James Van Sicklen, Jr. DDS | Stockton, CA Dentist

Cosmetic Dentistry

The process of cosmetic dentistry undoes the damage of the years or genetics that lead to stains, chips, and distracting marks on your smile. With years of experience, our Stockton dentists comprehend the many different varieties of cosmetic difficulties in teeth and they have a solution for each one. Here we explain how the James Van Sicklen, Jr. DDS team whitens teeth, perfects them with carefully applied veneers or employs a number of other procedures to make your smile dazzling. A summary of each therapy follows with links to pages providing greater detail




Veneers come from a number of dental labs and manufacturers. An appliance that is actually secured to the front of the teeth to cover blemishes, veneers are strong and enduring. Certain materials require almost no preparation of the existing teeth.


Tooth Whitening

Teeth eventually grow darker over the years from the typical chemicals in coffee, tea, wine and many foods that we enjoy eating. Over-the-counter tooth whitening products are mostly ineffective, especially compared to in-office whitening products. Professional tooth whitening procedures are the best path to shiny teeth, guaranteed.


The Advantages of Professional Tooth Whitening:


A bright, white smile is the public’s touchstone for dental health and attractiveness. Professional tooth whitening from our Stockton dentists is far superior to any “do-it-yourself” products found on the market for the following reasons:

  • Time
    Over-the-Counter (OTC) products use weaker concentrations of whitening agents. It takes longer for the process to be completed, compared to working with your Stockton dentist at James Van Sicklen, Jr. DDS team.
  • Convenience
    The trays you receive from the James Van Sicklen, Jr. DDS team for bathing your teeth in whitening agents are custom fit to your teeth and gums. OTC trays are “one size fits all.” Unfortunately, these trays seldom fit! Trays that fit poorly leak chemicals into your mouth and onto your gums where they don’t belong.
  • Safety
    Some types of “whitening” toothpastes actually contain excessive amounts of abrasive material. In the effort to whiten their teeth, some people end up damaging their protective dental enamel! Without proper guidance, the effort to whiten your teeth could end up in dental health problems.
  • Professional Consultation
    Don’t waste money! Some types of stains cannot be removed with whitening agents and are better addressed with veneersor other restorations. Our Stockton dentists provide you with a professional consultation based on clinical experience to determine the best course for your whitening process. The James Van Sicklen, Jr. DDS team offers two different types of whitening processes. Learn more about traditional whitening procedures & the whitening process on our website.

Tooth whitening is a perfect way for someone with healthy teeth to make a tremendous improvement in their smile. An attractive smile catches attention and can change your self-esteem for the better. Trust your tooth whitening procedure to the professionals at the James Van Sicklen, Jr. DDS team and obtain results that will make you smile!

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