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Cosmetic Dentistry
Dr. Marc Schwartz, DDS, APC - Belmont And San Carlos, CA

When some people hear the word cosmetic, they assume that means creating a “Hollywood” smile. While it is true that most Hollywood stars have undergone cosmetic dental procedures to achieve their dazzling white smiles, cosmetic dentistry is more than that. Patients who are ashamed of stained or crooked teeth often restore their self-esteem along with their smiles. Furthermore, cosmetic dentistry can focus on functionality and improved aesthetics that not only contribute to a person’s smile, but to their bite and overall appearance.

Dr. Schwartz loves providing his patients with cosmetic dental treatments, because he is able to see their confidence improve with their smile. Cosmetic dental procedures allow for creativity on the dentist’s part, and Dr. Schwartz has years of experience crafting healthy, natural-looking smiles.

What procedures do you offer?

We offer white fillings, all-ceramic crowns, veneers, implants, Invisalign®, and ZOOM! Teeth Whitening. Improving a smile typically requires a combination of treatment options including bleaching, reshaping gums, and using bonded materials (resin or porcelain) to change the appearance of teeth.

How does Invisalign® work?

Invisalign® is a modern approach to straightening your smile without the use of unsightly, uncomfortable, metal braces and brackets. The first step is taking molds which are used to create clear, customized aligners that you wear over your teeth. This process works like traditional braces without the unwieldy metal brackets and wires that require tightening. Invisalign® aligners are painless and there is no risk of mouth sores, injuries, tooth decay, plaque buildup, tooth discoloration, tooth/bracket breakage, or difficulty eating because they are removable. You can eat whatever you want and easily brush and floss as you normally would. Just pop in a new set of aligners about every two weeks until treatment is complete. Since they are virtually invisible, most people will not even realize you are wearing them.

What is ZOOM! Teeth Whitening and how long does it take?

Philips ZOOM! Teeth Whitening is a scientifically advanced teeth whitening procedure that we apply while you are in our office. It is ideal for anyone looking for immediate results, and now with the most advanced LED whitening technology from Philips, the results are better than ever. To achieve the best results, we recommend that you have a professional cleaning done in our office a week or two prior to treatment. Before applying the gel to your teeth, we cover your lips and gums. The ZOOM! Advanced Power Chairside Lamp accelerates the bleaching process by activating the 25 percent hydrogen peroxide whitening gel. As the hydrogen peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, bleaching the stains while leaving the structure of the tooth unchanged. While the gel is on your teeth, you can sit back and watch TV or listen to music on our complimentary headphones. The gel is applied during three 15-minute sessions of light activation, for a total treatment time of 45 minutes.