Looking for an experienced cosmetic dentist in San Diego? Welcome to the office of Dr. Thanos Kristallis. He is a well-known Prosthodontist in San Diego and has been a leader in cosmetic and prosthodontic dentistry for nearly 30 years, working with many dignitaries and celebrities over that time. When it comes to connecting with the right cosmetic dentist, it is always a good idea to connect with a board-certified specialist to transform your smile correctly and safely.
Dr. Kristallis is a UCLA and UCSD faculty and a board-certified specialist. He will always be there for you during the entire treatment. When searching for the right cosmetic dentist, it is important to understand the services provided as well as the advanced technology and education of the cosmetic dentist. A cosmetic dentist is a dentist that focuses on the entirety of the patients oral and facial needs and on improving the appearance and smile of his patients.
Typically, a general dentist who decides to become a cosmetic dentist limits the practice of treating cosmetic dental problems, unlike a specialist in Orthodontics or Prosthodontics who has at least three years of postgraduate studies. Prosthodontics is one of only eight recognized specialties in the field of dentistry. The primary focus of our local cosmetic dentists is to enhance the facial appearance and the smile of our patients through varying dental treatment modalities. Porcelain veneers and cosmetic bonding are often used as conservative ways to manage a patient’s smile. Porcelain crowns may also be recommended when there is significant damage to the teeth and a need to be restored to an improved form, shape or color.
90210 Cosmetic Dentistry
Dental implants can be a major contributor when it comes to treating missing teeth. It is one of the more popular procedures to replace missing teeth and enhance your smile. Dental implants are titanium or metal free ceramic zirconia posts that are surgically placed in the jaw bone under the gums in order to replace the missing roots. The dentist can then attach replacement teeth on to these. Since implants are fused to your jaw bone, they provide a stable and long-term support for artificial teeth.
Missing teeth can have a devastating impact on the patient’s function and his or her perception of their appearance. Missing teeth can also lead to loss in terms of bone structure and supporting facial bones, which could lead to loss of facial support. Our expert Prosthodontists will focus on replacing or restoring missing oral structures and therefore be able to reconstruct our patient’s appearance or generally enhance the function and cosmetic outcome.
Understanding how the teeth should look natural and function along with one another and how the jaws should function together in harmony are primary areas of focus for a prosthodontist and cosmetic dentist. Many missing teeth can be replaced with bridges or dental implants. Our team of Prosthodontists have at least two years of postdoctoral surgical training in implant dentistry, allowing us to understand the complexities of every implant that a patient may seek and while using the latest imaging, virtual surgical dental planning and surgical technologies. Our board-certified specialists and our local cosmetic dentists can replace missing teeth, straighten misaligned or crooked teeth, restore damaged teeth, whiten teeth, lengthen smaller teeth and correct many other dental problems.
Board-certified Prosthodontist and Cosmetic Dentist
Have you ever wondered what is the difference between a general dentist with no specialty compared to a board-certified specialist? Do you know how many more years of extensive training board-certified specialist have to go through? Prosthodontics is a dental specialty official recognized with the American Dental Association, pertaining to the treatment planning, diagnosis, maintenance and rehabilitation of patients who have clinical conditions associated with deficient teeth, missing teeth or oral and maxillofacial. A Prosthodontist refers to a dentist who has gone through dental school as well as three years of additional advanced training and education in an accredited Prosthodontic graduate program. Prosthodontists are widely considered the recognized experts when it comes to anything that must be replaced in your mouth, including gums and teeth.
While many other dentists can do some of these individual treatments, Prosthodontists are the only specialists dedicated to this type of care. When you are treated by one of our board-certified specialists you will be exposed to their advanced proficiency, procedural updated efficiency, training and education, and the latest digital technology. State of the art techniques are used by our experienced cosmetic dentists in our office, making this a top choice for a wonderful experience from beginning to end of your dental treatment experience.
Cosmetic Dentist Financing
Depending on the type of cosmetic procedure, a portion or the entire amount of your cosmetic dentistry procedures may be covered by a third-party financing company in our dental office in San Diego, CA. You have to apply to these third-party dental financing companies and based on your credit history, you may get approved for a certain limit. A portion or the entire amount of that credit limit can be used towards your scheduled cosmetic procedures when you get them done. Porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns, single or multiple implants and full mouth reconstructive procedures are some of the treatments that these dental financing companies will cover.