Cosmetic Dentistry Specialist

Unique Dental Care

Rahul Malik, DMD

Cosmetic Dentist & Denture Specialist located in San Leandro, CA

Even when your teeth are healthy, if they don’t look good, you may not feel good. Come to Dr. Rahul Malik of Unique Dental Care for cosmetic dentistry so you can smile fully and freely again. Unique Dental Care, which is located in San Leandro, California, offers teeth whitening, teeth straightening, veneers, and more to men, women, and families in San Leandro, Castro Valley, Hayward, Oakland, or San Lorenzo. To brighten your smile, contact the friendly Unique Dental team by phone or the online form for a cosmetic dentistry consultation.

Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is the branch of dental services that makes your smile as brilliant and beautiful as possible. Cosmetic dentistry can correct anatomic defects, fix wear-and-tear issues, and give you a smile as dazzling as a celebrity’s. You can use cosmetic dentistry to:

  • Reshape and repair your teeth
  • Correct alignment issues
  • Brighten and whiten your teeth
  • Create a more beautiful smile

How do dentists reshape broken and chipped teeth?

Dr. Malik can reshape your teeth either using a composite resin bond or dental veneers. Both techniques can create longer or wider teeth, hide and repair cracks and chips, and close gaps.

Composite dental bonding is a conservative method of transforming your smile and requires almost no preparation of your natural teeth. Dr. Malik molds the soft, malleable bonding material to your tooth, shapes it perfectly, and hardens it in just one visit.

Dental veneers are custom-designed translucent porcelain or resin tooth-shaped covers that fit over the front of your teeth. Dr. Malik needs to slightly etch (sand) your teeth so they can accommodate the veneers. Veneers are the smile-improvement choice of many Hollywood stars.

How do dentists correct alignment issues?

Dr. Malik uses Invisalign® clear braces to fix a variety of bite and alignment issues, including overbites and crooked teeth. Invisalign aligners slip over your teeth and can be taken out for eating and cleaning. Invisalign allows you to gradually straighten your teeth discreetly and without pain.

How does a dentist brighten my teeth?

When you want brighter teeth, over-the-counter (OTC) systems treat only the surface of your teeth, may damage your enamel, and could cause gum or tooth sensitivity. Dr. Malik helps you choose from a variety of professional teeth-whitening systems that are stronger and safer than OTC kits, and whiten your teeth from the inside out.

How does a dentist create a more beautiful smile?

When you come to Dr. Malik for a cosmetic dentistry consultation, he takes time to learn about all of the issues that concern you. Based on the improvements you want to make and your specific anatomy, Dr. Malik designs a smile makeover that gives you your most brilliant smile yet.

When you’re ready for a brighter smile, contact Dr. Malik for a cosmetic dentistry consultation. You can call his friendly staff at Unique Dental, or book an appointment online.