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If you are looking for a dentist that truly cares about your individual comfort and your smile, then look no further than Milpitas Dentist, Dr. Peter Yu. Dr. Yu and the entire Optimum Dental Care team can help you to feel confident and happy with the look of your smile, and offer patient care that is unparalleled.
The Optimum Dental Care team is here to help you achieve your most beautiful and healthiest smile.
Dr. Peter Yu specializes in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, and helps his patients find the solutions to any dental issue.
I had a small chip in a tooth for a couple years by the time I met Dr. Yu. Nobody else had ever been able to fix it right. He fixed that and everything else, and it was great.
Dr. Yu is more interested in getting a good result for his patients than in getting more work. If that means he has to send you someplace else, he will.
I'm a baby about shots, but Dr. Yu is so gentle. He's really good at making you calm down and, when he does give me a shot, he does it so I never have pain.
Dr. Yu is a very gentle doctor who really cares about patients and looks at the long-term plan for your teeth. He understands how your bite works when you're eating.
I don’t like dentists, and I finally found one I trust. I tell people, there’s nothing to be scared of. He never hurts you. You don’t even feel the shot when he gives you Novocain. I’m his biggest fan.
Dr. Yu has an attention to detail that I have never found in another dentist. He can detect something before it gets to be a severe problem involving other teeth. I like the approach that Dr. Yu uses with technology, and he’s willing to explain things to me too.
I had my lower impacted wisdom tooth removed 2 days ago. I was awake the entire time. The procedure was actually very quick. I have absolutely no pain what so ever.
Designed specifically for Dr. Yu’s state-of-the-art Milpitas dentist’s office, Optimum Dental Care delivers maximum comfort for our patients. Every treatment room has a panoramic view of the beautiful rolling hills for its natural calming effects. We also used natural materials extensively throughout the office.
To make your experience more pleasant, we’ve installed the TLC system. This integrates a high-tech, flat-panel monitor and fiber-optic operating lights. While we work on you, the lights shine directly in your mouth—not in your eyes. So there’s less glare and heat. The adjustable monitor allows you to comfortably watch TV, videos, movies, or a display of your mouth—no matter what position the chair is in.
To complete the experience, we also offer:
We also offer sedation dentistry and laser dentistry, both designed to enhance your comfort and make your experience with our team a pleasure.
Providing high quality dental services by one of the top Milpitas Dentists.
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Hygiene is the foundation of dental health. An expert Milpitas dental hygiene team and a caring dentist should make you feel empowered and eager to establish and maintain your oral health by means of clear instruction, effective communication and ongoing support.
Teamwork is the Key to Success. Our experienced Milpitas dental hygienist will make the appointment for your cleaning. Effective long term health care is a team effort and she and expert Milpitas dentist Dr. Yu will work together in determining which areas of your oral health are of concern and need extra attention. Dr. Yu and his team will clearly outline your treatment plan, using a diagram to highlight any areas that need special attention and giving clear instruction on what is needed to improve the health. Dr. Yu knows his patients love his team's supportive, positive and gentle approach to their treatment.
"In the interests of the health and well being of our patients, these are the only ones we use in our office."-Dr. Yu
Advances in dentistry materials have made metal fillings obsolete. Dr. Yu uses new composite materials to restore teeth because they are extremely durable, and they blend perfectly with your natural teeth. No more unsightly metal to detract from your smile; just a beautiful natural smile.
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Metal-free fillings will not discolor or corrode over time. Also, the composite resin is bonded and sealed to the surface of the tooth. This stops any leaking of bacteria to prevent further decay.
Composite material can be shaped and colored to match your natural teeth. After your tooth is prepared by Dr. Yu, removing any decay, the composite is skilfully applied. Then the latest technology is used to cure and harden the bonding material to the correct depth and strength - in just 5 seconds.
Dr. Yu will ensure a straight-forward, painless and fast procedure, in usually one visit. Call Optimum Dental Care, to learns how metal-free fillings can improve the beauty and health of your smile.
Sedation Dentistry has made it possible to give needed dental treatment to those with anxieties or to those ones who have a long course of treatment and would like to be able to get it done in just a few, longer visits.
