Cosmetic Dentistry

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A cosmetic dentist can greatly improve the appearance of a patient’s smile. Cosmetic dental procedures focus on the teeth, gums, and the overall look of the mouth and can include dental fillings, implants, teeth whitening, bonding, porcelain veneers, and even full mouth reconstruction.

Cosmetic Dental Procedures.

Let us explain a bit more about each of the most commonly utilized cosmetic dental procedures.


Dental fillings are extremely common for dental patients of all ages. A filling is used when a dentist removes a damaged piece of tooth (ex: a cavity), then fills the space with a strong, usually tooth-colored dental cement.

Dental Implants

Dental implants and crowns are similar in the fact that they repair the appearance of a damaged tooth. With crowns, a new tooth cap is placed over an existing fragment of a tooth. With implants, an entirely new tooth is placed into an empty space between existing teeth. Thanks to advances in modern dentistry, these new teeth blend in with the rest of the patient’s mouth.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening gives new life to discolored teeth. These procedures are non-invasive, painless, and they can lighten a patient’s teeth several shades each treatment. Cosmetic teeth whitening gives patients a bright, youthful smile.

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are thin white shells constructed of medical-grade porcelain, resin, or ceramic. They’re manufactured specifically for each patient so that they look like the patient’s original teeth.

The dentist removes some enamel from the tooth’s surface before installing the veneers so that the shells can be attached to the front of the teeth. Dental veneers can correct a variety of cosmetic concerns, including misaligned teeth, gaps between teeth, and discoloration.

Full Mouth Reconstruction

Full mouth reconstruction is a dental procedure series that affects all of the teeth in the mouth. There are many health issues that impact the entire mouth and require patients to have a new set of teeth and/or jawbone repair. These health issues may include oral cancers, Ectodermal Dysplasia, or accidents that affected the entire mouth.

Full mouth reconstruction may include a series of different treatments, such as implants, crowns, or full dentures.

Not only does a full mouth reconstruction procedure improve the look of a patient’s mouth, but it will also greatly aid the patient in chewing, speaking, and maintaining the structure of their facial bones.

If you’re interested in cosmetic dentistry, we’d like to welcome you to contact the office of Dr. Russell Phillips, DMD. One of our staff members will be happy to help you schedule a consultation appointment that fits your busy schedule.