Dr. Rick Lane is a cosmetic dentist in Petaluma, CA. There’s a different mindset with cosmetic dentists. Most dentists go into the field because they like to fix things. And once they get to dental school, they are trained to have an engineering mentality. Cosmetic dentists, like Dr. Lane, love to create things.
As a long-time member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Lane is attuned to the latest techniques and procedures in cosmetic dentistry. He completes 50-60 hours of continuing education per year, more than double state of California requirements.
Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
Porcelain veneers are bonded to the fronts of teeth to re-shape and re-color them, and correct any defects in the smile. They give Dr. Lane complete latitude to create any smile design or degree of whiteness that you want.
With a smile makeover, Dr. Lane has enough confidence in his work that he provides a “beautiful smile guarantee.” After carefully collaborating with you on the shapes and color of the teeth, once they’re tried in, if you don’t truly love what they do for your smile, he’ll send them back to the lab to be re-done if necessary. He will not bond them to your teeth unless you love them.
Dr. Lane uses a take-home teeth whitening procedure that allows you to see professional results from work done in your own home. He uses the Nite White home whitening system for maximum whiteness. This is the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatment because it is an easy and inexpensive way to brighten your smile.
Composite material can be bonded to your tooth to fix a broken tooth, to fill in chips or other defects, or to eliminate a gap between the front teeth. These procedures require free-hand artistry, which is why many dentists don’t enjoy doing them. But done with an artistic touch, they can create the illusion that the tooth was never damaged. With a wide selection of colors, consistencies, and surface characteristics, dental bonding can be made to look exactly like natural tooth structure.
White Fillings and Metal-Free Dentistry
There is no need any more for unnatural-looking metal fillings or metal-containing crowns and bridges in your mouth. Because of advances in bonding materials and technologies, Dr. Lane can provide you with this option using new high-strength ceramics that are not only natural-looking and appealing, but are also helpful if you have any metal sensitivities.
To see photographs of his cosmetic work, visit Dr. Lane’s Smile Gallery. To learn more about your cosmetic dentistry options, click through the cosmetic dentistry menu. And, to further learn how Dr. Lane can help you achieve your dream smile, call our office or fill out the request an appointment page.