cosmetic dentistry  La Jolla, CA

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.

Teeth Whitening in  La Jolla, CA

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.

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Porcelain Veneers

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Invisalign  La Jolla, CA


Invisalign® is a modern alternative to straighten your teeth without wires or metal. Invisalign® involves a series of custom trays designed specifically for you and the plan your dentist or orthodontist creates to move your teeth. The trays are made from a smooth plastic that covers your teeth and gradually moves them into place.

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