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

 


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

 


Don’t Like Your Teeth? 5 Great Reasons To Get A Smile Makeover!

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Hello, San Jose! When you look in the mirror, do you like what you see? If the answer is, ‘Not really,’ then you may want to consider these 5 reasons to make some small improvements or undergo a complete smile re-design.

5. A little goes a long way. Some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as teeth whitening and tooth-colored fillings are simple but have dramatic results.

4. It’s more affordable than you think. Speak with us about the varying costs of cosmetic dentistry. You may be surprised at the prices (in a good way!).

3. Your dentist will keep you comfortable. Many people worry that the procedures are painful, but we’ll help you stay relaxed and free from discomfort whether you’re getting tooth-colored fillings, dental implants, veneers, or a complete smile makeover. Ask your dentist about oral sedation.

2. You will look and feel younger!

1. Regardless of your dental problems, chances are, we can help you. Some Campbell residents believe they have to live with stained, chipped, cracked, crooked, or missing teeth, but today’s dentists have the tools and procedures to fix all of these dental problems and more.

If you are in the San Jose area and are looking for a dentist, I would love to serve you. My name is Doctor Wes Yemoto. I have been practicing quality dentistry in a San Jose, California since 1980. Please call 669-255-2764 for an appointment.

Wesley P. Yemoto DDS offers the following services:

sleep apnea/snoring
general dentistry
teeth whitening
dental implants

We are accepting new patients and would love to serve you.

 

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

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4860 Cherry Ave Ste F
San Jose, California
95118

 


Gummy Smile?

Gummy Smile? Many San Jose cosmetic dentistry patients with a gummy smile undergo crown lengthening surgery to bring proper balance and symmetry to their smile. Gum tissue and, in some cases, bone is removed to expose more of the visible part of a tooth. It is a safe procedure that does not affect healthy tooth structure.

A ‘gummy smile’ is a term used to describe a smile with teeth that appear too short because an unusual amount of bone and soft tissue hide part of the crown. Our San Jose cosmetic dental patients who have opted for crown lengthening love how their new perfect smile looks and feels. Some of our Campbell crown lengthening patients also choose teeth whitening for an extra-dazzling smile!

Crown lengthening is not used solely for cosmetic reasons. When a tooth is injured and breaks at the gum line or if a filling or crown comes off a tooth that contains decay, crown lengthening makes additional tooth structure accessible for further restorative work. It is also used to treat some types of periodontal disease.

At Wesley P. Yemoto DDS, we perform cosmetic and restorative crown lengthening for patients in the San Jose, Los Gatos and Cupertino area. The surgery can be performed by a general dentist, periodontist or oral surgeon.

If you are interested in crown lengthening or other cosmetic dental procedures and live in the San Jose, area, schedule an exam by calling 669-255-2764. We are conveniently located at 4680 Cherry Ave Ste F in San Jose. When you come in, we can show you before and after photos of California cosmetic dentistry patients who are enjoying their new smile.

 

Contact Wesley P. Yemoto DDS:

669-255-2764

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4680 Cherry Ave Ste F
San Jose, California
95118

 


Beautifying With Bonding

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A cosmetic dentist’s toolkit is filled with capable tools for fixing most types of cosmetic tooth troubles. In the past few years, porcelain veneers, dental implants, and same-day teeth whitening have garnered a lot of attention. In today’s post, we are going to talk about an effective, yet relatively uncelebrated dental treatment that has been used successfully for decades. We’re talking about dental bonding.

The dental bonding procedure uses a resin material that is sturdy and natural looking. It is applied to the teeth while soft and putty-like, and then hardened (or cured) with a special light. The material bonds with the tooth and can then be shaped and polished.

Dentists use bonding to correct tooth problems caused by decay, chips, or cracks. Large spaces between healthy teeth can be filled with bonding material, and bonding can guard tooth roots if the gums have regressed.

Discolored teeth can also be lightened with bonding. Since bonding material is easily molded, teeth can be lengthened or re-shaped to more beautiful proportions. Bonding is often used as part of a total smile transformation.

