Dental appointments may be especially challenging for both you and your son or daughter. In fact, visits to the dentist can be so difficult that you eventually decide to skip appointments. Because ...View Article
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Dr. Mamak Saffarpour and her staff believe that each of our patients deserve a smile they can be proud to show off. We offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry solutions to correct such common aesthetic flaws as stained teeth, broken teeth, or teeth that are chipped, cracked, misshapen, or crooked. Be sure to visit our online smile gallery to see some of the stunning results Dr. Saffarpour and her dental team have achieved for our cosmetic dentistry patients. We invite you to learn more about the cosmetic dentistry procedures offered by Dr. Saffarpour and then contact us at 408-269-2944 to schedule your smile makeover consultation.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of tooth-colored porcelain that Dr. Saffarpour uses to cover stains or mask flaws such as cracked, broken, or misshapen teeth. Porcelain veneers are sometimes referred to as "instant orthodontics" because they can also be applied to straighten the appearance of a crooked smile.
Tooth whitening is perhaps the most commonly sought cosmetic dentistry procedure at Dr. Mamak Saffarpour. Even the most beautiful smile can appear unhealthy or dull when teeth are stained or yellowed. In as quickly as one brief session, our patients can enjoy smiles that are up to ten shades brighter.
By applying a thin coating of a tooth-colored resin composite material to teeth, Dr. Mamak Saffarpour can improve the appearance of a number of cosmetic flaws. In many cases, cosmetic bonding is more affordable and just as effective as porcelain veneers; however, results will not last as long.
When a person's gums extend too far onto the tooth surface, he or she is said to have a "gummy" smile. In just one painless office visit, Dr. Saffarpour can use a diode laser to gently sculpt the gum line into a more pleasing proportion, making teeth appear larger and the smile more brilliant.
Many patients with crooked or misaligned teeth are hesitant to deal with the hassle or appearance of traditional metal braces. Fortunately, San Jose cosmetic dentist Dr. Saffarpour can fit most patients with a series of clear plastic, invisible Invisalign® aligners that gradually cause teeth to shift position. Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign® takes roughly the same amount of time as traditional braces, but is much more convenient, comfortable, and discreet.
Crowns and onlays are placed for a variety of reasons. Dr. Saffarpour will place a tooth-colored onlays/inlays to restore teeth that are severely damaged by decay or wear. When there is not enough tooth left to support a filling, Dr. Saffarpour may recommend a crown that covers a tooth to restore it to its normal shape and size. A tooth with Root Canal Therapy would also need a dental crown to protect the tooth from fracturing. Dr. Saffapour offers 3/4 crowns, Zirconia and ceramic crowns if no metal is preferred.
If a patient is missing one or more teeth but is not necessarily a good candidate for dentures or dental implants, he or she may be fitted with a dental bridge or Maryland bridges. A bridge is an artificial tooth that is held in place by a dental crown on either side of the gap created by the missing tooth.
At Dr. Mamak Saffarpour, we offer both full and partial dentures to our patients in the San Jose area. Unlike dental bridges or dental implants, dentures are removable replacement teeth. Dr. Saffarpour uses the most modern materials and methods to create our patients' dentures, so they can always be assured of a comfortable fit and the most realistic appearance. Dr. Saffarpour will offer you metal free, methacrylate free, and tooth colored clasps!
Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically inserted into a patient's jawbone to support permanent replacement teeth. Unlike dentures, dental implants never need to be removed for cleaning, and they allow for more comfortable eating and speaking.
Traditional metal fillings are often composed of mercury, and in addition create a black appearance, that can be harmful to our patient's health. For this reason, at Dr. Mamak Saffarpour we use only BPA free composite, or tooth-colored fillings. White fillings applied by Dr. Saffarpour are less likely to cause tooth breakage commonly seen with metal fillings. White fillings are also virtually undetectable which makes your smile healthy and beautiful at the same time.
Many of Dr. Saffarpour's patients combine a number of cosmetic dentistry procedures to achieve the ultimate in smile design. For example, a patient may choose to eliminate the "gummy" appearance of his or her smile with gum recontouring, and then enhance the results with a tooth whitening session. To learn more about the smile makeover or smile design opportunities available to our patients, we encourage you to make an appointment to consult with Dr. Mamak Saffarpour . Call us today at 408-269-2944 for more information.