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If you are considering dental care in San Francisco, CA, we know you'll have lot of questions. For your convenience, we would like to take the time to answer the most commonly asked questions below.

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Cosmetic Dentistry Service in San Francisco

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic Dentistry is the art of creating beautiful smiles. It includes procedures such as Porcelain Veneers, Non-metal Crowns and Bridges, Tooth-colored fillings (Also known as Composites or Resin Bonds), Tooth Whitening, and Implants.

Who would be a good candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry in San Francisco?
Individuals who are unhappy with their present smile. Their smiles may be a result of crooked teeth, discoloration of teeth from stains, such as coffee, tea or red wine (yellow color), or tetracycline stains (brown/gray color). It may be ideal for those who prefer an ideal smile with attractive results.

When should I consider Cosmetic Dentistry?
When you feel that you need improvements on your smile. Cosmetic dental procedures will change your entire appearance. If you are unhappy about the color, shape, or size of your teeth, want to close a gap, or simply cover up imperfections, Cosmetic Dentistry is a great solution. Replacing your old silver fillings with highly esthetic tooth-colored fillings will take only minutes. Porcelain Veneers and Non-metal Crowns and Bridges are customized in a matter of days. Or simply whitening your existing smile can be accomplished in a matter of a 10 day regimen of 20 minutes, two times per day.

Will having Cosmetic Dentistry be expensive at your office?
Improving your appearance, rejuvenating your youth, and building your self-confidence will completely change your life. How much value do you place on this service? Having a perfect smile can be priceless. Our goal is to provide the best quality of dentistry for our clients in a most pleasant environment. Make an appointment at our San Francisco office. We offer flexible payment plans as well as long term financing through Chase Health Advance Financing Program.

How many visits will it take? How long is each procedure?
Porcelain Veneers: The entire time involvedis approximately 2 weeks. in addition, rush services are available upon request. Three separate visits are required. First, initial impressions and photos ofyour present teeth are taken at our office. Our laboratory specialist will fabricate an ideal smile wax up for preview at your next visit. At the second visit, your teeth will be prepared and temporary restorations are placed. We will collaborate with you on your vision of ideal color and shape of your teeth. During the final visit, your customized porcelain veneers will be bonded on permanently. and you will have a beautiful, natural smile.

Tooth Colored Filling: Placement is accomplished in one office visit and the procedure length is less than 60 minutes.

Will I experience any pain?
We use state of the art techniques to minimize discomfort. Topical numbing agents are available and our office is equipped with Nitrous-Oxide (laughing gas).

How long after a procedure can I eat or drink?
You can eat and drink immediately afterwards as long as you feel comfortable.

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