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Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry in Palm Desert Ca, Bittner Dental Clinic

Combining Art & Science to Create Beautiful Smiles

Having a healthy and attractive smile is important for physical and emotional wellness. If your smile is not all you would like it to be, Dr. Bittner can help.

Dr. Bittner and her highly trained team of dental care experts offer an array of cosmetic and restorative dentistry treatment options to correct painful dental problems, restore oral function and enhance smile appearance.black-and-white-teeth

To ensure beautiful outcomes, Dr. Bittner blends the techniques and technologies of today with a classic commitment to service, care and well-being.

Whether you are interested in a simple smile upgrade with teeth whitening, or are looking for more advanced services like tooth replacement with dental implants, or shape, color and size restoration with porcelain veneers,  Dr. Bittner has the knowledge and expertise to create a customized treatment to meet your needs. Even for everyday dental issues, Dr. Bittner can offer patients attractive options, including tooth-colored crowns, inlays / onlays, and fillings, and they often use complimentary composite materials to fill in chips and small spaces between teeth.

To provide smile makeover patients with aesthetically pleasing results, Dr. Bittner blends art and science to perform cosmetic dentistry treatments that include:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Dental implants
  • Teeth reshaping
  • Ceramic crowns
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Bonding
  • Gum contouring

Dr. Bittner can resolve the following issues for each of her patients……

  • Whiten dark teeth
  • Straighten crooked teeth
  • Modify unattractive smiles
  • Fix chips
  • Close spaces and gaps between teeth
  • Correct bites for ideal function and appearance
  • Replace missing teeth

As a nationally recognized cosmetic dentist in Palm Desert, Dr Bittner will use use her  20+ years of experience to help each patient achieve optimum oral health, function and appearance. Patients often return to the practice remarking about the dramatic difference their work has made to the patients overall health, self-confidence and happiness.

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The Bittner Dental Clinic smile makeover process begins with a free consultation. During this visit, you sit down with the Dr. for a one-on-one discussion about your needs for oral health, your desire for improved oral function and your vision of the perfect smile. Dr. Bittner encourages you to bring pictures of smiles you think are attractive; many patients bring images of celebrities and family members with great teeth to help tell their stories to the doctor.

If you are considering smile enhancement, or just want to learn more about your options, we would like to hear from you. Please call Fran or Monica at our patient care line at (760) 346 8901 or email your request to arrange for a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Bittner

Art and Your Smile | Bittner Dental Clinic

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About Artistic Dentistry

Dentistry with a genuine artistic replication of nature

Bitter Dental Clinic Dr. Bittner is one of the leading cosmetic dentists in the country. In addition to running a full-time private practice that specializes in comprehensive esthetic restorative dentistry, Dr. Bittner is also a nationally-recognized speaker and dental educator. In this series, she discusses a few of the most common issues she gets asked by patients at his practice.

What Is Involved in an Artistic Smile Design?

An artistic smile design involves much more than just whitening someone’s teeth and putting on braces.  When a patient decides to have their smile redone, we invite them to share their dreams, desires and expectations with us.  It is always best for us to first fully develop and understand your goals.

To do this, a full assessment of the existing circumstances is completed.  This includes documenting with photography the facial asymmetries, lip drape and movement patterns, how the teeth are displayed with normal speech and with all smiles in all directions.  The facial mask is called the “picture frame for the smile”.  Many clients are not aware that not only can the teeth and gums be altered, but also that picture frame.

Once the documentation process is complete, we work hard to fully disclose the circumstances in a way that you can understand with a gentle personal touch.  If you understand your options, you can make better decisions.  A collaborative process begins where the options are explored on how to move the existing to the desired outcome.  Each client varies in their schedule, temperament, motivation, level of hygiene, planned financial investment, and their willingness to hold out for the ideal.  We try to help our patients to decide what is best for them.  We prefer to offer a gentle touch with final treatment decisions.

What Role Does Translucency Play in the Look of a Veneer?

Natural teeth are very translucent, which is why top-rated dentists make it their goal to create porcelain veneers that maintain as much of that translucent look as possible.  There are many porcelain choices that serve well for different treatment agendas.  Most of the porcelain choice decisions are made soley by the dentist. The dentist also picks the laboratory technician to create the restorations.  Most patients have no idea of how variable the cost is of the restorations that are created for them.  As with every profession, there is a bell shaped curve of talent and outcome quality.  The higher end dentists are using the finest laboratories using the most life-like porcelain in the most artistic ways.

What Type of Pre-Planning is Necessary to Ensure a Good Dental Implant Restoration?

Before putting a dental implant in, a dentist needs to do a fair amount of preparation to ensure that she knows exactly where that implant will be going and which type of implant she needs to use.