Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry refers to any dental procedures that improve the appearance of your smile or your teeth. Some of these treatments are purely cosmetic, meaning they serve no functional purpose. On the other hand, many cosmetic dentistry treatments also provide restorative benefits in addition to enhancing the look of your smile.

Some of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures include teeth whitening treatment, teeth straightening and contouring services, and veneers. Most patients interested in cosmetic dentistry are unhappy with the color, size, shape, or alignment of their teeth, but cosmetic dentistry can address a wide range of issues, from minor to severe. With advancements in technology and techniques, most patients seeking cosmetic dentistry can expect natural-looking results with no excessive downtime.

What Does Cosmetic Dentistry Address?

If you are unhappy with your smile, cosmetic dentistry can address numerous concerns so you can achieve the smile of your dreams! From whitening to straightening with Invisalign® and more, our dentists can help you achieve your best smile yet! Some of the dental issues cosmetic dentistry can address are as follows:

  • Crooked Teeth
  • Chipped or Cracked Teeth
  • Discolored Teeth
  • Missing Teeth
  • Gaps Between Teeth
  • Misshaped Teeth
  • Gummy Smile

Common Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

Teeth Whitening

Teeth that are stained from smoking or certain food and drinks can be whitened using a bleaching procedure. The dentist applies a whitening gel to the teeth and uses a special light to activate the bleach. This process takes about one hour to complete and can lighten by up to eight shades.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding uses composite resin to conceal minor, aesthetic flaws, such as gaps between teeth or chipped teeth. It provides a fast and affordable treatment option for many patients. Your dentist will add tooth-colored materials to your teeth and harden the material with a curing light to create a smoother, more natural-looking smile.


These thin sheaths of porcelain are bonded to the front of your teeth to cover imperfections like chips, cracks, discolorations, and even mild misalignments. They will completely transform the look of your smile and do so without requiring any extensive preparation. In addition to improving the look of your teeth, they can also improve your oral health by covering up any decay. While they are more costly than dental bonding, the results are stunning and long-lasting.

Gum Contouring/Crown Lengthening

If you’ve experienced an injury that resulted in uneven gums or a gumline that is too low, you might benefit from gum reshaping. This procedure involves removing small amounts of gum tissue and is usually only performed to treat receding gums. It can also be combined with the placement of a crown if your teeth are too short or if you have a lot of tooth decay that needs repairing and need extra support.

Smile Makeover

A smile makeover combines multiple cosmetic dentistry techniques to achieve a new beautiful smile. Patients often combine teeth whitening with a bite adjustment to fix overlapping teeth. Porcelain crowns protect damaged teeth, and cosmetic bonding can be used to repair smaller flaws like small chips and discolorations. For patients with several problems, a smile makeover can completely redesign their smile.

At Perfect Smile Dental Care, we work towards improving your smile and confidence altogether. Request an appointment with us for a beautiful smile today!

Santa Clara, CA

1364 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050

Phone: (408) 235-7600