Improve Your Smile Cosmetic dentistry is an art and a science

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Conservative smile upgrade. Sometimes all it takes is two #porcelainveneers to make a #smile pop like it should. A nice balance of translucency, color and texture always helps.

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Improved color & contour by replacing the broken down, discolored filling and adding to the adjacent tooth as well to correct the midline. Next we will correct the gingival levels then restore the adjacent laterals as well. #onestepatatime

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Smile Rejuvenation – she wanted her teeth and smile to be whiter and brighter to match her radiant personality. We used a combination of veneers and crowns to improve the color and shape of her teeth as well as correcting her cant and occlusion/bite. #smilesfordays

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The unfortunate aftermath of his face meeting the road and ruining his 30 year streak of cycling without incident. A light wire splint was used to help stabilize the displaced teeth. The front tooth was then repaired with composite. Several layers and different colors and stain made for an interesting challenge in terms of shade matching. To be honest, I think a final whitewash over the enamel layer would have helped dial it in further but he was happy. #alwayslearning #alwaysimproving #alwayswearahelmet

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Two veneers and some whitening to improve a beautiful smile. She wanted the results to be subtle and natural. She did not want to touch the front two teeth or anything else. A good example of how a beautiful smile is often "perfectly imperfect."

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The evolution of a new smile! Precise planning leads to beautiful results. We create a #digitalsmiledesign based on our initial records and conversations with our patient. The lab then fabricates amazing #porcelainveneers that are then tried in and bonded into place. It was a challenging case to correct the proportions and increase how much of the front teeth show when she smiles without moving everything orthodontically (which she considered but declined). Biology, function and esthetics combine for a beautiful new smile. #estheticdentistry #aestheticdentistry #restorativedentistry #dentistry #beforeandafter #veneers

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#porcelainveneers done after #invisalign to rejuvenate a worn smile in a way that is functional, natural looking and beautiful #estheticdentistry #dentistry #restorativedentistry #veneers

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Fun case of #porcelainveneers that we completed recently. Texture, translucency and characterization help to create a more natural look. #smile #restorativedentistry #dentistry #estheticdentistry #slo #sanluisobispo

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Ready to go! I'm excited to see these #porcelainveneers in place! We are using these veneers to correct discoloration, wear and a cant that created an uneven smile. Final pics soon! #veneers #restorativedentistry #estheticdentistry #dentistry

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Your smile is one of your most important features.  It is one of the first things that someone else notices and can play an important role in self-image and self-esteem.  Dentistry is continually evolving to provide more advanced treatment options for achieving a healthy, beautiful bright smile.

Smile Design: Combining Art & Science

Creating a new smile that is uniquely your own and still exudes natural beauty while functioning properly and comfortably involves a thorough and systematic process. Case planning for smile design is critical to success. We like to be conservative in our planning and treatment so as to conserve as much strong, natural tooth structure as possible. Only after a thorough analysis, a functional and esthetic plan is created. If you have questions, concerns or desires about your smile, please let us know!

If you are considering cosmetic dental treatment, try asking yourself a few simple questions:

  • Do you hesitate when you smile?

  • Are you unhappy with the color of your smile?

  • Do you want to look your best in social or professional situations?

  • Are you ready to improve any dental imperfections you may have?

  • Do you want to feel more confident when you smile?


Dan Copp, DDS, Ron Barbieri, DDS & Mike Roberts, DDS

Dentists in San Luis Obispo, California

General Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry & Family Dentistry

1131 Pacific Street

San Luis Obispo CA 93401

Tel. 805.543-5321

Fax 805.543.0753