Are you happy with the look of your teeth and smile? Do you smile with confidence or are you reluctant to fully reveal your inner spirit? Dr. Ken Schweifler provides cosmetic dentistry in Los Altos, CA. He has the experience you need to create a beautiful and lasting smile. Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on improving the appearance of teeth. Still, we do not limit cosmetic treatments to teeth whitening, dental fillings, and porcelain veneers. Cosmetic dental care can improve the overall health of your smile too.
We believe that how people perceive themselves is important to them, and does influence their overall health. We also believe that how you feel when you show your smile is more important than how your mouth looks. Negative feelings towards one’s oral appearance can have harmful effects on one’s self-esteem. It can even cause a person to resist revealing their utmost beauty. Especially if they loath to smile at full capacity.
Dr. Schweifler’s goal is to provide his patients with effective cosmetic dental care options. Our cosmetic dental clinic in Los Altos helps improve the look of teeth, and the stability of your bite. Not to mention, it can raise your self-esteem!
We can transform spaces, chips, or irregularly shaped teeth into ideal proportions and colors. Furthermore, we can whiten stained teeth to make them look brighter and vibrant. Our cosmetic dental treatments incorporate treatments that may span across dental disciplines, such as restorative dentistry. We will help you achieve your oral health goals and address any underlying dental concerns.
Cosmetic Dental Services in Los Altos, CA from Dr. Ken Schweifler
Learn about our cosmetic dentistry procedures. Cosmetic procedures include the below treatments.
Professional Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening at the dentist is a non-invasive, relatively inexpensive way to whiten your teeth and makeover your smile. We take impressions (molds) of your teeth to create custom-fitting plastic bleaching trays. They will fit snugly over your teeth and hold the whitening gel in place. You can perform the bleaching conveniently at home. You will see results over the course of 1-2 weeks. A dental professional can also provide in-office teeth whitening, and can take from 30 minutes to 2 hours to complete. Learn more about professional teeth whitening.
White Dental Fillings
White fillings are just like the traditional amalgam fillings, but they consist of a different material. Traditional amalgam fillings contain mercury and other metals such as silver, copper, and tin. Simply replacing a single silver filling or metal crown with a tooth-colored one provides an instant smile makeover. It also offers superior protection against decay. We match our white composite fillings to surrounding tooth structure to create a seamless fit.
Invisalign is a system of clear aligners that gently move teeth to a straighter position. We can use this treatment on adults and teens who have a mild to moderate degree of tooth misalignment. Invisalign slowly moves teeth into the right position without wires or brackets. The result is a straight and beautiful smile in less time it would take with traditional braces. Learn more about Invisalign.
Porcelain Veneers and Crowns
Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made shells that your dentist bonds to the front of the teeth. Veneers can change the shape, size, length and color of teeth. We provide custom high-quality ceramic veneers. the strong shells transform your smile and overall look in about two visits. Learn more about porcelain veneers.
Dental bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure that repairs a chipped, cracked, or broken tooth. The procedure uses a tooth-colored composite resin to fill in gaps and cover the front surface of teeth. We can use bonding to close spaces between teeth, repair chips or cracks, and improve the look of crooked teeth. The dentist will place a composite resin on the tooth, and shape it by hand. Learn more about tooth bonding.
The Smile Makeover Process
Dr. Schweifler works with patients on an individual basis to create mouths that are natural-looking and healthy. The process for creating a smile makeover starts with a thorough dental exam. First, we will look for problems that could impact the integrity of your result. Dr. Schweifler will ensure that your personal treatment plan results in a beautiful new smile and one that functions comfortably. The results will support your long-term oral health and wellness.
A one-on-one conversation with Dr. Schweifler is the first step in your journey towards the smile you desire. This is the opportunity to openly share your concerns with the shape of a tooth, teeth, or your entire mouth.
- Dr. Schweifler will provide many options. They can range from very conservative and inexpensive, to more elaborate and complex.
- Dr. Schweifler can create a unique Smile Design 3D Blueprint in wax on stone models of your teeth. Thus more vividly communicating potential cosmetic outcomes in advance.
- If available, we can make highly aesthetic temporary restorations from this wax design. This will let you “test drive” your new smile design. We will make sure you are happy with the look, function, and comfort before proceeding to the final phase.
Dr. Schweifler has close professional relationships with master ceramists and technicians in the area. We only partner with those that are as knowledgeable in their craft as he is, and ensure the highest level of patient satisfaction. Therefore, you can expect the use of high-quality materials in your custom dental restorations.
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
What dental issues can cosmetic dentistry address?
Cosmetic dentistry can fix or disguise just about any issues you have with your teeth. These issues can include crooked teeth, chipped teeth, stained teeth, missing teeth, teeth with gaps in between them, worn down or ugly fillings, worn down teeth, and TMJ issues.
Will my dental insurance cover my cosmetic dental treatments?
Dental insurance is a tricky subject. Most dental insurance companies only provide coverage for things that they deem crucial to your oral health. Typically, the only procedures that dental insurance plans cover are preventive care treatments, like teeth cleanings and fillings. Most of these plans do not cover cosmetic dentistry. They believe that cosmetic treatments are elective and are not necessary to maintain good oral health.
How do I know which cosmetic dental treatments are right for me?
You should schedule a consultation with Dr. Schweifler to learn more about our available dental services. Dr. Schweifler is a talented cosmetic dentist and can recommend the appropriate services to you. After listening to you and evaluating your oral health, he will list out your options. Then, he will create a treatment plan for your oral health needs, wants, and budget. Contact our office to learn more about the cosmetic dentistry services we can provide for you.