A guide to transformative cosmetic dentistry procedures

Cosmetic dental procedures are not an afterthought at the office of Serene Dentistry Ventura. As a dentist who views all procedures through the lens of whole-body health and wellness, Dr. Klara Efner acknowledges the vital links between dental treatments designed to resolve cosmetic imperfections and her patients’ quality of life and well-being. It brings our team great joy to support truly transformative smile journeys.

Our patients throughout Ventura, Ojai, Oxnard, Oak View, and Camarillo and surrounding areas of Southern California walk taller and more confidently with teeth that they are proud to show off. The results from treatment at our office may be just the inspiration you need to go after that “reach” job offer, social opportunity or the career change you have always dreamed of. We have seen firsthand how our range of services has positively changed our patients’ lives.

Additionally, full-mouth “smile makeovers” or rehabilitative treatments often blend both aesthetically-driven procedures with restorative procedures. In certain cases, individuals who formerly were limited in their ability to eat a range of foods due to failing and painful teeth will now be able to enjoy the nutrition that they need to be healthy and derive joy from meals again. Furthermore, basic functions, such as clear speech and proper pronunciation are restored when rebuilding or replacing teeth that were previously damaged by decay, fractures, wear and other etiology.

The process

While each patient’s treatment plan is one of a kind, all treatments generally start at the same place: a consultation at our office. Dr. Efner will evaluate the condition of your teeth, gums, and mouth to understand your needs better. She can then prioritize treatments based on her findings and your concerns. Naturally, we would resolve any health concerns (such as decay or gum disease) first before turning to cosmetic treatments. Depending on what she finds during your consultation, Dr. Efner may recommend:

  • Professional teeth whitening – Effective and powerful whitening gels are safely applied to healthy teeth to remove extrinsic stains and achieve a more vibrant and appealing smile.
  • Dental bonding – Esthetic materials such as tooth-colored resins are placed and shaped to cover up a variety of imperfections, from gaps between teeth to chipped teeth, to discolored teeth, to size discrepancies and beyond.
  • Porcelain veneers – Durable and attractive dental ceramic or porcelain facings are made in a dental laboratory and secured to the front surfaces of the teeth by the Doctor, to disguise imperfections.
  • Tooth-colored fillings, crowns, bridges, and implant-supported teeth – At our office, these restorative treatments are as natural-looking and beautiful as they are strong and functional.

Your esthetic needs are as unique as you are. Let’s find out what your needs are and get started on your smile transformation journey today! Call our Ventura, CA office today at (805) 653-1599 or request an appointment online.