Cosmetic Dentistry Specialist

Westside Dentistry

Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Santa Monica, CA

If you feel self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth, cosmetic dentistry can address imperfections and provide you with a picture-perfect smile. At Westside Dentistry in Santa Monica, California, father-daughter team Charles Wood, DDS, and Jennifer Wood, DDS, proudly offer a range of cosmetic dentistry services, including crowns, bridges, teeth whitening, and veneers. If you want a healthier, more aesthetically pleasing smile, request an appointment today by calling the office or using the online booking tool.

Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of oral health care that works to improve the physical appearance of your teeth, gums, and smile. Cosmetic dentistry techniques usually aren’t necessary to improve your oral health, but they can improve your self-esteem and help you live more confidently. 

Some types of cosmetic dentistry only require one appointment, while others require a series of appointments. If you dream of having a whiter, more attractive smile, request a cosmetic dentistry appointment at Westside Dentistry today. 

Are there different types of cosmetic dentistry?

The team at Westside Dentistry offers a comprehensive suite of cosmetic dentistry services, including:


A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that your dentist places on top of a chipped, cracked, or decaying tooth. Crowns restore your tooth to its original strength, shape, and size. They also blend in with your surrounding teeth and make chewing and biting easier. 


If you have stained or misshapen teeth, your dentist might recommend veneers. Dental veneers are custom-made shells of porcelain or composite resin that your dentist bonds to your natural, permanent teeth. Veneers don’t just improve the luster of your smile; they also improve its symmetry.

Dental bonding

If one or more of your teeth experience minor damage, such as a chip or fracture, your dentist might recommend dental bonding. Dental bonding uses composite resin to repair damage to your teeth. It’s quick, affordable, and long-lasting.

Full mouth restoration

If you have several cosmetic issues you’d like to address, such as missing teeth, receding gums, or gaps between your teeth, your dentist might recommend a full mouth restoration. A full mouth restoration is a procedure that combines several cosmetic dentistry techniques to transform your smile. This process usually involves a series of appointments.

Teeth whitening

If you have stained or discolored teeth as a result of tobacco use or poor oral hygiene, you might benefit from teeth whitening treatments. The team at Westside Dentistry proudly offers both in-office whitening with the Philips Zoom! system, as well as take-home whitening trays.


If you have crooked or overcrowded teeth, your dentist might recommend Invisalign. Invisalign is a cutting-edge orthodontic treatment system that uses a series of clear, nearly invisible plastic mouthpieces to gradually straighten and align your teeth.

What type of cosmetic dentistry will I most benefit from?

Only a trained dentist can determine the type of cosmetic dentistry you’ll most benefit from. Following a thorough oral exam, review of your medical history, and discussion of your goals for treatment, the team can develop a customized plan that aligns with your individual needs.

If you want a healthier, happier smile, request a cosmetic dentistry appointment today by calling the office or using the online booking tool.