Cosmetic Dentistry in San Jose, CA

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is the use of procedures that improve the appearance of your teeth. At Richard D. Sellen, DDS, this could include teeth whitening, porcelain veneers or bridges, dental crowns, dental implants, and more! People who use cosmetic dentistry typically have teeth that are discolored, misaligned, or have gaps and spaces between them. Our cosmetic dentist is specially trained to correct these problems and make your mouth look as healthy as possible.

Dental Implants

A dental implant is a surgical component that serves as a replacement for natural tooth roots. The implant comprises a small titanium post surgically inserted into the jaw and is a sturdy foundation for replacement teeth. Dental implants can support single crowns, multiple dental crowns, or even complete dentures. They look natural and feel secure because they are permanently attached to the jawbone.

Teeth Whitening

A cosmetic dentist can whiten teeth in a single visit or through a few treatments using professional-grade bleaching solutions. Unlike at-home kits, these treatments are supervised by a dentist to ensure the correct amount of solution is used, and the resulting shade is not too severe. Your dentist will apply special gels to your teeth to help break up stains before using a high-powered light to accelerate the whitening process.

Porcelain Veneers

Many patients choose cosmetic dentistry services to enhance the appearance of their smiles. One popular treatment is porcelain veneers. These thin shells of tooth-colored material are bonded to the front of natural teeth to conceal discoloration and cosmetic flaws. Veneers also effectively correct minor misalignment in teeth visible when smiling or talking. Patients with misaligned or crowded smiles who want to restore their appearance without undergoing orthodontic treatment can choose veneers for a straighter smile.

The Advantages of Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry has many benefits, including improving the appearance of your smile and overall confidence. Patients often seek cosmetic procedures to correct teeth that have become misaligned or discolored. Others undergo smile makeovers after getting dental implants to replace missing teeth. If your smile is dulled, darkened, chipped, cracked, gapped, or otherwise damaged, you may feel self-conscious about your smile. When you don’t feel good about smiling, you’re less likely to share your smile with others. Your quality of life suffers because you’re not sharing your beautiful smile with those around you. This can cause you to feel depressed, which can affect your personal and professional life. Using cosmetic dentistry to solve a problem can drastically improve your quality of life, self-esteem, and general happiness.

Contact Dr. Richard Sellen

If you need a little boost in the appearance of your smile, visit Richard D. Sellen, DDS, at 1600 Willow St #150, San Jose, CA 95125, or call (408) 264-3133 to schedule an appointment.