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Cosmetic Dentistry

Discover Cosmetic Dentistry with Antonio B. Zarate, DDS in Fairfield, CA

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There are many reasons why you may need cosmetic dental care. Age, trauma, genetics, and a poor diet can all make you hesitant to share your smile. Since 1980, Dr. Zarate has been providing comprehensive cosmetic dental procedures with genuine care and compassion to help solve a wide range of aesthetic concerns.

With services available in both English and Spanish, same-day appointments for emergencies, and a dedicated specialist for advanced procedures, you’ll find everything you need in one location. To find out which cosmetic treatments are right for you, contact us today to schedule a consultation! We are conveniently located one block past the Solano Mall on Travis Boulevard just east of Highway 80.

 

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What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry addresses the appearance of teeth and uses specific dental procedures to enhance how your smile looks. We have a variety of cosmetic dental treatments available, including:

Not only does cosmetic dentistry improve the way your smile looks, but some procedures also provide restorative benefits as well. Treatments such as composite fillings or crowns and bridges focus on eliminating tooth decay while also making your smile look more attractive in the process.


We Are an Amalgam-Free Practice

While amalgam is widely used in dentistry to repair the structure and functionality of decayed teeth, this material includes potentially toxic mercury fume emissions and a less natural appearance. Many people are concerned with the risks of amalgam fillings, and some individuals with metal allergies need alternative materials for their cosmetic dental solutions.

Composite fillings can beautifully imitate the appearance of natural teeth, and they are durable and resistant to staining. When properly cared for, composite fillings can last twenty years and provide reliable functionality. Because of their aesthetic, functional, and health benefits, we use metal-free materials for all our cosmetic treatments, including fillings, bonding, crowns, veneers, and bridges.


Brighten Your Smile with Professional Whitening in Fairfield

Discolored and stained teeth can negatively impact your self-confidence. Our team offers professional teeth whitening that can restore your teeth to dazzling brilliance. Opalescence Teeth Whitening is a professional whitening system that is provided to you in our office but used at home.

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Some of the benefits you’ll enjoy with this whitening method include:

  • Custom trays made especially for you
  • Whitening is done at your convenience
  • No heat lamp required
  • Long-lasting results

If you need refills on the whitening gel, our office can provide them to you. Regardless of the reason your teeth aren’t as white as you’d like them to be, we can help. Opalescence take-home whitening is an effective and convenient way to achieve a beautiful smile.


More Ways to Improve the Look and Feel of Your Smile

Modern cosmetic dental care has made correcting dental problems and improving the appearance of your smile more accessible than ever. If you have mild to moderate alignment issues, chips, cracks, or deep discoloration, there are conservative treatment options that can be completed in a few office visits.

Composite Dental Bonding: Resin dental bonding works similarly to veneers, however instead of placing porcelain on top of your teeth, any enamel that has been buffed down is built back up with composite that artistically applied. This method works well for smaller imperfections, such as one or two problem areas. Discuss your concerns with Dr. Zarate to find out which option is best for your smile.


Porcelain Veneers: Getting veneers requires some tooth preparation so that customized porcelain shells can be placed over them. Veneers can straighten and even out your smile, correcting unwanted gaps and making teeth that are crowded over one another more symmetrical. The result is a straight and well-aligned smile.


Porcelain Crowns: A crown is a cap that fits over a damaged tooth to protect it from further damage and restore its appearance. A crown can be used to repair one tooth, be a part of a fixed bridge, finish root canal therapy, or complete dental implants.


The Cosmetic Benefits of Dental Implants

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Everyone deserves a smile that looks and feels its best, but those with missing teeth may think this is not possible. Dental implants provide a comprehensive solution to improve healthy function and restore the way your smile looks. At Antonio B. Zarate, DDS, we believe a beautiful smile can renew your confidence and improve your oral health.

A lost tooth or teeth not only impacts dental aesthetics and function, but it also affects the health of your jaw. The longer you wait, the more vulnerable you are to changes in your facial features. Teeth that are fully intact stimulate the jawbone to help maintain facial shape. When teeth are missing, the bone begins to go through a process known as resorption. This bone loss can create a shrunken appearance or make you look older than you are.

Implant-supported restorations are a comprehensive solution to missing teeth because they replace a tooth from root to crown. An implant post is placed directly into the jaw, and they fuse to provide stable support for crowns, bridges, or even partial and full dentures. The implant post helps maintain jawbone volume and renew dental function for a full, healthy-looking smile.


Saving Your Smile With Root Canal Therapy

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Root canal therapy has an unfortunate reputation and are often seen as complex and uncomfortable procedures. Treating damaged root canals can eliminate infection, relieve pain, and help you maintain a proper bite. During the treatment process, the inside of your tooth is thoroughly cleaned, and a crown is placed on top of the treated tooth. Root canal treatment removes the source of the infection and add strength to your natural dental structure. While an infection may damage the material inside your tooth, called the pulp, outer dental enamel can still be preserved. Keeping a natural tooth in place is beneficial for overall dental function and is well worth the effort.


Can’t My Tooth Just be Removed?

Extraction is always an option. Depending on the severity of the infection, it may even be the best course of action. However, removing a damaged tooth unnecessarily can create additional costs and undermine long-term oral health. Once a tooth has been pulled, you will need to decide which treatment to use to restore your smile. At Antonio B. Zarate, DDS, we  provide preventive and restorative care to help prevent the need for an extraction. No matter what state your current oral health is in, we will provide the information and treatment options you need to make the best informed decision.


Get The Dental Care You Need in Fairfield

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At Antonio B. Zarate, DDS, you will receive personalized care and attention, ensuring your comfort during every procedure. We are committed to protecting your oral health and recommending only the treatments that best fulfill your needs. Our years of experience ensure we can give you the right treatment plan to promote long-term oral health and renewed aesthetics for the whole family.

Call our friendly team in Fairfield and see how we can help you get the smile you’ve always wanted!

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