Cosmetic Dentistry Specialist

Cosmetic & General Dentistry in Los Gatos, CA

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Cosmetic Dentistry services offered in Los Gatos, CA
If you have broken, stained, or discolored teeth, cosmetic dentistry can prevent further damage and restore your smile to a vibrant and healthy condition. At Los Gatos Dental, general and cosmetic dentist Tyler Young, DDS, and the team offer various cosmetic services, including veneers, teeth whitening, and orthodontic treatment with Invisalign®. To make an appointment, call the office in Los Gatos, California, or click the online booking feature today.
Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry uses restorations, whitening treatments, and other special techniques to enhance the appearance of your teeth, gums, and smile. These procedures typically aren’t covered by dental insurance, but they can improve your oral health and reduce the risk of more serious issues later on. 

What are the types of cosmetic dentistry?

The team at Los Gatos Dental offers a complete suite of cosmetic dentistry services, including:

Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening uses solutions like carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide to reduce the appearance of tooth stains and discoloration. When applied to your teeth, these products oxidize the molecules within the enamel, making your smile up to eight* shades lighter.


Veneers are shells of porcelain cemented to the outside of your permanent teeth. At Los Gatos Dental, the team uses veneers to mask minor oral imperfections like pointy, stained, or unusually shaped teeth.

Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign®

Invisalign uses removable plastic mouthpieces to enhance the alignment of your teeth and jaw. It’s an easy and discreet way to correct issues like crossbite, underbite, overbite, or crooked teeth.

Dental implants

Dental implants are screw-like posts inserted beneath your gum line. Following placement, the posts integrate with your jawbone, replacing your natural tooth roots. When your mouth heals, the implants provide a base for a dental restoration like a crown, a bridge, or implant-supported dentures.


A crown is a restoration that repairs a decaying or damaged tooth. At Los Gatos Dental, the team uses porcelain crowns to rehabilitate teeth. Porcelain looks just like natural tooth enamel and is just as tough.


A bridge is a restoration that replaces one or more of your permanent teeth. Your dentist cements the bridge to two crowns or a metal framework, preventing it from moving out of position.

Cosmetic gum contouring

Cosmetic gum contouring provides a quick and effective way to remove excess gum tissue. Treatment occurs under local anesthesia, ensuring a pain-free experience.

What type of cosmetic dentistry might benefit me?

Before making any treatment recommendations, your Los Gatos Dental provider reviews your dental records and asks what you don’t like about your smile. 

After gathering that information, your provider conducts an oral exam and takes digital X-rays. They combine that data and your feedback to develop a custom treatment plan that aligns with your budget, desires, and needs.

To explore the benefits of cosmetic dentistry, make an appointment at Los Gatos Dental by calling the office or clicking the online scheduling tool today. 

*Individual results may vary.