Cosmetic Dentistry Palos Verdes
We’ll give you a beautiful smile makeover, often in one visit!
Dr. Palani provides leading-edge cosmetic dentistry to the residents of Rancho Palos Verdes and the surrounding areas. He offers complimentary cosmetic dentistry consultations to discuss your cosmetic enhancement desires. He’ll then recommend the most appropriate treatment plan to give you a more youthful, healthy smile.
He has undergone considerable advanced training in cosmetic dentistry and is experienced in high-tech techniques. Dr. Palani, who is a fine artist and sculptor in his free time, has an eye for esthetics and beauty.
Enhancing your smile
The changes Dr. Palani can make in your smile will give you a more youthful, healthy look without having that “I got my teeth done” appearance. He will start by first handling any decay or disease issues. When it comes to smile enhancement procedures he will use his artist’s eye and shape your smile to suit your chin and overall face. As an artist he has found that there is a certain harmony in nature and he applies that harmony when sculpturing smiles. He can make your teeth rounder, smaller or narrower to best fit your facial features.
He can use a wide variety of leading-edge techniques when performing smile makeovers. This can include porcelain veneers, dental implants, soft tissue laser treatment to repair a gummy smile or uneven gum lines, and Invisalign® teeth straightening for teens and adults. He can even show you how your teeth will look upon completion of your cosmetic dentistry plan through a high-tech cosmetic simulation before even starting any treatment!Back to the top
Complimentary Cosmetic Simulation
Dr. Palani offers a complimentary, no-obligation cosmetic simulation. Using the Snap® dental imaging system he can photograph your smile and together you can preview different cosmetic procedures on screen. He’ll give you a smile evaluation and review the different cosmetic procedures available to give you a stunning smile.
If you want to see how your smile will look ahead of time, before committing to treatment, Dr. Palani works with Smile-Vision to create a full look at your future smile. Photos and impressions are taken for models, and Smile-Vision makes a cosmetic simulation. A small fee is charged to cover the costs.
Our Smile Makeover procedure
After you have established your goals for your smile with Dr. Palani, he takes necessary x-rays and does an oral exam to prepare a full treatment plan for your new smile.
Prior to initiating any treatment, Dr. Palani makes wax models of your existing teeth and of how your teeth will look at the completion of treatment. Small adjustments can be made to perfect the look before work has even begun. You get the chance to say how you want your teeth: smaller, rounder, narrower, and so on.
Dr. Palani helps you choose a shade that will work for your crowns or veneers. He can also do custom shade matching, where he exactly matches your new crown or veneer to the adjacent teeth.
For porcelain veneers and crowns, Dr. Palani makes temporaries to give you a chance to test drive your new smile. After two weeks, you come back in, any adjustments are made and your permanent teeth are made and placed.Back to the top
A painless and quick way to fix a gummy smile!
Your gum tissue is like a frame that provides the top of your tooth with shape and form. A “gummy” smile results from different causes. These include natural reasons, like the way your upper jaw grew or the manner in which your teeth erupted as a child. Unnatural reasons include excessive gum tissue caused by the overgrowth of your gum tissues due to gum disease.
Dr. Palani uses his diode soft-tissue laser to remove excess gum from a “gummy smile” where too much gum is showing. He can also use this laser to straighten an uneven gum line. Best of all, these advanced procedures are fast and comfortable.
Gentle treatment with minimal preparation
In all of his cosmetic procedures Dr. Palani takes care to preserve as much as possible of your original enamel and teeth, while making your visit as painless and comfortable as possible. When creating your veneers, he uses minimal preparation and doesn’t have to shave your teeth down or even give you an injection!Back to the top