Cosmetic Dentist Costa Mesa CA

Cosmetic Dentistry

Vanek Dentistry offers cosmetic dentistry services for patients throughout the Costa Mesa area. As an experienced cosmetic dentist, we make it possible for our patients to have the beautiful smile they have always wanted using a variety of modern dental techniques. Vanek Dentistry is committed to high-quality patient care and works to ensure that patients are comfortable during their procedures and delighted with the results. This makes us the provider of choice for patients throughout California.

Vanek Dentistry takes the time to get to know each patient and the goals that they have for their smile. This often involves correcting a problem with how a particular tooth, or teeth, appear. Thanks to modern dental techniques, we can help patients throughout Costa Mesa CA to accomplish these goals in a way that is painless while producing dramatic results. Gone are the days where people have to live with a smile that they don’t like or are embarrassed to show off. Even people with severe stains, crooked, damaged teeth, and gaps can experience the stunning transformations available when working with Vanek Dentistry.

We work with adults of all ages and commonly hear that older patients feel like it is too late to improve their smile. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Seniors throughout the 92626 area frequently use our services and are delighted to find that there are many ways to restore their damaged teeth and replace missing ones. While, in years past, there may have been very few options available for replacing missing teeth, cosmetic dentistry has opened the door to solutions that are permanent, durable, and natural looking. To find out what procedures will work best for you, call 714-545-7157 and schedule a consultation.

The Truth About Cosmetic Dentistry

Some people hear the word cosmetic and assume that Vanek Dentistry only treats people that are looking to create a Hollywood smile. While Vanek Dentistry is a talented cosmetic dentist, this field of dentistry involves much more than creating a stunning appearance. It is true that most Hollywood stars have used cosmetic dentistry to improve their smile, but these procedures accomplish far more than that.

Beyond basic cosmetic procedures aimed at changing a persons’ appearance, cosmetic dentistry can restore the functionality of teeth and the self-confidence of our patients. People throughout California visit Vanek Dentistry after they have been in an accident and have damaged their tooth. The American Dental Association reports that the majority of adults that damage their teeth do so while playing sports, meaning that anyone can have a tooth break or chip at any time – regardless of how careful they are. Car wrecks, slip and fall accidents, and workplace injuries are additional ways that teeth can become damaged and when they do, it is important to visit a dentist that understands how to restore teeth in a natural way.

Vanek Dentistry has a reputation for completing restorations in a way that makes teeth appear so natural, no one can tell there was ever anything wrong with them. This is the sign of a talented cosmetic dentist. When no one knows that you were there – you did an excellent job. Vanek Dentistry and the staff at Vanek Dentistry have earned this reputation for excellence, leading people throughout Costa Mesa CA to schedule appointments after damaging their teeth. This can be a lifesaver for people that want to live an active lifestyle and maintain the appearance they had prior to the accident. We do, however, recommend that if you damaged your tooth, you call 714-545-7157 to schedule an appointment right away. The faster you can come into our dental office, the more options you will have for restoring the damaged tooth. This is especially true if you had a tooth fall out and are trying to save it.

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Preventative Care

Cosmetic dentistry has also improved preventative care and how people are treated overall. In the past, old fashioned metal tools were used for everything. Now, as a cosmetic dentists, we look for ways to improve the patient experience and leverage technology in order to do so. Some new techniques involve using a laser while dentists keep patients comfortable and relaxed through sedation. Vanek Dentistry treats patients in the 92626 area and does so with compassion and care. By identifying ways to improve the experience of every patient, Vanek Dentistry and the staff at Vanek Dentistry continue to make visiting the dentist easier and more enjoyable. From painless teeth cleanings to performing major dental work in comfort, we make our patients our top priority.

As an experienced dentist, Vanek Dentistry understands that when patients have healthy teeth, their teeth will be less likely to become damaged or to fall out. With over seventy percent of U.S. adults experiencing some form of tooth loss, preventative care is that much more important. We recommend that patients throughout California schedule an appointment with our local Costa Mesa office to have their teeth cleaned at least twice a year. During these regular appointments, we can remove surface stains, bacteria, and plaque that like to hide in hard to reach places. We can also look for signs of gum disease and cavities so that if any are present, they can be treated right away. Keeping teeth healthy is important because healthy teeth are strong teeth, and strong teeth are at less of a risk for falling out.

While cosmetic dentistry is typically viewed as a way to create a beautiful and perfect smile, taking the time to focus on preventative care is something that we are passionate about. The entire staff at Vanek Dentistry takes the time to educate patients about what they can do at home to stay in good oral health and as a result, we are able to reduce the risk of cavities and gum disease in patients throughout the 92626 area. Sometimes, taking these few extra minutes can make a positive impact on our patients’ oral health, and that is something that excites us.

