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Your Smile Doesn’t Have To Show Your Age

Your Smile Doesn’t Have to Show Your Age in San Jose As we grow older, we may welcome many changes. However, some retirees do not welcome wrinkles, gray hair and dental problems.

Fortunately, your smile can be attractive and healthy throughout your golden years!

Even if your teeth are showing visible signs of wear such as enamel loss, staining, and chips, it is not too late to restore your youthful smile. And, though tooth loss is fairly common for San Jose residents over sixty, in most cases it is preventable.

At Wesley P. Yemoto DDS in San Jose area, we treat patients of all ages. We offer a full array of dental services including sleep apnea/snoring general dentistry, and teeth whitening.

If you live in San Jose, Cupertino, or Campbell, call 669-255-2764 to schedule a dental consultation. If you haven’t seen a dentist in a while, you will be interested to learn about the latest cosmetic dentistry techniques. Many procedures can be completed in one visit to our San Jose dental office.

Give us a call at 669-255-2764 or find us on the Web at: http://www.sanjoselaserdentist.com/blog/

 

Contact Wesley P. Yemoto DDS: 669-255-2764

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4860 Cherry Ave Ste F
San Jose, California
95118

 


Missing Pieces In The Mouth?

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A 500-piece Eiffel Tower puzzle is still easy to spot with 32 pieces missing.
A 50-piece bunny puzzle will probably still give warm fuzzies without 3 or 4 pieces in place.
But,
A 32-piece dental puzzle is just not complete without ALL of the pieces.

If you’re missing teeth, cutting your mouth on broken edges, or struggling with eating because of your dental puzzle, be assured that there are remedies.

To understand the various types of braces, the cost of veneers, or the dental implant procedure, sit down today with Dr. Wes Yemoto for the compassionate consultation you deserve.

Let us fill in those missing pieces—there has never been a better time to look into cosmetic dentistry. Modern cosmetic dental procedures, state-of-the-art materials, and the ability of dentists such as Doctor Wes Yemoto, combine to create truly dazzling smiles.

In 1980, Wesley P. Yemoto DDS undertook the important task of serving San Jose, California’s dental needs. Since then, the practice has served satisfied patients in San Jose and beyond!

Your lucky smile could be the next puzzle to be put back together beautifully, no matter your dental disarray. Ask us about teeth whitening, prepless veneers, sleep apnea/snoring, dental implants, and general dentistry.

Distinguished Dentistry in San Jose

 

Contact Wesley P. Yemoto DDS: 669-255-2764

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4860 Cherry Ave Ste F
San Jose, California
95118

 


Let Us Ease Your Dental Anxiety

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Are you worried about seeing the dentist? Are you confused about discussing your smile? Settling into the reality of what you are prepared to discuss with your dentist is the first step to relief.

1. Talk To Us:
Whether you want to have teeth whitening or prepless veneers done, call now to schedule a consultation. If you’re nervous about sleep apnea/snoring or in denial about the need for dental implants or general dentistry, the reality is that Dr. Wes Yemoto has been treating San Jose area patients since 1980. Wesley P. Yemoto DDS has been here and will continue to be here for you when you’re ready. Give our friendly staff a call today at 669-255-2764

2. Choose a Dentist:

The next step is making a choice. As you sift through the choices and select the right dentist, keep in mind that we offer competitive pricing and affordable options. We look forward to treating your dental concerns with accuracy, gentleness and care.

3. Go Forward with Confidence:
The final step to relief is just smiling. We’d like to take care of sedation dentistry or cosmetic dentistry or porcelain veneers for you. And we believe you’ll walk out the door smiling.

Distinguished Dentistry in San Jose -Dr. Wesley P. Yemoto

 

Contact Wesley P. Yemoto DDS: 669-255-2764

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4860 Cherry Ave Ste F
San Jose, California
95118

 


Dental Veneers: 7 Fast Fixes For San Jose Smiles

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Hi! Welcome to the Wesley P. Yemoto DDS dental blog where we take the time to answer some of the questions dental patients in the San Jose area are curious about. Today we are focusing on fabulous veneers, which are used extensively in cosmetic dentistry.

Dental veneers (also called laminates) are custom made to permanently cover the front part of one or more teeth. Wafer-thin, super-strong veneers can correct a variety of problems including:

1. Chips
2. Cracks
3. Stains
4. Teeth that are misshapen
5. Teeth that are too short
6. Teeth that are misaligned
7. Gaps between teeth

When you get veneers, your dentist will first make a model of your teeth. Then, a dental technician uses the model to create the veneers. In some veneer procedures, a small amount of the enamel from the face of the tooth has to be removed so the veneers can be placed. In such cases, the procedure is irreversible.

