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Cosmetic Dentistry

The Melrose Dentist

Cosmetic & Implant Dentists located in Melrose Hill, Los Angeles, CA

If your teeth are stained, missing, or misaligned, cosmetic dentistry can transform your smile and improve your oral health. At The Melrose Dentist in the East Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, Leora Sheily, DDS, offers various cosmetic dentistry services, including teeth whitening, dental implants, and orthodontic treatment with Invisalign®. To schedule an appointment, call to speak with a member of the administrative team, or book online today.

Cosmetic Dentistry Q&A

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What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry uses restorative procedures, bleaching treatments, and oral prosthetics to improve the physical appearance of your smile. By repairing or replacing damaged or missing teeth, it’s possible to restore your biting and chewing abilities while lowering the risk of potentially serious health problems.

What are some common cosmetic dentistry procedures?

The Melrose Dentist offers a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures, including:

Dental implants

Dental implants are titanium posts your dentist places into your jaw during an outpatient procedure. They fuse with your bone through a process called osseointegration and provide a supportive foundation for crowns, fixed bridges, or implant-retained dentures that replace missing teeth. 

Dental implants mimic the appearance and function of your permanent teeth. With daily brushing and flossing, as well as regular checkups, they often last a lifetime.



If your teeth are crooked and overlapping or you have a misaligned jaw, The Melrose Dentist might recommend orthodontic treatment with Invisalign. Invisalign uses clear, custom mouthpieces to gradually straighten your teeth. Because the aligners are removable, you can continue to eat your favorite snacks, including the occasional candy or popcorn.  

Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening uses medical-grade bleaching solutions to remove stains and discoloration from your tooth enamel. The Melrose Dentist offers several types of teeth whitening, including in-office chairside whitening and take-home teeth whitening trays. Teeth whitening isn’t permanent, but with good oral hygiene, results typically last six months or longer.


Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that your dentist bonds to your teeth. They help cover visible imperfections like small gaps, chips, or unusually shaped teeth. The number of veneers you need depends on your dental health history and goals for treatment, but most people get six or eight.

Cosmetic bonding

Cosmetic bonding uses a tooth-colored resin material to repair chips, cracks, or other types of tooth damage. Your dentist applies the bonding material to your affected tooth one layer at a time. They then cure it with a special light. Cosmetic bonding mimics the appearance of your natural tooth enamel, ensuring no one knows you’ve had any work done.

Gum contouring

If you have a “gummy” smile, The Melrose Dentist might recommend gum contouring. This type of treatment involves your dentist using special tools to carefully remove excess gum tissue. Ultimately, gum contouring reveals more of your teeth, providing your dream smile.

Who can benefit from cosmetic dentistry?

Anyone who feels self-conscious or insecure about the appearance of their teeth or gums can benefit from cosmetic dentistry. Following a comprehensive oral exam, a review of your dental health history, and a discussion of the things you do and don’t like about your smile, The Melrose Dentist can make recommendations that align with your budget and needs.

To learn more about cosmetic dentistry, request a consultation at The Melrose Dentist. Call to speak with a member of the administrative staff or book online today.