Cosmetic Dentistry Specialist

We Care Dental

Chona S. Lardizabal, DDS

General Dentist located in Dublin, CA

A brilliant, beautiful smile can brighten your appearance and even your outlook on life. In Dublin, California, We Care Dental's Dr. Chona S. Lardizabal is dedicated to helping patients discover their best smiles with both partial and full smile makeovers. From simple smile touch-ups to full-blown restorations, We Care Dental is here for you. Call or book online for a consultation today.

Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A

Is a smile makeover right for me?

Dr. Lardizabal offers both partial and complete smile transformations that are customized to suit your aesthetic goals and unique dental needs. A smile makeover merely means having at least one cosmetic dentistry procedure to enhance your smile. It can be a complex mouth reconstruction or a straightforward professional teeth whitening treatment.

What can a cosmetic dentist do to upgrade my smile?

Dr. Lardizabal is committed to creating beautiful smiles. Cosmetic dentistry procedures at We Care Dental include:

  • Teeth whitening with KoR®, Zoom!, or professional-grade kits to take home
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Dental implants with Biohorizons or Nobel Biocare implants
  • Dental bonding with a composite resin that blends in with your natural teeth
  • Orthodontics
  • Laser dentistry
  • Dental crowns

Remember, no two smile makeovers are the same. Your makeover might contain one of these options or a combination of treatments over time. Dr. Lardizabal explains the pros and cons of each and answers questions about whether a particular procedure is right for you.

What will happen during my smile makeover?

Your smile makeover begins with a one-on-one consultation. Dr. Lardizabal learns about your aesthetic goals and explains your cosmetic dentistry options. She will assess the following to guarantee the best outcome:

  • Teeth color, alignment, and size
  • Gum tissue size, shape, and health
  • Skin coloring
  • Face shape
  • Hair color

Then, it will be time to review your options for a smile transformation. Dr. Lardizabal likes to educate patients and works with you to devise a satisfying makeover treatment plan.

For an additional fee, Dr. Lardizabal  can show you what the final result of your smile makeover might look like so you can decide whether or not you want to proceed. Like the outcome? Schedule your smile makeover, and your payment will go toward your procedure.

What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped covers that slip over your natural tooth’s crown (the part of your tooth that shows above your gum line). Dental crowns are made of metal, ceramic, porcelain, or composite materials that lend strength and stability to your natural tooth. Dr. Lardizabal custom-designs your dental crown and cements it in place permanently.

How do dental crowns improve my smile?

Dr. Lardizabal uses dental crowns to restore beauty and strength to teeth that have been chipped, broken, cracked, or stained. Dental crowns protect your tooth after a root canal, and provide stability for a dental bridge. Dr. Lardizabal also custom-designs dental crowns to cap dental implants, so that your implants both look and function like natural teeth.

Is cosmetic dentistry expensive?

Dr. Lardizabal believes in a conservative approach to dentistry and won’t recommend a procedure unless it benefits the health and beauty of your smile. She also believes cosmetic dentistry should be affordable and available to everyone. That’s why We Care Dental accepts the CareCredit payment program to finance your smile makeover. We Care Dental is in the business of beautiful smiles. If there's something you'd like to change about your smile, schedule an appointment online or call today.