There are different levels of conscious sedation available; from a small pill that will just relax you to a more profound relaxation that produces an amnesiac effect. Many of our new patients or ones who have anxieties about dental treatment prefer to have some kind of anti-anxiety medication to make their dental experience more pleasant. The medication used in Sedation Dentistry is safe to take and produces no discouraging side-effects.
An anti-anxiety medication in pill form will be prescribed that you will take before your visit with Milpitas Dentist Dr. Peter Yu, this allows you to be feeling relaxed by the time you reach our office and begin your treatment. You can even take one the night before your procedure, on going to bed, in order to ensure a full night’s rest.
When a stronger effect is required, medication will be administered in-office under the supervision of a team member. This produces a sleep-like effect. The patient is unaware of passing time but is able to respond to direction. You will be totally anxiety-free and usually will remember nothing about the procedure afterward.
During your dental treatment, the patient’s vital signs are monitored at all times and a team member makes sure they are comfortable and secure. This is ideal for our patients who have extensive dentistry work to get done that would normally take a number of months to complete. We can accomplish the same amount of work in just a few, longer visits and the patient remains totally comfortable during and after the procedure. They wake up happy, often not even realizing that it’s all over!
At Optimum Dental Care, sedation dentistry has made it possible to provide comfortable, pain free and anxiety-free treatment to our patients. Please contact us for a consultation and learn if Milpitas sedation dentistry can help you.
METAL FREE FILLINGS
Porcelain Veneers can help correct the appearance of stained, chipped, crooked, or poorly spaced teeth. If you have any of these issues, porcelain veneers are a great answer to create the beautiful smile you have always wanted.
Veneers are strong, thin shells of acrylic or porcelain, which are bonded to the front of your teeth and create a beautiful, white, fresh new smile in as little as two visits! This wafer-thin porcelain is form-fitted to each individual problem tooth. As strong as one's own teeth, these veneers resist future discoloring and chipping. Only one or two visits are required to have the perfect smile.
If you are interested in getting that smile that you have always wanted, or have questions about improving your smile, speak with Dr. Yu or one of our team members today!
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Our dental office offers Same Day Dental Crowns, which are a versatile cosmetic solution in a variety of situations. With his years of cosmetic dentistry training and experience, Dr. Yu provides Milpitas dental patients with CEREC Same Day Dental Crowns that make a tooth stronger and more beautiful, enhancing your smile. Crowns are also effective as “abutment teeth” – being used to hold a bridge in place, or to cover a dental implant or even restore a broken tooth.
Our Milpitas CEREC system allows our Milpitas Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Yu offer dental work that conservatively replicates your original tooth. You can actually watch as your beautiful and natural-looking restoration is fabricated right in our office!
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A regular “laboratory” created crown can require the removal of healthy tooth structure to create a solid base for the crown. Tooth preparation for a CEREC-created crown is very different. The 3D and computer-aided technology allows our dentist, to remove only what is absolutely necessary of your tooth structure, leaving behind thicker enamel walls for healthy strength.
Leaving our dental office with your permanent restoration can mean you will not need to spend weeks wearing temporaries. CEREC also allows our experienced Fremont dentist to produce a variety of custom-made crowns with great versatility. The opacity, translucency, strength and colors can all be carefully chosen by Milpitas Dentist Dr. Yu for the best results.
Even working with is minimal tooth structure, Dr. Yu can create a perfect restoration to fit exactly, like a patch, in the space that’s been created. This small piece of porcelain or partial crown is then secured into place, blending with the rest of your tooth. Whenever possible, the Optimum Dental Care team works first to preserve your natural teeth, and give you the best of health.
Traditional Dental Crowns are also an option and can be fabricated by qualified laboratory technicians. Depending on the circumstance and health of the tooth, Dr. Yu takes each patient’s case and needs into consideration when developing which treatment options will help you the most. Contact our team about Same Day Dental Crowns today.
Providing Same Day Dental Crowns and CEREC to dental patients in Milpitas.
Teeth that are missing as a result of disease or injury, can cause other health problems. When these spaces are left unfilled, they can cause painful misalignment problems with your teeth and jaw.
