A beautiful smile can change the way you look, feel, and interact with people. If you do not feel comfortable with your smile, Cosmetic Dentistry may be a good option for you to improve it. Cosmetic Dentistry includes several different types of procedures that can enhance the aesthetics of your smile. You can choose the cosmetic procedure that will best suit your needs and meet your personal goals.

What is a cosmetic procedure?

Cosmetic procedures are performed by a dental professional to enhance your smile and make it more attractive. A cosmetic procedure can improve the appearance of a cracked, chipped, discolored, misaligned, or damaged tooth. Cosmetic procedures can also be used to correct imperfections caused by enamel damage.

What are the different types of cosmetic procedures?

  • Dental veneers: Dental veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures. They are thin, customized restorations that can be bonded to your tooth to improve its shape, size, color, and alignment. Veneers are made from porcelain or resin and mimic the natural teeth.
  • Dental crowns: Crowns are another type of dental restoration that is used to cover an entire tooth. Crowns can help to restore your tooth’s shape, size, and strength. They can also help to prevent further damage and enhance your smile’s aesthetics.
  • Dental crowns: Dental crowns are another popular cosmetic dental procedure. They are a type of restoration that is used to protect damaged teeth from further deterioration. Dental crowns are also used to restore cracked, broken, or chipped teeth or to conceal discolored teeth. In some cases, they can be used to treat uneven teeth. Dental crowns can be made from various materials like ceramic, gold, or porcelain bonded to metal alloy frameworks. Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns are durable and mimic the appearance of natural teeth. They are strong enough to withstand biting forces and do not stain easily like other materials used in dental crowns.
  • Teeth-whitening: Teeth-whitening is another popular cosmetic dental procedure that is often used to improve the appearance of stained or discolored teeth by removing surface stains from the tooth’s enamel surface. Teeth-whitening products contain over-the-counter or customized dental-grade bleaching agents that remove these stains when activated by a bleaching light or oxidizing agent during the procedure. At Galan Dental, we offer custom take-home bleaching trays for our patients that have been proven effective at removing stains from the teeth and brightening their appearance in just a few weeks’ time.

Book an appointment with the Dentist San Jose, Galan DNTL,  and we shall guide you further on our cosmetic procedures.