COSMETIC DENTISTRY IN MENLO PARK
Enhancing the beauty of your smile can give you a boost of confidence and provide encouragement in social and professional settings. 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 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 wax up model of his proposed treatment. Once we’ve decided on a prototype and prepped the teeth, you will have the chance to wear a set of 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, Dr. Hoffman will adjust your gum line without the need for any local anesthetic. The procedure is relatively short and has a rapid healing time.
Schedule an Exam for More Information
Every smile makeover process starts with an exam and consultation where we’ll discuss your long and short-term oral needs. Call our cosmetic dentist in Menlo Park today to get started. Flexible financing options are also available.
When problems like tooth decay or fractures come up, addressing them right away with the best restorative dentistry option is the best course of action to avoid unwanted pain or more expensive treatment later on.