Have you let your teeth get a little yellow and crooked over the years? Are your gums red and swollen? Or maybe you’ve got a smile that 90s-era Julia Roberts would envy, but a tooth is bothering you with some pain and sensitivity. Irresistible Smiles offers a wide selection of dental services to suit whatever your present dental needs may be.
We will craft an individualized aesthetic solution to fit your unique situation. First your smile is assessed with the most advanced tools available in the industry, and then we use that detailed analysis to find out what your strengths are and what needs to be improved.
Your gums define your smile. Neglecting your oral health will give you red, swollen, oversized gums that crowd your mouth and make your teeth look small and beady. We use lasers to remove excess gum tissue, which results in less recovery time than what’s needed with scalpels.
To restore the appearance of a cracked or otherwise damaged tooth, a thin veneer of porcelain can be applied to the front of the tooth to hide the damage. Our veneers are designed to perfectly match the reflectivity of natural enamel.
Other Aesthetic Services
- Smile makeover
- Cosmetic bonding and re-contouring
- Teeth whitening with Zoom!
Sometimes the damage is too severe to hide with a veneer, and you might require extra structural support for the tooth in addition to the improved appearance a veneer provides… in that case, a tooth-shaped cap called a crown will provide the coverage and support you need.
Missing teeth are ugly. It may have some appeal if you’re going for a rugged, professional hockey player sort of look, but most people want to hide their missing teeth. A bridge, which is a prosthetic tooth held in place by two crowns on either side of the gap, is an effective way to hide what’s missing.
The problem with bridges is that, while they replace the missing tooth, they don’t replace the missing tooth root. Without the support of that root the jawbone underneath deteriorates. A weakened jawbone is vulnerable to infection and will give you a sunken jaw that makes you look older than you actually are.
Other Restoration Services
Even if you brush and floss twice every single day, you should still go to the dentist for regular checkups. You may think you’re fine when actually you’re walking around with an oral health problem that gets worse every day until a dentist starts treating it.
The mineral fluoride protects your teeth from enamel-eating sugars and acids. Fluoride is likely in your drinking water and your toothpaste, but fluoride treatments at the dentist are stronger and more concentrated than the fluoride you’re getting at home.
Do You Have a Fear of the Dentist?
A lot of people dread going to the dentist. We understand … even the numbing medicine that takes the pain out of the more intimidating procedures comes in a sharp needle that has to be jabbed into your gums. If just the thought of going to the dentist makes you uncomfortable, Dr. Safarian will prescribe oral anti-anxiety medication that will help you get relaxed before your visit.
Sleep Apnea (OSA)
Snoring is not just an annoying habit: it may be a symptom of a more serious problem. One cause of snoring is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
OSA is a potentially dangerous sleep disorder that partially blocks airways and stops your breathing for 10 to 60 seconds several times an hour every night. The interrupted breathing makes it hard for you to fall asleep and stay asleep, and you won’t inhale the amount of oxygen your body needs when you finally do get some sleep.
Minor cases of OSA are treated with dental appliances that hold the mouth open to allow more airflow in during sleep. Moderate cases are treated with CPAP machines that use a motor connected by hose to your nose to force open airways with continuous positive pressure. For the most severe cases of OSA, surgery might be necessary to remove soft tissue or reshape bone and physically open up the airway.
If you have a dental problem, stop putting off the trip to the dentist you know is necessary and get the issue taken care of before it develops into something worse. You can call us to set up an appointment at (858) 264-2956 for our San Diego office, (619) 304-5235 for our Chula Vista office and at (760) 512-1439 for our San Marcos office.