Cosmetic Dentistry in Kensington

A beautiful, healthy smile is something we all want to achieve, but nature and time can diminish the appearance of your teeth. At the dental practice of Louie B Mendoza DDS – Kensington Dental Care, we offer cosmetic dental treatments to boost the appeal of your smile and your oral health. We are dedicated to helping you find a look you love and feel confident about.

Our team is proud to transform the smiles of the residents of Kensington, Berkley, Albany, and the surrounding areas. From the moment you walk into our office, you'll find a team that treats you like family and strives to create a positive experience every time you visit. Contact us today to schedule your appointment for cosmetic dentistry in Kensington.


What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic or aesthetic dentistry is focused on the treatments and services that improve the appearance of your teeth and gums, resulting in a more attractive smile. Services may range from a single treatment, like whitening your teeth, to a combination of offerings, like a smile makeover. You can trust that our friendly team will discuss each option with you so you can choose the service that aligns with your desired results.

  • Teeth Whitening: If your smile isn't as bright as you want it to be or is deeply stained, our professional whitening treatment may help. We offer both in-office and take-home treatments to meet your needs. Our Kensington teeth whitening process can lift years of surface stains off your teeth to reveal a fresh and whiter smile. To provide even results, our office has advanced technology that allows us to craft your custom whitening tray in-house.
  • Invisalign® Clear Aligners: If your teeth are not as straight as you want them to be, our invisible braces may be the solution you're looking for. We offer Invisalign clear aligners to address mild to moderate bite misalignments. The custom trays must be worn for approximately 22 hours each day. Due to the strict requirements of the treatment, we only offer clear aligners to responsible teens and adults.
  • Veneers: We offer porcelain and chairside composite veneers to cover up and improve upon a variety of cosmetic issues. Veneers are an effective way to conceal a chipped or deeply discolored tooth. Our gentle team may also use veneers to correct the appearance of a tooth that is smaller than the neighboring teeth or hide small gaps between your teeth. We're happy to provide as much assistance as you want, meaning we can provide a single veneer or treatment for your whole smile.
  • CEREC® Same-Day Crowns: When a crown is lost or damaged, it needs to be replaced quickly to protect the natural tooth structure. Our team offers CEREC same-day crowns to replace broken or lost crowns. Our CAD/CAM technology will digitally map your tooth structure and mill a custom crown from quality porcelain to restore the integrity of your bite and the beauty of your smile. Our friendly dentist will artfully match the shape, size, and color of your crown to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth.
  • Smile Makeover: When there are multiple cosmetic issues you want to address, we offer custom smile makeovers. We carefully examine your teeth, jaws, and gums to determine what services are necessary to make your dream smile a reality. From there, we craft a treatment plan that is tailored to you and your unique needs and goals. A smile makeover can be complex or simple, such as straightening your teeth with clear aligners and then whitening your teeth for a stunning new look.

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

Transforming your smile is a decision that belongs to you, and it's natural to have questions. Our compassionate team encourages you to share your questions, and we are happy to provide the resources and information you need to feel confident in your treatment. Here are some of the most common questions we receive about cosmetic dental services.

Do cosmetic dental treatments have oral health benefits?

The main goal of cosmetic dental services is to improve the appearance of your smile. However, some cosmetic treatments also have oral health benefits. If you straighten your smile with clear aligners, you may find that it's easier to brush and floss your teeth, which prevents cavities and gum disease. A same-day crown is an effective way to protect your smile because it covers a compromised tooth, restores the surface area of your bite, and defends your tooth against further damage or infection.

We will use local anesthetics as needed and offer sedation options to alleviate anxiety and maximize your comfort during cosmetic dental treatments. You can choose nitrous oxide or oral conscious sedation, depending on the service you're receiving and your needs.

If you want to maintain your brighter smile after whitening treatment, it's best to lower your intake of highly pigmented foods and drinks because these will stain your teeth. By avoiding things like tomato sauce, coffee, tea, or red wines, you can keep your smile whiter for longer. It's also important to stop using tobacco products because these will also deeply discolor your teeth.

Reliable Cosmetic Dental Treatments in Kensington

You deserve a smile you can't wait to show off. At the dental practice of Louie B Mendoza DDS – Kensington Dental Care, we offer reliable cosmetic dental treatments to elevate the appearance of your smile. We are excited to meet you and build a professional relationship built on trust and quality dental care. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.