If you are in the Campbell area and are looking for a family, general or cosmetic dentist, give Wesley P. Yemoto DDS a call. My name is Dr. Wes Yemoto and I have been practicing advanced dentistry in San Jose, California since 1980. The art and science of cosmetic dentistry is my passion.

Please call 669-255-2764 and a member of our experienced staff can answer any questions you have about veneers, teeth whitening, invisible braces, sedation dentistry, pediatric dentistry, general dental care, or smile makeovers.

The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/v/veneers.aspx, accessed on February 12, 2013

 

Contact Wesley P. Yemoto DDS: 669-255-2764

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4860 Cherry Ave Ste F
San Jose, California
95118

 


Bridging The Gap

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Hello, San Jose smiles! Do you have a missing tooth that is detracting from your otherwise beautiful teeth? Let Wesley P. Yemoto DDS fill the gap for you and help you get your remarkable smile back! A dental bridge could be the perfect answer for your missing tooth and help you chew and speak properly.

A bridge includes two or more crowns on either side of the gap created by your missing tooth. These two anchoring teeth allow a false tooth to be held in place where the missing tooth should be. The false tooth that is placed in the gap is called a pontic. Bridges can contain one or more pontics. A pontic can be matched to the surrounding teeth if you settle upon a porcelain material. If you’d like, a pontic can also be created using gold or an alloy.

Dr. Yemoto will work closely with you to be certain that your bridge has a precise fit. Then one of our skilled hygienists will show you how to clean under and around the bridge to ensure that no tooth decay develops in the nooks and crannies.

Dr. Yemoto has been successfully restoring smiles since 1980. Thousands of patients have trusted Wesley P. Yemoto DDS with their dental health.

Come see us at Wesley P. Yemoto DDS to bridge the gap and love your smile again!

 

Contact Wesley P. Yemoto DDS: 669-255-2764

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4860 Cherry Ave Ste F
San Jose, California
95118

 


What’s The Difference Between An Inlay And An Onlay?

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If you have tooth sensitivity or pain when you chew with your back teeth, the surfaces may be damaged. One option for restoration is the use of an inlay or onlay made of metal, composite resin, or porcelain.

Inlays are very strong and shaped to precisely fit a hole in a damaged tooth. The choice of an inlay or onlay depends on how much decay and tooth loss has taken place.

An inlay resembles a filling and fills a small part of the tooth, while an onlay covers one or more of the cusps on the top of the tooth. In other words, an inlay fills a hole without changing the shape of the tooth, while an onlay builds up the tooth surface to restore its former dimension.

The procedure begins with a comprehensive evaluation, oral x-ray, and an impression. The damaged area will be removed and then the inlay or onlay will be formed to precisely fit your tooth and bite. While it is being made, your tooth will have a temporary restoration piece to cover and guard the vulnerable area.

Finally, the inlay or onlay will be placed and permanently bonded to the tooth. Since the procedure requires removal of damaged tooth material, restoration fabrication at the lab, and the placement on the tooth, it will take a few appointments to perform the process.

Inlays and onlays safeguard the tooth from further degeneration, provide natural function, and are durable and inconspicuous.

Dr. Wes Yemoto has been restoring teeth since 1980 for patients of all ages. Wesley P. Yemoto DDS is located in San Jose. We provide a range of general, cosmetic, and family dentistry services. Make your appointment today!

 

Contact Wesley P. Yemoto DDS:

669-255-2764

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4860 Cherry Ave Ste F
San Jose, California
95118

 


Relax. Your Teeth Will Thank You.

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Most individuals have been warned about the physical effects of stress. Our doctors remind us to protect ourselves from the dangers of unmanaged stress by eating healthy, exercising regularly, and getting adequate sleep.

We know that we shouldn’t try to relieve stress with overeating, excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, or uncontrolled spending. (Even though many of us are guilty!)

Stress that is not sensibly managed can affect the heart, nervous system, immune system, and digestive system. It can also affect—you guessed it—your teeth.

The obvious oral health risks are teeth grinding, jaw clenching, smoking, and the overconsumption of sugary foods. But did you know that stress can also intensify plaque creation, trigger canker sores and increase the risk of periodontal disease? Another problem is that when people are under excessive stress, they often neglect basic oral hygiene.

If you’re concerned about the impact stress can have on your teeth, schedule an appointment with Wes Yemoto at Wesley P. Yemoto DDS today. We offer a broad scope of preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dental services including sleep apnea/snoring, general dentistry, teeth whitening, and dental implants.

It’s ironic, but for some San Jose residents, dental visits cause major anxiety. What if the thought of visiting a dentist sends your blood pressure through the roof? Talk to us about sedation dentistry.

Relax. We can help you get the dental treatment you need.

 

Contact Wesley P. Yemoto DDS: 669-255-2764

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4860 Cherry Ave Ste F
San Jose, California
95118

 


Your Unique Smile – Only Better!