Dr. Yu has been replacing missing teeth with bridges for more than 25 years. Highly trained in these solutions, he provides replacement teeth and crowns that are created to be very life-like. The end result is your beautiful, natural-looking smile.
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At Optimum Dental Care, we ensure the bridges of our patients are made to be accessible. This protects your investment by preventing bacterial growth and build up... problems which can compromise your oral and systemic health.
As a dentist who wants you to enjoy better health and a better smile, Dr. Yu also makes your comfort a priority and gives meticulous attention to your fit. With bridges, you can also enjoy all the foods you normally would!
Please call Optimum Dental Care for a consultation, and let us put a smile back on your face!
Dentures are probably the most common way world wide to replace missing teeth especially when a patient is missing many teeth. They are an affordable removable prosthetic that can be worn relatively easily by the patient. In addition, dentures are the most affordable, especially when compared with other alternatives such as dental fixed bridgework or implant-supported restorations.
Dr. Yu provides complete full and partial denture service including the fabrication of new custom fitted dentures offering high function and beautiful esthetic's.
Denture repairs are available; in addition, loose dentures can be stabilized with dental implants eliminating worries that your denture may slip out of place. Ask any one of our team members for more details, and get ready to smile!
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Inlays and onlays are a very conservative approach to treating decay without removing any unnecessary tooth structure. Created by our Milpitas Cosmetic Dr. Yu, they can be the best long-term and healthy solution. For teeth with minimal decay, inlays and onlays patch cavities and offer protection without requiring a Dental Crown.
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Advantages of Porcelain Inlays/Onlays
Porcelain inlays and onlays by Milpitas Dentist, Dr. Yu are used to fill only the affected areas and will effectively strengthen the tooth structure to be even stronger than before treatment. These bonded restorations from our Fremont dentist are the preferred solution for replicating broken down tooth structure. They are custom designed to precisely fit each individual tooth and can be created and applied in just one visit!
They are preferred over metal fillings because they are:
Strong Teeth Protect a Healthy Bite
Porcelain inlays and onlays are especially effective for use in the back lower molars. These teeth experience the most pressure and tend to wear out faster than the upper back molars. It is very important to the healthy structure and performance of your bite that any fillings in the lower molars fit perfectly and are strong enough to support the upper teeth properly. The durable strength of porcelain inlays and onlays makes them the ideal solution for this situation.
Milpitas inlays and onlays are a fabulous way to both beautify and strengthen your smile. Call Optimum Dental Care for a consultation and learn more about how Dr. Peter Yu is using this dental option to create long-lasing and healthy smiles.
Providing Cosmetic Dental Services including Inlays and Onlays in Milpitas.
Your smile says a lot about you. A bright white smile says ‘young, healthy, confident.’ If this doesn’t reflect the current state of your smile, Milpitas Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Peter Yu has effective and affordable solutions to help you.
Professional teeth whitening has been safely done for decades, and has become a very popular way to instantly makeover a less than dazzling smile. Provided by our experienced Milpitas Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Yu, each teeth whitening option will give you a dazzling smile. Which option is the best one for you will depend on your available time and budget.
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Professional Whitening for Better Results
Many times we use teeth whitening before applying porcelain veneers, to make sure your teeth and restorations are all evenly whitened. This will produce a bright white and beautifully balanced smile.
Milpitas Dentist Dr. Yu provides professional whitening, which has several advantages over using an over-the-counter whitening kit:
In-Office Teeth Whitening Milpitas
We offer Zoom! II as our in-office whitening procedure. This 3rd generation of the popular Zoom! Teeth Whitening system produces dramatic whitening effects while being gentle to your teeth. Our patients love the results they get with this system and have reported very minimal or brief sensitivity. The procedure involves first isolating and protecting the soft tissues of the mouth. Then the special Zoom! whitening gel is applied to the tooth surface and activated with a special light. This proprietary gel will remove stains and discoloration from below the tooth surface and leave your smile up 10 dazzling shades brighter in only one hour!
At-Home Teeth Whitening Milpitas
We also have a very effective at-home whitening treatment for those who don’t need instant results. Custom made trays are designed from molds taken in our Milpitas Dental Practice that will fit perfectly to the contours of your teeth. Using a professional grade whitening gel along with these trays about 1 hour each day for a week or two will give you beautiful results.
