Cosmetic Dentistry in Los Gatos, CA

At Nicole E Pagonis DDS, we focus on preventive dentistry, but Dr. Pagonis also enjoys using her talents to enhance smiles through cosmetic dentistry. If there are things about your smile that you don’t love, we encourage you to talk to Dr. Pagonis about how cosmetic dentistry in Los Gatos, CA can improve your smile—and boost your self-confidence.

We offer cosmetic dentistry treatments that can fit a wide variety of budgets and solve an array of dental issues. Why go through life with a smile you don’t love?

Contact a member of our team to schedule your consultation, and then read through the options below to learn more about our cosmetic dentistry.

Is Cosmetic Dentistry in 95032 Right for Me?

middle-aged couple sitting on couch l cosmetic dentistry los gatos caIf you’re considering cosmetic dentistry to enhance your smile, congratulations! We think you’ll be thrilled with the results.

Cosmetic dentistry involves an initial exam and a talk with your dentist. At this initial meeting, your dentist provides a checkup, takes x-rays if necessary, and then you chat about your desires for your new smile.

If you are a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry, your dentist discusses your options and begins planning your smile journey. In some cases, patients opt for more than one procedure, wanting a full smile makeover. We can work with you on this if you go this course—scheduling your treatments on a timeframe that works for your lifestyle and your budget.

In some cases, pretreatments may be required—if you have an overlooked tooth cavity, for example, your dentist will want to treat it before starting your cosmetic dentistry.

A member of our team also details the costs with you, so there are no surprises. And we work with CareCredit—this is a credit card that allows you to get medical and dental treatments, often with zero interest and easy repayment plans. A staff member can help you get started or direct you toward the easy online application process. CareCredit decisions typically take only minutes.

We offer this option because we want our patients to get the treatments they want and deserve.

Professional Teeth Whitening in 95032young woman hugging young man l dentist 95032

If you’ve tried one of the many teeth whitening products available in drugstores, you have likely found the results to be underwhelming—and you probably still have yellow or stained teeth. These products can also be damaging to your enamel and cause prolonged sensitivity in the teeth.

Professional teeth whitening in Los Gatos, CA can whiten and brighten your teeth—and our patients are always delighted with their results. You can opt for in-office whitening or a take-home system with customized whitening trays.

The in-office option works faster, and it is recommended if you have a big event coming up like a wedding or job interview. The take-home option allows you to brighten your teeth when it’s convenient for you—simply follow the instructions provided by our dental office. 

Your dentist recommends only whitening your teeth under the directions of a professional to avoid oral health issues. When a dentist whitens your teeth, they customize the process to meet your needs.

Dental Bonding Is an Inexpensive Cosmetic Option in Los Gatos, CA

If you have a minor flaw with your smile, such as discoloration, a chip, crack, gap, or misshapen tooth, dental bonding can quickly repair your problem—and usually in just one visit to our Los Gatos, CA dental office.

For dental bonding, we use the same composite material that we use for filling cavities, so the repair to your smile will blend in beautifully.

Your dentist applies the material to hide the imperfection, then relies on a medical-grade light to allow setting. We finish the bonding process with a polish.

Imagine waking up in the morning with a flawed tooth and going to bed that night with those flaws wholly concealed. You can choose to bond a single tooth or several.

A Celebrity Smile with Veneers

Have you always dreamed about having a celebrity-caliber smile? With veneers, you can finally get the stunning smile you want. In fact, many of those perfect celebrity smiles we see on the red carpet exist thanks to dental veneers. These ultra-thin tooth covers go over the font of the teeth that show when you smile, hiding the flaws behind them.

Because we will need to remove a bit of your tooth enamel to make room for the veneers, they are a permanent cosmetic dentistry procedure. They are strong and durable, so you can expect them to last a decade or more if you take good care of them. And this means brushing and flossing twice per day and visiting your dentist on schedule for exams and teeth cleanings.

woman with curly hair talking on phone l dentist los gatos caQuality Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are often used to strengthen a molar that has suffered a fracture because of a large filling or root canal treatment. We also used crowns to cap a dental implant or anchor a dental bridge. And we use them cosmetically with great success.

If you have a tooth that is stained or damaged, we can cover it up with a dental crown.

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped porcelain cover that goes over your tooth. Your dentist shades and shapes it to blend perfectly with your surrounding teeth. We think you’ll be pleased.  

Dental Implants in Los Gatos, CA

If you are missing one or more teeth, this impacts not only the way you look, but it can make chewing and speaking a challenge. Not filling in the space also puts your remaining teeth at risk as they will shift over time. This can lead to wear, short teeth, cavities, and even more tooth loss.

Dental implants function and look very much like your natural teeth because they integrate with your jawbone. The titanium post serves as your missing tooth root, then a dental crown on the top acts as your tooth.

The process starts with artificial root placement. Over the months, this integrates with your jawbone, and then you are ready for your new tooth.

If you have substantial tooth loss, ask our dentist about implant-supported restorations, including four to six dental implants to anchor an entire denture.

Taking Care of Your New Smile at Nicole E Pagonis DDS

You’ve invested in your smile and want lasting results. A member of our team can provide tips for longevity, including keeping your new white smile bright, for example. But good dental care and an excellent at-home routine going forward is critical.

Just as you did before your cosmetic dentistry, brush, floss, and visit your dentist regularly for checkups and teeth cleanings. These preventive measures lower your risks for cavities and periodontal disease, which can threaten your new smile.

We provide more specific instructions following your cosmetic treatment, based on your unique situation and procedure.

Improve Your Smile—and Your Life

Find out how cosmetic dentistry in Los Gatos, CA can give you the smile of your dreams. Make an appointment with Dr. Pagonis today. We can’t wait for the big reveal! 

We enhance smiles everywhere, including Saratoga, Campbell, Monte Sereno, and San Jose.