Vahagn Hakopyan, DDS is a leading cosmetic dentist in Montrose, CA who provides exceptional cosmetic procedures. We now live in a culture in which cosmetic dentistry is no longer reserved for the emergency room patient or the rich and famous. These types of dental procedures have gone mainstream, and Dr. Hakopyan is on the forefront of this trend.
It is simple; dental patients are giving a significant amount of consideration to how their smiles look. It is actually a combination of an increased desire to appear more attractive, and an increased interest by dentist to restore teeth rather than extract them.
Cosmetic dentistry is a broad topic and it covers many different procedures; however, some of the more common tools that are used are dental overlays that are designed to be attached to the top of the teeth, functioning as an alternative to crowns for some patients.
There are also veneers, which are thin shells that are designed to adhere and bond to the front surfaces of the teeth, as well as inlays, which are smaller versions of onlays. There are even fillings that are nearly invisible.
Cosmetic dentistry is dentistry that is focused on creating a positive change in the smile of the patient by addressing certain cosmetic issues. The vast majority of people envision veneers and tooth whitening when cosmetic dentistry is mentioned; however, it is comprised of much more than that.
As a skilled Montrose cosmetic dentist, Dr. Hakopyan has the capacity to help to improve the smile of his patients, which has been proven to enhance self-esteem and confidence. Cosmetic dentistry has evolved to the point that today's dentists have the ability to address both, the aesthetic and functional concerns of the patient.
Cosmetic Dentistry as evolved from rudimentary tasks of simply restoring or replacing damaged teeth to a much wider scope that includes bonding, tooth-color restoration, fillings, orthodontics, veneers, implants and more.
You hear it all the time: She has a perfect smile; his smile is flawless; however, there is no such thing as a flawless smile. No one knows this better than a dentist. One part of this equation is the fact that perfection is an individual concept. No two people will have the same perception of what the perfect smile is. The second part of the equation is that there will always be a slight variation that interferes with perfection. What is important is to understand that the right dentist can get his patient remarkably close to perfection; whatever that means to them.
Because the perception of perfection is relative, it will be important for a patient to understand what it is that they are really looking for in their smile, because they will need to effectively communicate this to the dentist.
While you may be focused on a single element of your smile, the dentist will have a more complex view of the situation. Studies were done to gain insight into what dentists see in comparison to what the patient sees when looking to create a beautiful smile. The patient tends to focus on a single element, while cosmetic dentists tend to view the entire complex, including gums, lips, teeth, bite, face and even personality type.
While it is critical for dentists to listen to their patients, it is equally as important for patients to tune into what their dentist is saying. It is this ability to work in unison with the dentist that provides the best opportunity for the ideal smile.
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3600 North Verdugo Road Suite 302 Glendale, CA 91208
Exam, X-Ray & Cleaning - $59
Teeth Whitening - $299
Dental Crown - $599
Porcelain Veneers - $799