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Hello, San Jose! If you are unhappy with your smile, it’s time to change that.

I’m Dr. Wes Yemoto. I have been practicing general and cosmetic dentistry in San Jose, California since 1980. During my career, I have established a reputation for excellence while providing care for many fantastic San Jose, Los Gatos, and Cupertino residents. Performing extreme smile makeovers makes my profession extremely fulfilling.

When I design a smile, I carefully analyze the macroesthetics (larger facial characteristics and relationships between bone structure, tooth size, and shape), and microesthetics (more delicate features such as tooth shade and degree of translucency). There is no one-size-fits-all treatment, each Wesley P. Yemoto DDS smile design is as unique as you are.

Whether you have chipped teeth, yellow enamel, a broken dental bridge, or even missing teeth, there are procedures to fix your dental problems and give you a smile that you will be proud to show off.

A smile makeover in San Jose at Wesley P. Yemoto DDS typically involves two or more procedures, which may include: porcelain veneers, tooth implants, crown lengthening, dental bonding, and teeth bleaching. Of course, just one procedure such as tooth-colored fillings can make a world of difference.

Call Wesley P. Yemoto DDS at 669-255-2764 today to schedule a smile design consultation.

 

Contact Wesley P. Yemoto DDS: 669-255-2764

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4860 Cherry Ave Ste F
San Jose, California
95118

 


What’s New At Your San Jose Dentist Office?

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Hello, friends of Wesley P. Yemoto DDS, today we’re talking about the modern dental office. Dentistry is a field of continual innovation. There are always new and improved ways to help San Jose residents have the healthiest and most beautiful smile possible.

Many dental offices have found that switching to digital X-rays makes for more efficient appointments. Also, the dental images can more easily be stored in a patient’s computer file and compared with past images.

Diode lasers are innovative instruments that allow your dentist to detect bacteria levels in your mouth as well as find and treat cavities.

For patients interested in cosmetic or restorative dentistry, CAD (computer-assisted design) technology can allow procedures that involve crowns and bridges to be done in fewer appointments.

If you are considering a full smile makeover and want veneers, the newer, thinner veneers are just as strong and beautiful, but more of the original tooth is left intact.

I’m Doctor Wes Yemoto. I want my patients to have the best oral health possible. My practice, Wesley P. Yemoto DDS, is located at 4860 Cherry Ave Ste F, and our experienced dental team is always ready to welcome new patients. We offer the following services:

sleep apnea/snoring
general dentistry
teeth whitening
dental implants
prepless veneers

Call 669-255-2764 today to schedule an appointment!

The following online article was used as source material for this blog: “Advances in Dental Care: What’s New at the Dentist,” WebMD, http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/advances-in-dental-care-whats-new-at-the-dentist, accessed on February 1, 2012

 

Contact Wesley P. Yemoto DDS: 669-255-2764

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4860 Cherry Ave Ste F
San Jose, California
95118

 


How Oral Inflammation Affects Your Health

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Welcome to Dr. Wesley Yemoto, DDS dental blog.  Today, we’re taking a brief look at periodontal disease.

Swollen and painful gums are symptoms of  inflammatory gum disease. Swelling occurs from an auto-immune response of the body reacting to an infection. Symptoms include pain, redness, and warmth. If the infection is left untreated, bone near the teeth may be affected. The body’s immune system wants to rid the bone of the dangerous material the bacteria is creating. Over time, bone loss occurs.

Inflammation in the gums also is associated with atherosclerosis, the occurrence of fatty deposits inside of the body’s arteries. It coincides with an increase of the blood protein CRP (C-reactive protein), produced by the liver. The more swelling there is, the more the liver produces CRP, which contributes to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and similar issues. CRP production is also related to arthritis, auto-immune disorders, and intestinal issues.

Scientists are currently looking into the relationship between periodontal inflammation and CRP level and the effects outside of the oral cavity. They’ve established links between periodontal disease and pancreatic cancer, heart disease, and stroke.

If inflammation is left untreated, gums can develop pockets that provide the perfect breeding ground for infection. The longer the infection persists, the more likely bone loss will arise, eventually causing tooth loss.

It is vital to practice preventive dental care daily at home and visit your dentist regularly. Dental appointments should include an exam, cleaning, and full mouth x-rays, along with the important knowledge and instruction on how to properly care for teeth and gums at home. Call Dr. Yemoto promptly if a tooth suddenly becomes sensitive or you observe any other changes.

Thanks for visiting our blog. For more details about inflammation or periodontal disease, give us a call at 669-255-2764.

 

Contact Wesley P. Yemoto DDS: 669-255-2764

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4860 Cherry Ave Ste F
San Jose, California
95118

 


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