Bring back the sunshine to your smile by whitening your teeth. You can have a confidence boosting bright, white smile in only one hour, at the office of Milpitas Dentist Dr. Peter Yu. Please contact us for a consultation.
Are minor flaws keeping your smile from being a reflection of who you really are, professionally and personally? Bonding by Dr. Yu can completely remove those annoying flaws - in just on visit!
This one appointment dental procedure is an effective quick-fix. Cosmetic bonding can close smaller sized gaps in the teeth, or make minor repairs to teeth that are chipped, cracked or stained.
Unlike veneers, which are produced in a laboratory over a period of weeks, cosmetic bonding is done free-hand by the dentist. With more than 25 years experience, Dr. Yu has the cosmetic casework to produce outstanding restorations that look completely natural.
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Conservative and Comfortable
Bonding is also the most conservative way to reshape, or change the appearance of a tooth - without having to reduce any tooth structure. Bonding does have some limits to its use, but can be a very cost effective option to instantly create a beautiful, flawless smile.
At Optimum Dental Care, we can help you find the smile that nature intended you to have. Please call us for a consultation.
If your dazzling smile is being hidden by overgrown gum tissue... Dr. Yu can provide an east and fast solution, to reveal its full and beautiful potential. In only one visit, you can have the smile nature intended.
In some patients, upper front teeth may not develop as fully as they should, resulting in a "gummy smile." At our dental practice, a high-tech laser can be used to reverse the process and creating an evenly balanced, more pleasing appearance. About 30% of smile makeover cases need gum contouring with the use of a laser, completed in a matter of minutes!
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Because patient comfort is the first priority at Optimum Dental Care, Dr. Yu uses a proprietary gel with 3 kinds of anaesthetic to create a more comfortable dental experience.
While the full beauty of you smile is being revealed with skill by your dentist, you can comfortably lay back and enjoy listening to music or watching a movie. Your new smile will be done before you know it!
It's amazing what a difference gum contouring can make, both to your smile and to your feeling of self-confidence. Call us at Optimum Dental Care for a consultation; we are eager to help you reveal the new you.
SAME DAY CROWNS
INLAYS & ONLAYS
"Smile design is not necessarily just about teeth it's about confidence. Many of our patients find it also improves their business life and personal life...because they are smiling more." - Dr. Yu
Smile Design is a combination of treatments used to create the smile you want.
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Aesthetic dentistry means working to get the teeth, gums and face into a healthy state with beautiful symmetry. Dr. Yu considers the size, shape and color of the teeth in relation to the face a the gum line. We consult with you about what you would like to improve. then we work with you to realize your design.
At our practice, digital photos of you smile can be used to subtract, add or modify it, allowing us to give you a preview of your smile design.
When the smile design is finally finished and fully realized, you will experience the boost of confidence that comes from knowing that you are looking your best. We call it the "smile design glow."
Smile design will give you a new-found confidence and open new doors of opportunity. Please call Optimum Dental Care for a consultation bout the possibilities for your new smile.
Full mouth rehabilitation is for people who have put off dentistry – because of dental anxieties, past bad experiences or for financial reasons – or who need several procedures performed to regain a healthy and happy smile. If you are considering full mouth rehabilitation, our caring and warm dentist Dr. Yu can treat you with personal and clinical excellence, during your consultation and treatment. From your first visit, Milpitas Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Yu and his qualified team will develop a long-term treatment plan based on the needs of the patient to address their health, confidence, comfort and budget concerns, with an appropriate plan for Fremont, CA dental care.
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“The most rewarding part of dentistry is to see people change right in front in of you. Often when their treatment is done, they not only feel better, they even dress nicer and exhibit much more personality. Coming in for regular visits are no longer a problem. They are smiling and relaxed, much more comfortable.” -Fremont, CA area dental care provider, Dr. Peter Yu, DDS
The Latest Cosmetic Treatments For a Healthy, New You
A combination of the many restorative and cosmetic options that we offer may be used in your dental care treatment. Dental implants, Dental Crowns, Dental bonding, Porcelain Veneers, Dental Bridges or Teeth Whitening are solutions that can be used for a full mouth rehabilitation. Dr. Yu has completed several successful full mouth cases. Many times, TMJ treatment can also help relieve the worn teeth, jaw pain and other jaw alignment problems, so you look as good as you feel.
