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Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures For A Beautiful Smile

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Cosmetic Dentist Palo AltoIn addition to your regular visits to our Palo Alto dentist office to help with keeping your teeth clean and healthy, Dr. Hakim also offers cosmetic dentistry services so you can get that beautiful smile you’ve been wanting.

Here are a few of our most popular cosmetic procedures here at Extraordinary Smile that Dr. Hakim may recommend to give you a whiter and brighter smile.

One-Visit Porcelain Dental Veneers

If you have chipped, cracked, or stained front teeth and have always felt self-conscious about your smile, you’re about to put that all behind you. We make the veneers here in our office while you wait comfortably in the chair, excited in anticipation of how your life is going to change.

With our CEREC ® state-of-the-art technology using computer and 3-D photography, Dr. Hakim will lay out a virtual smile on a computer screen that will show you what your new smile will look like.

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With Invisalign clear teeth aligners, Palo Alto dentist and Preferred Invisalign Provider Dr. Hakim will straighten your teeth to give you that beautiful smile without having to wear uncomfortable and unattractive metal braces. Invisalign uses a series of virtually invisible plastic “aligners” that fit snugly over your teeth and gradually shift them into place.  They are removable so you can eat anything you want and you’ll be able to easily brush and floss.

Invisalign Teen® is a system of clear, removable aligners made especially for teens which is literally putting a smile on these young faces. Dr. Hakim knows how important it is for teens to feel as comfortable as possible while they’re getting their crooked teeth fixed, and this method is so much better for them than the metal wire alternative.

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Professional Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening under Dr. Hakim’s supervision can whiten your teeth many shades lighter than when you began the process. Here at our dentist office in Palo Alto, we offer three types of teeth whitening options to you.

    • In-office Zoom™ Whitening is the fastest whitening procedure we offer with results showing immediately.
    • Custom Teeth Whitening Trays takes place at home and will whiten your teeth much better than any over-the-counter whitening products.
    • Teeth Whitening Strips also takes place at home and with whiter teeth appearing after a couple of weeks.

It’s amazing how these simple and relatively inexpensive teeth whitening procedures can have a drastic impact on your smile.

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If you’re wanting a beautiful smile, Palo Alto cosmetic dentist Dr. Zahra Hakim can help. Please contact our office at 650.321.3220 or email us at We look forward to helping you get a beautiful new smile.