Cosmetic Dentistry

With the advent of cosmetic dental treatments and their ever-increasing accessibility, no one has to suffer from a less-than-perfect smile. While a person’s oral health is incredibly important, our team at Evers & Gardner Dental understands the sensitive nature of addressing cosmetic concerns with compassion and effective treatment options such as professional teeth whitening, white restorations, cosmetic bonding, and porcelain veneers. Our team is here to help our patients look and feel their best.

Professional Teeth Whitening

Did you know that you could achieve a beautiful bright smile and contribute to a worthy cause simultaneously? It’s true. All proceeds made from providing professional teeth whitening to our patients go to funding dental mission trips to Grace Christian School in the Dominican Republic.

Professional teeth whitening is safe and effective. In fact, most people’s teeth lighten about eight shades with professional treatment. This is a wonderful cosmetic option for those wanting to lighten deep, dark stains and yellowed teeth.

White Restorations & Cosmetic Bonding

Sometimes cosmetic concerns require enhancing teeth with restorative materials like composite resin and porcelain. White restorations make for discreet dental work that protects teeth while concealing flaws like chips, gaps, worn teeth, and intrinsic dental stains. For example, bonding multiple white crowns over visibly damaged and worn teeth can drastically improve the appearance of a person’s teeth.

Restorative compounds like composite resin can also be used for cosmetic bonding treatments. Applying tooth-colored composite resin over teeth is done to conceal issues like cracks, chips, gaps, and stains.

Porcelain Veneers

When it comes to producing a total smile makeover, many dental professional utilize porcelain veneers. This treatment option can create the appearance of a straight, white flaw-free smile. Veneers are wafer-thin cosmetic enhancements. They are bonded over the front sides of teeth to conceal dental imperfections. Since veneers are ultra-thin and made from porcelain, they make for beautiful, lifelike cosmetic enhancements.

If you have questions about cosmetic dentistry, call Evers & Gardner Dental to schedule a smile makeover consultation.


What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry encompasses different procedures and treatment protocols that increase the aesthetic value of a person’s smile. This means that cosmetic treatments strive to remove, repair, and conceal noticeable imperfections and flaws. Some popular cosmetic services we offer include white restorations, porcelain veneers, and professional teeth whitening.

Receiving cosmetic dental treatments can be life-changing for many people – especially people who have suffered the effects of having a noticeably-flawed smile. Sometimes, all that’s needed to boost one’s appearance is a professional whitening treatment. In other instances, a combination of treatments might be used to achieve the desired result.

What is a dental crown?

Traditionally used as restorations, dental crowns have cosmetic applications as well. Crowns are made to very precise dimensions so that they can fit over a tooth like a cap. A crown will cover the biting surfaces and all the sides of a tooth above the surface of the gingiva. In the case of protecting damaged teeth, a crown serves as a great restoration for teeth that have been worn down, cracked, chipped, and decayed. Crowns reinforce tooth structure so that a patient can retain his or her biological tooth while enjoying optimal oral function.

When a crown is used for cosmetic reasons, it is made from tooth-colored materials like porcelain or porcelain fused to metal. A white crown will restore a tooth to its rightful size and shape so that it looks healthy and undamaged. Since it is tooth-colored and fits over an entire tooth, a dental crown will conceal all noticeable imperfections so that a tooth will appear flaw-free. Those with previously damaged teeth and cosmetic dental concerns make for great candidates when it comes to tooth-colored dental crowns.

What is a veneer?

Porcelain veneers are cosmetic enhancements used to create a smile that is free of flaws and imperfections. As a cosmetic enhancement, a veneer will only conceal imperfections. Unlike a crown, veneers do not provide any additional protection for damaged teeth. Veneers simply serve as a long-lasting enhancement for the outer surfaces of teeth.

Veneers are wafer-thin, tooth-shaped pieces crafted from high-quality porcelain. Each veneer is custom made to fit the exact dimensions of the tooth requiring treatment. In the case of people who have crooked smiles or orthodontic issues, a series of veneers are bonded over the front sides of teeth to produce not only a bright smile but a straight one. With multiple veneers, patients with dental imperfections of various origins can enjoy a beautiful, celebrity-like smile.

I have sensitive teeth; can I still whiten my teeth?

Having sensitive teeth can make a person think twice before attempting to alter the appearance of his or her teeth – especially when it comes to products that can be bought from a store. Experiencing heightened tooth sensitivity can be commonplace when patients use over-the-counter products. Store-bought whitening toothpaste and strips can increase tooth sensitivity because their formulas might be outdated or unstable. Additionally, since patients are not in the care of a dentist for this treatment, they might misuse or overuse products that could have lasting effects on teeth.

When it comes to preventing permanent or worsened tooth sensitivity, receiving professional teeth whitening treatment is recommended. While it might be tempting to try over-the-counter products, it is important to remember that professional whitening systems contain prescription-strength ingredients with advanced formulations. This means that the whitening solution is effective enough to lift dark, deep stains without harsh formulas or abrasives. While some folks may experience temporary tooth sensitivity, their symptoms typically subside in a couple days.