Get a Smile You Love
By Michael E. Huguet DDS
October 17, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Learn about cosmetic dentistry from your Pleasant Hills dentists.cosmetic dentistry

When your teeth are dull or damaged, it's hard to feel good about your smile. Luckily, a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures can restore and enhance your smile. Our Pleasant Hills, CA, cosmetic dentists, Dr. Michael Huguet, Dr. Mariangela Verano and Dr. Tran Hoang discuss several procedures you may want to consider.


Whether you have a chip or crack in your tooth, or you want to hide a discolored tooth, bonding offers a simple way to improve the appearance of your smile. Composite resin can also be used to change the shape of teeth, lengthen them or hide imperfections. When tooth-colored composite resin is exposed to a curing light, it hardens and bonds to your teeth.

Tooth-colored fillings

Composite resin is also used to fill teeth damaged by tooth decay. Unlike silver amalgam fillings, tooth-colored composite resin fillings blend in with your teeth for a completely natural appearance.

Dental veneers

When imperfections only affect the front surfaces of your teeth, veneers provide a simple way to improve your appearance. After the thin porcelain shells are cemented to your teeth, you'll no longer have to worry about discolorations, chips, cracks, uneven surfaces or gaps between your teeth. Do you want a whiter smile but don't want to whiten your teeth periodically? Applying veneers to your teeth offers a long-lasting whitening alternative.


Invisalign offers a more discreet option if you want to straighten your teeth but don't like the appearance of metal braces. The Invisalign system aligns your teeth with clear, removable aligner trays instead of wires and brackets. If you have a bite issue or are concerned about crowding or spacing problems, you may be a good candidate for Invisalign.

Dental implants

Do you need to fill a gap in your smile? Dental implants not only replace the part of your tooth visible above your gums, but also replace your tooth roots. After the titanium implant fuses to your jawbone, it's topped with a dental crown. Implants are incredibly comfortable, feel like natural teeth and can be used to replace multiple teeth or a single tooth.

Upgrade your smile with cosmetic dentistry procedures. Call our Pleasant Hills, CA, cosmetic dentists, Dr. Huguet, Dr. Verano and Dr. Hoang at (925) 945-6204 to schedule your appointment.