functional issues with your oral health, and those procedures fall under “general dentistry.” The idea of general dentistry is to keep your oral health in good shape.

Cosmetic dentistry is a sideline or specialty within general dentistry that focuses on the aesthetic aspects of the patient’s smile, rather than the functional aspects. Cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry can have the same goal, for instance when a dental implant is used to replace a damaged tooth. But usually, cosmetic dentistry has the goal of giving you a dazzling smile without addressing issues such as gum disease, decay, or other functional problems. We use cosmetic dentistry to improve patients’ tooth shape, position, whiteness, alignment, and overall appearance.

Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

Cosmetic Procedures

Cosmetic dentistry is a vast field with varied procedure types.  Since becoming a dentist, Dr. Vazira has maintained a peeked interest in cosmetic procedures of all types.  Below are few briefs about some of the cosmetic treatments we provide for our patients.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers

We’ve used porcelain veneers to address a variety of cosmetic issues.  Common problems that we have fixed include tooth chips, cracks, gaps, and hard stains.  Dr. Vazira understands the gradations of natural tooth tone and structure.  Matching veneers with a patient’s natural teeth is part art, part science.  When performed correctly porcelain veneers can provide patients with beautiful and long-lasting smiles. 


Invisalign® Orthodontics

Several patients avoid traditional metal braces and chose to deal with crooked, unattractive and uneven teeth.  Why?  The thought of having metal braces is too much to handle day in day out.  Invisalign gives patients another avenue of fixing dental problems that braces typically afford.  Invisalign are transparent, removable aligners capable of gradually straightening teeth.

In office teeth whitening

In-Office Teeth Whitening 

Amazingly white teeth are becoming more and desirous to as dental whitening has become more commonplace.  However, there are differences between over-the-counter, professionally prescribed, and in-office teeth whitening sessions.  In-office teeth whitening is the most effective and safest of the all-three forms.  Dr. Vazira has successfully removed harsh stains caused by drinks, foods, and tobacco products.

Dental Crowns and Bridges

Crowns & Bridges

A dental crown is a cap that surrounds the tooth. Dr. Vazira will typically use a crown to restore a tooth that has been damaged, but they can also be used for cosmetic purposes in order to improve the appearance of a smile. A crown can be made in three different materials, all-metal, ceramic-on-metal, and all-ceramic. 

Who Is A Good Candidate For Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment?

As mentioned above, these procedures are only cosmetic, not functional. Good candidates need to have healthy teeth and gums before Dr. Vazira can make any cosmetic improvements.

If you have teeth with decay or deep cracks, those problems would need to be addressed prior to having any cosmetic work done. For instance, a porcelain crown can save a tooth with a deep crack. At the same time, that crown can change the shape of that same tooth to make it more aesthetically pleasing.

Your Trusted Burbank Cosmetic Dentist

Cosmetic Dental Consultations

Cosmetic Dental Consultations with Dr. Vazira 

During your consultation, you can expect Dr. Vazira to treat you like family.  Our staff works with patients of all backgrounds and ages.  If you have questions or concerns, we invite you to ask.  Our aim is to make you as comfortable as possible and to provide you all the information you need.  We want you to have a clear understanding of the cosmetic procedure you are looking to have.