I’m Doctor Wes Yemoto, of Wesley P. Yemoto DDS in San Jose. My practice, Wesley P. Yemoto DDS, offers teeth whitening, prepless veneers, sleep apnea/snoring, dental implants, as well as general dentistry.

If you live in the San Jose area and are looking for quality dental care or have cosmetic dentistry questions, please call my office at 669-255-2764.

 

Contact Wesley P. Yemoto DDS:

669-255-2764

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4680 Cherry Ave Ste F
San Jose, California
95118

 


7 Ways To Fix A Tooth

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In a perfect world, each of your precious teeth would stay healthy, strong, and brilliantly white throughout your life. The truth is, however, that most California men and women will need to restore a tooth at some point.

A tooth can be compromised by dental caries, enamel erosion, a chip or crack, gum disease, or injury. Sometimes old restorations break and need to be replaced or root canals performed decades ago develop an abscess.

Here are 7 different options for repairing a damaged tooth:

Dental Bonding
Bonding, officially called direct composite veneers, is used to fix minor cosmetic troubles – small chips, cracks, discoloration, and spaces between teeth. A skilled cosmetic dentist applies moldable tooth-colored composite resin and shapes as desired. The resin is then cured with a special light to harden and adhere tightly to the tooth. Composite bonding is frequently the most economical option for improving healthy teeth with minor cosmetic issues.

Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin tooth-shaped fronts that are permanently bonded to your natural teeth. They are used when the underlying tooth is structurally sound and free of tooth decay. A beautiful veneer can cover a chip or crack or correct the alignment of a tooth that appears slightly off kilter as compared to surrounding teeth.

Fillings
Modern white fillings are strong and inconspicuous. A minimally invasive filling at Wesley P. Yemoto DDS leaves you with more of nature’s optimal dental material — your own enamel and dentin. We can also replace old amalgam fillings with white fillings. This makes your teeth look a lot better every time you open your mouth. Get rid of all that metal!

Inlays and Onlays
A traditional filling is shaped and molded after it is applied to the tooth. Because inlays and onlays are produced in a dental lab, they are usually called indirect fillings. A less invasive inlay or onlay may be used instead of a traditional filling or, in some cases, a crown. Inlays are applied to just the center of the biting surface of a tooth (not to a cusp or point) and are usually smaller than onlays. An onlay restores one or more cusps of a tooth.

Crowns
A crown replaces the entire visible portion of the tooth, restoring appearance, durability, and function. A crown is generally required for a tooth that has had a root canal, a tooth with acute decay, or as the replacement tooth in a dental bridge. Attaching a crown to the abutment is the final step of a tooth implant procedure. Crowns can be made of all metal (such as gold), porcelain-fused-to-metal, all ceramic, or all resin.

Soft Tissue Grafts
Gum recession puts teeth and underlying bone at risk. Soft tissue grafting can cover the exposed root of a tooth to prohibit further damage. Gum surgery is also completed for cosmetic reasons such reshaping a gumline to eliminate a “gummy” smile.

Dental Implants
What if a tooth has to be extracted because it is beyond saving? For many Wesley P. Yemoto DDS patients, a dental implant anchored into the bone is the optimal solution. A tooth implant consist of a strong metal post (artificial root), abutment (connecting piece), and beautiful crown. A dental implant had many advantages over a dental bridge. They are stronger, provide virtually natural function, prevent bone recession, and do not impact the surrounding teeth. For patients with multiple missing teeth, customized implant-anchored dentures can be developed in any configuration required.

For more details about any of these procedures, call Wesley P. Yemoto DDS at 669-255-2764. Thanks for visiting the Wesley P. Yemoto DDS blog. We appreciate your interest in our San Jose dental practice.

