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Designing Your Customized Smile Makeover

Most people aren’t born with perfectly aligned, beautifully white teeth. In fact, nearly 4 million Americans wear braces every year. 

But achieving a beautiful smile often goes beyond braces. Whether your teeth are crooked, discolored, or damaged, you know that an imperfect smile can hurt your confidence. If you find yourself hiding your teeth and avoiding the camera, it’s time to learn more about customized smile makeovers. 

You can have a beautiful, confident smile with the help of personalized cosmetic dentistry from Dr. Colin Au at Silicon Valley Dental Associates in Sunnyvale, California. Read on to learn about Dr. Au’s customized smile makeovers.

Elements of a customized smile makeover

Cosmetic dentistry is a specialty focused on improving the appearance of your teeth and your mouth. With a smile makeover, Dr. Au combines cosmetic dentistry like veneers with restorative treatments like dental implants. 


Dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain that we permanently attach to the fronts of your teeth. They can correct the look of crooked, gapped, irregular, or discolored teeth. Veneers have the power to dramatically transform the look of your smile.

Teeth whitening

Some foods and beverages like berries, red wine, and coffee can stain teeth and affect the look of your smile. As part of your smile makeover, professional in-office Opalescence™ whitening teeth whitening system.


Dental crowns are caps that cover the entire surface of teeth. They add strength to teeth that have cracks or decay, but they also have cosmetic benefits because they cover discolored teeth and match the look of natural teeth. 

Dental implants

If you have missing teeth, you may include dental implants as part of your smile makeover. Implants are permanent replacement teeth that fuse with your jawbone and look and function just like natural teeth. Replacing missing teeth with implants improves mouth function and completes your smile.

Your custom smile makeover consultation

Your smile is as unique as your personality. That’s why every smile makeover at Silcon Valley Dental Associates it is customized for the individual. Your smile makeover journey begins with a consultation with Dr. Au.

Your lifestyle, age, and personality are all taken into consideration as we prepare your treatment plan. Come to your consultation prepared to talk about your cosmetic and functional concerns, as well as your goals for your smile makeover.

Your smile makeover may include multiple restorative procedures. This number and smile makeover timelines differ between patients. 

To learn more about customized smile makeovers from Dr. Au, contact us online or give us a call at (408) 245-5812 to schedule your next consultation at our office.


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