Are you considering an aesthetic smile improvement? Schedule a complimentary consultation with our team. You’ll receive expert guidance on choosing the best cosmetic treatments for your goals.
Enhancing the beauty of your smile can give you a boost of confidence and provide encouragement in social and professional settings. Menlo Park dentist Dr. Scott Hoffman offers a variety of cosmetic dentistry treatments that can be tailored into a unique treatment plan that transforms your entire smile.
Depending on the specific needs of your smile, we may recommend one or a combination of the following types of aesthetic procedures:
Porcelain Dental Veneers
Thin porcelain dental veneers allow us to mask the appearance of teeth that are:
- Short or uneven
- Discolored or stained
Before Dr. Hoffman begins any veneer treatment, we will take impressions of your teeth to create a model built in wax of his proposed treatment. Once we have agreed upon the aesthetic change and the work commences, you will have the opportunity to wear temporary veneers. This will allow you to specify any modifications that need to be made before we craft the permanent veneers a week later. Lastly, the final veneers will be designed and ready to bond into place.
The entire process typically takes two or three separate appointments. Some of our patients even request to have minor irregularities or anatomical characteristics added to their veneers, so that no one else will notice they’ve had significant dental work done. If you’d like to see a few examples of cases we’ve completed, just ask!
Professional Teeth Whitening
For the best results possible, Dr. Hoffman recommends custom whitening trays and professional-strength Opalescence gel. All we need to get started is an impression of your teeth. Teeth whitening is great on its own, but it’s also a good jump-start to the process of your smile makeover.
Many types of treatments (such as porcelain crowns or bonding) are made to match the color of the tooth or teeth around it. If you’ve been thinking about having a whiter smile, it’s best to brighten it before starting other types of cosmetic work. We’ll show you how to get the most out of the process so that results can last for years to come.
Composite Dental Bonding
Aggressive toothbrushing or bruxism can leave notched out areas of tooth along your gum lines. Bonding covers these areas as it “rebuilds” the appearance of your tooth structure. Composite bonding is also useful in areas of minor chips or gapped teeth.
If your gum tissue appears uneven or directly influences the beauty of your overall smile, a soft tissue laser may be the solution. During the laser treatment, sometimes Dr. Hoffman can adjust your gum line without the need for any local anesthetic. The procedure is relatively short and has a rapid healing time.