What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Unlike other dental procedures, cosmetic dentistry focuses on the aesthetic appearance of your teeth rather than their health or function. Many cosmetic procedures not only make teeth more beautiful, they can help the health and function of them as well. Anything from whitening to reshaping of teeth is considered to be cosmetic. These procedures give patients a new and improved smile that is sure to be a confidence booster.

Our staff at Reason To Smile Dental under Dr. Andrew Vernon DMD is experienced in several cosmetic dentistry procedures like teeth whitening, Invisalign, bridges, crowns, and polishing. We are dedicated to serving our Salt Lake City patients, and you can trust us to give you the best possible service and care on your way to a better smile.

Who is it For?

Cosmetic dentistry is for anybody wanting to improve the look of their teeth. It can be the solution to several dental problems such as:

  • Dull or discolored teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Crooked or misaligned teeth
  • Missing teeth
  • Broken or chipped teeth

Talk with your dentist about what cosmetic dentistry options you have. Depending on your habits and the present health of your teeth you may need different procedures.

Types of Procedures

Teeth whitening is exactly what it sounds like and is by far the most popular cosmetic dental procedure. This can be done both inside and outside the dental office, and there is no shortage of treatment options to help improve discoloration. It can be applied in the form of a gel, strip, toothpaste, and more. At Reason To Smile we provide a custom take home kit, as well as the Philips Zoom! system inside our office. Both have the potential to drastically change the appearance of teeth for the simplicity of the process.

Invisalign is a popular tooth straightening method for adults and teens. It is comfortable and its discreet appearance makes it a great alternative to braces for cosmetic purposes. Invisalign works by slowly moving teeth with a series of aligners over an average of 9-15 months.

Dental Veneers are a thin layer of porcelain or other material that is applied to the outer surface of the tooth to improve its coloration and shape. Not only do they improve the aesthetic face, but they can help repair broken teeth, fix spacing, and protect the surface of the tooth to prevent the need for more serious work.

Dental bridges replace missing teeth and can aesthetically restore a smile. They can also help to regain ability to speak and chew after missing that tooth, and keep remaining teeth in place. Bridges are a set of crowns that are placed over existing teeth to hold a new tooth in the center. There are several options and processes used to complete this procedure.

Contact Us

If you are in need of a cosmetic dental procedure, Reason To Smile, located on Highland Drive in Salt Lake City, can help you. We offer a variety of cosmetic dental procedures to help improve your smile, and keep it healthy with proper care. We are experienced in all kinds of dental procedures, so give us a call at (801) 263-0417 to schedule an appointment and let us know what we can do for you.

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