Enhancing Smiles in San Francisco and the Bay Area
Look Good, Feel Great!
What do you think of when you see someone with a beautiful smile? Is it confidence, or maybe youth? Independent studies have shown that people with brighter, whiter, straighter smiles are not only perceived as more self-assured; they are seen as happier, more intelligent, and even wealthier. If you want a smile that says all the right things about you and opens doors in your personal and professional life, it’s time to talk to Dr. Benjamin about cosmetic dentistry.
At Marina Tooth Fairy, we blend the art and science of dentistry for gorgeous, healthy smiles. Dr. Benjamin continues to advance her education in special training in esthetics to provide you with natural-looking enhancements. Using only the finest products and materials, we provide cosmetic dentistry that’s not only attractive; it’s designed for longevity, too.
Our cosmetic dentistry procedures include:
- Teeth Whitening
- Porcelain Veneers
- Invisalign® Clear Braces
- Smile Makeovers
- Cosmetic Recontouring
- Porcelain Onlays/Inlays
- Gum Recontouring/Gum Lift
- Tooth-Colored Fillings
- Cosmetic Bonding
An inlay is similar to a filling and lies inside the cusp tips of the tooth. They are custom-made to fit the prepared cavity and are then cemented into place. An on-lay is a more extensive reconstruction that covers one or more cusps of a tooth. On-lays are indicated in situations where a substantial reconstruction is required. However, more of the tooth structure can be conserved compared to the placement of a crown.
To repair damage to the tooth’s biting surface, rather than using a simple filling or a crown, Dr. Benjamin will often use an inlay or an on-lay. Inlays and on-lays can be made from porcelain, gold or composite resin, although porcelain is now becoming the material of choice because of its strength and potential to match the natural color of your tooth.
- DENTURE (COMPLETE/PARTIAL)
Dentures, whether full or partial, are a removable solution for replacement of multiple or completely missing teeth. This type of treatment is a choice when there is not sufficient or available support for a fixed bridge. We pride ourselves in creating beautiful new smiles for many who would not expect to smile like themselves again.
- LASER DENTISTRY
Treat or Prevent Periodontal Disease!
Dr. Benjamin may recommend using the laser to remove debris, infected gums and bacteria between your teeth and gums that can cause periodontal disease, bleeding gums, gum recession and even loss of teeth. The laser is highly effective at killing bacteria and may even stimulate gum tissue growth.
Improve a Gummy Smile
We can reshape your gums to improve the appearance of your smile by removing excess gum tissue (free gingiva) that gives you a “Gummy Smile” or makes your teeth appear irregular in size or shape.
Remove Oral Growths!
We can remove growths or excess tissue in your mouth such as gum tissue over an unerupted or partially erupted wisdom tooth, fibromas, amalgam tattoo and others.
- SAME DAY CROWNS
SAME DAY CROWNS
Using CEREC we are able to place your permanent, all ceramic restorations immediately—no temporary solutions! It is not only an effective and efficient system; it’s entertaining, too, as you can share our unique 3-dimensional view of your tooth on a screen that allows us to watch the whole 3D design process as it happens. It’s the world’s only system of this type, and we are proud that we have this proven technology in our office now, ready to create perfect, immediate restorations for our patients. Come in and see our CEREC technology today, and ask how it can make your ceramic restoration easy, effective and attractive!