….because Cunning Dental did what they did sooo well, I can now do what I do … that is to smile, talk and photograph with with the utmost confidence! Thank you to the staff of Cunning Dental for your precision and excellence and care!
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About Cunning Dental
Where the journey towards a beautiful smile begins
Ronald Cunning D.D.S. is a top dentist in Montclair, CA and the founder of Cunning Dental — a leading dental practice in Southern California. As a renowned member of the American Dental Association with over 50 years of professional experience in cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Cunning is an authority in his field. In the Golden State, he is one of the few dentists licensed to practice IV sedation or “sleep dentistry.”
Today, Cunning Dental Group has three offices: main dental office in Montclair, one in Irvine and another in San Diego where beautiful, unforgettable smiles are brought to life. Our highly experienced team and dental specialists have one collaborative goal: to deliver top-notch quality dental services, including the best smile makeover California has to offer.
What is a Smile Makeover?
A smile makeover combines cosmetic dentistry procedures to simultaneously address multiple structural and cosmetic dental imperfections. Tooth discoloration, misalignment, and fractures are some common concurrent imperfections that can make your smile appear prematurely aged or unhealthy. By sharing your unique concerns with our experienced cosmetic dentists during the consultation process, we can customize your smile makeover to meet your specific needs.
When Should You Upgrade Your Smile?
Aside from having many dental imperfections at once, the signs you need a smile makeover are:
You stopped smiling in photos or videos
You avoid social interactions, especially fun ones
You have difficulty chewing or eating solid foods
You are self-conscious about your gummy smile
Your teeth are not as white as you would prefer
Your smile has the opposite effect on you or upsets you
You refuse to show your teeth and gums altogether
What are the Top Smile Makeover Treatments?
Because Cunning Dental has a team of dental specialists which have advanced training in cosmetic dentistry, we can deliver the best treatments to improve the esthetics and functionality of your teeth. There are several options available if you are considering a smile makeover in one of our three locations Montclair, Irvine and San Diego CA. These include, but are not limited to:
Dental implants. If you have one or more missing teeth, a dental implant can restore your smile and improve your overall oral health. As the name implies, this cosmetic procedure involves implanting a screw, similar to a tooth root, into the jawbone. It becomes a sturdy structure that our top dentists will cover with a dental crown for a strong, natural-looking tooth replacement. Learn more about dental implants in California.
Invisalign. If you have crooked, misaligned, gaps in your teeth, traditional metal braces are no longer your only option. The revolutionary Invisalign system uses a personalized approach to straightening teeth, working up to 50 percent faster than other orthodontic treatments. Plus, Invisalign dental devices are detachable and practically invisible.
Composite resin bonding. This cosmetic technique uses a type of dental material — in this case, composite resin — which our general dentist will shape and mold on your teeth to achieve the appearance of a straighter, whiter smile. Composite resin bonding is also a cosmetic solution for closing gaps, chipped teeth, and staining in both teeth and fillings. We can complete a composite bonding procedure in one appointment.
Teeth whitening. Even if you follow a strict oral hygiene regime, your teeth are prone to discoloration and staining over time. Our ZOOM! Teeth Whitening System uses stronger bleaching agents that brighten teeth in about one hour.
Smile Makeover Procedure: What are the Steps?
The smile makeover process depends on the extent of your dental issues and the type of treatment you need. In general, these are the essential steps involved:
Step 1: A thorough examination of your teeth, gums, bite, jawbone, and general health. If you have an existing oral health problem, such as cavities or periodontal disease, we will first treat the issue before proceeding with cosmetic dentistry procedures.
Step 2: Our cosmetic dentist will factor in the esthetic components of your makeover. Besides the alignment, color, and balance of your teeth in the esthetic zone, there are additional attributes that we will evaluate, including your:
Tooth length and proportions
Tooth texture or characterization
Smile line which is the edge of your upper teeth
Step 3: We will customize your smile makeover treatment plan depending on your needs and expectations.
Step 4: We will perform preliminary work to prepare your teeth for dental crowns, and temporary restorations are affixed to show you a comparison between your new smile and the one you walked in with.
Step 5: Our experts will place permanent restorations if dental implants, crowns, and other prosthetic devices are in the plan.
* Restrictions apply, for new patients only. Contact the office for more details. Offer expires 12/31/2020.
New Patients That Do Not Have Dental Insurance
New patients that do not have dental insurance will receive a free exam and X-rays (a minimum $350 value), on their first visit with Cunning Dental. The minimum savings is based on a comprehensive exam and full X-ray series; the value of the savings will vary based on doctor recommendations. Cannot be combined with any other offers, promotions or dental discount plans. This offer must be presented at first visit.
New Patients That Have Dental Insurance
New patients that have dental insurance that we accept must present their insurance information before their first exam in order to be eligible to use their insurance benefits at Cunning Dental. We will bill your insurance for the exam and X-rays. If it is covered at 100% no co-payment or deductible is required. If it is not covered at 100% then you will be responsible for any co-payment and yearly deductible.
Servicing all of Southern California, including the Inland Empire, Montclair, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, Orange County, Irvine, Costa Mesa, Anaheim, Lake Forest, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, the Los Angeles metro area, and the San Diego metro area.
DISCLAIMER: All patients are evaluated by Cunning Dental Group with a thorough history and physical examination prior to any services being performed. Not all patients are good candidates for these types of procedures. When a patient is found not to be a good candidate no treatment is offered or rendered. Results of individual treatments may vary.