Robert Alavi D.D.S.

1420 Guerneville Rd #2 Santa Rosa CA 95403

(707) 578-3776


A composite veneer is a restoration made of tooth colored composite filling material sculptured and directly bonded onto the teeth. Dr. Alavi , your cosmetic Santa Rosa dentist, can effectively cover stains and discolorations without destroying tooth structure with composite veneers. Composite veneers are painless requiring no anesthetics because little or no tooth structure it reduced. This treatment can be done in just one appointment.

Cosmetic bonding is an affordable, quick, and painless way to repair many flaws such as:

  • Gaps between teeth
  • Spots or stains that cannot be removed by teeth whitening
  • Worn or chipped teeth
  • Teeth that are too small
  • Crooked teeth
  • Misshapen teeth


Porcelain veneers or porcelain laminates are conservative restorations made of very thin shells of porcelain fabricated in a lab by a dental technician. They are bonded onto the front and top edge of teeth to alter the shape, color and size of teeth mimicing beautiful natural teeth. When properly diagnosed and treated, veneers can be as strong as natural teeth, stain resistant and durable.

Robert Alavi, your cosmetic dentist in Santa Rosa, provides veneers that reshape your anterior teeth and smile and can be an alternative to orthodontic treatment in certain cases. Porcelain veneers can give a crooked smile an instant orthodontic makeover for a beautiful smile.

Since Dr. Alavi always uses advanced dental techniques, so veneers fit perfectly in the mouth. The results are durable, great looking veneers.

You may be a candidate for porcelain veneers if you experience any of the following:

  • Not happy with your smile
  • Crooked teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Severely discolored or stained teeth
  • Teeth that are too small or large
  • Unwanted or uneven gaps
  • Worn or chipped teeth


Your cosmetic Santa Rosa dentist, Robert Alavi, can easily enhance your smile with professional teeth whitening. Teeth whitening is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment that beautifies your smile by lightening the color of your natural teeth. It works by carbamide peroxide chemically breaking down organic stains deep in enamel into less pigmented molecules. Consequently, the teeth appear whiter.

An effective and safe way to achieve tooth whitening is in-office monitored whitening without a light source. In-office whitening systems that use a light source may desiccate the enamel of your teeth. The whitening is done in just one visit in the office in about one hour. To keep your teeth nice and bright after in-office whitening, custom whitening trays are given for at home maintenance whitening to be done once or twice a year. Take home whitening trays can also be used on their own with prescription whitening gels without the in office whitening treatment.

Since teeth whitening only works on natural enamel, it is important to consider the replacement of old fillings and crowns in the front teeth after whitening. Touch-up maintenance whitening will be needed to keeping the teeth nice and bright. Only one to two applications of home whitening every six months is all you need to keep your teeth white.

Reasons for teeth whitening:

  • Stained teeth due to medications (tetracycline, etc.)
  • Yellow, brown stained teeth
  • Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development)