Cosmetic Dentistry in San Gabriel Monterey California

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A bright, radiant smile says a lot about you, often before you even speak a word. Although very few of us are born with bright, symmetrical teeth, that doesn’t mean the smile of your dreams can’t become an attainable reality!

At Dentistry for Children & Adults, Dr. Shay Salehrabi has been changing the lives of countless patients with the same unparalleled quality, skill, and compassion that has made him a staple in the Montebello, Monterey Park, and East Los Angeles communities for over 26 years.

As an exclusively metal-free practice, we use top-notch materials, allowing us to provide beautiful, lifelike veneers and dental restorations for smiles with decay, wear, trauma, or tooth loss. As a modern office that emphasizes family dentistry, we’re equipped with state-of-the-art technologies, allowing our team to detect, diagnose, and treat various aesthetic and oral health concerns that can impact smiles at every age.

For comprehensive cosmetic dentistry you and your loved ones deserve, contact Dr. Shay and his team at Dentistry for Children & Adults today!

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Learn About Our Wide Variety of Cosmetic Dentistry Services!

Our dentist and his team are proud to provide the following treatments, all designed to improve appeal while catering to the many unique needs of your smile.

White, Composite Fillings & Bonding aren't just excellent solutions for repairing chips, cracks, and addressing cavities; they can also be used to enhance the color, shape, and strength of your teeth.

Porcelain Inlays & Onlays are used to treat moderate decay or damage and help preserve strength and appearance. Porcelain inlays are fitted in the groove of a tooth’s chewing surface, while a porcelain onlay extends to replace a cusp, the elevated corners of teeth.

Zirconia Crowns are the most durable form of aesthetic crowns. In addition to restoring natural appeal, these dental prosthetics encompass severely weakened, damaged, and decayed teeth for long-lasting protection that reinforces function.

Zirconia Bridges are composed of false (pontic) teeth anchored by two crowns to replace up to three missing teeth in a row. Zirconia bridges provide unparalleled strength to a weakened bite while mimicking the attractiveness and translucency of natural, healthy teeth.

Nobel BioCare™ Dental Implants allow a precise approach to treatment, healing, and restoration with the help of innovative 3D cone beam guided surgery. These patented titanium implants are well known for their progressive design, high quality, and exceptional success rate.

Mini Dental Implants are types of implants commonly placed in the lower jaw to stabilize partial or full denture restorations permanently. This treatment delivers security to your dentures while still allowing them to be removed for regular cleaning.

Lumineers® are also known as “no-prep” veneers. These incredibly thin yet durable shells are made of lifelike ceramic and are applied to the front surfaces of teeth to address many aesthetic and functional limitations.

Teeth Whitening with Opalescence®, Philips Zoom, and DayWhite® are perhaps the most popular cosmetic dentistry services, widely favored for their convenience, and quick results. Professional-grade whitening gels can either be applied in the dental office or in a take-home kit with customized trays at your convenience.

Crown Lengthening can be necessary if there isn’t enough dental structure to support a crown prosthetic after periodontal (gum) disease treatment, or for re-contouring a smile with excessive gum tissue to show more of your beautiful teeth when smiling.

Full-Smile Makeovers are personalized aesthetic treatment plans that can require one or many different solutions depending on the needs and goals of your smile. Treatments also involve detailed evaluations of your hair and eye color, skin tone, the way your lips and facial muscles move while you talk, and your current oral health.


Extending Far Beyond Aesthetics: How Cosmetic Dentistry Also Improves Oral Health

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While it’s true that cosmetic dental care focuses heavily on smile appeal, you might be surprised to discover its treatments also significantly help improve oral health and overall quality of life!

Comprehensive treatments, like dental implants, improve the look and feel of your smile while reestablishing the speaking, chewing, and digestive functions that you use every day.

The ability to speak properly and smile confidently contributes to healthy self-expression and an overall sense of well-being. Being able to chew correctly provides vital stimulation to your jawbone, helping it remain healthy and full. Strong bones prevent natural facial features from shifting and sagging.

When you have strong teeth, healthy gums, and full bone structure, you can eat healthier, chew comfortably, digest food properly, and enjoy better overall health!

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Safe for Children?

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Yes! While most aesthetic treatments, like veneers, teeth whitening, and dental implants aren’t recommended for younger smiles, we happily provide other solutions for protecting your child’s dental wellness and appeal!

Since the enamel on your child’s teeth is about 50% thinner than the enamel of adult teeth, decay can quickly do more damage, increasing the risks of cavities. Cosmetic services like white composite fillings and porcelain inlays and onlays are safe options that can be customized to the smile of your child.

These treatments are excellent options for protecting young teeth against potential or further decay and damage. Additional defense with sealants applied during routine cleanings and exams is also beneficial.

Cosmetic Treatments for Adult Smiles

From decades of use, adult smiles can sometimes display a worn-down or dull appearance. Common concerns like cavities, damage, staining, and wear can all take a toll on a smile’s health, aesthetics, and function.

With an overwhelming 99.7% of American adults viewing an attractive smile is an important asset, and 74% believing that a less-appealing smile can potentially impact social encounters and career success, it’s no wonder cosmetic dentistry is popular among adult patients. []

The seven most favored treatments with our Monterey Park adult patients include:

  1. Tooth Whitening
  2. Porcelain Veneers & Lumineers
  3. Dental Implants
  4. Porcelain Crowns
  5. White, Composite Fillings
  6. Crown Lengthening
  7. Smile Makeovers & Rehabilitation

Whether you, your spouse, or your parents are visiting us for smile improvements, you can rest assured knowing each solution we provide is crafted only using the highest-quality zirconia, composite, and metal-free materials, and are applied using state-of-the-art dental technologies.


