What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

November 19, 2019 Lakeshore Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentists in Holland MIThe goal of cosmetic dentistry is to improve the appearance of teeth that show when you smile and talk. In this sense, cosmetic dentistry is as much an art as it is a science.

If you’ve ever felt self-conscious of your smile, you owe it to yourself to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists. Continue reading to explore some of the cosmetic services we offer patients.

Cosmetic dentistry is able to repair:

  • Tooth discoloration
  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Slight gaps between teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Irregularly shaped teeth
  • Small cavities

Teeth Whitening

Aren’t getting the results you want with over-the-counter whitening strips and trays? Feeling self-conscious about stained teeth? Ask our teeth whitening dentists if you’re a candidate for professional teeth whitening. Professional teeth whitening can help whiten your teeth by several shades in just one appointment. We understand that your time is important, which is why we offer quick solutions for teeth whitening.


Veneers are wafer-thin teeth covers made of porcelain. Our dentists may recommend porcelain veneers if you have front teeth with slight chips, cracks, or stains. For example, we may recommend dental veneers for chipped tooth repair.

The entire veneers procedure takes two trips to our office. During your first appointment with us, we’ll remove a small amount of enamel from the fronts of your receiving teeth. Next, we’ll take digital dental impressions to send to the lab. When you return for your second appointment, your veneers will be ready. Our dentists will make sure your porcelain veneers are the right shape, fit, and color before bonding them to the fronts of your teeth.

Dental Crowns

Our dentists may recommend a dental crown to restore a tooth made fragile from a large filling, root canal, or other dental procedure. A dental crown (also called a “tooth cap” by our patients) covers the entire visible portion of your tooth above the gum line. Unlike other dentists, we’re able to take digital impressions of your teeth, which is less invasive than having you bite into a tray of pink putty.

Dental Bridges

Like the name suggests, a dental bridge “bridges” the gap in your smile left by a missing tooth. If you have recently lost a tooth, our dentists may recommend a dental bridge so you can continue smiling with confidence. A dental bridge is essentially an artificial tooth anchored in place by crowns on adjacent teeth.

Full Mouth Reconstruction

If you have issues affecting your entire smile, our dentists may recommend a full mouth reconstruction. During your consultation, one of our dentists will sit down with you to discuss the best ways to restore your smile. For example, implant-supported dentures may be the best choice if you have several missing or badly decayed teeth. Call our dental office today to learn how a full mouth reconstruction can change your life.


Ready to Make an Appointment?

Our cosmetic dentists in Holland, MI, have years of experience with making patients feel confident in their smiles again. To request an appointment, call the Lakeshore Dentistry & Implant Center at (616) 399-3946.

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