Each one of our team members has received specialized training in understanding the unique needs of each of our patients, and giving them treatment tailored to their individual needs. We want to make it easy for you to return for follow-up hygiene and visits to the dentist in Milpitas. Dr. Yu can help you to protect the investment you have made in your new smile, ensure your continued dental health and well-being.
Our caring full mouth rehabilitation treatment helps patients have the smile they thought may never be possible at Optimum Dental Care, near Fremont, CA. Please contact us for a consultation!
Dental implants are designed to provide a secure foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. If you are among the many Americans who suffer from permanent tooth loss, you can eliminate the problems and discomfort caused by poorly fitting dentures or missing teeth. You can begin to discover the joy of eating healthy, speaking clearly, feeling confident and laughing comfortably! With dental implants, you can rediscover the comfort and confidence to enjoy your life. Dental implants are designed to provide you with a natural looking and functioning smile.
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Did you know that even the loss of one tooth might result in the tipping, drifting and erupting of neighboring and opposing teeth? The loss of several teeth can result in the inability to chew and speak effectively. It can also lead to the collapse of your bite causing stress on your jaw joints and facial muscles. There may be a reduction in the vertical dimension of your face resulting in an older facial appearance and noticeable facial lines.
A dental implant is a small titanium post that is inserted below the gum to anchor an artificial tooth. Dental Implants are a more secure and confident solution to uncomfortable or loose dentures. We have made every effort to make sure we offer our dental implants at an extremely competitive fee. If you have any further questions about how dental implants can improve your quality of life, please feel free to speak to one of our team members today.
FULL MOUTH REHAB
Here at Optimum Dental Care in Milpitas, Dr. Yu along with his team of dental professionals, feel that it is very important to make sure that your children have a broad, beautiful, healthy smile. Making sure that your children are healthy is so important, and your child’s oral health is a huge part of their overall health.
Our office is designed to treat the early growth and development of your child's dentition through adolescence. As your child grows, Dr. Yu is able to recognize at an early stage any problems that will affect the overall function of your child's dental health. Dr. Yu prides himself in creating an environment that is friendly, caring and fun, allowing for a positive dental experience!
If you have any questions about your child’s oral or overall health, please feel free to speak with one of our team members here at Optimum Dental Care today. Taking great care of your children is incredibly important to Dr. Yu.
Orthodontics treats improperly positioned teeth. Many of our suffering patients complain of headaches, neck pain, dizziness, fainting, clicking or locking of jaws, ringing in the ears or earaches. Use of braces, appliances and orthodontic treatment applies gentle pressure to move teeth to their desired position. Orthodontics can improve both the appearance and the function of your teeth.
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Dr. Yu is proud to offer Invisalign®. Instead of using unsightly metal bands and brackets, the Invisalign® system employs clear plastic "aligners". These are worn for about two weeks at a time until the desired tooth movement has occurred, at which time the patient utilizes the next fitted aligner. This is continued until the teeth are in the correct position. The main advantage is straight teeth without the need for metal bands or brackets.
In fact, it's very hard to tell if someone is wearing these clear "braces" at all!
WE LOVE KIDS!
Once you have made your initial appointment, you can pre-register by clicking on the links for New Patient Forms below. Simply complete the forms prior to your arrival and send them to us. This will help us to have your information more conveniently available for Dr. Yu.
MEDICAL HISTORY FORM
DENTAL HISTORY FORM
YOUR FIRST VISIT
Dr. Yu feels that it is very important that your first dental visit be a pleasant experience.
Making sound decisions about your dental care and oral health is an easy thing to do with the right preparation beforehand:
Dr. Yu and the entire Optimum Dental Care team here in Milpitas look forward to seeing you soon and taking care of your oral and overall health needs.
Dr. Yu understands, that when you visit any pharmacy or the health and beauty section of a supermarket today, you are faced with a large, and many say confusing, array of over-the-counter remedies and devices designed to help you tend to your hygiene and health-care needs.
There are many high-quality products on the market today. There also are many products of dubious value.
