Cosmetic Dentistry

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Bonding Procedure

Very little preparation is necessary for dental bonding and anesthesia is generally not required beforehand. We will use a shade guide to select a composite resin color that most closely matches the color of your existing teeth.

The surface of your tooth will be etched and a special cleaning/conditioning solution will be applied to allow the bonding resin to adhere to your tooth. Next, we will apply the bonding resin which is putty-like in consistency and can be molded into the desired shape necessary for your specific situation. Once the resin has been properly placed, molded and smoothed, we will use a special ultraviolet light that quickly hardens the resin.

After the resin has hardened completely, we will be able to fine-tune the shape of the resin as well as polish the material until it matches the sheen and overall texture of your natural teeth.

The entire process may take between 30 minutes to an hour to complete depending on your application requirements and how severe the initial issue was.

Teeth Whitening

Looking for Teeth Whitening in San Jose? Yearning for a bright youthful smile?

Santa Clara Dental offers a full range of cosmetic dentistry including professional teeth whitening. Teeth whitening is the #1 requested and performed cosmetic dental procedure. Teeth whitening (sometimes called teeth bleaching) is a procedure that brightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration.

Throughout the day, a thin coating of bio-film collect on teeth. The bio-film can attract stains that can be trapped in the pores of tooth's enamel.

Teeth whitening by a dental professional is key as cavities need to be treated before teeth are whitened. Cavities are problematic because whitening solution can penetrate the cavity allowing decay to reach inner areas of a tooth. People with good dental health may also use a kit to whiten teeth at home. However, in a single office visit, teeth whitening performed by a dental professional will produce brighter results that are more consistent in color across all teeth.

Home Whitening

The most common type of home teeth whitening involves placing a gel-like whitening solution, which usually contains hydrogen peroxide, in a tray that resembles a Nightguard or mouth guard. Over-the-counter mouthpieces are unlikely to fit correctly and can cause gum irritation if the whitening agent seeps out. The tray is then placed over the teeth for a certain period of time, anywhere from an hour or two to overnight.

Whitening Your Smile With Powerful & Fast Results

Are you a heavy coffee drinker? Do you smoke? Do you drink soda? Are your teeth naturally discolored? If so, chances are your teeth have seen whiter days. Santa Clara Dental makes whitening your teeth extremely fast and affordable with our powerful whitening system. With this whitening system that only a dentist can provide (not to be mistaken for those mall-style teeth whitening stations we've all seen), we are able to whiten stained and discolored teeth up to 9 shades whiter in less than an hour!

Powerful Home Whitening Kits

Santa Clara Dental can send you home with home teeth whitening kits that contain an extra-strength concentrated whitening solutions that you can't get from a supermarket or over the counter. We use home whitening kits that are able to attack even the deepest tooth stains and eliminate tooth discoloration.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Composite fillings are today's modern filling choice. They are made to match your tooth's natural color to make them virtually invisible to notice and are placed onto the tooth by bonding the filling material to the tooth so they do not have the unlikely chance of falling off. Many patients choose to replace their old silver and gold fillings with composite fillings.

Other Benefits:

  • Beautiful in appearance
  • Completed in a single visit
  • No filling leaks
  • Less chance of tooth cracking

Porcelain Veneers

If you are unhappy with your smile due to the poor condition of your teeth, porcelain veneers are worth investigating.

Nearly every A-list actor and Top Model owes their gorgeous and flawless smiles to getting porcelain veneers. Veneers slyly conceal chipped, discolored, crooked or gapped teeth.

Upgrading Your Smile Couldn’t Be Easier

Book an initial consultation. Dr. Trinh will determine the best color for the veneers, and dental impressions will be taken of your upper and lower teeth along with photos to help the lab create the best veneers possible. Your next visit is usually a couple of weeks later. Teeth are prepared to accept the veneers, and then Dr. Trinh will bond them in place one at a time. After bonding your bite is evaluated, balanced and shaped to achieve beauty and efficient function.


Getting veneers is a pain-free procedure. In most cases, you will complete the process without the need for shots. You will leave your second visit with finished beautiful and natural looking teeth with no post-treatment issues.

How much do Porcelain Veneers cost?

We like to flip that question and ask how much is a perfect smile worth? Topmost Actors and Supermodels would say six or seven figures. We agree. Fortunately, the cost of veneers is much much lower. Multiple factors impact the cost of veneers, including the extent of correction required and the veneer material; be it porcelain, resin or ceramic. But the only way to know for sure is to book a consultation and find out. You will be provided a detailed quote at your consultation.

If necessary, you can finance your perfect smile through CareCredit (subject to credit approval).

VIDEO: Placing Porcelain Veneers.

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