Most Common Cosmetic Dental Procedures

One of the first things people notice about you when they meet you is your smile. Feeling confident in your smile can set the tone for the entire first conversation, which can be very important on a first date, job interview, or meeting with an important client. Today’s cosmetic dental procedures can have a very profound effect on the way you view yourself and even make you more willing to show off your smile. The recent advances in cosmetic dentistry offer many options ranging from small changes to complete overhauls of the mouth and teeth to gain the desired effect. A meeting with your cosmetic dentist in colorado springs can help you go over your options and determine which is best for your needs. Here are some of the most common cosmetic dental procedures.


Perhaps the most inquired about and most performed cosmetic procedure at Betty Jo Schope is teeth whitening. Having a brighter smile makes you look years younger and is a relatively simple way to boost your confidence quickly. There are a couple of different ways that a cosmetic dentist may decide to go about the teeth whitening. In office procedures can be done in as little as one or two sessions. This method is usually preferred because the gums and mouth are protected from the whitening agent that can cause sensitivity if it comes in contact with areas other than intended. This is done with a gel that acts as a buffer. In some cases your teeth can whiten up to ten shades in only and hour’s time. In office whitening is done on the front eight teeth, which people see the most.

For patients whose schedules are just too busy to get to the dentist’s office for follow ups, the cosmetic dentist may fit them with their own teeth whitening tray to take home with a special whitening gel to use on their own time. This is a much better option than the over the counter whitening strips and trays available today because the one you get from the cosmetic dentist will fit properly and offer the best results and comfort.

Another commonly requested consultation with the dentists at is regarding porcelain veneers. Veneers are used to recreate the beautiful look of natural, healthy teeth and are meant to also provide the strength of natural teeth. Porcelain is also often used to make minor alterations to teeth such as size, shape, or color. The veneers are carefully bonded to the natural tooth to create a perfect looking smile. It is important to go to a highly skilled and licensed cosmetic dentist for this procedure, as the bond between the veneer and porcelain is the most important part.

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