Stockton Cosmetic Dentistry

this is the alt text does this work?“Dr. Prato is truly an artist.  In the first three visits he fixed my front teeth to the point of astonishing both my wife and mother with the dramatic results” – Peter G

Cosmetic dentistry can improve the color, shape, and size of the teeth for a brighter, more youthful smile.

Free Consultation.  We are offering a free initial consultation for cosmetic work.  Dr. Prato can recommend a treatment plan based on your individual needs and desired outcomes.  Call (209) 952-5454.

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Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening or “bleaching” is the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedure.  It can remove stains and discoloration that build up over time and cloud the natural whiteness of the teeth.  Chair-side whitening that is done in our office with our Sapphire Whitening System can lighten teeth 8-10 shades in about an hour.

this is a take home teeth whitening kit you can get at Stockton Cosmetic DentistryTake-home whitening kits are also an excellent and cost effective option.  These allow you to bleach your teeth at home with lower levels of concentration than is used in our office.  Although the results are more gradual, they are often times superior to chair-side whitening alone because you can maintain the effect on a daily basis.


Dental veneers are a thin layer of porcelain or composite resin that is bonded to the front surface of your tooth.  Veneers can improve the appearance of your teeth by correcting any number of cosmetic imperfections.  Veneers can:

    • Conceal chipped teeth or gaps in between the teeth
    • Cover discolorations and stains
    • Improve the shape of the tooth and elongate teeth that have been worn down over time.
    • Make the teeth appear straighter without having any orthodontic work done (if several teeth are treated at once)

Porcelain Crowns

This is an example of what porcelain crowns look like.  Beautiful, white, symmetric teeth at Stockton Cosmetic DentistryHave you have ever noted the perfectly white and symmetric teeth of many Hollywood stars?  Often times, those teeth have had crowns.

A crown is a small porcelain cap molded in the shape of a natural tooth. Unlike veneers, which cover only the front surface of your teeth, a crown is thicker and covers the entire tooth right down to the gum line.

In cosmetic dentistry, crowns offer all of the benefits of veneers, but with greater strength and durability.  Crowns can last for 20 plus years, and they help protect the underlying tooth structure from decay.

Stockton Cosmetic Dentistry Options

The options for restoring and rejuvenation the appearance of your teeth extend far beyond the procedures explained on this page.

In many ways, dentistry is both an art-form and a science.  The term “cosmetic dentistry” has actually evolved to refer to dental procedures done primarily for aesthetic reasons.  However, most routine dental procedures are actually cosmetic in nature.  Every time we restore a tooth, fill a cavity, place a crown, or fit a denture, the appearance of the teeth is affected.

In that light, we can tailor a treatment plan to your individual needs and desired outcomes using an arsenal of techniques available.

We offer a free initial consultation for cosmetic dentistry work.  Call (209) 952-5454

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