Cosmetic Dentistry Specialist

Dentist located in San Jose, CA

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Cosmetic Dentistry services offered in San Jose, CA
Are there things about your smile you wish you could change? If so, cosmetic dentistry is well worth considering. Through her self-named practice, Mohsena Ahmad D.D.S., FICOI, DICOI, in San Jose, California, Dr. Ahmad offers the very latest in cosmetic dentistry to enhance your smile and your confidence. Booking a visit is as simple as a phone call or a few moments on the online scheduling page.
Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A

What is cosmetic dentistry?

While preventive dentistry focuses on stopping dental decay and gum disease before they begin, and restorative dentistry seeks to correct decay or disease, cosmetic dentistry focuses solely on enhancing the appearance of your smile. That said, many cosmetic treatments also help to strengthen your teeth or replace missing teeth.

Dr. Ahmad and her team also offer orthodontic solutions, including braces and Invisalign®. These options can help teens and adults correct alignment issues and create a gorgeous smile. 

Never before have there been so many ways to move closer to your ideal smile. In fact, there are so many possibilities that many people struggle to choose the treatments best aligned with their needs. When you work in partnership with Dr. Ahmad and her team, you’ll have professional guidance as you navigate your options. 

How does laser teeth whitening work?

Many things can cause your smile to lose some of its gleam. The aging process is the most common factor, as your bright white enamel tends to wear away over the years, revealing more of the naturally yellow dentin that lies beneath.

Some of the other causes of tooth discoloration include:

  • Food and drinks like coffee, tea, or berries
  • Tobacco use
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Exposure to high levels of fluoride
  • Certain medications

Laser teeth whitening uses a combination of a powerful whitening solution activated by a laser light to blast apart stains, revealing a brighter, whiter smile. In-house whitening can lighten your teeth multiple shades in just one visit.

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are a treatment that uses paper-thin shells of porcelain to completely transform the appearance of your natural teeth. A versatile cosmetic treatment, a great set of veneers can correct:

  • Discoloration that laser teeth whitening can’t improve
  • Minor misalignment
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Worn down teeth
  • Irregularities in the shape or size of teeth
  • Gapped teeth

The veneers are custom made to align perfectly with the shape of your smile. Once cemented in place, you can expect dental veneers to last up to 15 years. Because veneers require removing a small portion of your natural tooth tissue, you’ll eventually need to have a new set placed. 

If you’d like to explore these and other cosmetic dentistry options, call Dr. Ahmad and her team today. Online booking is also an option and can be done from home, any time of day or night.