Peak Dental
A Great Dentist

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Cosmetic Dentistry

How can we help you?

We want to know what concerns you!

We urge you to ask questions because it helps us understand your concerns and the best way to address them. Remember, no question is too small—if it's important to you, it's important to us!

Here are a few of the questions we hear most frequently, but if you don't see yours listed here, please don't hesitate to contact our office.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Teeth whitening is such an easy way to refresh your smile that it’s no wonder it is the most requested cosmetic treatment!

If you are interested in whitening your teeth at home, you have two options – professional customized kits and over-the-counter kits. Let’s take a look at how the two stack up:

Over-the-counter kits provide a whitening gel and a boil-and-bite tray. The tray will conform somewhat to your teeth, but it won’t cover all surfaces evenly because it’s not customized. This can lead to increased risk for sensitivity, inconsistent results, and burning gums where your teeth aren’t protected.

Professional take-home whitening kits are superior to store-bought in many ways. We provide a customized tray made using impressions of your teeth for a perfect fit. We will adjust the strength of the whitening gel you receive with the kit based on sensitivity you may have experienced in the past. You also have the advantage of being under professional care, and we are always available to answer your questions.

While over-the-counter kits can be tempting because they’re so readily available, you do run an increased risk of sensitivity. If you are interested in trying a professional take-home whitening kit, please call our Rancho Penasquitos dentist to make an appointment for your next cleaning!

cosmetic dentist san diegoToday it is easier than ever before to have the smile you’ve always dreamed of.

So many treatments are available that your options are almost unlimited. We may use just one type of treatment, or we may combine several to create the perfect smile.

People don’t often think of crowns or fillings as being cosmetic, but you would be surprised how both can be used to improve your appearance! Both can be color matched to achieve a shade that blends perfectly with your natural teeth. Tooth-colored fillings are a conservative option for repairing small flaws like chipped or broken teeth.

Porcelain veneers are a good choice for altering the appearance of just one or several teeth. Their appearance is similar to that of natural tooth enamel, and they have a number of uses. Veneers can close uneven spaces between teeth, conceal chipped, cracked, or broken teeth, and hide a tooth that is severely stained.

Teeth whitening puts the final touch on a healthy smile, dramatically improving your appearance. We’re pleased to offer both in-office and take-home professional whitening.

Why not call our San Diego dental office today to learn more about our cosmetic dental options?

Not finding what you need?
If you have difficulty using our website, please email us or call us at (858) 484-4104
View the ADA Accessibility Statement