5 Popular Treatments for Bolstering Your Smile Confidence

5 Popular Treatments for Bolstering Your Smile Confidence

Smiling isn’t just for photographs. Smiling can have many positive effects on your health, but if you don’t love your smile, you’re less inclined to share it with the world. Imperfections like stained or missing teeth, chips, and cracks can take a toll on your confidence. 

Whether you were born with an imperfect smile or incurred damage over time, cosmetic dentistry can help transform your smile into the one you’ve always wanted. Here at Cherry Family Dental in San Jose, California, we are on a mission to help you achieve a beautiful 一 and healthy 一 smile. 

Based on your oral health, your aesthetic goals, and your budget, Misty Henne, DMD, and Chloe Chu, DDS, recommend the right cosmetic dentistry treatment. If you would benefit from more than one treatment, we can get you started with a smile makeover.

Here are five popular cosmetic dentistry treatments for bolstering your smile confidence. 

#1 Teeth whitening with Opalescence® and NiteWhite® ACP

Stained teeth are one of the most common cosmetic complaints, and thankfully, there are many options to brighten your smile 一 quickly. The in-office Opalescence whitening system can brighten your smile in about an hour. If you’d prefer to whiten your teeth at home, our NiteWhite kits let you whiten your teeth with professional-grade whitening gel at home.

Whether you’re giving a presentation at work, chatting with a friend, or getting ready for a big night, a bright smile is your best accessory. 

#2 Porcelain veneers and LUMINEERS®

If you have multiple trouble areas, you may benefit from veneers. Veneers are thin porcelain shells that cover the front surfaces of your teeth. They are completely customizable and can enhance the color, shape, and even size of your teeth. Veneers can even hide minor gaps between your teeth.

We also offer LUMINEERS, which are even thinner veneers 一 as thin as a contact lens! 一 that require less prep work on your enamel. 

Veneers and LUMINEERS increase your smile confidence by correcting multiple issues with your smile at one time.

#3 Biomet 3i™ dental implants

Missing teeth pose a functional problem for your mouth. Without teeth, it’s harder to chew comfortably and speak clearly. As much as missing teeth are a health concern, they’re also a cosmetic concern, especially if you’re missing a front tooth. Dental implants improve your oral health and enhance the appearance of your smile.

#4 Crowns and bridges

Dental implants aren’t the only way to address the cosmetic ramifications of a missing tooth. Dr. Henne and Dr. Chu can also replace missing teeth with Procera® and porcelain crowns and porcelain fixed bridges. Unlike metal-capped crowns, the porcelain mimics your enamel’s natural translucence, which means your crowns and bridges blend in seamlessly. 

#5 Composite fillings 

While you might not think of a filling as a cosmetic service, a composite filling can enhance the look of your smile without the tell-tale silver flashes associated with amalgam fillings. Depending on the extent of the decay or damage, we also offer inlays, onlays, and bonding. All of these restorations “restore” your tooth to good health without sacrificing the look of your tooth.

Find out more about these and other cosmetic dentistry treatments that can improve your smile appearance and confidence. Just give us a call at 408-495-4730 to schedule an appointment. You can also contact our office online.

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