Smile Makeover Options in La Jolla and throughout San Diego – Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments

Using the most advanced cosmetic dentistry treatments available, Dr. Richard L. Sherman performs amazing smile makeover transformations. Residents of La Jolla and all of San Diego can attain the smiles of their dreams, thanks to technological advances and the talent of our cosmetic dentist. Dr. Sherman  regularly transforms the smiles of patients with badly damaged teeth, often with life-changing results; read patient testimonials and view amazing smile makeover results of patients who received treatment at our La Jolla office. Having a beautiful smile is within your reach – just contact Richard L. Sherman, D.D.S., to begin your journey toward achieving a dazzling smile.

Smile Makeover Services

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Richard L. Sherman, D.D.S., our skilled cosmetic dentist, provides outstanding smile makeovers at his office in La Jolla. By combining aesthetic, restorative, and general dental treatments – such as teeth whiteningporcelain veneersInvisalign®dental implant restorations, and porcelain dental crowns – our cosmetic dentist has completely transformed the smiles of many patients from the San Diego area.  Dr. Richard Sherman treats numerous dental problems, including TMJ disorders, fractured, decayed, and discolored teeth, and uses the latest techniques to restore function and beauty to damaged smiles.

Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening is one of the easiest ways to dramatically improve your smile, alone or as part of a smile makeover. For patients from the San Diego area, Torrey Pines Dental Arts provides Zoom!® teeth whitening, with both in-office and at-home options. The Zoom!® system can lighten your smile up to 10 shades in just a short time, taking years off your appearance.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are a popular treatment option among those who contact Torrey Pines Dental Arts for a smile makeover. At our office in La Jolla, Dr. Richard Sherman performs amazing makeovers with dental veneers, using the thin porcelain shells to completely conceal imperfections for results that are beautiful, natural-looking, and indistinguishable from the natural teeth.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding allows Dr. Richard Sherman to quickly conceal minor chips, cracks, and discoloration of a tooth; reshape a tooth; and fill in small gaps between teeth. Bonding is a less expensive alternative to veneers, and can often be performed in just one office visit. Torrey Pines Dental Arts uses durable ceramic bonding materials that blend flawlessly with the tooth.

The Dental Bonding Procedure

To perform dental bonding, Dr. Sherman first administers a local anesthetic if necessary. Next, he applies an etching solution to the tooth to permit proper adhesion of the bonding material. After that, he carefully applies the bonding material to the flawed area of the tooth. He then cures the material with a special light. Finally, he shapes the bonded area and buffs it to a shine. The results of dental bonding are quite attractive and can last for years.

Tooth-colored Fillings

Tooth-colored fillings are an attractive, safe alternative to amalgam fillings since they do not contain mercury or other metals. Also, they blend well with the natural teeth. Torrey Pines Dental Arts uses premium, long-lasting materials for tooth-colored fillings so patients can enjoy long-lasting, aesthetically appealing results. Dr. Sherman also replaces old amalgam fillings with tooth-colored fillings.

Gold Fillings

Dr. Sherman offers gold fillings. Fillings made of gold have the advantage of being extremely durable, and they are able to withstand chewing forces more readily than tooth-colored fillings.

Cosmetic Gum Contouring

Individuals who are concerned with “gummy” smiles or asymmetrical gum lines can have their smiles improved with cosmetic gum contouring. This treatment eliminates excess gum tissue to expose more of the tooth and even the gum line. For more information on cosmetic gum contouring as part of a smile makeover, contact our office serving San Diego.


Dr. Richard Sherman has been providing general dentistry for more than 20 years and has treated many orthodontic patients during this time. This experience has given Dr. Sherman an in-depth understanding of occlusion that allows him to provide highly effective treatment with Invisalign®, of which he is a certified provider. However, in cases of severe malocclusion, Dr. Sherman refers patients to esteemed orthodontists.


Many individuals contact Torrey Pines Dental Arts because they are unhappy with the alignment of their smile. With Invisalign®, these individuals can receive the treatment they need without traditional braces. The Invisalign® system uses a series of clear, plastic, virtually invisible aligners to gradually move the teeth into position. The aligners are removable, so patients can enjoy their favorite foods and brush and floss with ease throughout treatment. For more information about a smile makeover with Invisalign®, contact our office serving the San Diego area.

Contact Our Office for a Smile Makeover

At Torrey Pines Dental Arts, we offer smile makeover treatments to individuals in La Jolla and throughout San Diego. Dr. Richard Sherman has years of experience in aesthetic dentistry and orthodontics and regularly corrects complex dental problems in order to achieve beautiful results. To schedule a consultation to discuss your smile makeover options, contact Richard L. Sherman, D.D.S., today.

Torrey Pines Dental Arts

La Jolla Office

Scripps/Ximed Medical Center

9850 Genesee Ave Ste. 720
La Jolla, CA 92037

Open Today 7:00am - 5:00pm

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My mouth, teeth, smile, and I wish to thank you for the wonderful care received...Dr Sherman and his team are the best. Forever Grateful.

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La Jolla Office

Scripps/Ximed Medical Center

9850 Genesee Ave Ste. 720
La Jolla, CA 92037

Open Today 7:00am - 5:00pm
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