General Dentist in San Jose, California

General dentists, like Dr. Jianye Chen at Butterfly Dental Care in San Jose, serving as your first line of defense against future oral health problems. As a general dentist, she provides preventative dental care and minor restorative therapy and performs a wide array of dental procedures that include cosmetic treatments. At our family-oriented dental health clinic, Dr. Chen and our friendly staff offer a full range of general dental and oral health care services to patients ranging from kids to elders.


Our San Jose Office Offers Affordable Family and General Dental Services

Our family and general dental care services include:

Our preventive dental services include routine oral exams, oral cancer screening, X-rays, cleanings, sealants, and fluoride treatments. Educational instruction such as proper brushing and flossing methods is also considered the best way to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

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Dental Fillings - Dental fillings are used to repair damage to the structure of a tooth or teeth. Structural damage can be caused as a result of tooth decay, wear, or trauma. After the removal of a problematic tooth structure, the tooth is restored with tooth-colored filling materials

Bonding - Bonding is the term used to describe the process of using composite resins to “glue” materials to the surface of a tooth for restorative purposes. Chipped or cracked teeth are typically repaired through bonding. An enamel-like composite material is applied to the surface of a tooth, sculpted into shape, contoured and polished, making the crack or chip invisible.

Laser-assisted Root Canals - Root canal therapy removes infected pulp tissue within the root chamber of the tooth. Laser energy is then gently used to thoroughly clean and irrigate the infected canal. The hollowed-out tooth is then filled with an antibacterial filling, and the tooth is “capped” with a crown for protection.

Dental Crowns - Dental crowns can repair extensively decayed or damaged teeth. Dental crowns can be made of gold metals, silver metals, porcelain, or a combination of porcelain and metal. In some cases, conservative dental veneers may replace the need for a dental crown.

Oral and Maxillofacial Procedures - Oral and maxillofacial procedures range from the less invasive treatment of abnormalities of the mouth, tissue, and teeth, to those for accompanying structures such as gum and bone.

Periodontal Treatment - Early gum disease treatment may include tooth scaling and cleaning at three-month intervals along with use of medicated mouthwash and proper flossing. Later-stage gum disease treatment may include root planing and scaling, periodontal surgery, and laser surgery.



When you are missing one or more adjacent teeth, partial dentures (bridge) or complete dentures can be used as a replacement. Today’s innovative denture styles and materials can be customized in different ways based on your cosmetic goals, lifestyle, and budget.

Dental implants

These offer many advantages over a conventional bridge or dentures, including the fact they look, feel, and function more like real teeth. As a realistic replacement for one or more missing teeth, a dental implant’s prosthetic root holds it securely in place, which helps preserve existing bone in the area.


If you have one or more teeth that are discolored, broken, or misshapen, dental veneers are the perfect way to create the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. Extremely strong and durable, veneers are thin shells of porcelain that Dr. Chen bonds onto the front of your teeth, producing a beautiful, natural smile that compliments your facial features.

Laser teeth whitening

Over time, smoking, certain foods, and beverages can stain and discolor your teeth. At Butterfly Dental Care, we offer both in-office and at-home teeth bleaching products. With noticeable improvement after only one appointment, our professional teeth whitening services will leave you with a whiter, brighter smile that you can’t wait to show off to your friends.


As a popular choice for replacing defective tooth enamel, lumineers can be used to restore chipped, stained, or cracked teeth. Lumineers are a thin porcelain shell that is uniquely designed to perfectly fit your existing teeth. Each lumineer is bonded to the surface of your teeth, covering the visible areas so that when you smile your teeth will look beautiful and natural.


Our in-office licensed orthodontist and pedodontist, Dr. Andrew Nguyen, specializes in the treatment of irregularities in the teeth and jaws (misalignments, malocclusions, etc.), including the use of braces.


When you have crooked or misaligned teeth, Invisalign clear plastic aligners are a more comfortable, less noticeable teeth-straightening alternative to traditional braces. In most cases, our Invisalign patients achieve their smile goals within 12 months or less.


Similar to Invisalign, ClearCorrect straightens teeth using a series of clear, custom-made, removable aligners that gradually move teeth a little bit at a time, eventually correcting the teeth and smile to create a new, revitalized look.

Insurance and Costs

At Butterfly Dental Care, we understand that every patient has unique financial circumstances.

That’s why our staff will work with you to find a solution that best meets your dental care needs, whether you have dental insurance or not. Our office networks with most major insurances and we offer financial planning and installment payment programs to ensure that you and your family always receive affordable, quality oral health care.

Your Well-Being is Our Priority

At Butterfly Dental, we believe that informed patients are better prepared to make decisions regarding their oral health and overall well-being. That is why we’ve included extensive descriptions of our services. Please take a moment to search through these pages and terms whenever you have an interest or concern about your dentistry needs.

Get Started by Making an Appointment Today

At Butterfly Dental Care, our goal is to provide our patients with a comfortable environment and long-lasting dental treatments. To ensure a lifetime of healthy smiles, schedule your preventative oral health examination with Dr. Jianye Chen today at our family-oriented dental health clinic in San Jose, CA -- where we always thrive to deliver the best dental care possible!

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