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Frequently Asked Questions
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What is cosmetic dentistry?What is cosmetic dentistry?

How do I know if cosmetic dentistry is right for me?

Can I have my old silver fillings replaced even if they aren’t falling out?

I have a cavity that needs filling. Is there an alternative to the silver fillings?

The only thing wrong with my smile is my yellow teeth. What can I do?

What is the difference between a crown and a bridge?

Can porcelain veneers cover up the gaps in my smile?


What is cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is a range of procedures designed to improve your smile. Cosmetic dentistry includes porcelain veneers, bridges and crowns, teeth whitening, bonding andwhite fillings.

How do I know if cosmetic dentistry is right for me?
You can begin by taking a look at your smile. You may not like the way your smile looks, either because of discoloration, crooked, cracked, or missing teeth. If this is the case, we recommend you schedule an initial consultation. We will discuss your options so that you are able to make an informed decision about whether or not to pursue cosmetic dentistry.

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Can I have my old silver fillings replaced even if they aren’t falling out?
Composite fillings are more appealing than silver or gold fillings. Silver fillings usually last just 5 to 8 years and will most likely need to be replaced eventually. However, if your primary concern is the color of your filling but the filling is in good shape, you may consider other options such as white fillings or porcelain inlays.

I have a cavity that needs filling. Is there an alternative to the silver fillings?
White fillings are quickly replacing the old silver fillings that are part mercury. Although both kinds of fillings serve the same purpose, white fillings are significantly more appealing.

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The only thing wrong with my smile is my yellow teeth. What can I do?
Our cosmetic dentistry practice offers several different tooth whitening options. You can have this procedure done in the office or at home at your own convenience. In order to determine which whitening option is best suited for your needs, we suggest you contact our office to schedule a consultation.

What is the difference between a crown and a bridge?
Crowns and bridges are both considered restorative dentistry. Crowns and bridges are used to return your teeth to their desired look and functionality. A crown is used to repair or replace a single tooth. A bridge is used to replace multiple missing teeth. Crowns and bridges both add stability to the surrounding teeth and give your smile a more beautiful look.

Can porcelain veneers cover up the gaps in my smile?
Absolutely. Porcelain veneers may be the best cosmetic dentistry option if you need to cover gaps, chips, permanent stains, misshapen teeth, or washed out fillings. The thin porcelain veneers can be used for instant orthodontics, which gives you the beautiful smile you have always wanted.

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If you are considering a smile makeover in San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland or Piedmont, please call or e-mail us today to schedule your initial consultation.

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