Common Myths: Cosmetic Dentistry in San Jose

Common Myths about San Jose Family Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is thought of as the dental procedures meant to improve the appearance of your teeth and your smile. But at Dr. Wesley Yemoto DDS in San Jose, our understanding goes a little deeper than that. We want to dispel a few common myths about cosmetic dentistry.

Myth #1: Cosmetic Dentistry is Never Necessary for a Healthy Smile

Many cosmetic dental procedures are not solely cosmetic. Dental implants, for example, prevent serious problems such as tooth movement, bone loss and difficulty chewing and speaking.

Myth #2: A Dental Bridge is the Only Way to Replace a Missing Tooth

Dental bridges have been used for many years with success. However, dental implants are often a better choice for replacing one or more missing teeth. Dental implants have many important advantages for Campbell dental patients. They feel like natural teeth, they are stronger, and they are easier to clean than dental bridges. Tooth implants can also be used to anchor dentures or partial dentures.

Myth #3: Over-the-counter Products are as Effective as Professional Teeth Whitening

We offer our patients teeth whitening treatments that are generally more effective than what you’ll find at the grocery store. Toothpastes and whitening strips may remove surface stains, but they do not provide optimum results and can often lead to uneven coloring.

Myth #4: Dental Bonding is the Best Way to Fix a Chipped Tooth.

Dental bonding can restore the shape of a tooth, but may not be the best long-term solution. If you have a damaged tooth, you may be a good candidate for porcelain veneers.

Myth #5: Metal Braces are the Only Way to Correct Crooked Teeth

Traditional braces are still though of as the best way to straighten teeth. But Invisalign clear braces can correct most misaligned bites, are not very noticeable when you’re wearing them, and can be removed for meals and brushing.

Dr. Wesley Yemoto DDS in San Jose provides a range of cosmetic dentistry procedures for his patients. We also provide general and restorative dentistry.

Contact Wesley P. Yemoto DDS:

408-266-9957

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4860 Cherry Ave Ste F
San Jose, California
95118

 


Subtle Straightening: Clear Braces in San Jose

Clear Braces - Nearly Invisible Teeth Straightening for San Jose Adults If you want to straighten your teeth or correct a bite problem, you have more options than you might realize. Dr. Wesley Yemoto in San Jose offers clear braces that subtley straighten your teeth.

Invisalign clear braces are plastic aligners made from a mold of your teeth. They look a lot like an athlete’s mouth guard, but are thinner. They work by gently pushing your teeth into proper alignment.

One of the reasons they have become popular is that since they’re clear, they are nearly invisible; people standing just a few feet away may never realize you’re wearing them.

Another reason for their growing popularity is that they are removable. You can take them out at mealtimes, and when you brush and floss your teeth. That puts an end to the days of having to get food particles stuck in orthodontic work.

You don’t need to live with a mouth full of metal to get the beautiful, straight teeth you are seeking. Dr. Wesley Yemoto DDS in San Jose can develop a custom treatment plan for your smile. In addition to Invisalign clear braces, we provide general and cosmetic dentistry, including teeth whitening and other popular procedures.

Contact Wesley P. Yemoto DDS:

408-266-9957

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4860 Cherry Ave Ste F
San Jose, California
95118