Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses solely on improving the appearance of a patient’s teeth. Cosmetic dentistry combines artistic and technical skills to improve the aesthetics of someone’s teeth.

A variety of procedures fall under the category of cosmetic dentistry, including:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Veneers
  • Crowns and caps
  • Dental implants
  • Gum lift
  • Orthodontic treatment


Cosmetic vs. restorative dentistry


At West Lake Dentistry, we offer both cosmetic and restorative procedures. Let’s take a look at cosmetic and restorative dentistry and what each procedure entails.


Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of your smile. A cosmetic procedure can often correct or conceal imperfections. Some examples of cosmetic procedures include:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Dental crowns
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Tooth bonding


Restorative dentistry focuses on repairing damaged or missing teeth. Some examples of restorative procedures include:

  • Dental fillings
  • Dental bridges
  • Dental implants
  • Dentures


To learn more about our cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry procedures, schedule a consultation at our dental office today!


Cosmetic dentistry procedures


If you are interested in getting your smile enhanced through cosmetic dentistry, these procedures can improve the appearance of your teeth.


1. Dental bonding


Dental bonding can fix teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored, or misaligned. A dental bonding treatment combines tooth-colored composite resin with sculpting tools to create the proper shape of your tooth. Next, the composite resin is bonded to your tooth. This procedure is typically completed within one office visit.


2. Dental veneers


A veneer is a thin, custom-made shell that is designed to fit over your tooth. Veneers can correct teeth that are discolored, poorly shaped, or misaligned. Although veneers require more than one office visit, they can last up to 15 years with proper care.


3. Teeth whitening


Teeth whitening is the process of removing the discoloration from the teeth surfaces and restoring their pearly white color. For this process, we use a whitening gel that contains hydrogen peroxide. It gently removes the stains without harming the enamel or dentin.

Is cosmetic dentistry right for you?


If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, cosmetic dentistry may be right for you. Cosmetic dentistry is designed to address a wide range of smile imperfections and give you a smile you want.


Cosmetic dentistry can address your dental health concerns while giving you a smile makeover at the same time. For example, if you have gum disease, we can treat the condition and then discuss cosmetic dentistry options like porcelain veneers to give you a more beautiful smile.

To find out more about the dental services offered at West Lake Dental Care, call 704-483-1870 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 298 N. Hwy 16 Suite E, Denver 28037.

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