A cosmetic dentist is a dental professional who specializes in improving a patient’s smile and the overall aesthetics of the teeth and gums. This can be accomplished through cosmetic treatments and procedures like teeth whitening, dental implants, veneers, and crowns. Our cosmetic dentist at Dr. Namching J. Young, DDS, uses such treatments and procedures to address chipped, stained, and misaligned teeth.
Types of Cosmetic Dental Treatments
Bonding is a procedure used to fix minor chips, cracks, and gaps in the teeth. It can also be used to conceal discoloration on the tooth surface. The treatment is non-invasive and can be completed in a single office visit.
Crowns are caps for broken or heavily filled teeth that restore their strength and appearance. They can also be placed over dental implants to replace missing teeth.
Porcelain veneers improve the size, shape, and color of imperfect teeth. Veneers are custom-made based on impressions of the teeth to ensure they seamlessly match your smile and are also used to close gaps between teeth.
Dental implants are used to replace one tooth or even a full mouth of missing teeth with one or more implant-supported bridges or dentures. Implants are made from biocompatible materials, replace missing tooth roots, and support artificial crowns or restorations that complete a natural look.
Teeth whitening treatments can be used to brighten the color of the teeth by several shades. In-office whitening is the fastest way to get a brighter smile. While at-home whitening kits offer similar results, they take several weeks to work.
Orthodontics focuses on moving crooked, gapped, or crowded teeth into proper alignment for a beautiful smile. Invisalign is available to straighten the smile without wires or brackets. These clear aligners are worn over the teeth and removed for eating and cleaning.
Is Cosmetic Dentistry Right for Me?
Several cosmetic procedures are available to improve the appearance of your teeth and enhance your smile. The best way to determine if a particular treatment is right for you is to schedule a consultation with our dentist. They will examine your teeth and work with you to create a treatment plan that meets your needs.
Most cosmetic procedures are performed right in the dental office without referrals to other specialists. This means the process can often be completed more quickly and cost-effectively than if the patient had to see multiple doctors for different treatments.
Cosmetic dentistry procedures can help patients achieve an attractive, healthy smile. To learn more about cosmetic dentistry, visit Dr. Namching J. Young, DDS, at 486 E Campbell Ave #101, Campbell, CA 95008, or call (408) 374-9457.