By Moy Dental
August 14, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Cosmetic dentistry is one of the most requested services at the San Leandro dentist office of Dr. Stephen J. Moy. It helps patients with a variety of problems including discolored, chipped, cracked, gapped and poorly shaped teeth. You may be wondering if a cosmetic Veneersprocedure is a good choice for you—explore the various options you have available.

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is the art of improving the overall aesthetic appearance of a patient’s teeth. It has been around in some form since ancient times. It’s believed that the ancient Egyptians used bones, stones and shells to create tooth-like restorations. Cosmetic dentistry increased in popularity in America when Hollywood stars started to want better-looking teeth. Today, we use the term “Hollywood smile” to describe the perfect, straight, white smile that many people ask for when they visit the dentist.

Types of Cosmetic Procedures
The great thing about going to Dr. Moy’s San Leandro dentist office with a smile concern is that you have a number of options to choose from. Here are a few of the most popular cosmetic dentistry services offered at his office:

  • Porcelain veneers and crowns (cover the surface of healthy teeth for a whiter, fuller appearance)
  • Cosmetic bonding (fillers are used to fix chips and fill in gaps)
  • Invisalign and standard braces (reposition the teeth and close spaces)
  • Professional tooth whitening (to brighten the teeth up to 10 shades)

Is It Right for You?
Cosmetic dentistry is right for anyone who has a strong desire for a better looking smile. However, your dentist has to clear your dental and oral health before performing certain procedures with a general exam and X-rays. The sooner you have your first consultation, the closer you are to having a beautiful set of teeth that you can show the world.

See Dr. Moy
Every week, dozens of patients walk out of Dr. Moy's office looking and feeling great about their new smiles. If you’re ready for cosmetic dentistry, call (510) 351-4030 today for an appointment.