Can Seniors Take Advantage of Cosmetic Dental Care?

Absolutely! While oral health concerns like gum disease, missing teeth, and other dental issues are more common in seniors, it doesn’t mean you have to experience a smile that is anything less than amazing.

Whether it’s your smile or a loved one’s experiencing the complications of age or tooth loss, resolution with dental implants, fixed bridges, dentures, or zirconia crowns can help recapture that sense of youthfulness and boost confidence!

Improving Self Confidence and Aesthetics for Teens

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Crooked teeth, cavities, tooth discoloration, and bad breath are just a few typical concerns your adolescent might worry about as they grow into adulthood.

Trends like piercings and smoking, along with improper dental hygiene, can not only take a toll on the appeal of your teen’s smile but can also impact oral health, putting them at risk for potential problems in the future. Demanding sports activities can also increase the risk of injury and damage.

When your teen visits us with dental cracks, chips, or fractures, our white, composite fillings are an aesthetically pleasing way to repair damage, allowing them to smile confidently.

If your teen wishes to enhance their smile before a dance or just in time for their yearbook picture, we also offer composite bonding and many methods of professional teeth whitening.

Providing Many Ways to Whiten Your Smile

Professional teeth whitening works by eliminating surface stains that linger on tooth enamel. This popular cosmetic treatment doesn’t change the color of your teeth but restores them to their natural, fresh shade hiding underneath the discoloration.

For your added convenience, we provide in-office and take-home whitening systems with Opalescence, DayWhite, and Phillips Zoom!

During your initial consultation, we’ll match your smile to a color chart and offer professional insight into which shade you can expect to achieve with your customized whitening plan.

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In-Office Solutions

In-office or chairside teeth whitening offers effortless, relaxing, and comfortable techniques for lightening your smile by many shades. This method can require as little as one office visit to achieve a whiter, brighter smile just in time for an important interview, wedding, or other social events.

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Take-Home Options

For busy parents, young adults, and teens whose schedules make it challenging to undergo whitening at our office, take-home treatments are especially beneficial. While an office visit is required to obtain images of your smile and craft your whitening trays, once we provide you with your kit, you have total control of when and where you wish to enhance your smile.

How Do Teeth Become Stained?

Even with diligent oral hygiene routines, tooth discoloration is often inevitable since teeth are in constant use.

Dark foods and beverages such as red wine, soda, tea, dark berries, and tomato sauce contain deep color pigments that easily stain tooth enamel. Because these color molecules are larger, they attach to the surfaces of your teeth, penetrating past your enamel and causing discoloration.

While these types of stains can be removed by professional teeth whitening, discoloration caused by certain medications, injuries, or genetic factors are better addressed with veneers, crowns, or bonding.

Filling, Crown, Bridge, and Veneer Solutions for Transforming Your Smile

Fillings, veneers, and crowns are often used to address many types of dental concerns while improving appeal. Our dentist will analyze your smile along with your goals to determine to best cosmetic treatment for you depending on your specific needs.

Consider these important aspects each solution has to offer.

White, Composite Fillings are used to restore a natural appearance to damaged, decayed, or previously filled teeth. To ensure your cosmetic procedure is safe with beautiful, lasting results, we do not carry any amalgam (metal), gold, or silver fillings.

We’ll first choose the shade of composite that best matches your smile. We then apply the composite material directly to your tooth, shaping it to mimic your tooth’s contours, and polishing it for a smooth, aesthetically-pleasing finish.

  • Discreet treatment
  • Procedure completed in a single visit
  • Minimal preparation of tooth needed
  • Treatment is often covered by insurance

Lumineers are “non-prep” veneers made from lifelike porcelain to address dental chips, cracks, mild misalignment, and deep enamel discoloration.

Lumineers are noted for their unparalleled ability to mimic the natural allure and translucency of healthy tooth enamel, allowing us to help you achieve a Hollywood-worthy smile that feels and looks completely natural.

  • Can address many dental and aesthetic issues
  • Restore aesthetics quickly
  • Require little-to-no preparation of natural teeth before application
  • Not typically covered by dental insurance

Zirconia Crowns and Bridges are reliable and highly versatile. Crowns are often used to treat many issues, from extensive damage to providing lasting protection after a root canal therapy, and for single-tooth replacement with dental implants. Our dental bridges utilize two zirconia crowns on each side of the gap to replace one or several missing teeth within a smile.

With Crowns:

  • Highly durable and lasting solution
  • Protects and preserves natural tooth structure
  • Improves the shape, strength, and aesthetics of teeth
  • Usually covered by insurance

With Bridges:

  • Lasting solution for tooth replacement
  • Can also be supported by dental implants
  • Practically indistinguishable from normal teeth
  • Restore strength and function to your bite

Your Perfect Smile Awaits!

In addition to establishing ideal oral health for all patients, Dr. Shay and his team also believe your family deserves to experience radiant, confident smiles that last. If you’re looking for exceptional cosmetic dentistry with an all-inclusive approach, contact Dentistry for Children & Adults today!


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Dentistry for Children & Adults

4000 Market Pl Dr, Monterey Park, California 91755

Phone: (323) 726-2626