Cosmetic dentistry has skyrocketed in popularity over the past few decades. At Peninsula Center of Cosmetic Dentistry, we specialize in several cosmetic services aimed at improving the appearance of your teeth and overall smile. From minor cosmetic changes to full-tooth restorations, we have got you covered!
Dental bonding is a special resin composite that adheres to your teeth and becomes as hard as your own enamel. Bonding can solve many cosmetic dentistry problems at an affordable price. Stained, gapped, chipped or misaligned teeth can be bonded to give you a reshaped smile, usually in one office visit. The color of the bonding material must match your other teeth so that it appears natural. This may require getting your other teeth to a pleasing color first, through teeth whitening or other services. Compared to porcelain veneers, bonding is not a long-lasting solution. Depending on your oral habits, it can last up to 10 years or more, before requiring a new treatment. It is a good alternative for patients who want dental reconstruction but are not candidates for tooth replacement including dental implants or teeth in a day.
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A dental veneer is a razor-thin shell that is bonded to the front surface of a tooth. Like our dental crowns, our veneers are typically made from porcelain. Veneers can be used to fix teeth that are severely discolored, worn down, chipped or broken, misaligned, uneven, irregularly shaped, or even gapped. During the procedure, we have to remove a small amount of enamel to accommodate the thickness of the veneer. For this reason, the veneer procedure is considered irreversible.
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One of the most common complaints we receive involves the brightness of our patients’ smiles. For this reason, we offer professional teeth whitening treatment. Teeth whitening is one of the most basic and cost-effective ways to improve your smile.
As we get older, our teeth pick up stains from certain foods, drinks, medications, and personal habits. These stains, also known as extrinsic stains, are easy to remove with a bleaching solution. However, many store-bought bleaching products leave people dissatisfied with the results. Because we are trained professionals, we use a bleaching agent with a much higher concentration than store-bought alternatives. Our whitening treatment could make your teeth up to eight shades brighter in just a single appointment!
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Laser Gum Reshaping
Do your gums overtake your teeth to the point where they appear unnaturally short or stubby? Also commonly referred to as a gummy smile, extra gum tissue can significantly affect the appearance of your teeth, and the quality of your smile. At Peninsula Center of Cosmetic Dentistry, we can help to improve the look of your smile by eliminating this excess gum tissue with an aesthetic gum lift.
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CEREC® Porcelain Crowns & Onlays
The revolutionary CEREC® CAD/CAM technology allows our Los Altos/San Jose cosmetic dentists to create beautiful new crowns or partial crowns (onlays) in just a single visit! No more temporary crowns or messy impressions! These bonded restorations contain no metal and are the ultimate in strength, beauty, and longevity for your back teeth. They are custom-made by the doctor to precisely fit individual teeth. They can be used to replace old porcelain or gold crowns, unsightly metal fillings, and any back tooth in need of repair. They can last for decades and look great. Dental veneers are another more permanent and natural-looking option to correct damaged or discolored teeth.
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The introduction of Invisalign® in the early 2000s has completely changed orthodontic treatment. Orthodontic patients all across the country are choosing this option, not just for its looks, but for its ease, its comfort, and its effectiveness. If you are looking for a way to straighten your teeth, that does not involve the use of fixed metal brackets and wires, Peninsula Center of Cosmetic Dentistry can help to determine if Invisalign® is right for you.
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A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that completely covers the visible portion of a damaged or decayed tooth. In previous years, a dental crown was fabricated using a gold or silver amalgam. These days, porcelain is usually the material of choice. Porcelain is a ceramic compound that mimics the light-reflective properties of natural enamel. It can also be textured and color-matched to your existing teeth. Thanks to porcelain and other ceramics, crowns can also be used to fix the aesthetics of an unsightly tooth.
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These tooth-colored resin fillings have state-the-art status in cosmetic dentistry as the material of choice for small cavities or to replace small existing silver/mercury fillings. They are not a permanent solution, lasting usually 5 to 10 years. They are beautiful, durable, and take only one visit to the place.
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No one plans on losing their permanent teeth. However, it happens. Whether you have developed gum disease, developed severe tooth decay, or suffered a serious facial injury, tooth loss happens. However, that does not mean that you have to live the rest of your life without them. At Peninsula Center of Cosmetic Dentistry, we can provide you with tooth replacement options, including partial and full dentures.
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Amalgam Filling Removal
Dr. Field, Dr. Tang, and Dr. Shile are aware that many patients are concerned about amalgam (silver) filling removal and mercury vapors in regard to their health. Because of this concern, they strive to remove amalgam (silver-mercury) fillings in a safe way and replace them with metal-free, biofriendly, bonded restorations. To accomplish this, they utilize removal protocols based on recommendations of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) and other prominent biological and holistic dental organizations.
Amalgam Filling Removal
Full Mout Reconstruction
A full mouth restoration is a process of rebuilding or simultaneously restoring all of the teeth, in both the upper and lower jaws.Our goal is to replace all problematic teeth, old fillings, old dental crowns, and old veneers while improving your bite position. The new dental work is designed to create a beautiful, functional smile that benefits your oral and overall health.
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Schedule Your Consultation
If you are unsatisfied with the current state of your smile, you may qualify for cosmetic dentistry! Call (650) 949-3376 to schedule your consultation now!