Cosmetic dentistry is a type of dentistry that focuses on the aesthetics of your teeth and smile. The procedures offered under the umbrella of cosmetic dentistry include ones that work to improve the appearance of your teeth, mouth, and smile, so that you are happy and confident. It is important to note that some cosmetic procedures are done as restorative procedures too. Below, we will talk about the five different types of procedures we think you need to know about.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are used to replace teeth that are missing in your mouth. They can be used for a single tooth or for multiple teeth, which is the nice thing about them. An artificial tooth root is implanted into the jaw bone to create a solid foundation and then an abutment and crown is affixed to it. Patients who receive dental implants must provide proper care for them such as good oral hygiene to avoid failure of the implants and gum disease.


Made from a ceramic material, veneers are a wonderful choice for patients who want to hide flaws on their teeth. Veneers do look natural and no one will be able to tell the difference between your natural tooth and the ceramic. Most patients choose this procedure for cracked, damaged, or discolored enamel on a tooth.

Inlays and Onlays

Known as indirect fillings, inlays and onlays work to protect your tooth when your tooth cannot support a traditional filling. The inlay is placed onto the surface of the tooth while the only covers the entire tooth’s surface. Both options are made from a composite resin and work to strengthen and support your teeth.

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Teeth Whitening

Arguably one of the most common dental procedures, teeth whitening is perfect when you want that beautiful white glow to your teeth. Over time, teeth become stained from the things we eat, and drink and whitening procedures can lift and remove those stains. Usually done in office or as a take home kit, the whitening process is simple and easy, and you will see immediate results in most cases.

Composite Bonding

Composite bonding is used when you need to have a tooth repaired due to being discolored, decayed, or damaged. When you come into our office, the damaged or decayed area of the tooth is removed, and the composite is applied directly onto the tooth. The composite is activated with a light that makes it easy to shape to the tooth. Once hardened, the tooth looks natural. Bonding is one of the most economical ways to correct a cosmetic problem with a tooth.

Call Thornton Town Center Today

If you would like to schedule an appointment with us, please reach out to our Thornton, CO office today! We can help you love your smile.

Your Takeaway – Cosmetic procedures can improve the look and function of your smile. Give Thornton Town Center a call today to discuss your options.

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