 

Contact Wesley P. Yemoto DDS:

669-255-2764

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4680 Cherry Ave Ste F
San Jose, California
95118

 


Smile Makeover Questions Answered At Wesley P. Yemoto DDS

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Even some San Jose people with top notch oral health want to improve specific components of their smile. Though proper brushing is critical for healthy teeth, it won’t re-contour a gumline or repair a chipped tooth. A cavity-free mouth may still have stained or slightly misaligned teeth.

If you want to correct the smile elements that can’t be improved with diligent oral hygiene, call 669-255-2764 to schedule a smile makeover consultation with Doctor Wes Yemoto at Wesley P. Yemoto DDS. During your consultation, we will speak with you about:

Cost
Each smile makeover is completely unique, therefore the price varies from patient to patient depending on the specific procedures performed. During your consultation, Doctor Yemoto will give you an estimate for your cosmetic dental smile makeover.

Function
Proper function is priority one. Your smile redesign will maintain or improve your ability to talk, eat, and smile.

Beauty
This is probably the main reason you are choosing to transform your smile. Doctor Yemoto will describe the cosmetic improvements you can expect and the technical details about the procedures.

Sedation
If your smile redesign requires several hours of treatment, or if you have dental anxiety, you may want to examine sedation. Doctor Yemoto will explain your sedation options and the associated costs.

Health
If you have existing tooth decay or gum disease, these issues need to be addressed prior to your cosmetic concerns. It may be possible to combine needed restorative procedures with your cosmetic work.

If you are interested in learning more about cosmetic dental smile makeovers, call us today at 669-255-2764.

 

Contact Wesley P. Yemoto DDS:

669-255-2764

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4680 Cherry Ave Ste F
San Jose, California
95118

 


Is Your Smile In A World Of Hurt?

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Do you have extreme tooth damage, bone loss, or few or no teeth still intact? This post is for San Jose area residents whose mouths are in a world of hurt.

First off, we feel for you. We understand how severe dental issues affect you every day of your life.

Whatever the cause of the condition – chemotherapy, recreational drug use, eating disorder, severe mouth injury, disability, inadequate oral hygiene, or simply poor overall health – there is hope.

Full mouth reconstruction can restore your previously healthy, pleasing smile or give you the beautiful smile you never had. Patients who undergo full mouth reconstruction regain their confidence to smile, eat, and speak normally. How would that impact your life?

Replacing missing teeth and adding bone through grafting restores underlying facial structure, improving or preventing that “sunk-in” look that ensues when teeth are gone and the jawbone recedes.

Full mouth reconstruction (sometimes called full mouth restoration) is a term which refers to a combination of dental procedures that restore a smile for people with multiple damaged or missing teeth. Treatment may include any combination of the following procedures: crowns, inlays/onlays, dental bonding, white filling replacement, tooth implants, porcelain veneers, implant-anchored dentures, gum contouring, soft tissue grafts, bone grafts, and tooth whitening.

Dental implants are commonly the best tooth replacement for Wesley P. Yemoto DDS patients with missing teeth. A dental implant consists of a titanium post surgically inserted into the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. If there is not enough bone to anchor an implant, bone grafting may be completed to augment existing bone. The post integrates with the bone to provide a durable foundation for the abutment and beautiful crown. Dental implants are indistinguishable from original teeth in both form and function.

If you currently have dentures, communicate with us about implant-anchored full or partial dentures. Significant improvements can be made even if you only get two or three tooth implants.

Crowns (sometimes called caps) are used when there is enough viable tooth structure that the tooth doesn’t need to be extracted. A crown adds strength to a tooth that has a large filling or has been injured. A crown can repair a bite misalignment and is usually needed after a root canal. In a dental implant procedure, attaching the crown to the abutment is the final step.

Wesley P. Yemoto DDS offers a full menu of cosmetic dental procedures including total mouth reconstruction. Cosmetic dentistry may be more economical than you think. Talk to us about financing or a multi-procedure treatment schedule that allows you to pay as you go. Restoring a healthy smile may be the best investment you ever make.

 

Contact Wesley P. Yemoto DDS:

669-255-2764

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4680 Cherry Ave Ste F
San Jose, California
95118