Cosmetic Dentistry

Our doctors focus on the health and function of your teeth but also pay close attention to their appearance. We want you to have impeccable oral health, but our Half Moon Bay cosmetic dentist knows that a confident, beautiful smile is also essential.

Dr. Gabby Bateman holding a pair of dentures.

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is the branch of dentistry that focuses on smile design and aesthetic procedures. The best cosmetic dentists look beyond just restoring the function of your teeth and aim to create the most attractive results.

Our Coast-Side cosmetic dentist customizes your treatment and recommends specific procedures based on your desired results and budget. Dr. Riley listens to your concerns and works to create the smile that you want.

Some issues that can be corrected with cosmetic dentistry include the following:

Discolored teeth
Uneven tooth length
Chipped or fractured teeth
Spaces between teeth
Uneven spacing
Undesirable tooth shape and texture

You'll have a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing smile at the end of your treatment.

Cosmetic dentistry can include one procedure or several of them in combination to create your dream smile. At Half Moon Bay Family Dentistry, our cosmetic procedures include the following:

Crowns and bridges
Teeth whitening
Cosmetic dentures
Laser gum therapy

Teeth whitening is the most common and cost-effective way to alter your smile. It creates a noticeable difference without an extensive treatment plan.

Adult female patient receiving laser teeth whitening service.
Dr. Gabby Bateman assist patient with cosmetic dentistry planning.

What Are the Side Effects of Cosmetic Dentistry?

Our Half Moon Bay cosmetic dentist will complete these procedures with the highest level of care. Most patients will not experience any side effects aside from some inflammation in the area.

Others may deal with a few mild side effects after a cosmetic dental procedure, such as:

Bleeding gums
Headache or toothache
Tooth sensitivity
Inflammation and irritation in the area
Jaw pain
Bruising and pain in case of a dental surgery

These are temporary side effects and should subside within two days. Minor discomfort can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.

Adult male using a calculator

How Much Do Cosmetic Dental Procedures Cost?

Your budget likely plays a significant role in deciding your dental treatment. However, cosmetic dentistry at Half Moon Bay Family Dentistry is customized to each patient. No two patients have the same treatment plan, making the price vary wildly.

The best way to learn about the cost of any cosmetic dental procedures you need is to schedule an appointment. Dr. Riley will listen to you and create a treatment plan tailored to your needs.

Happy young woman smiling

How Long Do Cosmetic Procedures Last?

All cosmetic procedures will last longer with proper home care and routine checkups. You can expect porcelain veneers to last for 10 to 20 years and dental implants to last for up to 15 years.

Other cosmetic procedures, like teeth whitening, require routine maintenance to lock in lasting results. Whether you schedule annual in-office whitening treatment or use a take-home kit, your results could last a lifetime.

Location & Hours

Half Moon Bay

780 Purissima St. Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
(650) 726-2156
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