Cosmetic dentistry focuses on enhancing a patient’s smile and general oral aesthetics. At Smile Center Silicon Valley, our dentists provide a variety of cosmetic dental procedures and treatments aimed at improving the appearance of the teeth and gums and creating a more appealing smile.
Cosmetic dentistry encompasses various procedures and techniques all with a focus on creating a more balanced, harmonious, and brighter smile. Some procedures also improve the patient’s oral health. For example, dental veneers are used when a patient has minor smile imperfections like teeth chips or cracks, or stains that don’t respond to teeth whitening treatments. This treatment restores the tooth’s appearance while also strengthening it and improving its function.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?
Most people are candidates for some form of cosmetic dentistry. If you’re unhappy with your smile, we invite you to talk to our dentists about your options for improving it.
Teeth whitening can lighten discolored teeth, while porcelain veneers can cover various aesthetic issues, including crooked teeth, gaps, and chipped enamel. Gum contouring can remove excess gum tissue or correct an uneven gum line. These procedures are usually performed in one to two dental visits and require no recovery time or special preparation. Our dentist will help you decide which procedure is best for you based on your needs and budget.
Types of Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments
Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dental procedure that aims to lighten and remove stains or discoloration from the teeth. It can be performed in-office by our dentist or at home using custom-made whitening trays and professional-grade bleaching agents.
Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells typically made from porcelain or composite resin. They are bonded to the front surface of the teeth to improve their appearance. Veneers can correct cosmetic issues like chipped, stained, or misaligned teeth and create a more symmetrical and uniform smile.
Dental implants are a long-term solution for replacing missing teeth. They consist of a titanium post surgically placed into the jawbone, acting as an artificial tooth root. A customized dental crown is attached to the implant, providing a natural-looking and permanent restoration.
Gum contouring, also known as gum reshaping or gum lifting, is a procedure that involves removing excess gum tissue to create a more balanced and proportional gumline. It can be performed to address a "gummy smile" or to correct uneven gum levels.
Cosmetic dentistry procedures are tailored to meet individual needs and goals. To learn more about the benefits of cosmetic dentistry, visit Smile Center Silicon Valley at 877 W. FREMONT AVE, SUITE L3, Sunnyvale, CA 94087, or call (408) 245-7500.