If you are looking for a cosmetic dentist in Costa Mesa CA, schedule an appointment to visit Vanek Dentistry. You will be delighted with the level of patient care that you receive along with the stunning results. You can schedule an appointment by calling Vanek Dentistry at 714-545-7157.

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QUESTION – What is the teeth whitening process?

ANSWER – Teeth Whitening is actually a bleaching process that lightens discolorations of tooth enamel. Dental bleaching systems use an effective whitening solution retained in a custom-fitted mouthpiece that is worn over your teeth for 1-4 hours per day, or even overnight. Many people notice an immediate whitening of their teeth in just a few hours of bleaching time, but it usually takes between 20 – 40 hours of cumulative bleaching time to complete the whitening process (this is true for all at-home dental bleaching systems, no matter who the manufacturer is). You can break your hours into just a few days (for people who are in a hurry) or a few months (for people who are not). Professional strength whitening gel formulated with 10% carbamide peroxide is the most widely used and most desirable active ingredient in effective dental bleaches.

QUESTION – How do Teeth Whitening Systems remove stains?

ANSWER – Teeth Whitening Systems will remove most stains with a gentle action that whitens your teeth. As the active ingredient in the gel (carbamide peroxide), is broken down, oxygen acts upon the stained organic deposits, which oxidizes them into a white color. This process makes the overall tooth color closer to its natural unstained color. Your tooth structure remains unchanged. Years of clinical tests have demonstrated the safety and effectiveness of this system. Over 95% of people treated achieve some level of tooth whitening. Crowns, bridges, bondings, and fillings do not lighten with dental bleaching systems.

QUESTION – What is the treatment procedure?

ANSWER – An impression of your teeth will be made by a dental professional. You will then apply one of various types of whitening gel inside the mouthpiece and place the mouthpiece over your teeth. You may wear the mouthpieces from 30 minutes to 4 hours per day. Most people see quick results after only a few hours of bleaching time.

QUESTION – Is the whitening process permanent?

ANSWER – For most people, the treatment will last for many years. Your teeth have become stained in the first place from consuming certain foods and beverages. Upon the completion of your initial bleaching process, your teeth are restored to their natural white color. Exposure to foods, drinks (especially coffee, colas and red wines), smoking and other consumables will gradually darken teeth again over time. You may want to periodically bleach your teeth. After an initial treatment, most people do touchups about once every 6-12 months.

QUESTION – How important are moldable mouthpieces?

ANSWER – Very Important. Having a moldable mouthpiece is essential to assure proper bleaching results. Non-moldable mouthpieces or “Strips” may cause inconsistent bleaching or spotting on the teeth and they are uncomfortable to wear.

QUESTION – I already have a set of mouthpieces. Can I buy just the whitening gel?

ANSWER – Yes, most dental professionals carry “update kits” of 10% Carbamide Peroxide whitening gel separately. This refill gel is the same strength that is sold in complete kits. It can be used with any dental tray in the same way as your previous whitening gel.

QUESTION – What causes tooth discoloration?

ANSWER - There are many causes. The most common include consumption of foods, coffee, tea, wine, sodas and smoking. In other words, our teeth naturally get more and more stained as time goes on and we continue to live our lives.

QUESTION – Who may benefit from tooth whitening?

ANSWER – Almost everyone. However, there are some cases where treatment may not be effective. Tooth lightening is ideal for patients who have healthy, unrestored teeth and would like a whiter, brighter smile. NOTE: Tetracycline discolorations can be unpredictable and are usually not greatly responsive to dental bleaching, although the clinical photos at left are of a tetracycline stained patient treated by Dr. Vanek.


  • Porcelain Veneers

    As a cosmetic dentist, we offer a variety of services including dental veneers that can be used in a variety of dental procedures to make smiles beautiful. Veneers turn an imperfect smile into something stunning. They are made from resin composite or porcelain and made at a dental lab, or in our office.

    Patients can use veneers to cover all, or a portion, of their teeth. If the veneer is only covering one or a couple of teeth, the color will be matched to the patients existing tooth color after a thorough teeth cleaning.

    At Vanek Dentistry we recommend veneers for patients looking to:

    • Brighten their smile by covering intense discoloration.
    • Repair chips or cracks in their teeth.
    • Create a uniform smile.
    • Fill spaces in between teeth.

    We meet with each patient considering veneers to discuss the viability of installing them, the patient’s overall oral health, and the steps taken during the procedure. The mold will then be made of the patient’s mouth and the colors selected. The technicians at Vanek Dentistry will create custom veneers with the perfect fit to brighten and enhance our patient’s smiles.

  • Orthodontics and Invisalign Clear Braces

    Dr. Vanek believes that patients of all ages should have access to orthodontics. This can be important for improving a patient’s quality of life and eliminating the pain that is associated with a misaligned jaw. Additionally, Invisalign provides an easy way for patients to straighten their teeth without it interfering with a busy work schedule or changing a person’s appearance. To learn more, schedule a consultation.

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