Cosmetic dentistry is performed by dental professionals who focus on improving the appearance of your mouth, teeth, and smile. Typically, cosmetic dentistry procedures are elective and offer nothing more than aesthetic value. However, in some cases, cosmetic dentistry procedures can provide restorative benefits to individuals as well.

If you or a loved one has discolored, worn out, stained, broken, misshapen or misaligned teeth, there are a range of procedures that can give your teeth a smile makeover. These procedures fall under the category of cosmetic dentistry. Here is all the information you need to know about various cosmetic dentistry solutions and how to select the right procedure for your specific needs:

  • Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are custom-made shells of high-quality and paper-thin porcelain or resin. They cover the front surface of your teeth. During this cosmetic dentistry procedure, your dentist will remove about half a millimeter of enamel from the front surface of your teeth and then bond the right veneer to their place. Veneers can change the length, size, shape, and color of your teeth for a more desirable look.

  • Teeth Whitening

One of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures is teeth whitening. It is the simplest and least expensive ways to restore your smile to its full glory. Using in-house products, a dentist may bleach your teeth for a whiter look in the office or through the purchase of the right gels and mold for bleaching teeth at home.

  • Dental Crown

dental crown may also be utilized as a cosmetic dentistry procedure. Also known as a cap, a dental crown is essentially a cover fitted by your dentist to hide the damaged or decayed teeth above your gum line. This cosmetic dentistry procedure can hold a cracked tooth together or keep a weak tooth from breaking. Crowns can also be used to cover highly discolored teeth purely for aesthetic reasons.

  • Dental Implants

This is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that goes above and beyond the aesthetic value and provides oral health benefits to those who need it. Dental implants are made from biocompatible titanium and are surgically inserted into the jaw bone. They act as an anchor for the replacement tooth, which fuses to the jaw bone as it heals. Preventing further loss of bone, dental implants are more than just a restorative procedure.

  • Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is another cosmetic dentistry procedure that can provide you with much more value than just improving the appearance of your teeth, mouth, and smile. The procedure will involve your dentist applying a tooth-colored, putty-esque resin to your tooth. The dentist will then harden it using UV light and bond the material to your tooth. Once it hardens, the dentist will trim and shape the putty, giving it a polished look to restore your chipped, cracked, decayed or misshapen tooth.

For Information on Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

If you want information on more cosmetic dentistry procedures or need to schedule a consultation to better understand any of the cosmetic dentistry options mentioned above, feel free to contact Smile Esthetics Scottsdale at (480) 867-1727 or through our website at

We are dental practitioners who pride ourselves in providing each of our patients with personalized treatments and building a lifetime connection based on trust by exceeding their expectations.

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