If you recently found yourself wondering what your life could look like with a brand-new smile, you’ve probably started researching different cosmetic dentistry options. The real question is which one is right for you? Without a visit to Dr. Nehawandian for a consultation, we can’t tell you. However, while you wait for your appointment, you can read about the different types of cosmetic dentistry procedures we offer and the types of problems they can address.

This will give you an idea of which treatments might be right for you.

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Teeth Whitening

One of our most common types of cosmetic dentistry treatments is professional teeth whitening. Unlike the kits you can buy at the store or over the counter, professional teeth whitening can help lift even the oldest and deepest stains. With our help, we can brighten your smile up to 10 shades. Professional teeth whitening is also safer for your teeth and offers gorgeous results you can’t get from a box at the store.

At Top Down Dental, we use GLO™ Science Teeth Whitening which is a safe and effective whitening treatment that won’t leave your teeth feeling sensitive. The best part, you can complete your whitening treatment in the comfort of your home on your own time.

We recommend professional teeth whitening to anyone who has stained or discolored teeth. It’s important to note that professional whitening will not affect the color of restorations like porcelain veneers or dental crowns.

Invisalign and Braces

If you have crooked, gapped, misaligned, or crowded teeth, Invisalign might be the right cosmetic dentistry option for you. Invisalign works just like traditional braces but it uses clear plastic aligners instead. The aligners are removable for eating and brushing your teeth and are transparent so they’re highly undetectable. This makes it the ideal treatment choice for anyone searching for convenience and discreetness in orthodontic treatment. Most patients can achieve their desired results in as little as six months or two years. It depends on the severity of your problems.

We also offer traditional braces for patients who aren’t good candidates for Invisalign or for those who would prefer traditional braces. Traditional braces take a little longer than Invisalign but offer the same beautiful results.

After you complete your orthodontic treatment, with regular wear of your retainer, your teeth will look straight and gorgeous for years to come.

Porcelain Veneers

If you’ve ever wondered how celebrities get their gorgeous smiles, it’s from porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are thin sheets of porcelain that are bonded over your teeth. Porcelain veneers can hide stains, crooked teeth, gapped teeth, and change the size and shape of your teeth. They’re the best treatment for addressing multiple issues in just one treatment. They can also cover damage like cracks and chips. Porcelain veneers don’t stain and they’re just as strong as your natural teeth.

The treatment takes two visits to complete and provides patients with instant results. With proper care, porcelain veneers can last up to 25 years. It’s important to note that porcelain veneers are a permanent commitment and you must wear them for the rest of your life. This is because we have to remove a thin layer of your enamel to make room for the veneers.

Porcelain veneers are the best option for achieving a straight, white, and symmetrical smile in one simple treatment.

Dental Bonding

A cheaper alternative to porcelain veneers that don’t come with the lifetime commitment is dental bonding. Dental bonding can cover minor imperfections like gaps, chips, or cracks. Bonding can also help change the shape or size of your teeth. Unlike porcelain veneers, dental bonding is reversible. The treatment is also less expensive. If you’re not sure whether or not you want to commit to porcelain veneers, dental bonding is the perfect trial run. If you love your results but want something more permanent, you can have your bonding removed and veneers placed instead.

Dental Implants

If you have missing teeth, look no further than dental implants. Dental implants are the best solution for replacing your missing teeth because they actually replace the entire missing tooth, both the tooth root and the crown. Since dental implants are placed in your jaw, they make eating, talking, and smiling feel completely natural. Your replacement tooth or teeth are attached to the dental implant and function just like a natural tooth. We will also customize your replacement teeth to complement your smile and look natural. For single tooth replacements, we use dental crowns, and for multiple teeth, we recommend implant bridges or implant dentures.

Dental Crowns

The last type of cosmetic dentistry treatment we offer is dental crowns. Dental crowns cover the entire tooth and are perfect for restoring chipped, broken, cracked, or worn teeth. Since they cover the entire tooth, they can change the tooth’s shape and color. We also use dental crowns to replace missing teeth.

Best of all, it will restore the strength of your tooth and protect your underlying tooth from damage. We custom-design each dental crown to complement your existing teeth to blend seamlessly in your smile. 

Get Cosmetic Dentistry in Los Gatos Today

If you’re unhappy with your smile and you’re ready to make a change, contact Top Down Dental in Los Gatos for a cosmetic dentistry consultation with Dr. Nehawandian. Please call (408) 354-5600. During your consultation, we will recommend the best cosmetic dentistry treatments to help you achieve your desired smile.