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Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentists in Idaho Falls

One of the things we love most at Sandcreek Dental is making smiles look amazing! Cosmetic dentistry can add so much to the quality of someone’s life. Incredible smiles help people feel more confident. Imagine how you would feel with your best smile possible.

If you are interested in improving your smile, dental bonding may be the right option. Sandcreek Dental offers the best cosmetic dentistry in Idaho Falls and the surrounding area. Call us today at (208) 525-4780 to learn more about cosmetic dentistry. Lets get you the smile you have always dreamed of!

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What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is a specialized branch of dentistry that focuses on improving the appearance of teeth, gums, and overall oral aesthetics. Unlike general dentistry, which primarily addresses oral health issues, cosmetic dentistry aims to enhance the visual aspects of a person’s smile. This field encompasses various procedures and treatments designed to correct imperfections, restore symmetry, and create a more aesthetically pleasing dental profile.

One common cosmetic dentistry procedure is teeth whitening, which aims to remove stains and discoloration, resulting in a brighter and more vibrant smile. Another popular option is dental veneers, thin custom-made shells that cover the front surface of teeth to improve their shape, size, and color. Dental bonding is also employed to repair chipped or cracked teeth, using a tooth-colored resin that blends seamlessly with natural teeth.

Cosmetic dentistry goes beyond mere aesthetics; it can also have a positive impact on an individual’s self-esteem and confidence. A beautiful smile is often associated with youthfulness, vitality, and overall well-being, making cosmetic dentistry a sought-after solution for those looking to enhance both their appearance and self-assurance.

It’s crucial to consult with a qualified cosmetic dentist to determine the most suitable treatments based on individual needs and goals. With advancements in dental technology, cosmetic dentistry continues to evolve, providing innovative solutions for achieving the perfect smile. Whether addressing minor imperfections or undergoing a comprehensive smile makeover, cosmetic dentistry offers a range of options to help individuals achieve the smile they desire.

Cosmetic Dental Procedures

The cosmetic dentists at Sandcreek Dental are incredibly skilled at what they do. They love making beautiful smiles. This expertise and passion combine to create amazing solutions. Dr. Darrington and Dr. Smith’s breadth of cosmetic ability allow them to truly find the best treatment options for a variety of circumstances. At Sandcreek Dental, we offer a wide variety of procedures and approaches.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure that uses a tooth-colored composite resin material to enhance your smile. This procedure is used to repair chips, close down gaps or change the shape and color of a tooth. Unlike other cosmetic dental treatments, such as porcelain veneers, dental bonding is completely reversible.

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Composite Fillings

Composite fillings consist of a tooth-colored resin composed of plastic and some additives. In some cases, there are also glass particles mixed with the plastic. Although mostly used for treating cavities, a composite filling can also improve a tooth’s cosmetic appearance, such as reshaping a tooth.

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Dental Bridges

Dental bridges serve as prosthetic solutions for replacing one or multiple missing teeth, effectively bridging the gap between neighboring teeth. Typically crafted with artificial teeth secured to nearby natural teeth or dental implants, these bridges restore both functionality and aesthetics while preventing the migration of surrounding teeth. Customized to fit the patient’s mouth, they are permanently affixed in place using cement, offering a robust and enduring remedy for tooth loss.

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Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps placed over damaged or decayed teeth to restore their shape, size, strength, and appearance. They serve as protective coverings, shielding weakened teeth from further harm and enhancing their functionality. Crowns are typically made from materials like porcelain, ceramic, metal, or a combination, chosen to match the natural color and texture of the patient’s teeth. They are custom-designed to fit snugly over the existing tooth structure and are cemented into place by a dentist, providing a durable and long-lasting solution to dental issues such as cracks, fractures, large fillings, or extensive decay.

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Smile Makeover

If you’re dissatisfied with the way your smile looks, a smile makeover might be just what you need. These makeovers typically entail a blend of at least two cosmetic dental procedures. There’s a range of options available for people seeking to enhance their smile, including veneers, bonding, implants, teeth whitening, crowns, and bridges.

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Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure aimed at brightening the color of teeth by removing stains and discoloration. It typically involves the application of bleaching agents to the teeth by a dentist in-office These bleaching agents break down stains and lighten the natural color of the enamel, resulting in a brighter and more radiant smile.

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Gum Contouring

Gum contouring, referred to as gum reshaping or tissue sculpting, is a cosmetic dental treatment designed to enhance the aesthetics of the gums. It entails the adjustment or removal of surplus gum tissue to achieve a well-proportioned and symmetrical gum line. Commonly employed to rectify a “gummy smile” characterized by excessive gum exposure during smiling, or to address irregular gum lines due to genetic factors, gum disease, or specific medications, this procedure aims to create a more visually pleasing smile by harmonizing the relationship between the teeth and gums.

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Dental Bonding Benefits

Dental bonding is a good option for restoring teeth since it is a minimally invasive procedure. This procedure allows patients to keep as much of the natural tooth structure as possible. During the application process, our dentist removes very little to no enamel at all. Minimal work to the enamel allows patients to maintain the natural health and structure of their teeth.

This quick treatment produces high-quality results that appear natural. The composite resin is durable but adaptable and can be adjusted by our doctor in the future after treatment. Dental bonding also protects and restores the function of worn-down, chipped, or discolored teeth.

The Cosmetic Dentistry Approach

The dental bonding process is quick and relatively non-invasive. Our dentist will select a composite resin color that matches the patient’s tooth color before the dental bonding process. If a patient’s tooth requires drilling to change its shape or damage near a nerve, our dentist may apply a local anesthetic to minimize discomfort. During the procedure, the tooth surface is roughened and given a conditioning liquid to help the bonding material adhere to the tooth.

Our dentist will then apply, mold, and smooth the resin into the desired shape before hardening the material with a light or laser. Once the resin hardens, it is trimmed, shaped, and polished to match the tooth’s surface. The bonding process typically takes one appointment and lasts about 30 to 60 minutes for each tooth.

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Possible Risks of Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is not associated with any major risks. However, there are some potential side effects that patients should be aware of before seeking treatment. Some patients can experience an allergic reaction to the bonding materials , tools, or conditioning liquid used during the dental bonding process.

Although these reactions are rare, patients can visit an allergist before their appointment to test whether they will experience any side effects from the materials. Like any dental procedure, there is also the risk of infection. However, proper cleaning and sterilization will help prevent this from occurring.

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About Us

Sandcreek Dental is a Family-Friendly Dentist Providing Personal Care since 1998 committed to providing quality dental care to families located in Idaho Falls, Ammon and the surrounding areas.


2460 E 25th St.
Idaho Falls, ID 83404

(208) 525-4780