Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
Encinitas, Carlsbad, and San Diego
Dr. Walsh-Cole and her team provide a full spectrum of dental procedures in their office, including cosmetic dentistry, neuromuscular dentistry and family dentistry. You can feel confident that you will receive comprehensive and quality dentistry. When necessary, Dr. Walsh-Cole will refer you to one of her trusted colleagues for endodontic treatment, surgical extractions, or implant placement.
A smile makeover is an ideal combination of cosmetic procedures designed to create a perfect smile for the individual. Depending upon your desired results, our team will help to choose the procedures that are best for you.
Teeth whitening is often the first part of a smile makeover, or it may be the only procedure needed to enhance your smile. Porcelain veneers can dramatically change a person’s smile in as few as two treatment appointments. Tooth-colored fillings can replace old, discolored silver-mercury fillings to create a natural-looking appearance.
Cosmetic smile enhancement can be achieved also with restorative procedures, such as porcelain crowns, inlays or onlays. These restorations will closely match your natural teeth. Implant dentistry may also be needed to replace a missing tooth or teeth with one or more implants placed in the bone.
Dr. Walsh-Cole is a graduate of the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. This training has included comprehensive courses in both cosmetics and neuromuscular dentistry. If you have problems with chronic headaches, neck or shoulder pain or facial pain, you may have a condition known as Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD).
Specialized equipment is used to help diagnose and treat TMD, and Dr. Walsh-Cole has invested in this technology. TMD is a painful condition involving the muscles and joints. Many people who suffer from chronic pain visit many health care providers before they are diagnosed with it. Pain medication may give temporary relief from the pain, but until the correct diagnosis is made, the problem will not resolve. Please see Symptoms of Neuromuscular Dental Problems for more information.
An attractive smile should also be a healthy smile. Dr. Walsh-Cole and her highly skilled team are well-trained to help you achieve optimal oral health. You can read more on Best Practices for a Healthy Smile. Regular dental examinations will help you to detect common dental problems early and prevent future more invasive treatments.
Snoring is a problem that not only disturbs other family members but also can threaten the snorer’s general health and well being. Please see our page on Snoring Treatment for more information.
Common Cosmetic Dental Problems also provides more information on procedures offered in our dental practice. Please call or email our dental office to schedule a complimentary cosmetic consultation. We serve the areas of Encinitas and Coastal North County San Diego.