Cosmetic Dentistry in San Jose, CA

If you feel dissatisfied with the appearance of your smile, you are not alone! Many of our patients have excellent oral health but would like to improve the appearance of their smile, so they have improved self-confidence in their appearance.

Dr. Victor Woodlief, our San Jose, CA dentist, offers a wide variety of cosmetic services, ranging from simple treatments to full smile makeovers. People who feel great about the way their teeth look are more likely to make a great first impression in just about any social or professional situation.

Additionally, many cosmetic dentistry options improve your oral health.

If you’re thinking about cosmetic dentistry in San Jose, CA, or if you'd like more information, contact a member of our dental team today.

If you’d like to learn more about our smile-enhancing options and treatments, we encourage you to continue reading.

What cosmetic dentistry options do you offer?

At Advanced Dentistry by Design, we provide a variety of cosmetic dentistry services, and we offer treatments to fit most budgets. Additionally, you can schedule cosmetic procedures over the months to more easily finance multiple services. Dr. Woodlief can help you with a timeline, first taking care of the aesthetic issues that bother you the most and gradually working through until you reach your smile goal.  

Our cosmetic dental options in San Jose, CA include:

Professional Teeth Whitening

After a whitening consultation with Dr. Woodlief, he will recommend the type of whitening system that will give you the best results. His decision depends on your oral health, your level of staining, and whether or not you have gum recession, which can cause sensitivity.

Next, one of our assistants will take an impression of your upper and lower teeth. We use these models to create custom teeth whitening trays that fit your teeth snugly, holding the whitening gel on the surface of your teeth.

We measure results by taking a before-and-after shade. It is not always easy to monitor whitening progress without this step because it happens gradually. Many patients are surprised to see how many shades their teeth lightened, or how the system lifted brown and yellow stains, often just in time for a major life event.

When we send your take-home teeth whitening system home with you, you will have enough gel for your initial treatment. If you require touch-ups in the future, you can use the same whitening trays and purchase additional gel from our office.

Our San Jose team recommends not using store-bought systems for a few reasons:

  • You are not under the guidance of a dental professional
  • Ingredients can be abrasive and erosive to your enamel
  • You may end up with uneven bleaching or stripes on your teeth
  • You may be disappointed with your results

Tooth-Colored Restorations

The goal of a dental restoration, such as a filling or crown, is to protect and stabilize your tooth. Dr. Woodlief also believes in creating restorations that do not look noticeable when you smile.

Custom restorations in San Jose fit and function comfortably and enhance the beauty of your smile. We can replace old metal-based restorations with durable composite and porcelain for improved aesthetics. We take a custom shade of your teeth to ensure a good match.

Repairing small chips or tooth irregularities with cosmetic dental bonding is an affordable and noninvasive treatment. We can often complete this work in one day using highly aesthetic composite material.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin shields that go over the front of your teeth to conceal tooth flaws. Veneers in San Jose, CA provide dramatic results and can address many cosmetic issues including:

  • Deep or stubborn stains
  • Irregularly shaped teeth
  • Misalignment
  • Gaps
  • Worn or damaged teeth
  • Gummy smiles
  • Height discrepancies

Porcelain veneers can replace one or multiple teeth, giving you a uniform and youthful appearance. Veneers are often worn by models and Hollywood actors.

Dental Implants

Dental implants in San Jose are considered the gold standard in tooth replacement for many reasons, including:

  • They help prevent bone loss in the jaw
  • They provide both tooth and root replacement
  • They look and function like natural teeth
  • They require no special care other than the maintenance you would provide to natural teeth
  • Dental implants can last for decades with practical care and good oral hygiene

A dental implant in San Jose is a slight post created from sturdy titanium. Your dentist implants this post in your jaw, it fuses with your jawbone over a period of months, and it becomes the solid support base for a dental crown or restoration tooth. Four to six dental implants are durable enough to support an entire arch of restoration teeth.

Full Smile Makeovers or Full Mouth Rehabilitation

Combining multiple cosmetic treatments allows Dr. Woodlief to completely reconstruct smiles that have suffered from trauma, accidents, or extreme wear. He can even rebuild a worn smile that feels sensitive or painful from teeth grinding or poor occlusion (a misaligned bite).

A full smile makeover considers your oral health and the appearance of your smile.

Dr. Woodlief has years of experience and maintains the highest standards for restorative dentistry. He can show you the results you can expect and discuss treatment options to help you achieve your goals for your oral health and smile.

Is cosmetic dentistry in San Jose, CA a good choice for me?

All cosmetic dentistry begins with an exam and chat with your top San Jose, CA dentist. Dr. Woodlief wants to examine your mouth to make sure cosmetic dentistry is a good option for you. He also wants to hear about your smile goals and desires.

Together, you will choose the best options to help you reach your smile goal.

Is cosmetic dentistry expensive?

Cosmetic dentistry costs vary by treatment and even by the labor involved within the parameters of a single service. For example, one dental implant is less expensive than two dental implants. Other considerations include pretreatment to make you a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry if you have dental health issues.

Cosmetic dentistry is an investment in your well-being and, in some cases, your oral health. Dental implants, for example, provide a beautiful smile, but they also prevent teeth from shifting and your jawbone from deteriorating. Full smile makeovers consider your oral health and smile appeal—meaning that part of your makeover may include fillings and root canals as well as cosmetic dentistry options.

Following your chat with Dr. Woodlief, a member of our team can provide a cost estimate.

Additionally, we have partnered with Lending Club and Wells Fargo Health Advantage. These programs or credit lines allow for easy financing to help you get the dental care you need. The online applications are simple, and a member of our team can help. Decisions usually arrive within minutes.  

We also accept most major credit cards to assist with long-term financing.

How do I take care of my new smile?

Following your cosmetic dentistry treatment or procedure, we will provide tips and instructions to help you get the most out of your new smile. As a rule, you want to brush and floss regularly and see your dentist for regular exams.

Restorations, including dental implants, provide no protection against gum disease—only your oral hygiene routine and your dentist can do that!

Gum disease can lead to tooth loss and loss of your new smile.

Improve the Look of Your Smile

Contact our San Jose, CA dental office to schedule a cosmetic dentistry exam and conversation with our top dentist. We offer a wide variety of services to meet our patients’ needs and budgets.

If you have additional questions about cosmetic dentistry, we are always here to address your concerns. We look forward to assisting you on your smile journey.