Whatever over-the-counter dental product you buy, it is strongly advised that you ensure it has the American Dental Association's Seal of Acceptance.
Over-the-counter dental instruments are fraught with danger. These include scaling devices and picks. Use of these products, even when following the instructions, can put your teeth and the soft tissue of your mouth at risk of tearing, bruising and other injury. You also may accidentally chip a tooth.
It is best to consult with Dr. Yu or one of our Optimum Dental Care team members instead of trying to do a repair job yourself!
Dr. Yu and our Optimum Dental Care team suggest that when you have an oral health emergency, call us immediately!
A knocked out tooth or bitten tongue can cause panic in any parent, but quick thinking and staying calm are the best ways to approach such common dental emergencies and prevent additional unnecessary damage and costly dental restoration. This includes taking measures such as application of cold compresses to reduce swelling, and of course, contacting our office as soon as possible.
If you do not get our office when you call our phone number, call your local hospital.
Our glossary was designed to help patients understand unfamiliar dental-related terms.
Understanding your insurance and what it covers is very important. However, it is also important to understand that Dr. Yu wants to make sure that the dental care that helps provide you excellent oral and overall health is not neglected due to insurance restrictions.
Dental Insurance is an agreement between you and your insurance provider. If you would like to speak with our front desk here at Optimum Dental Care, we will gladly clarify any dental insurance questions you may have. Your estimated patient portion is due at the time of service. Optimum Dental Care allows 60 days for insurance companies to remit their portion, after which time, you are responsible for this amount.
Dental insurance has limitations that we, as your dental provider, do not control. However, if you speak with our front desk here at Optimum Dental Care, we will gladly answer any questions you may have.
Optimum Dental Care Lifetime Care Plan is designed to provide patients with quality dental care at a superb value. Your benefits are available only at Optimum Dental Care.
YOUR FIRST VISIT
Does mercury in the silver fillings in your mouth pose any long-term health risks? Does fluoride, in spite of everything we've been told since childhood, actually cause more harm than good? What does the latest research reveal about tobacco use on your overall oral health?
This section is dedicated to the latest information about these and other oral health topics, called from authoritative sources such as the American Dental Association. If you have any questions about anything in this section or our website, please feel free to speak with Dr. Yu or any of our Optimum Dental Care team members today!
One of the easiest ways to prevent the decline of your oral health is to maintain a regular schedule of having your teeth cleaned by a dental hygienist at Optimum Dental Care. A professional cleaning will minimize the accumulation of plaque and calculus on your teeth. Your hygienist will also provide you with instruction on personalized home care. By working together, we can prevent the advance of gum disease and ensure healthy teeth and a healthy smile in the years ahead.
Pain can occur in any number of places in your mouth: teeth, gums, roots, the palate, tongue and jaw. Cavities are a common culprit causing pain. Untreated cavities can impact nerves because of infections of the tooth and gums. Impacted and abscessed teeth and sore jaws from teeth grinding are other common causes of pain.
Improper bite relationships and jaw disorders can also cause pain. Other sources of pain include sleep disorders, and headaches and neck aches. Special splints can sometimes be applied to stabilize a bite. Bites can also be corrected with special orthodontic procedures, appliances and restoration techniques.
ORAL HEALTH TOPICS
Our entire practice at Optimum Dental Care in Milpitas has been built with the philosophy that a visit to the dentist can be comfortable, anxiety-free, and produce amazing results. Our Milpitas Dentist Dr. Peter Yu is eager to hear from you.
Phone: 408-942-9999 | Fax: 408-934-9487
995 Montague Expressway, Suite 220 Milpitas, CA 95035
Optimum Dental Care, Cosmetic & General Dentistry services the following areas and zip codes:
Milpitas, Santa Clara, Alviso, Campbell, Fermont, Mount Hamilton, Mountain View, Newark, San Jose, Sunnyvale, Sunol, McKay-Ringwood, California, Lakewood, Santa Clara County, Alameda County, Palo Alto, Morgan Hill, Saratoga, Los Gatos, Gilroy, and more.
95035, 95036, 95053, 95002, 95011, 94537, 95140, 94035, 94560, 95101, 94085, 94586. 95131, 94089, 95127, 94550, 94303