When Would You Need to Get a Dental Crown?

Submitted on March 24, 2024

Over 15 million Americans have at least one dental crown in their mouth. This popular cosmetic and restorative treatment is considered one of the most versatile procedures because of the range of problems it addresses. As a prosthodontist (a doctor who specializes in restoring and cosmetically enhancing teeth), Dr. Ashwini Bhave is San Jose’s top… Read More »

Why Patients Choose Veneers to Transform Their Smiles

Submitted on February 23, 2024

As a renowned cosmetic dentist, Dr. Ashwini Bhave regularly sees patients who want to make over their smiles. For many patients, the right cosmetic option is veneers. Veneers are thin porcelain covers that attach to the front of the teeth, and they do not disrupt the health or functionality of the teeth. Below, Dr. Bhave… Read More »

5 Bad Habits That Can Harm Your Smile

Submitted on January 24, 2024

How do you keep a beautiful smile? That obviously starts with great oral hygiene, but brushing and flossing alone may not keep your teeth looking as perfect as possible. You may have habits that you don’t even realize are putting the health and appearance of your teeth in jeopardy. In this blog, Dr. Ashwini Bhave… Read More »

Which Kind of Dentures Are Right for You?

Submitted on December 12, 2023

When you lose a tooth as an adult, you have several types of restorative dentistry procedures to fill the space in your smile. However, at the point where you have lost most of your teeth and/or those that remain are significantly affected by decay, it becomes increasingly likely that dentures will be your best option… Read More »

4 Things You May Not Realize About Invisalign

Submitted on November 12, 2023

The main appeal of Invisalign is immediately obvious: straighter teeth without braces. Since the whole point is to make your smile look better, wearing discreet clear aligners sure beats having visible metal in your mouth. That is not Invisalign’s only advantage over braces, though. In this blog, Dr. Ashwini Bhave discusses some of the other… Read More »

How Fillings Have Improved Over Time

Submitted on October 13, 2023

When your parents and grandparents had a cavity, dentists had one main option to deal with the decay: a silver amalgam filling. But filling choices have evolved significantly over the past couple decades. In fact, younger dental patients may only be familiar with tooth-colored fillings. Here, Dr. Ashwini Bhave explains how these fillings have improved… Read More »

Is It Better to Try to Save a Tooth or Extract It?

Submitted on September 13, 2023

When a tooth is unhealthy or damaged, patients and their dentists can face some tough decisions. The most pressing matter is usually whether it is a better idea to try to save the tooth or to pull it out and replace it. The answer to this dilemma can change based on the specific details of… Read More »

Combining Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures for Your Dream Smile

Submitted on August 14, 2023

What is the first thing you notice when you meet someone new? If you are like most people, it’s probably their smile. A recent survey found that 76% of people in the United States look at a person’s smile first. Moreover, the respondents confirmed that people with a nice smile appear friendlier and more confident. … Read More »

How to Tell Whether You Have Healthy Gums

Submitted on July 15, 2023

Do you have healthy gums? Are you sure? Many patients do not give a lot of thought to their gums even though it is a vital component of having strong oral health. It helps to know what healthy (and unhealthy) gums look and feel like so you can monitor your own mouth for any potential… Read More »

How Soon Do You Need to Replace a Missing Tooth?

Submitted on June 15, 2023

After the age of 13, your teeth are meant to last the rest of your life. However, infections and injuries may make it so that one or more of your natural teeth can no longer survive. In these situations, it is a good idea to visit a dentist as soon as possible. San Jose prosthodontist… Read More »