Dr. Chitra Shanmugham, DDS
A Great Dentist

Cosmetic Dentistry

Making a good first impression is important in both business and social settings. Since your smile is one of the most expressive features you have, it makes sense that you would want it to look great. If you cover your smile, hide your smile in pictures, or feel self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth, you may be giving off a different impression than you hoped.

At Brite Dental, we hear your concerns about your appearance and work with you to address what bothers you so that you feel confident in how you look. This often provides you with the confidence you need to put your best face forward.

Cosmetic Dental Bonding

For small imperfections such as chips or narrow gaps between your teeth, we may be able to improve your appearance with cosmetic dental bonding, a non-invasive and affordable way to cover up what you don’t like about your teeth.

Dental bonding works by adding to your existing tooth structure. We use composite resins, the same material in white fillings, to fill in imperfections or areas that sustained a small amount of damage. We can often complete your dental bonding in one visit to our Campbell, CA dental office.

Tooth-Colored Restorations

If you have old, dark, amalgam fillings, they can cast a gray shadow on your smile. Your teeth are naturally translucent and if you have a large, silver filling, it can darken your entire tooth. By replacing these dark fillings with composite tooth-colored fillings or a porcelain crown, you can brighten your entire smile.

Depending on the size of your restoration, Dr. Shanmugham can recommend what will best protect your tooth – a filling or a crown – and share the benefits of each.

Porcelain Veneers

If you have worn, chipped, or damaged teeth, you may consider porcelain veneers to dramatically improve your appearance. Veneers are thin, porcelain restorations that fit over the face of your natural tooth structure. We can design the size, shape, and length to give you a beautiful smile and comfortable function.

Patients usually require between 4 and 8 veneers to give them a seamless, natural look. Veneers, one of the most versatile ways to improve your appearance, can even correct the appearance of a misaligned bite, giving you straighter teeth, a centered mid-line, and a more comfortable bite.

Professional Teeth Whitening

When considering cosmetic dentistry, it is important to understand that dental restorations do not whiten with teeth bleaching. If you would like to improve the color of your teeth, talk to us about teeth whitening options beforehand!

Would You Like to Improve the Appearance of Your Smile?

Contact our Brite Dental team to schedule an appointment with Dr. Shanmugham. He can discuss which options will give you outstanding results and a smile that you feel proud of.


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June 2, 2020: We opened our doors for regular business hours! We are thrilled to welcome patients back to our practice. To ensure your safety and the health of everyone in the practice, we've implemented extra precautions and protocols. Have a question? Give us a call (408) 871-9734.