Cosmetic Dentistry

Serving San Lorenzo, Castro Valley, Oakland, CA, and the surrounding areas

Cosmetic Dentistry Q&A

If you have stained, missing, or misaligned teeth, cosmetic dentistry can transform your smile and encourage optimal oral health. At Davidson Dental Group serving San Leandro, Castro Valley, Oakland, California, and the surrounding areas, general dentist Elena Davidson, DDS, offers a full suite of cosmetic dental services, including orthodontic treatment, dental implant restorations, and same-day crowns. To make an appointment, call the office today or book online.

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry uses teeth whitening treatments, orthodontic appliances, and custom-manufactured dental restorations to improve the appearance of your smile. 

Most cosmetic procedures are considered elective, but in some cases, they can encourage optimal oral health. For example, repairing a damaged or severely decaying tooth with a crown can prevent the need for an extraction.

What cosmetic dentistry services are offered?

At Davidson Dental Group, Dr. Davidson offers a variety of cosmetic dental services, including:


Invisalign uses removable, orthodontic aligners to improve the position of your teeth and jaw. Treatment is discrete and requires no brackets, wires, or rubber bands like traditional metal braces.


ClearCorrect is an orthodontic treatment system that’s similar to Invisalign. The only difference is the material the aligners are made of. 

Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening uses solutions like hydrogen peroxide to minimize the appearance of tooth stains and discoloration. At Davidson Dental Group, Dr. Davidson offers in-office teeth whitening with Philips Zoom! Teeth whitening with Philips Zoom can make your smile up to eight* shades whiter in a single appointment.


Dental implants are screw-like posts that replace your natural tooth roots. Dr. Davidson doesn’t place the implants herself, but she can coordinate care with an oral surgeon and restore them with crowns, a bridge, or implant-retained dentures afterward.

Same day crown

A crown is a cap that repairs a severely decaying or damaged tooth. Traditionally, getting a crown took at least two appointments. Dr. Davidson has a milling machine on-site that allows people to receive a new custom crown in one appointment.


Veneers are shells made of porcelain bonded to your permanent teeth. They cover minor oral imperfections like pointy, smaller-than-average, or unusually shaped teeth.


Dental bonding uses a tooth-colored material to repair damage to your enamel, like chips, cracks, or pitting. Because the material blends in with your teeth, the treatment looks completely natural.

How much does cosmetic dentistry cost?

The cost of cosmetic dentistry varies depending on your goals and the type of work required. Following an oral exam and a review of your dental health history, Dr. Davidson can provide you with an estimate that adheres to your budget.

To learn more about cosmetic dentistry, make an appointment at Davidson Dental Group by calling the office today, or scheduling online. 

*Individual results may vary.