Unlocking the Potential of Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry has the potential to transform your smile – and your life! But first, you must unlock its potential for aesthetic enhancements.

Handcrafting Smiles Through Cosmetic Dentistry

Your smile is more important than you might think. In Match.com poll, more than a third of respondents said that they judge a first date by their smile and teeth. A study by Kelton Research showed whiter teeth can lead to greater success in both work and love.  

In a study by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, nearly everyone said that a great smile is an important social asset; 3 out of 4 said that an unattractive smile can hurt someone’s professional success.  

The researchers asked the participants what they noticed first about someone’s smile. Their answers were:

  • Straightness
  • The whiteness and color of the teeth; sparkle of the smile
  • Cleanliness of the person’s teeth
  • Missing teeth

Cosmetic dentistry services can address all these issues and more to boost patient confidence.  

Types of Cosmetic Dentistry

Professional teeth whitening

Unlike whitening with over-the-counter products that take weeks or months to work, professional teeth whitening brings your teeth to the whitest they can be in just one visit to your dentist. Professional teeth whitening also provides better results, as only dentists have access to the most powerful whitening agents.  

Tooth replacement with dental implants

Dental implants replace the roots of a missing tooth. More specifically, a dental implant is a metal post that your dentist surgically places in your jawbone; the post holds an artificial crown that looks like the tooth’s natural crown. The dental implant fuses with your jawbone to create a replacement for your tooth roots that will last for years to come.  

Same-Day CEREC Crowns

A tooth has two main parts: the root that holds it in the jaw, and the white crown that is visible above the gumline. Your dentist can create an artificial crown to restore a tooth that is weak, broken, or decayed. A dental crown fits like a tight cap over the entire tooth.  

In years past, dentists had to make impressions of the patient’s tooth and send the molds to a dental laboratory, where technicians made the crown and sent it back. This meant that patients had to wait several days or weeks for their crown.  

CEREC is a state-of-the-art system that allows dentists to make digital images of the patient’s tooth, and then use those images to create a crown – in the dentist’s office. This means patients can get their crown as soon as just one visit.  

Bridges and dentures

Bridges and dentures are the conventional ways of replacing missing teeth. A dental bridge can replace one to four adjacent teeth, while a denture can replace most or all of the teeth on the upper or lower jaw.  

Veneers and bonding

Glued to the visible surface of front teeth, dental veneers are very thin wafers that hide imperfections, such as permanent discolorations and misshapen teeth. Dental bonding is a technique in which your dentist applies and shapes a tooth-colored composite resin material to change the size, shape, or color of your teeth.


Invisalign® is a technically-advanced approach to straightening teeth. Unlike traditional braces that use metal brackets and wires to move teeth, Invisalign® features a series of comfortable aligner trays. Because you can take out the aligner trays, you can enjoy your favorite foods and brush your teeth as usual. Best of all, Invisalign® aligners are nearly invisible.  

Full-mouth reconstruction

A full-mouth reconstruction may be right for you if you face multiple challenges to a great smile. While everyone’s needs are different when it comes to rehabilitating their smile, a full-mouth reconstruction may involve:

  • Dental implants
  • Veneers
  • Root canal therapy
  • Whitening
  • Teeth straightening

How to Unlock the Potential of Cosmetic Dentistry with Smile & Co.

Virtual consultation with a cosmetic dentist

A virtual consultation is a great first step in reaping the many benefits of cosmetic dentistry. Participating in a virtual consultation is easier than you might think:

  • Use an online app to snap a picture of your smile and upload it to your cosmetic dentist
  • Write a short note telling your cosmetic dentist what you’d like to change about your smile
  • Watch a personalized video recorded by your cosmetic dentist, explaining which treatment solutions may be best for you

Take great care of your teeth and gums

No matter what cosmetic state your teeth are in, good oral hygiene can improve the aesthetic appeal of your smile. Regular brushing and flossing can keep your teeth white and bright and help you avoid tooth loss and other dental problems. Your oral hygiene habits can also affect how long your cosmetic dentistry results last.  

Make an appointment with a qualified cosmetic dentist in Folsom or Roseville

Smile & Co. has two convenient locations to serve you, so whether you need cosmetic dentistry in Folsom or a cosmetic dentist in Roseville, our team can help you unlock the potential of your smile!

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