Cosmetic dentistry is really something I highly emphasize in my practice. A lot of people think you specialize in cosmetic dentistry. Really, there is no specialty for cosmetic dentist. Pretty much every dentist is a “cosmetic dentist” there are family in cosmetic dentists, but there's really just a few of us that have really put the time in to go and learn about cosmetic dentistry and what's involved? What's the materials? The process? The diagnosis? The understanding of, really, how to put a beautiful smile and bite together, because very often those two things are quite related. I spend a lot of hours, hundreds hours every year in education. Whether it's going to a symposium, whether it's in an institute, whether it's a continue education course of someone I want to see. I really make it a strong emphasis in all that I do. I think that's one thing that really sets me apart in cosmetic dentistry, is I put the time in to learn it. That's probably been going on for the past 15 years in my practice.
Big things that we do at cosmetic dentistry, the simple thing, it would be maybe some whitening. A lot of tooth whitening today is very, common, popular, it's easy to do. Maybe the next level would be some bonding. We'd use some composite bonding to change the shape of teeth or maybe contour a tooth a little bit better. Then we get into porcelain veneers. The use porcelain veneers is the dramatic before and afters. Someone has a terrible smile or something that they're really afraid to show, we get into use of porcelain veneers and the bonding with porcelains. There's all kinds of veneers I use to meet the challenges of each smile. Often people say, “Veneer, well, yeah, but what kind of veneer?” There's probably four or five different veneers I use, depending on the situation. It's the use of porcelain veneers that really is probably the main stay in cosmetic dentistry today.
Cosmetic dentistry isn’t a luxury – it’s a way to feel great about greeting yourself in the mirror and spending time with others every day. Too many people believe that cosmetic dental “enhancements” aren’t necessary, but Dr. Gleave’s treatments boost your confidence and can even improve your oral health, in some cases!
At Rod Gleave, DMD, our cosmetic dentistry services can:
- Conceal common cosmetic dental issues such as stains, chips, cracks, gaps, or misaligned teeth
- Brighten your teeth with safe and fast whitening solutions
- Comfortably straighten your teeth with orthodontics that no one will notice
- Completely provide you with a new smile with a combination of any of the options mentioned above
Call 801-747-8531 to visit our relaxed Salt Lake City, UT dentist office. You’ll meet with Dr. Gleave, who will make sure you receive the most efficient treatment to gain the smile you’ve always wanted.
Feel Great About Your Smile Again With Comfortable Cosmetic Dentistry
Some people shy away from the dentist due to a fear of pain. You don’t have to worry about that while receiving treatment with us. Dr. Gleave and our friendly team will relieve your dental anxiety so you can actually enjoy your time spent in our comfortable chairs. If you are exceptionally nervous to visit us, we provide safe dental sedation options to help soothe your nerves while we take care of your smile.
Our cosmetic dental services include:
These marvels of dentistry are simply bonded to the front of your teeth to cover up most cosmetic issues. Some of our options don’t even require prep work for your existing teeth, so you can have a beautiful new smile right away!
Dr. Gleave offers both in-office and take-home whitening treatments to accommodate your schedule. All of these options are sure to deliver excellent and safe results, which can’t be said for many products you find at the store.
Invisalign orthodontics are a fantastic alternative to traditional metal braces. They gently move your teeth into place, take less time than metal braces (sometimes only six months), and are practically invisible.
Gum Reshaping/Gummy Smile Treatment
If you’re unhappy with the look of your smile due to gum issues, Dr. Gleave can correct the issues using a laser that is more comfortable, more efficient, and faster than traditional gum surgery.
A single tooth can make you unhappy with your entire smile. Dr. Gleave provides contouring to correct misshapen, worn, chipped, or too-large teeth so they better blend into your smile.
Crown lengthening exposes more of the crown of your tooth by adjusting your gumline with a soft-tissue laser. This may be done prior to a restorative dentistry procedure.
This treatment also covers up issues such as cracked or chipped teeth, and it can also be used to close gaps between teeth. We’ll bond a natural-looking composite resin to the front of your smile to quickly solve the problems.
If you suffer from multiple cosmetic issues, a smile makeover can get all your needed dental treatments under one plan. This helps you get a completely new smile in the most efficient way possible. You’ll be saving time and money while also receiving our excellent care. And we can create models and use digital imaging to show you the results of your dream smile – before treatment even starts.
Call 801-747-8531 or use our easy online form to schedule your consultation today.
Dr. Rod Gleave is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID).