"I've worked for dentists in New York for forty years. I came to California five years ago, and I found a dentist who is honest and compassionate. I referred a number of patients to him, and they feel the same way. I feel fortunate to have met you, Dr. Burch!"

E.S., Mountain View

"I can't say enough about Dr. Burch, as a person and a dentist. I was terrified of going but once there, his office and he were very pleasant and comforting. Please use my name as reference.

Thank you - a very satisfied client."

E.H., Sunnyvale

Smile Makeover

Cosmetic dentistry involves dental procedures with the aim of improving the overall aesthetics of your smile. This is often referred to as a " smile makeover", "Hollywood smile" or "Wedding smile". A beautiful smile can have numerous effects on an individual’s self-confidence, self-esteem and personal relationships. The recent increase in media focus on the smile, with TV shows such as Extreme Makeover, has created a public awareness about cosmetic dentistry and its accessibility.

Smile Makeover Case
Before After
Below is a smile makeover case. The patient had 17 veneers and crowns fitted in a single visit using the latest CEREC technology.

Common cosmetic dental procedures include teeth whitening, veneers, crowns, white fillings, single-visit cerec restorations, orthodontics, gum reshaping and dental bridges. Many cosmetic dental practices now offer facial rejuvenation in the form of a non-surgical facelift, using a combination of Botox and dermal fillers such as restylane.

If you are considering cosmetic dentistry to enhance your smile, you should seek the advice of a cosmetic dentist, and it’s always advisable to check their credentials. On this site, you can find a list of cosmetic dentists that are vastly experience in carrying out cosmetic procedures.

New to the Cosmetic Dentistry Guide are our forums, where you can discuss all aspects of dentistry, interact with other patients and get expert advice from cosmetic dentists that are members of the forum. Please note that any advice given online by dentists on this website is only informational, as they have not had the chance to examine you and see your teeth. You should always seek the advice of a cosmetic dentist in person at a consultation before taking any action about your oral health and smile.