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South Valley Oral and Facial Surgery

Cosmetic Dentistry

Woman showing off her brilliant teeth with a smileAt South Valley Oral and Facial Surgery, we offer various options and techniques to improve the look of your teeth. We can close gaps, brighten and reshape teeth, restore teeth that have been worn down or alter the length of your teeth to make them even. We offer a full range of cosmetic dental procedures that can vastly alter the look of your teeth, and enhance your overall look. Some of the most common cosmetic procedures performed by Dr. McMurray include bleaching, composite bonding, dental crowns, veneers along with reshaping and contouring teeth. Our job is to make you want to smile.

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If you are unsure of either the cost or time in a dental chair, Dr. McMurray can discuss a variety of options that may surprise you. He has options that include subtle changes all the way to major repairs, Dr. McMurray can perform a variety of tasks that will improve your smile. We can fix teeth that are discolored or stained, have been chipped, or misshapen or are even missing. Options include:

Teeth Whitening

We can whiten and brighten your teeth, quickly and easily. There are so many whitening options available that frequently patients have asked what is best. Over the counter whitening kits are limited in the amount of peroxide they can provide, most kits are 3% peroxide, they will work, but it will take time. Dr. McMurray is able to provide whitening services in two different formats, either a prescribed customized take home kit, which contain between 3%-20% peroxide based on your needs as observed by Dr. McMurray. Prescribed take home kits can take between one and two weeks to reach your goal. The third option is done in office, under Dr. McMurray's care. With him at your chairside, he is able to apply a pretty heavy dose of peroxide on your teeth. Because he takes the time to be extra cautious of not burning your soft gum tissue, he can apply anywhere from 15%-43%. This in-office teeth whitening option takes about one hour.

Dental Veneers

We can cover up front teeth that have been broken, chipped, severely stained, are poorly placed or have gaps with the placement of dental veneers. Veneers are a thin porcelain shell that can be placed over the front face of any of your front eight teeth. Unlike a dental crown, which entirely encases a tooth, veneers only cover one side. We are able to shape the natural tooth below to hide that it is there, and decrease its size to allow the space for the veneer, and then place the veneer to hide any imperfections. Dental veneers will eventually need to be replaced but should last several years if properly cared for.

Dental Bonding

Dr. McMurray use composite filler to make simple repairs, improving the look of your teeth. He can make these repairs for significantly less money than it would cost placing a dental crown. Dental bonding can repair chips, cracks, fill in gaps and hide discoloration with composite filling material. Though this will not be a permanent fix, it should last you several years.

At South Valley Oral and Facial Surgery, we can give you the look and aesthetics you are looking for. For more information on cosmetic dental work, and the many options available to give you that perfect look, contact our Oral Surgeon, Joseph C. McMurray, DMD, MBA Inc. His staff are here to assist you. We proudly offer multiple office locations to better serve your needs. Call us today at 408-479-9449!

Additional Dental Services in San Jose

The bar attachment denture is an innovative restoration that has allowed us to upgrade your dentures. Replacing teeth has never offered a more secure foundation before. Traditional dentures have limited success; they came with a lot of frustration. At South Valley Oral and Facial Surgery, we can eliminate much of that frustration and provide you with dentures that don’t rock on your gums, are held firmly in place, and secured when chewing or speaking.
With the evolving dental technology in the world, you can expect to find some of the latest and greatest gadgets that are out there. With 3D X-Ray imaging, a whole new way to take pictures of the oral problem areas has come about.
How many times have you heard someone joke about preceding sleep to get different tasks done? While sleep is often seen as unimportant, it is essential. Sleep is a restorative process. As you sleep, your body can rest and repair so that you can function during the day. While everyone has a bad night of sleep every now and again, there are millions of Americans who wake up feeling exhausted every single day. If this sounds familiar, you may be living with a condition called sleep apnea. South Valley Oral and Facial Surgery can help.
Recovery after a tooth extraction should only last for a couple of days, but there are certain steps that you can take to speed up the healing process.
While our jawbone is responsible for supporting and keeping all of our teeth in place, our teeth provide it with the necessary stimulation needed to preserve its structure and resistance. However, both of them may be put in danger due to a variety of factors. Here at South Valley Oral and Facial Surgery, we care about your oral health, and are ready to treat any issues related to the jawbone structure.
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a sort of hinge that attaches your jaw to your head. You have two temporomandibular joints – one on either side of your head. Temporomandibular disorders (or TMD) causes pain in the joints and muscles of the jaw that control movement. For this reason, those who suffer from TMD may experience pain while talking, chewing or yawning.
Here at South Valley Oral and Facial Surgery, we offer an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment option for bruxism and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). If you experience frequent grinding or clenching of the teeth, then you may be having a condition called bruxism, which may lead to TMJ disorder. Bruxism and TMJ problems can adversely affect your general health and quality of life. Come see our team of experts so we can help provide you with a solution to these dental problems before they exacerbate.
If you went through a surgical procedure in order to expose an impacted tooth, it is important to take certain steps following your appointment in order to promote healing and to stay comfortable. Most importantly, don’t disturb the wound. If your surgeon put in surgical packing, leave it be, as this will help to make sure the tooth stays exposed. However, should the packing fall out or be dislodged, this is no cause for concern.
Removing impacted wisdom teeth will be a major surgical procedure, so following the proper post-operative care will be vital to successful healing. If you don’t follow these instructions carefully, you may experience unnecessary pain and potential complications involving swelling and infection.
A cleft palate is a somewhat common birth defect with about 1 in 1600 babies born with a cleft lip and palate. Additionally, about 1 in 2800 babies are born with a cleft lip without a cleft palate. Without treatment, the baby can suffer with problems that prevent the ability to suck preventing them from getting the nutrition and comfort they need. As the baby grows, there can be issues with tooth development and speech development. Thankfully today, we have increased knowledge and treatment options available to help.
Digital radiography has fast become an important part of the dental diagnosis, treatment, and documentation. It is a technological advancement that has helped dental practitioners improve dental practice by making developing dental x-rays safer and more convenient. We at South Valley Oral and Facial Surgery use digital X-rays for a variety of procedures and treatments, including dental implants, all on 4, tooth extraction, bone graft, etc.
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San Jose: (408) 479-9449
Gilroy: (408) 479-8788
Los Banos: (209) 826-4312


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Saturday: Closed
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If you're looking to improve your smile, you might be surprised by the myriad of options that are available at South Valley Oral & Facial Surgery. Call us today!
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