Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of a person's teeth, gums, and smile, offering procedures such as teeth whitening, veneers, crowns, bonding, and orthodontics. It combines art and dental science to enhance aesthetics while maintaining dental health. Popular treatments include professional teeth whitening for brightening teeth, veneers for correcting shape and alignment, and braces or Invisalign for straightening teeth. Advances in technology have made these procedures more effective and accessible. Consulting with our cosmetic dentist in Sandy, UT, is essential to determine the best options tailored to individual needs and to ensure safe and satisfactory results.

Who Needs Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is ideal for anyone looking to improve the appearance and functionality of their smile. This includes individuals with discolored, chipped, cracked, or worn teeth seeking teeth whitening, bonding, veneers, or crowns to restore their smile's brightness and uniformity. Those with gaps, misaligned, or crooked teeth can benefit from orthodontic treatments like braces or Invisalign, while individuals with missing teeth may find solutions in dental implants, bridges, or dentures. Additionally, people with gummy smiles can enhance their smile aesthetics through gum contouring. Ultimately, cosmetic dentistry caters to those desiring an improved smile for personal satisfaction, special occasions, or professional reasons, offering personalized treatment plans to achieve long-lasting, transformative results. Contact us today to learn more.

Types of Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

Veneers

Veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted from porcelain or composite resin covering the teeth' front surface. They correct issues such as discoloration, chips, gaps, and misalignment. Porcelain veneers are known for their durability and natural appearance.

Benefits:

  • Covers imperfections such as chips, cracks, stains, and gaps, creating a uniform and natural-looking smile.
  • Made from porcelain or composite materials, veneers are strong and resistant to stains.
  • Requires minimal alteration of natural teeth compared to crowns.
  • With proper care, veneers can last for many years.

Teeth Whitening

This procedure aims to lighten teeth and remove stains and discoloration, enhancing the overall brightness of your smile. It can be done professionally in a dentist's office using stronger bleaching agents and specialized equipment or at home with custom-fitted trays provided by the dentist and professional-grade whitening gel. Teeth whitening in Sandy, UT, is non-invasive and typically offers immediate results, making it a popular choice for quickly enhancing smile aesthetics.

Benefits: 

  • Brightens teeth and removes stains, making a whiter and more attractive smile. 
  • Improves self-esteem by restoring a youthful and vibrant appearance to teeth. 
  • Generally quick and painless, with immediate results visible after a single treatment. 
  • Compared to other cosmetic procedures, teeth whitening is relatively cost-effective. 

Dental Crowns

Crowns are caps that encase the entire tooth, restoring its shape, size, and strength. They are often used when a tooth is too damaged for a filling or veneer but not so compromised that it needs extraction. Crowns can be made from porcelain, metal, or a combination of materials.

Benefits:

  • Strengthens and protects a tooth that is severely decayed, damaged, or weakened.
  • Enhances the shape, size, and alignment of the tooth, restoring a natural look.
  • Provides long-term durability and stability.
  • It can be used for both cosmetic and functional purposes.

Dental Bonding

Bonding involves applying a tooth-colored resin material to the teeth, which is then shaped and hardened with a special light. This procedure is ideal for repairing minor imperfections like chips, cracks, or gaps and can usually be completed in a single visit.

Benefits:

  • Repairs chips, cracks, and gaps in teeth.
  • Uses tooth-colored resin that blends seamlessly with natural teeth.
  • Typically completed in one office visit and more affordable than other cosmetic options.
  • Preserves more natural tooth structure compared to other restorative procedures.

Implants

Dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth. An implant consists of a titanium post surgically inserted into the jawbone, which serves as a stable foundation for a replacement tooth (crown). Implants look, feel, and function like natural teeth.

Benefits:

  • Replace missing teeth with a natural-looking and functioning prosthetic tooth.
  • Prevents bone loss in the jaw and maintains facial structure.
  • Proper care offers stability similar to natural teeth and can last a lifetime.
  • Restores the ability to eat, speak, and smile confidently.

Aftercare and Maintenance

Maintaining the results of cosmetic dentistry requires good oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups. Here are some tips for keeping your smile looking its best:

  • Maintain a routine of brushing twice daily and flossing daily to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
  • Limit coffee, tea, red wine, and tobacco consumption, which can stain your teeth.
  • Schedule regular cleanings and check-ups with our dentist to monitor the health of your teeth and the condition of any cosmetic work.
  • Use a mouthguard if you play sports or grind your teeth at night to prevent damage to your teeth and dental work.

Whether you're looking to fix minor imperfections or undergo a complete transformation, cosmetic dentistry can help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Visit Granite View Dental at 1030 E 11400 S, Suite 2, Sandy, UT 84094, or call (801) 255-2100 to determine the most suitable treatment plan for achieving your desired smile enhancement effectively and safely. 

Location

1030 E 11400 S, Suite 2,
Sandy, UT 84094

Office Hours

MON - WED9:00 am - 5:00 pm

THU7:00 am - 3:00 pm

FRI8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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