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.
Does your smile need help to look as good as it should? Are you looking for a fast and effective way to correct your cosmetic issues? Cosmetic dentistry from Salt Lake City, UT dentist Dr. Rod Gleave, DMD can give you a better-looking smile and help you keep it looking great for years to come.
What is cosmetic dentistry?
The focus of cosmetic dentistry is to improve the appearance of your smile. A good-looking smile will do wonders for how you feel and will improve your level of self-confidence. Our cosmetic dentistry treatments include veneers, teeth whitening, Invisalign, gum reshaping, teeth contouring, and tooth bonding. Dr. Gleave will help determine which treatments are best for your unique situation.
What are dental veneers?
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or composite that are bonded to the front of your teeth to correct a number of cosmetic problems. Porcelain veneers are a common way to treat chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth. They are an effective solution for misshapen teeth as well.
What kind of dental whitening does Dr. Gleaves use?
Dr. Gleave, a Salt Lake City, UT dentist, trusts the color of his patients’ smiles to Venus Smile products. These professional whitening solutions have proved to be effective and give our patients a quick smile transformation they simply cannot achieve from store-bought whitening products.
What is teeth contouring/crown lengthening?
Salt Lake City, UT dentist Dr. Gleave performs teeth contouring to reshape your tooth or teeth by removing small amounts of enamel in strategic spots. This will help misshapen, worn, chipped, or too-large teeth blend into your smile and improve its overall appearance. 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.
Does Dr. Gleave offer Invisalign?
In order to help his patients get straighter smiles, Dr. Gleave offers Invisalign orthodontics. These clear plastic aligners are practically invisible to those around you, more comfortable than metal braces, and can correct your smile’s alignment in as little as six months.
How does gum reshaping help my appearance?
You should have a certain ratio of tooth to gum for a healthy-looking, attractive smile. However, some people have teeth that look small because their gums show too much when they smile. Gum reshaping restores balance to your smile by ensuring that the tooth-to-gum proportions are correct.
What is a smile makeover?
For people who suffer from multiple cosmetic issues, a smile makeover is a way to get all of your needed dental treatments under one treatment plan. This helps you get a completely new smile in the most efficient way possible, as opposed to choosing each needed treatment in an a la carte manner. This prevents both repeating treatments and unnecessary treatments.
What is dental bonding used to treat?
Tooth bonding is a fast and effective way to treat chipped teeth and cracked teeth, as well as close gaps in between teeth. A composite resin is used to correct these cosmetic issues in a discreet and conservative manner.
Are you ready to have a beautiful smile? Call your Salt Lake City, UT dentist office today at 801-747-8531 to schedule your appointment. You can use our online form to schedule your appointment as well.