Cosmetic dentistry is the process of improving the appearance of teeth and gums. These procedures may also help repair teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored, unevenly spaced, or misaligned. At Wesley Yemoto DDS, the treatments used for cosmetic improvements range from whitening to straightening and restoring damaged teeth to replacing missing teeth with implants. Some treatments may not be medically necessary, but they can enhance your smile and improve your confidence in and out of social situations.
The Advantages of Cosmetic Dental Procedures
- Enhances your bite alignment
- Prevents future issues with your oral health
- Protects your teeth from damage
- Maintains an all-white smile
- Helps you avoid bad breath
- Improves your self-esteem and quality of life
Types of Cosmetic Dental Procedures
Ceramic and porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic attached to the front of the teeth to correct cosmetic flaws. They can restore the appearance of teeth that have deep staining, chips, cracks, gaps, misalignment, and other concerns affecting the smile's appearance. Porcelain is more robust than composite resin and provides a more natural-looking appearance because the color is uniform throughout each veneer.
Teeth whitening is a simple, non-invasive procedure that bleaches your teeth and can improve the appearance of your smile in just one visit to your dentist’s office.
A composite filling is a tooth-colored, plastic, and glass mixture used to fill cavities and repair chipped teeth. Because the composite material bonds to the tooth when cured with blue light, it’s generally considered a more substantial restoration than an amalgam filling. The resin material can be made to match the color of the natural tooth enamel to blend in. This makes it a popular choice for front teeth restorations.
This cosmetic procedure is used on teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored, or misshapen. The tooth-colored resin material is bonded to the tooth to rebuild its structure and improve its appearance. Dental bonding is an inexpensive treatment usually completed in one visit during your appointment.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that goes over a tooth to restore strength and appearance. The crown restores the tooth after decay or injury, provides extra strength for teeth that are heavily filled, and improves the aesthetics of your smile.
Patients looking for a cosmetic dentist do so for various reasons, including dissatisfaction with the color of their smile, chips or cracks in their teeth, or simply discoloration due to age. Whatever your reason for seeking cosmetic treatment, there are options available that can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. To learn more about cosmetic dentistry, visit Wesley Yemoto DDS at 4860 Cherry Ave # F, San Jose, CA 95118, or call (408) 266-9957.