With advances in cosmetic dentistry, you have many options to improve the look of your smile. Ryan Zhuoran Zhao, DDS, PhD, and his team at Harmony Smile Dental in Sunnyvale, California, are experts in cosmetic dentistry and are devoted to restoring and enhancing your natural smile to give you the look you want. To learn more about cosmetic dentistry at Harmony Smile Dental, call the office today at (408) 738-1000 or book online.
Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A
What is cosmetic dentistry?
The aim of cosmetic dentistry is to improve the look of your smile. Dr. Zhao and his team at Harmony Smile Dental take a conservative and preventive approach to dental care and improve both the look and health of your teeth with cosmetic dentistry.
Common types of cosmetic dentistry include:
- Teeth whitening
- Dental implants
When you come in to see Dr. Zhao with concerns about the look of your teeth, he can talk to you about all of your options and help you make the best choice for you and your smile.
What is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is a safe and cost-effective way to improve the look of your smile. The enamel on your teeth is porous and susceptible to staining. Teeth whitening agents help lift the stains off your teeth to give you a whiter, brighter smile.
To keep your teeth white and bright, Dr. Zhao recommends you come in for your regularly scheduled cleanings and checkups. He can also talk to you about home whitening agents that can help you maintain your look. You may also want to avoid foods and drinks that can stain your teeth, such as coffee, tea, and berries.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an innovative teeth straightening system that can fix misaligned teeth without brackets or wires. Dr. Zhao is an Invisalign specialist and can design a plan to help straighten your teeth using the advanced clear aligners quickly and effectively.
What are dental implants?
If you’re missing teeth, you may want to consider dental implants. Dr. Zhao places your dental implant, which is a replacement root that gets fitted with a crown, to complete your smile. The implant looks and functions just like your natural tooth.
Dental implants also help keep your other teeth in place and prevent bone loss by acting as a stimulant for your jawbone.
What are crowns?
Crowns act as a cover for your natural tooth. If your tooth is decayed or cracked, Dr. Zhao may recommend a crown to not only improve the look of your tooth, but also provide support, strength, and protection.
Dr. Zhao offers state-of-the-art dental procedures to improve both the look and health of your teeth. To learn more about the cosmetic dentistry options at Harmony Smile Dental, call the office today at (408) 738-1000 or request an appointment online.